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www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich A. Hayek.

May 8, 2017

8 May 2017

www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

The concept of consumer surplus.

April 6, 2017

6 April 2017

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

The morality of the economy.

March 20, 2017

20 March 2017

Economic Note exploring how the lack of a clear, agreed-upon definition of social licence is a threat to economic development projects and to the rule of law

The criterion of social licence is a part of every debate surrounding economic development projects, especially when these include impacts on local communities or on the environment. And yet, this new concept is poorly understood, and mentioned nowhere in the law. Certain controversial projects, like pipelines or uranium mines, illustrate the potential pitfalls of social licence and remind us that the demands of some players frequently go beyond this framework.

March 1, 2017

1 March 2017

National Post, p. FP7

The concepts of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

February 3, 2017

3 February 2017

Economic Note explaining how, when properly understood, these two concepts can complement the profit motive and benefit society as a whole

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are two widely used concepts. Corporate and government actions are partly judged according to them. Activists, politicians, and corporate leaders use them. But what exactly do they mean? Are they compatible with efficient management in a free society? To what extent are they even useful? This Economic Note will shed some light on these questions.

January 26, 2017

26 January 2017

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase.

December 29, 2016

29 December 2016

www.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. web

Portrait of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.

December 21, 2016

21 December 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Fidel Castro's death.

November 29, 2016

29 November 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of Nobel Prize-winning economist Douglass North.

November 4, 2016

4 November 2016

Research Paper looking at the empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom

Entrepreneurship is one of the main engines of the economy. Entrepreneurs invest, create jobs, and help increase the standard of living of all. This Research Paper looks at the empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom. If there is a positive correlation between these two variables, then public policies aiming to support business creation must take this fact into account.

November 4, 2016

4 November 2016

Le Devoir, p. A6

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics.

October 17, 2016

17 October 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

James M. Buchanan and public choice theory.

October 2, 2016

2 October 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of the influential economist Ludwig von Mises.

September 29, 2016

29 September 2016

www.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Ayn Rand's moral defence of capitalism.

August 31, 2016

31 August 2016

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

The book Capital, by Thomas Piketty, is once again discredited.

August 21, 2016

21 August 2016

www.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

The cost of the Olympics.

August 4, 2016

4 August 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/jasmin-guenette, p. web

Portrait of the influential economist Milton Friedman.

July 28, 2016

28 July 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

There is among economists a genuine consensus about the virtues of free trade.

July 18, 2016

18 July 2016

www.iedm.org, p. web

Launch of Season 2 of the Free Markets Series.

April 29, 2016

29 April 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The link between libertarianism and the Couillard government.

November 5, 2015

5 November 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Launching of the book Prendre des libertés, by Nathalie Elgrably-Lévy.

October 14, 2015

14 October 2015

Le Devoir, p. A10

Portrait of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics winner, Angus Deaton.

October 14, 2015

14 October 2015

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

The idea that the rich are getting richer faster than the rest of the population.

October 12, 2015

12 October 2015

Economic Note showing that there is great social mobility in Canada, both from one generation to the next and within individuals’ own lives

The fate of the poorest members of our society is rightly a recurring subject of concern in economic debates. Certain statements commonly heard can, however, give the impression that there are a lot of low-income people in Canada, and that for the majority of them, poverty is a permanent state. This perception is actually contrary to the observed facts. As we shall see, the results of the available research are clear: Social mobility is high in Canada.

September 24, 2015

24 September 2015

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

Publication of the book Anti-Piketty: Vive le Capital au XXIe siècle!, by Libréchange editions.

September 21, 2015

21 September 2015

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

Publication of the book Anti-Piketty: Vive le Capital au XXIe siècle!, by Libréchange editions.

September 17, 2015

17 September 2015

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues/iedm, p. Web

Dan Price's policy of "equal pay."

August 7, 2015

7 August 2015

National Post, p. FP11

The Greek tragedy.

July 14, 2015

14 July 2015

Viewpoint describing the long history of budgetary deficits that led to the current Greek crisis

In discussions of the crisis in Greece, the issue of the responsibility of the Greeks for having gotten themselves into this situation is often ignored. The purpose of this Viewpoint is to remind readers that the Greek tragedy unfolding before our eyes did not happen overnight. Although surprising in its magnitude, this crisis is the result of a long history of budgetary deficits and of ruinous public spending decisions. Indeed, the Greek government has been living beyond its means for a very long time.

July 14, 2015

14 July 2015

From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note showing that there is great social mobility in Canada, both from one generation to the next and within individuals’ own lives

September 24, 2015

24 September 2015

Economic Note analyzing the economic and social catch up in Quebec during the "Great Darkness"

January 15, 2013

15 January 2013

Economic Note on the lessons to learn from Sweden’s economic success in recent years

July 19, 2007

19 July 2007

MEI Special Edition document

March 19, 2010

19 March 2010

Research Paper looking at the empirical connection between entrepreneurship and economic freedom

November 4, 2016

4 November 2016

Economic Note explaining how, when properly understood, these two concepts can complement the profit motive and benefit society as a whole

January 26, 2017

26 January 2017

Economic Note on the impact of structured opposition movements on economic development

March 31, 2008

31 March 2008

Examination of spending by the United States federal government during the eight years of the Bush administration

March 20, 2009

20 March 2009

Economic Note on the rational behaviour that partly guides the search for a partner

February 12, 2008

12 February 2008

Trilingual booklet featuring the transcript of a talk delivered on October 16, 2013 in Montreal by Mario Vargas Llosa

November 12, 2014

12 November 2014

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Op-ed by Martin Masse, senior writer at the MEI, and Paul Beaudry, associate researcher at the MEI, published on May 22 in The Globe and Mail.

How Government Can Often Make The Environment Worse
Op-ed by Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI, published on May 19 in The Huffington Post.

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