The economic consequences of a strong union presence in Quebec.
The consequences of regulations on the telecommunications industry.
The effects of regulations on the beer industry.
Governments in Canada and elsewhere around the world continue to control the prices of many goods and services. These controls, aimed at helping certain producers or portions of society, result in a number of pernicious effects that damage the economy and impair wealth creation. It would be preferable to let prices play their proper role in the economy and to establish other public policies providing direct assistance to those who require such help.
Job security and its pernicious effects
Publication of an Economic Note on the supply management system in Canada’s dairy industry.
Many governments in North America and Europe, such as France have moved toward a ban on cigarette smoking in public places, or are planning to do so. Defenders of this approach argue that second-hand tobacco smoke causes health risks for non-smokers, who should be protected through a ban on smoking in public places. This leads to major economic considerations. An economic approach is needed for a full assessment of the relevance of such measures. (In collaboration with the Institut économique Molinari.)
The concept of wage equity and union claims.
Growth and economic liberty.
Research Paper on the justifications for preserving a government monopoly on liquor sales in Quebec and the economic consequences of this policy.