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Mathieu Bédard

Économiste, Institut économique de Montréal

Mathieu Bédard est titulaire d’un doctorat en sciences économiques d’Aix-Marseille Université, et d’une maîtrise en Analyse économique des institutions de l’Université Paul Cézanne. De 2013 à 2015 il a été « lecturer » à la Toulouse School of Economics. Sa thèse était intitulée « Analyse économique des faillites bancaires : un essai sur les propriétés informationnelles des ruées bancaires ». Ses articles universitaires ont été publiés dans le Journal of Business Ethics, l’International Journal of Business, et le Journal des économistes et des études humaines.
Canada Should Not Follow Europe's Example In Taxing Online

Canada Should Not Follow Europe's Example In Taxing Online Purchases

There has been some debate in Canada recently over the issue of sales taxes when making purchases on the Internet from abroad. Right now, when Canadians buy products and services, such as clothes or movie streaming subscriptions, from online vendors located abroad, it is the consumers who are responsible for declaring sales taxes.
08/16/2016 03:45 EDT
Android Smartphones Cannot Possibly Undermine

Android Smartphones Cannot Possibly Undermine Competition

The European and American competition authorities recently announced that they were investigating Google's Android operating system for smartphones. They accuse Google of abusing its dominant position to harm its competitors. These announcements are surprising given the dynamism of competition in the cellphone market.
07/25/2016 03:05 EDT
Free Trade Does Not 'Trump' The

Free Trade Does Not 'Trump' The Environment

Monday was the first day of the Republican Convention where Donald Trump will be confirmed as the party's nominee for November's presidential election. On Thursday, when he delivers his keynote speech, he will likely repeat his tirade against free trade agreements, which has become his trademark.
07/18/2016 04:43 EDT
Walmart Dropping Visa Proves Credit-Card Market Competition Is

Walmart Dropping Visa Proves Credit-Card Market Competition Is Vigorous

The fact that Walmart would be able to stop accepting Visa, historically one of the largest operators of credit cards, speaks mountains about the alleged market power of credit-card companies: It is simply not that big. You have significant market power when you are unavoidable, not when one party in the exchange simply wishes your prices would be lower.
06/17/2016 03:04 EDT
The Case For Impending Ecological Doom Is

The Case For Impending Ecological Doom Is Thin

When it comes to climate change, Bailey doesn't think we're doomed. He does think that the balance of the scientific evidence indicates that man-made global warming likely poses a significant problem for humanity, but he believes that human ingenuity can most likely solve that problem well before the end of the century.
04/22/2016 08:49 EDT
Don't Regulate The 4th Industrial Revolution To A

Don't Regulate The 4th Industrial Revolution To A Standstill

Access to the Internet and its economic ecosystem increases productivity in virtually all sectors of the economy. Not only does it provide small and medium enterprises with access to the global marketplace, it also gives them access to the back office, shipping, tracking logistics, and other support capabilities that were once restricted to large corporations.
03/31/2016 01:01 EDT