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Chief Operating Officer & Chief Economist
Before joining the MEI, Luc Vallée was Chief Strategist at Laurentian Bank Securities, where he headed the Economic Research and Strategy group from 2014 to 2019. Prior to this, he was Chief Economist and Director of Research and Analysis at Canada Economic Development, from 2009 to 2014, and Chief Economist and Vice President at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, from 2001 to 2008. Previously, he was successively Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Mediagrif Interactive Technologies, Deputy Treasurer at Canadian National Railways, and Associate Professor of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal, among other positions. Mr. Vallée was also President of the Association des économistes québécois, a member of Statistics Canada’s National Statistics Council, and a member of the Comité consultatif de l'Institut de la Statistique du Québec sur l'innovation, in addition to being on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Luc Vallée holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the MEI team in July 2019.
Viewpoint explaining how the encouragement of competition between schools would help control spending and improve the quality of education
When it comes to education, successive Quebec governments have rarely been shy to brag about their “investments.” Especially in recent years, education has often been one of the favourite themes of the various political parties. Knowing that this file represents the second largest item in the province’s budget, and that education spending is expected to keep growing, two questions arise: Is this growth sustainable, and is there a way to do things differently?