The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

June 10, 2008 13:00 ET

Economist Nathalie Elgrably-Levy Joins the Fraser Institute's Montreal office

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - The Fraser Institute is proud to announce the hiring of Ms. Nathalie Elgrably-Levy, as Senior Economist, Quebec et la Francophonie and of Mr. Jean-Francois Minardi, as Senior Public Policy Analyst, Quebec et la Francophonie.

Ms. Nathalie Elgrably-Levy has been teaching economics at the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Montreal since 1992. She has also lectured in economics at the Universite de Montreal and the Universite du Quebec a Montreal for several years. Ms. Elgrably-Levy holds a Master's degree from HEC Montreal (1992) with a specialty in Applied Economics, and her research interests focus on the evaluation of economic policies. She is the author of La face cachee des politiques publiques (The hidden face of public policies), published by Editions Logiques in 2006 as well as the 6th edition of the Quebec version of Microeconomics, published by Pyndick and Rubinfeld. Ms. Egrably-Levy writes a weekly column in the Journal de Montreal and the Journal de Quebec and is also a director of TVA Group. Until recently, she was also working as an economist with the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).

Mr. Jean-Francois Minardi completed his Master's degree with a specialization in economic expertise and international project management at the University of Paris 12 in 2004. He also holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Montreal and he has completed his comprehensive exams towards a Ph.D. in International Relations (economics of developing countries) at the University of Montreal as well. From 2002-2004 he worked for IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) with the United Nations in Rome as a Junior Program Officer. Since 2004 he has worked as a consultant with Thales Engineering and Consulting in Paris and Pohl Consulting & Associates in Berlin.

"We are thrilled that Ms. Elgrably-Levy and Mr. Minardi are joining our dynamic team in the Montreal office of the Fraser Institute," said Tasha Kheiriddin, Director, Quebec et la Francophonie at the Fraser Institute. "They will greatly increase our ability to analyze socio-economic issues in Quebec."

Less than a year after its opening, the Montreal office of the Fraser Institute has grown from one to seven employees, in addition to its 73 employees in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and across the United States. Outside of the U.S.A., the Fraser Institute is one of the world's largest economic think tanks.

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals. In order to protect its independence, the Institute does not accept grants from government or contracts for research. Consult www.institutfraser.org.

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