Newsletter - January 2023
2023 Fiscal Policy Challenge: Registration are open!

To prepare the next generation of economists, CIRANO, in collaboration with the ministère des Finances du Québec, proposes an academic competition aimed at finding innovative and rigorous solutions to current public policy issues.

The competition is open to university students with a bachelor's degree (30 credits or more) and master's students in economics, political science, taxation or any other related field.

Winners will share $4,000 in prizes, as well as the opportunity to present their thoughts to a team of senior government officials and to complete a paid internship at the Ministère des Finances du Québec (MFQ).

Deadline for registration and submission of the essay: March 31, 2023.

This year's theme: The potential of innovation

How can innovation contribute to meeting Quebec's major societal challenges?

→ Registration, information and competition rules

2023 Bourstad Challenge: the registration period for the 36th edition is open!
tw From February 13 to April 14, 2023, novice and seasoned investors will have the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Bourstad Challenge and will be vying for $35,000 in prizes. The Bourstad Challenge is held online ( and welcomes high school, CEGEP and community college students, and participants from the general public, including university students.
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Several CIRANO researchers present at the American Economic Association's annual conference
tw Each January, a three-day conference to present papers on general economic topics is organized by the AEA, in collaboration with 64 related discipline associations known as the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA). More than 13,000 of the world's leading experts in economics are brought together to network and highlight new achievements in economic research. Several CIRANO researchers were present to animate or participate in panels related to our thematic year: Tackling the challenges of supply chains
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CIRANO at the COP 15
tw Several members of CIRANO, of our Board of Directors as well as many partners and collaborators were present at the COP15 which was held in Montreal from December 7 to 19, 2023. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO's President and CEO, was part of the Finance Montréal delegation. She was able to follow the rich and constructive exchanges during the many events, in particular during the «Finance and Biodiversity» day with Finance Montréal.
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New CIRANO Project Report: Technology Upgrading Strategy for Quebec Companies
tw In « Stratégie de mise à niveau technologique des entreprises québécoises », authors Genevieve Dufour, CIRANO Director of Major Collaborative Projects and Benoit Dostie, HEC Montréal Full Professor, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow examine the technology upgrading strategies of Quebec firms by comparing their adoption rates of new technologies to those of firms in the rest of Canada.
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Towards the new bioeconomy: Bio-manufacturing as a strategic economic development initiative for Quebec
tw In the CIRANO project report « Towards the new bioeconomy: Bio-manufacturing as a strategic economic development initiative for Quebec », authors Bryan Campbell, Professor Emeritus at Concordia University, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, and Michel Magnan, Full Professor at Concordia University, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, first describe the international reality of the "Bio Revolution" and attempt to assess Quebec's position.
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New Jacques-Parizeau Research Chair managed by Pierre-Carl Michaud
tw Pierre-Carl Michaud, full professor in the Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal, Vice President Strategy and Government Relations, Principal Investigator of the Health theme and CIRANO Fellow, will lead the Chair, whose main mission will be to analyze Quebec's major economic challenges through the use of massive data (big data) and advanced statistical techniques.
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Publication of the book « Gestion de carrière et des talents » by Sylvie St-Onge
tw Under the direction of Sylvie St-Onge, full professor at HEC Montréal, researcher and CIRANO Fellow, the collective « Career and Talent Management » deals with several activities and tools associated with talent and career management in different organizational contexts. It includes articles on various themes, two of which are drawn from Québec économique 10.
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Jean-Philippe Meloche panelist at the Ouranos Symposium
tw Jean-Philippe Meloche, professor and director of the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the Université de Montréal and principal investigator of the Territories theme at CIRANO, was panelist at the Ouranos Symposium, which took place on December 1 and 2 in Montreal, in the session « La nature pour faire face aux changements climatiques ».
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Pole Workshop on Health Services and Policy Efficiency: Recent Research Results and Recommendations for the Future
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Roxane Borgès Da Silva and Carl-Ardy Dubois, who are in charge of the Health Services and Policy Efficiency Pole, invite you to this workshop during which the results of recent research projects will be presented.
Information and registration
G3 Symposium on Fiscal Federalism and Social Protection in Canada
Friday, January 20, 2023
As part of the comparative work on fiscal federalism and social protection in Belgium, Switzerland and Canada, a first symposium will bring together researchers from the three G3 universities. This meeting will focus on the situation in Quebec and Canada, and will address major transfer programs, major social programs and the interaction between the two.
Information and registration
Webinaire Bourstad: Les bases de l'investissement en bourse
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Vous voulez investir sur les marchés boursiers et en tirer des bénéfices? Dans cette causerie destinée aux débutants, notre expert Paul Bourget, directeur de projet CIRANO présentera et expliquera les bases de l'investissement en bourse.
Information and registration
Bourstad Webinar: The basics of investing in the stock market
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Do you want to invest successfully in the stock market? Learn about the world of finance and portfolio management with the creator of Bourstad, a financial education activity from CIRANO. In this presentation for beginners, Paul Bourget, project director at CIRANO will present and explain the basics of investing in the stock market.
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CIRANO-CIREQ Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Friday, February 10, 2023
This workshop is addressed to researchers and PhD students in economics interested in natural resource and environmental economics.  The February 10 workshop will host Jie He, full professor at the University of Sherbrooke and CIRANO researcher, and Guy Martial Takam Fongang, Ph.D. Student at UQAM.
Information and registration
Bourstad Webinar: Portfolio management in a Bourstad Simulation
Thursday, February 16, 2023
In this webinar, the experts Ian Gascon, President of Idema Investments and winner of the 1998 Bourstad contest and Paul Bourget, founder and director of Bourstad projects at CIRANO, will explaine how to manage a financial portfolio in order to make a set of securities grow.
Information and registration
Webinaire Bourstad: La gestion de portefeuille dans une simulation Bourstad
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Dans ce webinaire, les experts Ian Gascon, Président de Placements Idema et gagnant du concours Bourstad 1998 et Paul Bourget, fondateur et directeur de projets Bourstad au CIRANO expliqueront comment gérer un portefeuille financier pour faire fructifier un ensemble de titres.
Information and registration
Bourstad Webinar : Registrations Launch of the 2023 Bourstad Challenge
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
The hidden face of the digitalization of international trade: supply chains and logistics
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
External Event: 2023 American Economic Association Annual Meeting
Friday, January 6, 2023
Workshop: Montreal Applied Microeconomics Research Day
Friday, December 2, 2022
Working Papers
Did the ‘Quiet Revolution’ Really Change Anything? (Vincent Geloso, Chandler S. Reilly)
Pré-installations, biais de statu quo et consolidation de la dominance : Les enseignements de l’arrêt du Tribunal de l’U.E. dans l’affaire Google Android (Frédéric Marty)
The demand and supply of information about inflation (Massimiliano Marcellino, Dalibor Stevanovic)
Project Reports
Stratégie de mise à niveau technologique des entreprises québécoises (Benoit Dostie, Genevieve Dufour)
Vers la nouvelle bioéconomie: La biofabrication comme initiative stratégique de développement économique pour le Québec (Bryan Campbell, Michel Magnan)
Towards the new bioeconomy: Bio-manufacturing as a strategic economic development initiative for Quebec (Bryan Campbell, Michel Magnan)
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