Fiscal and Economic Policy

The Fiscal and Economic Policy Research Division contributes economic, fiscal, and social policy expertise rooted in an understanding of evidence that is more cognizant of heterogeneity and intersectionality, while also being attentive to systems and structures of power, to support inclusive economic growth while advancing and shaping discourse in this area.

Fiscal and Economic Policy consists of several current research projects under several topic areas:

We have a number of funded projects related to these topic areas:

  • BC Basic Income (end date December 31, 2021)
  • GBI in Nunavut (end date June 30, 2023)
  • The role of basic income in the future of Canada’s social safety net (end date December 31, 2022)
  • COVID-19 and user levy revenue in the City of Calgary (end date August 31, 2022)
  • How to improve tax and benefit administration in Canada (end date August 31, 2022)
  • Framework for conflict disclosure for public policy academics
  • Homesharing and short-term rentals: a policy framework (end date April 30, 2022)
  • COVID-19 and the impact on women’s economic activities (end date June 30, 2022)
  • Employment Insurance and birth seasonality in Canada
  • Public Finance in Canada (end date August 31, 2022)
  • Intersectionality and public policy analysis in Canada
  • Marginal Value of Public Funds

We partner with a variety of organization to co-create rigorous and relevant public policy knowledge. If you are interested in discussing potential partnership, please reach out.


Scientific Director, Fiscal and Economic Policy: Dr. Lindsay M. Tedds: lindsay.tedds1@ucalgary.ca


Research Associates, Fiscal and Economic Policy:

Anna Cameron: anna.cameron2@ucalgary.ca
Mukesh Khanal: mukesh.khanal@ucalgary.ca
Gillian Petit: Gillian.schafer@ucalgary.ca


Project Coordinator, Fiscal and Economic Policy: Alexa Atherly: alexa.atherly@ucalgary.ca