Newsletter - November 2022
Fiscal Policy Challenge, 2022-2023 Edition

CIRANO is pleased to announce the launch of the new edition of the Fiscal Policy Challenge.

The objective of this challenge is to find innovative and rigorous solutions to current public policy issues. Many sectors of activity are challenged by the economic changes that are occurring and innovation presents a unique opportunity to increase the productivity of the Quebec economy! It's in this context that this year's theme, the potential of innovation, was chosen.

The question is: How can innovation contribute to facing the major societal challenges of Quebec?

Information and rules of the contest

The contest is open to master's students or students who have completed 60 or more credits in a bachelor's degree in economics, political science, taxation or any other related field.

For the 3 winners: Three prizes to be shared for a total amount of $4000, as well as the chance to present the fruit of their thoughts to the ministère des Finances du Québec and the possibility of an internship at the ministère des Finances.

Registration deadline: March 31, 2023

More info and registration

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10 years of data on natural hazards collected by the CIRANO Barometer
tw During the 20th Colloque sur la sécurité civile organized by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique (MSP), Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, CIRANO CEO and Fellow, and Ingrid Peignier, Project Director and Principal Director of Partnerships and Research Development at CIRANO, had the opportunity to present new results from the CIRANO Barometers during a plenary conference.
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First survey results of the Hybrid Work Research Project released
tw On September 17, Ali Béjaoui, Associate Professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais and Sylvie St-Onge, Professor at HEC Montréal, both CIRANO researchers and Fellows, presented the highlights of the first survey conducted in the summer of 2022 as part of the Hybrid Work Longitudinal Research Project.
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Lucie Raymond-Brousseau will present a CIRANO project report at the 15th Colloque Excellence en Relève du CIQSS
tw Each year, the QICSS Emerging Excellence Conference is an opportunity for discussion and training on the work carried out by those who are called upon to take over in the field of health and social statistics. Lucie Raymond-Brousseau will present on November 8: The role of universities and intergenerational mobility in Quebec, in relation to a CIRANO project report published in May.
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Creation of an international francophone network in scientific advice
tw CIRANO is proud to count nearly a dozen researchers as co-sponsors or collaborators in the new International Francophone Network in Science Advisory. The announcement of this network - which was made possible thanks to the support of the FRQ - was made on November 3, by Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec and President of the International Network for Governmental Scientific Advice (NGSA), during the forum «S'informer, décider et...faire une différenc».
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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin member of the Quebec delegation on sustainable finance during the climate week
tw Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, professor at Polytechnique Montréal, CIRANO  CEO and Fellow was a member of the Quebec delegation in sustainable finance at the Climate Week that took place in Paris from October 24 to 28, 2022. Organized by Finance Montreal and Montreal International, this delegation had the objective to represent Quebec universities and research centers to highlight the importance of training, research projects and Scientific advice on sustainable finance, addressing climate change, ecological transition, ESG criteria, data science, AI and innovation in Quebec.
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New mandate as Scientific Director of CREGÉS - Centre de recherche et d'expertise en gérontologie sociale for Patrik Marier
tw Congratulations to Patrik Marier, professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University, CIRANO researcher and Fellow, for his new mandate as Scientific Director of CREGÉS - Centre de recherche et d'expertise en gérontologie sociale!
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Maurice Doyon receives the « 2022 Publication of Enduring Quality Award » from the Canadian Agricultural Economic Society
tw Maurice Doyon, full professor at Laval University, CIRANO researcher and Fellow and his co-authors, Christian Allen Vossler (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Daniel Rondeau (University of Victoria) have been awarded by the Canadian Agricultural Economic Society for the Publication of Enduring Quality Award 2022 for the paper « Truth in consequentiality: theory and field evidence on discrete choice experiments ».
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Réjean Hébert is a member of the expert committee for an « Aging at Home » allowance
tw On October 6, 2022, the Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced that the National Seniors Council (NSC) will serve as an expert panel to examine measures, including a potential aging at home benefit, to further support Canadians who wish to age within the comfort of their own homes.
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Jean-Philippe Meloche, speaker at the Forum Réflexion 2050
tw As part of the revision of the 2004 Urban Plan and the 2008 Mobility Plan, the City of Montréal mandated the Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) to hold a consultation on a preparatory document called Projet de Ville : vers un plan d'urbanisme et de mobilité. In this context, Jean-Phillippe Meloche, Director of the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Montreal, Principal Researcher of the CIRANO Territories theme, participated as a speaker at the Citizen's « Forum - Quartiers de l'est », on October 2, 2022.
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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 École 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
Algorithmic prediction: consumer and competition protection issues
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Frédéric Marty, CNRS - Université Côte d'Azur research fellow and CIRANO associate researcher, will give a conference on the advantage linked to the control of data flows. Based on the analysis of the decisional practice of the US Federal Trade Commission, the researcher considers two dimensions of this question. First, what are the risks that may result from undue data mining to the detriment of consumers? Second, can these strategies be the source of an unfair competitive advantage and if so, how can they be remedied?
Informations and registration
External activity: International symposium - digital data in health
Thursday, November 17, 2022
This international conference organized by the Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l’IA et du numérique (OBVIA) in collaboration with its partners proposes to initiate a multidisciplinary and critical reflection on health data by raising the main issues generated by the acceleration of this digital transformation in health, and the creation and availability of digital data.
Informations and registration
Workshop: Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The tenth edition of the joint brownbag for macro research in Montreal will take place on Wednesday November 30 at CIRANO. The Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag gives Montreal-based researchers in macroeconomics the opportunity to meet and discuss each other's work. The event brings together researchers from all economics departments in Montreal and promotes their collaboration. This edition will include 5 presentations with Matteo Cacciatore (HEC Montréal), Étienne Lalé (UQAM), Jay Hyun (HEC Montréal), Guillaume Sublet (Université de Montréal) and Jean-François Rouillard (Université de Sherbrooke).
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Workshop: Montreal Applied Microeconomics Research Day
Friday, December 2, 2022
Organized by Fabian Lange (McGill University, CIRANO and CIREQ), the Montreal Applied Microeconomics Research Day brings together researchers from Montreal for presentations of recent research findings in microeconomics. Each year, this workshop helps strengthen the research network in Montreal and its surroundings.
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Workshop « Experimental and behavioural research »
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Bourstad webinar: Integrating a Bourstad simulation into a financial education course
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Conference - Equity and financial protection for efficient universal health coverage
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Informations and resources
Workshop - Economic Challenges of Demographic Inequalities
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Informations and resources
Webinaire Bourstad: Intégrer une simulation Bourstad en éducation financière
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Gérard Parizeau 2022 Award - Economic Uncertainty, Extreme Risk and Financial Markets
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Working Papers
The Impact of Cyclones on Local Economic Growth: Evidence from Local Projections (Costanza Naguib, Martino Pelli, David Poirier, Jeanne Tschopp)
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)
BAROMÈTRE CIRANO 2022: La perception des risques au Québec (Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Ingrid Peignier, Thomas Gleize)
Project Reports
Impact du design de questions sur la perception des compensations proposées et les intentions de participation au PAD: étude de préfaisabilité (Maurice Doyon, Laure Saulais)
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, Élise Chartrand and Réjean Hébert)
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