Newsletter - November 2021
CEO Seminar: Louis Morisset - The challenges and issues of the day and their impact on financial markets

For more than 15 years, CIRANO has been inviting CEOs to share their thoughts on their company's challenges in an informal context of exchange that brings together private and public partners as well as university researchers.


Our first CEO seminar of the year with Mr. Morisset, CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers, Louise Roy, Chair of CIRANO's Board of Directors and Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CEO of CIRANO was held on October 20.

An exchange on some of the major issues that the AMF is currently addressing: disclosure requirements related to climate change, artificial intelligence (AI) in the financial sector, cryptoactives, automated and connected vehicles, diversity on the boards of directors and senior management of reporting issuers...

Thanks to the participants and speakers !

Michel Magnan and Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, panelists at the next «Rendez-vous» of the Autorité des marchés financiers
tw The «Rendez-vous» of the Autorité des marchés financiers will take place on November 22 form 13:00PM to 16:30PM. Michel Magnan, Distinguished Research Professor, Concordia University and Researcher and Fellow, CIRANO and Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, Professor at Polytechnique Montréal and CIRANO researcher and CEO will participate as panelists at the event.   
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Ingrid Peignier presented the "Baromètre de la confiance des consommateurs québécois à l'égard des aliments" at a panel organized by CIBIM
tw Presentation of the « Baromètre de la confiance des consommateurs québécois à l’égard des aliments » by Ingrid Peignier, Director of Partnerships and Research Development and CIRANO Project Director, at the panel on consumer confidence in food processors, organized by the Conseil des Industries Bioalimentaires de l'île de Montréal (CIBÎM) on October 27 and animated by Katerine - Lune Rollet.  
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Mélanie Bourassa Forcier and Maude Laberge, panelists at the International Donation and Transplantation Legislative and Policy Forum
tw Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, full professor at Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke, Researcher and Cirano Fellow and Maude Laberge, Assistant Professor at Department of Operations and Decision Systems, Université Laval, Researcher and CIRANO Fellow attended the International Donation and Transplantation Legislative and Policy Forum the 14 and 15 october.
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Shooting at the CIRANO for « La semaine verte », a Radio Canada program
tw Radio Canada was in our offices to speak with Ingrid Peignier, Senior Director of CIRANO Partnerships and Thierry Warin, main reseacher of the theme World Economy and CIRANO Fellow and full professor at the Department of International Business, HEC Montréal, as part of a report for "La semaine verte".
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Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin participated at the Symposium on the Feminization of Leadership
tw Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CEO and researcher at CIRANO and professor at Polytechnique Montréal, participated in the Symposium on The feminization of leadership in a time of major transformation on October 27 and 28 2021. During this symposium, she presented, along with a group of experts, the main findings based on the most recent data. 
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Michel Magnan appointed to the Board of Directors of Desjardins Group
tw Michel Magnan, distinguished research professor at Concordia University and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Professor chairholder, has been appointed to the Desjardins Group Board of Directors. He brings to the board his expertise in the fields of finance, accounting and social responsibility.  Since 2019, the 6 members not from the Desjardins caisse network have been recruited based on targeted complementary expertise such as cybersecurity, risk management, information technology, actuarial science and capital markets in order to complete the diversified composition of the Board of Directors and thus support the other members in their decision-making.    
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André Blais received the Prix du Québec Léon-Gérin
tw André Blais, professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal, CIRANO researcher and Fellow received the Léon-Gérin Prize awarded by the Government of Quebec. This distinction is given to a researcher who has led an outstanding career in research in the humanities and social sciences.
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Collaboration between the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics, David Card and two CIRANO researchers
tw David Card, a native of Guelph, Ontario, Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, along with two other economists. Two researchers and Fellows CIRANO, Benoit Dostie and Daniel Parent, both full professors in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, have recently collaborated with him, including the publication of a scientific paper on « Employer Policies and the Immigrant-Native Earnings Gap ». 
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Catherine Haeck appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network of Research Centres (CNRC)
tw Catherine Haeck, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at ESG UQAM and CIRANO Reseacher and Fellow, has been appointed to the Board of Canadian Reseach Data Centre Network (CRDCN). The CRDCN is a reference platform for research and training for over 2,000 researchers in quantitative social sciences and health sciences in Canada.
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François Vaillancourt receives the Doctor Honoris Causa distinction from the University of Geneva
tw François Vaillancourt, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal and CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2004, has been awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa degree at the Dies academicus 2021 of the Université de Genève. He received this honor for his work in the economics of language and the economic analysis of language policies.  
