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

Everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications.

December 18, 2014

18 December 2014

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

The costs of an accelerated transition toward green energies and the willingness of Canadians to pay these costs.

December 16, 2014

16 December 2014

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

Policies designed to accelerate the transition to green energy sources are usually presented in terms of their benefits, whereas costs are rarely discussed. This Research Paper proposes to fill this gap in the public debate. It examines the costs of proposals made by the Quebec environmentalist groups Équiterre and Vivre en ville for rapidly reducing oil consumption, as well as the willingness of Quebecers and other Canadians to pay those costs.

December 11, 2014

11 December 2014

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

Internet targeted advertisements.

December 4, 2014

4 December 2014

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

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing electric cars.

December 1, 2014

1 December 2014

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

The cost of wireless telephone service in Canada.

November 27, 2014

27 November 2014

The Gazette, p. A17

Ride-sharing applications like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, and their benefits.

November 25, 2014

25 November 2014

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

Ride-sharing applications like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, and their benefits.

November 24, 2014

24 November 2014

Le Journal de Montréal, p. 55

Everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications.

November 22, 2014

22 November 2014

Viewpoint describing how everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications

Ride-sharing applications like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are currently revolutionizing the urban transportation industry. By allowing taxi drivers to find clients more rapidly, and other individuals to offer transportation services more easily, these technologies could lead to considerable improvements for customers. Sensible economic policy should avoid hindering their adoption by consumers while compensating those who are negatively affected by obsolete government regulations from the past.

November 21, 2014

21 November 2014

Viewpoint that sketches a picture of payroll taxes in order to better grasp their impact on workers' remuneration

Of all the components of taxation in Quebec, payroll taxes are without a doubt the least well-known among the general public. While employees may indeed notice a discrepancy between what they receive and what their employers pay out, it is difficult to fully understand the reasons for this. Nor do employees know the magnitude of the sums that their employers must pay to the taxman in addition to the salaries they are paid. This Viewpoint aims to clarify the issue of payroll taxes in order to better grasp their impact on the remuneration of workers.

November 13, 2014

13 November 2014

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

To what extent should tobacco products be taxed?

November 6, 2014

6 November 2014

Economic Note proposing solutions in the debate on municipal pension plans

The pension plans of municipal employees across the province of Quebec face deficits totalling $3.9 billion. For certain municipalities, pension plan contributions have exploded over the past few years. The Quebec government recently introduced a bill whose purpose is to ensure the sustainability of these plans, but that does not call into question their underlying principles.

October 9, 2014

9 October 2014

La Presse, p. A16

The funding deficits of municipal pension plans in Quebec.

October 3, 2014

3 October 2014

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

There are several myths going around regarding the state of competition in the Canadian wireless sector. According to critics, the lack of competition compared to other industrialized countries means that Canadians are among those who pay the most for their services ‒ services, moreover, that are of poor quality. The MEI recently delved into this subject in some detail. As a new round of CRTC hearings begins, during which wholesale roaming fees will be debated, we are revisiting the matter briefly in order to contribute to a more balanced debate.

September 29, 2014

29 September 2014

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

The carbon market.

September 24, 2014

24 September 2014

Financial Post, p. FP11

The government's micromanagement of the Canadian telecommunications sector.

September 18, 2014

18 September 2014

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

Regulating the Internet.

September 12, 2014

12 September 2014

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

Taxing tobacco in order to reduce consumption.

September 9, 2014

9 September 2014

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

The ongoing debate over illegal immigration.

September 9, 2014

9 September 2014

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

The tendency for governments to regulate the advertising industry.

August 7, 2014

7 August 2014

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

The tendency for governments to regulate the advertising industry.

August 5, 2014

5 August 2014

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

France's 'anti-Amazon' law.

July 11, 2014

11 July 2014

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

Never before in the history of humanity has there been as rapid an increase in longevity as there was during the 20th century. In industrialized countries, life expectancy at birth has risen from an average of about 50 years in 1900 to a little over 80 years today. A growing number of people can now live not only longer but also healthier than ever before. Indeed, substantial gains in terms of quality-adjusted life expectancy have been recorded for decades in many countries.

June 18, 2014

18 June 2014

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

Interprovincial trade in Canada.

June 8, 2014

8 June 2014

National Post, p. FP09

The legal and regulatory modifications required to clarify Bitcoin's status.

June 5, 2014

5 June 2014

Economic Note exploring the legal and regulatory modifications required to clarify Bitcoin's status

In order for Bitcoin to develop and grow, its legal status will have to be clarified. As it happens, this digital currency is attracting more and more attention from governments around the world. Several of them are currently studying the phenomenon in order to better understand it and find ways of regulating its use. This Economic Note presents an analysis of the situation in Canada and in other countries that have adopted regulatory frameworks for Bitcoin.

May 29, 2014

29 May 2014

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

The measures promoted by the anti-tobacco movement.

May 15, 2014

15 May 2014

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

The perverse effects of regulation.

May 8, 2014

8 May 2014

National Post, p. FP11

Various aspects of the Canadian telecommunications industry related to competition.

May 7, 2014

7 May 2014

From the MEI’s Archives

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

May 6, 2014

6 May 2014

Economic Note on executive compensation policies

January 20, 2010

20 January 2010

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 impact of forcing telephone companies to share access to their infrastructure

May 28, 2009

28 May 2009

Research Paper suggesting stricter transparency rules for labour unions using compulsory dues

October 18, 2011

18 October 2011

Economic Note on the potential of entrepreneurial initiatives in health care

November 24, 2011

24 November 2011

Economic Note exploring the legal and regulatory modifications required to clarify Bitcoin's status

May 29, 2014

29 May 2014

Economic Note on the economic considerations such a ban represents

April 1, 2005

1 April 2005

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

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

MEI in the Media

Higher education in Quebec is staggeringly underpriced
Op-ed by Ian Irvine, professor of economics at Concordia University and associate researcher with the MEI, published on December 8 in The Gazette.

Tom G. Palmer on Greek Liberal Monitor
Interview with Tom G. Palmer, Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, published on December 12 on LiberalMonitor.gr.

Waiting lists are a persistent problem in the health care systems of Quebec and Canada, contributing to the deterioration of patient health and quality of life. As part of its health care research program, the Vice President of the MEI, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and medical professionals in order to better understand the harmful effects of waiting lists.

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