Symposium: Launch of the book Le Québec économique 8 : Le développement durable à l’ère des changements climatiques


Wednesday 20 Nov 2019
From 2PM To 6PM

To mark the publication of the book Le Québec économique 8 : Le développement durable à l’ère des changements climatiques (Sustainable Development in the Era of Climate Change), under the direction of Marcelin Joanis and Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné, CIRANO organized a half-day symposium on the theme of sustainable development.


Authors of the book and community stakeholders discussed the challenges related to this issue.


For its eighth edition, Le Québec économique focuses on a current issue by focusing on the impacts of the climate on the Quebec economic situation. Entitled "Le développement durable à l’ère des changements climatiques" (Sustainable Development in the Era of Climate Change), the book brings together the work of 22 researchers from CIRANO and outside in a detailed analysis of certain economic and environmental issues. Le Québec économique 8 is available in bookstores or directly at Presses de l'Université Laval.



This event was preceded by a signature conference organized as part of CIRANO's 25th anniversary activities in collaboration with Desjardins. Ms. D'Amboise presented on the theme "Sustainable Development: A Strategic Vector for Companies", which was followed by a round table with CIRANO researchers.

Matthieu Arseneau

Deputy Chief Economist at National Bank Financial


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Sophie Bernard

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2011, Main Researcher of the theme Sustainable Development and Agri-Food, Sophie Bernard is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ottawa, Sophie Bernard then did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Paris School of Economics.

Sophie Bernard specializes in public policy for the environment and the management of end-of-life products. In particular, it works on remanufacturing, recycling, eco-design incentives for products and international trade in waste. She is particularly interested in the illegal waste market and extended producer responsibility. These subjects are part of the broader theme of the circular economy for which she has developed expertise.

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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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Marcelin Joanis

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2008, Main researcher of the theme Economic and Fiscal Policy and Researcher in charge of the "Le Québec économique" project, Marcelin Joanis is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. He is also Director of the Research Group on Management and Globalization of Technology (GMT).

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto, his main research interests are public economics, public finance and policy analysis.

A specialist in public economics, his research focuses on public finance, public infrastructure, regional economics, fiscal federalism and political economy. His publications in international peer-reviewed journals include articles in the Journal of Development Economics, Fiscal Studies, Public Choice, Economics and Politics et Applied Economics. He has participated in research projects at CIRANO with several partners on topics ranging from public procurement to public debt, education economics, regional development, health financing and intelligent electronic markets.

He previously held positions as Economist in the federal government (Ministry of Finance) and the Government of Québec (Commission on Fiscal Imbalance) and recently worked as Consultant with the World Bank and the Auditor General of Quebec. Before joining Polytechnique Montréal in 2014, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Sherbrooke.

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Justin Leroux

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2009, Justin Leroux is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. He is also a member of the Centre de recherdhe en éthique (CRÉ) and associate member of the Groupement de recherche en économie quantitative d'Aix Marseille (GREQAM).

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University, his research interests include cost allocation, externality (the creation of externalities), climate change and chaos theory.

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Daniel Normandin

Daniel Normandin holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences (Université de Montréal), a master's degree in environmental biotechnology (Université Laval), a master's degree in administrative sciences (HEC Montréal) and an MBA (HEC Montréal). Since March 2014, he has been Executive Director of the Institut EDDEC.

Previously, Daniel Normandin participated in the creation and deployment of Quantis, an international consulting firm specializing in life cycle assessment. Prior to this transition to private practice, Daniel Normandin had an essentially academic career, devoted to the establishment and development of various research units in the fields of the environment, sustainable development and life cycle analysis. Among these, we should mention the CIRAIG of the École Polytechnique, for which he was Executive Director until 2010.

A renowned speaker, Daniel Normandin is the author of several reports and articles on the themes of environmental biotechnology, sustainable development and life cycle management. He sits or has sat on several boards of directors, including those of the United Nations Environment Program's Life Cycle Initiative, the Environment Network, I.C.I. Environment Inc. and the Centre of Expertise on Waste (CEMR). Daniel Normandin has also been a member of the jury for several prizes and distinctions in the field of the environment and sustainable development.
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Jocelyn Paquet

Economist, National Bank of Canada

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Ingrid Peignier

Ingrid Peignier is Senior Director of Partnerships and Research Valorization and Projects Director at CIRANO.

