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External Activity: 87th Congress of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)

CIRANO-QICSS Conference: Data Access: A Pillar for Informed Public Policy

Université du Québec en Outaouais

Monday 27 May 2019
From 9AM To 4:30PM

Conference organized as part of the 87th ACFAS Congress hold from May 27 to 31, 2019 in Gatineau

 

Access to data is an essential pillar in the development and implementation of public policies. In Quebec, as elsewhere, the challenges in health, education, employment or innovation are enormous, and access to relevant data is crucial. The data exists, but is it made accessible and used optimally?

This conference, organized by the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and the Quebec inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS), shed new light on the importance of access to quality data to inform public policy decision-making. This conference brought together experts from the academic and research communities within public administrations, but also key players in public policy decision-making, to offer critical and strategic reflection on these important issues.

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Full Professor at Polytechnique Montréal and CEO of CIRANO, Benoit Dostie, Professor at HEC Montréal, CIRANO Fellow and Academic Director of the QICSS, and Carole Vincent, Economist, Coordinator of Strategic Planning at the QICSS, were responsible for this conference.

 

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Jimmy Baulne

Institut de la statistique du Québec

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Roxane Borgès Da Silva

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2015, responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Efficiency of Health Services and Policies and Main Researcher of the theme Demography and Health, Roxane Borgès Da Silva is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Evaluation and Health Policy at the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal.

Holder of a Ph.D. in Health Administration from the Université de Montréal, her research interests focus on the analysis and evaluation of health service organization and the development of performance and quality indicators. She is particularly interested in the evolution of the organization of front-line services and its effects on the use of population health services. She is also interested in the effects of health policies related to the organization of health services, professional practices and collaborations.

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Abel Brodeur

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa

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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2003, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO since 2016, has been leading the Baromètre CIRANO project on risk perception in Quebec, which annually collects data on Quebecers' concerns on 47 social issues since 2011, is responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Innovation and AI and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. She is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and an associate researcher at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

Holder of a Ph.D. in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École normale supérieure de Cachan, her research interests focus on risk management and decision-making in different risks and uncertainty contexts as well as public policies. Her research combines economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, survey data analysis, and more recently massive unstructured data analysis.

In 2008 she created the RISQH network to raise awareness and share experiences on risks management, and patient safety and quality of care in health care facilities.

She participated in the creation of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI.

She is also co-PI of the "Monitoring and Surveys" function at the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.

She has published numerous scientific articles, several books and more than 30 reports for government and other organizations. She has given more than a hundred conferences and is regularly solicited to speak in the media.

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Mylène Deschenes

Director of Ethical and Legal Affairs, Fonds de recherche du Québec

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Benoit Dostie

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2001, responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Innovation and AI and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation, Benoît Dostie is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal and Academic Director of the Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS).

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, his research interests are labour economics and applied econometrics.

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Jean-Yves Duclos

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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Yves Gingras

Director General of Evaluation, Employment and Social Development Canada

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Ron Gravel

Statistics Canada

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Catherine Haeck

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2011, Main Researcher of the theme Skills, Catherine Haeck is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is also director of the CIQSS-UQAM-INRS Laboratory, a visiting researcher at the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS), a member of the Human Capital Research Group, a member of the Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment and researcher affiliated with the Education Policy Research Initiative.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, her research focuses on the human capital development of children and youth. She has written about universal childcare, prenatal nutrition programs, parental leave reforms, and school reforms. Her current research focuses on the impact of class size reduction on student outcomes, and also the impacts of universal childcare on household expenditures. She also studies the geographical and temporal evolution of intergenerational mobility in Canada compared to the United States with an aim to better understand the causal relationship between education and mobility.

She has published in several major economic and human capital journals, in addition to having received more than $9M in research grants since 2014 (including SSHRC and FRQSC).

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Guy Lacroix

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1994, Guy Lacroix is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université Laval.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Laval, Guy Lacroix specializes in labour economics, applied econometrics and the economics of health. His research work looks at the relationships between income security policy and individuals' behaviour on the labour market, and at measuring the effectiveness of job re-entry policy for individuals with little schooling.

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Ghyslaine Neill

Institut de la statistique du Québec

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Pierre Therrien

Director, Economic Research, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Carole Vincent

Coordinator of Strategic Planning, Quebec inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS)

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Program

9:00 - 9:05
Welcoming remarks
9:05 - 10:00
Opening Conference - For a better access to data
Mylène Deschenes
10:00 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 11:00
Analysis of innovation support programs: into a new era through better access to data
Pierre Therrien
11:00 - 11:30
Statistics Canada's Population Health Data Centre: A key partner in health information
Ron Gravel
11:30 - 12:00
Public Policy and Statistics: An overview of the survey programs of the Institut de la statistique du Québec in response to the needs of the Government of Quebec
Ghyslaine Neill
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:30
Keynote Address: Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Jean-Yves Duclos
13:30 - 13:50
The relationship between class size and the cognitive and behavioural skills of kindergarten children
13:50 - 14:10
The effects of prison-based training on criminal recidivism
14:10 - 14:30
Public policy and transparency in research
Abel Brodeur
14:30 - 14:50
Health: what data are available?
14:50 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:30 - 16:30
Panel - Facilitating access to data: how and for what purposes?
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Jimmy Baulne, Benoit Dostie, Yves Gingras
16:30 - 16:30
Closing remarks

Location


101 Rue Saint-Jean-Bosco, Gatineau, QC J8Y 3G5, Canada

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