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Symposium: Launch of the book Le Québec économique 7 : Éducation et capital humain

CIRANO

Tuesday 30 Jan 2018
From 8AM To 6PM

On the occasion of the release of the book Le Québec économique 7 : Éducation et capital humain, CIRANO organized a one-day seminar focusing on the challenges facing Quebec’s education system today.

 

The seventh edition of Le Québec économique 7 was compiled under the direction of Marcelin Joanis, Vice President Research – Government partners, and Claude Montmarquette, CIRANO Fellow.

 

Click here for more information on Le Québec économique 7

Christian Belzil

A CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow since 1999, Christian Belzil is Professor at École polytechnique and ENSAE.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, his areas of specialization are labour economics and econometrics. His research focuses on the dynamics of schooling decisions, job search, unemployment insurance and the determinants of behaviours affecting fertility and the spacing of births.

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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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Marie Connolly

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2009, Marie Connolly is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is also founder and director of the Research Group on Human Capital.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, her research is primarily empirical and touches upon various topics in labor economics, such as social mobility, the formation of human capital, the gender wage gap, subjective well-being, women’s labor force participation and the evaluation of public policy. She is also interested in the economics of popular music, including the resale of concert tickets and the environmental practices of rock bands.

Her work as been published in the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the Canadian Journal of Economics, among others.

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David D’Arrisso

David D'Arrisso is a Professor at the Université de Montréal.

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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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Pouya Ebrahimi

Pouya Ebrahimi is Ph.D. Student at HEC Montréal.

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Bernard Fortin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1994, Bernard Fortin is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, his main field of research focuses on applied economics with particular interests in health economics, labour economics, family economics, public economics and econometrics.

He has published some 60 articles in leading scientific journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Economic Journal and Journal of Labor Economics. He has directed or co-directed 20 doctoral theses, 75 master's theses and 10 post-doctoral fellows. He has been a visiting scholar at several North American and European universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Columbia, the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and the Pantheon-Sorbonne University Paris 1. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Luc Godbout

A Researcher and Fellow since 2004, Luc Godbout is Full Professor at the Department of Taxation of the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also Director of the Department of Taxation and holds the Chaire de recherche en fiscalité et en finances publiques at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Holding a Ph.D. in Public Law from University Aix-Marseille III, he has a strong interest in comparative taxation, and his recent research has focused on the tax structure in determining economic growth, the impact of an aging population on public finances, and the financing of public pension plans.

His expertise has called him to advise the Government of Quebec, whether it is the Expert Panel on the Future of the Pension System or more recently the Quebec Taxation Review Commission, which he has chaired.

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Catherine Haeck

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2011, Main Researcher of the theme Skills, Catherine Haeck is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is also director of the CIQSS-UQAM-INRS Laboratory, a visiting researcher at the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS), a member of the Human Capital Research Group, a member of the Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment and researcher affiliated with the Education Policy Research Initiative.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, her research focuses on the human capital development of children and youth. She has written about universal childcare, prenatal nutrition programs, parental leave reforms, and school reforms. Her current research focuses on the impact of class size reduction on student outcomes, and also the impacts of universal childcare on household expenditures. She also studies the geographical and temporal evolution of intergenerational mobility in Canada compared to the United States with an aim to better understand the causal relationship between education and mobility.

She has published in several major economic and human capital journals, in addition to having received more than $9M in research grants since 2014 (including SSHRC and FRQSC).

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Pierre-Canisius Kamanzi

Pierre-Canisius Kamanzi is Professor at the Université de Montréal.

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Robert Lacroix

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1994, Robert Lacroix is Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Rector of the Université de Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Louvain, his research interests are the economics of labour and human resources, the organization of work within firms and the impact of organizational patterns on employee performance, and the economics of scientific progress and innovation.

Robert Lacroix was Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal from 1970 to 2006. He held various positions at the Université de Montréal, including that of Director of the Department of Economics and Director of the Centre of Research in the Economics of Development (CRDE). From 1987 to 1993, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University, and from 1994 to 1998 he was President, CEO and Co-Founder of CIRANO. Robert Lacroix was Rector of the Université de Montréal from June 1998 to May 2005. He was appointed Emeritus Professor of the Université de Montréal in May 2006 and first Emeritus Rector of this institution in May 2011.

Robert Lacroix was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (President 2001-2003), President of the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (2003-2005), Member of the Boards of École Polytechnique, HEC-Montréal, Member and Chair of the Board of the Canada-United States Educational Exchange Foundation (Fulbright Program), Founding Board Member of the Trudeau Foundation, Board Member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and Member of the National Council of Statistics.

In 2005-06 he was a member of the Equalization Expert Group of the Federal Government. From 2007 to 2011, he was a member of the Public Service Advisory Committee appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada. His economic expertise and experience in managing a large organization have led him to sit on the boards of major companies including Industrial Alliance, CAE, Jean Coutu Group and Pomerleau inc.

Robert Lacroix is ​​the author numerous books, book chapters, scientific articles and research reports in labor economics and human resources as well as in economics of technical progress and innovation. His last two books were finalists in the 2010 Donner Prize (Le CHUM, une tragédie québécoise, Boréal) and the Donner Prize 2015 (Les grandes universités de recherche, Presses de l’Université de Montréal / Leading Research Univrsities in a Competitive World, McGill-Queen's University Press).

