June 2019 Newsletter
CEO Seminar with Éric Martel
Mr Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec, shared his experience during a networking reception gathering researchers and business people on May 14. the theme of the discussion was "Hydro-Québec: Innovative and Forward-looking".
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BOURSTAD 2019 Simulation Awards Ceremony
For 32 years, BOURSTAD Internet stock market simulation has been attracting the interest of the general public as well as high school, college and university students. Once again, thousands of participants took part in the simulation game during the 2019 edition. To highlight the performance of the most deserving participants, competitors were invited to the closing ceremony, which took place in the auditorium of the Autorité des marchés financiers at Place Victoria on May 15. Prizes totalling $30,000 were awarded to no less than 100 participants!
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CIRANO-QICSS Conference as part of the 87th Congress of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)
As part of the 87th Congress of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS), the conference, organized by the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and the Quebec inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS), "Data Access: A Pillar for Informed Public Policy", was held on May 27 in Gatineau.
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Presentation CIRANO at the 2019 annual meeting of MAPAQ's biolimentaire policy partners
CIRANO's CEO, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin and the Senior Director of Partnerships and Research Valuation, Ingrid Peignier, presented the highlights of the "Baromètre de la confiance des consommateurs québécois à l'égard des aliments" at the 2019 annual meeting of MAPAQ's biolimentaire policy partners.
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Martin Boyer, Philippe d’Astous and Pierre-Carl Michaud winners of the Financial Literacy Research Award
tw Martin Boyer et Pierre-Carl Michaud, professors at HEC Montréal and CIRANO Fellows, and Philippe d’Astous, professor at HEC Montréal, won the prestigious Financial Literacy Research Award at an international forum on financial education and literacy on April 11 and 12, in Washington.
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Yoshua Bengio and André Blais receive the prestigious Killam Prize
tw The 2019 Killam Prizes, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, recognize Yoshua Bengio and André Blais, CIRANO Fellow, whose careers and professional achievements have had an impact in Canada and around the world.
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CIRANO partner of the Conference of Montreal of the International Economic Forum of the Americas
tw CIRANO is organizing the panel "Competitiveness 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence: Are you ready?" on June 10 during the Montreal Conference of the International Economic Forum of the Americas. Pierre-Carl Michaud and Philippe A. Tanguy, both CIRANO Fellows, will also present at the Montreal Conference, which will be held from June 10 to 13 at Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal.
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Congratulations to the winners of the CIRANO Fiscal Policy Challenge
tw The CIRANO 2019 Fiscal Policy Challenge Awards were presented during the "CIRANO 25 Years Conference - 25 Years of Public Policy in Quebec".
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CIRANO partner of RIISQ (Intersectorial Flood Network of Québec)
tw Funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), this network, which brings together researchers from all Quebec universities, will be led by Philippe Gachon, professor at UQAM. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, President and Chief Executive Officer at CIRANO and professor at Polytechnique Montréal, is a member of its Board of Directors. She is Director of Axis 3: Biological, psychosocial, health, and economic impacts, and associated cost sharing. Ingrid Peignier, Senior Director of Partnerships and Research Valorization, as well as several CIRANO researchers will be involved in the network's research activities.
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Call for Papers - 8th Annual CIRANO-Sam M. Walton College of Business Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance
On behalf of CIRANO and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the organizers invite papers for the 8th Annual Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance to be held Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
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External Activity: HEC Montréal - RIIB Conference on Industrial Organization
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The HEC Montréal - RIIB Conference on Industrial Organization will take on June 11 & 12, 2019 at HEC Montréal. Mario Samano,CIRANO Fellow and professor at HEC Montréal, is one of the organizers. CIRANO is partner of this event.
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Conference: Assessment of the Short-, Medium- and Long-Term Impacts of the Quebec Infrastructure Program (PQI) on the Quebec Economy
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The CIRANO pole on Quebec economy modelization (peMEQ-CIRANO) wishes to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field to promote exchanges between government modelers, with a view to enabling researchers to better understand the needs of the government and users of government models to identify models (existing or to be developed) that would meet their needs. In this context, the results of the project "Evaluation of the short-, medium- and long-term impacts of the Quebec Infrastructure Program (PQI) on the Quebec economy" will be presented.
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External Activity: 2019 Convention of the Association latine pour l'analyse des systèmes de santé
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Convention of the Association latine pour l’analyse des systèmes de santé (CALASS) will take place on August 22, 23 and 24, 2019 at the Université de Montréal on the theme "Cultures and transformation of health systems". Roxane Borgès Da Silva, CIRANO Fellow, Associate Professor at École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal and researcher at the Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal, is the president of the scientific committee of the convention.
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Project Report
Potential Impacts of Telecommuting on Transportation Behaviours, Health and Hours Worked in Québec
(Georges A. Tanguay, Ugo Lachapelle)
Working Papers
The Late Emerging Consensus Among American Economists on Antitrust Laws in the Second New Deal
(Thierry Kirat, Frédéric Marty)
Enhanced Microfinance Services and Agricultural Best Management Practices: What Benefits for Smallholders Farmers? An Evidence from Burkina Faso
(Lota Dabio Tamini, Ibrahima Bocoum, Ghislain Auger, Kotchikpa Gabriel Lawin, Arahama Traoré)
Innovation Activities and Export Performance of Canadian Small and Medium-Sized Agri-Food Firms
(Lota Dabio Tamini, Aristide B. Valéa)
Tax-Sheltered Retirement Accounts: Can Financial Education Improve Decisions?
(M. Martin Boyer, Philippe d'Astous, Pierre-Carl Michaud)
Factors Explaining the Dynamics of Agricultural Technology Adoption: Evidence from Senegal's Rain Maize Farmers
(Aminata Diagne, Lota Dabio Tamini, Patrick Mundler)
Determinants of Crop Diversification in Burkina Faso - What is the Impact of Risk Preference?
(Kotchikpa Gabriel Lawin, Lota Dabio Tamini)
The Effect of Religious Priming in Pro-social and Destructive Behavior
(Jipeng Zhang, Elizabeth Brown, Huan Xie)
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