12 May 2021

Benoit Dostie presents a CIRANO research project at a prestigious OECD conference

Benoit Dostie, Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, responsible of the Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Intelligence and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation at CIRANO, presented the findings of a CIRANO research on the adoption of advanced technologies by Quebec firms at an event organized by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development and its OECD Spatial Productivity Laboratory, in collaboration with Productivity Partnership.


Held online on May 11, this event entitled "Adoption of advanced technologies: Productivity and labour market implications" was part of the meetings dedicated to spatial productivity for regional and local development. Firms make continuous capital investments. Some of these investments have the potential to completely change the production process, in terms of productivity and in the role for existing employees. This meeting collected insights on the implications of the adoption of advanced technologies on firms and workers, with a specific focus on the use of micro data and through local perspectives. The meeting combined empirical evidence from Canada and the US, as well as an OECD-wide perspective. The presentations served as a foundation for a panel discussion with the speakers. Benoit Dostie gave a presentation entitled "Adoption of advanced technologies by Quebec firms: Results from the survey on innovation and business strategies".


Genevieve Dufour, Projects Director and Director of Major Collaborative Projects at CIRANO, also participated in this research project.


The OECD Trento Centre for Local Development is an integral part of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. The Trento Centre uses a holistic "from data to practice" approach to policies for sustainable development to offer local policy analysis, advice and capacity building activities for improved policy implementation for people, firms and places.


The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL) is a dedicated research laboratory that works with local and global partners to improve our understanding of the spatial dimension of productivity growth, the relevance of links between different types of areas and how regional policy can facilitate productivity growth, creation of better jobs and increased well-being.


The Productivity Partnership aims to engage researchers interested in studying Canada’s productivity challenge. The project is funded by a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant and awarded to a team of Canadian researchers. The project’s goal is to increase the flow of existing knowledge (including data), and add to existing research capacity by bringing together thinkers from academia, public and private sectors, and funding their scholarly research.


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