Newsletter - September 2022
CIRANO's thematic year focuses on the challenges of supply chains!

In the complex economic context we are currently faced with the pandemic and current issues related to labour shortages, climate challenges, and the economic situation related to the war in Ukraine, this theme will explore the various issues related to supply chains.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of industries to supply chain disruptions. This is compounded by transportation problems, energy and commodity price increases. Addressing these challenges can also help to create local opportunities in terms of innovation capacity and environmental impact.

Under the aegis of the principal investigators of the Global economy and Territories themes and the CIRANO pole in Data science for trade and intermodal transport, the research program will adopt this theme by organizing several activities and conferences on the subject.

Videos: Le défis des chaînes d'approvisionnement 

Panels from the 2022-2023 Theme Year Launch Preview: Meeting Supply Chain Challenges

Activities related to the thematic year

CIRANO was pleased to welcome many actors of the ecosystem at the preview of the launch of the thematic year, on July 7, 2022.

This first milestone of the thematic year sets the stage for other activities and publications to come.

We count on you to share it on your networks and with your students!

Past events

July 7, 2022: Preview of the launch of the 2022-2023 annual theme: Facing the Challenges of Supply Chains

August 25, 2022: The strategic challenge of relocating value chains in Quebec, Canada and the world


Risques liés aux chaînes d’approvisionnement : réalité vécue et perceptions de la population du Québec – Thierry Warin

Chaînes logistiques sous pression : Comment la science des données peut-elle aider ? – Thierry Warin

The return of inflation: a banker’s perspective – Robert Amzallag

Towards a multi-stakeholder Intermodal Trade-Transportation Data-Sharing and Knowledge Exchange Network - Alain Dudoit, Molivann Panot et Thierry Warin

Trade policy 2.0 and algorithms: towards the "easification" of FTA implementation – Lucian Cernat

