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Biography

After a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in economics from Université Laval, André Lemelin obtained a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He was professor at the Economics Department of Université Laval (1978-1983), before joining the Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre of the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), where he is now an honorary professor. He is mainly interested in Computable General Equilibrium (CGCM) models. He was co-head, with Bernard Decaluwé of Université Laval, of the design and development of a calculable general equilibrium model of Quebec for the Quebec Ministry of Finance, with the collaboration of the Institut de la Quebec Statistics (2000-2005). He is also a co-author of the CGE models of the PEP standard series and is a resource person in the Partnership for Economic Policy's Modeling and Policy Impact Analysis (MPIA) program (PEP: http: //www.pep- net.org). He has also developed an expertise in the development of regional statistics: thus, in collaboration with the Quebec Institute of Statistics (ISQ), he has devised a method that ISQ applies annually to estimate the GDP by industry of the regions. administrative and metropolitan areas. Based on his experience in MEGC and regional statistics, he has since 2015 been developing a multi-regional MEGC in Quebec (in partnership with Véronique Robichaud). Finally, André Lemelin has published a manual of quantitative methods applied to urban and regional studies, in Spanish and French (e-book), the result of 14 years of teaching to students more focused on a qualitative approach to research.
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