Addressing Canada’s Billion Dollar Tax Gap with Analytics

A new study from the Conference Board of Canada gives our first estimates of the total size of the tax gap, and the news isn’t good.  At a minimum, it’s an $8.9 Billion hole, but may be as high as $47.8 Billion annually, or nearly half a trillion dollars every decade.  Comparing that to the...

The Ethics of Influence

As understanding of social behaviour increases through intensified research, many government executives are learning about the art of nudging. Governments are establishing nudge units to encourage the citizenry to adopt desired behaviours and, less formally, ministries are trying other routes than laws and regulations to get results....