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Mathieu Bédard
Mathieu Bédard

Economist

Mathieu Bédard holds a PhD in economics from Aix-Marseille University, and a master’s degree in economic analysis of institutions from Paul Cézanne University. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Lecturer at the Toulouse School of Economics. His dissertation is entitled “Economic Analysis of Bank Failures: An Essay on the Informational Properties of Bank Runs.” His scholarly articles have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, the International Journal of Business, and the Journal des économistes et des études humaines.

mbedard (@iedm.org) / 514 273-0969 (ext. 2238)
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National Post, p. FP11
The consequences of reducing the maximum prices of new drugs.
16 November 2017November 16, 2017
Le Devoir, p. A07
The consequences of reducing the maximum prices of new drugs.
15 November 2017November 15, 2017
Viewpoint showing how reducing the maximum prices of new drugs could make them less accessible to Canadians
While Health Canada is preparing to completely change the way maximum prices for new drugs are established, it seems that little attention is being paid to the impact of this kind of public policy on the availability of new drugs. Yet similar policies are responsible for quite unenviable situations in certain countries.
15 November 2017November 15, 2017

November 9, 2017 | 14 min. 17 sec. | Sophie sans compromis (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the harmful effects of the capital gains tax.

Related Content: The Capital Gains Tax: It Should Be Reduced, Not Increased

9 November 2017November 9, 2017
National Post, p. FP11
The harmful effect of the capital gain tax.
3 November 2017November 3, 2017
Huffington Post Québec, p. web / Le Soleil, p. 17
The harmful effect of the capital gain tax.
2 November 2017November 2, 2017
Economic Note describing the harmful effects of the capital gains tax and showing how some countries have reduced or abolished it
The federal government still has not made its intentions clear regarding the possibility of increasing the inclusion rate of the capital gains tax from 50% to 75%. Since this kind of tax entails detrimental effects, a change of policy should go in the exact opposite direction, as some other countries have done, and either substantially reduce the capital gains tax or simply abolish it.
2 November 2017November 2, 2017

Presentation by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, before the students of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

20 October 2017October 20, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Economist Richard Thaler and the rationality hypothesis.
13 October 2017October 13, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
The debate on the "Netflix tax."
5 October 2017October 5, 2017
The Globe and Mail, p. B04
How to maintain Canada’s fiscal competitiveness?
2 October 2017October 2, 2017
La Presse+, p. web
How to maintain Canada’s fiscal competitiveness?
28 September 2017September 28, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Significant countervailing duties are imposed on Bombardier.
27 September 2017September 27, 2017
Viewpoint proposing a flat corporate tax rate of 10.5% in order to maintain Canada’s fiscal competitiveness
U.S. President Donald Trump has just reiterated his intention to reduce the top federal corporate tax rate, aiming to lower it from 35% down to 20%. Such an abrupt reduction, or even a more modest one, would have serious consequences for the Canadian economy. Ottawa therefore has an interest in reforming its own corporate tax system without delay and in introducing proportional taxation based on the 10.5% rate that currently applies to small businesses, so that one single federal rate remains for all Canadian businesses.
27 September 2017September 27, 2017

September 21, 2017 | 6 min. 20 sec. | Le café show (Ici Radio-Canada)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, on what we can learn about entrepreneurship and wealth creation from the Austrian theory.

Related Content: How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Canada: The Teachings of the Austrian School of Economics

21 September 2017September 21, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017
www.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017
Research Paper explaining what we can learn about entrepreneurship and wealth creation from the Austrian theory
Everyone claims to favour entrepreneurship, but politicians routinely propose various programs to help entrepreneurs, when they should instead concentrate on getting rid of policies that discourage them. Indeed, the empirical literature shows that interventionist policies are detrimental to entrepreneurship. The Austrian School of Economics has much to teach us about the kinds of policies that truly encourage entrepreneurship and wealth creation, and thus how to improve public policies in Canada.
19 September 2017September 19, 2017

Presentation by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, before the students of the Carleton University's Sprott School of Business, in Ottawa. More details.

14 September 2017September 14, 2017

Presentation by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, before the students of the Lethbridge University, in Alberta. More details.

14 September 2017September 14, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax reform.
13 September 2017September 13, 2017
La Presse+, p. web
Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax reform.
11 September 2017September 11, 2017
Toronto Sun, p. 39
Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax reform.
11 September 2017September 11, 2017

August 25, 2017 | 39 min. 42 sec. | Isabelle (98,5FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the SAQ situation and its monopoly status.

25 August 2017August 25, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
The collection of sales taxes on digital products or services purchased online.
24 August 2017August 24, 2017

August 23, 2017 | 17 min. 41 sec. | Québec aujourd'hui (BLVD 102.1 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the benefits of liberalization of the alcohol market in Quebec.

23 August 2017August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 | 9 min. 20 sec. | Midi Pile (KYK 95,7 FM)

Interview (in French) with Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, about the benefits of liberalization of the alcohol market in Quebec.

23 August 2017August 23, 2017
www.journaldemontreal.com/blogues, p. web
Montréal opts for the outsourcing of certain police tasks.
18 August 2017August 18, 2017
The Globe and Mail, p. B4
How to circumscribe state aid to the aeronautic sector.
10 August 2017August 10, 2017
www.quebec.huffingtonpost.ca, p. web
Barriers to trade between Canadian provinces.
9 August 2017August 9, 2017

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