April 2018 Newsletter
March 19, 2018: Is there an income gap between mothers and childless women in Canada and Quebec?

Marie Connolly, Marie Mélanie Fontaine, and Catherine Haeck presented key findings from their CIRANO report “State of disparities in earnings between parents and women and men without children in Quebec and in the rest of Canada”, published March 19.

• Are there penalties associated with maternity or paternity?
• Does the impact of these penalties vary across different groups of women?
• Is there a correlation between province of residence (Quebec vs. the rest of Canada) and the magnitude of the maternity penalty?
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April 6, 2018: CIRANO-CIREQ Applied Economics Conference

To commemorate CIRANO’s year of education, CIRANO and CIREQ jointly organized a seminar with guest researchers from Statistics Canada and several universities. Catherine Haeck (UQAM, CIRANO), Erin Strumpf (McGill University, CIRANO), and Tuba Tuncel (HEC Montréal) were co-organizers of the conference.
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9 avril 2018 : Séminaire de PDG avec Pierre Boivin

"From Montreal Canadiens to Claridge to Artificial Intelligence: Career of an atypical leader", Mr Pierre Boivin, President and CEO of Claridge Inc. and co-president of the Steering Committee for the Creation of a Quebec Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cluster came to talk about the AI Cluster project—a unique opportunity to seize as a society and some major hurdles to overcome.
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April 10, 2018: What are the benefits of information technology projects?

Simon Bourdeau (UQAM and CIRANO), Pierre Hadaya (UQAM), and Philippe Marchildon (UQAM) presented highlights from their CIRANO report “A measure of benefits of projects in information technology”, published April 10, 2018.

What organizational benefits accrue from investments in IT? What are the key performance indicators allowing these organizational benefits to be measured?
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CIRANO present at the unveiling of Quebec’s bio-food policy: Three of the nine consulted experts are fellows from CIRANO

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin and Ingrid Peignier participated in the unveiling of Quebec’s 2018–2025 bio-food policy at the Quinn farm. CIRANO was present at the three preparatory workshops as well as at the Food Summit organized by MAPAQ. Three CIRANO researchers, JoAnne Labreque, Maurice Doyon, and Patrick Mundler, were among the nine invited experts.
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Two CIRANO researchers, Peter F. Christoffersen and Markus Poschke, recipients of the Bank of Canada 2018 Fellowship and Governor’s Awards
Congratulations to both of these CIRANO Fellows!
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Lyne Sauvageau, Board member, appointed president of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS)
Lyne Sauvageau, vice-president of academics and research at the Université du Québec and member of CIRANO’s Board of Directors, was appointed President of ACFAS for a two-year term.
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Thierry Warin invited to talk about the future of the European Union to the Association des économistes québécois (ASDEQ)
Last April 6, Thierry Warin, CIRANO fellow and associate professor in the Département d’affaires internationales at HEC Montréal, participated in a conference dinner organized by ASDEQ on the subject “What is the post-Brexit future of the European Union?”.
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Economic impact of French in Quebec and Louisiana
On April 4th, François Vaillancourt, CIRANO Fellow and Professor Emeritus at the Université de Montréal, gave a remote presentation at the Louisiana-Quebec Cooperative Conference. This conference brought together Louisiana and Quebec parliamentarians in New Orleans.
Fourth meeting of the 2018 cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO
 Wednesday, April 18, 2018
tw The 2018 cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO will meet for the fourth time. The Avant-gardistes will be front and centre during this event and will present projects / ideas / suggestions in keeping with the theme this year—Education in Quebec: where we stand, conditions for success, and prospects for the future.
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Challenges in risk management and governance
 Monday, April 23, 2018
Terje Aven (Professor at Stavanger University, Norway and President of the Society for Risk Analysis) will address the challenges inherent in risk management and governance.
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Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag Workshop
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Organized by Raquel Fonseca (ESG-UQAM, CIRANO) and Markus Poschke (McGill University, CIRANO), this workshop will allow researchers from Montreal to meet and talk about their work.
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Nathan Yang, CIRANO Fellow, co-organizer of the Fashion Retailing Conference
 April 27 and 28, 2018
tw CIRANO is a partner of the Fashion Retailing Conference, which is organized by the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. This conference is designed to provide a forum conducive to discussions among professionals and academics on the latest research, practices, and approaches in the industry as well as trends and challenges facing the retail trade.
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Montreal Workshop on Markets with Frictions
Monday, April 30, 2018
This workshop, organized by Fabian Lange (McGill University, CIRANO, CIREQ, IZA), Theodore Papageorgiou (McGill University, CIREQ) and Markus Poschke (McGill University, CIREQ, IAE, IZA), will focus on theoretical and applied research on markets in which friction (broadly defined) is present: for example, the labour and goods markets.
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Two seminars co-organized by CIRANO at the 86th conference of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)
 From May 7 to 11, 2018
tw Brahim Boudarbat (Université de Montréal and CIRANO Fellow) and Thierry Warin (HEC Montréal and CIRANO Fellow) are the two analysts responsible for organizing seminars at the 86th conference of ACFAS, which will be held at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, co-organized with the Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS).
- Data sciences and social sciences: different perspectives (Resp.: Thierry Warin)
- Challenges with the regionalization of immigration in Quebec and Canada (Resp.: Brahim Boudarbat)
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CIRANO is a partner in the 58th conference of the Société canadienne de science économique (SCSE)
From May 9 to 11, 2018
The 58th conference of SCSE will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal, under the direction of Daniel Parent (HEC Montréal and CIRANO), president elect.
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Project Reports
État des lieux sur les écarts de revenus entre les parents et les femmes et hommes sans enfant au Québec et dans le reste du Canada (Marie Connolly, Marie Mélanie Fontaine, Catherine Haeck)
Mesure des bénéfices des projets en technologies de l’information (Simon Bourdeau, Pierre Hadaya, Philippe Marchildon)
Working papers
Droits de propriété foncière et performance des petits producteurs agricoles des pays en développement : une synthèse de la littérature empirique (Lota Dabio Tamini, Kotchikpa Gabriel Lawin)
MegBec - Un modèle d’équilibre général calculable multirégional du Québec (André Lemelin, Véronique Robichaud)
The impact of microcredit on farms and rural household: a literature review of experimental studies (Kotchikpa Gabriel Lawin, Lota Dabio Tamini, Ibrahima Bocoum)
Bargaining and the Role of Negotiators’ Competitiveness (Claudia Keser, S. Müller, Emmanuel Peterlé, Holger A. Rau)
Dynamic Causal Effects of Post-Migration Schooling on Labour Market Transitions (Marie Albertine Djuikoma, Guy Lacroix)
The Effect of Education on Health: Evidence from National Compulsory Schooling Reforms (Raquel Fonseca, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Yuhui Zheng)
Comparing the education gradient in chronic disease incidence among the elderly in six OECD countries (Aurelie Côté-Sergent, Raquel Fonseca, Erin Strumpf)
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