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(2014-10-17) Un Fellow CIRANO, auteur du livre « Portrait de famille »
Alain Dubuc, Fellow invité CIRANO, vient de faire publier aux Éditions La Presse, le livre « Portrait de famille - 14 vrais ou faux mythes québécois » dont l’objet est de comparer les perceptions que les Québécois ont d’eux-mêmes et du Québec aux faits, aux statistiques et aux données vérifiables. M. Dubuc est reconnaissant au CIRANO pour l’aide que celui-ci lui a apportée. Pour en savoir plus

(2014-10-10) Parution de l'ouvrage "Droit et politiques de la santé"
Deux membres du CIRANO, Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, Fellow, et Joanne Castonguay, vice-président adjointe, sont parmi les auteurs qui ont rédigé cet ouvrage qui traite des aspects les plus importants du droit et des politiques de la santé dans le Québec d'aujourd'hui. Chacun des 24 chapitres aborde un sujet d'actualité qui sera utile aux praticiens du droit, tandis que l'ensemble de l'ouvrage présente l'évolution du système de santé et de sa gouverne. Pour un bref aperçu du livre

(2014-10-06) La présidente du conseil de CIRANO reçoit le Prix Femme d’exception 2014
Le Y des femmes de Montréal et sa Fondation viennent de décerner à Louise Roy le grand Prix Femme d’exception. Cette distinction lui a été remise le 30 septembre dernier lors de la 21e édition des Prix Femmes de mérite. Ces prix visent à reconnaître et à mettre en lumière la contribution remarquable de femmes dont le parcours influence positivement le rôle et la place des femmes pour l’avancement de la société.

(2014-09-29) 5e anniversaire du Québec économique - November 3, 2014
Un colloque, organisé par Marcelin Joanis, CIRANO et Polytechnique Montréal, se tiendra au CIRANO sur le thème « Vers une gestion publique influencée par les résultats de la recherche sur les politiques publiques ». Ce colloque réunira plusieurs auteur(e)s des cinq éditions du Québec économique, incluant le ministre des Finances du Québec, M. Carlos Leitao et en conférence d'ouverture M. Henri-Paul Rousseau. Pour information et inscription

(2014-09-24) Plan gouvernemental sur les hydrocarbures : Une vice-présidente du CIRANO nommée au sein du comité directeur
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, vice-présidente des groupes Développement durable et Risque, rejoint ce comité à titre d'experte indépendante. Ce comité est chargé de superviser deux évaluations environnementales stratégiques sur l'exploitation des hydrocarbures. Ce comité mettra en place cinq chantiers, madame de Marcellis-Warin sera mise à contribution pour le chantier Transport. Pour en savoir plus

(2014-09-19) La présidente du conseil de CIRANO reçoit le Prix des Fellows 2014
Louise Roy, présidente du conseil, a rejoint le groupe d’administrateurs éminents en recevant de l’Institut des administrateurs de sociétés (IAS) le Prix des Fellows 2014, plus haute distinction attribuée aux administrateurs de sociétés au Canada. Mme Roy a été intronisée lors du 17e Gala annuel des Fellows de l’IAS qui a eu lieu le 18 septembre 2014. Toutes nos félicitations.

(2014-09-18) Lunch-Time Conference : Innovation, Health and Wealth
Kevin Kiely,International Executive of Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, and Andrew Riley, CEO AHSN, viendront nous entretenir sur l'adoption et l'implantation par la Grande-Bretagne d'une stratégie basée sur l'innovation pour assurer la viabilité du système de santé. . Date limite des inscriptions : 2 octobre 2014.
Pour information et inscription

(2014-09-15) 3nd Annual CIRANO-Sam M. Walton College of Business Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance
On behalf of CIRANO and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the organizers welcome you to the 3rd Annual Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance on Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4, 2014 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The program is now available.
For more information and registration

(2014-09-15) Un Fellow CIRANO élu membre d'honneur en 2014 à la FAERE
Marcel Boyer, Fellow CIRANO, a été élu Membre d'honneur de la French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (FAERE) lors du congrès 2014 de la FAERE à l’Université de Montpellier. M. Boyer a été reconnu pour ses travaux de recherche en économie de l’environnement.
Pour en savoir plus

(2014-09-11) Un Fellow CIRANO élu parmi les nouveaux membres de la Société Royale du Canada
Michel Magnan, Fellow CIRANO, fait partie de la promotion 2014 des nouveaux membres élus le 9 septembre 2014 par a Société Royale du Canada. Cette élection constitue le plus grand honneur qui puisse être accordé à un universitaire qui travaille dans les domaines des arts, des lettres et des sciences. Une cérémonie officielle aura lieu le 22 novembre 2014 pour la remise des distinctions. Pour lire le communiqué de presse

(2014-09-11) Conférence Les Affaires - 16 septembre 2014
Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, Fellow CIRANO, sera la présidente d'honneur lors de la conférence Les Affaires sur l'Octroi et gestion des contrats publics. Après deux ans d’enquêtes et d’audiences, la Commission d’enquête sur l’octroi et la gestion des contrats publics dans l’industrie de la construction (CEIC) se penchera à la rentrée sur les recommandations qu’elle formulera au gouvernement.
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(2014-08-27) "Le Québec économique 5 (2013-2014) - Les grands enjeux de finances publiques"
For its fifth edition (2013-2014), economic Quebec 5 focuses on economic determinants of the state of public finances, as in exports and productivity. This book was performed under the direction of Luc Godbout and Marcelin Joanis. Published by Presses de l'Université Laval (PUL), in bookstore or electronically from September 3, 2014.
Pour plus d'information

(2014-08-20) International Forum on Health
CIRANO is one of the partnerd of this Forum which to be held at Palais des Congrès de Montréal on October 7-8, 2014. This Forum is a unique opportunity to discuss and debate health issues with conferences by international speakers, presentations, workshops, case studies and round tables with moderators. For more information

(2014-08-11) Seminar : Medicaid Insurance in Old Age - September 2, 2014
On September 2, Eric French, professor of economics at University College London, will be the guest speaker at a seminar which will be held at CIRANO. Mr. French will speak about his research paper entitled "Medicaid Insurance in Old Age". Registration is free but mandatory. Bring your lunch. Pour information et inscription

(2014-07-22) Call for papers - Workshop "Central Banking and Supervision, What Have We Learned Since 2008?"
CIRANO and HEC Montreal invite papers for the workshop "Central Banking and Supervision, What Have We Learned Since 2008?" to be held on November 13-14, 2014 at CIRANO. Proposal should be sent before September 1st, 2014.
For more information

(2014-07-17) Un Fellow CIRANO au nouveau Comité-Conseil sur les changements climatiques
Bernard Sinclair Desgagné, Fellow au CIRANO, est membre de ce nouveau comité dont la première réunion a été présidé par le ministre du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, M. David Heurtel. Ce comité lequel est chargé de conseiller le gouvernement sur les orientations et sur les actions les plus porteuses en matière de lutte contre les changements climatiques. Pour lire le communiqué de presse

(2014-07-15) Conférence : « La gestion des risques à la retraite : les défis émergents »
On September 3, 2014, held at the Université Laval, a conference was organized by CIRANO, CIRPÉE and The Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change. The topic of this conference wash on "Managing post-retirement risks: looming challenges".
To see the présentations

(2014-06-19) Un Fellow CIRANO promu au plus haut grade de l'Ordre national du Québec
Claude Castonguay, Fellow-invité au CIRANO, a été promu au grade de grand officier de l'Ordre national du Québec, la plus haute distinction de l'Ordre national, le 18 juin 2013. Toutes nos félicitations à M. Castonguay. Pour lire le communiqué

(2014-06-13) Quatre Fellows CIRANO impliqués dans deux nouveaux comités créés par le Gouvernement du Québec
Les Fellows Luc Godbout et Pierre-Carl Michaud feront partie de la Commission d'examen sur la fiscalité québécoise pour accroître l'efficacité, l'équité et la compétitivité du régime fiscal. Les Fellows Claude Montmarquette et Robert Gagné seront membres de la Commission de révision permanente des programmes.
Lire le communiqué de presse de la Commission d'examen sur la fiscalité - Lire le communiqué de presse de la Commission de révision permanente des programmes

(2014-06-10) Vers une stratégie pour mettre fin à l’itinérance : Résultats du projet Chez Soi de Montréal
Éric Latimer, Fellow CIRANO, animera une conférence le 19 juin intitulée « Vers une stratégie pour mettre fin à l’itinérance : Résultats du projet Chez Soi de Montréal. Les résultats du projet seront présentés et les implications des résultats pour les politiques en itinérance seront discutées. Inscription gratuite mais obligatoire. Pour information et inscription

(2014-06-03) A new group is created at CIRANO: The Economics of Demographic Change
Jean-Yves Duclos, Professor of economics at Université Laval, will be the Vice-President of this new group. The population of Quebec and Canada will experience over the next few years significant demographic changes. The aims of this group will be, among other things, to improve the state of knowledge on the impact of these changes on behavior, standards of living, private wealth, the health of the population and the public finances of the Quebec and Canadian governments. The group will also provide our partners and the entire scientific community with analytical tools at the cutting edge of research on these issues.

(2014-05-29) Des chercheurs du CIRANO parmi les plus visibles dans les médias
Selon une recension effectuée pour l'Université de Montréal, trois Fellows CIRANO figurent dans le classement annuel des chercheurs dans les médias électroniques en 2013 suite à leurs activités de recherche. Il s'agit de Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Brahim Boudarbat et Claude Montmarquette.
Voir le classement annuel - Lire la nouvelle

(2014-05-06) Conférence : « Recommandations du Groupe d’experts pour un financement axé sur les patients »
Wendy Thomson, Fellow CIRANO, sera notre conférencière-invitée au CIRANO le 5 juin 2014. Mme Thomson présentera les raisons pour lesquelles elle croit qu’il est urgent et nécessaire que le Québec modifie ses mécanismes de financement et applique les recommandations du comité d’experts. Inscription gratuite mais obligatoire. Pour information et inscription

(2014-04-30) Conference : The new integrated carbon market California-Québec
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, HEC Montréal and CIRANO, will be our guest speaker at CIRANO on May 12, 2014. His presentation will trace briefly the history and motivations of the integrated carbon market, explain its operation, and offer some tips on its consequences for Quebec. Registration is free but mandatory. For information and registration

(2014-04-30) Conference : Land and Urbanization in China
This conference will take place at CIRANO on May 16, 2014. As China develops, challenges of rapid city growth and land scarcity loom large. CIRANO’s day-long conference will bring together an inter-disciplinary group of experts to discuss recent research relating to this critical urbanization-land nexus. L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
For information and registration

(2014-04-28) Conferences of our researchers
● Pierre-Carl Michaud, Fellow CIRANO, 30 avril 2014 : 5e Journée éducation financière de l'AMF.
● Marcel Boyer, Fellow CIRANO, 21 mai 2014 : Réinventer le modèle québécois, IEDM.
● Martin Boyer et Pierre-Carl Michaud (membres du CIRANO), 9-12 juin 2014 : La Conférence de Montréal : Le forum économique international des Amériques.

(2014-04-28) Vient de paraître : rapport Godbout-Montmarquette sur l’état des finances publiques
MM. Luc Godbout et Claude Montmarquette, tous deux membres du CIRANO, viennent de rendre public leur rapport sur l’état des finances publiques du Québec, après l'avoir été déposé au Conseil des ministres le 24 avril dernier. Les auteurs ont fait plusieurs constats et ont identifié différentes options pour retrouver la voie de l’équilibre budgétaire. Lire le rapport

(2014-04-22) For a more entrepreneurial and prosperous Quebec
Desjardins Group's Economic Studies in collaboration with CIRANO provide a composite summary of the major studies and key thoughts on the challenges faced by Quebec businesses. Following a close analysis of the environment in which Quebec businesses operate, and having identified the many challenges they are faced with, the authors conclude that Quebec businesses' contribution to the economy can be improved. To read the summary - To read the report (in French)

(2014-04-11) Inauguration officielle des nouveaux locaux du CIRANO - 24 avril 2014
À cette occasion, M. Pierre Lavoie,donnera une conférence qui s'intitule « Responsabilité et engagement ». Dans tout ce qu’il entreprend, Pierre Lavoie transmet son énergie créatrice et convainc son entourage qu’il est toujours possible de surmonter les défis, si on leur fait face avec la bonne attitude. Il incarne à lui seul une belle leçon de courage, de respect, et de dépassement de soi. Sur invitation seulement

(2014-03-31) Conference: Cooperation among heterogeneous agents
Claudia Keser, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen/CIRANO, will be our guest-speaker at CIRANO on April 7, 2014. Registration is mandatory. For more information and registration

(2014-03-26) Be prepared! Avoid losing your organizational reputation
As strong as it is, no company can claim to be immune from attack. If the incident started internally or externally, nothing is more difficult than to communicate effectively in time of crisis. From Nathalie Marcellis-Warin, VP Risk Group and Sustainability at CIRANO is the honorary President of the conference Les Affaires of April 9, 2014.

(2014-03-26) Elections: CIRANO takes the pulse of Twitter
Since the announcement of the elections until the day of the ballot, on the 7th of April, the site elections.cirano.qc.ca allows you to visualize the presence of political parties as well as the political themes that are of concern to the users of Twitter. In addition, highlights of the last 24 hours will be published each day by the CIRANO on Twitter (@ciranomtl). Press release.

(2014-03-25) A Collective Action for Integrity in the construction industry in Quebec
The CIRANO was commissioned by the Association de la Construction du Québec and produced a report proposing the implementation of concrete actions to promote ethics and integrity in the construction industry in Quebec. The proposals are based on the review of existing integrity programs that have been implemented elsewhere in the world, the results of consultations with contractors as well as the results of a survey conducted amongst the population of Quebec. Report (French) - Executive Summary (French)

(2014-03-17) Table ronde : Le rêve européen pour les entreprises québécoises?
Le 27 mars 2014, à l'Hôtel Sofitel, dans un format de table ronde, plusieurs experts du développement économique international et de l’Accord économique et commercial global Canada-UE, se prononceront sur le potentiel, les enjeux, les opportunités et les stratégies gagnantes pour les entreprises québécoises.
Pour information et inscription

(2014-03-05) Lancement du livre "Réinventer le Québec : Douze chantiers à entreprendre"
Les auteurs, Marcel Boyer et Nathalie Elgrably-Lévy dressent un portrait de la performance du modèle québécois et définissent douze chantiers à entreprendre pour assurer l’atteinte de notre potentiel socio-économique, dangereusement freiné par un déficit de liberté, d’autonomie et de responsabilité individuelles et institutionnelles. « Le Québec vit nettement au-dessous de ses moyens ». L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire. Pour information et inscription

(2014-02-19) CIRANO has moved
On February 21st, CIRANO has moved into new offices at the following address : 1130, Sherbrooke west, suite 1400, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 2M8. Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

(2014-02-17) L’indépendance énergétique des États-Unis va-t-elle modifier la géopolitique du pétrole dans le monde?
M. Antoine Ayoub, professeur émérite à l'Université Laval, sera notre conférencier-invité lors de la conférence qui se tiendra dans les nouveaux locaux du CIRANO le 13 mars prochain sur L’indépendance énergétique des États-Unis et la géopolitique du pétrole dans le monde. L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
Pour information et inscription

(2014-02-10) Economic and political challenges to recovery and fiscal sustainability in the U.S.A.
On March 14, 2014, CIRANO was the host of a conference held in our new offices on "Economic and political challenges to recovery and fiscal sustainability in the U.S.A.". Several guest speakers have discussed their studies on this topic. To see presentations

(2014-01-31) Lunch-Time conference on Investor’s perspective and value creation
Dominique Jacquet, Université de Paris Ouest, , will be the guest speaker at a lunch-time conference which will be held at CIRANO on February 14. Mr. Jacquet will speak on "Investor’s perspective and value creation, the acquisition of Nexen by CNOOC. Registration is free, but mandatory.
For information and registration

(2014-01-24) L’entrepreneuriat social et environnemental
February 28, 2014, from 9 am to 5 pm, a conference will be held at CIRANO on "social and environmental entrepreneurship." They will address the economic and political environment conducive to the emergence of companies in the social sphere or in the environment. Pour information

(2013-12-17) La présidente du Conseil d'administration de CIRANO reconnue pour sa performance exceptionnelle
Louise Roy, présidente du conseil d’administration de CIRANO, figure parmi les quatre titulaires des titres des Fellows 2014. Mme Roy sera honorée pour ses réalisations en gouvernance de sociétés lors du 17e Gala annuel des Fellows le 18 septembre 2014 à Montréal. Toutes nos félicitations à Mme Roy. Lire le communiqué de presse

(2013-12-16) Le Lauréat du Prix Vogel 2013 est un membre du CIRANO
À Paris le jeudi 12 décembre 2013, le Prix Vogel 2013, distinguant les auteurs d’ouvrage en droit économique, a été décerné à Ejan Mackaay, Fellow CIRANO, Ce prix récompense M. Mackaay pour son ouvrage excellent et novateur intitulé "Law and Economics for Civil Law Systems" portant sur l’analyse économique du droit à l’aide de concepts civilistes. Toutes nos félicitations au professeur Mackaay. Lire le communiqué de presse - ebooks - Voir les photos

(2013-12-05) Louise Roy, gagnante des prix Top 100 au Réseau des femmes excécutives
Le CIRANO a le plaisir d’annoncer que Louise Roy, présidente du conseil d’administration, est une des récipiendaires des prix Top 100 : les Canadiennes les plus influentes de 2013 du Réseau des femmes exécutives (Women's Executive Network). Ces prix Top 100 de 2013 soulignent et récompensent les réalisations professionnelles de femmes oeuvrant dans les secteurs public, privé et sans but lucratif partout au pays. Lire l'article - section : Accenture Corporate Directors Award

(2013-11-13) "Quels sont les coûts réels des bris d'infrastructures souterraines au Québec?"
CIRANO invites you on November 28, 2013 to a conference to present the main results of the report on the actual costs of infrastructure failure in Quebec. The presentation will be followed by a reception. Registration is free but mandatory.
Pour information et inscription

(2013-11-13) 7th Healthcare Industry Forum
The theme of the 7th edition is Better Performance Through Innovation! The Forum will also provide exciting networking opportunities for participants. This Forum will take place at Québec city on December 4, 2013.
For information and registration

(2013-10-28) Conference on "la gestion du risque pays : Le recouvrement de dettes souveraines dans un contexte de crise"
Céline Nègre, avocate au barreau de Paris, sera notre conférencière-invitée le 27 novembre 2013 au CIRANO. Sa conférence portera sur la gestion du risque pays : Le recouvrement de dettes souveraines dans un contexte de crise. L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
Pour information et inscription

(2013-10-28) Conference on Effectiveness of R&D subsidies
Pierre Mohnen, University of Maastricht-MERIT-NL, was our guest speaker on November 29, 2013 at CIRANO. Mr Mohnen has spoken on the Effectiveness of R&D subsidies : Evidence from Europe.
To see his presentation

(2013-10-23) Identifying Banking Crises Using Money Market Pressure
CIRANO Associate Fellow Jan P.A.M. Jacobs (U. Groningen) was the guest speaker at a joint CIRANO-CIREQ seminar on October 31st, 2013 at CIRANO. He has spoken about his paper entitled "Identifying Banking Crises Using Money Market Pressure:New Evidence For a Large Set of Countries". To see his presentation

(2013-09-30) CIRANO-CIREQ Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
9th Annual CIRANO-CIREQ Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy will take place on October 11-12 at CIRANO. Registration is free but mandatory. For information and registration

(2013-09-27) L’Après Comité D’Amours : Où en sommes-nous?
Une conférence sur l'épargne-retraite et les fonds de pensions au Québec s'est tenue le 17 octobre 2013 au Centre Mont-Royal.
Pour voir les présentations

(2013-09-13) Poursuite des objectifs d'accès, d'équité et d'innovation de la Politique du médicament du Québec
Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, Fellow CIRANO, animera une conférence le 17 octobre prochain sur la poursuite des objectifs d'accès, d'équité et d'innovation de la Politique du médicament du Québec : les ententes avec l'industrie sont-elles pertinentes? L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
Pour plus d'information et inscription

(2013-09-13) Lancement du livre « Stratégies logistiques et matières dangereuses »
Polytechnique Montréal, Les Presses internationales Polytechnique et le CIRANO ont eu le plaisir de procéder, le 24 septembre 2013, au lancement du livre "Stratégies logistiques et matières dangereuses" écrit sous la direction de Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Martin Trépanier et Ingrid Peignier. Pour voir les photos de la soirée

(2013-09-04) Workshop "Networks 2013"
The 2nd Annual CIRANO-CIREQ Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance will be held at CIRANO on October 25-26, 2013. The program is now available on line. There is no fee for attending the conference, but registration is required.
For more information and registration

(2013-09-04) 5 Questions sur la performance du Québec
Marcel Boyer, CIRANO Fellow, will be our guest speaker for the lunch-time conference which will be held at CIRANO on November 1st, 2013. He will speak on Quebec's performance. Registration is free, but mandatory..
for information and registration

(2013-09-03) Les chaînes de production globales et le développement durable
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, CIRANO Fellow, will be our guest speaker for the lunch-time conference which will be held at CIRANO on October 4, 2013. He will speak on Global supply chains and sustainable development. Registration is free but mandatory.
For more information and registration

(2013-09-03) Vertical specialization, tariff shirking and trade
Ari van Assche, CIRANO Fellow, was our guest speaker for the lunch-time conference which were be held at CIRANO on November 15, 2013. He has spoken on Vertical specialization, tariff shirking and trade.
For more information and registration

(2013-08-22) Le prix unique du livre
Ejan MacKaay, membre du CIRANO, est l'auteur du rapport visant à examiner les enjeux et les effets prévisibles d'une politique de prix unique du livre au Québec. Le 21 août 2013, M. Mackaay est intervenu devant la Commission de la culture et de l’éducation au sujet de la réglementation du prix de vente au public des livres neufs.
Allocution devant la Commission de la culture et de l’éducation - Lire le rapport

(2013-08-22) Best paper award for two CIRANO members
Casualty Actuarial Society has awarded Simon van Norden, Eric Jacquier, and Martin Boyer for the best paper on the Theory of risk. Their paper "Are Underwriting Cycles Real and Forecastable?” was published in Journal of Risk and Insurance¨ 79: 995–1015 (2012).

