Ergete Ferede

Associate Professor of Economics, MacEwan University

Ergete Ferede is an Associate Professor of Economics at MacEwan University. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Alberta. His research focuses on taxation policy and intergovernmental grants. He also conducts research on the efficiency costs of taxes and the effects of taxes on various economic activities. His research has been published in National Tax Journal, International Tax and Public Finance, Small Business Economics, Public Finance Review etc.

Recent Research by Ergete Ferede

— Aug 6, 2020
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Who Bears the Burden of British Columbia’s Employer Health Tax?

Who Bears the Burden of British Columbia’s Employer Health Tax? Finds that B.C.’s new “health tax,” which essentially replaced the province’s Medical Services Plan (MSP), will cost the average worker nearly $3,000 per year in foregone wages.

— Jul 14, 2020
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The Revenue Effects of Rescinding Ontario's Tax Rate Hike on High-Income Earners

The Revenue Effects of Rescinding Ontario’s Tax Rate Hike on High-income Earners finds that lowering the province’s top personal income tax rate from the current 20.53 per cent back to 17.41 per cent—where it was prior to a so-called “temporary” rate hike in 2012—would only cost the government $26 million in the first year in foregone tax revenues, thanks to increased economic activity. And lowering the province’s top personal income tax rate would significantly increase Ontario’s attractiveness for investment, entrepreneurs and high-skilled workers.

— Jun 25, 2019
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Revenue Effects of Tax Rate Increases on High-Income Earners

Revenue Effects of Tax Rate Increases on High-income Earners spotlights the federal government’s top personal income tax rate increase (from 29 per cent to 33 per cent), which took effect in 2016. And compares the effects of the tax increase on federal government revenue based on two scenarios—if there were no behavioural responses from taxpayers and if taxpayers responded by changing their behaviour.