May 2018 Newsletter
April 18, 2018: Closing ceremony for 2018 cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO

The final meeting of Avant-Garde@CIRANO's class of 2018 was held on April 18. During this event Avant-gardistes occupied centre stage as several of them presented projects in keeping with the theme this year — Education in Quebec: where we stand, conditions for success, and prospects for the future. Their speeches were preceded by a presentation of Québec économique 7: Éducation et capital humain, by Stéphanie Lapierre, CIRANO Project Director. In terms of the content of the presentations, the excellence of the speakers, and its choice of topics vital to Quebec and its young leaders, the four meetings of the class of 2018 posted a very positive outcome.
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April 23, 2018: The president of the Society for Risk Analysis Terje Aven at CIRANO

More than 40 individuals gathered at CIRANO last April 23 to attend a luncheon seminar given by Terje Aven, professor of risk management analysis at the University of Stavanger (Norway) and president of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).
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May 8, 2018: The president of the SSHRC gave the keynote speech at the CIRANO Seminar "Data Sciences and Social Sciences: Different Perspectives" at ACFAS

Ted Hewitt, the president of the SSHRC, was at the ACFAS seminar in Chicoutimi to underscore the SSHRC's 40 years of service. On this occasion he gave the opening remarks at the CIRANO Seminar, which was jointly organized by Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (Polytechnique Montréal) and Thierry Warin (HEC Montréal). Mr. Hewitt emphasized the importance of evidence-based analysis. He stressed the relevance of this type of seminar and explained that the SSHRC uses various programs to motivate students and researches in the human sciences to use data. Many thanks to CIQSS, a CIRANO partner, for this seminar.
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CIRANO is delighted to present the members of its Scientific Committee
The Scientific Committee, headed by Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (HEC Montréal and CIRANO Fellow), is an advisory committee created by the Management Committee. Its mandate is to protect CIRANO's image by ensuring compliance with high standards of scientific quality. The composition of CIRANO Fellows on the Committee is as follows: Bryan Campbell (Concordia University), Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (Polytechnique Montréal), Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University) Raquel Fonseca (UQAM), John Galbraith (McGill University), Marcelin Joanis (Polytechnique Montréal), Michel Magnan (Concordia University), and Benoit Perron (Université de Montréal).
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CIRANO researchers at the Bank of the Republic of Haiti
tw Thierry Warin (CIRANO Fellow and HEC Montréal), William Sanger (Polytechnique Montréal) and Romain Le Duc (CIRANO), accompanied by Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO, were welcomed at the Bank of the Republic of Haiti on May 3, 2018. Their presentation was titled "Transformations globales et nouveaux risques" (Global Transformations and New Risks). This also provided a venue to recap the activities of CIRANO,, and the Observatoire de la Francophonie économique (OFÉ).
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Call for papers - 7th annual Workshop on Networks in Economics and Finance
tw This workshop, jointly organized by CIRANO and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, will be held on September 14 and 15, 2018, at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca in Lucca (Italy).
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Catherine Beaudry appointed to an Expert Panel of the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)
tw Catherine Beaudry (Polytechnique Montréal and CIRANO Fellow) sat on the Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology and Industrial Research and Development in Canada, where she represented the CCA. This latter published its report, "Competing in a Global Innovation Economy: The Current State of R&D in Canada," last April 10.
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A CIRANO Working Paper published in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
tw The article "Employment Adjustment and Part-time Work: Lessons from the United States and the United Kingdom," written by Étienne Lalé (professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal and CIRANO Fellow (with Daniel Borowczyk-Martins), was published in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.
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"Accélérer Montréal": An analysis of Montreal's performance relative to that of similar cities
tw In this report, which lays out the City of Montreal's economic development strategy for 2018–2022, the choice of similar cities was drawn from an analysis conducted by CIRANO under the direction of Marcelin Joanis.
Besides, in Le Québec économique 7, Marcelin Joanis and Stéphanie Lapierre studied developments in the regions of Quebec by comparing them to other regions in a reference group.
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CIRANO - Observatoire de la Francophonie économique Seminar on research in the economics of language: How should an economist talk to linguists?
 Monday, May 14, 2018
François Grin, Full Professor of Economics in the Faculty of translation and interpretation (FTI) of the Université de Genève, will present his research during this seminar co-organized by the Observatoire de la Francophonie économique (OFÉ) of the Université de Montréal and CIRANO.
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Seminar on Quebec's economic prosperity
 Monday, May 28, 2018
tw Jointly organized by CIRANO, Desjardins, and HEC Montréal, this seminar is designed to stimulate reflection on Quebec's prosperity with an emphasis on some key themes: human capital, business, and the labour market. This seminar will take place at HEC Montréal.
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Exclusive release of a Baromètre CIRANO 2018’s case study on sustainable mobility during the Rendez-vous at Polytechnique Montréal
 Thursday, May 31, 2018
tw There will be an exclusive prerelease of Baromètre CIRANO 2018's results on this issue at the Rendez-vous at Polytechnique Montréal on sustainable mobility. What do Quebeckers think of large public transit projects (e.g., REM, the pink line, the Québec City streetcar)? What is Quebeckers' behaviour in terms of using public transit and active transportation? What choices does Quebec society need to make to promote sustainable mobility? This conference will be held at the Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ).
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17th Annual Canadian Health Economists’ Study Group (CHESG) Conference
May 31 and June 1, 2018
This year, local organization of the workshop will be provided by two professors from McGill University's Department of Economics, Erin Strumpf, CIRANO Fellow, and Laura Lasio, CIRANO researcher. CIRANO is partnering in this workshop.
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Entrepreneurship and Private Enterprise Development (EPED)
June 1 and 2, 2018
The second edition of an international workshop designed to bring together young researchers working in the area of fostering the private sector, business, and entrepreneurship in developing countries. By invitation only.
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2018 Canadian Economics Association Annual Conference
June 1 to 3, 2018
Local organization will be handled by Fabian Lange, CIRANO Fellow and Professor at McGill University, and Francisco Ruge-Murcia. Many CIRANO researchers will be in attendance. A special day jointly organized by CIRANO (under the guidance of Marcel Boyer), the Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business, and the Rotman Institute for International Business, will address competition policy with a conference titled "The current state of knowledge" given by Jacques Crémer of the Toulouse School of Economics.
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Project Reports
Évaluation de la valeur économique de l'aide financière pour l'éducation supérieure au Québec et en Ontario (Christian Belzil)
Concurrence fiscale et biens publics (Michel Poitevin)
Working papers
Global Connectedness and Local Innovation in Industrial Clusters (Ekaterina Turkina, Ari Van Assche)
A Canadian Parlor Room-Type Approach to the Long-Term Care Insurance Puzzle (M. Martin Boyer, Philippe De Donder, Claude Fluet, Marie-Louise Leroux et Pierre-Carl Michaud)
Labor-market Frictions, Incomplete Insurance and Severance Payments (Étienne Lalé)
Physical Disability and Labor Market Discrimination : Evidence from a Field Experiment (Charles Bellemare, Marion Goussé, Guy Lacroix, Steeve Marchand)
Analyse économique des politiques linguistiques au Québec : 40 ans de Loi 101 (François Vaillancourt)
Décentralisation, compétences partagées, compétences exclusives : Proposition méthodologique appliquée à l’école obligatoire (Bernard Dafflon)
Entrepreneurs and Junior Markets: An Assessment (Cécile Carpentier, Jean-Marc Suret)
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