(2013-07-11) Dangerous substances: Risks related to transportation
The tragedy of Lac-Megantic in Quebec raises the issue of transportation of hazardous materials. How to reduce the risks associated with the transport and use of these materials? To answer this, we interviewed Ingrid Peignier, Project Manager at Risk Group, at CIRANO. Interview Radio-Canada

(2013-07-09) Vient de paraître : Un état des lieux sur les données massives
Les données massives sont partout. Elles sont de plus en plus identifiées et collectées à des fins stratégiques pour les entreprises ou de mesure des risques pour les gouvernements. Les auteurs de ce rapport font un état des lieux au début de l'année 2014. Lire le rapport

(2013-06-13) Les politiques monétaires non traditionnelles : Évolution des pratiques, effets et coûts potentiels
'Association des économistes québécois, et le CIRANO, fier commanditaire de l'événement, organisent au CIRANO une midi-conférence le 20 juin 2013. Madame Lena Suchanek(Banque du Canada) sera la conférencière-invitée sur le thème "Les politiques monétaires non traditionnelles. L'inscription est obligatoire. Pour information et inscription

(2013-06-05) Louise Roy reconduite dans ses fonctions de chancelière de l'Université de Montréal
Le Conseil de l'Université de Montréal a confié, à l'unanimité, un nouveau mandat de trois ans à la chancelière Louise Roy, présidente du conseil d'administration du CIRANO.
Pour plus d'information

(2013-05-30) Two CIRANO Fellows honored by McGill University and the Canadian Economics Association
Claude Montmarquette, CEO of CIRANO and professor emeritus at the University of Montreal and Marcel Boyer CIRANO Fellow and Professor Emeritus at the University of Montreal receive the recognition of their peers.To know more

(2013-05-17) 16 mai 2013 - Deux membres du CIRANO gagnants au concours Fintech 2013
William Sanger, Bertrand Nembot et Antoine Troadec, groupe Stratégie et économie internationales, remportent le prix Découverte, récompensant le projet le plus novateur parmi tous les projets présentés aux concours Fintech. Ils ont présenté un modèle d'investissement en utilisant des données issues de messages postés sur Twitter et des données financières de Yahoo! Finances afin de prédire plus précisément les comportements boursiers. Pour information - Pour lire l'article - Pour écouter l'entrevue

(2013-05-16) Fiscal Rules: A Necessary Evil?
On June 3, a conference will take place at CIRANO on the topic : Fiscal Rules: A Necessary Evil? Registration is mandatory.
For information and registration

(2013-04-30) From Beijing to Montréal: Reverse Innovation as a New Paradigm or Fashionable Buzz
On May 31, at Hotel Delta Centre-Ville in Montréal, Patrick Cohendet, HEC Montréal, will be the guest speaker for a talk entitled "From Beijing to Montréal: Reverse Innovation as a New Paradigm or Fashionable Buzz." Registration is mandatory (only 30 places), lunch provided. For information and registration

(2013-04-26) Un Fellow invité du CIRANO finaliste au prix Donner
Claude Castonguay a été parmi les quatre finalistes (sur 60 candidatures) du prestigieux prix Donner de l’édition 2013 pour son ouvrage Santé : l’heure des choix (Les Éditions du Boréal). Jeffrey Simpson (Globe and Mail), lauréat du prix Donner, a publiquement remercié M. Castonguay pour les entretiens qu’il lui a accordés durant la rédaction de son livre. La fondation Donner a également souligné le parcours exceptionnel de M. Castonguay.

(2013-04-24) Lost Decades: The American Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery
On May 31, at Hotel Delta Centre-Ville in Montréal, Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University, will be the guest speaker for a talk entitled "Lost Decades: The American Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery". Registration is mandatory, only 30 places are available, cocktail and dinner provided.
For information and registration

(2013-04-24) India, An Emerging Superpower? Reflections on Economic Reforms and a Road Map - May 30, 2013
On May 30, at Hotel Delta Centre-Ville in Montréal, Sunder Ramaswamy, President of the Monterey Institute of International Studies (USA), will be the guest speaker for a talk entitled "India, An Emerging Superpower? Reflections on Economic Reforms and a Road Map." Registration is mandatory (only 30 places), lunch provided. For information and registration

(2013-04-18) Conférence/Table Ronde sur L’Après Comité D’Amours
Le 25 avril prochain, le CIRANO et l'IRPP vous invitent à participer à une conférence sur L’Après Comité D’Amours : Discussions sur les réformes des pensions au Québec. Des experts et intervenants seront convier afin de permettre un approfondissement et une meilleure compréhension des conclusions émanant du rapport. L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire. Pour inscription

(2013-04-16) Les taxes sur les transactions financières
L'Association des économistes québécois, et le CIRANO, fier commanditaire de l'événement, organisent au CIRANO une midi-conférence le 26 avril 2013. Madame Anna Pomeranets sera la conférencière sur le thème des taxes sur les transactions financières - Expériences internationales, enjeux et faisabilité. L'inscription est obligatoire. Pour information et inscription

(2013-04-02) Midi-conférence sur The Economic Crisis of 2008+
Le 18 avril prochain, une midi-conférence intitulée "The Economic Crisis of 2008+: the Impact on Spain's Public Finances and Federalism" s'est tenue au CIRANO et a été animée par Jesus Ruiz-Huerta Carbonell (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos). Pour voir sa présentation et écouter la baladodiffusion

(2013-03-13) Seminar on "New risk factors for equities"
On April 11, 2013, a seminar will take place at CIRANO on "New risk factors for equities? A perspective based on recent evidence from the US market". This seminar will feature three recent contributions that open a new perspective on equity risk. Registration is mandatory. For more information and registration

(2013-03-01) Launch of the book “Le Québec économique 2012"
On March 18, CIRANO launched the book entitled "Le Québec économique 2012 : Le point sur le revenu des Québécois", published by les Presses de l’Université Laval.
To see the photos of the event

(2013-02-22) IFRS Reporting and Canadian Financial Markets: Meeting Expectations?
On April 3 at 2:30 p.m., CIRANO will organize a seminar, in collaboration with the Lawrence Bloomberg Chair in Accountancy of the John Molson School (Concordia University) and the Corporate Reporting Chair (ESG-UQAM), on IFRS Reporting and Canadian Financial Markets: Meeting Expectations? Experts from different backgrounds will discuss on this topic. Registration is mandatory.
For information, registration and program

(2013-02-11) Financial Integration in Europe: An Analysis of the South Eastern European Countries
On February 19, a lunch-time conference took place at CIRANO. The guest spearker was Aleksandar Stojkov, from Lustinianus Primus Faculty of Law, and the topic of his presentation was on "Financial Integration in Europe: An Analysis of the South Eastern European Countries". Registration is free but mandatory.
To see presentation and photos

(2013-01-25) Land tenure and industrial restructuring in Russian cities
On February 22, a lunch-time conference took place at CIRANO. The guest spearker was William H. Pyle, from Middlebury College, and his presentation was on "Land tenure and industrial restructuring in Russian cities". To see his presentation

(2013-01-16) Vient de paraître : Épargne-retraite volontaire : Gérer le risque de décaissement
Dans le contexte des futurs Régimes Volontaires d’Épargne-Retraite (RVER), nous verrons une plus grande part de responsabilité de l’individu quant à la gestion de ses risques financiers liés à sa retraite. Ce rapport offre un survol des produits, des pistes d’idées sur le décaissement et une analyse quantitative des GRV. Lire le rapport

(2013-01-15) Conference: International Trade and Finance Association
CIRANO and École polytechnique de Montréal will host the International Trade and Finance Association's 23rd International Conference on May 29-June 1, 2013 in Montréal (Canada).The abstract submission deadline is April 15, 2013. Pour plus d'information

(2013-01-07) Nouvelle nomination au sein de l'Ordre du Canada
Claude Montmarquette, président-directeur général du CIRANO, a été nommé Membre au sein de l'Ordre du Canada le 30 décembre dernier par le gouverneur général, David Johnston. M. Montmarquette sera invité à recevoir son insigne au cours d'une cérémonie qui se tiendra ultérieurement.
Pour lire le communiqué

(2012-12-03) CIRANO note: Technology Transfers and Industry Closures
When, under free trade, the technology transfer causes the manufacturing industry to collapse in the home country, it experiences a drop in welfare and the price of the manufactured good rises. Daniel Leonard, Flinders University (Australia) and Ngo Van Long, CIRANO Fellow and McGill University, have made a study on the consequences of technology transfer.. To read the note

(2012-11-15) Forum de l'industrie de la santé - De l'innovation à l'intégration dans le système de santé
Québec International vous propose une programmation incomparable et des conférenciers de renom pour la 6e édition du Forum de l’industrie de la santé de Québec qui se tiendra le 4 décembre prochain à Québec. Pour information et inscription

(2012-10-29) Productivity and prosperity in Quebec – 2012 results
Robert Gagné, CIRANO Fellow and HEC Montréal, was the guest speaker at a lunch-time conference at CIRANO on Novembre 22, 2012. His topic was on Productivity and prosperity in Quebec ». Registration is free but mandatory.
To see the presentation

(2012-10-22) Conference on Confidence, aspirations, and the efficiency of educational systems...
As part of the Year of Education, Louis-Lévy Garboua, Paris 1 – Sorbonne and CIRANO, will be the guest speaker at a lunch-time conference on November 15, 2012, which will be held at CIRANO, on the topic "Confidence, aspirations, and the efficiency of educational systems when abilities are imperfectly known". Registration is free but mandatory.
For information and registration

(2012-10-22) Health: Time to decide
Claude Castonguay, Invited Fellow, will be the guest speaker of a lunch-time conference to be held at CIRANO on December 13, 2012 on the topic :"Health : Time to decide". Registration is free but mandatory.
For information and registrationn

(2012-10-16) Conference on Canada-UE free-trade agreement
The EUCE and CIRANO organized on October 31, 2012, a conference on Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, which took place at CIRANO. Some presentations are now available.
To see the presentations and program

(2012-10-12) Les femmes au secours de l'économie
Monique Jérôme-Forget, Fellow invitée du CIRANO, vient de publier aux éditions Stanké son premier livre : Les femmes au secours de l'économie - Pour en finir avec le plafond de verre. Mme Jérôme-Forget souhaite défendre l'accession des femmes à des postes de direction.

(2012-10-04) Louise Roy, nommée présidente du conseil d'administration du CIRANO
Le CIRANO est heureux d’annoncer que Louise Roy, Fellow invitée depuis 2003, vient d’être nommée à la présidence du conseil d’administration. Madame Roy succède à André Bisson.
Pour lire la biographie

(2012-09-11) Lancement de l'année de l'éducation au CIRANO
Le 5 octobre prochain, le CIRANO a procédé au lancement de l'année de l'éducation. Plusieurs conférenciers sont venus discuter et échanger au sujet de leurs leurs recherches sur ce thème.
Pour voir les présentations disponibles

(2012-09-10) Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance
On November 9 and 10, the 1st Annual Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance, organized by CIRANO Fellow Raja Kali, will be held at CIRANO. The program is now available on line. There is no fee for attending the conference, registration is required.
For information and registration

(2012-09-10) An Associated Fellow becomes Senator
Madame Diane Bellemare, Associated Fellow at CIRANO, newly appointed Senator in the Upper Chamber of Parliament. We wish her success in her new role.

(2012-09-10) The Finance Practitioners Lunch Presentation
Kurt Winkelmann, Head of MSCI's Risk & Analytical Research, will be the guest speaker for the next lunch presentation to be held on October 3, 2012. The topic will be on "Managing Risk of Multi-Asset Class Portfolios".
` Pour information et inscription

(2012-08-23) Conférence sur "The Real CCAPM and Strategic Finance"
A conference on "The Real CCAPM and Strategic Finance", will take place on September 13, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Charles S. Tapiero, Topfer Distinguished Professor of Financial Engineering and Technology Management, Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Registration is mandatory.
For information and registration

(2012-07-13) Un fellow CIRANO publie à NBER
Martial Foucault et ses co-auteurs viennent de publier deux cahiers scientifiques à NBER : Does Decentralization Facilitate Access to Poverty-Related Services? Evidence from Benin et Decentralisation in Africa and the Nature of Local Governments' Competition: Evidence from Benin . Ils peuvent être téléchargés à l'aide des liens indiqués ci-haut pour chaque cahier.

(2012-07-11) Conference on Economics of aging population
A CIRPÉE 2012 conference, in collaboration with CIRANO and CIQSS, took place on October 12, 2012, at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal. The guest speakers discussed "The International perspectives on the economics of aging".
For more information - To read Claude Castonguay's speach

(2012-07-03) An Invited Fellow has been appointed « Officer» to the Order of Canada
Louise Roy, CIRANO Invited Fellow, has been appointed « Officer» to Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours, for her contributions as a role model and administrator in the field of corporate governance. Mrs. Roy will be invited to accept her insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date. To read the Press Release

(2012-06-01) « Perception des risques au Québec – Baromètre CIRANO 2012 »
What concerns the people of Quebec today? What are the projects and issues perceived as more risky? What is the people’s confidence level in the government? This book, co-written by Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin and Ingrid Peignier, can answer potential questions of large project managers, policy makers, companies as well as the population. Registration is free but mandatory.
To register

(2012-05-17) CIRANO Luncheon on Corporate Reputation - June 5, 2012
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin and Serban Teodoresco were the guest speakers to a luncheon at CIRANO on June 5, 2012 on "Corporate Reputation: Is Your Most Strategic Asset at Risk?. To see N. de Marcellis-Warin's presentation - To see S. Teodoresco's presentation

(2012-05-16) Delegated Asset Management: Recent Advances and Prospects - postponed to the beginning of the autumn
CIRANO invites you to attend the conference on delegated asset Management, which will review recent advances in active and passive delegated portfolio management. The main objective of the conference is to confront decades of advances in academic and empirical finance to the state of practice of delegated portfolio management. For information

(2012-04-25) Invitation! Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of CEFRIO!
CIRANO is pleased to mark the 25th anniversary of CEFRIO by offering to read the invitation below. The CEFRIO team invites you to celebrate this unique event on the theme "Les perspectives du numérique pour l’économie et la société du savoir", which will be held on Tuesday, June 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Quebec Congress Centre.
For information and registration

(2012-04-13) Lunch-Time Conference on Dollar, Euro, Renminbi and SDR
As part of International Affairs, Jacques H. Mistral, Harvard Kennedy School, was the guest speaker at the conference on "Dollar, Euro, Renminbi and SDR: the international monetary issue in 2012". This conference held on May 11, 2012 at CIRANO.
To see the presentation

(2012-04-12) CIRANO-PRMIA Luncheon - May 2, 2012
Audrey Costabile, MSCI, will be the guest speaker for the CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon on May 2, 2012, and she will be discussing on "Risk in Europe’s Emerging Financial Regime".
For information and registration

(2012-04-12) Lunch-Time Conference on Local public sector
As part of International Affairs, Jamie Boex, The Urban Institute, will speak on "Understanding the local public sector: looking beyond elected sub-national governments." This conference will be held on April 26 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at CIRANO. Registration is free but mandatory.
For information and registration

(2012-04-05) Seminar on "Patient Safety in Quebec the last 10 years"
This seminar will feature the 10th anniversary of Bill 113, adopted in Quebec in 2002, on the safe delivery of health services and social services. CIRANO, Risq+H, and the Groupe Vigilance pour la Sécurité des Soins and GP Québec invite you to hear several renowned speakers on “Patient Safety in Quebec the last 10 years”. This seminar will take place at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
For information and registration

(2012-03-22) Conference on the "Euro today"
As part of International Affairs, Benjamin J. Cohen, University of California, was the guest speaker at the conference held on April 17, 2012. His presentation on "The Euro today: is there a tomorrow?" is now available on our website.
To see the presentation

(2012-03-21) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - April 25, 2012
Our guest speaker was Andrée Mercier, Vice-President Principal, Aon Hewitt, Montréal, and her topic was on “Leadership et Mobilisation : Retour vers le futur”.
To see her presentation

(2012-02-29) CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon
Yalman Onaran, author-journalist, Bloomberg News, will be the guest speaker for the CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon on April 5, 2012, and he will be discussing the intervention of governments in financial crises: “Kicking the can down the road - more or less risk?”.
For information and registration

(2012-02-28) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - March 21, 2012
Our guest speaker was Laurent Simon, Associate Professor, Department of Management, HEC Montreal and its topic was on “Quel management pour demain? Repenser le leadership pour l’économie de la création”.
To see his presentation

(2012-02-10) André Bisson, administrateur émérite
Monsieur André Bisson, président du conseil d'administration de CIRANO, s'est vu décerner le prix d'administrateur émérite. M. Bisson a reçu le prix lors de la dixième édition de la remise des prix Phares du gala L'Excellence en Gouvernance d'Entreprise Korn/Ferry - Les Affaires le 8 février dernier.

(2012-02-09) La crise financière et la réglementation
Le CIRANO vous invite à venir entendre M. Léon Courville, lors d'une conférence dans le cadre de l’Année des Affaires Internationales le 1er mars 2012 de 12 h à 14 h. M. Courville nous entretiendra sur la crise financière et la réglementation.
pour information et inscription

(2012-02-08) Colloquium on The state of US public finance
On March 16, a seminar will take place at CIRANO on The state of US public finance : Federal, State, and Local dimensions. Registration is mandatory. Program and registration

(2012-01-30) Négociations commerciales
Le CIRANO vous invite à venir entendre M. Louis Lévesque, sous-ministre du Commerce International, lors d’une conférence dans le cadre de l’Année des Affaires Internationales le 13 février 2012 de 17 h à 19 h. M. Lévesque nous entretiendra sur les négociations commerciales en cours avec l’Europe et d’autres partenaires économiques du Canada.
pour information et inscription

(2012-01-26) Strategy and international economy: a new area of research at CIRANO
The new group, International Strategy and Economics, will be led by Thierry Warin, Ecole Polytechnique, name Vice-President of this group. The main research areas are: international trade, international finance, global governance, economic development, regionalization, globalization and international business strategy. More information will follow shortly.

(2012-01-23) Conference on "China Syndrome"
As part of International Affairs, Sophie Meunier, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will speak on "China Syndrome": new perceptions of globalization in Europe. This conference will be held on April 13, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at CIRANO. Registration is free but mandatory.
To register

(2012-01-18) Launch of the work "Le Québec économique 2011 : Un bilan de santé du Québec"
The Center for interuniversity of research and analysis of organizations (CIRANO) will proceed on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. to the launch of the work "Le Québec économique 2011 : Un bilan de santé du Québec", published by the Laval University Press. To attend the event, registration is mandatory.
For information and registration

(2012-01-18) CIRANO-PRMIA Luncheon (CANCELLED)
The CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon which was to be held on March 23, 2012 with Stephen Baird, PwC Advisory on the following subject: Basel III Liquidity Standards: Implications is CANCELLED.

(2012-01-05) A CIRANO Fellow appointed to the Order of Canada
Alain Dubuc, Invited Fellow, was appointed Officer to the Order of Canada on December 30 by the Governor General, David Johnston. Mr. Dubuc will be invited to receive his insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date. The Order of Canada, one of the highest honors of the country, was established in 1967 to recognize exemplary citizens.

(2011-11-18) L'euro : une tragédie grecque ou l'avenir de l'Europe?
Dans le cadre de l'Année des Affaires internationales, Thierry Warin (École Polytechnique, Middlebury College, CIRANO) a été l'hôte d'une midi-conférence qui s'est tenue au CIRANO, le 30 novembre dernier, sur L'euro : une tragédie grecque ou l'avenir de l'Europe? Voir la présentation

(2011-11-03) CIRANO-PRMIA Luncheon - December 7, 2011
Ruslan Goyenko, Professor, McGill University, will be the guest speaker for the CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon on December 7, 2011, and will discuss the following subject: Quantitative Management of Liquidity Risk.
For more information and registration

(2011-10-25)
Le 16 novembre dernier, monsieur Charles Sirois, Président du conseil et chef de la direction de Télésystème Ltée, nous a entretenus sur « ENABLIS : Un réseau entrepreneurial qui fait ses preuves dans les pays en développement ».
Voir la présentation

(2011-10-17) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - November 8, 2011
Our guest speaker will be M. Sylvain Lafrance, Executive Vice-President of French Services at Radio-Canada, who will give an outlook on "Gérer l’immatériel : le vrai défi des organisations de demain”. This session will be open to all. For information and to register

(2011-06-13) "Health, everyone’s concern" - November 2-3, 2011
CIRANO, in collaboration with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF), invites you to participate to a Conference on Health Services Funding titled “Health, everyone’s concern”. Information and registration

(2010-06-23) Conférence Jeudi 22 août 2013 de 11h30-13h30 - Fiscal and Monetary Implications of the case for Scottish Independence – Mr. David Bell Economics department-Stirling University
This lecture will explore the key fiscal and monetary challenges associated with Scottish independence. It will explain how the Scottish economy interacts with the wider UK economy in relation to fiscal, monetary and regulatory issues. The role of key industries - particularly oil and finance - will also be explored. The key monetary challenges for an independent Scotland - including currency options - will be explained. Finally, the constraints on independent fiscal and monetary action associated with Scotland's integration in the UK (and wider EU) goods, labour and capital markets will be discussed. Registration

(2011-10-11) "The Practice of Municipal Infrastructure Finance in Hungary"
Izabella Barati-Stec, Associate Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest, will speak on "The Practice of Municipal Infrastructure Finance in Hungary", on October 11 next from Noon to 1:30 pm. A lunch will be available. Registration mandatory.