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Webinar - Workforce modeling in the health and education sectors
Friday, October 15, 2021
Marie Connolly (CIRANO and ESG UQAM), Marc-Antoine Dionne and Catherine Haeck (CIRANO and ESG UQAM) presented the highlights of the CIRANO report « Modélisation des effectifs dans les secteurs de la santé et de l’éducation ». This webinar is part of the activities of the Pôle Modélisation of CIRANO under the direction of Dalibor Stevanovic (UQAM and CIRANO).
Webinar - Launch of the Digital Competencies Index (DCI) self-assessment tool and Roundtable on the challenges of digital transformation and digital skills
Friday, November 5, 2021
During this webinar, the digital competencies self-assessment tool, developed through a partnership between ESG+ researchers and a La Croix Bleu team with the collaboration of CIRANO was presented. This tool, which is available free of charge following the launch, is adapted for simple and effective use by organizations and allows them to evaluate their digital skills profile and compare it with other respondents.  A roundtable discussion with researchers Simon Bourdeau (UQAM and CIRANO), Benoit Aubert (HEC and CIRANO) and Mustapha Cheikh-Ammar (Université LAVAL) as well as practitioners Frédéric Thomas (Senior Director and Head of Digital Transformation, Croix Bleue) and Cristina Cistellini (Vice President HR of Banque Nationale) provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges surrounding digital competencies. Video presentation of the digital competencies self-assessment tool available on the ICN web page
Webinar - High School Dropouts in Québec: Results and policy simulation
Monday, November 8, 2021
Christian Belzil, professor at Paris Polytechnic Institute and ENSAE, CIRANO researcher and Fellow will present the highlights of the CIRANO report « High School Dropouts in Québec: Results and policy simulation ». This report was co-authored by Arezoo Banihashem, Department of Economics at Concordia University and CIRANO, Jörgen Hansen, Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Concordia University and CIRANO researcher.
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Workshop - Analyzing unstructured data to support decision-making
Friday, November 12, 2021
This workshop aims to provide an overview of research projects conducted at CIRANO using unstructured data analysis methodologies and to present the possibilities offered by these tools to address certain issues. Come and discover how the management and analysis of unstructured data can be strategic in terms of operational efficiency and competitiveness. The CIRANO team of researchers specialized in these issues will be present: - Thierry Warin (HEC and CIRANO) - Dalibor Stevanovic (UQAM and CIRANO) - Robert Normand (CIRANO) - Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (Polytechnique Montreal and CIRANO) - Benoit Aubert (HEC and CIRANO)
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Workshop: Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag
Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag gives Montreal-based researchers in macroeconomics the opportunity to meet and discuss each others’ work. The event brings together researchers from all economics departments in Montreal and promotes their collaboration.
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Webinar - Job-related training in a context of digital transformation: The current status
Friday, November 26, 2021
Benoit Dostie, full professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, CIRANO Fellow, Genevieve Dufour, CIRANO Director of Major Collaborative Projects and Marius Vigne (HEC Montréal) will present the highlights of the CIRANO report « La formation liée à l’emploi dans un contexte de transformation numérique: état de la situation » (co-authored with Marius Vigne). This research draws on two new modules added to the ELIA questionnaire on Skills Self-Assessment and Job-Related Structured Training. With this information, we examine the means used by Quebec workers to improve their skills, and compare these means to those used by workers in the rest of Canada. Comparing with the rest of Canada, the results show that Canadian workers use a wider variety of means to train compared to Quebec workers.   
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Webinar - Reducing food waste among Quebec consumers
Monday, November 29, 2021
Jacinthe Cloutier (Université Laval and CIRANO) and Marie-Claude Roy (Université Laval) will present the highlights of the report "Reducing Food Waste by Quebec Consumers". This report presents the results of a study that aimed to better understand consumer behavior regarding food waste and to identify the best strategies for reducing it.  A literature review on existing strategies, a survey, a food waste diary and focus groups were conducted to propose solutions to reduce food waste in households as well as in service sector businesses.
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Working Papers
Low demand for reverse mortgages in Canada : Price, Knowledge or preferences ? (Ismael Choinière-Crèvecoeur, Pierre-Carl Michaud)
Visa's Abandoned Plan to Acquire Plaid: What Could Have Been a Textbook Case of a Killer Acquisition (Frédéric Marty, Thierry Warin)
Project Reports
Une meilleure répartition des activités entre les travailleurs de la santé : État de la situation, contraintes et facilitants (Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Marie-Claire Ishimo, Régis Blais, Marjolaine Hamel, Carl-Ardy Dubois)
Évolution de l'offre de soins, des besoins des résidents et des ordonnances de neuroleptiques dans les CHSLD (Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Sylvie Perreault, Alexandre Prud'homme, Delphine Bosson-Rieutort, Régis Blais, ...)
Impacts économiques et non économiques de l’implication des patients et des proches-aidants dans les soins et services et dans la gouvernance des soins et services (Marie-Pascale Pomey , Janine Badr, Khayreddine Bouabida, Roxane Borgès Da Silva)
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