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The Fraser Institute: New Report Measuring Economic Cost of Policy Uncertainty in Canada and U.S. Coming Thursday, February 7

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- The Fraser Institute will release a new report measuring economic policy uncertainty in Canada and the United States on Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

"Economic policy uncertainty can lead to businesses postponing hiring or investing and consumers delaying major spending decisions," writes Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University professor of economics and author of Killing the Economic Engine: Is Policy Uncertainty Stalling U.S. and Canadian Economic Growth?

The report measures the short- and long-term economic consequences resulting from policy uncertainty.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, February 7.

The full report will also be available as a free PDF download at

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