Workshop: The Contributions of Experimental Economics to the Analysis of Organizations and Public Policies


Wednesday 23 Oct 2019
From 1PM To 3:30PM

A series of three presentations by CIRANO researchers illustrated the contributions of experimental economics in different sectors including portfolio management, tax evasion and employment discrimination.

Charles Bellemare

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2004, Charles Bellemare is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval. He is also a member of Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative (DEPPI).

Holding a Ph.D. in Enonomics from CentER, Tilburg University, his research interests focus on the study of the economic performance of immigrants, microeconometric methods and behavioural and experimental economics.

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Brahim Boudarbat

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2004, Brahim Boudarbat is Full Professor in the School of Industrial Relations of the Université de Montréal. He is also Director of the Observatoire de la Francophonie économique de l'Université de Montréal, a Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and a member of the Expert Committee of the Labour Market Information Council.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Université de Montréal, he is interested in issues related to immigration, post-secondary education, income inequality and working conditions of Canadians. In particular, his research interests and work focus on the integration of immigrants into the labour market in Quebec and Canada, career choices by young Canadians, income distribution, income gaps between men and women, the return on education, overqualification in the job, the use of languages at work and their remuneration in Quebec, the brain drain, indicators of job quality. He is also interested in the education and vocational training systems and youth employment in Morocco.

Brahim Boudarbat is the author of numerous articles and reports on the labour market. He has conducted studies for several organizations, including the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, Emploi-Québec, the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (Quebec) and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. He also participated in the drafting of the 2016 Arab Human Development Report for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Prior to his current position, Brahim Boudarbat was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He was also Director of the Data Centre of the Université de Montréal, a member organization of the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS). From 1991 to 1998, Brahim Boudarbat was responsible for employment policies and the monitoring of the professional integration of graduates within the Ministry of Vocational Training in Morocco.

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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 Intelligence 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).

Holding 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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Sabine Kröger

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, Sabine Kröger is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval. She is a member of Centre de recherche sur les risques, les enjeux économiques et politiques publiques (CRREP) and of Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative (DEPPI), a joint research initiative of CRREP and of Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS). She is also Founder and Director of the Laboratoire d'Économie Expérimentale de l'Université Laval (LEEL).

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from CentER, Tilburg University, her research interests are experimental economics, behavioral economics, subjective expectations and social preferences.

Sabine Kröger studies decision making under uncertainty and how "human traits" such as social preferences, social norms and cognitive shortcuts affect the decision-making process. In her research, she uses a combination of standard and innovative economic techniques. In particular, she is one of the pioneers in the use of Internet surveys to conduct economic experiments with representative samples of a population.

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Claude Montmarquette

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow from 1994 to 2021, Claude Montmarquette was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, he held the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Chair in Experimental Economics at the Université de Montréal and was President and CEO of CIRANO for more than seven years.

Over the course of his career, Professor Montmarquette has been a visiting professor at several universities. He has chaired and participated in numerous committees for the Government of Quebec and has served on many others, both nationally and internationally. He was an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1998) and a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal the same year. Claude Montmarquette received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill University in 2013. In 2016, he was appointed Commander of the Order of Montreal. In 2019, he was named an Officer of the Ordre National du Québec and received the Gérard Parizeau Prize for his work in educational economics.

He is the author or editor of 11 books, 90 scientific articles, and more than 60 public policy papers.

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12:00 - 12:55
Welcome and lunch
12:55 - 13:00
Welcome remarks
13:00 - 13:45
Tax Complexity and Tax Evasion: Experimental Study Using Quebec Tax Forms
13:45 - 14:30
Portfolio Management and Predisposition to Ignore Correlation: An Experimental Analysis
14:30 - 15:15
Employment Discrimination against Maghrebians: Results of an Experimental Approach
15:15 - 15:30
Concluding remarks


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