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David Descôteaux
David Descôteaux

Associate Researcher

Editor and Public Policy Analyst

David Descôteaux holds a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree (economics major) from the Université de Montréal. From 2010 to 2013, he was a business columnist for the TVA network and the Journal de Montréal and Journal de Québec newspapers. A freelance journalist specializing in economics from 2005 to 2009, he published many articles in various media, and also worked as a journalist for the CBC. David Descôteaux won the 2008 Magazines du Québec’s Best New Magazine Writer Award, and the 2007 Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec / Merrill Lynch Economic and Financial Journalism Award. He worked as a researcher for the Montreal Economic Institute from March 2009 to November 2010, during which he wrote a column for the Metro newspapers, published in Montreal and in various cities across Canada. Columns that earned him a finalist spot in the opinion category of the Judith-Jasmin prize in 2010.

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The cost of typical consumer goods has fallen over time.
27 December 2018December 27, 2018
Le Soleil, p. 31
The cost of typical consumer goods has fallen over time.
21 December 2018December 21, 2018
Viewpoint showing that the cost of typical consumer goods has fallen over time, in terms of hours of work needed to purchase them
With Christmas around the corner, stories about consumption and purchasing power tend to make headlines. Often, we’re told that “everything is more expensive” or that “our purchasing power is stagnating.” What are the facts of the matter?
21 December 2018December 21, 2018
Economic Note explaining the collaborative model of natural resource development that has benefitted, among others, the Cree of Quebec

Northern Quebec overflows with mineral resources whose development could generate substantial economic activity. To derive benefits from these resources successfully, businesses, the government and local communities—many of which consist of Aboriginal populations—must collaborate in order for everyone to have an interest in the economic success of development projects.

19 March 2015March 19, 2015
Le Quotidien, p. 12

Do grants and corporate tax credits help the economy?

6 February 2015February 6, 2015

January 13, 2015 | 6 min. 45 sec. | Radio Noon Montreal (CBC Radio)

Interview with David Descôteaux, Public Policy Analyst at the MEI, about the Caisse unveiling an agreement with the Quebec government to carry out infrastructure projects.

13 January 2015January 13, 2015

June 18, 2014 | 21 min. 30 sec. | Maurais Live (CHOI-FM)

Interview (in French) with David Descôteaux, Associate Researcher at the MEI, on interprovincial trade barriers and the alcohol industry.

18 June 2014June 18, 2014
National Post, p. FP09

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

5 June 2014June 5, 2014

June 4, 2014 | 37 min. 20 sec. | Duhaime le midi (CHOI-FM)

Interview (in French) with David Descôteaux, Associate Researcher at the MEI, on the 2014-2015 provincial budget.

4 June 2014June 4, 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.

29 May 2014May 29, 2014
The Gazette, p. A15

Bitcoin ATM opens in Montreal.

6 February 2014February 6, 2014

February 5, 2014 | 12 min. | Le 2 à 4 (CKLX-FM)

Interview (in French) with David Descôteaux, Associate Researcher at the MEI, on the Bitcoin phenomenon and the issues that it raises.

5 February 2014February 5, 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.

15 January 2014January 15, 2014
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/michel-kellygagnon, p. Web

The protection of privacy on the Internet.

20 September 2013September 20, 2013
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

With the explosive growth of the Internet and Canadians' expanding use of it, questions about privacy protection are increasingly taking centre stage in public debates. It is essential, though, to distinguish between the protection we might hope for from the organs of government and the regulations that apply to private companies with which we transact freely for products and services of our choosing. Even if protecting personal information is an issue in both cases, the dynamic is not the same. It is the latter subject that concerns us in this Economic Note.

19 September 2013September 19, 2013
Metro Toronto, p. 28

LCBO/SAQ: we need more competi­tion.

12 November 2010November 12, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 25

Time to reduce spending and force government to live within its means.

5 November 2010November 5, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 30

The book The Myth of the Rational Voter, by Bryan Caplan.

29 October 2010October 29, 2010
www.journalmetro.com, p. Web

The book The Myth of the Rational Voter, by Bryan Caplan.

27 October 2010October 27, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 35

The value of the Canadian dollar.

22 October 2010October 22, 2010
Métro Montréal, p. 26

The value of the Canadian dollar.

21 October 2010October 21, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 40

The financial crisis and mortgages.

15 October 2010October 15, 2010
www.journalmetro.com, p. Web

financial crisis and mortgages.

13 October 2010October 13, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 26

Savings, not consumer credit, will save us.

8 October 2010October 8, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 18

The correlation between the size of government and corruption.

1 October 2010October 1, 2010
www.journalmetro.com, p. Web

The correlation between the size of government and corruption.

29 September 2010September 29, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 22

The buy local concept as expressed in “food miles.”

24 September 2010September 24, 2010
Métro Montréal, p. 18

Castro and the Cuban Model.

23 September 2010September 23, 2010
Metro Toronto, p. 22

The public financing of a Quebec City arena.

17 September 2010September 17, 2010
www.journalmetro.com, p. Web

The public financing of a Quebec City arena.

16 September 2010September 16, 2010

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