March 2018 Newsletter
In terms of equity and efficiency, do the transfer programs to municipalities from the Government of Quebec generate the expected benefits?

Jean-Philippe Meloche and François Vaillancourt presented the prominent facts of their latest CIRANO report « Adéquation des transferts aux besoins des municipalités. Quelques réflexions sur les enjeux d’équité et d’efficacité », published on February 23rd (Co-authors: Stephanie Boulenger and Brigitte Milord).

The report shows that the transfers to municipalities are coherent with the Quebec Government national policies. In spite of differences in resources and needs between municipalities, the actual system of adjustment seems adequate to satisfy the expectations in terms of equity. It seems that a complex problem exists though at the level of the transfers to the municipalities.
Presentation and Report (French only)
Catherine Beaudry nominated as administrator of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
tw Catherine Beaudry, Full Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, CIRANO fellow and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Creation, Development and the Commercialization of Innovation, was nominated on February 14, 2018.
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Some CIRANO researchers are participating in the project Le climat, l’État et nous
tw Marcelin Joanis and Luc Godbout are part of the expert’s committee that supports the project Le climat, l’État et nous.
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Two CIRANO fellows invited as international experts at the workshop on Impact Assessment organized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
tw Catherine Beaudry and Pierre Mohnen were invited to participate in a workshop of international experts on using econometric approaches to evaluate business support organized by our partner Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada in collaboration with Statistics Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat.
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The impact of Catherine Haeck and Pierre Lefebvre’s work on nutritional prevention programs effects
tw Based on the results of a study conducted by Catherine Haeck, CIRANO fellow, and Pierre Lefebvre, both Professors of Economics at Université du Québec à Montréal, the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux granted the Fondation OLO funding of 4.25 million over five years.
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A new CIRANO study on the potential impacts of teleworking in Quebec
tw Georges Tanguay and Ugo Lachapelle, both CIRANO fellows and Professors at Université du Québec à Montréal, aim at establishing the characteristics of Quebec’s teleworkers and at evaluating certain potential impacts of such kind of work on commuting behavior, on health and on working hours.
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What are the private and social benefits of university level education?
tw An answer to that question is offered in the chapter co-written by Pouya Ebrahimi, Anabelle Fortin, Brigitte Milord and François Vaillancourt published in Le Québec économique 7.
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State of disparities in earnings between parents and women and men without children in Quebec and in the rest of Canada
 Monday, March 19, 2018
Marie-Mélanie Fontaine et Catherine Haeck will present the results of this CIRANO report to be published on March 19th 2018. Co-author: Marie Connolly. The presentation will be in French.
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Non-GAAP Performance Reporting and Financial Markets: Information, Deception or Confusion?
 Wednesday, March 21, 2018
CIRANO Seminar organized jointly with the Desjardins Centre for Business Finance Innovation and the S.A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance of Concordia University, which is held by Michel Magnan, Full Professor and CIRANO fellow, and the ESG-UQAM Corporate Reporting Chair.
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Third meeting of Avant-Garde@CIRANO’s class of 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Avant-Garde@CIRANO’s class of 2018 will explore the theme: “The education system of tomorrow: Some possible solutions”.
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The Director of the Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives at CIRANO
Vendredi 23 mars 2018
Pascal François, Full Professor at the Department of Finance of HEC Montréal, Director of the Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and derivatives (IFSID) and Visiting Professor at CIRANO in Autumn 2017, will present his article entitled « Comoment Risk in Corporate Bond Yields and Return ».
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CIRANO-CIREQ Applied Economics Conference
Friday, April 6, 2018
Organized by Catherine Haeck (UQAM, CIRANO), Erin Strumpf (McGill University, CIRANO) and Tuba Tuncel (HEC Montréal), the Conference will take place on April 6th at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec. This Conference falls under the CIRANO’s annual topic: education.
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CEO Seminar with Pierre Boivin (Claridge Inc.)
Monday, April 9, 2018
tw Under the theme From Montreal Canadiens to Claridge to Artificial Intelligence: Career of an atypical leader, Mr Pierre Boivin, President and CEO of Claridge Inc., will come share his background and experience as well as the motivations that led him to get involved more recently in the field of artificial intelligence. The presentation will be followed by a networking cocktail. By invitation only.
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A measure of benefits of projects in information technology
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Simon Bourdeau (UQAM et CIRANO), Pierre Hadaya (UQAM) et Philippe Marchildon (UQAM) will present the results of this CIRANO report to be published on April 10th 2018. The presentation will be in French.
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Project Reports
Adéquation des transferts aux besoins des municipalités : Quelques réflexions sur les enjeux d’équité et d’efficacité (Stéphanie Boulenger, Jean-Philippe Meloche, Brigitte Milord et François Vaillancourt)
Impacts potentiels du télétravail sur les comportements en transport, la santé et les heures travaillées au Québec (Georges A. Tanguay, Ugo Lachapelle)
Working Papers
The Logic of Collective Action Revisited (Jeannette Brosig-Koch, Timo Heinrich, Heike Hennig-Schmidt, Claudia Keser, Joachim Weimann)
Three Decades of IPO Markets in Canada: Evolution, Risk and Return (Cécile Carpentier, Jean-Marc Suret)
Innovation in Humanitarian Supply Chains: A Systematic Review (Nezih Altay, Graham Heaslip, Gyöngyi Kovács, Karen Spens, Peter Tatham et Alain Vaillancourt)
All Publications