April 2021 Newsletter
Human Resources Forum
The Transformation of Workplaces

In the current pandemic context that is forcing organizations to reorganize, CIRANO, in collaboration with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Ordre des Conseillers en ressources humaines (CRHA), is proposing a new theme for its HR Forum: the transformation of workplaces.

Organizational models are being overturned and corporate culture shaken, particularly through the adoption of massive teleworking. Today's challenges are many and complex. All organizations, both public and private, need to collaborate and exchange to better prepare for the challenges of the future. CIRANO Researchers in the major themes of "Skills" and "Innovation and Digital Transformation" are particularly interested in such research questions.

The HR Forum, exclusive to CIRANO partners, is the ideal platform for CIRANO partners and researchers to exchange knowledge, learn collectively and help each other meet these new HR challenges.

This initiative, for which CIRANO will play a federating and mobilizing role, is a way to make its liaison and transfer mission even more alive. A research component will also be implemented in direct relation to the concerns and issues shared during the meetings.

The first meetings on this theme took place on February 24 and March 31, 2021.

Collaborative project on the responsible use of artificial intelligence in the financial sector between the Autorité des marchés financiers, Algora Lab (Université de Montréal) and CIRANO
tw Consumers of financial products and services who wish to express their views on the subject are invited to participate in one of three discussion workshops to be held on April 20, 22 and 27. Quebec consumers can register and learn more about the content of the workshops by visiting the event webpage.
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Call for field activities for various audiences as part of En avant math!
tw The En avant math! initiative, under the initiative of CIRANO and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), made possible thanks to a grant from the Ministère des Finances du Québec, is launching a second call for field activities. These activities will be aimed at various audiences: preschool, elementary and secondary (including parent-child activities), college and university as well as activities for the general public.
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Marcelin Joanis guest speaker at a webinar of the Association des économistes québécois Outaouais Chapter
tw Marcelin Joanis, Full Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, was guest speaker at a webinar of the Association des économistes québécois Outaouais Chapter about fiscal imbalance on April 8.
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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin invited by CUSI (Toulouse) for a workshop on AI and public policies
tw Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO and Full Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, was invited by the CUSI of the Occitanie region to speak about the responsible development of artificial intelligence and the initiatives of the City of Montreal in a workshop on the theme "Under what conditions can artificial intelligence serve public policies?". She presented the ongoing work on responsible AI with OBVIA as well as the Montreal Declaration on the responsible development of AI.
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Several CIRANO Reports on food fraud and digitization in the Quebec agri-food sector in the spotlight
tw Ingrid Peignier (CIRANO) and Henri-Paul Rousseau (CIRANO, Paris School of Economics, HEC Montréal, Noovelia) presented CIRANO studies at events dedicated to, on one hand, consumers' and food industry's perceptions of the challenges of food fraud and, on the other hand, the stakes and perspectives of digitization in the Quebec agri-food sector.
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Reforming electricity sectors in Northeastern America
tw On March 29th, Marcel Boyer (Université de Montréal and CIRANO) and Pierre-Olivier Pineau (HEC Montréal and CIRANO) presented the results of their research during a webinar on the electricity sector in North America's Northeast region organized by HEC Montréal.
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Digital transformation and continuous education: the importance of maintaining and developing employee skills
tw On March 25, Audrey Murray, President of the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (CPMT), Geneviève Dufour, Director of Major Collaborative Projects at CIRANO and Coordinator of the book Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique, and Andrée-Anne Deschênes, Professor in Human Resources Management at the Université du Québec à Rimouski, discussed the theme of digital skills and continuing education.
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Marcel Boyer President of the Concurrences Economics Ph.D. Thesis Award 2021 Jury
tw Marcel Boyer, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, is President of the Concurrences Economics Ph.D. Thesis Award 2021 Jury.
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Webinar on normative and contractual framework for teleconsultation practices in primary care clinics
tw Mélanie Bourassa Forcier (Université de Sherbrooke) and Maude Laberge (Université Laval), both CIRANO Researchers, presented the results of the CIRANO report "Encadrement normatif et contractuel des pratiques de téléconsultation en clinique de première ligne".
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CIRANO Agro Forum: Economic Recovery and Food Autonomy
tw On March 26, more than 180 people attended the CIRANO Agro Forum, a virtual event marking the publication of a report written by a group of CIRANO researchers who draw a portrait of the challenges facing the biofood sector and proposes solutions or levers of action to be favored to respond to them and to boost the economy. This event was also an opportunity to showcase the collaboration between CIRANO researchers and government to support evidence-based decision making and public policy development. The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. André Lamontagne, was present live and gave a conference on food autonomy and Quebec's bio-food policy.
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Launch of the report "L'économie circulaire au Québec - Quelles options pour la stratégie gouvernementale en développement durable 2022-2027"
tw This webinar was an opportunity to unveil the courses of action resulting from a workshop organized on August 4, 5 and 6 by a multidisciplinary team from CIRANO, as part of a consultative process conducted by the Sustainable Development Coordination Office of the Ministry of Environment and Fight Against Climate Change, in collaboration with RECYC-QUÉBEC.
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WWebinar: Macroeconomic Forecasting in the Age of Massive Data and Machine Learning
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
As part of the events related to the book Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique and the CIRANO Pole on Modeling, CIRANO is organizing a webinar on the topic of macroeconomic forecasting in the age of massive data and machine learning.
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Seminar: Montreal Econometrics Seminar 2020-2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
Seminar organized in collaboration with CIREQ and the departments of economics of the Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, Concordia University and McGill University
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External Activity: CIREQ Montreal Applied Economics Conference - Competition, Concentration and Market Power
Friday, April 16, 2021
The 2021 edition of the CIREQ Montreal Applied Economics Conference is organized by CIRANO Fellows and Researchers Laura Lasio (McGill University, CIREQ), Mathieu Marcoux (Université de Montréal, CIREQ), Mario Samano (HEC Montréal).
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External Activity: Zooming in on collaborative digital intelligence
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
As part of World Creativity and Innovation Day on April 21, 2021, IVADO is organizing the 1st edition of its "Zooming in on collaborative digital intelligence" conference. As a partner of IVADO, CIRANO will be present during this day. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO and Full Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, will present CIRANO's collaborative model for research and knowledge transfer. In particular,
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Human Resources Forum: The Transformation of Workplaces
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
CIRANO, in collaboration with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the Ordre des Conseillers en ressources humaines (CRHA), invites its partners to an exclusive Human Resources Forum on the theme of "The Transformation of Workplaces". This meeting will focus on "How do we maintain organizational culture, communication, and collaboration in a post-pandemic telecommuting environment?".
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External Activity: 88th Congress of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS)
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
This conference is jointly organized by CIRANO, the Centre de recherche en santé publique de l'Université de Montréal et du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal (CReSP), the Laboratoire d'économie expérimentale de l'Université Laval (LEEL), and the Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative (DEPPI).
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Working Papers
Information Regime Changes and Path Dependence
An Experimental Analysis of Public Goods Contributions
in Heterogeneous Groups

(Gerlinde Fellner-Röhling, Sabine Kröger, Erika Seki)
Immigrants’ Economic Performance and Selective Outmigration: Diverging Predictions from Survey and Administrative Data
(Charles Bellemare, Natalia Kyui, Guy Lacroix)
Does the Legal Form Matter for Firm Performance
in the MENA Region?

(Issam Abdo Ahmad, Ali Fakih)
Homophily, Peer Effects, and Dishonesty
(Liza Charroin, Bernard Fortin, Marie Claire Villeval)
All publications