A graduate engineer from École des Mines d'Alès (EMA) and holder of a master's degree in industrial engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, her fields of expertise mainly involve the identification, evaluation, management and communication of risks in various fields such as the transportation of hazardous materials and underground infrastructure failures.

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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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François Reeves

François Reeves is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the École de santé publique at the Université de Montréal. He is also an interventional cardiologist at the CHUM and Cité de la santé de Laval, a clinical researcher and a member of many committees.

François Reeves is known for his commitment to environmental cardiology. He is a frequent blogger and extension of his work as a lecturer - notably Cardiology has become an environmental speciality ?, and as an author, with the titles Prévenir l’infarctus ou y survivre, Planète Cœur and Arbres en lumières.
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Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné

Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné is Senior Manager, Economic and Assets Advisory, at Deloitte.

A graduate of McGill University and Oxford University, she has worked in several organizations including the European Investment Bank. Nathalie is one of the authors of the report "Évaluation des impacts des changements climatiques et de leurs coûts pour le Québec et l'État québécois" prepared by Ouranos for the Bureau des Changements Climatiques du Gouvernement du Québec in 2015. This report aimed to quantify the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and health over the next 50 years in Quebec.
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Sarah Teigeiro

Sarah Teigeiro is a Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering at Polytechnique Montréal.

She completed her master's degree in industrial engineering, with a specialization in circular economics, at Polytechnique Montréal and also completed an undergraduate training in operations and logistics management at HEC Montréal.

She worked for more than 5 years for the multinational Bombardier Aerospace and held various roles in procurement, project management, new project governance and aircraft operations evaluation with international aviation authorities.

In addition, she has been a member of the City of Dorval's Environment Committee since the summer of 2017, and participated as a researcher in a Quebec study on the opportunities and impacts of the circular economy, published in March 2018.
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Ekaterina Turkina

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2017, Ekaterina Turkina is Associate Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at HEC Montréal. She holds the Professorship in International Business Networks as well as the Chair in Global Innovation Networks at HEC Montréal, and a member of the Groupe de Recherche en Affaires internationales (GRAI). She is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and a member of International Advisory Board of International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies.

Holding a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, herresearch areas are socio-cultural and politico-economic contexts in international business, innovation and inter-firm networks, international entrepreneurship, and industrial clustering.

She has published in World Economy Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Business Research, Journal of European Integration, Cross Cultural Management: an International Journal, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, and the International Journal of Computer Science and Networks.

She has written three books and was a recipient of several awards, including the Highly Commended Paper Award from the Journal of Enterprising Communities, Best Paper on EU Governance from the European Community Studies Association, U.S. State Department Young Leaders Fellowship and other. She has recently been nominated for the Alan Rugman Most Promising Scholar Award that is given to talented scientists under the age of forty.

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Ari Van Assche

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2005, Main Researcher of the theme World Economy, Ari Van Assche is Full Professor in the Department of International Business at HEC Montréal. He holds a Professorship in Educational Innovation on Economic Diplomacy at HEC Montréal. He is also a Research Fellow with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), as well as Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Policy.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaï at Manoa, his research focuses on the organization of global value chains and their impact on international trade policies.

In 2018, Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, a book he co-authored with Stephen Tapp and Robert Wolfe, took the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize from the Canadian Economics Association and the Roger Charbonneau Award from HEC Montréal. He is also a three-time winner of the award for the most promising scholar under 40 from the Academy of International Business, in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

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13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:30
14:15 - 14:30
Perceptions of Climate Change and Quebecers' Behaviours
14:30 - 14:50
A Low-Carbon Society - A Health Issue
François Reeves
14:50 - 15:10
The Estimation and Incorporation of Non-Market Aspects in Economic Impact Assessments
Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné
15:10 - 15:30
Clusters, Networks and Competitiveness of Quebec's Clean Technology Industry
15:30 - 15:45
15:45 - 17:00
15:45 - 16:10
Towards a Circularization of the Quebec Economy - Economic Opportunities and Impacts
Sarah Teigeiro, Sophie Bernard, Marcelin Joanis, Daniel Normandin
16:10 - 16:35
Quebec Climate and Energy Policies - Ambitions and Improvisations
16:35 - 17:00
Repair Leaks or Prepare the Next Step? For a More Equitable Financing of Water Services in Quebec
17:00 - 18:00
17:00 - 17:10
17:10 - 17:30
Quebec: Resilience in the Face of an Uncertain World
Matthieu Arseneau, Jocelyn Paquet


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