Steven Globerman

Almost every government in the world reserves the right to turn down foreign investment. But there is considerable debate about whether Canada’s net benefit test is the most effective screening approach.

Has over-regulation held back the nation’s economic recovery? It’s a claim that politicians -- particularly pro-business conservatives -- periodically make, most recently Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., during a March 10, 2013, appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Johnson’s…

If you’re confused about Canada’s rules with respect to foreign takeovers of Canadian companies, you’re not alone. The recent decisions by the federal government to approve the takeovers of Nexen by China’s state-owned-enterprise (SOE) CNOOC and of Progress Energy by Malaysia’s SOE Petronas…

Obama’s re-election means that Obamacare will be the law of the land. What may surprise Canadians is that this new law will likely require Canadian provincial governments to spend more money on health care.

Western Washington University professor Steven Globerman…

The combination of policy uncertainty and political gridlock in the United States following the 2012 election could harm economic growth in Canada, warns a new series of essays from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian think-tank.

“While Canadians are not allowed to…

Many Canadians will be revelling in President Barack Obama’s inauguration next Monday. Polls showed that Canadians overwhelmingly supported President Obama’s re-election. However, despite such enthusiasm, Obama’s re-election coupled with a divided Congress poses real risks to Canada’s prosperity…

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics has selected Steven Globerman as its 2012 Distinguished Research Fellow.

The Distinguished Research Fellow Award recognizes a tenured faculty member in the College of Business and Economics who has demonstrated…

Ten Western Washington University faculty members from its College of Business and Economics have received 2012 Dennis R. Murphy Faculty Research Awards, and two CBE faculty members received the David Merrifield Faculty Research Award.

This year’s recipients of the Dennis R. Murphy…

In recent years, overseas’ investment initiatives by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) – especially those based in China – have come under critical scrutiny by host governments in North America and Europe. For example, the Chinese National Overseas Oil Company’s (Cnooc) proposed acquisition of…

The recent decision by the federal government to block a proposed takeover of Progress Energy Resources by Petronas, a Malaysian state-owned company, increases the likelihood of a rejection of the pending acquisition of Nexen by CNOOC, a Chinese state-owned oil company. It also follows the…

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