Computable general equilibrium (CGE) models and Social accounting matrices (SAMs), Matrix balancing and adjustment methods, Construction of regional statistics


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- 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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CIRANO Publications by André Lemelin

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CIRANO Projects

Reflections for Quebec's recovery: changes in international trade, investment and labour productivity

Réflexions pour la relance du Québec : productivité de la main-d’œuvre, investissements et mutations du commerce international - Publié le September 3, 2020

Jean-Denis Garon, Étienne Lalé, André Lemelin, Julien Martin, Florian Mayneris, Charles Séguin, Dalibor Stevanovic, Sophie Osotimehin

Labour Market, Human Resources, Strategy and International Economy, Work

MEGBEC model transfer project

André Lemelin, Dalibor Stevanovic, Véronique Robichaud

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