CIRANO Pole on Modeling of the Quebec economy


A centre bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field to promote exchanges between government modelers (primarily from the Ministry of Finance - MFQ, but also from other ministries or organizations such as the Institut de la statistique du Québec - ISQ), CIRANO and others, with a view to enabling researchers to better understand the needs of the government and users of government models to identify which models (existing or to be developed) would meet their needs:

  • Take stock and assess the strengths and limitations of existing models, both in government, CIRANO and others;
  • Monitor best practices in international modelling;
  • Support the government to help it make its modeling choices (model types, programming language, etc.) according to its specific needs;
  • Promote the transfer of modelling expertise to government personnel;
  • Support the continuous improvement of existing models;
  • Develop new models for the Government and/or CIRANO.


See the scientific programming


Researcher in charge

Research programming

Researcher in charge

Modeling Pole

Research sector responsibles

Modeling Pole


CIRANO Researcher
École nationale d'administration publique (ÉNAP)
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
CIRANO Associate Researcher
Yale School of Management
Student (M.Sc.)
Université de Sherbrooke
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Vice-President Strategy and Government Relations
HEC Montréal
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Université Laval
CIRANO Researcher
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Student (Ph.D.)
École nationale d'administration publique (ÉNAP)

CIRANO projects

Ongoing projects

MEGBEC model transfer project

André Lemelin, Dalibor Stevanovic, Véronique Robichaud

Risk scenarios and macroeconomic forecasts

Kevin Moran, Dalibor Stevanovic


Completed projects

Workforce modelling in the health and education sectors

Modélisation des effectifs dans les secteurs de la santé et de l’éducation - Publié le August 3, 2021

Catherine Haeck, Marie Connolly

Education, Health, Human Capital, Human Resources

Model for estimating the impact of public infrastructure investments on the Quebec economy

Yves Richelle, Dalibor Stevanovic

Infrastructures, Simulation

Nowcasting economic activity in Quebec using "Google Trends" data

Analyse du marché du travail à l’aide des données de Google Trends - Publié le August 2, 2021

Dalibor Stevanovic

Information technology economy

Impacts of COVID-19 on Quebec's public finances and possible solutions

La pandémie de COVID-19 et ses effets sur les finances publiques du gouvernement du Québec 2020-2035 - Publié le October 26, 2020

Pierre-Carl Michaud, Raquel Fonseca, Bertrand Achou

Public Finance