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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

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

To the detriment of consumers across the country, the federal government has been encouraging artificial competition in the telecommunications industry for the past seven years. Fixated on the goal of promoting the emergence of a fourth wireless carrier in each of Canada's regional markets, the government has lost sight of the ultimate goal of promoting the development of a dynamic, efficient industry, according to this Research Paper.

May 6, 2014

6 May 2014

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

Government espionage.

April 16, 2014

16 April 2014

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

The tax burdens on entrepreneurs.

April 9, 2014

9 April 2014

The Toronto Sun, p. 19

Why taxes, fees and charges increase the prices of airfares and make Canadian airports less competitive.

March 31, 2014

31 March 2014

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

The impact of taxes, fees and charges on the prices of airfares in Canada.

March 28, 2014

28 March 2014

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

Proposals to expand Canadian public pension plans.

February 27, 2014

27 February 2014

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

The online advertising industry.

February 18, 2014

18 February 2014

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

How taxes on products deemed harmful do not necessarily have the desired effects.

February 14, 2014

14 February 2014

The Gazette, p. A15

Bitcoin ATM opens in Montreal.

February 6, 2014

6 February 2014

The Toronto Sun, p. 15

Ottawa’s sick-days system.

February 1, 2014

1 February 2014

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

Protecting online privacy.

January 28, 2014

28 January 2014

National Post, p. FP15

Income inequality.

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

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

"Sin taxes," as they are known, are taxes that are levied on a certain number of products that governments consider harmful like alcohol, tobacco, gambling and certain foods that are high in sugar or fat. In 2012, the average Canadian family paid 5.3% of its total contributions to government in the form of taxes on alcohol, tobacco, entertainment and other excise taxes.

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

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

Bitcoin digital currency has attracted the regular attention of the financial press for the past several months. Its price fluctuates enormously, influenced by new innovative developments but also by positive or negative decisions by governments and central banks concerning its use. Is the Bitcoin system here to stay and become an integral part of our economic lives? Whatever the outcome of this particular experiment, the innovations made possible by new information technology have the potential to revolutionize monetary and financial matters.

January 15, 2014

15 January 2014

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

The concept of investment.

December 31, 2013

31 December 2013

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

Quebec's present fiscal climate.

December 16, 2013

16 December 2013

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

The best way to fight corruption.

November 22, 2013

22 November 2013

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

Excessive regulation of the pharmaceutical sector.

November 8, 2013

8 November 2013

Economic Note describing the impact of staffing services on the flexibility of the labour market

Many workers, particularly the young and immigrants, have a hard time finding a job, especially a full-time job. At the same time, many companies in various sectors struggle to fill certain positions. This seemingly paradoxical situation stems from the difficulty of achieving a perfect match between job seekers and available jobs. What is called the flexibility of the labour market represents an excellent solution to this problem, for both employees and employers.

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

The Gazette, p. B5

The state of the economy in Quebec.

November 2, 2013

2 November 2013

Léger a été mandatée par l’Association canadienne InfoTravail pour réaliser une étude parmi les Canadiens salariés afin de comprendre leur opinion sur les syndicats et sur certaines politiques publiques.

October 29, 2013

29 October 2013

www.plus.lapresse.ca, p. Web

Do we need to further regulate the telecom and Internet?

October 25, 2013

25 October 2013

From the MEI’s Archives

Economic Note on the impact of forcing telephone companies to share access to their infrastructure

May 28, 2009

28 May 2009

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

February 9, 2012

9 February 2012

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

September 25, 2012

25 September 2012

Economic Note describing the impact of staffing services on the flexibility of the labour market

November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

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

January 22, 2014

22 January 2014

Analysis on increasing life expectancy and public pension benefits

April 17, 2012

17 April 2012

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

October 18, 2011

18 October 2011

Research Paper on the economic impact of agricultural marketing boards

August 28, 2012

28 August 2012

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

October 27, 2011

27 October 2011

Overview of the function of pharmaceutical companies’ promotional activities

September 28, 2011

28 September 2011

MEI in the Media

The New Wireless Spectrum Auction
Interview with Paul Beaudry, Associate Researcher at the MEI, broadcast on July 8 on BNN, the Business News Network.

What are we getting ourselves into with cap and trade?
Op-ed by Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, published on July 18 in The Gazette.

As part of the MEI's health care research program, our Vice President, Jasmin Guénette, met with patients and health care professionals in order to better understand the positive role played by private medical clinics in Quebec. This short documentary shows that private clinics are responding to a real need and are part of the solution to insure that services are being offered within reasonable time to the population.

Watch the documentary...

Economic Newsflashes

194 Térawatt-heure |

Le Québec a produit 194 Térawatt-heure d’hydroélectricité en 2012, soit 52 % de toute l’hydro...