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Vincent Geloso is a postdoctoral researcher at Texas Tech University. He holds a PhD in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a focus on quantitative methods, business cycles, and Canadian economic history, and a master’s degree in economic history from the same institution. His scientific articles have been published in the Journal of Population Research, Essays in Economic and Business History and Economic Affairs. He is also the author of the book Du Grand Rattrapage au Déclin Tranquille on Quebec’s economic history since 1900, published by Accent Grave in 2013. (High resolution photo)
Viewpoint showing that it is barriers to competition, rather than the size and the number of firms in a market, that are cause for concern
With Air Canada seeking to acquire Air Transat, many public figures have made comments to the effect that this consolidation would lead to price increases. This argument is based on the premise that competition in a given market is determined by the size and the number of firms that are active in that market.
Presentation by Vincent Geloso, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, King's University College, and Associate Researcher at the MEI, and Germain Belzile, Senior Lecturer, HEC Montréal, and Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI , as part of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, in Quebec City.
June 1st, 2017 | 14 min. 21 sec. | Sophie sans compromis (BLVD 102.1 FM)
Interview (in French) with Vincent Geloso, Associate Researcher at the MEI, about the publication of a Viewpoint proposing to give farmers $13 billion to buy back production quotas and abolish supply management.
Viewpoint proposing to give farmers $13 billion to buy back production quotas and abolish supply management
Since the 1970s, farms in the dairy, poultry, and egg sectors have been subject to supply management, a system which combines production quotas, price controls, and import barriers to increase the prices of goods produced by these farms. The negative effects of this system for consumers have been studied in depth, and there is now a broad consensus regarding their existence and amplitude. The question of compensating farmers in order to abolish this regime remains an open one.
Economic Note providing an overview of the history of public transit in Montreal and of international experiences with private involvement
Over the past few decades, the costs of public transit in Montreal have outpaced services rendered. This occurred while many municipalities around the world opted to reform their public transit systems by increasing the involvement of the private sector. This Economic Note provides an overview of the history of public transit in Montreal and of international experiences with private involvement.