AAAE Event - Behavioural Economics at the Canada Revenue Agency

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Wednesday 17 April 2019, 12:00 - 13:45


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WHO: Aaron Rosenberg, Manager of Taxpayer Behaviour at the Canada Revenue Agency’s Innovation Lab in Ottawa

Bio: Aaron Rosenberg joined the Accelerated Business Solutions Lab at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in 2015 to lead its work on behavioural economics. Previously, he was based at the Department of Finance Canada and the Privy Council Office, where he worked to improve the efficiency and fairness of Canadian tax policy. Since joining CRA, Aaron has overseen the application of insights from behavioural economics to increase compliance with Canada’s tax laws and improve service delivery to Canadians. Aaron holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia. He is originally from Winnipeg, proving that anyone can overcome adversity.

WHAT: Behavioural Economics at the Canada Revenue Agency

Description: One of the key assumptions underlying neoclassical economics is that individuals behave rationality in accordance with their preferences. The rise of behavioural economics has challenged this assumption, and insights from this field are increasingly being incorporated into the design of public policy and administration. This presentation will discuss how the Canada Revenue Agency’s innovation lab is adapting principles from behavioural economics to increase tax compliance and improve services for Canadians, the challenges it has faced along the way, and lessons for would-be policymakers.

NOTE MEETING DAY - WHEN: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 Noon to 1:45pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE: Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office, 1701 Hollis St. (Founders Square), 13th Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

COST: Members: $10, Non-Members: $20 (A light lunch will be provided)

CONFERENCE CALL: A Skype and/or teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Monday, April 15th.

Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations and individuals seeking to register after Monday April 15th will be charged a late registration fee of $20. Late registration can be made at the CABE store.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Please mark your calendar for the following AAAE events:

  • May 3: José Dorich, Bank of Canada – “Weakness in Non-Commodity Exports: Demand versus Supply Factors”
  • May 31 (9:30-10:45): Ray Ivany, former President of Acadia University/Consultant – “Five years after OneNS: Progress review and personal reflections
  • June 14: Parisa Mahboubi, C.D. Howe Institute – “Intergenerational Fairness: Will Our Kids Live Better than We Do”
  • July 12: Larry Schembri, Bank of Canada – “Monetary Policy Report, July 2019”, location TBC
  • Aug 16: Paul Lirette, Agriculture Canada – details to follow
Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor
B3J 3M8
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