News archives - 2017

The UQAM team wins the first CIRANO Budget Policy Challenge

CIRANO is pleased to announce that the UQAM team has won the first CIRANO Budget Policy Challenge. The team, supervised by Jean-Denis Garon, professor in the Department of Economics, is composed of Amor Aniss Benmoussa, Philippe Jacques, Pierre-Loup Beauregard and Samuel Mignault. The Université de Sherbrooke team finished second.

Congratulations to the team!

Till Düppe receives a prize

Our colleague Till Düppe received the ESHET Young Researcher Award. This prize recognizes scholarly achievements of historians of economic thought at an early stage of their career. The prize is awarded to scholars below the age of 40 at the time of the annual conference in recognition of outstanding publications in the history of economic thought.

Congratulations Till !

Three new faculty members recruited in 2017

The Department is delighted to announce the recruitment of three new faculty members in 2017 :

  • Philippe De DONDER;
  • Étienne LALÉ;
  • Florian MAYNERIS.


The Department would like to extend these new colleagues a warm welcome and also thank the members of this year’s recruitment committee: Marie-Louise Leroux, Arnaud Dellis, Alain Guay, Julien Martin, Alain Paquet, Louis Phaneuf and Dalibor Stevanovic.

Mikhaïl Davidson and Antoine Thompson-Leduc in the recipents of the Analysys Group scholarship for 2017

Mikhaïl Davidson and Antoine Thompson-Leduc, a students in the Master's program in economics, is the recipents of the Analysis Group scholarship for the year 2017.  The scholarship consists of a $20,000 stipend and an internship at Analysis Group. Each year focuses on issues of applied economics.

Congratulations to Mikhaïl and Antoine !

In memory of Pierre Lasserre

Lasserre Pierre


In memory of Pierre Lasserre

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and very dear friend Pierre Lasserre. Pierre was killed in a skiing accident on the slopes of the Mont Blanc Massif in the French Apls on Monday April 10.

Pierre’s passion and expertise was the study of resource and environmental economics. His research focused on investment, real option values and the rôle of institutions in economics.

His great kindness and compassion as well as his warm smile made him a dear colleague. He was appreciated and admired by all who came into contact with him. We miss you already Pierre.

Our sincerest thoughts go out to his wife, his children, and his family. We share your pain and loss.


Canadian Journal of Economics Supplement, April 2017