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Conference for our partners on behavioral and experimental economics


Wednesday 19 Apr 2023
From 12:30PM To 7PM

As part of the workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics for Innovative Policy-Making, CIRANO organized a special day for its partners.

Several CIRANO researchers, including Sabine Kröger, professor at Université Laval, Pierre-Carl Michaud, professor at HEC Montréal, Maurice Doyon, professor at Université Laval, Brahim Bourdarbat, professor at Université de Montréal, and Pierre-Olivier Pineau, professor at HEC Montréal, presented their most recent work in behavioural and experimental economics.

The objective was to introduce this methodology, its scope and how it allows for a better understanding of the determinants of certain decisions in contexts of risk and uncertainty.

The day continued with a ceremony in honor of Claude Montmarquette, co-founder and Fellow of CIRANO and pioneer of experimental economics in Canada, during which the first Claude Montmarquette Fellowship has been awarded and it end with a reception offered by Power Corporation of Canada.


CIRANO researchers traveled by train thanks to a partnership with VIA Rail Canada.

Brahim Boudarbat

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2004, Brahim Boudarbat is Full Professor in the School of Industrial Relations of the Université de Montréal. He is also Director of the Observatoire de la Francophonie économique de l'Université de Montréal, a Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and a member of the Expert Committee of the Labour Market Information Council.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Université de Montréal, he is interested in issues related to immigration, post-secondary education, income inequality and working conditions of Canadians. In particular, his research interests and work focus on the integration of immigrants into the labour market in Quebec and Canada, career choices by young Canadians, income distribution, income gaps between men and women, the return on education, overqualification in the job, the use of languages at work and their remuneration in Quebec, the brain drain, indicators of job quality. He is also interested in the education and vocational training systems and youth employment in Morocco.

Brahim Boudarbat is the author of numerous articles and reports on the labour market. He has conducted studies for several organizations, including the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, Emploi-Québec, the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (Quebec) and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. He also participated in the drafting of the 2016 Arab Human Development Report for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Prior to his current position, Brahim Boudarbat was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He was also Director of the Data Centre of the Université de Montréal, a member organization of the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS). From 1991 to 1998, Brahim Boudarbat was responsible for employment policies and the monitoring of the professional integration of graduates within the Ministry of Vocational Training in Morocco.

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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2003, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO since 2016, has been leading the Baromètre CIRANO project on risk perception in Quebec, which annually collects data on Quebecers' concerns on 47 social issues since 2011, is responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Intelligence and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. She is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and an associate researcher at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

Holding a Ph.D. in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École normale supérieure de Cachan, her research interests focus on risk management and decision-making in different risks and uncertainty contexts as well as public policies. Her research combines economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, survey data analysis, and more recently massive unstructured data analysis.

In 2008 she created the RISQH network to raise awareness and share experiences on risks management, and patient safety and quality of care in health care facilities.

She participated in the creation of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI.

She is also co-PI of the "Monitoring and Surveys" function at the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.

She has published numerous scientific articles, several books and more than 30 reports for government and other organizations. She has given more than a hundred conferences and is regularly solicited to speak in the media.

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Maurice Doyon

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2003, Maurice Doyon is Full Professor in the Department of Agri-Food Economics and Consumer Science at Université Laval. He is also Holder of the Egg Industry Economic Research Chair.

Holding a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Cornell University, his research interests are the impact of market structure changes on agri-food chains, market design, determination of willingness to pay for private and public goods, and experimental economics.

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Sabine Kröger

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, Sabine Kröger is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval. She is a member of Centre de recherche sur les risques, les enjeux économiques et politiques publiques (CRREP) and of Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative (DEPPI), a joint research initiative of CRREP and of Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS). She is also Founder and Director of the Laboratoire d'Économie Expérimentale de l'Université Laval (LEEL).

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from CentER, Tilburg University, her research interests are experimental economics, behavioral economics, subjective expectations and social preferences.

Sabine Kröger studies decision making under uncertainty and how "human traits" such as social preferences, social norms and cognitive shortcuts affect the decision-making process. In her research, she uses a combination of standard and innovative economic techniques. In particular, she is one of the pioneers in the use of Internet surveys to conduct economic experiments with representative samples of a population.

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Pierre-Carl Michaud

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2012, Vice-President Strategy and Government Relations and Main researcher of the theme Health, Pierre-Carl Michaud is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. He is also holder of the Research Jacques-Parizeau Research Chair in Economic Policy and Scientific Director of the Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from CentER,Tilburg University, his research aims to understand specific behaviours over the life cycle, including those related to savings, insurance and pension plans, as well as investments in health and the economic consequences of demographic change.

His work has been funded by many organizations and his research is published in the best journals in economics, demography and public health. In 2018, he received the Marcel-Dagenais Prize from the Canadian Society of Economics for his research.

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Benoit Perron

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2001, Benoit Perron is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Université de Montréal.

Hlding a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University, his research interests are financial and macroeconomic data modelling and the development of inference tools. His recent work has focused on the use of factor models and multi-horizon forecasting.

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Pierre-Olivier Pineau

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2010, Pierre Olivier Pineau is Full Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal and Holder of the Chair in Energy Sector Management.

Holding a Ph.D. in Administration from HEC Montréal, he is interested in electricity and energy policies, with a special focus on investment models, institutional reforms and market integration.

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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch (Please confirm your presence)
14:00 - 14:10
Welcoming Remarks
14:10 - 14:40
Introduction to comportemental and experimental economics
14:40 - 16:20
Some examples of research conducted at CIRANO in behavioral and experimental economics
16:20 - 16:30
Welcome of the guests
16:30 - 17:00
Speech in honour of Claude Montmarquette
17:00 - 17:30
Award of the Claude Montmarquette Scholarship
17:30 - 19:00
Reception for participants of the experimental economics meeting and workshop participants
8:00 - 16:00
April 20 and 21: Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics for Innovative Policy-Making


1130 Rue Sherbrooke O #1400, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada