Montreal, June 29, 2020 – Since the adoption of COVID-19 lockdowns, we have questioned whether the drastic nature of these restrictions has had an impact on the spread of the novel virus. Using data collected by the University of Oxford, The Montreal Economic Institute has prepared an animation that explains the findings of Bloomberg News’ analysis.
Montreal, June 9, 2020 – The economic catastrophe due in large part to physical distancing measures has led the various levels of government to implement relief measures. A new publication launched by the Montreal Economic Institute provides a critical look at the relief measures currently in effect all while identifying the principles that should guide government action. The researchers notably observe that measures aiming to preserve employment links, like wage subsidies, are the most conducive to rapid economic recovery.
Montreal, June 4, 2020 – Restrictions continue to be gradually eased in Canada, but as there is talk of a second wave, it is more important than ever to question the case for lockdown. A new publication launched by the Montreal Economic Institute provides a critique of Professor Neil Ferguson’s epidemiological model, which led to lockdown in this country.
Montreal, May 25, 2020 – The national American agency in charge of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has revised the COVID-19 mortality rate downward. This organization, which has an excellent international reputation, is overseen by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Montreal, May 20, 2020 – Every day, Canadians are informed via press conference of the number of new deaths attributed to COVID-19. A new publication launched today by the Montreal Economic Institute raises questions about the accuracy of these statistics.
Montreal, May 13, 2020 – For several years, there has been talk of electrifying the entire Quebec economy. The Montreal Economic Institute is releasing a publication today that presents the province’s energy profile, quantifies its hydroelectric potential, and identifies natural gas as a realistic solution for meeting our energy needs.
Montreal, May 6, 2020 – After having aired on PBS affiliates in the United States and Canada, the sixth season of the Free Markets Series is now available online for the entire internet community to enjoy. Six new 30-minute episodes can be found in the dedicated series web library, and on social media networks.
Montreal, April 22, 2020 – In which Quebec emergency rooms are patients most likely to return home without having seen a doctor? The “2020 Ranking of ER Overcrowding in Quebec,” launched today by the MEI, describes the situation over the past year and measures the evolution of the situation over five years using data obtained through a request for access to information, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Montreal, April 16, 2020 – The physical distancing measures in effect to slow the propagation of the coronavirus are hitting the restaurant industry hard. A publication launched today by the MEI proposes solutions to help the sector.
Montreal, April 7, 2020 – In addition to a health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic raises concerns about an economic crisis. While several commentators draw parallels with the Spanish influenza, a new publication launched by the MEI analyzes the economic lessons that should be learned from this historical episode.