Ergete Ferede

Professor of Economics, MacEwan University

Ergete Ferede is Professor of Economics at MacEwan University in Edmonton, where he has held an academic appointment since 2006. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Alberta. He has previously taught at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), University of Alberta, and University of Windsor. Dr. Ferede has been actively engaged in research on taxation policy and intergovernmental grants. He also conducts research on the efficiency costs of taxes, the effects of taxes on various economic activities, corporate income-tax policy, and tax reform. His research has been published in the National Tax Journal, International Tax and Public Finance, Small Business Economics, and Public Finance Review.

Recent Research by Ergete Ferede

— Jul 7, 2022
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The Fiscal Costs of Debt-Financed Government Spending

The Fiscal Costs of Debt-Financed Government Spending is a new study that finds debt-financed government spending has real economic costs, even when interest rates are very low, including slower economic growth, lower private sector incomes, and spending cuts and/or tax increases by government to stabilize debt levels.

— Apr 26, 2022
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What Are the Economic Costs of Raising Revenue by the Canadian Federal Government?

What Are the Economic Costs of Raising Revenue by the Canadian Federal Government? finds that for every additional ($1) dollar of personal income tax revenue collected by the federal government, $2.86 is lost in economic activity because of less investment, less entrepreneurship, less spending and other behavioural changes that shrink the tax base.

— Jul 20, 2021
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What Happens If Alberta Returns to the Flat Tax System?

What Happens If Alberta Returns to the Flat Tax System? find that the Alberta government can reinstate a 10 per cent single-rate personal income tax and restore the “Alberta Tax Advantage” while incurring only a modest loss in revenue.