Robert L. (Bob) Ascah

Economics

Robert L. (Bob) Ascah

Robert L. (Bob) Ascah is a research fellow at The Parkland Institute, University of Alberta.

Recent Blog Posts By Robert L. (Bob) Ascah

Despite soaring profits, oil companies are not paying enough for their environmental damage

Oilsands producers are spending their windfall on buybacks and debt reduction rather than reinvestment, with implications for Alberta economy, taxation

A provincial sales tax is the solution to Alberta’s fiscal roller-coaster

The Alberta tax advantage is really an acceptance of the boom and bust cycle

The Big Four oilsands companies’ influence threatens Alberta democracy, argues political scientist

A close look at the revenue and tax paid by the Big Four oil producers in Alberta

Alberta oilpatch may face lending crunch as financial regulators worry about the risks of climate change

Banks, lenders will be less keen to lend to the oilsands, says Alberta economist