To register

(2011-10-08) Workshop « Realtime 2011 » - 7th and 8th October 2011
On October 7th and 8th , CIRANO will host its seventh annual conference on Data Revision and Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy Evaluation. The conference is an established venue for international researchers working in this area. For registration and further details

(2011-10-04) Lunch-time Presentation - October 4, 2011 from 12:00 to 14:00
As part of CIRANO’s Year of International Affairs, Jan Jacobs, professor at the University of Groningen, presented a paper investigating why the recent financial crisis has appeared to spare the Latin American countries. To download the prensentation

(2011-09-28) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - September 28, 2011
Our guest speaker will be François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, who will give a financial outlook entitled “L'environnement économique mondial et les prévisions pour l'année 2012”. This session will be open to all. For more information and registration

(2011-09-14) Conference "Too Big to Fail Financial Institutions? International Perspectives and Possible Remedies"
There will be an academic symposium on September 15-16, 2011, composed of a mixture of academics and practitioners from several regions with different experiences before and after the financial crisis (U.S., Canada, Europe). Going beyond the simple discussion of financial arguments, two levels of analysis are added: the prospects of industrial organization and economic policy. For information and registration

(2011-08-23) Pensions 4-2 au Québec
Cinq membres du CIRANO, P. Gauthier, R. Guay, M. Magnan, B.Campbell et L. Allaire, viennent de publier un rapport intitulé « Pensions 4-2 au Québec : Vers un nouveau partenariat ». L’objectif principal de ce rapport est de proposer des mécanismes à travers lesquels les Québécois sont encouragés à épargner davantage. Le rapport peut être consulté et téléchargé d'après un site web ci-dessous. Pour lire le rapport complet / Pour lire le rapport abrégé / Pour accéder au site web

(2011-07-26) iCIRANO : Québec économique 2010
The iCIRANO presents with interviews, charts and reports of themes of the conference on the Québec économique 2010. Tables are also presented and data can be downloaded. Pour accéder au icirano

(2011-06-09) Effets de pairs dans la consommation de malbouffe chez les ados - 9 juin 2011
Bernard Fortin, CIRANO et Université Laval, nous propose d’ouvrir la boîte noire des effets de pair dans les gains de poids chez les adolescents lors d'une midi-conférence qui se tiendra au CIRANO le 9 juin 2011 de midi à 14 h. Pour information et inscription

(2011-05-12) Le CIRANO mentionné par le Ministre Lessard
Le CIRANO a été mentionné par le Ministre Laurent Lessard (MAMROT) lors des travaux parlementaires de l'Assemblée Nationale du 19 avril dernier, pour ses travaux d'innovation financière favorisant le développement de l'habitation communautaire au Québec. Lien vers le vidéo de l'Assemblée Nationale

(2011-05-11) Comment identifier des accommodements raisonnables
M. François Grin, économiste à l'Université de Genève, donnera au CIRANO une conférence le mercredi 11 mai de 11 h 30 à 13 h. Le titre de sa présentation est : "Comment identifier des accommodements raisonnables : méthodologie et résultats pour la Suisse".
Photos de l'événement

(2011-05-10) Study on "The Challenge of Sustainable Prosperity"
For a better future in Québec: The challenges to overcome and opportunities to grasp. This is what is issue in this study by Desjardins Group's Economic Studies in collaboration with the CIRANO. The authors make their recommendations to ensure to Quebec's sustainable prosperity over the long term. Lire l'étude

(2011-05-03) Long-Term Risk - May 3 2011
This workshop deals with portfolio management and asset pricing from a long-run perspective. Issues include: the importance of considering the investment horizon in portfolio choice and the evaluation of asset pricing models, as well as a focus on higher momnets in identifying the important long-run factors. Registration. Registration and information

(2011-04-28) Vidéoconférence Innovation ouverte, 29 avril 2011
Le Living Lab de Montréal et l’Institut de la Maison du Futur de l'Université Aalto (Finlande), en partenariat avec le CIRANO, organise un atelier en vidéoconférence le 29 avril de 9 h à 12 h sur l'innovation ouverte et services publics personnalisés. Pour information et inscription

(2011-04-27) Innovation ouverte et services publics personnalisés - 28 avril de 17 h à 19 h
Le CIRANO propose une conférence sur l’Innovation ouverte avec Frank T. Piller, co-directeur du Groupe « Smart Customisation » du M.I.T. et professeur de technologie et de gestion de l’innovation à l’Université RWTH Aachen en Allemagne. S'adresse à la haute direction des organisations intéressées par l’Innovation ouverte.
Pour information et inscription

(2011-04-17) Le CHUM, une tragédie québécoise
L'essai de Robert Lacroix, Fellow CIRANO, et Louis Maheu, "Le CHUM, une tragédie québécoise", publié cet hiver chez Boréal, figure parmi les cinq finalistes au prix Donner, qui récompense le meilleur ouvrage sur les politiques publiques canadiennes. Le lauréat sera dévoilé le mercredi 27 avril 2011 lors d’une cérémonie tenue à Toronto.
Pour en savoir plus

(2011-04-08) Technologies médicales - Force de changement
Au CIRANO, le 7 avril prochain, Diane Côté, vice-présidente MEDEC, a donné une grande conférence dont le sujet portait sur les « Technologies médicales – Force de changement ». Les systèmes de santé canadiens, et plus particulièrement celui du Québec, doivent aujourd’hui faire face à de nombreux défis. Voir sa présentation

(2011-03-24) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum
Our guest speaker will be Eric Brunelle, Assistant Professor at HEC Montreal in management education service, and its topic will focus on “e-leadership : l’art de diriger l’homme invisible! ”. This session will be open to all.
Pour information et inscription

(2011-03-17) Antiretroviral therapy as HIV prevention
Dr. Bertrand Le Bouché, Montreal Chest Institue, McGill University Health Centre, was our guest speaker of this conference on "Antiretroviral therapy as HIV prevention: an individual cost for a population benefit." It took place from noon to 2:00 pm on March 17.
For more information

(2011-03-15) Comment créer de la valeur au milieu d’une crise?
Un petit-déjeuner CIRANO est organisé le mardi 15 mars 2011 de 7 h 30 à 9 h 30. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, vice-présidente, Groupes Risque et Développement durable et Serban Teodoresco, président de Preventa, présenteront leurs analyses et réflexions sur le sujet. L'inscription est obligatoire.
Pour informatin et inscription

(2011-02-24) Colloque sur Le Québec économique 2010
Le CIRANO organise à Québec un colloque sur Le Québec économique : « Vers un plan de croissance pour le Québec ». Le développement économique sera le thème principale. Un panel de discussion conclura le colloque. » Pour plus d'information et inscription - Le Québec économique - Livres

(2011-02-17) Les enjeux économiques du financement de l'innovation en médecine personnalisée
Le 17 février, Martin Leblanc, président de Caprion Protéonique, a animé un atelier sur les enjeux économiques du financement de l’innovation en médecine personnalisée.
Pour plus d'information

(2011-02-16) « Vers un système de santé national Britannique centré sur le patient »
L’expérience britannique peut-elle nous éclairer sur nos priorités d’action en santé au Québec? Le Dr. Wendy Thomson, directrice de l'École de travail social de l'Université McGill, a discuté de ce thème le 16 février dernier, lors de sa conférence sur le système de santé.
Présentation de Mme Thompson

(2011-02-11) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - February 10, 2011
Our guest speaker was François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Mouvement Desjardins, who gave an outlook on “L’environnement économique mondial et les prévisions pour l’année 2011”.
For more information

(2011-02-11) Le point sur les pensions
Pour les travailleurs non couverts par un régime d’employeur, la création d’un régime obligatoire de type REER est la solution la mieux adaptée en fonction du contexte québécois. Telle est la conclusion du rapport intitulé « Le Point sur les pensions » de Claude Castonguay, Fellow invité au Cirano, rendu public le 11 janvier 2011. Pour lire le rapport

(2011-01-27) Effet placebo et sommeil - 27 janvier 2011
Gilles Lavigne, Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université de Montréal et département de chirurgie, Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital du Sacré Cœur de Montréal, sera le conférencier invité de la conférence intitulée : Le dogme : l’effet placébo analgésique requiert un état de vigilance élevé. La découverte : il persiste lors du sommeil. Qui dort dîne? . Pour plus d'information et inscription

(2011-01-13) Launch of the work « Economic Quebec in 2010: Towards a plan of growth for Quebec »
The Center for interuniversity of research and analysis of organizations ( CIRANO) will proceed on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. to the launch of the work "Economic Quebec in 2010: Towards a plan of growth for Quebec ", published by the Laval University Press.
Pour plus d'information

(2011-01-13) Public Policy Seminar
Émilie Caldeira, Visitor at CIRANO, was the guestspeaker of a seminar entitled "Yardstick competition in a federation: Theory and evidence from China", which took place on January 14 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
To see the presentation

(2011-01-12) Débat-CIRANO
Le 12 janvier dernier, Stephen Jarislowsky et Thierry Warin ont animé un débat intitulé « Repenser le Commerce International. » Le débat a eu lieu au CIRANO de midi à 14 h. Photos de l'événement

(2010-12-17) Les expériences du laboratoire du CIRANO utilisées par la Banque du Canada et la Banque du Japon
Les expériences menées au laboratoire d'économie expérimentale du CIRANO, auxquelles ont participé des centaines d'étudiants, pourraient permettre d'évitation la déflation. C'est ce qu'il ressort d'un article publié par l'agence Bloomberg. Pour lire l'article

(2010-12-08) The feedback and sharing of experiences in risk management - December 8, 2010
A presentation will introduce the theme of feedback, taking into account the transmission of knowledge and experience in order to improve efficiency practices and risk management. Each participant will then share his experiences in management of risk in his or her service. For information and registration.

(2010-12-07) Publication of the report: Private and social return to university education in Québec
The authors of this report, Pouya Ebrahimi (CIRANO) and François Vaillancourt (fellow CIRANO and Professor at the Université de Montréal), examined the rates of private and public returns of university graduates according to the 2006 Census data. The authors also simulate the impact of an increase in schooling fees in Quebec according to the rate of return."> To read the report

(2010-12-01) November 2010 Web Event: Quebecers Economic Knowledge: surprising results
Claude Montmarquette, CIRANO CEO, et Jim-Engle Warnick, Experimental Economics Group V.-P, have established a probing inquiry with more than 1000 people residing in Québec on their interest for economic information, their sources of information, their knowledge of facts, their basic economic concepts and their opinions. To go to the November Web Event

(2010-11-25) Financial Crisis a Robert Amzallag point of view
The Wall Street reform and consumer protection act: Solution to the financial crisis or an obstacle to future recovery? R. Amzallag wrote his analysis of the Dodd-Frank legislation in a CIRANO Paper. CIRANO took this opportunity to interview Mr. Amazallag on his assessement of this piece of legislation. For more information

(2010-11-24) Risk Management related to Dangerous Good
CIRANO offered an update on issues related to the management of risks caused by dangerous goods in Quebec at a conference held November 23, 2010. This conference provided an opportunity for partners from the research project GESRISQ in CIRANO to speak on this topic and for CIRANO to make public the results of two unpublished surveys from fixed sites that use dangerous goods and dangerous goods carriers as well as all published research reports.
For more information

(2010-11-18) Un membre du CIRANO élu Grand Montréalais 2010
La chambre de commerce de Montréal Métropolitain a élu Claude Montmarquette, président-directeur général du CIRANO, Grand Montréalais 2010. Une réception où un hommage lui sera rendu aura lieu le 17 novembre au Loft Hôtel. Toutes nos félicitations à Claude Montmarquette!
Pour plus d'information Biographie

(2010-11-13) Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance
CIRANO and École Polytechnique of Paris will be holding an international and interdisciplinary workshop. This one-day workshop will bring together researchers in economics, management, business strategy and law. For information and to register.

(2010-10-31) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum, October 28, 2010
Our guest speaker will be Edith Luc, Ph.D., author, consultant on leadership and associate professor at HEC Montréal. She will talk about the launching of her book on “Shared Leadership”. This session will be open to all.
For information and to register

(2010-10-26) Dynamics of a Threshold Public Goods Game in Ambiguity
Arnaud Dragicevic, Postdoctoral researcher, will be the guestspeak of the Seminar on October 27, 2010. His presentation will include a dynamic model of threshold public goods game and some experimental results. The model revolves around the protection of biodiversity for biomedical research. Both the theoretical and experimental results show that agents are willing to fund a public good when specific trade-off rules are verified, even in a case of ambiguous probability. Registration requested.

(2010-10-16) Behavioural and Distributional Effects of Social Policies
A thorough assessment of the impact of policies on social welfare is essential to good public governance. To know more on this subject, CIRPÉE, in collaboration with Chaire du Canada en économie des politiques sociales et des ressources humaines, CIRANO and CD Howe Institute, invites you, on October 15 next, to a conference on the topic of Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Social Policies. Program / Registration

(2010-10-02) Longevity Risk for Insurers and Pension Funds, October 1st, 2010
The first of October, CIRANO is hosting a workshop concerning longevity risk that will focus on the impact of increased life expectancy for insurance companies and on pension fund management. Pour information et inscription

(2010-09-30) CIRANO Health year launch
On September 22nd, CIRANO launched its Health Year. For the occasion, Robert Lacroix (CIRANO) and Louis Maheu (Université de Montréal) presented their book, "Le CHUM : une tragédie Québécoise".
Pictures and presentation

(2010-09-26) CIRANO Web Event September : Financing University Education
In its new CIRANO Web Event, this month, CIRANO proposes: Financing University Education. The website presents interviews with students, and research reports on the subject. Accéder au Web Event

(2010-09-25) Public Policies Seminair
David Albouy, University of Michigan, was the guest speaker of the seminar on: "The Optimal Distribution of Population across Cities", which will take place at CIRANO on September 23, 2010, from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm.
Pictures and presentation

(2010-09-02) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum
Notre conférencier invité a été Alain Giguère, président, CROP. À partir de l’enquête effectuée par CROP sur la transformation des valeurs de la société québécoise, M. Giguère nous a entretenu de l’impact de ces changements sur le management de nos entreprises ainsi que sur le développement du leadership. Pour plus d'information - Photos de l'événement

(2010-08-12) Le développement durable au Québec classement des 25 plus grandes villes
Selon l’étude réalisée par J. Rajaonson et G.A. Tanguay, les municipalités les plus durables ne sont pas nécessairement celles ayant de bonnes performances environnementales. En moyenne, les plus grandes villes en termes de population obtiennent de bons scores environnementaux et de mauvais scores socio-économiques, alors que c'est le contraire pour les municipalités plus petites. Lire le rapport

(2010-07-04) Congrès mondial des économistes de l'environnement et des ressources naturelles - Montréal 2010
The Fourth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, a joint initiative of EAERE and AERE, will be held in Montreal, June 28 to July 2, 2010, on the campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). For more information

(2010-07-02) Jan Jacobs Seminar
Jan Jacobs (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) will be presenting a revised version of his paper, On the VAR-VECM Representation of Real Time Data , at CIRANO on Wednesday, June 30th. This seminar is co-sponsored by CIREQ.

(2010-06-29) Conférence : « The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?»
Cette conférence, organisée par Sustainable Prosperity et Resources for the Future, se tiendra à Montréal le lundi 28 juin. Plusieurs chercheurs de haut niveau se regrouperont autour de Michael Porter (Harvard Business School) et auront pour objectif de faire le point sur l'état de la recherche et d'identifier de nouvelles avenues pour la politique environnementale. Pour plus d'information

(2010-06-24) Conférence de Michael Swack sur l’économie sociale
Michael Swack, du Carsey Institute, Université du New Hampshire, sera au CIRANO le 14 juin à 10h 30. Il nous entretiendra des expériences américaines en matière de financement de l’économie sociale et des nouveaux produits financiers proposés aux fondations, investisseurs sociaux et, plus récemment, aux investisseurs institutionnels.
Pour plus d'information et inscription

(2010-06-18) Commission unique de valeurs mobilières - Mieux comprendre la position du Québec
Jean-Marc Suret, Fellow CIRANO, spécialiste de l'analyse en marché de capitaux, présentera les résultats de ses recherches, le 17 juin à 12 h, sur la proposition fédérale pour une Commission unique de valeurs mobilières dans une conférence intitulée "Mieux Comprendre la position du Québec". Pour plus d'information et inscription

(2010-06-18) Defining The Good Corporate “Citizen”: Peoples, BCE and Beyond
Dans le cadre des soirée Histoire économique du Québec, le CIRANO a le plaisir de recevoir Monsieur Edward J. Waitzer, Senior Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP, et Jarislowsky-Dimma-Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business, un témoin privilégié de la transaction avortée BCE – Teachers. M. Waitzer est un spécialiste des problèmes de gouvernance auxquels sont confrontés les membres de conseils d’administration des sociétés privées et publiques. Pour plus d'information
For more information »

(2010-06-15) 6th Annual Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
The organizers invite the submission of papers for the Annual Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy to be held October 18 to October 19 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The topic is: Real-time data analysis in macroeconomics and finance. Submissions should be sent before June 15, 2010.
For more information

(2010-06-03) Atelier sur le développement durable et la gestion des matières résiduelles
Le dernier atelier de l’Année de l’Environnement du CIRANO aura lieu le mercredi 2 juin, de 9h00 à 13h00. Il va se dérouler en deux phases : 1) Présentations de chercheurs; 2) Table ronde regroupant des invités provenant du milieu industriel ou associatif.
Pour plus d'information et inscription

(2010-05-13) 50e congrès annuel de la Société canadienne de sciences économiques (SCSE)
Trois chercheurs du Groupe Politiques publiques, Marcelin Joanis, Martial Foucault et Arnaud Dragicevic, présenteront, le jeudi 13 mai prochain à Québec, une séance spéciale du CIRANO en économie publique dans le cadre de ce 50e congrès.
Site web du congrès

(2010-05-02) A report on immigration in Quebec has been published
While Quebec today welcomes immigrants who are more educated, more proficient in French, and younger than was formerly the case, it struggles to integrate them into the workforce reveals the report: « Immigration au Québec : Politiques et intégration au marché du travail », co-authored by Brahim Boudarbat, CIRANO Fellow, and Maude Boulet. To read the report

(2010-04-30) Y a-t-il un plan à moyen terme derrière les budgets du gouvernement fédéral?
Jean-Pierre Aubry, Fellow associé au CIRANO, vient de publier un article qui discute de l’importance d’avoir une vision stratégique et un plan à moyen terme derrière l’exercice budgétaire annuel des gouvernements. C’est un des points discuté dans le texte sur le rôle des gouvernements. Lire l'article paru dans Options politiques de l’IRPP
Lire la version complète de l'article

(2010-04-30) Fair Value Accounting Workshop
On April 28, CIRANO Fellows Michel Magnan (Concordia University) and Dan Thornton (Queen's University) are hosting at CIRANO a workshop Fair Value Accounting: What Next? Two panels with representatives from the accounting, financial and academic sectors will discuss issues concerning (a) measurement and disclosure, and (b)assessment of FVA in the context of the crisis.
For registration and further information concerning the workshop.
The moderators' survey FVA in a recent issue of CA magazine.

