economics

Uptick in mining bodes well for the Yukon: Conference Board

Conference Board of Canada is forecasting GDP growth thanks to new mines coming online

 

Whitehorse business closures reflection of changing consumer priorities, WCC says

At least 8 Whitehorse businesses have closed, or announced they were closing, in recent months

 

Groundhog Day meets recycling economics

Also, ‘keynote listener’ is the dumbest new piece of government jargon

 

Bright apps of the big city

Will drone deliveries ever come to the Yukon? Do we even want them to?

  • Jan 4, 2018

Globalization infiltrates the Yukon’s recycling bins

You’re going to have to do a better job sorting your junk or else China won’t take it

  • Dec 14, 2017

What’s next for the financial advisory panel’s recommendations?

We’ll find out in the spring

  • Nov 30, 2017

Silver rules out HST, layoffs and royalty changes

Yukon’s financial advisory panel has released its final report

How low can we go?

Unemployment in the Yukon is low, but the reasons why may indicate problems

  • Oct 20, 2017

The Yukon doesn’t have a revenue problem

A sales tax is a good idea, but only if it’s accompanied by cuts to spending and income tax

  • Sep 28, 2017

You’re in a real-life elasticity experiment

Partisans see what they want to in price signals, but economists are less sure

  • Sep 21, 2017

Silver silent on finance panel recommendation

Slash spending, upper management to save money, KPMA, union say

Financial advisory panel pitches sales tax to help balance Yukon budget

Economists’ favoured method panned by Yukon Party, NDP critics

Campfire statistics on Yukon incomes and cost of living

Living in Whitehorse, surprisingly, isn’t so costly. The communities on the other hand….

  • Jul 27, 2017