Newsletter - May 2022
CIRANO-CIREQ-RSI-CREEi 2022 Workshop on the Economics of Ageing

As part of the « Montreal Series on the Economy of Aging », this conference was held on April 28 and 29, 2022. This open academic event brought together international and national scientists studying the economics of aging.

Throughout the 2-day conference, 8 speakers and 8 discussants discussed the most recent work on the topic. Among them, two CIRANO Fellows Pierre-Carl Michaud (HEC Montréal, CIRANO) and Raquel Fonseca (ESG-UQAM, CIRANO) and several Canadian and international experts including Naoki Aizawa (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Todd Morris (Retirement and Savings Institute, HEC Montréal), John Bailey Jones (Reserve Bank of Richmond), Minjoon Lee (Carleton University), Martin B. Hackmann (University of California at Los Angeles), Ami Ko (Georgetown University), Bertrand Achou (Retirement and Savings Institute, HEC Montréal), Karen Kopecky (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta), Daniel Barczyk (McGill University), Cormac O'Dea (Yale University), Franca Glenzer (HEC Montréal), Svetlana Pashchenko (University of Georgia) and Panos Margaris (Concordia University).

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Robert Clark, winner of the 2022 Bank of Canada Fellowship
tw Congratulations to Robert Clarck, Chairholder of the Stephen J.R. Smith Chair in Economic Policy at Queen's University, CIRANO Fellow, and Faculty Advisor at the John Deutsch Institute, on being awarded the Bank of Canada Research Fellowship for 2022!
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Réjean Hébert appointed to the National Seniors Council
tw The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced the appointment of a new member to the National Seniors Council, Dr. Réjean Hébert, for a three-year term. Réjean Hébert is a geriatrician with Montréal’s regional public health department, a full professor at the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (ESPUM) and a CIRANO researcher. 
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CIRANO researchers present at the Global congress on artificial intelligence
tw Researchers Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Polytechnique Montreal, Thierry Warin, HEC Montreal and Ingrid Peignier, CIRANO, participated in the TimeworldEvent. This was an opportunity to present research work from CIRANO and the Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l'IA et du numérique (OBVIA) on digital and AI in agriculture, AI training and new AI business models. 
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Publication of the book «Gouverner en temps de pandémie»
tw Publication of the book «Gouverner en temps de pandémie» on April 27, 2022 under the direction of Stéphane Paquin, full professor at the École nationale d'administration publique (ÉNAP) and CIRANO researcher, with Robert Bernier and François Audet.
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Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné participated in the World Trade Organization conference
tw Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, Professor at SKEMA Business School, Associate Researcher and CIRANO Fellow participated in the World Trade Organization conference on May 4, 2022 to present his work on the adoption and diffusion of environmental technologies.
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En Avant Math! Partnership
tw In its March 2022 budget, the Government of Quebec is planning to allocate $1.5 million in 2022-2023 to enable the Centre de recherches mathématiques de l'Université de Montréal (CRM) and CIRANO to continue their work in the "En avant Math" partnership. For the past three years, the CRM and CIRANO have been working together to establish a strategy to foster the development of a highly qualified workforce in applied mathematics for leading-edge fields.
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Study to assess the incidence of COVID-19 in Quebec - Updated with data from the week of April 28 to May 3rd, 2022
tw The update of the CIRANO study to estimate the incidence of COVID-19 cases in Quebec shows a significant decrease for this 16th week of collection, which took place from April 28 to May 3rd, 2022, compared to the previous week. The number range from 18,000 to 40,500 cases per day, depending on the estimation method used.
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External activity: 4POINT0 2022 International Conference
Monday, May 9, 2022
From May 9 to 11, 2022, 4Point0 is organizing the second international conference "Policies, Processes and Practices for Performance of Innovation Ecosystems" (P4IE). This hybrid event will bring together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, practitioners, policy makers, academic and non-academic researchers including Catherine Beaudry, professor at Polytechnique Montréal, Canada Research Chair in Management and Economics of Innovation and CIRANO Fellow and Genevieve Dufour, director of major collaborative projects at CIRANO. The objective of the conference is to share knowledge on existing technologies, practices, processes and policies, on their impact on innovation ecosystems. It will also be a unique opportunity to discuss the best strategies to put in place.    