(2010-04-29) CIRANO Workshop : Fair Value Accounting : What Next?
On April 28 14h, 2 CIRANO Associated Fellows, Michel Magnan et Daniel B. Thornton, will be hosting a workshop on Fair Value Accounting, which will take place at CIRANO. - Pour information, inscription et programmation

(2010-04-27) CIRANO WEB Event April 2010 : Environment and Sustainable Development
In its new CIRANO Web Event, this month, CIRANO proposes an interview with Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, 39 Kyoto scorecards and an access to CIRANO publications on environment.
CIRANO WEB Event

(2010-04-25) European Financial Management Symposium
CIRANO will be the host of the next European Financial Management Symposium, focusing on entrepreneurial finance and venture capital markets, on April 15, 16 and 17th, 2010. Keynote speakers will include Josh Lerner, Harvard Business School and Alexander Ljungqvist, Stern School of Business, NYU. Details to come

(2010-04-24) Nomination vice-présidente adjointe
M. Claude Montmarquette, président directeur général du CIRANO, a le plaisir d'annoncer la nomination de Joanne Castonguay au poste de vice-présidente adjointe.
Lire la biographie

(2010-04-14) Séminaire sur la biodiversité et le fonctionnement des écosystèmes
Le Séminaire a eu lieu le 14 avril 2010 de midi à 14 h. Le conférencier invité était Michel Loreau, Département de Biologie, Université McGill. M. Loreau a abordé le rapport entre la biodiversité et le fonctionnement des écosystèmes et a animeré une discussion sur les "services écosystémiques." Powerpoint de la présentation

(2010-04-01) Post-Kyoto
Au CIRANO, le 31 mars prochain, Sophie Lavallée, chercheure, organise une conférence sur le thème « Des responsabilités communes mais différenciées pour stabiliser le climat? État actuel du droit et perspectives post-Kyoto. »
Pour plus d'information et inscription

(2010-03-26) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - March 24, 2010
Our guest speaker will be Andrée Mercier, principal, Hewitt Associates. Come hear the results on two major studies: “Quelles sont les meilleures entreprises pour les Leaders” et “Le Leadership: meilleur facteur pour contrer la récession”. This session will be open to all.
More details will be available soon on the CIRANO web page

(2010-03-19) RISQ+H Network Conference
Le prochain colloque du Réseau RISQ+H se tiendra au CIRANO les 18 et 19 mars prochain. Deux grands thèmes y seront abordés : 1) Les infections nosocomiales : enjeux économiques et juridiques et 2) Culture et Cultures.
Pour plus d'information

(2010-03-16) A Banker’s Perspective on the Financial Crisis : one year later
Regarding our evening last January on the financial crisis, we invited Mr. Amzallag to offer a self-appreciation of his previous observations one year later. We have used this assessment as part of a web retrospective.
To see the web retrospective

(2010-03-05) CIRANO-PRMIA Luncheon : Léon Bitton
On March 3rd, CIRANO will be hosting its next CIRANO-PRMIA Luncheon with M. Léon Bitton, Vice-President, Research and Development, Bourse de Montréal Inc. The theme of his presentation will be about carbon trading. (In french)(
For more information

(2010-02-26) ISMP en partenariat avec RISQ+H : Activités spéciales
Deux ateliers, organisés par l’Institut pour l’utilisation sécuritaire des médicaments du Canada, en collaboration avec le réseau de sensibilisation et de partage d’expérience sur la gestion des risques, la sécurité des patients et la qualité des soins, auront lieu les 24 et 25 février dans les locaux du CIRANO. Ils porteront sur l'analyse des causes souches (ACS) et sur l'analyse des modes de défaillances et de leurs effets(AMDE).
Pour inscription et programme

(2010-02-19) L'environnement au CIRANO
Le 19 février dernier, Olivier Boiral, Fellow CIRANO, a animé un séminaire dans le cadre de l'année de l'environnement au CIRANO. Le titre de sa présentation fut : «Peut-on comparer les performances de développement durable des organisations?»
Présentation et photos de l'événement, Pour en savoir plus sur l'environnement au CIRANO

(2010-02-02) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum
Our next guest speaker will be Jean-Claude Lauzon, Associate Manager, Korn Ferry International and Chairman, World Confederation of Productivity Science. The topic of his conference will be on « Leadership et productivité ». .By invitation only.

(2010-01-31) Participation des travailleurs plus âgés à l'économie
« Faire de notre longévité une richesse. » C'est ce que déclare Claude Castonguay, Fellow invité au CIRANO, à l'occasion de la publication du rapport de projet intitulé « La longévité : une richesse » qu'il a rédigé avec la collaboration de Mathieu Laberge, directeur de projet au CIRANO. Lire le communiqué de presse, Données statistiques de l'étude
Lire le rapport

(2009-12-15) Le Québec en récession : les enjeux de finances publiques
Le 24 novembre a eu lieu à Québec le colloque sur le Québec en récession au cours duquel a été lancé le livre Le Québec économique 2009. Des extraits du livre, les présentations des conférenciers, les données régionales, etc... sont maintenant disponibles en ligne.

(2009-12-13) Colloque "Gouverner dans la tempête"
Vous êtes cordialement invité(e)s au colloque "Gouverner dans la tempête: L’élaboration des politiques publiques en période d’incertitude", qui aura lieu vendredi le 11 et samedi le 12 décembre 2009 au Manoir des Sables à Orford.
Pour inscription et information

(2009-12-11) Second workshop for the RISQ +H Network
A second workshop of the network was held on December 10th, 2009, from 8:30 to noon. The theme was risk communication. A lunch was served and gave an occasion for participants to further pursue the discussion. Registration fees for non-members was 35 dollars.

(2009-12-03) Call for papers : European Financial Management Symposium
CIRANO will be the host of the next European Financial Management Symposium, focusing on entrepreneurial finance and venture capital markets, on April 15, 16 and 17th, 2010. Keynote speakers will include Josh Lerner, Harvard Business School and Alexander Ljungqvist, Stern School of Business, NYU
For more information

(2009-12-03) CIRANO-PRMIA Luncheon - December 2, 2009
Charles McKinney, Freddie Mac, was the guest speaker for this CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon. This presentation surveyed research and best practices in the traditional areas of business intelligence and new disciplines of business analytics
For more information

(2009-11-26) Two intern students at CIRANO awarded
Aude Filippi and Cécile Retaureau, both of whom worked for an internship at CIRANO in 2009 supervised by Bernard Sinclair-Dégagné, have won the best internship award of the Chair Business Economics of the Polytechnique Paris.

(2009-11-23) PDG Seminar - November 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at CIRANO
The guest speaker for the last seminar was M. David Dodge, ex-governor from the Bank of Canada. His conference was entitled "Emerging from the Crisis: the Fiscal and Monetary Policy Challenges Ahead".

(2009-11-20) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - November 18, 2009
Our guest speaker was Hendrix Vachon, Economist, Mouvement des caisses Desjardins. The topic of his presentation was about «Le Québec et le défi de la productivité». This session was open to all.
Presentation and Photos

(2009-11-19) First Risq+H Network Workshop
On November l9, the first workshop took place at CIRANO. The topic was on "the thorough analysis of accidents in health facilities".
For more information

(2009-11-07) Public Policy Workshop - November 6, 2009
This workshop entitled « Brazil, Russia, India, & China: Myths and Realities on the Brics » took place on November 6, 2009. It was aiming at providing a thorough analysis of economic and geopolitical impacts related to the rise of the new emerging countries. A roundtable took place in the mid afternoon to discuss the rise of the BRIC countries and their impact on the current developed countries.
for more information

(2009-11-01) After Kyoto II
On October 30th, CIRANO invites you to the After Kyoto II conference, which will discuss Modelisation of climatic change politics.
Richard Loulou (Université McGill), Josef Perktold (CIRANO) et Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (HEC Montréal et CIRANO) will be the guest speakers.
For more information

(2009-10-26) CIRANO-CIREQ Conference
The next CIRANO-CIREQ Conference will be held on October 23 and 24, 2009, at the Hôtel de l'institut in Montreal. The theme of the conference will focus on econometrics of interactions.
For more information

(2009-10-23) Dr. David Spec at the CIRANO
Le Jeudi 22 octobre 2009, le CIRANO aura l’honneur de recevoir Dr. Stephen Spec - Senior researcher, Center for Environment and Security, Budapest, de 12h à 14h. Le séminaire portera sur le thème EU Enlargement, Neighbourhood Policy and Environmental Democracy
Pour plus d'informations et inscription

(2009-10-15) 5th Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
The fifth annual workshop on data revision in macroeconomic forecasting and policy will be held at CIRANO on October 9th and 10th, 2009. Simon van Norden (HEC Montréal, CIRANO) is a member of the program committee.
For more information

(2009-10-07) Jan Jacobs presentation
CIRANO was pleased to announce that Jan Jacobs (University of Groningen, CIREQ, CIRANO), presented his paper: Measuring Similarity of Business Cycles in the Euro Area and the U.S. The event took place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on October 6th.
For more information

(2009-10-03) Promouvoir l'avantage compétitif du Canada - Un forum national sur le management
Du 29 septembre au 2 octobre 2009, à HEC Montréal, venez discuter avec des gens d'affaires et du milieu universitaire de la contribution du management à la prospérité canadienne. Comprend plusieurs séries d'ateliers sur des thèmes comme la Finance, la Gouvernance, l'Énergie et l'environnement, l'Entrepreneuriat et la Gestion de la santé. Michel Magnan, Fellow associé, organise l'atelier sur la comptabilité. Pour en savoir plus

(2009-09-30) Mrs Monique Jérôme-Forget, Guest Fellow at CIRANO
It is a pleasure to announce that Mrs Monique Jérôme-Forget joins CIRANO as a Guest Fellow. Mrs Jérôme-Forget will participate in research endeavours, particularly in the area of women's participation and leadership in the labour force.
To read the notice of appointment

(2009-09-29) CEO Seminar : Réjean Robitaille
M. Réjean Robitaille, president and chief of direction of the Banque Laurentienne du Canada, will be the guest speaker for our next CEO Seminar, on Tuesday, September 29th, from 5 pm to 7 pm at the CIRANO. The theme of the seminar will be : "« Objectif croissance : se démarquer par des stratégies audacieuses »".
By invitation only.

(2009-09-26) Paul Embrechts at CIRANO
As part of the Montreal Econometrics Seminar Series, CIRANO is hosting a presentation by Paul Embrechts of the Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich where he is also the director of the RiskLab, at 15:30, Friday, September 25. Professor Embrechts is a pioneer in extreme value theory and has made important contributions to financial and insurance mathematics. Everyone is welcome. M. Embrechts' presentations

(2009-09-20) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - September 16, 2009
Our guest speaker was François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, who gave a financial outlook entitled “L’environnement économique mondial, les prévisions pour l’année 2010 et les risques inhérents”.
Photos and presentation

(2009-09-16) Rapport bourgogne sur l’industrie forestière
Mathieu Laberge, économiste et directeur de projet CIRANO, publie un rapport intitulé : « Venez voir de quel bois je me chauffe! Portrait d’une industrie en transformation basée sur une ressource renouvelable et écologique. » Le rapport s’applique à démontrer qu’il existe des solutions d’avenir pour assurer la pérennité de l’industrie québécoise de la forêt et dresse un état de situation des quatre secteurs de l’industrie.

(2009-09-12) CIRANO’s Environment year begins
On September 11th, CIRANO researchers will discuss about the centre's scientific activities focusing on this year's environmental thematic. A round table will conclude the day where various leading figures will help economists understand civil society and stakeholders expectations about research and reflections on environment and natural resources.
For information and registration

(2009-09-01) Programmation de recherche 2009-2010
La nouvelle programmation de recherche 2009-2010 est maintenant disponible sur notre site web. La programmation de recherche du CIRANO s’articule à la jonction des intérêts des partenaires et des chercheurs. Une partie des projets répond directement à des questions formulées par les partenaires privés ou publics.
Pour lire la programmation

(2009-08-31) Un chercheur du CIRANO récompensé
Martial Foucault vient de recevoir le prix Peggy and Richard Musgrave « 2009 IIPF Young Economist Award » lors de la conférence annuelle du International Institute of Public Finance. De plus, M. Foucault a obtenu un fonds de recherche du NBER pour un projet intitulé « Decentralization and Its Consequences in Africa: Fiscal Competition and Redistributive Politics in Benin » (avec G. Rota-Graziosi et L. Wantchekon).

(2009-08-06) A new For Discussion... report has been published
Ari van Assche, CIRANO Fellow, has published a new report entitled "When China Sneezes, Asia Catches a Cold: the Effects of China’s Export Decline in the Realm of the Global Economic Crisis". He dispels the misconception that China’s economy is export-dependent and particularly vulnerable to a drop in export demand.
Lire le rapport

(2009-07-31) Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
The 5th Annual CIRANO Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy will be held in Montreal on October 9-10, 2009. The organizers invite the submission of papers related to the broad theme of real-time data analysis in macroeconomics and finance.The papers should be sent before July 30, 2009.
Call for papers

(2009-06-17) An Invited Fellow has been appointed « Officer» of the National Order of Quebec
Louise Roy, Guest Fellow CIRANO, has been appointed « Officer» of the National Order of Quebec, the highest honorary institution of the Quebec government. An official ceremony will be held at the Parliament on June 17, 2009 and the recipients will receive their decoration from the hands of the Prime Minister, Jean Charest.
To read the press release

(2009-06-07) CIRANO-Debate - May 27, 2009
Our next guests for the next CIRANO-Debate, hosted by Robert Lacroix, CIRANO Fellow, will be Pierre Pomerleau, president, Pomerleau Construction, and Marcel Boyer, CIRANO Fellow. The subject will be « La formule des PPP pour les investissements publics : les PPP, qu'ossa donne? »
By invitation only - For more information

(2009-06-05) Round Table
On June 4, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Etienne Farvaque, Université de Lille, will host a round table where he will present his paper entitled « The political economy of balanced-budget rules ». There will be a lunch at 11:30 am. No fees, but you have to register.
To register, contact Sylvie Barrette-Méthot

(2009-06-04) Financial Reporting Conference
CIRANO Fellow Michel Magnan has organized an afternoon conference to be held on May 27 on the theme Recent Trends in Financial Reporting: Implications for Governance and Risk Management. The issue is timely as the properties of reported earnings as a measure of a firm’s value and risk profile has been the subject of considerable discussion during the current economic crisis. Registration is required to attend this conference.
Program and registration

(2009-05-27) A new Burgundy Report is available
Thierry Warin ((Middlebury College, CIRANO associated Fellow), is the author of the latest Burgundy Report, entitled "The Euro at 10: Successes and Challenges"
Read the report

(2009-05-24) RISQ+H network activities launching
We are pleased to announce the launch of the RISQ+H, quebec's network for sensitization and experience sharing in risk management, patient security and quality of services in health establishements. The first colloquium of the RISQ+H network will take place on may 21 and 22nd, 2009, at CIRANO.
For more information

(2009-05-18) Round Table
From Noon to 1:00 pm, Martial Foucault, François Vaillancourt, from CIRANO and Université de Montréal, and Marcel Gérard from FuCAM will host the round table on “Regards croisés sur mimétisme et dépenses et recettes locales : Belgique, Bénin et Montréal”. Lunch will be at 11:30 am. No fees, but you have to register.

(2009-05-15) Manifesto for a Competitive Social Democracy
Marcel Boyer, CIRANO Fellow, has just published a Manifesto for Competitive Social Democracy. The concept of a Competitive Social Democracy model and project stems from disentangling the numerous conflicts that occur between goals and objectives on one side, and ways and means on the other.
To read the manifesto

(2009-05-13) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - April 22, 2009
We are pleased to receive Lise Denis, and Pierre Gingras, Association québécoise d’établissements de santé et de services sociaux, and Normand Rinfret, McGill University Health Centre. They will give us an outlook on “La crise du leadership ou crise de la relève: le point de vue du secteur de la santé”. This session will be open to all. .
To register

(2009-05-07) CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon, May 6th
Mrs. Chithra Krishnamurthi, Ph.D., Credit Risk Business Manager North America will be the guest speaker for the next CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon on May 6th, 2009. The theme of the luncheon will be : Buyside vs sellside (credit) risk management For more information

(2009-04-26) A MCRI grant was given to a CIRANO Fellow
André Blais, CIRANO Fellow and Full Professor at Université de Montréal, has been given a 2,5 M $ grant from Major New Research Initiatives by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Congratulations to André Blais.
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(2009-04-24) Montreal Economics Seminar
Nicholas Polson of the Chicago Graduate School of Business will present a talk on Particle Learning and Smoothing this Thursday at 15:30. Professor Polson conducts research on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, financial econometrics, and Bayesian interference.

(2009-04-19) After Kyoto, April 18
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, CIRANO Fellow and HEC Montreal, and Justin Leroux, HEC Montreal, organize at CIRANO a Research Workshop on After Kyoto. The aim of this first workshop is to facilitate knowledge transfer among researchers of possibly diverse training whom tackle in their work the issues of environmental policy and climate change.
Program and registration

(2009-04-15) CEO Seminar : Alain Bouchard
Alain Bouchard, from Alimentation Couche-tard, will be the guest speaker for the next CEO Seminar, that will take place at CIRANO on april 7th. By invitation only.

(2009-04-15) Débats-CIRANO, 15 avril 2009
Marcel Boyer, Fellow CIRANO, vous invite à venir débattre avec Léon Courville, économiste et ex-PDG de la Banque Nationale, sur « La crise financière ». Cette rencontre est organisée dans le cadre de la nouvelle série « DÉBATS-CIRANO ». Sur invitation seulement.
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(2009-04-13) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum, March 25, 2009
Our guest speakers will be Nicole Martel, Association québécoise des technologies, Pascal Pilon, Averna Technologies, and Guy Duchesne, ACRGTQ. They will give an outlook on the « Crise du leadership ou crise de la relève : le point de vue des PME ». This session will be open to all.
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(2009-04-01) The unavoidable challenges of our health system
At the Seminar "A more productive health system , is it possible?, on March 20th, 2009, Mr. Claude Castongay, Invited Fellow, CIRANO, offers his view on the unavoidable challenges of our health system. Read his speaking notes

(2009-03-19) A new Burgundy Report is available
Benoit Aubert (CIRANO, HEC Montréal) and Blaize Horner Reich (Simon Fraser University) are the authors of the latest Burgundy Report, entitled "Extracting Value From Information Technologies"
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(2009-03-12) CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon
M. Ivo Antonov, Managing Director, Moody’s Analytics (New York), will be the guest speaker for the next CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon, on March 4th, 2009. .
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(2009-03-04) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum, February 25, 2009
Our guest speakers will be Jean Brunet, Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec, Denis Pinsonneault, VIA Rail and Christian Proulx from RONA. They will give an outlook on “la crise du leadership ou crise de la relève: les stratégies des grandes entreprises”. This session will be open to all.
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(2009-03-04) A Fellow CIRANO presents a risk management tool to the Eurobank
Professor Bryan Campbell, vice president of the Finance group at CIRANO and Mr. Mike Finley, RiskBusiness International's general manager for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are currently in Athens, where they were called as experts to develop and submit to the Eurobank their risk management tool.

(2009-03-04) Two CIRANO Fellows to discuss the regulation of the Canadian financial system
On March 5th, Marcel Boyer (Université de Montréal, CIRANO) andt Jean-Marc Suret (Université Laval, CIRANO) will discuss the regulation of the Canadian financial system in a conference organized by the Association des Économistes Québécois de l'Outaouais, at the Bank of Canada. ">"> For more information

(2009-02-27) Preparation of the G20 summit
Marcel Boyer, CIRANO Fellow, will participate in the the consultative group of experts' meeting, for the state officials' meeting of the G20 that will take place in London, next April. The group of experts' meeting will take place at the Munk Center for International Studies of the Toronto University on February 19th and 20th, 2009.

(2009-02-20) Nurses' Shortage
Last January 19, CIRANO published a study to draw a broad picture of the employment context for nurses in the province of Quebec. This study was conducted by Claude Montmarquette et Mathieu Laberge.
To read the report

(2009-02-04)
Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - January 26, 2009
Our guest speakers will be Mr. Alain Gosselin, Full Professor, HEC Montréal, with the participation of Jean-Charles Lima, Knightsbridge and Stéphane Lavallée, Journal Les Affaires. This session, be open to all, will give an outlook on “la crise du leadership ou crise de la relève: enjeux, défis et opportunités”.
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(2009-01-29) CIRANO Evening
The Guest Speaker of the next CIRANO Evening was Ari van Assche, CIRANO Fellow, and will take place on January 21. M. van Assche suggested actual facts aiming to refute some widespread myths about the China's function in world economy.
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(2009-01-19) CIRANO Evening, January 8, 2008
The guest speaker of this CIRANO Evening was Robert Amzallag, Invited Fellow. Mr Amzallag was President and CEO at the BNP Paribas (Canada). The topic of his presentation was: A Banker's Perspective on the Financial Crisis.
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(2009-01-16) Seminar : Liquidity Risk
The Finance Group presented a Liquidity Risk seminar at the CIRANO on January 7th, at 2:30 pm, entitled Liquidity Risk : What is It? How to Measure It? René Garcia, Jean -Sébastien Fontaine and Ruslan Goyenko were guest speakers for the event.
Presentations and photos

(2009-01-16) CIREQ-CIRANO Workshop
On Thursday, January 15th at noon, CIRANO will receive Marc Wildi (Zurich University of Applied Sciences), who will be presenting his paper : Real-Time Filtering: Using the Multivariate DFA to Monitor the US Business Cycle.
Read the paper

(2008-12-19) Lancement d'une nouvelle monographie
La monographie intitulée « Le Québec à l’heure de la mondialisation » vient de paraître au CIRANO. Les auteurs analysent les risques globaux auxquels le Québec fait face, qu’ils soient de nature économique, sociale et environnementale.
Pour information et commande

(2008-12-12) Une chercheure CIRANO reçoit le prix du concours juridique de la Fondation du Barreau du Québec

Sophie Lavallée, chercheure au Cirano, et son co-auteur Jean-Maurice Arbour, ont remporté ce prix pour l'ouvrage Droit international de l'environnement, publié aux Éditions Yvon Blais en 2006. Cette reconnaissance est assortie d'un montant de 10 000 $ pour récompenser les auteurs.
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(2008-12-01) Crise, récession, angoisse : Faut-il civiliser le capitalisme?
Claude Montmarquette, Fellow CIRANO, sera un des conférenciers à la rencontre organisé par Participe Présent, le 1er décembre prochain au Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, à 19 h 30. Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur la crise économique actuel, inscrivez-vous vite!
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(2008-11-29) Un Fellow CIRANO reçoit un prix du Québec le 19 novembre 2008
À l’Assemblée nationale, M. Raymond Bachand, ministre du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation et ministre du Tourisme, a remis le prix Léon-Gérin à M. Jean-Marie Dufour. Ce prix représente la plus haute distinction attribuée par le gouvernement du Québec dans le domaine des sciences humaines.

(2008-11-11) 4th Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
The fourth annual workshop on data revision in macroeconomic forecasting and policy was held at CIRANO on October 10th and 11th. Simon van Norden (HEC Montréal, CIRANO) was a member of the program committee.
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(2008-11-10) New Chair in monetary policy and financial markets
A new Chaire in monetary policy and financial markets was created at HEC Montréal. The holder of the Chair will be Jean Boivin, fellow at CIRANO.
For more information (in French)

(2008-11-07) Colloque sur la famille et la fiscalité le 6 novembre 2008 à Montréal
CIRANO est heureux de collaborer avec la Chaire de recherche en fiscalité et en finances publiques de l’Université de Sherbrooke pour l’organisation d’un colloque intitulé : « Le Québec, un paradis pour les familles? »
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(2008-10-31) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum, October 27, 2008
Robert W. Desnoyers, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, CDPQ, will host the next forum on the topic: « Les enjeux de la Caisse : Réflexion sur les actions à prendre au cours des prochaines années pour assurer une main d’œuvre de qualité aux entreprises québécoises ».
Session open to all. For registration

(2008-10-22) Vice-President, Special Projects nomination
Robert Gagné, CIRANO Fellow, has been nominated as Vice-President, Special Projects. Robert Gagné has a PhD in economics from the University of Montreal, and is a professor at the Institute of Applied Economics.

