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Liberalization of Markets

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The renegotiation of NAFTA and protectionism.
23 October 2017October 23, 2017

Presentation by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, before the students of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

20 October 2017October 20, 2017
Research Paper explaining what we can learn about entrepreneurship and wealth creation from the Austrian theory
Everyone claims to favour entrepreneurship, but politicians routinely propose various programs to help entrepreneurs, when they should instead concentrate on getting rid of policies that discourage them. Indeed, the empirical literature shows that interventionist policies are detrimental to entrepreneurship. The Austrian School of Economics has much to teach us about the kinds of policies that truly encourage entrepreneurship and wealth creation, and thus how to improve public policies in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017

August 25, 2017 | 39 min. 42 sec. | Isabelle (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the SAQ situation and its monopoly status.

25 August 2017August 25, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The concept of trade balance.
24 August 2017August 24, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The concept of trade balance.
23 August 2017August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 | 17 min. 41 sec. | Québec aujourd'hui (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the benefits of liberalization of the alcohol market in Quebec.

23 August 2017August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 | 9 min. 20 sec. | Midi Pile (KYK 95,7 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the benefits of liberalization of the alcohol market in Quebec.

23 August 2017August 23, 2017
Viewpoint showing how the vast majority of Canadian farmers succeed on the world market, without benefiting from protectionist measures
In order to justify the continued existence of supply management, producers’ associations state that they could not actually compete on the American market, and that without this system, they would even lose their shares of the domestic market. This Viewpoint aims to show that on the contrary, it is possible for Canadian farmers to be successful on the world market, without benefiting from such protectionist measures.
17 August 2017August 17, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The cost of trade barriers between provinces.
11 August 2017August 11, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Barriers to trade between Canadian provinces.
9 August 2017August 9, 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
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Competition and its effects on the cost of goods and services.

13 June 2017June 13, 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
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal of cross-border booze case.

5 May 2017May 5, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

Supply management 101.

5 May 2017May 5, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

The link between freedom of the press and economic freedom.

2 May 2017May 2, 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

Do you agree that independent merchants (for example, restaurant owners, wine merchants) should be able to import wine freely and sell it directly to consumers, without having to go through the SAQ? Do you agree that Quebeckers should be able to buy wine in Canada, or elsewhere, without having to go through the SAQ?

27 April 2017April 27, 2017
The Province, p. 10

Regulating ride sharing companies in Vancouver.

14 March 2017March 14, 2017
The Globe and Mail, p. B04

The threat of a renegotiation of our trade relations with the United States still exists.

25 February 2017February 25, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Is free trade good for all?

17 February 2017February 17, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Donald Trump and NAFTA.

7 February 2017February 7, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Restrictions on the sale of wine in grocery stores or convenience stores.

2 February 2017February 2, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom.

24 November 2016November 24, 2016
La Presse+, p. web

Should the SAQ be privatized?

24 November 2016November 24, 2016
Montreal Gazette, p. NP7

The economic benefits of legalizing marijuana.

21 November 2016November 21, 2016
Telegraph-Journal, p. 11

The empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom.

14 November 2016November 14, 2016
The Globe and Mail, p. B4

Donald Trump and NAFTA.

14 November 2016November 14, 2016

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