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External Activity: 89th Conference of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)
Monday, May 9, 2022
The 89th Acfas Conference, organized in collaboration with Université Laval, will take place from May 9 to 13, 2022 under the Sciences, innovations and societies theme.  A full week of events and discussions on research and knowledge with more than 200 scientific symposia and Enjeux de la recherche, more than 600 free communications, about fifteen activities accessible on the campus of Laval University or in the surroundings and online, and about ten Science-moi! activities open to all. Several CIRANO researchers will be present in various conferences including Daniel J. Caron, Nathalie De Marcellis - Warin, Charles Bellemare, ...
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External activity: 61st Annual Meeting of the Société canadienne de science économique
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The 61st Annual Meeting of the Société canadienne de science économique (SCSE) will be held from May 11 to 13, 2022 in Montreal at Polytechnique Montréal. Each year, this conference brings together researchers from all countries of the French-speaking world. For this new edition, many CIRANO researchers will be present such as Silvia Gonçalves, Sophie Bernard, Marine Carrasco, Marie Connolly, Benoit Dostie, Marcelin Joanis, Fabian Lange, Mathieu Marcoux, Dalibor Stevanovic, Nicolas Vincent or Catherine Haeck. A special session in honor of Claude Montmarquette will also take place on Wednesday, May 11 from 10am to 12pm.
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External activity: ASDEQ 2022 Annual Conference - Economy and Pandemic Shock: Return to Normal or New Normal?
Thursday, May 12, 2022
The ASDEQ Annual Conference 2022 - Economy and Pandemic Shock will take place on May 12-13, 2022 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The pandemic and the response of policy makers that accompanied it is an unprecedented event in history. The aftermath of this crisis is highly uncertain, but one thing is certain: it will leave its marks. But what are they? The purpose of this conference is to take stock of the issues and challenges that governments and businesses will have to face following this unprecedented shock. The conference is divided into 2 days and 6 workshops. Several CIRANO Fellows will be present (Luc Godbout, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Jean-Philippe Meloche and Catherine Haeck)
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Workshop: Montreal Workshop on Markets with Frictions
Friday, May 13, 2022
This workshop is organized by Nicolas Gendron-Carrier (McGill University, CIREQ), Fabian Lange (McGill University, CIRANO, CIREQ, IZA), Theodore Papageorgiou (Boston College, CIREQ), and Markus Poschke (McGill University, CIREQ, IAE, IZA) focuses on research in markets where frictions are present.  
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Workshop: Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag
Monday, May 16, 2022
The ninth edition of the joint brownbag for macro research in Montreal will take place on Monday May 16, from 9am to 3pm in person at CIRANO. This edition will feature presentations by Joao Galinda da Fonseca (Université de Montréal), Rui Castro (McGill University) Pavel Ševčik (UQAM), Davide Alonzo (Université de Montréal), Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montreal) et Panagiotis Margaris (Concordia).
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Webinar - How many people have developed symptoms or contracted Covid-19 in Quebec? An exploratory study
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
In the May 17 webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., experts will explain the different estimation methods used to produce their weekly reports and will present the results of 17 consecutive weeks of data collection.
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External activity: On the road to the 2022 Quebec elections: public finance issues
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The Chaire en Fiscalité et Finances Publiques (CFFP) is organizing a series of conferences with recognized experts in preparation for the Quebec elections of October 2022. One lunchtime per month, from March to September, the challenge will be to provide food for thought on various public finance issues (health, climate change, labour market, etc.). Several CIRANO researchers will be present as speakers.
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Heterogeneity of reasons for dropping out of school: The impact of anticipations, opportunities and cognitive abilities of students in Tunisia
Friday, May 20, 2022
Mohamed Ayadi, Professor at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG), University of Tunis and Director of SEPAL (Economic and Social Policy Analysis Laboratory) will present the paper «Heterogeneity of the Reasons for Dropping Out of School: The Impact of Anticipations, Opportunities and Cognitive Capacities of Pupils in Tunisia», co-written with Claude Montmarquette, on May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at CIRANO.
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Award ceremony of the 35th edition of the Bourstad competition
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On Tuesday, May 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., the awards ceremony for the 35th edition of the Bourstad competition will be held. At the ceremony, the contest jury, chaired by Ms. Fanie Dubuc, Senior Enforcement Counsel at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), will award prizes totalling more than $35,000 to the participants who have excelled in the three components of the competition: financial performance, portfolio management and responsible investing.
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External activity: CIREQ Montreal Econometrics Conference in honor of Éric Renault
Friday, May 27, 2022
Symposium in honor of Éric Renault, professor of economics at Warwick University and a very active past Fellow at CIRANO on May 27 and 28, 2022 at the Hôtel de l'Institut.  This event is organized by Bertille Antoine (Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University), Marine Carrasco (Departement de sciences economiques, Université de Montréal & CIREQ) and Prosper Dovonon (Department of Economics, Concordia University & CIREQ). CIRANO is a financial and diffusion partner of this event.
