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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

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

From the MEI’s Archives

Research Paper on the economic impact of agricultural marketing boards

August 28, 2012

28 August 2012

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

May 7, 2015

7 May 2015

Research Paper proposing a global and non-coercive approach to fighting obesity

May 9, 2013

9 May 2013

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

October 27, 2011

27 October 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 potential of entrepreneurial initiatives in health care

November 24, 2011

24 November 2011

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

September 25, 2012

25 September 2012

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

February 12, 2015

12 February 2015

Economic Note on the regulation of advertising for certain products

June 16, 2011

16 June 2011

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

January 18, 2016

18 January 2016

MEI in the Media

Montreal should let food trucks satisfy consumer appetites
Op-ed by Vincent Geloso and Jasmin Guénette, associate researcher and vice president at the MEI, published on May 18 in the Montreal Gazette.

A Major Setback for Retirement Savings: Changing how Financial Advisers are Compensated could Hurt Less-Than-Wealthy Investors Most
Article by Pierre Lortie published in the April 2016 Edition of The School of Public Policy Research Papers.

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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