(2008-10-10) « Vingt-et-unièmes Entretiens » du Centre Jacques Cartier
Nathalie De Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO Researcher, was one of the organisers of the conference on « La gestion des risques pour la santé – Utopie ou trait de génie », which took place in Montreal on October 6-7, 2008.
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(2008-10-09) A fellow invited at the ICORM
Bryan Campbell is an invited speaker at the annual Infonex Conference on Operational Risk Management held in Toronto, October 7th and 8th. His presentation surveys the implications for Ops Risk of several models developed at CIRANO that incorporate the results of scenario analysis within traditional statistical analysis.

(2008-10-06) Workshop on Alliances and partnerships : A challenge for the biotechs
On september 19, 2008, Catherine Beaudry and Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin instructed a workshop on the need for enterprises to participate in alliances and other partnerships. It was part of the National Biotechnology Week which is held in Canada on September 19-26.
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(2008-10-05) Securities Values Conference
Vendredi le 3 octobre prochain au CIRANO, Jean-Marc Suret (Université Laval, CIRANO) donnera une conférence portant sur le thème des valeurs mobilières : "Le monopole réglementaire serait-il préférable?"
Pour information et inscriprion

(2008-09-26) Tarification des services publics au Québec
C. Montmarquette, président du groupe, participera à trois conférences sur la tarification la semaine prochaine : mardi à l’AISDEC, jeudi à l’Université Laval et vendredi dans le cadre d’un atelier sur la tarification : une alternative au financement des municipalités, au Congrès de la Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités.

(2008-09-20) International Conference September 18-19-20, 2008
The Centre d'études en droit économique invites you to its conference on "Sustainable Production and Consumption: From Corporate Governance to Citizen-Consumers" which will take place at the Université Laval. Several speakers are CIRANO researchers.
Program and registration

(2008-09-15) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum
Our guest speaker was Mr. François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, who gave a financial outlook entitled “l’environnement économique mondial et les prévisions pour l’année 2009”.
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(2008-08-11) Louise Roy, CIRANO Invited Fellow, nominated Chancellor and President of the Board of the University of Montreal
Member of the Board of the University of Montreal since 1999, Mrs Roy is the first woman nominated for Chancelor of the University of Montréal.
More information (in French)

(2008-07-31) Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
The Annual 4th CIRANO Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy will be held in Montreal on October 10-11, 2008. The organizers invite the submission of papers related to the broad theme of real-time data analysis in macroeconomics and finance. The papers should be sent before July 30, 2008.
Call for papers

(2008-07-22) Two CIRANO Fellows won the Harry Johnson 2008 prize
The Canadian Economics Association awards the Harry Johnson Prize to Véronique Flambard, Pierre Lasserre (Fellow) et Pierre Mohnen (Associated Fellow) for the paper judged to be the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Economics.
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(2008-07-09) Fellow CIRANO's appointment to the Order of Canada
Jean-Marie Dufour, O.C., O.Q. is recipient of the Order of Canada as Officer for his contributions to education, research and the development of the field of economics as an internationally renowned econometrics specialist.
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(2008-06-30) Étude sur la situation financière des retraités du Québec
François Vaillancourt, Fellow CIRANO, et Viorela Diaconu sont les auteurs d'un rapport qui vient de paraître sur la situation financière des retraités des secteurs public, parapublic et privé du Québec. Ce rapport a été commandé au CIRANO par le Conseil du Trésor.
Lire le rapport

(2008-06-26) A new Reality Check is available
Pour l'occasion de l'ouverture officielle du marché climatique de Montréal, le CIRANO lance une nouvelle question de société relative aux gaz à effets de serre.
Dans cette question, vous pourrez observer les grandes tendances d'émissions au Québec et au Canada, ainsi que d'en apprendre un peu plus sur le protocole de Kyoto et les différents marchés climatiques en Europe et en Amérique du nord.
Consultez la question

(2008-06-18) Keynote lecture
At the occasion of the VIIIth INFORMS Conference on Revenue Management and Pricing, everybody is invited at Marcel Boyer's (University of Montreal, CIRANO) plenary session, on Wednesday, june 18th, at 2 P.M., at the University of Montreal's campus.
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(2008-06-14) A CIRANO Fellow, guest speaker at a MEI Seminar
Last May 17, on the occasion of the one-day "Young Leaders Seminars" organized by the Montreal Economic Institute, Claude Montmarquette presented "Optimal Fees Policy" to students and young professionals in a round-table discussion.
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(2008-06-13) Hedge Fund Seminar
René Garcia, Nicolas Papageorgiou and Iwan Meier will present their papers for the upcoming Hedgefund seminar, held at the CIRANO on June 12h, at 3:00pm.
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(2008-05-28) 48e Congrès annuel, Société canadienne de science économique (SCSE)
Le 48e Congrès annuel de la SCSE aura lieu au Fairmont Château Montebello, du 14 au 16 mai prochain. De nombreux fellows et chercheurs du CIRANO dont, Bryan Campbell (Université Concordia, CIRANO), Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (Bernard Fortin (Université Laval, CIRANO), Guy Lacroix (Université Laval, CIRANO) et Robert Gagné (HEC Montréal, CIRANO), participeront au congrès.
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Our topic was on “Gérer la diversité: défis et opportunités” by our guest speaker Ms. Deborah Gillis, Vice-President, Catalyst Canada inc. (in English).
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(2008-05-08) Finance Workshop on May 1st, 2008
CIRANO and Jean-Marc Suret, CIRANO Fellow, organize a workshop which will focus on Small Business Finance and Public Policies. The speakers will be Jean-Marc Suret, Université Laval, and Douglas Cumming, York University.
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(2008-05-05) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - April 23, 2008
Ms. Marie-Christine Bernard, Associate Director, Conference Board du Canada, was the guest speaker of the last Forum. The topic of her presentation focused on La pénurie imminente de main-d'oeuvre au Québec : conséquences et solutions.
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(2008-05-02) Participation of a CIRANO Fellow to a major study
Jean Boivin, CIRANO Fellow, co-chaired the Task Force on Business Investment. The Task Force released its report entitled "Québec welcomes investment" last March.
To read the report

(2008-04-30) New report by the Tax Force on
Claude Montmarquette, fellow CIRANO, has presided the Tax Force on tarification des services publics. His report has just been published and is available on ligne.
To read the report

(2008-04-26) Montreal Econometrics Seminar
On April 25, 2008, Siddhartha Chib, professor, Washington University in St-Louis, presented a seminar organized by CIRANO and CIREQ, UQAM, Concordia and McGill. http://www.olin.wustl.edu/faculty/chib/

(2008-04-21) Canadian Economic Performance Conference in Berlin
Marcel Boyer, Fellow CIRANO, sera le conférencier-invité à l'Ambassade canadienne de Berlin le 18 avril prochain. Sa présentation portera sur la performance et les défis de l'économie canadienne.
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(2008-04-07) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum - March 26, 2008
The topic of the forum will was on “L’engagement et la mobilisation des employés”. Our guests were Christian Vanderberghe, professor, HEC, and Daniel Drolet, coordinator of Best Employers study.

(2008-04-05) Market failure debates
The CRÉUM and the CIRANO are pleased to invite you to a day of debates between economists and philosophers regarding market failure. CIRANO Fellows Claude Montmarquette, Jean-Marie Dufour et François Vaillantcourt, will participate at the debate.
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(2008-03-28) Seminar with Grégoire Rota-Graziosi
On March 26, Professor Grégoire Rota-Graziosi, CERDI CNRS, Université de Clermont-Ferrand, presented a seminar on the topic "On the Strategic Use of Representative Democracy in International Agreements". Participants are asked to register.

(2008-03-27) Participation of members of CIRANO to major studiess
Three members of CIRANO particpated à to major studies on reality checks : André Bisson (governance of health care systems), Claude Castonguay (funding of health system) and Robert Gagné (task assistance)

(2008-03-18) France asks CIRANO's help to chose large projects
In the optic of its Opération Campus program for projects in universitary real estate, the French minister of superior studies and research asked Robert Lacroix (CIRANO Fellow) to be part of the project selection Comitee.
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(2008-03-04) Des fellows du CIRANO se penchent sur le système de santé
Deux documents produits par des fellows CIRANO ont été utilisés par la commission Castonguay : Analyse comparée des mécanismes de gouvernance des systèmes de santé de l'OCDE
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(2008-02-28) Meeting on Quebec and Canada's economic history - David L. McAusland
The CIRANO inaugurated a new series of meetings about Quebec’s and Canada’s economic history. The first meeting of this series took place on February 6th, at 5 p.m. The guest speaker was Mr. David L. McAusland, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Alcan.
Pictures of the event

(2008-02-28) Mr. Rocky Ieraci will be the guest speaker for the next CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon
Mr. Rocky Ieraci (Standard & Poor's) will be the guest speaker for the February 27th CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon. His presentation will provide a brief overview of a typical validation framework that can be used to assess the underlying methodology of various risk-based models.
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(2008-02-14) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum : Alain Gosselin
On January 30th, CIRANO was pleased to receive M. Alain Gosselin, Professor at HEC, and to exchange with him on the theme : développer et fidéliser la prochaine génération de leaders.
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(2008-02-14) CEO Seminar : Denise Verreault
At the January 29th CEO seminar, CIRANO was pleased to welcome Ms. Denise Verreault, whose presentation was entitled Les joies d'une entrepreneure et les misères d'une gestionnaire.
For more information

(2008-01-28) Louise Roy, interim chancellor of Université de Montréal
Guest fellow at CIRANO, Louise Roy has been appointed interim chancellor of Université de Montréal. Ms. Roy becomes the first woman to hold the position of chancellor of UdeM.
For more information (in French only)

(2008-01-08) Release of a New Burgundy Report
Paul Lanoie (CIRANO and HEC Montréal), Stefan Ambec (INRA Toulouse) and Iain Scott (CIRANO), have just published a Burgundy Report entitled: When and Why Does it Pay to be Green?, in which they argue that the expenses incurred to reduce pollution can sometimes be partly or completely compensated by gains made elsewhere.
Read the Report

(2008-01-07) Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
The third annuel workshop on data revision in macroeconomic forecasting and policy was held at CIRANO on October 5th and 6th, 2007. Simon van Norden (HEC Montréal, CIRANO, CIREQ) was a member of the program committee.
Schedule and Pictures of the Event

(2008-01-07) A new CIRANO publication "For discussion..." is available
Claude Montmarquette, fellow of CIRANO, presents a new CIRANO paper Défis économiques et politiques : il est minuit moins une... where he wants to stimulate the discussion about the economy of Quebec.

(2007-12-20) Suzanne Rivard program co-chair of the ICIS
Suzanne Rivard will be the program co-chair of the International Conference on Information System (ICIS). This conference will be held in Montreal on December 9-12th, 2007.
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(2007-12-19) A CIRANO Fellow president of the Groupe de travail sur la tarification
Claude Montmarquette (Université de Montréal, CIRANO) has been appointed by Quebec's Finance Minister, Monique Jérôme-Forget, to preside in the work group on tarification.

(2007-12-12) Conference on Generalized Method of Moments
The CIREQ Conference on Generalized Method of Moments took place in Montreal on November 16 and 17. Marine Carrasco (Université de Montréal, CIRANO, CIREQ) was the organizer of the event. For more information

(2007-11-30) A CIRANO Fellow appointed to the Groupe de travail sur l'investissement des entreprises
Jean Boivin (HEC Montréal, CIRANO) has been appointed by the Finance Minister, Monique Jérôme-Forget, to take part in a workgroup focused on enterprise investment.

(2007-11-11) Claude Montmarquette to speak at the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Laval
On November 22nd, Claude Montmarquette (Université de Montréal, CIRANO), will present an allocution entitled "Les défis économiques et politiques du Québec : il est minuit moins une..."
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(2007-10-31) CEO Seminar : Louis Audet
CIRANO will be pleased to recieve Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco, next October.

(2007-10-26) Leadership for Tomorrow Forum
geneviève bich, Vice-president, Office of the CEO, Bell Canada, will discuss the topic of La transformation de Bell : les défis de mobilisation et de communication. This session will be open to the members of the Forum only.

(2007-10-22) An Invited Fellow Recieves the Antoine-Grégoire Prize
Jean-Marc Rousseau received this prize for a significative contribution to public transport in Quebec, during the annual ATUQ colloquium.
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(2007-10-08) Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
The third annuel workshop on data revision in macroeconomic forecasting and policy will be held at CIRANO on Friday, October 5th 2007. Call for papers deadline is July 30th. Simon van Norden (HEC Montréal, CIRANO, CIREQ) is a member of the program committee.

(2007-10-08) Leadership Forum
The Leadership for Tomorrow Forum, presided by Louise Roy, launched its fifth year of discussions 2007-2008. On that occasion, François Dupuis and Rodrigue Tremblay have discussed the topic : Perspectives économiques pour 2008, on September 27th.
For more information (In French only)

(2007-09-24) A ESG UQAM graduate ranks 2nd for the 2007 CFA Scholarship Contest
Peuo Tuon, a finance master's graduate of UQAM's École des Sciences de la Gestion, ranked 2nd for the 2007 CFA scholarship contest of the Montreal CFA Association. Author of the thesis Valuation of Flexibility for Power Portfolios Case of Hydro Plants, Ms. Tuon will recieve a 1500$ scholarship that she will share with her research director, professor Raymond Théorêt.

(2007-09-18) Martin Boyer Wins an Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association
At this year’s annual meeting, in early August, the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) awarded Professor Martin Boyer its Early Career Scholarly Achievement Award.
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(2007-08-29) Employer-Sponsored Training in Canada
Benoit Dostie and Claude Montmarquette have realized a review of studies and articles on employer-sponsored training in Canada.
Read the report

(2007-08-20) Inauguration of Canada Foundation for Innovation Funded Infrastructure
On July 12th, CIRANO’s Experimental Economics Laboratory will officially inaugurate its new Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funded infrastructure. The workshop will take place at CIRANO in Montreal.
For more information »

(2007-08-07) CIRANO Contest Results
Congratulations to Hélène Laurence, winner of the first CIRANO contest! She has won a dedicated copy of Claude Castonguay's latest book, Mémoires d'un révolutionnaire tranquille.

(2007-06-30) Bryan Campbell to present CIRANO's OpRisk project at an international conference
On May 24th, Bryan Campbell (Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ) will present the Finance Group work on operational risk to the OpRisk USA 2007 conference that will be held in New York.
For more information » (in French only)

(2007-06-26) International conference OpRisk USA
The may 24th, Bryan Campbell, Fellow CIRANO, presented the Finance Group work in operationnel rick at the international conference of OpRisk USA at New-York.
For more information » (in French only)

(2007-06-25) Nomination of Martin Boyer
We are congratule Mr Martin Boyer, professor at HEC Montreal and fellow at CIRANO for his appointment as the new Director of service of teaching of finance at HEC Montreal.

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(2007-06-15) Quebec's economic performance : situation and challenges
A new publication is available, treating about Quebec's economic performance. Written by Marcel Boyer, this working paper presents numerous statistical indicators to define Quebec's economic performance over the past last 25 years, and offers solutions to enhance this performance. Read the publication (in French only)

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(2007-05-31) Financial Econometrics International Conference
The next CIREQ-CIRANO Financial Econometrics international conference will be held on May 4th and 5th, 2007. The organisation of this two-day event is under the responsability of Eric Jacquier (HEC Montréal, CIREQ, CIRANO).

(2007-05-31) Jean-Marc Eustache will host the next CEO seminar
On may 16th, CIRANO will welcome Jean-Marc Eustache, Co-fouder, President of counsel and President and Chief of Direction, Transat A.T. inc. Lire sa biographie

(2007-05-24) CIRANO's OpRisk works to be presented at an international conference
On May 24th, Bryan Campbell (Concordia University, CIRANO, CIREQ) will present the Finance Group work on operational risk at the OpRisk USA 2007 conference that will be held in New York.

For more information » (in French only)

(2007-05-19) Suzanne Rivard recieves the Prix Gérard-Parizeau
This year, le Prix Gérard-Parizeau has been attributed to Suzanne Rivard for exceptional contribution in the information technology management sector.
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(2007-05-15) Book Launch
The launching of the book : Oser choisir maintenant - Des pistes de solution pour protéger les services publics et assurer l’équité entre les générations by Luc Godbout, Pierre Fortin, Matthieu Arseneau and Suzie St-Cerny, will take place at CIRANO on may 10th 2007, at 11:45.
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(2007-05-05) Financial Econometrics International Conference
The next CIREQ-CIRANO Financial Econometrics international conference will be held in Montreal on May 4th and 5th, 2007. Many international specialists will present their work during this two-day event. The organization of the conference is under the responsibility of Eric Jacquier (HEC Montréal, CIREQ, CIRANO).

(2007-04-23) New series at CIRANO
CIRANO has launched a new series called "For discussion...", aiming to report on the current status of the situation in a particular area and to encourage discussion. The first number analyses the sub-financing of universities, by Robert Lacroix, ex-president of Université de Montréal, and Michel Trahan.

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(2007-04-14) Steve Ross will host a finance seminar at CIRANO on April 13th
Steve Ross, Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management will be the guest speaker of a forthcoming finance seminar held at CIRANO at 3:30 pm on April 13th. His talk is entitled: A Neoclassical Look at Behavioral Finance.
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(2007-04-14) Robert Lacroix : exclusive interview about Equalization
A member of the Equalization Expert Panel discusses the report they have recently published. A new Reality Check about Equalization is also available. You may also read M. Lacroix's views on the latest federal budget regarding Equalization here. (in french only)

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(2007-03-29) A New Publication
A new publication is now available, written in collaboration by IPE and CIRANO, summarizing the presentations that took place at CIRANO during the roundtable about perequation last june.

(2007-03-23) A new Burgundy Report
Robert Lacroix and Michel Trahan are the authors of the latest Burgundy Report, entitled "Le Québec et les droits de scolarité universitaire".

(2007-03-01) CDO Module
CIRANO's Finance Group has developed a user-friendly and stand-alone module that enables the pricing of CDO tranches. Different pricing approaches are offered. A trial version of this module is available online.

(2007-02-27) CIRANO Welcomes a New President and Chief Executive Officer
<André Bisson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Benoit A. Aubert as President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO effective next January 1st.
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(2007-02-26) Montreal's growth, ignored?
Claude Castonguay, guest fellow at CIRANO, urges politicians to discuss Montreal's economic growth, since it allows positive repercussions on the vitality of regional and local economies.

(2007-02-08)
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(2007-01-26) M. Pierre Fortin has been the keynote speaker at the December 6th CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon
Pierre Fortin, Director – Risk Analysis and Management for the Finance Group at Hydro-Québec has been the guest speaker at the second CIRANO-PRMIA luncheon of the 2006-2007 season. Mr Fortin’s presentation is entitled Détermination de la courbe de prix à terme d'électricité dans les marchés du Nord-Est américain.
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(2007-01-15) CIRANO ranked sixth in Canada
CIRANO has been ranked in sixth place in RePEc's listing of top economic institutions in Canada.
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(2007-01-10) A growing threat to intellectual property
Martin Boyer and Marcel Boyer, CIRANO fellows, describe the growing phenomenon of copyright piracy and discuss the possible solutions to address the situation in La Presse on December 18, 2006.
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(2006-12-23) Is China's rising a genuine threat?
Ari Van Assche, researcher at CIRANO, clears up any misconceptions about China's trade patterns and production in the state-of-the-art technologies sector.
Full Article

(2006-12-23) Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné reçoit un prix
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, professeur titulaire à HEC Montréal et fellow CIRANO, a reçu le Prix de la recherche européenne « finance et développement durable » pour son article intitulé On Precautionary Policies publié dans la revue Management Science.

(2006-12-22) M. Robert Normand will be the keynote speaker for the November 1st CIRANO-PRMIA lunch
Robert Normand, First Director, Research and Quantitative Management at Desjardins Global Asset Management will be our keynote speaker with his presentation Les risques de la gestion active: Peut-on identifier les stratégies et gestionnaires gagnants ?

(2006-12-18) Reality Checks - Education
A new reality check is available about education in Quebec. Numerous facts are illustrated and CIRANO's research on the subject is presented by theme.
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(2006-12-15) Offshoring: an opportunity to seize
In an article published in La Presse on December 4, 2006, Benoit Aubert, Vice-President of the Risk Group at CIRANO, discusses the positive impacts that may result from offshoring.
Full Article

(2006-12-11) A pause is necessary
Claude Castonguay, guest fellow at CIRANO, expresses his opinion on the government’s inability to meet the demands of the medical specialists of Québec in an article which was summarized in La Presse on December 6, 2006.
Full Article

(2006-12-04) Jacques Cartier Center « Dix-neuvièmes Entretiens »
On december 4th, within the « Dix-neuvièmes Entretiens » of the Jacques Cartier Center Rhône-Alpes framework, will take place a conference on logistic chain risk control related to dangerous matters.
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(2006-11-18) CIRANO and Industry Canada Conference
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(2006-11-17) Leadership Forum
The guest speaker was Mr. Réal Jacob and his presentation was entitled “Innovation et gestion du savoir : un enjeu de compétitivité pour nos entreprises... et pour le Québec“. Because the number of seats is limited, registration is mandatory.
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(2006-10-29) Workshop on Macroeconomic Forecasting, Analysis and Policy with Data Revision
On October 27th and 28th, in collaboration with the Institute for Policy Analysis of the University of Toronto, CIRANO will be the host of the second annual Workshop on Data Revision in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy. Last year, more than 60 international specialists attended the event.
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(2006-10-18)

(2006-10-01) North American Regional Meeting of the Economic Science Association
Tucson, Arizona
The next meeting took place September 28th to October 1st 2006. In addition to the usual program, this year's meeting had a field experiment theme.
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(2006-10-01) Jean Boivin, new member of the C.D. Howe Institute
William Robson, president and chief executive officer at the C.D. Howe Institute, announced a new member of the Institute’s prestigious Monetary Policy Council (MPC): Jean Boivin, Associate Professor of Economics at HEC Montréal and Fellow of CIRANO.
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(2006-09-30) CIRANO is looking for a President and Chief Executive Officer
The candidates for this position are bilingual and have a Ph.D. in Economics, Management or related disciplines and are proven researchers.
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(2006-09-25) Recently published
Frontiers in the Economics of Environmental Regulation and Liability chez Ashgate Publishing par Marcel Boyer, Yolande Hiriart et David Martimort.

