CIRANO Pole on Modeling


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

CIRANO projects

Ongoing projects

MEGBEC model transfer project

André Lemelin, Dalibor Stevanovic, Véronique Robichaud

Workforce modelling in the health and education sectors

Catherine Haeck, Marie Connolly

Education, Health, Human Capital, Human Resources, Demography

Nowcasting economic activity in Quebec using "Google Trends" data

Dalibor Stevanovic

Information technology economy

Completed projects

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

Yves Richelle, Henri Thibaudin, Dalibor Stevanovic

Infrastructures, Simulation

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, Demography

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