Matthew Lau

Adjunct Scholar, Fraser Institute

Matthew Lau is an adjunct scholar at the Fraser Institute and fellow with the Montreal Economic Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. His commentaries on a wide range of issues including fiscal policy, climate change and employment regulations have appeared in major Canadian newspapers including the National Post, Toronto Sun and Vancouver Sun.

Recent Research by Matthew Lau

— May 17, 2022
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Do Budget Deficits Matter?

When is it Appropriate to Run Budget Deficits? and James M. Buchanan and the Political Economy of Debt Financing are two essays in a new series on government deficits that address the federal government’s habit of running deficits, and emphasize lessons pioneered by Nobel-laureate economist James Buchanan on government deficits and the burden on future generations.