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www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The impact of road works in the streets of Montreal.

June 27, 2016

27 June 2016

www.torontosun.com, p. web

The development of new drugs and its impact.

June 20, 2016

20 June 2016

www.huffingtonpost.ca/mathieu-bedard

The state of competition in credit-card markets.

June 17, 2016

17 June 2016

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

The importance of open interprovincial trade.

June 16, 2016

16 June 2016

Le Devoir, p. A09

The development of new drugs and its impact.

June 15, 2016

15 June 2016

Research Paper illustrating how the development of new drugs allows patients to lead longer, healthier lives and leads to savings elsewhere in the health care system

Although the costs of new pharmaceuticals are often the subject of critical media coverage, they are rarely juxtaposed with the benefits that these new drugs bring. Among other things, new research presented in this Research Paper investigates the impact that pharmaceutical innovation had on utilization of hospital care by cancer patients in Canada from 1995 to 2012.

June 15, 2016

15 June 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The takeover of our companies by foreign companies.

June 14, 2016

14 June 2016

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

Is Google abusing its dominant position to bully the competition?

June 12, 2016

12 June 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The development of hydrocarbon resources on Anticosti Island.

June 10, 2016

10 June 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/pascale-dery, p. web

Doctorless clinics.

June 8, 2016

8 June 2016

Montreal Gazette, p. A10

The efficiency of clinics led by specialized nurse practitioners

June 8, 2016

8 June 2016

The Globe and Mail, p. B4

Canadian airport fees are too high.

June 6, 2016

6 June 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/youri-chassin, p. web

Seven reform ideas to improve health care for all Quebecers.

June 4, 2016

4 June 2016

Toronto Sun, p. 10

The effectiveness of plain packaging.

June 4, 2016

4 June 2016

www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/youri-chassin, p. web

The effectiveness of plain packaging.

May 31, 2016

31 May 2016

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

The 2008 financial crisis in the United States.

May 30, 2016

30 May 2016

La Presse+, p. DE12

How increased competition and a smaller regulatory state can reduce corruption.

May 27, 2016

27 May 2016

Viewpoint describing how increased competition and a smaller regulatory state can reduce corruption

There have been several corruption scandals in Quebec and in the rest of Canada in recent years. Corruption is a problem that affects all countries and all societies, but it is much more prevalent in certain regions than in others. Economic analysis has several things to teach us about these disparities and about economic principles that can check this scourge.

May 26, 2016

26 May 2016

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

The real causes of the crisis in Venezuela.

May 23, 2016

23 May 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The increasing role of communications technologies in our economy.

May 20, 2016

20 May 2016

Montreal Gazette, p. A10

The benefits for consumers and workers of liberalizing mobile food vending in Montreal.

May 18, 2016

18 May 2016

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

The benefits for consumers and workers of liberalizing mobile food vending in Montreal.

May 16, 2016

16 May 2016

Viewpoint explaining the benefits for consumers and workers of liberalizing mobile food vending in Montreal

Since 2013, there has been a loosening of the decades-long ban on mobile food vending in Montreal. Such steps place Montreal squarely within a wider movement throughout North America to allow greater entrepreneurship at the municipal level. In spite of this positive step, however, the large potential benefits to both consumers and workers are being undermined by heavy regulation. This Viewpoint highlights those benefits and explains how the regulatory framework surrounding mobile food vendors in Montreal remains much too constraining.

May 13, 2016

13 May 2016

The Globe and Mail, p. B4

Publication of a Research Paper analyzing various aspects of the Canadian telecommunications industry related to competition.

May 11, 2016

11 May 2016

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

Quebec is set to make it too difficult for ride-sharing companies to operate legally.

May 10, 2016

10 May 2016

Calgary Herald, p. NP7

The potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta.

May 7, 2016

7 May 2016

National Post, p. FP11

Publication of a Research Paper analyzing various aspects of the Canadian telecommunications industry related to competition.

May 5, 2016

5 May 2016

Research Paper analyzing various aspects of the Canadian telecommunications industry related to competition

The federal government and the CRTC should not repeat the mistakes of recent years by intervening in the broadband sector as they have in the wireless sector, argues the MEI in the 2016 edition of a Research Paper entitled The State of Competition in Canada’s Telecommunications Industry. The Paper notes that 96% of Canadian households already had access to download speeds of 5 Mbps in 2014, with 77% of households subscribing to such a service, a trend that has shown strong growth in recent years.

May 5, 2016

5 May 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Some are calling for a minimum wage increase to $ 15 per hour.

May 4, 2016

4 May 2016

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

Economically free countries tend to be the ones that enjoy greater freedom of the press.

May 3, 2016

3 May 2016

From the MEI’s Archives

Viewpoint explaining that the state of competition in the Canadian wireless sector does not justify more interventionist measures

September 29, 2014

29 September 2014

Economic Note about the ineffectiveness of a soda tax

November 15, 2012

15 November 2012

Economic Note on the effects of regulation of prices and service offerings of Internet service providers

June 4, 2009

4 June 2009

Economic Note exploring the potential impact of various proposed energy policies on consumers and taxpayers in Alberta

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

Economic Note offering an overview of the Bitcoin phenomenon and the issues that it raises

January 15, 2014

15 January 2014

Research Paper evaluating the costs of an accelerated transition toward green energies and the willingness of Canadians to pay these costs

December 11, 2014

11 December 2014

Viewpoint describing reforms recently implemented in Australia allowing the taxi industry and ride-sharing applications to coexist peacefully

February 8, 2016

8 February 2016

Economic Note explaining how taxes on products deemed harmful do not necessarily have the desired effects

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

Viewpoint describing how everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications

November 21, 2014

21 November 2014

Research Paper analyzing various aspects of the Canadian telecommunications industry related to competition

May 7, 2015

7 May 2015

MEI in the Media

Pharma innovation worth the cost
Op-ed by Frank R. Lichtenberg, Associate Researcher at the MEI, published on June 20 on several Sun Media websites.

Walmart Dropping Visa Proves Credit-Card Market Competition Is Vigorous
Op-ed by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, published on June 17 in the Huffington Post Canada.

"Super nurse" clinics are now allowing thousands of Quebecers to enjoy quick access to front-line care. Yet the government insists on maintaining a rigid, physician-centric model rather than allowing innovative solutions like doctorless clinics to emerge. As part of its health care research program, the MEI has produced a short documentary looking at the efficiency of this new model of clinics led by specialized nurse practitioners (SNPs).

Watch the short documentary...