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APRC Policy Research Workshop 2017

March 16, 2017

On March 16th and 17th, 2017, the APRC held its second annual research workshop at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, ON. Attended by academic, industry stakeholders, and policy-makers, the workshop featured research presentations by APRC researchers and plenary presentations by international guests.

The presentations from the workshop are listed below and available for download:

Greig Mordue, McMaster University: “Electricity Pricing in Ontario and its Effect on Competitiveness: An Automotive Manfufacturing Case Study.

Peter Warrian, University of Toronto: “A Profile of the Global Auto Industry: Innovation and Dynamics.”

John Holmes, Queen’s University and Brendan Sweeney, APRC: “Educating Donald: the Integrated North American Automotive Industry.

Brendan Sweeney, APRC: “Wages and Earnings in Ontario’s Unionized Automotive Parts Manufacturing Industry, 2007-2016.

Mathieu Dupuis, Cornell University: “Insourcing in the North American Auto Industry: Causes and Consequences.

Tod Rutherford, Syracuse Univesrity and Lorenzo Frangi, Université du Québec à Montréal: “High Involvement Work Systems in Canadian Automotive Plants: Voice Mechanisms and their Consequences.”

Simon Burru, PRISM Economics and Ken Delaney, APRC: “The Effect of Exchange Rate Fluctuations on Canada’s Auto Industry.”

Jeffrey Carey, Queen’s University: “Disruptive Technologies and Firm Upgrading Strategies in the Canadian Automotive Supply Chain.

Elena Goracinova and David Wolfe, University of Toronto: “Regional Resilience and Ontario’s Automotive Cluster: It’s Future in the Digital Age.”

Stephanie Tombari, University of Guelph: “Towards Sustainable Automobility? Green Industrial Policy in Ontario and Michigan.

David Hudson and David Moloney (Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing): “Trillium Network: Overview, Update, and Geo-Mapping Program.”

Peter Wells, Cardiff University: “Brexit, the UK Auto Industry, and the End of Policy.”

Kristin Dziczek, Center for Automotive Research (Ann Arbor): “Impact of Potential U.S. Trade and Tax Policy Changes on Automotive Trade within the Great Lakes Region.


March 16, 2017