Media Advisory - Should Alberta be trying to create more value-added industries rather than simply exporting our raw goods?

CALGARY, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The School of Public Policy will release a new report by Trevor Tombe that, perhaps for the first time, analyzes with hard data the case for whether Alberta should be trying to create more value-added industries rather than simply exporting our raw goods.  

Politicians across Canada take it for granted that there is economic benefit in developing so-called "value added" industries and jobs. They argue that turning raw materials into finished goods creates more value and better jobs than simply extracting and exporting raw materials. The report will show that understanding to be simplistic, and even just plain wrong.

WHAT

Media release of Better Off Dead: "Value Added" in Economic Policy Debates

WHEN

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. Breakfast & presentation - 8:00 a.m.  


Press conference - 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:          

Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Alberta Ballroom, 133 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3

 

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Media contact: Morten Paulsen, morten.paulsen2@ucalgary.ca, 403.399.3377

RELATED LINKS
http://www.ucalgary.ca/policystudies/

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