January 2018 Newsletter
 Tuesday, January 30, 2018
In the spirit of the current Year of Education and to commemorate the launch of the book Le Québec économique 7: Éducation et capital humain—compiled under the direction of Marcelin Joanis (professor at Polytechnique Montréal and CIRANO Vice President) and Claude Montmarquette (Emeritus professor and CIRANO fellow)—CIRANO will host an event bringing together the authors of the book and stakeholders from the sector to explore the challenges Quebec’s education system is facing today.
Program and registration
CIRANO and climate change

On the occasion of the 7th Ouranos Symposium, short videos targeted at a general audience were recorded to showcase the broad range of activities and perspectives on the ground as well as the diversity of the actors. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (professor at Polytechnique Montréal and CIRANO’s President and Chief Executive Officer) was one of 12 people interviewed.
“L’officialisation d’une “dette climat” inciterait les Etats à ne plus se contenter de beaux discours” Justin Leroux, professor at HEC Montréal and CIRANO fellow, coauthored an op-ed piece in the newspaper Le Monde dealing with climate policy two years after the Paris Accord.
Overview of the text (French only)   in
Launch of the activities of Avant-Garde@CIRANO’s new class of 2018
Avant-Garde@CIRANO is a series of seminars on an annual theme addressed to a group of young leaders. The theme focuses on an opportunity or a challenge facing 21st century societies. This will be the 3rd cohort. In 2018 the theme will be education.
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BOURSTAD Stock Market Challenge 2018 – Launch of the registration campaign
On January 10, 2018, CIRANO and its main partner in this activity, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), launched the registration campaign for the 31st edition of the BOURSTAD Stock Market Challenge. This year, under the patronage of Mr. Louis Lévesque (Chief Executive Officer of Finance Montréal), participants in the BOURSTAD Stock Market Challenge manage a virtual portfolio of $200 000 which they invest in various financial instruments.
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A new CIRANO study on the potential impact of non-quota production for sectors under supply management
In this report, Patrick Mundler, professor at Université Laval and CIRANO fellow, strives to provide various stakeholders with some insights and analyses regarding the potential impacts of increasing non-quota production of supply managed commodities in Quebec (poultry, eggs, and milk).
Read the report (French only)   in
Read the executive summary   in
A CIRANO fellow, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, is the new president-elect of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR)
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Expert Committee on Guaranteed Minimum Income
Dorothée Boccanfuso, professor at Université de Sherbrooke and CIRANO Fellow, presided over the Government of Quebec’s Expert Committee on Guaranteed Minimum Income. She was assisted by two experts in the field of governmental income-support policy: Jean-Michel Cousineau (professor at Université de Montréal) and Raquel Fonseca (professor at UQAM and CIRANO fellow).
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Upcoming events
Conference “Le marché du carbone québécois et l’approche fédérale de tarification du carbone: équivalence et enjeux de coordination”
 Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. (lunch served at 12 p.m.)
Pierre-Olivier Pineau, full professor at HEC Montréal and CIRANO fellow, will present the key findings of his latest research project published by CIRANO “Équivalence du système de plafonnement et d’échange de droits d’émission de GES au Québec (SPEDE) avec les exigences du fédéral en termes de tarification du carbone.”
Information and registration
Leadership Forum “Challenges and Opportunities for Quebec’s Food Industry: Let’s Take the Lead Together”
Organized by CIRANO and NSF International in collaboration with the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ)
 Thursday, February 1, 2018
A one-day conference to prepare for the major changes ahead and transform new trends in the agri-food sector into opportunities through testimonials from industry experts and researchers. A unique encounter you won’t want to miss.
Program and registration
A look back on our events
You have a project?
First consider social acceptability!

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin chaired the 6ème conférence Acceptabilité sociale, presented by Événements Les Affaires in Montreal last November 29.
A look back in Les Affaires (French only)   in
Online presentation (French only)   in
CIRANO partnered with the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change to organize a workshop in Montreal under the heading Facing Demographic Change in a Challenging Economic Environment. This event assembled speakers from across North American and further afield, welcomed by professors Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montréal), Raquel Fonseca (ESG UQAM and CIRANO fellow), and Kevin Moran (Université Laval and CIRANO fellow), as well as some forty other participants, mostly representing academia and governments.
Presentations available online   in
Latest publications
New scientific publications

The Rise of Economics in Competition Policy: A Canadian Perspective (Marcel Boyer, Thomas W. Ross and Ralph A. Winter)
Employment Adjustment and Part-time Work: Lessons from the United States and the United Kingdom (Daniel Borowczyk-Martins and Etienne Lalé)
The Effect of ICT on Supply Chains of Emerging Markets (Ira Haavisto and Alain Vaillancourt)
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