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and members of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) provided key comments that dramatically improved the paper. Much more than is usually the case, this paper was dramatically overhauled in response to the creative input from two anonymous referees. Many members of Statistics Canada provided advice on data issues including Richard Barnabé am(More)
The first phase of the conceptual modeling process is the acquisition of knowledge about the real world system. One issue in this phase is the need for clear communication, between the modeler, and experts on the system being examined. These domain experts may not be versed in modeling techniques or languages. Another issue is the potential benefit offered(More)
the FOCUS macroeconomic model of the University of Toronto to estimate the impact of a 100,000 per year increase in immigration over a ten-year period starting in 2012. The methodology relies on microeconomic information, much of which is dated, from earlier studies of the impact of immigration in Canada and other countries to gauge the microeconomic impact(More)
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