Policy report

Quantifying trade secret theft: policy implications

Trade secret theft is estimated to cost hundreds of billions of dollars annually. As a result, governments worldwide are developing legislation to mitigate these losses. This paper looks at the growing importance of trade secrets globally, corporations’ responsibilities to protect their trade secrets, and how...
Briefing paper

World Trade Organization 2.0: reforming multilateral trade rules for the digital age

This paper argues that the rules-based framework, as instantiated in rules established under the World Trade Organization (WTO), is not equipped to address the issues that are emerging under the technological conditions generated by the digital transformation.
Briefing paper

The data-driven economy: implications for Canada’s economic strategy

This paper outlines several features of the data-driven economy that have a significant impact on economic policy frameworks.