Other publications

The CIRANO team wishes you a good start of the school year
tw A new academic year is beginning and the entire CIRANO team wishes you a year rich in projects, exchanges and success! New recruits have been added to the team in 2022 including Carole Vincent, Director of Knowledge Mobilization, Isabelle Winter, Executive Assistant to the Office of the President and CEO, Secretariat and Communications, Sarah Elimam, Executive Assistant - Academic Partnerships and Special Projects and finally Olivier Songo Mputu, administrative assistant and event support. 
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Appointment of Jean-Philippe Meloche as Director of the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture
tw Jean-Philippe Meloche becomes Director of the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the Université de Montréal. Holder of a Ph.D. in geography from the Université de Montréal, he is specialized in urban economics and local and regional economic development. He is particularly interested in local public finance, urban economics, mobility, real estate development and urban infrastructure.CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2010, Jean-Philippe Meloche is Principal Investigator of the Territories CIRANO theme
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Marie Connolly is the new Vice-Dean of Research at ESG UQAM
tw Congratulations to Marie Connolly, full professor in the Department of Economics at ESG UQAM, CIRANO researcher and Fellow, for her appointment as Vice-Dean of Research at ESG UQAM. Holder of a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, Professor Connolly is a CIRANO Fellow and Researcher since 2009. She sits on scientific boards and the steering committee of the Centre d'étude sur la pauvreté et l'exclusion du Québec.
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Benoit Dostie holds the new Power Corporation of Canada Chair
tw Congratulations to Benoit Dostie who has been appointed Power Corporation of Canada Chair in Labour Relations, Compensation and Benefits. Benoit Dostie is a full professor at HEC Montréal, a CIRANO Fellow and researcher since 2001, responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the socio-economic impacts of digital intelligence and principal researcher of the Innovation and digital transformation theme.
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René Garcia receives the Gérard-Parizeau 2022 Award
tw HEC Montréal has awarded the Gérard-Parizeau 2022 prize to René Garcia, full professor of economics at the Université de Montréal and CIRANO Fellow. The Gérard-Parizeau Prize is a distinction, accompanied by a $30,000 scholarship, awarded by HEC Montréal for the past 20 years to recognize the outstanding contribution of a researcher in the fields of economics and management or history. The 2022 edition focused on the study of «economic conditions and financial markets». 
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CIRANO experts consulted as part of a MAPAQ strategic thinking exercise
tw Annie Royer, principal researcher of the Sustainable Development and Agri-Food theme at CIRANO and professor at Laval University, and Ingrid Peignier, Principal Director of Partnerships and Research Valorization at CIRANO, were invited on June 22, 2022 to participate in a strategic reflection session in Quebec Cityin preparation for the development of the next strategic plan of the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ).
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Roxane Borgès Da Silva member of the working group on the post-COVID-19 condition
tw Roxane Borgès Da Silva, full professor at the Université de Montréal, principal investigator of the CIRANO Health theme and head of the CIRANO pole on the efficiency of health services, has been appointed by Canada's Chief Scientific Officer as a member of the Working Group on Post-COVID-19 Condition.
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Launch of the CIRANO 2022 Barometer
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Come and discover the issues that are a priority for Quebec society! The 2022 Risk Perception Barometer takes stock of Quebecers' concerns and perceptions about 53 societal issues, such as access to health services, vaccination, epidemics, climate change, the rising cost of living, real estate, the public debt, and major energy projects. During the launch, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Ingrid Peignier and Thomas Gleize will present the highlights of the 2022 edition!
Informations and registration
External activity: Election debate - Public health at the heart of the debate
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
The School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal (ESPUM) in collaboration with the Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ), the Centre de recherche en santé publique (CReSP), the Association des spécialistes en médecine préventive du Québec (ASMPQ) and the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) will present on September 13, an electoral debate titled "Public Health at the Heart of the Debate" with four of the main parties in the running and their representatives designated for this exchange to be held on October 3.
Informations and registration
External activity: On the road to the 2022 Quebec elections
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
To conclude the activity En route vers les élections du Québec 2022 : les enjeux de finances publiques, the Chaire en Fiscalité et Finances Publiques (CFFP) presents an electoral debate on public finance and taxation issues. A candidate from each of the main political parties in Quebec will present their vision of government objectives and their party's priorities, the changes they are considering in terms of taxation and the financial framework underlying their proposals. This will be followed by a question period.
Informations and registration
Workshop in Memory of Professor Ngo Van Long
Friday, September 23, 2022
This two-day workshop is organized in honor of Ngo Van Long, who received a Ph.D. in economics from the Australian National University, he was a professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University and a CIRANO Fellow. Professor Long has made significant and lasting contributions in several distinct but related fields, emphasizing their complementarity and intersections: resource and environmental economics, international trade theory, dynamic optimization and dynamic game theory in economics, and industrial organization theory.
