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The CIRANO 2019 Fiscal Policy Challenge Awards were presented during the CIRANO 25 Years Conference - 25 Years of Public Policy in Quebec.
Aimed at university students in economics, political science or any other related field, the CIRANO Fiscal Policy Challenge is a competition whose objective is to find innovative and rigorous solutions to current public policy issues.
The 2019 edition of the Challenge focused on sustainable development issues and participants were asked to answer the following question: What are the challenges facing Quebec's public policies on the environment and climate change and the solutions to meet them?
CIRANO is very pleased with the participation of students representing all of our partner universities. The winners were selected by a committee composed of university researchers and representatives of the Ministère des Finances du Québec based on criteria such as the originality and quality of the analysis as well as the use of economic data.
The winners of the 2019 Fiscal Policy Challenge share cash grants worth a total of $3,000. They will present the results of their reflection to a team of senior officials from the Ministère des Finances du Québec and will have the opportunity to complete a paid internship at the Ministère des Finances du Québec.
In first place, for a $1,500 cash grant:
From left to right: Dalibor Stevanovic (Université du Québec à Montréal and CIRANO), Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (Polytechnique Montréal and CIRANO), Laurent-David Beaulieu (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi), Audrey Leclerc (Ministère des Finances du Québec)
In second place, ex-aequo, for a cash grant of $750 each:
From left to right: Dalibor Stevanovic (Université du Québec à Montréal and CIRANO), Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin (Polytechnique Montréal and CIRANO), Philippe Beaudoin (HEC Montréal), Audrey Leclerc (Ministère des Finances du Québec)