University of British Columbia business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on the possible U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Thomas Davidoff, Sauder School of Business
- Economic and business implications
“If a shutdown was to continue, the government will run out of cash and would have to stop honouring debts by roughly mid-October,” says Davidoff in a UBC News Q&A. “That’s a form of uncertainty that the world has not seen.”
Marit Rehavi, Dept. of Economics
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- U.S. economy, health care, Canadian impacts
Werner Antweiler, Sauder School of Business
- Impacts of the possible shutdown (U.S., Canada and globally)
- Policy options to fix the stalemate
“A shutdown would directly impact Canadian companies with U.S. government contracts,” says Antweiler. “The uncertainty of a shutdown would also have indirect implications on the global economy through the financial markets and business investment and trade decisions.”
Paul Quirk, Dept. of Political Science
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