Informations and registration
CEO Seminar: Charles Brindamour
Monday, September 26, 2022
Mr. Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer, Intact Financial Corporation, will share his experience during a 5 to 7 meeting in hybrid format with researchers and business people. His presentation will focus on « The major issues of our society: How we must respond! ».
En avant math! Forum
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
For the past three years, the Centre de recherches mathématiques de l’Université de Montréal (CRM) and CIRANO have been collaborating to establish a strategy to foster the development of a highly qualified workforce in applied mathematics for advanced fields. The national initiative «En avant math!», under the direction of Genevieve Dufour, Director of Major Collaborative Projects at CIRANO, aims to promote mathematics and increase numeracy. Discover during this conference, on Septembre 27, you will learn about the work done during these three years of partnership as well as the next steps of the project.
Informations and registration
Workshop - Economic Challenges of Demographic Inequalities
Thursday, October 13, 2022
This workshop, organized by Raquel Fonseca (ESG-UQAM and CIRANO) and Marie-Louise Leroux (ESG-UQAM and CIRANO), is on research related to the economic challenges of demographic inequalities. The presentations are related to gender inequalities, intergenerational inequalities, income and wealth inequalities, and health inequalities.  
Informations and registration
Conference - Equity and financial protection for efficient universal health coverage
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
This conference, organized by the CIRANO Pole on the Efficiency of Health Services and Policies, the  Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être of Québec and the Centre de recherche en santé publique, will take place on October 18, 2022 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in a hybrid format. Stéphane Verguet, Associate Professor of Global Health in the Department of Population and Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and faculty member at the Harvard Center for Health Decision Science, will discuss how to explicitly include the redistribution and equity goals in economic evaluations and public health priority setting. 
Informations and registration
Annual conference of the Canadian Public Economics Group (CEPG)
Friday, November 4, 2022
Each year, the Canadian Public Economics Group (CEPG) organizes a conference bringing together Canadian and international economists working in the field of public economics.  The event will take place on November 4 and 5 at CIRANO or on Zoom.  About fifteen speakers and a dozen of discussants will cover topics related to taxation, political economy, health economics and the economics of aging.
Informations and registration
36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Macro Study Group (CMSG)
Friday, November 11, 2022
The 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Macro Study Group (CMSG) will be held on november 11-12, 2022 in Montréal. The meeting is organized by the Department of Economics at the Ecole des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM). The goal of the CMSG is to encourage exchanges and collaborations among Canadian researchers in macroeconomics and to provide a platform for Canadian researchers, especially young researchers, for the presentation of their work.
Informations and registration
Challenges and promises of tax reform
Monday, June 13, 2022
Informations and replay
Summer conference on industrial organization
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Conference of Montreal of the International Economic Forum of the Americas
Monday, July 11, 2022
Working Papers
Mesure des années de vie ajustées par la qualité de vie globale au Québec : le 13-MD (Mustapha Touré, Thomas G. Poder)
Measuring Small Business Dynamics and Employment with Private-Sector Real-Time Data (André Kurmann, Étienne Lalé, Lien Ta)
Le partage du financement des services de l’agglomération de Montréal en 2020: État des lieux, analyse et éléments de comparaison (François Vaillancourt, Jean-Philippe Meloche)
Comments on competition policy and labour markets (Marcel Boyer)
Commentaires sur la politique de la concurrence et les marchés du travail (Marcel Boyer)
The evolution of inequality in education trajectories and graduation outcomes in the US (Christian Belzil, Jörgen Hansen, Xingfei Liu)
The optimal design of assisted reproductive technologies policies (Marie-Louise Leroux, Pierre Pestieau, Grégory Ponthière)
Choosing to Pay More for Electricity: an experiment on the level of residential consumer cooperation (Noemie Martin, Pierre-Olivier Pineau)
Analyse des préférences des résidents-propriétaires de la ville de Québec pour l’aménagement de bassins de rétention à proximité (Maurice Doyon, Stéphane Bergeron, Jacinthe Cloutier)
The World Health Organization in a Post-COVID-19 Era: An Exploration of Public Engagement on Twitter (Thierry Warin)
Les travailleurs des plateformes numériques de transport de personnes et de livraison de repas au Québec : profil et motivations (Mircea Vultur, Lucie Enel, Louis-Pierre Barrette, Simon Viviers)
Chaînes logistiques sous pression : Comment la science des données peut-elle aider ? (Thierry Warin)
Supply chains under pressure: How can data science help? (Thierry Warin)
Risques liés aux chaînes d’approvisionnement : réalité vécue et perceptions de la population du Québec (Thierry Warin)
Project Reports
Les problèmes de santé physique et mentale au travail dans le réseau de la santé: comprendre les causes et y remédier (Carl-Ardy Dubois, Kathleen Bentein , Alain Marchand, Alexandre Prud'homme, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, ...)
Expérience au travail du personnel des établissements de soins de longue durée lors de la première vague de la pandémie de COVID-19 au Québec (Carl-Ardy Dubois, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Alexandre Prud'homme)
Revue de littérature sur l’incidence fiscale des taxes sur les entreprises (Julien Martin, Florian Mayneris)
All publications