Tegan Hill

Economist, Fraser Institute

Tegan Hill is an Economist at the Fraser Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Calgary. Ms. Hill’s articles have appeared in major Canadian newspapers including the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Ottawa Citizen. She specializes in government spending, taxation, and debt.

Recent Research by Tegan Hill

— Oct 14, 2021
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Prime Ministers and Government Spending: Updated 2021 Edition

Prime Ministers and Government Spending, Updated 2021 Edition is a new study that analyzes program spending by prime minister since Confederation, and finds that in 2020/21, per-person spending reached $17,121—77.0 per cent higher than the previous highest level of per-person spending, which was recorded in 2019/20. In fact, the current federal government is on track to record the five highest levels of per-person spending in Canadian history.

— Aug 19, 2021
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Repairing Alberta's Heritage Fund for the Long Term

Repairing Alberta's Heritage Fund for the Long Term finds that the Alberta government can learn from Alaska and introduce better rules for the province’s Heritage Fund, which would include inflation-proofing the fund and paying dividends to Alberta residents.

— Aug 5, 2021
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Measuring Progressivity in Canada’s Tax System

Measuring Progressivity in Canada’s Tax System finds that the top 20 per cent of income-earning families pay nearly two-thirds (63.2 per cent) of Canada’s personal income taxes (provincial and federal) and more than half (54.7 per cent) of total taxes including sales and property taxes. Conversely, the bottom 20 per cent of income-earning families pay 1.0 per cent of all personal income taxes and 2.3 per cent of total taxes, due partly to the progressivity of Canada’s tax system where the share of taxes paid typically increases as incomes rise.