November 2020 Newsletter
Launch of the book Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique

On November 24th, a symposium will be organized for the launch of Le Québec économique 9, which focuses on the opportunities and challenges related to digital transformation. It brings together the work of 44 researchers from CIRANO and other institutions. This edition was written under the scientific direction of Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin and Benoit Dostie and under the coordination of Genevieve Dufour.

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Appointments of Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Jean-Denis Garon and Pierre-Carl Michaud to the CIRANO Management Team
tw It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Roxane Borgès Da Silva (Université de Montréal), Jean-Denis Garon (UQAM) and Pierre-Carl Michaud (HEC Montréal) as Vice-presidents of CIRANO for a two-year term. These three appointments consolidate CIRANO's management team and will accompany the President and CEO in various mandates. The appointments are effective since November 1, 2020.
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Appointment of Genevieve Dufour as Director of Major Collaborative Projects at CIRANO
tw In this capacity, Genevieve Dufour will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of large-scale research collaborations with other organizations for which dedicated funding will be available over several years.
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CIRANO was present at the Virtual Forum on workforce requalification and employment
tw Catherine Haeck, Professor at ESG UQAM and Main Researcher of the theme Skills at CIRANO, presented some data to show the importance of human capital acquisition during this forum organized by the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS), in collaboration with the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (CPMT).
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Disposable Income Simulator (SRD) available online
tw Now available in free access: the Disposable Income Simulator (Simulateur de revenu disponible, SRD, documentation in French) of the Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics (CREEi), of which CIRANO is a partner.
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Simon van Norden published in the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics
tw The article by Simon van Norden, Professor at HEC Montreal, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, « Can GDP measurement be further improved? Data revision and reconciliation », has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.
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Catherine Beaudry, Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation publishes a report on innovation superclusters
tw Catherine Beaudry, Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, has published a report at IRPP in collaboration with Laurence Solar-Pelletier entitled "The Superclusters Initiative: An Opportunity to Reinforce Innovation Ecosystems".
Fréderic Marty, CIRANO Researcher in Economics and Competition Law, has contributed to the collective work The Law and Connected Objects.
tw Frédéric Marty, Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), wrote the chapter "Connected objects and competition law: the risk of locking down vertical silos", in Parachkevova-Racine I., Racine J.-B. and Marteu T., eds., The Law and Connected Objects, Larcier, Bruxelles, September 2020, pp.202-208.
Virtual meeting of the 2020 Cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO
tw On October 26, 2020, Yoshua Bengio (Université de Montréal, Mila, IVADO, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms) and Valentine Goddard (AI Impact Alliance) exchanged with the 2020 Cohort of Avant-Garde@CIRANO on the theme "Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence".
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CEO Seminar: Sylvie Vachon (Montreal Port Authority)
tw On October 14th, Mrs Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Port Authority (MPA), will share her experience during a networking event gathering researchers and business people. Her presentation was on "Port of Montreal: Transport differently".
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Human Resources Forum
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
CIRANO invites its partners to its exclusive Human Resources Forum on the theme of "Hiring Discriminations". Claude Montmarquette and Brahim Boudarbat (Université de Montréal and CIRANO) will present their study "Name as a Factor in Hiring Discrimination: Results from an Experimental Study". By invitation only.
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Conference: Is Machine Learning a General Purpose Technology? Evidence from Online Job Postings
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Keynote lecture by Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and a professor of marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and author of Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (2018), as part of the 2020 Conference of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Digital Innovation and AI.
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Symposium: Launch of the book Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
To mark the publication of the book Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique, CIRANO is organizing a half-day symposium on the theme of digital transformation. Authors of the book will discuss the challenges related to this issue.
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Seminar: Montreal Econometrics Seminar 2020-2021
Friday, December 4, 2020
Seminar organized in collaboration with CIREQ and the departments of economics of the universities of Montréal, Québec à Montréal, Concordia and McGill
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Project Report
Y a-t-il discrimination à l’embauche des jeunes Maghrébins au Québec ? Résultats d’une expérience contrôlée à Montréal
(Brahim Boudarbat, Claude Montmarquette)
Working Papers
Resilient Urban Housing Markets: Shocks vs. Fundamentals
(Amine Ouazad)
Indice du capital humain (HCI) - De l'incertitude à la robustesse des comparaisons
(Touhami Abdelkhalek, Dorothée Boccanfuso)
Age-Related Taxation of Bequests in the Presence of a Dependency Risk
(Marie-Louise Leroux, Pierre Pestieau)
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