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

The roles and responsibilities that unions have towards their workers in Quebec.

May 1, 2016

1 May 2016

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

The politics of cap-and-trade.

April 27, 2016

27 April 2016

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

Our governments have the tendency to imitate others for their public policies.

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

Le Devoir, p. A9

It is difficult for innovative solutions like nurse-led clinics to establish themselves in a bureaucratic health care system.

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

Economic Note showing how difficult it is for innovative solutions like nurse-led clinics to establish themselves in a bureaucratic health care system

Quebec’s Health Department is senselessly blocking the opening of clinics run by nurse practitioners who specialize in front-line care. Yet these doctorless clinics would respond to real needs among the population, access to front-line care being one of the main failings of Quebec’s health system. Moreover, a nurse practitioner costs the health care system around 1/3 of what a general practitioner costs, shows an Economic Note published by the MEI.

April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

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

The Internet contributes to economic growth, helps small businesses be more competitive, and improves our lives.

March 31, 2016

31 March 2016

Economic Note illustrating how the Internet contributes to economic growth, helps small businesses be more competitive, and improves our lives in often intangible ways

A few weeks ago, the Davos World Economic Forum underlined the growing role of the Internet in the economy by taking as the theme for its discussions the “fourth industrial revolution,” namely the revolution made possible among other things by innovations related to the Internet. According to the World Bank, the Internet promotes economic development since it provides access to opportunities that were previously out of reach for the most disadvantaged people around the world.

March 31, 2016

31 March 2016

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

Loto-Québec and online gambling.

March 15, 2016

15 March 2016

National Post, p. FP07

The federal Liberal government’s vision of a new “Innovation Agenda.”

March 9, 2016

9 March 2016

La Presse+, p. web

The Government of Quebec and the proposed Energy East pipeline.

March 4, 2016

4 March 2016

National Post, p. web

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

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

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

In recent years, Canadian provinces have adopted various “green” energy policies that have had a discernable impact on their energy markets. Carbon levies and constraints on using certain energy sources to generate electricity are now commonplace, and their use seems to be spreading. Until recently, Alberta had avoided such policy tools. In addition, much electricity in Alberta is generated, transmitted, and sold by private market actors, and thus political interference in the market has mostly been avoided.

March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

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

The maple syrup monopoly in Quebec.

February 25, 2016

25 February 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Quebec wants to "force" the automotive industry to increase the supply of electric cars.

February 24, 2016

24 February 2016

Montreal Gazette, p. A10

Bill 81 raises several questions.

February 24, 2016

24 February 2016

La Presse+, p. web

Bill 81 raises several questions.

February 24, 2016

24 February 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

Economic freedom is a fundamental prerequisite to having more entrepreneurship in Quebec.​

February 22, 2016

22 February 2016

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

In the majority of North American cities, existing laws do not control or make any provisions for activities related to ride-sharing applications. As a result, they operate in a grey zone. Like certain European cities, Vancouver and Montreal have chosen to oppose the operation of such services.

February 8, 2016

8 February 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

There are no universal and easy answers to dietary problems.

February 2, 2016

2 February 2016

Toronto Sun, p. 15

Regulating credit card loyalty programs would have unintended consequences that would harm consumers.

February 1, 2016

1 February 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

How a less arduous dismissal process for incompetent teachers would benefit the school system.

January 29, 2016

29 January 2016

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

Robin Hood and the consequences of a high level of taxation.

January 28, 2016

28 January 2016

Economic Note explaining how regulating credit card loyalty programs would have unintended consequences that would harm consumers instead of helping them

Today, 89% of Canadians adhere to at least one loyalty program (also called a reward program), and 41% adhere to a program that is connected to a credit card. In other cases, such programs are connected to stand-alone loyalty cards or smartphone applications. Many critics maintain that these programs do not really offer any benefits for consumers, and suggest that they should be regulated. What is the truth of the matter, and what effects have such regulations had in countries that have adopted them?

January 28, 2016

28 January 2016

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

The lessons to draw from the Danish model.

January 24, 2016

24 January 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

A less arduous dismissal process for incompetent teachers would benefit the school system.

January 21, 2016

21 January 2016

Economic Note illustrating how a less arduous dismissal process for incompetent teachers would benefit the school system

According to Quebecers, the single most important factor in the success of students is the quality of the teaching staff. However, this profession is plagued by persistent problems: the poor university records of many education undergraduates, the abandonment of the profession by young teachers, discouragement and loss of motivation, etc. These problems can affect the quality of students’ learning, and are quite naturally a concern for parents.

January 18, 2016

18 January 2016

www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. Web

The benefits of ride-sharing applications.

January 8, 2016

8 January 2016

National Post, p. 39

The impact of occupational licensing and labour unions on social mobility in Canada.

January 8, 2016

8 January 2016

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

The concept of negative interest rates.

December 26, 2015

26 December 2015

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

Quebec winemakers win the right to distribute their products directly to retailers.

December 17, 2015

17 December 2015

From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note describing some of the most important contributions of pharmaceutical research to the betterment of health conditions over the past century

June 18, 2014

18 June 2014

Overview of the reforms enacted in several U.S. states regarding public-sector collective bargaining

October 27, 2011

27 October 2011

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

June 4, 2009

4 June 2009

Economic Note highlighting the positive effects of pedagogical autonomy and accountability of teachers and school principals on student results

August 27, 2015

27 August 2015

Economic Note on the necessary balance between the protection of privacy on the Internet and the maintenance of a climate favourable to investment, innovation and job creation

September 19, 2013

19 September 2013

Economic Note on the ineffectiveness of plain packaging of cigarettes

August 15, 2011

15 August 2011

Economic Note that shows how antitrust laws often result in penalizing consumers

September 25, 2012

25 September 2012

Research Paper explaining the most relevant economic facts and overarching principles that should guide our climate change policy choices

November 12, 2015

12 November 2015

Economic Note on regulation of securities trading and related activities in Canada

January 17, 2008

17 January 2008

Economic Note on the regulation of advertising for certain products

June 16, 2011

16 June 2011

MEI in the Media

Will Politicians Or Experts Win Ontario's Cap-And-Trade Battle?
p-ed by Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, published on April 27 in The Huffington Post.

The Case For Impending Ecological Doom Is Thin
Op-ed by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, published on April 22 in the Huffington Post Canada.

Despite numerous superficial reforms and a growing budget, health care systems in Canada still do not live up to expectations. As part of the MEI's health care research program, its Vice President, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with medical doctors and policy experts in order to better understand which reforms are likely to make our health care systems more efficient, without jeopardizing the universality of care.

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