(2006-09-19) Suzanne Rivard receives the Award for the Best Article of 2005 in MIS Quarterly
MIS Quarterly has presented Suzanne Rivard, of HEC Montréal and CIRANO Fellow, and Liette Lapointe, of McGill University, with the award for the best article published in 2005 in the journal. This article was entitled A Multilevel Model of Resistance to Information Technology Implementation..
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(2006-09-10) Michel Patry, New Director of HEC Montréal
CIRANO congratulate his Former Chair and CEO, Michel Patry, newly appointed as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of CIRANO, for his appointment as the next Director of HEC Montréal, effective September 1, 2006.
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(2006-09-09) Louise Roy, Chair of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal
Louise Roy, Fellow invitée au CIRANO, appointed Chair of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, from September 1st, 2006 by the Agglomeration Concil.
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(2006-09-04) CIRANO's expertise contributed to the adoption of a first responder service in Montreal
The first responder service recently implemented in Montreal is consistent with the conclusions of a recent study of the CIRANO (authors : D. Boisclair, N. de Marcellis et I. Peignier).
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(2006-09-04) Announcements from the Board of Directors of CIRANO
Following the meeting of the Board of Directors of CIRANO, held on August 16, 2006, we are pleased to announce the nomination of Claude Montmarquette as Interim Chief Executive Officer and the nomination of Michel Patry as Vice-President of the Board of Directors.


(2006-08-15) Reports from the Expert Panel on Equalization
n early June, the Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing, comprised of five economists including Robert Lacroix (CIRANO fellow), submitted its reports to the Minister of Finance.
Further information http://www.eqtff-pfft.ca/english/epreports.asp
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(2006-08-14) Risk Management
The business risk measurement and management model developed by Benoit Aubert, Michel Patry and Suzanne Rivard, HEC professors and CIRANO fellows, is the first HEC research finding to be commercialized by Univalor.
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(2006-08-14) The Experimental Econonomics Laboratory Opens its Doors to High School Students for the Projet SEUR
On July 13th, the Bell University Laboratories and CIRANO welcomed a group of 25 students to the experimental economics laboratory as part of the Projet SEUR (projet de sensibilisation aux études universitaires et à la recherche), an Université de Montréal initiative.
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(2006-07-19) Louise Roy receives the Women of Distinction
highest award from Women’s Y
Louise Roy (CIRANO guest fellow) received the Highest Distinction – Advancement of Women Award at the Women’s Y annual Women of Distinction Gala held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. This award recognizes the exceptional contribution of a woman who has distinguished herself by her personal achievement, her social commitment and her contribution to the advancement of women.

(2006-07-19) Jean-Marie Dufour Received One of the Killam Prizes for 2006
Jean-Marie Dufour received one of the Killam prizes for 2006, Canada’s most distinguished annual awards for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences.

(2006-07-05) Pérennité du système de santé : un enjeu de finances publiques
Brief signed by three members of CIRANO
Tuesday, May 16, 2006, a brief signed by three members of CIRANO, Claude Castonguay, Joanne Castonguay, economist and Claude Montmarquette was presented to the Commission des affaires sociales.
See also, on the same theme, the resume of April 28 Rencontre CIRANO

(2006-06-24) Jean-Marie Dufour, Personality of the week of La Presse

Jean-Marie Dufour (Fellow CIRANO, Université de Montréal) has been named Personality of the week of La Presse. This honour is the latest to be added to the researcher long list of awards received this year.

In its April 23rd, 2006 edition, the newspaper acknowledges the economist’s outstanding achievements in econometric and statistical research. The article summarizes the researcher’s journey, his visions on the economic future of our society and states his deep interest for research.

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(2006-06-13) Louise Roy and Michel Magnan in La Presse
May 23, 2006:
Des effets pervers, by Michel Magnan

Columns published since September 2005.

(2006-06-13) Jean-Marie Dufour, Officier of Ordre national du Québec
Jean-Marie Dufour (CIRANO Fellow, Université de Montréal) is among the 31 personalities whose nomination to Ordre national du Québec was announced on June 1st, 2006 by Jean Charest, Prime Minister of Québec. This honour adds to the many prizes and awards received by the researcher over the past year.

(2006-06-05) Chair in Experimental Economics
Claude Montmarquette, CIRANO fellow and professor, Département des sciences économiques, Université de Montréal, is the holder of the new Bell - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Chair in Experimental Economics at Université de Montréal. Inaugurated on February 28, 2006, the Chair was created through a partnership between Bell, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CIRANO. 
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(2006-05-08) International conference on financial econometrics

The annual international conference on Financial Econometrics will be held this year on May 5th and 6th, 2006. The two-day event, jointly organized by CIRANO and CIREQ, will gather many international specialists. The presenters and participants will use the seven paper sessions and the poster session to share the most recent developments in the field.

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(2006-04-24) Conference on Realized Volatility

A conference on realized volatility will be held on April 22th and 23th, 2006. The two-day event, organized by CIREQ, will gather many specialists. With its seven paper sessions and its two poster session, the event will give the presenters and the participants the chance to discuss about the most recent developments in the field.

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(2006-03-31) Nicolas Papageorgiou publishes a book on hedge funds

Nicolas Papageorgiou, assistant professor at HEC Montreal and fellow CIRANO, has published a book on hedge funds with co-authors Greg Gregoriou, Georges Hübner and Fabrice Roah. Their work deals with portfolio allocation in hedge funds, hedge funds management, risk and performance measurement, statistical properties and special classes of hedge funds.


(2006-03-27) Risk Management Conference 2006
Le Centre de recherche en finance de l'Université McGill et l'Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal a organisé, du 24 au 26 mars 2006, une conférence sur la gestion du risque. Peter Christoffersen (Université McGill et Fellow CIRANO) est l'un des responsables de cette conférence qui a traité de différents aspects de la gestion du risque (risque d'entreprise, risque de crédit, risque opérationnel, produits dérivés, évaluation d'actifs).



Programme, inscription et coordonnées

The McGill Finance Research Centre, in partnership with the Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal, is organizing , from March 24th to 26th, 2006 a conference on risk management. Peter Christoffersen (Université McGill et Fellow CIRANO) is one of the coordinators of this conference which will deal with all facets of risk management (corporate, credit, operational, derivatives, asset pricing).


(2006-03-03)
A CIRANO project leads to a unique technology
Radiolibre.ca, launched in early January 2006 by Astral Media, is based on a technology developed as part of a CIRANO project. The group of researchers, made up mainly of Yoshua Bengio (CIRANO, Université de Montréal), Doug Eck (Université de Montréal) and Daniel Levitin (CIRANO, McGill University), specialized respectively in data mining, music characterization and cognitive psychology, has created, jointly with DoubleV3, a highy sophisticated automatic music recommendation system based on the detailed imprint of various musical styles, the listener’s previous selections and his personal profile.

(2006-03-03) CIRANO multidisciplinary group of researchers presents an integrated approach to organisational risks
CIRANO researchers from the fields of finance, economics, industrial safety, health, environment, and IT have published a monograph titled La Mesure intégrée du risque dans les organisations . This book, published at Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, explores and expands on the different approaches to risk specific to each of these fields.

(2006-02-14) Two CIRANO fellows among the twelve personalities who are appealing to the clear-eyed vision of Quebeckers
 Twelve personalities from the academic, business, cultural and media communities have published a manifesto entitled: For a Clear-Eyed Vision of Quebec, in which they express their deep concern about the monumental challenges facing Quebec. Two CIRANO fellows are among these personalities: Robert Lacroix (Université de Montréal) and Claude Montmarquette (Université de Montréal).
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(2006-01-31) Jean-Marie Dufour earns the Adenauer Research Award
Jean-Marie Dufour (CIRANO Fellow, Université de Montréal) has won the 2005 Konrad Adenauer Research Award. This award is given annually to a highly qualified Canadian scholar by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
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(2006-01-05) Pour un Québec lucide et solidaire: a speech given by Claude Castonguay

Following the publication of his book entitled Mémoires d'un revolutionnaire tranquille, Claude Castonguay, former ministre,business executive and CIRANO Guest F ellow,  delivered a speech at CIRANO on November 16. The topic of his presentation was" Pour un Québec lucide et solidaire"

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(2005-12-31) Louise Roy and Michel Magnan in La Presse
Louise Roy (Associate Fellow at CIRANO) and Michel Magnan (Concordia University and Associate Fellow at CIRANO) have been invited by the daily newspaper La Presse to be part of a panel of experienced executives who will comment on the economic activity. They will do so on a rotating basis until June 2006 and their articles will be published in section La Presse Affaires, FORUM. This column is entitled Les affaires sont les affaires and is published every Monday.
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(2005-11-09) Suzanne Rivard at the Royal Society of Canada
Suzanne Rivard, CIRANO Fellow and holder of the Chair in Strategic Management of Information Technology (HEC Montréal), has been elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This appointment is one of the highest honours given to researchers in the field of Arts and Sciences in Canada.

(2005-11-09) Marcel Boyer at the Agence des partenariats public-privé du Québec
Marcel Boyer (Bell Canada Professor of Industrial Economics, Université de Montréal; Fellow of CIRANO, CIREQ and C.D. Howe Institute) has been appointed by the Québec Government to the Board of directors of the Agence des partenariats public-privé du Québec. Marcel Boyer is also a member of the Board of directors of SSHRC. Co-founder of CIRANO, he was its Vice-President and Scientific Director from 1993 to 1998, and President and CEO from March 1998 to December 2002.

(2005-11-08)
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(2005-11-08) André Bisson, Chacellor Emeritus
André Bisson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CIRANO, has been named Chancellor Emeritus by Université de Montréal. Mr. Bisson is the first to receive this honour, which outlines the distinguished service he has rendered to Université de Montréal since 1979. Member of the Board of the University, and then member of its Executive Committee, he was Chancellor of the University from 1990 to 2003.

(2005-11-06) Jean-Marie Dufour awarded the title of ASA Fellow

"For outstanding contributions to statistical methodology in econometrics, exact distribution-free and parametric methods, time series analysis, causality analysis, and statistical inference in weakly identified models, and for service to the profession." These are the words used by the ASA to outline the excellent work of Jean-Marie Dufour (CIRANO Fellow, Université de Montréal) when it recently awarded him the title of Fellow.


(2005-10-28) Risk and Quality Management in Health Care Centres
On October 26, 2005, CIRANO will be launching a second series of luncheon meetings on risk and quality management in health care centres for the purpose of encouraging the sharing of experiences. The theme of the first meeting will be : Le risque zéro n’existe pas : Apprendre à récupérer les erreurs et les dysfonctionnements du système de soins. Une application à la salle d’opération.  (There is no such thing as zero risk – Making up for errors and dysfunctions in the health care system. An application to the operating room

(2005-10-08) CIRANO Welcomes a New President and Chief Executive Officer
André Bisson, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Patry as President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO. Michel Patry has been Associate Director, Academic Affairs and Strategic Planning, HEC Montréal since 2001. Full professor at the Institut d’économie appliquée, HEC Montréal, his research specializes in the economic analysis of organizations. He succeeds Jean-Marc Rousseau who is returning to the research sector.

(2005-10-01) A CDO Afternoon at CIRANO
Wednesday June 1st, 2005, more than forty financial professionals gathered at CIRANO to listen to MM. Sean Sirois, Mathieu Lafleur-Ayotte, Denis Sénécal and John Kiff thoughts on the current trends and characteristics of the Canadian CDO market. CDO valuation modules created by the CIRANO were also presented during this afternoon.
Photo Gallery
The afternoon program

(2005-09-02) Appointment of Robert Gagné

Robert Gagné, fellow at CIRANO and professor at the Institute of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, will head up, with Janice Gross Stein from the University of Toronto, an advisory panel established by the Council of the Federation to recommend ways to correct the fiscal imbalance

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(2005-08-01) Yannis Papageorgiou was the keynote speaker at the April 13th Lunch-Meeting on Developments in Canadian Risk Management
Yannis Papageorgiou, Vice President associate, Market Risk Management at Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec, attracted 60 participants with his presentation Une approche pour incorporer des actifs privés dans une mesure de risque.
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(2005-07-01) Robert Lacroix back to CIRANO
After completing his mandate as rector of Université de Montréal, Robert Lacroix moved back to CIRANO at the beginning of June. He will go back to his principal areas of interest : economics of human resources, labour and innovation. He will be spending part of the year on the analysis of the Canadian fiscal equalization system as the expert designated by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance. Co-founder of CIRANO, Robert Lacroix was the first President and Chief Executive Officer of the centre from 1994 to 1998.

(2005-06-30) Call for Papers - Conference Series on Innovation and Competition
The conferences are designed as a series to bring together scholars in laws and in economics to evaluate policies that simultaneously endeavor to promote innovation and to preserve the desired efficiencies of market competition. They have been respectively scheduled for Fall 2004, Fall 2005 and Summer 2006.

(2005-06-30) « La gestion des risques dans les contrats d’impartition »
An article by Benoit Aubert, CIRANO Fellow, published in La Presse.

(2005-06-30) New releases : La dette publique : un défi prioritaire pour le Québec
A study conducted by two CIRANO researchers, Marcelin Joanis and Claude Montmarquette, has been published by the IRPP. The communiqué - The abstract
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(2005-06-30) Robert Dutton at CIRANO
Robert Dutton, president and chief executive of Rona inc., was CIRANO’s guest at September 29 Séminaires de PDG. His talk was titled:  « Le chef de la direction : entre leadership et gouvernance »
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(2005-06-30) A Software for The Analysis of Projet Risk Management
A research group of CIRANO and GReSI (Groupe de recherche en systèmes d'information, HEC Montreal), has developed and tested a questionnaire for the evaluation of software implementation risk. From this questionnaire, they developed a generic Web-enabled software for the analysis of project risk management. This software is currently used being by some of our partners. A local version (i.e. can only be used by one user at a time) was also developed and is downloadable.

(2005-06-30) Leadership as a collective process
Édith Luc, professor at Université de Sherbrooke also social and organisational psychologist, recently published at Presses de l’Université de Montréal a book entitled "Le leadership partagé, modèle d’apprentissage et d’actualisation" . Édith Luc is a member of the Forum sur le leadership d’avenir at CIRANO.

(2005-06-28) A Day to Reflect on Free Software and the Online Government
In Québec city in mid-June, the RESOLL was taking part in the first online government's professionnal seminar organized by the Treasury Board Secretariat. The RESOLL is a CIRANO initiative which suggests an intelligent and advantageous exploitation of free and open softwares by public and parapublic organisms, as well as SMEs.

For more details on this meeting, have a look at the text of the article published in Le Devoir (in French).

(2005-06-22) To Understand Experimental Economics a Better...
You can participate online to an experiment on Charlie Holt's website. Click here to access it

(2005-05-31) Financement du budget de l'État québécois : Où en sommes-nous? Où allons-nous?

Friday December 3rd 2004, scholars and economists from the ministère des Finances have discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the taxation regime in order to elaborate the best way for Quebec to monitor the funding of its public expenditures.

For more information »

(2005-05-20) Management of risks and quality in the medical biology laboratory
Last April, CIRANO initiated a series of luncheon-presentations on the management of risks and quality in health care centres. The second conference took place on May 18, 2005.

(2005-05-12) International Conference on Financial Econometrics
The annual international conference on Financial Econometrics was again a great success this year. The two-day event, jointly organized by CIRANO and CIREQ, gathered many international specialists and more than one hundred participants. The presenters and participants used the six paper sessions and the poster session to share the most recent developments in the field.
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-05-06) SBFSIF Conference 2005
From April 28 to May 1rst, 2005, the Université Laval hosted the SBFSIF conference 2005. (Simulation Based and Finite Sample Inference in Finance).
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-05-05) Management of risks and quality in health care centres
To encourage sharing of experiences, CIRANO has initiated, on April 22, 2005, a series of luncheon-presentations on management of risks and quality in health care centres.
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(2005-04-30) Summary of the International Conference on Real Options
Real Options at CIRANO : Click here to read the edition of the Lettre CIRANO on the subject.
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-04-29) Transportation of dangerous goods CIRANO takes part in a research of INERIS
Researchers from CIRANO’s RTES team and professors from École Polytechnique de Montréal will take part in a research project initiated by INERIS(Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques), France on storage and transportation of dangerous goods.
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(2005-04-17) Yannis Papageorgiou at CIRANO-PRMIA lunch.
Yannis Papageorgiou, Vice president associate, Market Risk Management at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, was the keynote speaker with his presentation Une approche pour incorporer des actifs privés dans une mesure de risque.
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-04-10) Forecasting in Macroeconomics and Finance
International specialists have gathered in Montreal April 8-9 for the annual CIRANO-CIREQ conference on Forecasting in Macroeconomics and Finance.
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-03-31) Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné honored by EEA
Bernard Sinclair Desgagné, fellow at CIRANO, has been elected a fellow of the European Economic Association . The EEA wished to salute Professor Sinclair-Desgagné’s significant contribution to the EEA and to economics research in Europe.
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(2005-03-31) Luc Godbout wins the Bercy 2004 award from Société française de finances publiques
The 2004 Bercy award  for the best thesis on public finance was given to Luc Godbout, professor at the Département de comptabilité et fiscalité of Université de Sherbrooke and researcher at CIRANO, for his thesis with regard to a comparative study on preferential tax measures administration in Canada, France and United States.
Read the text of the Liaisons article

(2005-03-18) La gestion de flottes de véhicules en temps réel
The fourth of a series of CIRANO-CORS lunch presentations on the innovative use of quantitative methods to facilitate decision making in organizations will be held at CIRANO, on March 16, 2005 at 12:00. Guest speaker Michel Gendreau, associate professor at Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle (DIRO), Director of the Centre de recherche opérationnelle sur le transport (CRT), Université de Montréal, and CIRANO associate fellow will talk about how operational research can maximize real-time vehicle fleet management.
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(2005-03-08) Experimental Economics Workshop with John Dickhaut
Monday March 7th, John Dickhaut (University of Minnesota) presented the following paper at CIRANO: "Information Transparency and Coordination Failure: Efficiency, Security, and Risk Dominance ".
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(2005-02-28) « Forum sur le leadership d’avenir »
Pierre Fortin, Economist (UQAM) and Clément Gignac, Chief Economist, National Bank and Strategist, National Bank Financial, were the keynote speakers at the first meeting, for this year, of the CIRANO's "Forum sur le leadership d’avenir 2004-2005". Texts in French only : Clément Gignac’s presentation  
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-02-27) Recently Published
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, fellow CIRANO, has assembled in a volume titled Corporate Strategies for Managing Environnemental Risk , some major articles on key aspects of business environmental strategy.
Presentation    To Order

(2005-02-25) Election Reforms

André Blais (fellow of CIRANO and Université de Montréal) has supervised, with Paul Howe (University of New Brunswick) and Richard Johnston (University of British Columbra), the publication of a monograph entitled Strengthening Canadian Democracy. The book was edited by IRPP (Institute for Reserach on Public Policy).


(2005-02-17) Optimisation des horaires de personnel
The third of a series of four CIRANO-CORS lunch presentations on the innovative use of quantitative methods to facilitate decision making in organizations will be held at CIRANO, on February 16, 2005 at 12:00. Guest speaker Bernard Gendron, associate professor at Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle (DIRO), Université de Montréal, will talk about how operational research can maximize personnel work schedules.
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-02-01) Optimiser ses décisions par l'apprentissage statistique
A Conference by Yoshua Bengio
Yoshua Bengio was the guest speaker at the first CIRANO-CORS Lunch-Presentation. Fellow CIRANO et Professor at Département d'informatique et recherche opérationnelle of Université de Montréal, Yoshua Bengio is also holder of the Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms of l'Université de Montréal since 2000.
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(2005-01-31) A New Series of Lunch-Presentations at CIRANO
In collaboration with the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS), the CIRANO inaugurates a series of lunch-presentations on the potentiel and the innovative use of quantitative methods to facilitate the often strategic decision making in organizations.
For more information » (in French only)

(2005-01-13) Presentation of Ludovic Phalippou - Wed. Jan 12th 2005
Ludovic Phalippou (University of Amsterdam) has joined us on January 12 to present his article "Mutual Funds and The Market for Liquidity"

(2004-12-31) Public-private Partnerships
Two recent articles to read : Crise des transports publics: des alternatives pour sortir du cercle vicieuxby Louise Roy, published in La Presse, December 6;
Dix conditions de succès pour des partenaires public-privé, by Benoit AUBERT et Michel PATRY, published in La Presse, December 7.

