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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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www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Montréal opts for the outsourcing of certain police tasks.
18 August 2017August 18, 2017
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
How to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector.
10 August 2017August 10, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Barriers to trade between Canadian provinces.
9 August 2017August 9, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Increasing economic freedoms to reduce inequality.
4 August 2017August 4, 2017
La Presse+, p. web
The humanitarian crisis is in full swing in Venezuela.
3 August 2017August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017 | 11 min. 55 sec. | Duhaime le midi (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about a new agreement between aircraft manufacturing countries to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector.

Related Content: Viewpoint – Avoiding the Aeronautics Subsidy Race Canada Is Sure to Lose

3 August 2017August 3, 2017
Viewpoint proposing a new agreement between aircraft manufacturing countries to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector
While all countries subsidize their aircraft industries at different levels, the Canadian sector has been making headlines recently. The massive help Bombardier has received sets a precedent, which other countries could exploit to justify heavily assisting their aerospace industries too, potentially creating a beggar-thy-neighbour dynamic. The scenario of a subsidy race in the aerospace industries of all countries is now a real possibility, unless there is a credible signal that such government intervention will be limited in the future.
3 August 2017August 3, 2017

June 7, 2017 | 12 min. 35 sec. | Business in Vancouver (Roundhouse 98.3FM)

Interview with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about how housing policies such as rent control have more impact on the real estate market than foreign buyers.

Related Content: Housing Prices: Before Taxing Foreign Buyers, Scrap Rent Control

9 June 2017June 9, 2017

June 7, 2017 | 6 min. 54 sec. | Tasha Kheiriddin (AM 640)

Interview with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about how housing policies such as rent control have more impact on the real estate market than foreign buyers.

Related Content: Housing Prices: Before Taxing Foreign Buyers, Scrap Rent Control

7 June 2017June 7, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web

Respect for privacy and the development of the Internet.

7 June 2017June 7, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web

The impact of housing policies.

6 June 2017June 6, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A6

The impact of housing policies.

6 June 2017June 6, 2017
Viewpoint explaining how housing policies such as rent control have more impact on the real estate market than foreign buyers

The government of Ontario has recently announced new policies intended to cool off its real estate market, imposing a 15% tax on foreign home buyers like the one enacted in 2016 in British Columbia, and also extending its rent control regulations. In Montreal, the opposition is asking the City to follow the example set by these two provinces. Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão has said he is not interested in interfering with the market, and with good reason: This is precisely the kind of policy that contributes to the problem.

6 June 2017June 6, 2017
Les Affaires, p. 20

Small retailers should be allowed to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ.

6 May 2017May 6, 2017

May 5, 2017 | 15 min. 17 sec. | Sophie sans compromis (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the Supreme court agreeing to hear the case of Gérard Comeau, a New Brunswick resident accused of having illegally “imported” alcohol from Quebec in 2012.

5 May 2017May 5, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A8

Small retailers should be allowed to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ.

27 April 2017April 27, 2017
Viewpoint proposing to allow small retailers to import and sell wine freely, without going through the SAQ

The Quebec government is currently studying various ways of ending the SAQ’s monopoly. The Crown corporation has indeed been the target of multiple criticisms over the years, as much for the prices of its products as for its management and efficiency. Another, less frequently heard but nonetheless important criticism is the lack of space the public monopoly leaves for small entrepreneurs. This latter concern should guide the government in its reflections on the liberalization of the alcohol market.

27 April 2017April 27, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Popular culture and elites.

28 March 2017March 28, 2017

March 27, 2017 | 16 min. 52 sec. | Midi Pile (CKYK-FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the 2017-2018 Quebec budget.

Related Content: Viewpoint – The 2017 Budget: Quebec Must Keep Its Promise to Reduce Taxes

27 March 2017March 27, 2017
Le Soleil, p. 23

Comparing the numerous taxes and contributions that have gone up in Quebec in recent years with the short list of reductions.

27 March 2017March 27, 2017
Viewpoint comparing the numerous taxes and contributions that have gone up in Quebec in recent years with the short list of reductions

In the coming days, the Quebec government will unveil its 2017-2018 budget plan. For the 2016 fiscal year, it has so far accumulated a budget surplus of $2.3 billion. One of the Liberal Party’s electoral promises was to allocate half of surpluses to tax reductions. This would be most welcome, since as shown in this Viewpoint, taxes and contributions to the public treasury have been on the rise since the beginning of the decade.

27 March 2017March 27, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. A06

Comparing the numerous taxes and contributions that have gone up in Quebec in recent years with the short list of reductions.

24 March 2017March 24, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The capital gains tax does not take into account the rising cost of living.

17 March 2017March 17, 2017

March 15, 2017 | 17 min. 06 sec. | Sophie sans compromis (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the per capita disposable income situation in Quebec.

15 March 2017March 15, 2017

March 9, 2017 | 14 min. 51 sec. | Midi Pile (KYK 95.7 Radio X)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the advantages of a possible privatization of the Société des alcools du Québec.

9 March 2017March 9, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/mathieu-bedard, p. web

What should the next federal budget do?

2 March 2017March 2, 2017

February 23, 2017 | 6 min. 33 sec. | Québec aujourd'hui (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the new measures announced by the Couillard government to attract or keep head offices in Quebec.

23 February 2017February 23, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Quebec must not interfere in the management of reward programs.

20 February 2017February 20, 2017

February 8, 2017 | 6 min. 26 sec. | Québec aujourd’hui (BLVD 102.1)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the $372.5-million in federal aid Bombardier received.

8 February 2017February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017 | 6 min. 35 sec. | Le Retour de Gilles Parent (FM93)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the $372.5-million in federal aid Bombardier received.

8 February 2017February 8, 2017

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