Newsletter - October 2022
Launch of the second part of the «En avant math!» initiative

For the past three years, En avant math! has helped identify solutions to ensure the development of a highly qualified workforce in applied mathematics and to promote a better match between the skills of individuals and the needs of the labour market, particularly in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors.

On the occasion of the launch of the second phase of the "En avant math!" partnership on September 27, 2022, CIRANO and the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) presented the results of a dozen research projects carried out as well as initiatives in the field to promote mathematics. This conference was an opportunity to exchange with representatives members from the various ministries: the Ministère des Finances du Québec, the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec, the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur and the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi, et de la Solidarité sociale.

This second component of the partnership will support the development of a highly skilled mathematics workforce and identify solutions for public policy makers.

En avant math! is financially supported by the Government of Quebec.

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Call for papers for a CIRANO Workshop «Behavioral and Experimental Economics for Innovative Policy-Making» and a JESA special issue
tw We are soliciting manuscripts for a special issue of the Journal of the Economic Science Association and the CIRANO Workshop (April 20-21, 2023). Both, special issue and the workshop are in memory of Claude Montmarquette, professor of Economics, holder of the Bell-Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec chair in Experimental Economics at the Université de Montréal and a co-founder of CIRANO.
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CIRANO Barometer on risk perception in Quebec celebrates its 10th anniversary
tw For the past ten years, the CIRANO Barometer on Risk Perception in Quebec has been drawing an evocative portrait of Quebecers' priorities based on the results of surveys developed by CIRANO and administered to a sample of 1000 respondents representative of the Quebec population. In each edition of the CIRANO Barometer, respondents are asked to identify their top two personal and collective concerns from a list of ten major issues. In this year's edition, for the first time since the first survey, economic and financial issues have taken the lead among Quebecers' personal concerns, overtaking issues related to the health system.
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Stimulate reflection and improve students' knowledge through CIRANO's financial and economic education tools
tw For the back-to-school season, CIRANO offers teachers in high schools, CEGEPs and community colleges across Canada some very stimulating financial education activities in which hundreds of thousands of students have participated over the years. FinÉcoLab educational games: for fun learning about financial and economic concepts. The Stock Market Investing 101 course with the Bourstad Program.
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CEO Seminar: Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer - Intact Financial Corporation
tw A privileged meeting with Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer - Intact Financial Corporation, during a 5 to 7 in hybrid format bringing together researchers and business people. A very interesting discussion in which Mr. Mr. Brindamour shared his vision on the major issues facing our society and how we should respond to them!
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Publication of the book «Gestion actif-passif. L'investissement adapté aux besoins des institutions» by Denis Latulippe
tw Denis Latulipe, full professor at Laval University, CIRANO researcher and Fellow, has published a book entitled « Gestion actif-passif. L'investissement adapté aux besoins des institutions », co-authored with Mathieu Corriveau-La-Grenade, which provides a comprehensive overview of asset-liability management, addressing financial, institutional, mathematical, legal and normative issues.
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Bernard Fortin promoted as Professor Emeritus of Laval University
tw Bernard Fortin, CIRANO researcher and Fellow since 1994, was promoted as Professor Emeritus by resolution of the University Council of Université Laval in May 2022. This high distinction recognizes his remarkable contribution to teaching and research as well as to the reputation of Université Laval.
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Jacques Forest receives the Louise-Dandurand Award from the FRQSC
tw Jacques Forest, full professor at ESG UQAM and CIRANO researcher, received the Louise Dandurand award in September from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société Culture (FRQSC) for his article «La rémunération (n') est (pas) une question d'argent». The objectives of this monthly award are to promote and raise the profile of French-language research publications in Quebec and the Francophonie, to encourage open access to French-language research publications and to recognize the social relevance and impact of Quebec research.
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Miville Tremblay appointed to the Board of Directors of the Autorité des marchés financiers
tw Congratulations to Miville Tremblay, CIRANO Visiting Fellow, for his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Autorité des marchés financiers for a period of four years. Miville Tremblay is a seasoned corporate director with 35 years’ experience in economics and finance. He worked at the Bank of Canada, as Senior Director and Regional Representative at the Montréal office (Financial Markets) for close to 17 years.  
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Gérard Parizeau 2022 Award - Economic Uncertainty, Extreme Risk and Financial Markets
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
René Garcia, winner of the 2022 Gérard-Parizeau Award, will give a public conference on October 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at HEC Montréal on the occasion of the official presentation of the award. The Gérard-Parizeau Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a researcher in the fields of economics, management or history. René Garcia is a full professor of economics at the Université de Montréal and has been a CIRANO Fellow for over 25 years. His involvement with CIRANO, notably as Scientific Director for several years, has been instrumental in developing partnerships and collaborations between academic research and financial practice.
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Webinaire Bourstad: Intégrer une simulation Bourstad en éducation financière
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Un webinaire Bourstad créé spécialement pour les enseignants! Sujets traités dans ce webinaire : facteurs ayant un impact sur la littératie financière, modèles d'intégration pédagogique, fonctionnement de base des marchés financiers, objectifs de placement, stratégies de gestion de portefeuille, investissement responsable, soutien des enseignants.   Cet événement aura lieu en français
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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.  
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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. 
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Bourstad webinar: Integrating a Bourstad simulation into a financial education course
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
A Bourstad webinar created especially for teachers! Content of this webinar : factors impacting financial literacy; educational integration models; basic functioning of financial markets; investment objectives; portfolio management strategies; sustaining investment; support for teachers.
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Annual conference of the Canadian Public Economics Group (CPEG)
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.
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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.
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2022 Macro Montréal Workshop: Business Cycles and Policy
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Launch of the CIRANO 2022 Barometer
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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External activity: Election debate - Public health at the heart of the debate
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
External activity: On the road to the 2022 Quebec elections
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Workshop in Memory of Professor Ngo Van Long
Friday, September 23, 2022
En avant math! Forum
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Informations and resources
Webinaire Bourstad: Programme Bourstad pour les écoles secondaires et les cégeps
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Bourstad webinar: Bourstad program for high schools and post-secondary colleges
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Working Papers
Heterogeneous peer effects and gender-based interventions for teenage obesity (Margherita Comola, Rokhaya Dieye, Bernard Fortin)
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 (Jean-Philippe Meloche, François Vaillancourt)
BAROMÈTRE CIRANO 2022: La perception des risques au Québec (Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Ingrid Peignier, Thomas Gleize)
Risques liés aux chaînes d’approvisionnement : réalité vécue et perceptions de la population du Québec (Thierry Warin)
Supply chains under pressure: How can data science help? (Thierry Warin)
Chaînes logistiques sous pression : Comment la science des données peut-elle aider ? (Thierry Warin)
Project Reports
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, Elise Chartrand et Réjean Hébert)
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