October 2017 – Workshop on the Macroeconomic Dimensions of Aging

In collaboration with the CIRANO, the Chair is organizing a workshop entitled Facing Demographic Change in a Challenging Economic Environment. The event will bring together speakers from North America and overseas, invited by professors Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montréal), Raquel Fonseca (ESG UQAM) and Kevin Moran (Université Laval).

When: Friday October 27, 2017, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Le Saint Sulpice Hôtel Montréal (Salon Le Moyne-LeBer, 414 Saint-Sulpice Street)

For more information and to register visit the CIRANO Web site.

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May 2017 – Montreal Workshop on Markets with Frictions

The focus of the workshop is new research, both theoretical and applied, focusing on markets where frictions, broadly defined, are present, such as e.g. labor market or product markets to name a few.

When: Friday May 5, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration and breakfast: 8:30 am

Where: Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations

Get more information and register here or here.

March 2017 – Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag Workshop

The Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag gives Montreal-based researchers in macroeconomics the opportunity to meet and discuss each others’ work. The event brings together researchers from all economics departments in Montreal and promotes their collaboration.

When: March 28, 2017, 9:30am – 2:00pm

Where: Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations

More information here.

December 2016 – Future Well-Being of the Elderly Conference 

Around the world, the economic conditions of the elderly are changing rapidly. On one hand, we are seeing the new elderly reach retirement with significant financial assets, in particular among households where both spouses have extensive labor market experience. On the other hand, transformations in the workplace imply that employer pension plans are vastly different from what they were in the past, leading retirees to face potentially more risks – and more complex decisions – than they did. Adding to these factors, trends in population health are mixed, some forces indicating that the future elderly will be healthier while others would suggest more years spent in worse health. With governments beginning to feel the heat from these mounting pressures, and societies – including employers offering retirement saving programs – looking to adapt, this conference aimed to shed further light on various dimensions of the well-being of the future elderly population.

The conference’s presentations (slides, articles and video recordings) are available here.