Marcel Boyer, FRSC

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Université de Montréal; Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute (Toronto, ON); Associate Member of the Toulouse School of Economics (Toulouse, France); and Fellow of CIRANO, the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (Montréal, QC)

Marcel Boyer, Ph.D. economics (Carnegie-Mellon University) is presently Professor Emeritus of Economics, Université de Montréal; Associate Member, Toulouse School of Economics; Fellow of CIRANO and the C.D. Howe Institute; First Vice-president of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI); Member of the Governance committee of the “Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment” Chair of AFG at École Polytechnique de Paris and Université de Toulouse; Member of the jury of the Donner Prize in public policy; and Member of the C.D. Howe Institute Competition Policy Council.

He held the Bell Canada Chair in Industrial Economics at the Université de Montréal and the Jarislowsky-SSHRC-NSERC Chair in Technology and International Competition of École Polytechnique de Montréal. He was Vice-President and Chief Economist of the Montreal Economic Institute, President of the Canadian Economics Association, President of the Société Canadienne de Science Économique, CEO of CIRANO, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, USA), Member of the National Statistics Council of Canada, Member of the Management Committee of Bell-University Labs, Member of the Board of the Montreal Mathematical Finance Institute, Member of the Board of Directors of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Chairman of the Board of the Network for Computing and Mathematical Modelling, Member of the Board of the Agency for Public-Private Partnerships of Québec.

Marcel Boyer received numerous prizes for excellence in research: Alexander-Henderson Award (Carnegie-Mellon University 1971), Prix Marcel-Dagenais (Société canadienne de science économique 1985), Endowment-for–the–future Distinguished Scholar Award (University of Alberta 1988), Distinguished Guest Professor Award (Wuhan University of Technology 1995), Fellow of The International Journal of Industrial Organization (1997), Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science (2001), Prix Marcel-Vincent (ACFAS 2002), and Médaille Guillaume-Budé (Collège de France 2005). He is an elected member (1992) of the Royal Society of Canada. His article « The determination of optimal fines in cartel cases: Theory and practice”, Concurrences – Competition Law Journal (Dec. 2011) was chosen as Best Academic Economics Article - 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards (Institute of Competition Law, New York, and George Washington University Law School). According to the prestigious RePEc (Research Papers in Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, March 2013) worldwide ranking of economists in terms of scientific production and recognition, Marcel Boyer is among the top 3.1% (35,000 economists registered and ranked, including all the major names of the profession).    

Author or coauthor of over 260 scientific articles and papers and public and private reports, Professor Boyer currently conducts research in the areas of investment valuation (risk, flexibility and real options); efficient organizations, innovation and competition (competitive social-democracy); public policy; and law and economics (cartels, environmental issues, intellectual property rights). Marcel Boyer has acted as expert economist on behalf of several national and international corporations and government organisations, and has testified as expert witness before various organizations and tribunals.

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Other work in R&D:

The 2010 federal panel, chaired by Mr. Tom Jenkins, launched its report in October 2011, providing recommendations to the Government of Canada on how it can maximize the impact of the $7 billion it spends annually in support of business and commercially-oriented R&D.

The work of the federal panel focused on the effectiveness of federal programs whereas the Council’s expert panel will assess the overall state of industrial R&D in Canada.

Review of Federal Support to Research and Development