Municipal finance reports
Municipal finance is concerned with the revenues and expenditures of municipalities. These reports address the fiscal imbalance problems facing municipalities in the background of cities’ ever increasing economic importance in today’s evolving federalism in Canada.
Additional special research reports
These research reports are the results of academic exercises in addressing issues concerning municipal governments or Calgary’s regional economy.
Calgary's Economic Performance
Developing a Municipal Price Index
Developing a Municipal Price Index was originally published in the April 2010 edition of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)'s Government Finance Review. This article reviews some of the options available for creating a municipal price index, and for dealing with some of the problems inherent in developing a cost index.
Municipal Finance Simulation Model
The Municipal Finance Simulation Model (MFiSiM) is developed by Corporate Economics, to provide a tool to analyze the impacts of policy decisions and external shocks on The City's finances and service delivery.
How is MFiSiM used?
MFiSiM is an educational tool for a municipality facing change. In general, the model should be used in the municipality's decision making process to allow the analyst/decision-maker to examine various options facing the municipality.
MFiSiM analysis availability
Analysis using MFiSiM is available through Corporate Economics.
MFiSiM has been developed and extended on a previous version of modelling effort of "CIAM – Calgary Impact Assessment Model"
Transit Fare Review
WinSport Economic Impact
These archived periodical or specific reports provide historical information and a valuable review of Calgary’s economic and social issues at the time of writing.
Calgary & Region Socio-Economic Outlook
The Socio-Economic Outlook is no longer published.