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Mathieu Bédard
Mathieu Bédard

Economist

Mathieu Bédard holds a PhD in economics from Aix-Marseille University, and a master’s degree in economic analysis of institutions from Paul Cézanne University. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Lecturer at the Toulouse School of Economics. His dissertation is entitled “Economic Analysis of Bank Failures: An Essay on the Informational Properties of Bank Runs.” His scholarly articles have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, the International Journal of Business, and the Journal des économistes et des études humaines.

mbedard (@iedm.org) / 514 273-0969 (ext. 2238)
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National Post, p. FP11
The theory of predatory pricing.
15 February 2019February 15, 2019
Le Droit, p. web
The excessive regulation that stifles entrepreneurship and drags down the economy in Canada.
13 February 2019February 13, 2019
The Hill Times, p. web
The excessive regulation that stifles entrepreneurship and drags down the economy in Canada.
7 February 2019February 7, 2019
Economic Note providing a roadmap for eliminating the excessive regulation that stifles entrepreneurship and drags down the economy in Canada
In its last Fall Economic Statement, the federal government included a chapter on regulation. It intends to review and remove outdated or duplicative regulatory requirements, keep an eye on our regulatory burden’s effect on our competitiveness, and innovate when it comes to rule-making. While this is a welcome admission that the Canadian regulatory burden is weighing down our competitiveness, with the United States as an easy alternative destination for investment, it still leaves open the question of how exactly to proceed with effectively reducing the regulatory burden.
6 February 2019February 6, 2019
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
Deregulation in the United States is not fake news.
5 February 2019February 5, 2019
La Presse+, p. web
Quebec has a record budget surplus.
10 December 2018December 10, 2018

November 27, 2018 | 39 min. 35 sec. | Isabelle (98,5 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.

27 November 2018November 27, 2018
www.iedm.org, p. web
The numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.
27 November 2018November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018 | 11 min. 42 sec. | Le retour d'Éric Duhaime (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.

27 November 2018November 27, 2018
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax.
27 November 2018November 27, 2018
Viewpoint examining the numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of a soda tax
Earlier this year, the Quebec government formed a committee whose stated goal was to propose a soda tax, for the purpose of reducing the prevalence of obesity. Yet there are numerous reasons to question the effectiveness of this measure. Indeed, when a tax modifies the price of a good, there is no guarantee that the replacement product will be better for one’s health than the taxed product.
27 November 2018November 27, 2018

November 21, 2018 | 12 min. 4 sec. | Région zéro 8 (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the economic update unveiled by Bill Morneau.

21 November 2018November 21, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
The announcement of the elimination of 2,500 jobs at Bombardier in Quebec.
19 November 2018November 19, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
How to deal with a possible recession?
5 November 2018November 5, 2018
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
The benefits of a tax cut for Canadian businesses and workers.
25 October 2018October 25, 2018
Le Droit, p. web
The benefits of a tax cut for Canadian businesses and workers.
23 October 2018October 23, 2018
Economic Note showing the need for and the benefits of a tax cut for Canadian businesses and workers
As the fall economic update approaches, the rumour is that Ottawa favours targeted measures to promote investment, rather than reducing the corporate income tax rate. This would be a mistake. The competitiveness of Canadian companies has been hurt by US tax cuts, and also by deregulation efforts south of the border. The federal government should use its update to lower corporate income taxes and restore the Canadian advantage; not acting would entail substantial costs not just for businesses, but for workers as well.
23 October 2018October 23, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Paul Romer and William Nordhaus receive the Nobel Prize in Economics.
22 October 2018October 22, 2018
Presentation by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, at the University of Edmonton, Wirth Symposium, organized by Professor Peter Boettke.
11 October 2018October 11, 2018

Presentation by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, McGill University, Conservative Students Club.

4 October 2018October 4, 2018
Toronto Sun, p. 7
The governments approach to entrepreneurship must be rethinked.
17 September 2018September 17, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
The governments approach to entrepreneurship must be rethinked.
14 September 2018September 14, 2018
Research Paper examining how different fiscal measures influence the decision to start a business
Many try to divorce entrepreneurship from any fiscal questions, claiming that entrepreneurship is basically a passion, and that entrepreneurs start businesses out of love. Yet one of the fundamental aspects of economic analysis is that cost variations are a primary factor in accounting for human behaviour. This paper aims to provide a frank, open discussion of the fiscal measures that affect entrepreneurship.
13 September 2018September 13, 2018
Participation of Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, and Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, at an event organized by the MEI in collaboration with the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Canadian models for the reform of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
7 September 2018September 7, 2018
La Presse+, p. web
A balanced financial framework is not synonymous with a wise financial framework.
3 September 2018September 3, 2018
Washington Examiner, p. web
The impact of the bipartisan effort to reduce Canada’s corporate tax rate.
14 August 2018August 14, 2018
Economic Note describing how the bipartisan effort to reduce Canada’s corporate tax rate led to more business investment, more economic growth, and higher wages
In December 2017, President Donald Trump cut corporate tax rates from 35% to 21%, effective immediately. While certain critics quickly lamented this policy decision, the President is currently mulling a second round of tax cuts. In this context, the Canadian experience with corporate tax reduction provides a useful comparison.
14 August 2018August 14, 2018

August, 9 2018 | 11 min. 36 sec. | Drainville PM l'été (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the prioritization of profitable projects by Hydro-Québec.

9 August 2018August 9, 2018
Huffington Post Québec, p. web
Canada is much less competitive than it was in the past.
7 August 2018August 7, 2018
ThinkMarkets, p. web
Portrait of Professor Mario Rizzo.
6 July 2018July 6, 2018

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