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Maher Gordah holds a Ph.D in economics from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. He specializes in economic development and institutional analysis issues. From 2014 to 2017, and in parallel with his consulting activities, he was a lecturer at the Université de Montréal. His academic articles have been published in Revue d’Économie industrielle and Région et développement. He joined the Montreal Economic Institute in January 2019.
Viewpoint explaining that an economic environment more favourable to productivity growth can raise living standards in the long term
Quebec Premier François Legault has often stated his desire to attract foreign investment into the province and to increase Quebecers’ standard of living. An essential precondition for this is to create an economic environment that is more favourable to productivity growth, considered by economists to be the main determinant of rising living standards in the long term. This can be achieved by reducing the amount of room taken up by the government in the economy, through a decrease in public spending.