(2004-12-31) Norshield Financial Group join the CIRANO
The CIRANO is proud to welcome Norshield Financial Group as a new corporate partner. His representative at the Board of Directors will be Mr. Bertrand Goudreault, Vice President Institutional Sales. Norshield Financial Group will provide an annual financial contribution, will contribute to defining the Centre’s general goals and will co-operate regularly on research and transfer projects.

(2004-12-31) Québec au travail
If you haven’t had a chance yet to acknowledge the document Québec au travail produced by a "strategic committee" put together for a La Presse project, we suggest that you take a look at it.
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(2004-12-17) First Lunch-Meeting on Developments in Canadian Risk Management of the Second Season
Daniel Garant, Vice President Wholesale Markets and Development Projects at Hydro-Québec Production, was the keynote speaker at this first CIRANO-PRMIA lunch-meeting of the second season. His presentation Le courtage de l’électricité : l’intégration des risques de crédit et de marché dans la prise de décision attracted 60 participants.
For more information » (in French only)

(2004-12-06) Jean Boivin visiting CIRANO
Jean Boivin, from the Columbia Business School and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, visited CIRANO the month of November. Jean specializes in the analysis of monetary policy with current research focused on the design and implementation of optimal monetary policy. He is also working on various empirical aspects of monetary policy, including the identification of changes in the U.S. conduct of monetary policy and their implications on the term structure of interest rates and on the aggregate economy.

(2004-12-04) Financement du budget de l’État québécois – Où sommes-nous? Où allons-nous?
Friday December 3rd 2004, scholars and economists from the ministère des Finances discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the taxation regime in order to elaborate the best way for Quebec to monitor the funding of its public expenditures.
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(2004-12-03) Université du Québec at CIRANO

CIRANO is proud to announce Université du Québec as its new partner which will be represented at the Board of Directors by Mr. Daniel Coderre, vice-president Research and Teaching. CIRANO’s partners are issued from the business world, as well as the government and the universities, and contribute to assure the presence at CIRANO of all the important players in Quebec’s economy.

(2004-11-20) Upcoming Experimental Economics Seminars and Workshops
A series of seminars and workshops in experimental economics take place this Fall in Montreal. Speakers include Ann-Renée Blais (RDDC & CIRANO), John Dickhaut (University of Minnesota), Charles Noussair (Emory University) et William Zame (UCLA).
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(2004-11-16) René Garcia is the recipient of the Bank's Fellowship award for research for 2004
René Garcia, vice-president of the Finance Group and scientific director at CIRANO is the recipient of the Bank's Fellowship award for research for 2004.
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(2004-11-16) Fourth Lunch-Presentation on Developments in Canadian Risk Management
Alicia Zemanek, Vice President Investor Relations and Chief Risk Officer Integrated Risk Management at the Laurentian Bank of Canada, gave the invited lecture with her presentation The New Basel II Accord and Its Impact on the Banking Industry.
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(2004-11-16) Fifth Lunch-Presentation on Developments in Canadian Risk Management
Robert D. Christensen, Manager of Client Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers joined us from New York to give the invited lecture Practical Implementation Issues for Basel II.
For more information » (in French only)

(2004-11-16) Lunch-Meetings on Developments in Canadian Risk Management
Jacques Lussier, Vice-president Investments and Financial Engineering at Desjardins Global Asset Management, was the keynote speaker at this season’s last CIRANO-PRMIA lunch-meeting. His presentation Risk Management and Performance Evaluation using an Overlay Approach attracted over 60 participants. Given the success of this joint initiative, a new series of lunch-meetings will begin next fall.
For more information » (in French only)

(2004-11-11)
Daniel Garant, vice-président marchés de gros et projets de développement
chez Hydro-Québec Production animera le prochain déjeuner-causerie
avec sa présentation Le courtage de l’électricité : l’intégration des risques de crédit et de marché dans la prise de décision.
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(2004-11-07) 2004 North American Meetings of the Economic Science Association (ESA)
Kate Johnson, Director of the Experimental Economics Group, is co-organizer of the 2004 North American Meetings of the Economic Science Association (ESA). This event will take place in Tucson, Arizona, November 4-7 2004.
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(2004-09-30) Nominations
August 16th 2004, Jean-Marie Toulouse, director of HEC Montreal, announced Martin Boyer's nomination as director of the Assurances et gestion des Risques / Insurance and Risk management journal published by the Research Chair in Risk Management. Martin Boyer, a CIRANO Fellow, is an associate professor at the Service de l’enseignement de la finance at HEC Montreal.

Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné has been recently appointed as a member of the editorial committee of the International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics. This editorial committee gathers many great names in environmental economics, including Nobel laureates in economics Kenneth Arrow (1972) and Robert Solow (1987).

Benoît A. Aubert, CIRANO Fellow, has been appointed Research Director at HEC Montréal. He is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Research Group in Information Systems (GReSI) at HEC. Benoit Aubert recently published a document entitled .Public-Private Partnerships : an option to discover with CIRANO and his co-author Michel Patry.

(2004-08-22) « La santé au Québec : financer la croissance »
This document by David Boisclair, Marcelin Joanis and Claude Montmarquette was published in La Presse on June 20th 2004.
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(2004-08-21) Finance at CIRANO
Have a look at our special finance edition of the Lettre CIRANO for an overview of our current activities.
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(2004-08-05) Université de Sherbrooke at CIRANO
CIRANO is proud to announce Université de Sherbrooke as its new partner.

(2004-07-31) Post-Secondary Education and Labour Market Changes
An Issues Paper prepared by Claude Montmarquette and David Boisclair for the Skills Research Initiative. This joint initiative is formed by Human Resources Development Canada, Industry Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in the context of the Canadian government's innovation strategy. Available at Industry Canada.

(2004-07-20) A True Debt Reduction Policy... Without Consideration for Provinces' Difficulties?
A text by Marcelin Joanis published in the April 2004 issue of Policy Options, a publication of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) based in Montreal. (in French)
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(2004-07-08) Bernard Fortin receives the 2004 Gérard Parizeau Prize
On April 6th, the 2004 Gérard Parizeau Prize was awarded to Bernard Fortin, CIRANO Fellow, Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Social Policies and Human Resources Economics and full professor in the Department of Economics at Laval University. Created in 2000 by the Gérard Parizeau Funds, the prize is appointed to a professor or a researcher for the exceptional merit of his research work in finance, economics or history.

(2004-06-21) A CIRANO report re-examines the fiscal cost and the role played by the Fonds des travailleurs
CIRANO has presented at the public audience for the work group report on Quebec's role in risk capital, a report by Jean-Marc Suret.
Press Release | Integral Document

(2004-06-05) Workshops in Experimental Economics at CIRANO
Tuesday April 20th at 11AM: John Dickhaut presents "Examining emotional affects in auctions".
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Monday April 26th at 11AM: Cary Deck presents "Fixed Revenue Auctions".
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Thursday May 20th at 11AM: Juan-Camilo Cardenas presents "Bringing the Lab to the Field: More than Changing Subjects".
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(2004-05-09) Environment : Risk and Modeling
May 6-7 2004 Workshop
This workshop will cover modeling, risk analysis and design of decision support tools for current environmental problems. It is aimed at decision makers in private and public sectors, at graduate students and researchers interested by environmental issues.

(2004-05-09) CIRANO-CIREQ Conference on Financial Econometrics this weekend in Montreal
The annual conference on financial econometrics took place on Friday May 7th and Saturday May 8th. Each year, hundreds of participants and many international specialists gather for this event.
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(2004-05-08) A Canada Research Chair for Guy Paré
Guy Paré, professor at the HEC Montréal’s Department of Information Technologies and CIRANO Fellow is the new holder of the Canada Research Chair in Information Technology in Health Care.

(2004-05-05) Jacques Lussier is the keynote speaker on May 5
Jacques Lussier, Vice-president Financial Engineering at Desjardins Global Asset Management has been our keynote speaker with his presentation "Risk Management and Performance Evaluation Using an Overlay Approach"
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(2004-05-03) Reducing the debt: A priority for the Québec
A text by Marcelin Joanis and Claude Montmarquette, economists at CIRANO, published in La Presse on January 29th 2004.
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(2004-04-09) Two seminaires by David Laughton, University of Alberta
Wednesday April 7th at 15h30 : A Real Option Analysis of a CO2 Sequestration Project.
Thursday April 8th at 17h : Mining and Upstream Petroleum Asset Valuation : the “Banff Taxonomy” and its Uses.

(2004-04-07) Robert D. Christensen is the keynote speaker on April 7th
Robert D. Christensen, Manager of Client Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, has joined us from New York as the keynote speaker for the CIRANO-PRMIA lunch.
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(2004-03-25) « Vingt ans de politiques économiques inutiles au Québec »
An article by Robert Gagné, published in La Presse, Monday February 23rd 2004.
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(2004-02-28) New Associated Fellow at CIRANO
Betty Vandenbosch, Associate Professor in information systems at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, is joining CIRANO's Electronic Commerce group as an Associated Fellow. Tony Berrada (HEC) joined CIRANO's Finance Group as a new researcher. Her main research interests are ownership and responsibility, mental models and the impact of technology on learning and ideas.

(2004-02-26) Nomination
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, researcher at the CIRANO for the "Risques Technologiques, Environnementaux et à la Santé" program (RTES), has been appointed assistant professor in the Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Department of the École Polytechnique de Montréal.

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(2004-02-16) Pesticides and Health Symposium: close to 200 participants take stock
Initiated by CIRANO and the Chaire en analyse des risques toxicologiques pour l'humain of the Université de Montréal, the Pesticides and Health Symposium held on November 19, 20, and 21, was particularly valuable because of its emphasis on the health threats posed by pesticides. This aspect is rarely broached in symposia of this nature, which generally tend to focus on environmental risks. The three principle areas explored during the meetings were: characterization of the risks, management of the risks, and alternatives to pesticides. Several of the presentations are now available on our site.
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(2004-02-15) Third Lunch-Presentation on Developments in Canadian Risk Management
David Dougherty, Senior Vice-President Market Risk, Group Risk Management at RBC Financial Group, gave the invited lecture Performance Measures for Bank Trading Portfolios. The presentation examined the use and limitations of publicly reported financial data in assessing performance of bank trading portfolios.
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(2004-02-12) Quiz CIRANO
Philippe Zaugg, Manager of Risk Analytics, Risk Integration and Operational Risk Management at the Laurentian Bank of Canada won our CIRANO Risk Quiz and was awarded the new book Elements of Financial Risk Management by its author, CIRANO Fellow Peter Chistoffersen.
Quiz | Book flyer

(2004-02-10) Lunch Presentation with Louis Vachon
Louis Vachon, First Vice-President of Treasury and Financial Markets at the National Bank of Canada, gave the invited lecture at the CIRANO-PRMIA series of lunches on developments in Canadian risk management Wednesday December 3.
His presentation La grande histoire d'un petit chiffre : corrélation actions-obligations focused on the importance of the time-varying correlation between stocks and bonds. Louis Vachon demonstrated that this variation in time is a key issue in current risk management. Some 80 participants were present and the event was again a great success. The series of lunches will return next February.
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(2004-02-10) Fund Management Conference
On December 5th, CIRANO and MITACS jointly organized a conference on Fund Management that included presentations by 9 international specialists.
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(2004-02-10) Hedge Fund Conference
CIRANO and Desjardins Global Asset Management attracted 60 participants from about 20 specialized companies for their joint Hedge Fund Conference on December 4th.
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(2004-02-10) Ravi Jagannathan at CIRANO
Ravi Jagannathan, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Distinguished Professor of Finance and director of the Center for Financial Institutions & Markets at Northwestern University, présentait au CIRANO les 4 et 5 décembre à l'occasion de deux conférences.

(2004-01-26) CIRANO-CIREQ-MITACS Conference on Realized Volatility
About 100 participants met to benefit from "this unique concentration of world specialists that allows us to stay on top of developments concerning the essential issue of volatility" as observed by Robert Normand, Senior Director of research at Desjardins Global Asset Management.
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(2004-01-07) CIRANO Expects to Be Collaborating to a SDTI's Project
Nstein’s agreement with SDTI will enable Canadian companies to benefit from new e-commerce service innovations. The InterUniversity Centre for Organizational Research Analysis (CIRANO) as well as the Laboratoire de recherche appliquée en linguistique informatique (RALI) expect to be collaborating with SDTI.
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(2003-12-31) New Corporate Partner: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
The CIRANO is proud to welcome Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec as a new corporate partner. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will provide an annual financial contribution, contribute to defining the Centre’s general goals and co-operate regularly on research and transfer projects.

(2003-12-19) Louise Roy, Associated Fellow at CIRANO
We are pround to welcome Louise Roy as an Associated Fellow within the CIRANO Group.

Now an International Consultant and a Corporate Director, Louise Roy was, until December 31, 2002, a Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Commercial Services and IATA Representative Canada. Between 1997 and 2000, Louise Roy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Telemedia Communications Inc. She was also Executive Vice-President of Air France in Paris between 1994 and 1997. In September 1992, Mrs. Roy was named Senior Vice-President of the Laurentian Group Corporation. From 1985 to 1992, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Urban Community Transit Corporation (MUCTC). At CIRANO, Louise Roy leads the “Forum sur le leadership".

(2003-12-19) Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin Nominated Researcher
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin was recently nominated as a researcher within the CIRANO group. Holder of a PhD in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France), Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin taught at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and HEC-Paris. She is currently leading the phase “Management of risks in hospitals” of the Healthcare Corporate Governance project in collaboration with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux, and the “Economic evaluation of fire departments” of the Montreal Fire Department. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin also participates in the phase “Major Technological Risks” of the Environmental Governance project and works on the “Integrated Risk Management” project.

(2003-12-12) CIRANO Newsletter and Annual Report Now Available
The October issue of the CIRANO Newsletter and our 2002-2003 annual report are now available on our website! The CIRANO Newsletter refers to the annual report's highlights, along with recent news and scientific publications.

(2003-12-12) Keeping You Informed
Claude Béland recently joined CIRANO as Communications Advisor. For the last seven years, Claude Béland has lived in France, where she provided representation, information, and event organization services to Québec firms engaged in, or seeking to develop, various activities. She has also had a high profile in the publishing industry, with positions as editor in chief for several magazines of general circulation. From 1986 to 1994, she taught communications at the Université de Sherbrooke. In collaboration with several Montréal communications agencies, Claude Béland also edited numerous public relations mandates and in-house publications for large Québec firms.

A liaison and transfer centre such as CIRANO needs to have a very efficient communications team. Claude Béland and Mélanie Bisson are up to the task.

(2003-12-10) CIRANO-PRMIA Partnership

 

CIRANO is proud to announce its partnership with the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association (PRMIA) which has launched its new regional Montreal Chapter a few months ago.

(2003-12-05) The "Privacy, Security and Trust" Workshop Was a Success!
On October 27, 2003, the one day workshop "Privacy, Security and Trust" gathered researchers, policy makers and private sector organizations within the CIRANO offices. The meeting's goals were to review the current situation in Canada regarding Privacy, Security and Trust, essential elements on which knowledge economies depend for continued growth and success, and identify the highest priority research challenges of national importance in these areas, while promoting collaboration and information sharing among academia and the private and public sectors.
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(2003-12-05) CIRANO-PRMIA Series of Lunches
Richard Guay, Executive Vice-President, Risk Management and Depositors' Accounts Management at the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, inaugurated the CIRANO-PRMIA series of lunches on developments in Canadian risk management last Wednesday. His presentation on measuring global portfolio risk, "Les défis de la mesure du risque d'un portefeuille global", attracted more than 70 practitioners from 20 institutions. This initiative was acclaimed by the financial community and will continue on December 3rd with Louis Vachon, First Vice-President of Treasury and Financial Markets at the National Bank of Canada
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(2003-12-05) Ravi Jagannathan at CIRANO
Ravi Jagannathan, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Distinguished Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Financial Institutions & Markets at Northwestern University, will be at CIRANO on December 4th and 5th. He will participate as a keynote speaker in both the CIRANO-Desjardins gestion d'actifs Hedge Fund Conference and the Fund Management Conference.
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(2003-11-28) New Burgundy Report
Gilbert Babin, Fellow CIRANO and professor in HEC Montréal’s Department of Information Technologies, and Michel Leblanc, Associate at Adviso Consulting, published a new Burgundy Report entitled "Les Web Services et leur impact sur le commerce B2B".
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(2003-11-27) New Corporate Partner: BMO Financial Group
The CIRANO is proud to welcome BMO Financial Group as a new corporate partner. BMO Financial Group will provide an annual financial contribution, contribute to defining the Centre’s general goals and co-operate regularly on research and transfer projects.

(2003-11-27) A Nomination for Benoit Aubert at HEC Montréal
On October 17, 2003, Jean-Marie Toulouse, director of HEC Montréal, announced Benoit Aubert's nomination as professorship of "Gouvernance et Technologie de l'information". Mr. Aubert will continue his research on outsourcing, new organization forms and types of management related to information technology. Benoit Aubert is also director of GReSI (Groupe de recherche en systèmes d'information).

(2003-11-20) Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Robert F. Engle and Clive W.J. Granger
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year's Nobel Prize to Robert F. Engle for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH) and Clive W. J. Granger for methods of analyzing economic time series with common trends (cointegration).

ARCH and cointegration have been major breakthroughs in financial econometrics and are now essential tools of the empirical economist and financial analyst.

CIRANO has hosted visits from the two winners who have actively participated in our conferences in the past few years. Robert Engle was part of last fall's Extremal Events Conference and Clive Granger presented "Some Thoughts on the Future of Economic Forecasting" during the Forecasting in Macroeconomics and Finance event in June 2002.

Our congratulations to the winners!

(2003-11-05) Economic Science Association (ESA) 2003 North American Meeting
Kate Johnson, Project Director for the Experimental Analysis Group, is co-organizer of the Economic Science Association (ESA)'s 2003 North American Meeting. This event will take place in Tucson, Arizona, from October 30th to November 2nd, 2003.
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(2003-11-04) New "Risques technologiques" Newsletters

Download the recent "Risques technologiques" Newsletters: Winter 2003 Newsletter or Summer 2003 Newsletter.


(2003-10-31) CIRANO Fellows receive awards at the Northern Finance Meeting
CIRANO Finance Fellows Peter Christoffersen, Susan Christoffersen and Kris Jacobs all won prizes in Quebec city last weekend at the annual Northern Finance Association Meeting hosted by Université Laval.
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(2003-10-29) Peter Bossaerts in Montreal
Peter Bossaerts, professor of economics, management, and finance at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena was in Montreal from March 10 to 15, 2003. He gave a seminar entitled “Prices and Portfolio Choices in Financial Markets: Econometric Evidence” at the Université de Montréal on Thursday, March 13 at 4 pm. He also conducted an experiment in the Bell University Laboratory in Electronic Commerce and Experimental Economics (BULC3E) on Monday, March 10.

(2003-10-28) Privacy, Security & Trust Workshop at CIRANO
CIRANO, in collaboration with the Bell University Labs and the National Research Council’s Institute for Information Technology, e-Business (IIT-e-business), hosted a one-day Privacy, Security and Trust Workshop on October 27th, 2003.

(2003-10-04) Recent nominations at CIRANO
During the July 30, 2003 meeting, the CIRANO’s Board of Directors nominated one fellow and two researchers: André Blais as fellow for the Experimental Economics group, Daniel J. Levitin as a researcher for the Electronic Commerce group, and Cécile Carpentier as a researcher for the Corporate Governance group.

(2003-10-01) First CIRANO-IDEI-LEERNA Conference
“Regulation, Liability and the Management of Major Industrial/Environmental Risks” was the main theme discussed at the first CIRANO-IDEI-LEERNA conference. It was held in Toulouse (France) from June 10th to 12th 2003. Everyone’s contribution was of great quality and the next conference will be held at CIRANO in two years.
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(2003-10-01) Mini-symposium: Risk-Management in Hospital: Lessons from industry
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin organised a mini-symposium entitled “Risk-Management in Hospital: Lessons from industry” at the World Congress on Risk - Society for Risk Analysis in Brussels (Belgium) from June 22nd to 25th 2003. She presented an article co-written with G. Dufour entitled “Step by step guide to iatrogenic risk analysis in hospital”.

(2003-10-01) European Safety and Reliability Conference - ESREL 2003
Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin participated in the European Safety and Reliability Conference - ESREL 2003 that was held in Maastricht (Holland) from June 15th to 18th 2003. She presented an article entitled “What the management of industrial risk has to say about health care risk management”. This article will be published in the collective issue “Safety and Reliability” edited by T. Bedford and P.H.A.J.M van Gelder at A.A BALKEMA PUBLISHERS.

(2003-09-30) Jean-Marie Dufour Gives Inaugural Address

Jean-Marie Dufour, Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Econometrics at the Université de Montréal and CIRANO Fellow, gave the inaugural address on May 31st as President of the Canadian Economics Association.


(2003-09-20) New Burgundy Report
Jean-Marc Suret, Fellow CIRANO and Director of l'École de comptabilité de l'Université Laval, launched a new Burgundy Report entitled "Canadian Securities Regulation: Issues And Challenges ".
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(2003-09-19) James Heckman at CIRANO

James Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and 2000 Nobel Laureate, gave a seminar at CIRANO last Friday, September 12th. The seminar inaugurated the 2003-2004 series of the Montreal Econometrics Seminars.

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(2003-09-12) Peter Christoffersen receives an award
Peter Christoffersen, Fellow CIRANO and Professor at McGill University, receives an award from The International Journal of Accountnig and the KPMG & University of Illinois Business Measurement Research Program for his paper entitled «Backtesting Value at Risk: A Duration-Based Approach» which explores new ways of backtesting risk management systems.

