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Research themes

CIRANO plays the role of scientific reference and external expertise for its partners in the independent assessment of new public policies, current programs, and the impacts of those policies and programs. CIRANO’s mandates are geared towards economic issues affecting the public sector with a concern for the development of sound and innovative public policies to address these issues.

Research themes

Demography and Health

Understand and anticipate the impact of current and future changes. Evaluate the impacts of the policies put in place. Use state-of-the-art modeling tools and evaluation methods applied to massive data at the population and program administration level

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Governance and Financial Markets

A wide range of topics related to both capital markets and the governance of both private and public organizations

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Innovation and Digital Transformation

Study the impact of digital transformation on the labour market, the determinants of open innovation, or the impact of the use of artificial intelligence on the competitiveness of Quebec industries

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Sustainable Development and Agri-Food

Brings together researchers interested in carbon pricing, the agriculture and bio-food sector, the circular economy, energy issues, and environmental and climate risk management

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Territories

Brings together researchers working on the issues of the relationship between space and society. Researchers are interested in the development and governance of territories

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World Economy

Focus on the dynamics of companies and territories in a context of strong international integration, as well as their implications for public policy

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