October 2018 Newsletter
Inaugural Activities of
the Year of Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Workshop "International Environmental Agreements – Bridging the Gap"
tw The workshop "International Environmental Agreements – Bridging the Gap", organized by CIRANO and CIREQ, gathered more than 30 people on September 21st.
Photo: Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (CEO, CIRANO) and Faye Diamantoudi (Concordia University, CIREQ, CIRANO)

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CEO Seminar
tw The CEO Seminar on September 24 welcomed Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital Management (CCM), the most important cleantech venture capital investment manager in Canada. Ms Méthot shared her experience during a networking reception gathering more than 60 people, researchers and business people.        
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École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) becomes a CIRANO partner
tw The École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) joined the CIRANO’s partners on September 26 and thus becomes our 12th university partner. Guy Laforest, Director General of ENAP, sits on the Board of CIRANO.
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Academic partnership between CIRANO and IVADO
tw At the launch cocktail of the activities of the 25th anniversary of CIRANO on September 18, CIRANO and IVADO formalized their academic partnership. This partnership aims to foster the study and understanding of the socio-economic impacts of technological advances in data science.        
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CIRANO partner of the Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative
tw Launched on September 21st, the Disability, Employment, and Public Policies research project aims to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the labor force participation and job retention of individuals with disabilities. Several experts are working on this initiative including Charles Bellemare and Guy Lacroix, both CIRANO Fellows.
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CIRANO participated in the AQEUS convention
tw CIRANO presented its projects to improve economic and financial literacy at the convention of the Association Québécoise des enseignants en univers social (AQEUS) which was held in Gatineau at the Université du Québec in Outaouais on October 11 and 12, 2018.  
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New 2018 CIRANO Fellows and Researchers
tw In 2018, CIRANO is pleased to welcome 15 new Fellows, Associate Fellow and Researchers.
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Henri-Paul Rousseau is joining CIRANO as an Invited Fellow
tw CIRANO is honored and pleased to welcome Henri-Paul Rousseau among its Invited Fellows.
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Jean-Marie Dufour elected Fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics
tw Jean-Marie Dufour, William Dow Professor of Political Economy at McGill University and CIRANO Fellow, was elected Fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics.
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Marine Hadengue has won three awards for her thesis
tw Marine Hadengue, post-doctoral researcher at CIRANO and at École polytechnique (France), has won three awards for her thesis entitled "L’innovation inverse: Vers un nouveau modèle d’innovation globale pour les entreprises" which was completed at Polytechnique Montréal under the direction of Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (Polytechnique Montréal and CIRANO) and Thierry Warin (HEC Montréal and CIRANO).
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Paul Lanoie received the Decade Award for one of his scientific paper
tw Paul Lanoie received the Decade Award from the Academy of Management Perspectives magazine for his article entitled "Does it Pay to be Green? A Systematic Overview" co-written with Stefan Ambec (Toulouse School of Economics and Institut de la recherche agronomique).
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Ninth Days of the AIMS Innovation Thematic Group
October 17-19, 2018
The aim of these Ninth Days of the Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) Innovation Thematic Group is to enable researchers in management and the economics of innovation to learn, exchange and build together a long-lasting community of interest, united around the same willingness to understand the challenges and issues related to the emergence of a new economic situation.
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Conference / exchange with Professor Ulrich Blum
Friday, October 19, 2018
The GMT Group, the EDDEC Institute and CIRANO are pleased to organize a discussion with Professor Ulrich Blum, Director of the Center for Economics of Materials, on the theme "Carbon-based industries and the circular economy: Policy questions, scientific implications".  
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Economic Evaluation of Language Policies: Some Observations
Thursday, November 8, 2018
By François Vaillancourt, Université de Montréal and CIRANO
Seminar co-organized by the Observatoire de la Francophonie économique (OFÉ) of the Université de Montréal and CIRANO
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Annual Report 2017-2018
tw Download our Annual Report 2017-2018 to discover our latest publications and activities.
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A major study on the effects of advice provided by Québec’s pharmacists
tw Guy Paré (HEC Montréal and CIRANO Fellow) and Stéphanie Boulenger (Government Partners Relations Director at CIRANO), in collaboration with Aude Motulski of the CHUM Research Center, published a study on the frequency, nature and effects of advice provided by community pharmacists in Québec.
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Does exposing the population to factual information influence their support of economic policies?
tw This CIRANO study, using the case of the minimum wage increase as an example, leads to the conclusion that providing facts to the population proves to be a major determining factor for changes in terms of supporting and adhering to economic policies.
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Project Reports
Fréquence, nature et effets des conseils prodigués par les pharmaciens communautaires au Québec
(Stéphanie Boulenger, Aude Motulsky, Guy Paré)
L’appui aux politiques économiques, les croyances et la volonté de payer : Le cas de la politique du salaire minimum au Québec
(Claude Montmarquette, Natalia Mishagina)
The Demand for Economic Policies, Beliefs, and Willingness-to-Pay: The Case of the Minimum Wage Policy in Quebec
(Claude Montmarquette, Natalia Mishagina)
Portrait des consommateurs québécois qui privilégient l’achat local de produits alimentaires
(Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Ingrid Peignier)
Working Papers
The Competitive Market Value of Copyright in Music: A Digital Gordian Knot (The Working Paper Version – v2)
(Marcel Boyer)
The Three-Legged Stool of Value of Copyrighted Music: Hertzian Radio, SiriusXM, and Spotify (The Working Paper Version – v2)
(Marcel Boyer)
La main-d’œuvre surqualifiée : qu’en pensent les employeurs?
(Mircea Vultur)
Structures tarifaires et spirale de la mort : État des lieux des pratiques de tarification dans la distribution d’électricité résidentielle
(Timothé Beaufils, Pierre-Olivier Pineau)
Structures tarifaires et spirale de la mort : Technologies décentralisées et stabilité des revenus dans la distribution d’électricité résidentielle
(Timothé Beaufils, Pierre-Olivier Pineau)
Leading the Unwilling: Unilateral Strategies to Prevent Arctic Oil Exploration
(Justin Leroux, Daniel Spiro)
A Large Canadian Database for Macroeconomic Analysis
(Olivier Fortin-Gagnon, Maxime Leroux, Dalibor Stevanovic, Stéphane Surprenant)
A Laboratory Study of the Effect of Financial Literacy Training on Retirement Savings
(Dina Tasneem, Audrey Azerot, Marine de Montaignac, Jim Engle-Warnick)
A Laboratory Study of Nudge with Retirement Savings
(Dina Tasneem, Audrey Azerot, Marine de Montaignac, Jim Engle-Warnick)
Decision Rules for Precautionary and Retirement Savings
(Dina Tasneem, Jim Engle-Warnick)
Value Chain Analysis in the Canadian Egg Industry: Estimating the Bargaining Power of Farmers, Graders and Retailers in the Determination of Price
(Baoubadi Atozou, Lota Dabio Tamini, Maurice Doyon)
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