He is a Member of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the National Order of Quebec, an Officer of the Order of Academic Palms of France and a Member of the Royal Society of Canada.

In 2001, he received the Outstanding Career Award from the National Policy Research Initiative (Ottawa), and in 2002, was named a member of the Academy of Great Montrealers and received the Government of Quebec's Armand-Frappier Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the area of ​​administration and promotion of research.

He holds an honorary doctorate from Lumière University Lyon 2, McGill University, the University of Western Ontario, the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa.

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Louis Maheu

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2010, Louis Maheu is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Sociology from the École pratique des hautes études, he specializes in the analysis of social movements and collective action, as well as in the study of the functioning of university systems, particularly at the graduate level. He has also been interested in establishing measures for evaluating excellence and performance within university programs, institutions of higher learning and scientific production environments.

A Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal from 1970 to 2006 (Assistant 1970-1975, Associate 1975-1981 and Full Professor 1981-2006), he has guided several research missions during his career, both at home and abroad: in France, at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, and also in Italy, Great Britain and Argentina. He also carried out an extended stay of teaching and conferences in Brazil.

Louis Maheu also held various administrative positions and participated in important committees within the University. He was Director of the Department of Sociology (1981-1984). After serving as Vice-Dean (1992-1996), he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (1996-2005). He was subsequently elevated to the rank of Vice-Rector for Graduate Studies. In all these positions, he contributed to the dynamic development of graduate studies.

He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Applied Labour Research (1985-1994), Director of the journal Sociologie et sociétés (1987-1992) and President of the Association des doyens des études supérieures du Québec (2003-2005).

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and President of its Academy of Social Sciences since 2005.

Louis Maheu's research has resulted in more than 100 publications, including seven books, seven special thematic issues of scientific journals, and more than 35 articles in chapters of collective works. He was also at the helm of the international journal Sociologie et société for five years. Social Movements and Social Classes: The Future of Collective Action, a book that he edited, is an essential reference in the sociology of social movements.

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Philip Merrigan

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2018, Philip Merrigan is Professor in the Department of Economics at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Université de Montréal, his research interests are labour economics, econometrics, macroeconomics, family work supply and sports teams.

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Claude Montmarquette

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1994, Claude Montmarquette is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, he held the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Chair in Experimental Economics at the Université de Montréal and was President and CEO of CIRANO for more than seven years.

Over the course of his career, Professor Montmarquette has been a visiting professor at several universities. He has chaired and participated in numerous committees for the Government of Quebec and has served on many others, both nationally and internationally. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1998) and a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal the same year. Claude Montmarquette received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill University in 2013. In 2016, he was appointed Commander of the Order of Montreal. In 2019, he was named an Officer of the Ordre National du Québec and received the Gérard Parizeau Prize for his work in educational economics.

He is the author or editor of 11 books, 90 scientific articles, and more than 60 public policy papers.

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Michel Poitevin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1994, Michel Poitevin is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia, he is a specialist in information economics, incentives and public policy.

Michel Poitevin has conducted recent research on the optimal structure of a federation in the presence of local public goods. He is interested in optimal taxation in the presence of public goods in a context of fiscal competition between states or regions. He has also worked on the optimal determination of tuition fees for Quebec universities.

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Louise Roy

Now an International Consultant and a Corporate Director, Louise Roy is Chair of the Board and Invited Fellow at CIRANO.

Louise Roy has held senior management positions in the fields of urban transportation, air transportation and the communications industry. She was CEO of the Société de transport de Montréal (1985-1992), Executive Vice-President for the Americas of Air France at its Paris headquarters (1994-1997), CEO of Telemedia Communications Inc. (1997-2000) and Executive Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (2000-2003).

Since September 2003, Ms. Roy has been a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO and, since 2012, she chairs the Board of Directors of this Centre for Applied Public Policy Research. She was Chancellor and Chair of the Board of the Université de Montréal from 2008 to 2018 and was appointed Chancellor Emeritus.

In the course of her career, she has also served as a director of Power Financial Corporation and Intact Financial Corporation, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Provigo Inc. the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Videotron Ltd. and Domtar Corporation. She has chaired the Board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, a cultural funding agency. Ms. Roy is currently a director of Montréal International, the Opéra de Montréal, the Fondation du Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) and Aéroport de Montréal.

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Maurice Tardif

Maurice Tardif is Professor at the Université de Montréal.

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Program

8:00 - 8:30
Welcome, registration and coffee
8:30 - 8:45
Welcoming Remarks
8:45 - 9:45
Workshop 1: Portrait of Education in Quebec
Maurice Tardif, David D’Arrisso, Pierre-Canisius Kamanzi
9:45 - 10:00
Break
10:00 - 11:00
Workshop 2: Financing Higher Education
11:00 - 12:30
Workshop 3: Educational Performance
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Workshop 4: Performance of the Education System
15:00 - 15:15
Break
15:15 - 16:30
Panel: The Future of the Education System in Quebec
17:00 - 18:00
Coktail

Location


1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada