The $100-billion question: Canada's internal trade barriers

Join researcher Trevor Tombe in this webinar as he explores:

  • The size and scope of Canada's internal trade barriers, uncovered as Tombe and co-researcher Lukas Albrecht exploited unique Canadian data and modern trade research techniques.
  • The data, techniques, and results behind these critical issues facing researchers, policy makers, and everyday Canadians alike.
  • Available policy options, including Australia's gold-standard adoption of mutual recognition between regions.


Recorded June 16, 2016

Trevor Tombe

Trevor Tombe, assistant professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Published research papers

Internal Trade, Productivity, and Interconnected Industries: A Quantitative Analysis (with Lukas Albrecht), Canadian Journal of Economics 49 (1), February 2016.

Environmental Policy and Misallocation: The Productivity Effect of Intensity Standards (with Jennifer Winter), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 72: 137-163, July 2015.

Suzanne Curtin

Suzanne Curtin, associate professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary


Archer, S.L., & Curtin, S. (accepted). Nine-month-olds use frequency of onset clusters to segment novel words. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Vukatana, E., Curtin, S., Graham, S.A. (accepted). Infants’ acceptance of phonotactically illegal word forms as object labels. Journal of Child Language.



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