(2003-09-10) New Journal of Financial Econometrics

The new Journal of Financial Econometrics just came out! René Garcia and Éric Renault, both active CIRANO members, are the editors-in-chief of this new Journal that reflects and advances the relationship between econometrics and finance.

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(2003-09-06) New Burgundy Report
Ursula Hess, Fellow CIRANO and Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, launched a new Burgundy Report entitled «Emotion at Work».
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(2003-08-18) Bernard Sinclair Desgagné, Speaker at the Conference "Corporate Governance"


Bernard Sinclair Desgagné , CIRANO VP Corporate Governance Group, gave a conference at the Corporate Governance Conference Workshops on November 26-27, 2002 and discussed topics such as the key differences between board director and executive compensation.


(2003-08-17) A Canada Research Chair for Éric Renault
Éric Renault, CIRANO Fellow, was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Financial Econometrics at the University of Montreal.

(2003-08-15) CIRANO and Aliosoft Created an Electronic Auction for Noranda

Grâce à une entente de collaboration entre Aliosoft et le CIRANO, le géant minier Noranda peut maintenant attribuer ses mandats canadiens de transport de charge pleine à l’aide d’une vaste enchère électronique inversée multironde. Ce projet pilote est une retombée des projets de recherche VRQ-PACE, des résultats de recherche des Laboratoires Bell et d'une collaboraration du Centre de recherche des transports de l'Université de Montréal (CRT).


(2003-08-15) Computer malfunction at CIRANO
We are experiencing problems with our main server. The CIRANO community can not send or receive emails. We hope to correct this problem early Thursday. We will keep you informed on this page regularly. For further information: 514-985-4003 Yves Charland

(2003-08-13) "Extremal Events in Finance"
CIRANO, CIREQ and KLUWER jointly sponsored the "Extremal Events in Finance" conference held at the Delta Hotel on October 25-26.  Neil Shephard from Nuffield College, Oxford gave the invited lecture.
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(2003-08-11) A Nobel Prize Awarded for Experimental Economics

The Bank of Sweden has awarded the Nobel Prize in economic science to Americans Daniel Kahneman and Vernon L. Smith. This prize is finally rewarding the science of experimental economics. CIRANO and the Bell University Laboratories have been working in this field of research for a few years.

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(2003-08-04) Bernard Sinclair Desgagné, Speaker at the Conference "Corporate Governance"
Bernard Sinclair Desgagné, CIRANO VP Corporate Governance Group, will be a participant at the Corporate Governance Conference Workshops on November 26-27, 2002. He will give a conference, on November 27 at 11:30 a.m., entitled: "Linking Board Compensation to Performance and Accountability".

(2003-07-29) A New Chair For René Garcia

René Garcia, who is both a professor in the Université de Montréal's Economics Department and  CIRANO's Scientific Director, was awarded the Hydro-Québec Chair in Integrated Risk Management and Mathematical Finance on May 28, 2003.

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(2003-07-18) Valorisation of Common Infrastructures
Marcel Boyer's audio presentation (in French) explaining what the valorisation of common infrastructures is to CIRANO. >>>

 

(2003-06-30) CIRANO to host 2004 "Real Options" Conference

This major event, whose 2003 edition features over 80 presentations from all over the world, was be held on June 16 to 19, 2004 and organized by CIRANO fellows Marcel Boyer, Bryan Campbell and Pierre Lasserre.


(2003-06-20) New Faces at CIRANO

The CIRANO community recently welcomed five new members: Harry J. Paarsch, associated fellow, as well as researchers Sema Barlas, Moez Bennouri, Ann-Renée Blais and Jim Engle-Warnick.


(2003-06-17) Morad Benyoucef, Winner of the Second IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce Contest for Best Thesis Proposal
CIRANO is proud to announce the nomination of Morad Benyoucef, Ph.D. student at Université de Montréal et researcher at CIRANO, as one of the winners of the Second IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce for best thesis proposal.

(2003-06-15) Former CIRANO Intern Publishes "Traité des nouveaux risques"
 

Erwann Michel-Kerjan, who completed an internship at CIRANO in 2001, recently published a "Traité des nouveaux risques" in Gallimard's "Folio actuel" collection in collaboration with Olivier Godard, Claude Henry, and Patrick Lagadec.  (Please note that the book is in French).


(2003-06-15) Éric Renault Receives SCSE's Marcel-Dagenais Prize

Éric Renault, professor at the Université de Montréal's Department of Economics and CIRANO fellow, received the Société canadienne de science économique (SCSE)'s Marcel-Dagenais Prize on May 14, 2003 in Montreal.

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(2003-06-07) New Burgundy Report
Benoit A. Aubert, Fellow CIRANO, and Aymeric Dussart, Analyst at Robichaud Conseil Inc. launched a new Burgundy Report entitled "Systèmes d’information inter-organisationnels". The publication's main objective is to introduce technologies, implementation examples and finally concepts related to the integration of inter-organizational information systems.
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(2003-06-03) Jean-Marc Rousseau to Speak at ADRIQ's 25th Anniversary Symposium
This symposium, whose theme is "globalization and industrial research", was held at the Montreal Hilton Bonaventure hotel on June 3, 2003.
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(2003-05-31) New Associated Fellows
Gaétan Carrier, Professor at the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Medicine, and Jian-Yun Nie, Professor at the same university's Department of Computer Science and Information Research, were named CIRANO associated fellows on March 27.

(2003-05-22) André Bisson Named MBA of the Month
André Bisson, President of CIRANO's Board of Directors, was named "MBA of the Month" by the Association des MBA du Québec  for the month of April, 2003.  Read the article that the  association placed in the April edition of its Bulletin.
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(2003-05-17) Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné invited as a Keynote Speaker by Bloomberg
May 16, 2002, Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, VP Corporate Governance Group, was invited as a Keynote Speaker by Bloomberg.

The keynote Speaker's presentation is entitled "Executive Compensation and Incentives: Some Lessons from the ENRON Fiasco".
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(2003-05-14) Two CIRANO fellows receive funding for research.
Susan Christoffersen (McGill University, CIRANO), René Garcia (Université de Montréal, CIRANO) and David Musto (University of Pennsylvania) have received funding from the prestigious Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, known as Q-Group, for their project “What Are Assets Under Management Worth to Managers?”.
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(2003-05-14) Summary of the Conference on portfolio choice
CIRANO, MITACS and RCM2 jointly organized this international Conference on Portfolio Choice. The event was held at CIRANO on March 7th and attracted about 60 participants. Eight speakers presented their most recent work in this exciting field. Summary .

(2003-05-08) A Wrap-Up of the Conference On the Econometrics of Education Is Now Available
To learn more, read " L'économie de l'éducation: méthodologies, constats et leçons " (in French only) by Marcelin Joanis, economist at the CIRANO.
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(2003-05-07) Nicole M. Fortin and Micheal Huberman, Guest Editors of the May 2002 Edition of Canadian Public Policy
Nicoles M. Fortin and Micheal Huberman, fellows at CIRANO, are the Guest Editors of  the Canadian Public Policy- May 2002 Edition entitled "Occupational Gender Segregation: Public Policies and Economic Forces". This special supplement was created in partnership with CIRANO and Human Resources Canada.

Read the  Introduction and Overview  written by Nicole M. Fortin and Micheal Huberman.


(2003-05-07) CEO Seminar - Guy Marier
Guy Marier, Guy Marier President, Bell Québec and Executive Vice-President, Bell Canada, was CIRANO's guest speaker at the last CEO's seminar held on February 5, 2003. His presentation was entitled "Un projet de 1,5 milliard de dollars".
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(2003-05-07) C.D. Howe Institute Names Marcel Boyer as Fellow, Scholar
Jack Mintz, president and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute announced the appointment of University of Montreal Professor Marcel Boyer as a Fellow in Residence and C.D. Howe Scholar in Economic Policy.

(2003-05-04) A Research Chair For Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné
 CIRANO fellow Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné will hold the new HEC Montréal Chair in International Economics and Governance.

(2003-04-29) The Fields Institute and CIRANO Offer Jointly Short Courses Series in Quantitative Finance
? The Fields Institute is pleased to establish an association with CIRANO. These short courses for industry professionals represent an exciting collaboration between Mathematics, Economics and Finance ? says Bradd Hart, Deputy Director of the Fields Institute (on the left in our picture with Ken Davidson, Director of the Institute).

(2003-04-29) Appointment of Louis Vachon
Louis Vachon, member of CIRANO's Board of Directors and Senior Vice-President – Treasury and Financial Markets, National Bank of Canada, has been nominated as an Executive Committee member of the National Bank. The mandate of the committee is mainly to define the institution's culture and philosophy and to approve and follow strategic initiatives for the NBC Group.

(2003-04-29) Le CIRANO Invited at the Third Colloquium on Civil Security
Ingrid Peignier and Nathalie de Marcellis will present a workshop at the Third Colloquium on Civil Security that will be held at the Centre des congrès de Québec on february 25-26, 2003. Since the last two years, they both work with the Ministère de la sécurité Publique on the management of major industrial risks. During the conference, they will present a synthesis of their research regarding communicating risks to the public.
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(2003-04-29) Social Choice and Decision committees - Decision Support System
Try our Decision Support System available online in the Corporate Governance Group section. Based on the Burgundy Report written by Michel Truchon (CIRANO and Université Laval) entitled "Choix social et comités de sélection : le cas du patinage artistique", this system allows you to do an online comparison of three methods for ranking performances.

(2003-04-29) New Corporate Partner
The CIRANO is proud to welcome Gaz Métropolitain as a new corporate partner. Gaz Métropolitain will provide an annual financial contribution, contribute to defining the Centre’s general goals and co-operate regularly on research and transfer projects.

(2003-04-29) Appointments at CIRANO
The Board of Directors of the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO) just approved the appointments of Robert Gagné as the Vice-president, Corporate Governance Group and René Garcia, vice-president, Finance group, as the Scientific Director.

(2003-04-29) Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Guest Speaker at the Colloque de l’Institut Européen de Cyndiniques

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin  participated at the Colloque de l’Institut Européen de Cyndiniques on the theme « Activités à risque et démocratie : vers de nouvelles formes de gouvernance ? » that was held in Paris on March 17, 18 and 19, 2003. She presented a paper entitled Â« Risques médicaux et sécurité des patients : prévenir pour mieux guérir ».


(2003-04-29) Marcel Boyer, Invited Speaker at the Annual Convention of the ASDEQ
Marcel Boyer, CIRANO’s President and CEO, was an invited speaker at the Annual Convention's Plenary Session of the Association des économistes québécois ( ASDEQ) on May 17, 2002.
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(2003-03-01) Claudia Keser at CIRANO from February 24 to 26, 2003
Dr. Claudia Keser, who is both a researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and an associate fellow at CIRANO, was in Montreal from February 24 to 26 to conduct experimental economics experiments in the Bell University Laboratory in Electronic Commerce and Experimental Economics (BUL-C3E). Dr. Keser often takes advantage of this laboratory's outstanding facilities to conduct her experiments.

(2003-02-28) New Burgundy Report
« Le leadership eb 3C : Capacités, conduite, circonstances », réalisé par Ann-Renée Blais  (CIRANO) et Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (HEC et CIRANO)
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(2003-02-26) Marcel Boyer of CIRANO, Invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos
Marcel Boyer, Fellow of CIRANO, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations of which he was President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2002, was invited to the 33rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23-28, 2003.

(2003-02-22) New Burgundy Reports
Consult the two new Burgundy Reports: 
« Choix social et comités de sélection : le cas du patinage artistique », réalisé par Michel Truchon (Université Laval, CIRANO, CIRPÉE)
« Partage des coûts et tarification des infrastructures : Enjeux, problématique et pertinence », co-écrit par Marcel Boyer (Université de Montréal et CIRANO), Michel Moreaux (Université de Toulouse 1, LEERNA, IDEI et IUF) et Michel Truchon (Université Laval, CIRANO, CIRPÉE)

(2003-02-22) 2003-2004 Scholarship Program
CIRANO now offers its 2003-2004 scholarship program to doctoral and post-doctoral students. The deadline for submission of the application is March 31, 2003. To forward your application, please visit our Fellowships and jobs section.

(2003-02-16) Claude Montmarquette, Guest Speaker at the Annual Convention of the American Risk and Insurance Association
Claude Montmarquette, CIRANO Vice-President of the Human Resources and Experimental Analysis Groups, gave a presentation at the Annual Convention's Plenary Session of the "American Risk and Insurance Association" entitled " Quebec's Drug Insurance: Is ONE program THE Solution?". This convention was held in Montreal between August 11-14, 2002.
To learn more about Mr. Montmarquette's presentation, please download the following report: " Pour un régime d'assurance médicaments équitable et viable " (in French only).

(2003-02-10) Second Paris International Conference on Risk and Insurance Economics
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, CIRANO VP Corporate Governance Group, was a speaker at the "Second Paris International Conference on Risk and Insurance Economics" that was held on December 10, 2002 at the Palais des Congrès of Paris. He discussed the following topic: "Environnemental Risk Management and Regulation".
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(2003-02-08) Experimental analysis laboratory view
Cette collaboration porte sur la valorisation du laboratoire en commerce électronique et économie expérimentale (LUB-C3E), lequel avait été mis sur pied en l’an 2000 à même des fonds des Laboratoires universitaires Bell et du Fonds canadien pour l’innovation, dans les locaux des Laboratoires universitaires Bell, adjacents à ceux du CIRANO.

(2003-01-29) Risques technologiques Newsletter
Download the Newsletter - Spring 2002 and learn about "les risques technologiques" and "le bon usage du principe de précaution".
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(2003-01-24) Robert Lacroix receives Honorary Doctoral Degree

The University Lumière Lyon 2 presented an Honorary Doctoral Degree to Robert Lacroix, Principal of the Université de Montréal and CIRANO's First CEO. You can read the Laudatio , given by Jean-Louis Rullière, professor in economics at the University Lumière Lyon 2, explaining the University's motive for conferring the honorary degree.


(2003-01-14) New Researcher at CIRANO
Tony Berrada (HEC) joined CIRANO's Finance Group as a new researcher. His main research interests are asset pricing, incomplete information and heterogeneous beliefs, derivatives, real options and empirical asset pricing.

(2003-01-02) Jean-Marc Rousseau is Now Wearing CIRANO's Gown
In a symbolic ceremony held at CIRANO's Board of Director's meeting on November 27, 2002, the outgoing CEO Marcel Boyer transfers the leadership regalia of the inspirational Cyrano de Bergerac to incoming CEO, Jean-Marc Rousseau. Marcel Boyer has lead CIRANO since 1998.

(2002-12-14) Yoshua Bengio, lauréat du concours d'innovation
Yoshua Bengio, fellow at CIRANO and professor at l'Université de Montréal, as well as Nicolas Chapados, Charles Dugas and Pascal Vincent, three doctoral candidates, received two scholarships worth $20 000  during the fifth innovation contest of the Centre d'entrepreneurship HEC-Poly-UdeM.

(2002-12-12) Robert Lacroix receives a Prix du Québec
Robert Lacroix receives a Prix du Québec, the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in all fields of culture and science.

(2002-12-11) Robert gagné, Holder of CN Chair
Canadian National officially announced today the CN Chair on Intermodal Transportation at the Université de Montréal. A $1.2 million donation from CN.
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(2002-11-25) New President and Chief Executive Officer at CIRANO

The Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO) is pleased to announce the nomination of Jean-Marc Rousseau, Senior Vice-President of CIRANO, as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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(2002-11-23) Colloquium on Credit Derivatives
A colloquium on Credit Derivatives, jointly sponsored by CIRANO and the National Bank of Canada, was held at CIRANO on September 17. This event included various presentations that allowed to expose the main perspectives on the subject. Ken Singleton (on our picture) analysed the challenges in the modelling of correlation between credit risks.
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(2002-11-05) Marcel Boyer, Winner of the Marcel-Vincent Prize (Acfas)
Marcel Boyer, CIRANO's President and Chief Executive Officer, was awarded the Marcel-Vincent Prize during the 58e édition du Gala de la science de l'Acfas .
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(2002-10-23) A Word from the CEO

NEW! Learn more about the CIRANO by viewing the video A Word from the CEO . >>>


(2002-10-14) André Bisson, Nominated as CIRANO's Chairman of the Board

The Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO) is pleased to announce the nomination of André Bisson, Chancellor of the University of Montreal, as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bisson succeeds Jacques Gilbert, Partner and Director of Consulting Services at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

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(2002-10-06) Four New Fellows and a Researcher Join CIRANO
CIRANO is pleased to welcome four new fellows and a researcher in its following groups:
Corporate Governance Group : Désiré Ventachellum (Fellow CIRANO and HEC), Richard Gold (Fellow CIRANO and McGill) , Catherine Beaudry (Chercheure CIRANO and École Polytechnique)
Human Resources Group : Stephen Gordon (Fellow CIRANO and Université Laval)
Experimental Analysis Group : Ulf Böckenholt(Fellow CIRANO and McGill University)

(2002-09-20) Research Program 2002-2003
The complete Research Program 2002-2003 is now available CIRANO in PDF format.
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(2002-09-12) Presentation of the report about the prescription drug insurance plan
Claude Montmarquette, Vice-President of the Human Resources & Experimental Economics Groups at CIRANO, has presided over the committee examining the prescription drug insurance plan. Here is the report of this committee.(sorry, available only in French)
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(2002-09-01) Seminars
The CIRANO will host a series of scientific seminar on electronic commerce. Seminars will be held one every 6 weeks approximatively. They seek to regroup researchers from different fields and from different universities in Montreal who are interested in research on electronic commerce.

(2002-08-11) Jean-Marc Rousseau Awarded by the Canadian Operational Research Society
Jean-Marc Rousseau, CIRANO Senior Vice-President, was honoured by the Canadian Operational Research Society with the 2002 Merit Award for his numerous contributions to the theory and practice of Operational Research in Canada.

(2002-06-06) Call for papers
Conference on the "New trends in Competitive Strategy and Economics" organized by CIRANO and the Laboratoire d’économétrie de l’École polytechnique de Paris.

(2002-06-04) Jacques Nantel, Marketing Personnality of the Year
L'Association marketing de Montréal honoured Jacques Nantel (CIRANO, HEC) with its Marketing Personnality of the Year Award. Have a look at HEC Headlines (Available in French Only).
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(2002-06-01) New Chairholders
Suzanne Rivard, holder of the Chair in Strategic Management of Information Technology at l'École des hautes études commerciales; 
Jacques Nantel, holder of the RBC Financial Group Chair of E-commerce at l'École des hautes études commerciales.
Congratulations!

(2002-05-29) Burgundy Reports
Read the following documents:
  • Génération Internet : la prochaine grande génération
  • La Performance économique du Québec: Constats et Défis
  • La structure du département T.I. : le défi de la flexibilité

  • (2002-05-07) Cooperation agreement with AlioSoft
    CIRANO and AlioSoft establish a partnership to develop e-commerce services for transporting merchandise.
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    (2002-05-06) Chancellor Lacroix, Great Montrealer
    Robert Lacroix named a Great Montrealer by the Académie des Grands Montréalais. The Chancellor was selected for the scientific sector.
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    (2002-04-30) APEERO Project

    Le dépôt public des documents du projet APÉÉRO avec le Conseil du trésor a eu lieu. Le Conseil du trésor se sert des résultats du projet pour organiser une consultation publique sur les méthodes d'évaluation prix-qualité.

    (2002-04-30) Conferences
    Different meetings about e-commerce took place recently. CIRANO was there, including Michel Gendreau, Téodore Crainic, Jawad Abrache.

    (2002-04-26) CEO's Seminar
    CIRANO is pleased to welcome Mr. Malcolm D. Knight, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada. The seminar will focus on the international financial system and Canadian monetary policy.

    (2002-04-21) CIRANO and Bell University Laboratories Collaborate to Enhance the Utilization of the BUL-C3E Laboratory
    Cette collaboration porte sur la valorisation du laboratoire en commerce électronique et économie expérimentale (LUB-C3E), lequel avait été mis sur pied en l’an 2000 à même des fonds des Laboratoires universitaires Bell et du Fonds canadien pour l’innovation, dans les locaux des Laboratoires universitaires Bell, adjacents à ceux du CIRANO.
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    (2002-04-20) Nomination at SSHRC
    Marcel Boyer, CIRANO's president and CEO, is now a member of the board of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
    SSHRC is Canada's federal funding agency for university-based research and graduate training in the social sciences and humanities. Created as an independent body by Parliament in 1977, it reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

    (2002-04-07) CIRANO obtains $10,3 million from Québec
    (these are official transcriptions, therefore no English versions are available)




    (2002-04-01) Marcel Boyer's speech the evening of the subsidies announcement
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    (2002-03-31) MRST's press release about the subsidies allowed to CIRANO
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    (2002-03-10) VRQ-PACE Project
    $4.3 million from valorisation-recherche Québec for three research projects. $1.6 million to VRQ-PACE.
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    (2002-03-01) Princeton Conference
    Contributions to the forthcoming North-Holland Handbook of Financial Econometrics were the focus of a recent conference held in Princeton. CIRANO was well represented. René Garcia, Eric Ghysels and Eric Renault presented a paper titled Option Pricing Models. Christian Gouriéroux gave a paper on Value at Risk and Extremal Events, and Nour Meddahi was the discussant on a paper dealing with different measures of volatility.

    (2002-02-25) Speech of Deputy Prime Minister Pauline Marois about the subsidies allowed to CIRANO by the MRST
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    (2002-02-15) CIRANO makes the front page
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    (2002-01-11) Call for papers
    For a conference on the theme "Organisation of recourse to scientific expertise in the presence of uncertainty" organized by CIRANO and the Laboratoire d’économétrie de l’École polytechnique de Paris.

    (2002-01-10) Welcome to CIRANO's new Web site

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