In his report, Checking the Math on Childcare, commissioned by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), Ian Munro cautions Canadians about promises for a federal childcare program.
Ian Munro, an independent economic and public policy analyst and AIMS author, discusses the results of his most recent study looking into PEI's golf tourism strategy: "After the turn of the millennium, the golf boom crashed, tourism traffic dropped and the provincially owned courses began to bleed red ink."
Ian Munro, an independent public policy analyst born on Prince Edward Island (PEI), argues in this paper that PEI's efforts to bolster tourism on the Island using the golf industry have largely failed. He insists that the government made “tactical errors” and that it “relied on simplistic projections, while failing to consider risks and alternative scenarios.”
This paper, Crisis? What Crisis?, written by Ian Munro, examines the widely held view that there is a shortage of child care spaces in Nova Scotia. Munro provides a basic analysis of the supply-demand balance for child care spaces in Nova Scotia.
Communications consultant and former AIMS research director Ian Munro explores the antiquated rules that govern Canada's communications sector. He calls for a complete overhaul and makes strong recommendations on how to bring the regulatory regime into the 21st century.
This paper suggests that Canadian governments build on the existing auction model for wireless communications licences. Among the recommendations, the paper concludes governments should embrace auctions as the means of allocating other assets, such as timber rights, drilling rights, and broadcasting licences.