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

Safe transportation of oil.

February 28, 2015

28 February 2015

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

The idea of a "deep-freeze" on public spending.

February 13, 2015

13 February 2015

Economic Note analyzing the positive impact of economic freedom on prosperity and on various social indicators such as health, education, life expectancy and life satisfaction

In the years since the financial crisis of 2008, the free market has taken a beating in the marketplace of ideas. Yet the simple fact remains that the more economic freedom a government leaves in the hands of its people, the better off those people are, not only in terms of basic material well-being, but also in terms of social and individual indicators of human wellbeing. This Economic Note provides a brief overview of economic freedom around the globe.

February 12, 2015

12 February 2015

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

How subcontracting would allow a reduction in the cost of police services.

February 3, 2015

3 February 2015

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

How subcontracting would allow a reduction in the cost of police services.

January 29, 2015

29 January 2015

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

Call for more regulation in the restaurant industry.

January 28, 2015

28 January 2015

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

From the MEI’s Archives

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

January 15, 2014

15 January 2014

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 on the economic considerations such a ban represents

November 17, 2005

17 November 2005

Viewpoint describing how everyone will benefit from ride-sharing applications

November 21, 2014

21 November 2014

Economic Note on the potential of entrepreneurial initiatives in health care

November 24, 2011

24 November 2011

Overview of the function of pharmaceutical companies’ promotional activities

September 28, 2011

28 September 2011

Overview of studies about the positive impacts of coordination agreements between air carriers

February 9, 2012

9 February 2012

Research paper showing the adverse effects of policies aiming to reduce public expenses on prescription drugs

June 5, 2013

5 June 2013

Economic Note on the effects of controls such as floor prices and ceiling prices

April 11, 2006

11 April 2006

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

October 18, 2011

18 October 2011

MEI in the Media

'Abusive' medical fees are possible because of government's health-care monopoly
Op-ed by Yanick Labrie, Economist at the MEI, published on February 23 in the Montreal Gazette.

The CBC Needs Direct Funding From Its Audience
Op-ed by Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI, published on February 18 in The Huffington Post.

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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