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Marie-Josée Loiselle holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal and a master’s degree in public administration from ÉNAP. Prior to founding her own firm, Nuno ID, in 2003, she worked for Montréal International in attracting foreign investments and was responsible for the IT sector in the US before moving on to become Director Business Development – Northern Europe. Ms. Loiselle began her career in foreign investments at the MUC Economic Development Office before joining ConjuChem, a California-based biotechnology company that set up operations in Montreal. Today, she helps organizations and businesses understand and exploit business cycle changes in light of Austrian school economic theory. She is frequently asked to comment on various economic issues in the media and writes a column for Canadian Money Saver magazine.
Viewpoint showing that the well-being of women is intimately connected to the degree of economic freedom that prevails in a given country
International Women’s Day is an occasion to think about policies that are likely to improve the status of women around the world. Whereas the debate in rich countries has lately focused on gender parity for certain types of positions, in many countries women must still fight for access to health care, education, and the right to work. Numerous studies show that these objectives are more easily attained when women enjoy the advantages of economic freedom.
Economic Note that shows how antitrust laws often result in penalizing consumers
In May 2012, after a two-year investigation, the president of the European Competition Commission (ECC), Mr. Joaquim Almunia, told Google to modify the operation of its search engine, under penalty of law. According to the ECC, Google is abusing its position in the Internet search engine and online advertising markets. Elsewhere in the world, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States is also studying the possibility of suing Google for abusing its market position. Other countries like South Korea, Australia and India are investigating on the same grounds.