October 2019 Newsletter

Each year CIRANO identifies a thematic which will structure part of the scientific animation. Aligned with our strategic plan, the chosen thematic for 2019-2020 is: Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence.

Our 2019-2020 research programming will adopt this thematic by organizing several activities and conferences on that subject. .

CIRANO’s products, Le Québec économique, CIRANO’s Barometer and Mondo International will also adhere to this thematic.

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Appointment of John W. Galbraith as the new President of CIRANO Scientific Committee
tw CIRANO is pleased to announce the appointment of John W. Galbraith as President of CIRANO Scientific Committee. John W. Galbraith is a CIRANO Researcher and Fellow and full professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University. His research interests include econometrics, macroeconomics and finance.
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Appointment of 21 principal researchers in charge of leading CIRANO's major research themes
tw After an extensive consultative process, the research and liaison and transfer activities were reorganized around nine major themes and two transversal poles, one around "Modelling the Québec economy" and the other around the "Socio-economic impacts of digital innovation and AI". They represents both the expertise and interests of the researchers and the priorities and challenges of the partners.
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Welcome to the new CIRANO Researchers
tw CIRANO is pleased to welcome five new Researchers and one Associate Researcher.
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A Major Conference on Technologies at the Heart of the Canadian Food Industry
This half-day event, presented by NSF International and CIRANO, in collaboration with CTAQ, on September 26 at DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal, featured an outstanding line-up of industry experts who shared examples of how leading edge agro-food companies are using advanced technology to outpace their competitors and drive their businesses forward.
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The 2019 Gérard-Parizeau Award goes to economist Claude Montmarquette
tw The 2019 Gérard-Parizeau Award is being presented to Claude Montmarquette, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Université de Montréal. It salutes Professor Montmarquette's exceptional contribution in the field of economic issues related to education.
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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
tw On September 25, 2019, the Members of Cabinet appointed Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO CEO and full professor at Polytechnique Montréal, member of the Board of Directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies.
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Justin Leroux and Pierre-Olivier Pineau participated in the McGill Climate Conference "Building the Canadian Green Economy: A Just Transition"
tw Justin Leroux, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, and Pierre-Olivier Pineau, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow and full professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal, participated in the McGill Climate Conference "Building the Canadian Green Economy: A Just Transition" on September 12 and 13, 2019.
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Fiscal Policy Challenge: It's time to register!
tw CIRANO is pleased to announce the launch of the Fiscal Policy Challenge, 2019-202 Edition. This competition aims to find innovative and rigorous solutions to current public policy issues. Theme of the 2019-2020 edition: Labour Force Challenges.
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Workshop: 8th Annual CIRANO-Sam M. Walton College of Business Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance
Friday, October 18, 2019
The 8th annual Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance will take place on October 18 and October 19, 2019 at CIRANO. This workshop is organized jointly with CIRANO and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and builds on the successful CIRANO Workshops on Networks in Trade and Finance that have taken place in Montreal, Fayetteville (Arkansas, USA) and Lucca (Italy) over the last seven years.
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External Activity: 2019 Canadian Econometric Study Group Meetings
October 18-20, 2019
The conference is organized by the Departments of Economics at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Concordia University and will be hosted at UQAM. The theme is “Machine Learning Econometrics”, with invited speakers Gregory Duncan (Amazon and University of Washington) and Dacheng Xiu (University of Chicago).
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Symposium: 40 Years of Bill 101 in Québec - Five Experts' Views
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Bill 101 in 2017, the management of Language Problems and Language Planning magazine entrusted François Vaillancourt, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow and Emeritus Professor at Université de Montréal, with the responsibility of producing a special issue of this journal examining the effects of this law. This issue contains articles by Richard Bourhis, Charles Castonguay, Gilles Grenier, Michel Paillé and Marc Termotte. It has just been published and this conference presents the main results.
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Workshop: The contributions of experimental economics to the analysis of organizations and public policies
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
A series of three presentations by CIRANO researchers will illustrate the contributions of experimental economics in different sectors including portfolio management, tax evasion and employment discrimination.
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External Activity: Employment Diversity - Perspectives and Issues in Quebec and Canada
October 29-31, 2019
CIRANO is a sponsor of this event. Several CIRANO researchers and Fellows are participating in the conference, including Ali Béjaoui (Université du Québec en Outaouais), Charles Bellemare (Université Laval), Maude Boulet (École nationale d'administration publique), Raquel Fonseca (Industrial Alliance Chair on the Economic Issues of Demographic Change and Université du Québec à Montréal) and Mircea Vultur (Université Laval).
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CEO Seminar: Philippe Rainville
Monday, November 4, 2019
Mr Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal, will share his experience during a networking reception gathering researchers and business people. The presentation will be followed by a networking cocktail. By invitation only.
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Symposium: Portfolio Decarbonization - Issues and Challenges
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
This symposium is sponsored by the Desjardins Centre for Business Finance Innovation (Concordia), the S.A. Jarislowsky chair in corporate governance (Concordia) and the Financial and Organizational Information Chair (CIFO, ESG-UQAM).
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Le Québec économique 8 : Le développement durable à l’ère des changements climatiques
(Under the direction of Marcelin Joanis and Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné)
Working Paper
L’immigration à la rescousse des finances publiques
du Québec ?
(David Boisclair, Yann Décarie, François Laliberté-Auger,
Pierre-Carl Michaud, Marie-France René)
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