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External activity: Innovation management - public sector
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Les Affaire is organizing a conference on Innovation Management - Public Sector (Identify the key steps for a successful and sustainable approach) on May 31st from 8:30 am to 3:45 pm. Simon Bourdeau, Associate Professor at ESG-UQAM, Researcher and CIRANO Fellow will present the CIRANO report "Open Innovation and the Innovation Ecosystem: Implications for the Public Sector", a report co-authored with Amandine Pascal (Aix-Marseille University), Mathieu Templier (Laval University) and Thibaut Coulon (ESG-UQAM).
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External activity: 56th Annual Canadian Economics Association Meetings
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The 56th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association will be held in a hybrid format from May 31 to June 4, 2022. A special CIRANO-JDI-Phelps-RIIB session will be held on Friday, June 3 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm with 3 presentations including one by Laura Lasio, Assistant Professor at McGill University and Principal Investigator of the Competition theme at CIRANO, Robert Clark (Queen's University) and Christopher Fabiilli (Competition Bureau). Several CIRANO researchers will present their most recent research work (Marcel Boyer, Marie Connolly, Benoit Dostie, Raquel Fonseca, John Galbraith, Jorgen Hansen, Étienne Lalé, Fabian Lange, Marie-Louise Leroux, Ming Li, Florian Mayneris, Dalibor Stevanovic, Nicolas Vincent, Huan Xie, ...).
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Conference Québec Économique 10 - Labour shortage and skills in demand
Thursday, April 21, 2022
As part of the events related to the Québec économique 10: Compétences et transformation du marché du travail, CIRANO organized a conference on labour shortages and skills in demand on April 21. This activity, animated by Genevieve Dufour, coordinator of the book, provided an opportunity to discuss the major issues concerning the dynamics of the labour market and labour shortage and emerging skills in a transforming labour market.
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Montreal Environmental and Natural Resources Economics Workshop
Friday, April 22, 2022
This day of conferences closed the season of the Environmental and Natural Resources Economics Workshops, presented with the support of CIRANO, CIREQ and Chaire Macroéconomie et Prévisions. Ron Chan (University of Manchester), Laura Taylor (Georgia Tech University), Ujjayant Chakravorty (Tufts University) and Anthony Heyes (University of Ottawa) presented various works.
Bourstad Webinar - Career Options for Graduates in Financial Services
Monday, May 2, 2022
In this webinar on 2022 May 2, experts Benoit Desgroseillers (Finance Montreal), Lyne Groulx (Croesus), Samuel Tétreault (TD Bank Group) and Melissa La Haye (Fiera Capital Corporation) addressed various topics that may impact the industry's workforce needs: The lasting impacts of the pandemic for this industry, the anticipated impact of artificial intelligence and finance technology (fintech); responsible finance and insurance, . ..
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External activity: CRJ-INRS symposium on university graduates
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
University Graduates: Socio-economic Perspectives on Graduation, Job Entry and Overqualification. This colloquium, organized by the Chaire-réseau de recherche sur la jeunesse du Québec and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), provided an opportunity to report on current changes in the relationship between the university education system and the labour market based on recent data and original analyses.
Working Papers
Electrification and development: Empirical evidence on the effect of electricity provision on household welfare (Martino Pelli, Ujjayant Chakravorty)
Seasonal adjustment of daily data with CAMPLET (Barend Abeln, Jan P.A.M. Jacobs, Machiel Mulder)
Copula-based estimation of health concentration curves with an application to COVID-19 (Taoufik Bouezmarni, Mohamed Doukali, Abderrahim Taamouti)
Introduction d’un télérobot en résidences privées : Enjeux légaux et organisationnels (Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, Dary-Anne Tourangeau, Gaëlle Feruzi, Mathieu Kiriakos)
Le Québec économique 10: Compétences et transformation du marché du travail (Genevieve Dufour, Benoit Dostie, Catherine Haeck, Jimmy Jean, Hélène Bégin, ...)
Project Reports
L’enseignement des mathématiques dans les écoles secondaires du Québec: L’alignement entre les enseignants, les concepts mathématiques des programmes ministériels et les concepts mathématiques utilisés dans les emplois STIM (Annie Savard, Alexandre Soares Cavalcante, Daniela Caprioara)
Expériences en numératie - Exploration des cas : royaume uni, australie, france, singapour, ontario et québec (Louise Poirier, Laïla Oubenaïssa)
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