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Renowned economist Marcel Boyer joins the MEI

Montreal, May 1st, 2018 – The MEI is extremely happy to announce the nomination of Marcel Boyer, one of the most eminent economists in Canada, as Distinguished Senior Fellow.

Marcel Boyer holds a Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently Professor Emeritus of economics at the University of Montreal. He has been accumulating awards since the beginning of his career. Among others, he has received the Alexander-Henderson Award (Carnegie Mellon University 1971), the Prix Marcel-Dagenais (Société canadienne de science économique 1985), and was elected in 1992 to the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of the Arts, Sciences and Humanities of Canada). He also received the Prix Marcel-Vincent (ACFAS 2002), the Prix Léon-Gérin for excellence in his career in the social sciences and humanities (Prix du Québec 2015), was named in 2013 an Honorary Member of the Canadian Economics Association (the first Quebecer to receive this honour), and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2015.

“The MEI is an essential organization in Quebec, and across Canada, for the advancement of ideas that will lead to effective, wealth-creating public policies and to sound public finances. It is with great pleasure that I am joining this talented team as a collaborator,” says Marcel Boyer, who was Vice President and Chief Economist at the MEI between 2006 and 2009.

“Marcel Boyer’s experience, credibility, and passion for public policy matters will without any doubt help the MEI to pursue its mission of economic education in Quebec and across Canada. We are very happy to be collaborating with him once again,” says Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI.

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The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its studies and its conferences, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms.

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Interview requests: Pascale Déry, Vice President, Communications and Development, MEI / Tel.: 514-273-0969 ext. 2233 / Cell.: 514-502-6757 / Email: pdery@iedm.org

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