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Ian Irvine
Ian Irvine

Associate Researcher

Ian Irvine has been professor of economics at Concordia University since 1978. Mr. Irvine has published studies on public finance, taxation, health economics, income inequality, Canadian employment insurance and social assistance programs, and crime. He holds a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario and has been a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, the University of Sydney, the University of Colorado, and at University College and the Economic and Research Institute in Dublin. (High resolution photo)

Montreal Gazette, p. A9
The economic cost of solutions to the challenges posed by flood-plain dwellers.
30 April 2019April 30, 2019
Montreal Gazette, p. A11
How to restrict access to Mount Royal by car?
25 May 2018May 25, 2018
Montreal Gazette, p. A06
The concept of variable pricing on the electricity market.
29 June 2017June 29, 2017
The Globe and Mail, p. B4

Ontario has just designed and implemented a wasteful electric-vehicle subsidy policy.

3 April 2017April 3, 2017
Montreal Gazette, p. NP7

The economic benefits of legalizing marijuana.

21 November 2016November 21, 2016
Montreal Gazette, p. A17

The Quebec government will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidize electric vehicles.

29 October 2015October 29, 2015
Metro Toronto, p. 18

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) accord concluded.

9 October 2015October 9, 2015
Montreal Gazette, p. A15

Electronic cigarettes and Quebec’s Bill 44.

21 July 2015July 21, 2015
The Globe and Mail, p. B04

Three major Canadian cigarette manufacturers are condemned by the Québec Superior Court.

4 June 2015June 4, 2015
The Gazette, p. A15

La Caisse unveils agreement with Québec government to carry out infrastructure projects.

16 January 2015January 16, 2015
The Gazette, p. A15

The distorted market for higher education.

8 December 2014December 8, 2014
The Gazette, p. A17

Debate over a proposed toll on the Champlain Bridge.

23 September 2014September 23, 2014, p. Web

How to keep bright young minds in cities.

25 November 2013November 25, 2013

March 29, 2012 | 6 min. | Radio Noon (CBC Radio)

Interview with Ian Irvine, associate researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute, on the 2012-2013 federal budget.

29 March 2012March 29, 2012, p. Web

The tuition fee hike.

19 March 2012March 19, 2012
The Gazette, p. B-7
Public transit and greenhouse gases.
20 February 2010February 20, 2010
The Gazette, p. B-5
Public transit and greenhouse gases.
3 December 2009December 3, 2009
La Presse, p. A-23
Elections 2008: our politicians must act on the long-term.
17 November 2008November 17, 2008
Winnipeg Free Press, p. A-15
The world food crisis.
27 June 2008June 27, 2008
The Gazette, p. B-5
Should Quebec invest money in electric cars?
26 June 2008June 26, 2008, p. Web
The world food crisis.
10 June 2008June 10, 2008
The Gazette, p. A-13
The world food crisis.
3 June 2008June 3, 2008
Ottawa Citizen, p. B-7
The world food crisis.
31 May 2008May 31, 2008
The world food crisis

Long term growth in the world economy should see a continuation in the rising demand for food products. The recent food spikes have been caused primarily by a series of shorter term shocks and poor policy measures that have seen some economies benefit (Canada for example) and others suffer tremendously. The critical question is: what can be done to improve the situation?

29 May 2008May 29, 2008 (Le Soleil), p. Web
The world food crisis.
29 May 2008May 29, 2008
National Post, p. FP-17
The world food crisis.
27 May 2008May 27, 2008
Economic Note on a country’s exchange rate appreciation and its consequences

Canadian consumers believe that they are not getting the full value at the check-out counter of the substantial appreciation in the Canadian dollar during the last five years. An exchange rate appreciation makes exports more expensive and imports less expensive. While this creates a more competitive selling environment for the producers of exportables, at the same time it provides a more favorable environment for consumers and importers.

6 December 2007December 6, 2007
The Gazette, p. A-17
The rise of the Canadian dollar.
21 October 2007October 21, 2007
Le Soleil, p. 29
The rise of the Canadian dollar.
17 October 2007October 17, 2007
Le Droit (Gatineau), p. 15
The rise of the Canadian dollar.
16 October 2007October 16, 2007


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