AppEco has evaluated dozens of strategic initiatives, bills, regulations, investments, public policies, government programs, etc., using the most pertinent methods given available data and mandate requirements.
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AppEco has provided expert analyses and testimony in various legal courts, public agencies, and parliamentary commissions. We have also worked with other professionals to support and enhance their work.
AppEco strives to generate analyses using methods that are appropriate and compelling for experts, while ensuring that results are presented clearly and intuitively to decision-makers.
On a daily basis, AppEco applies advanced quantitative methods in econometrics, program evaluation, health economics, etc. to identify or project trends, and highlight key aspects of economic data. Many of our studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
AppEco works in all sectors of the economy: from manufacturing to retail, health, culture, transportation, public sector management, agri-food, energy, tourism, labour economics, natural resources, immigration, etc. Where data is insufficient, AppEco conducts surveys and polls to supplement available information.
AppEco collaborates daily with various clients, including not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, multinational firms, legal practices, engineering and public relations firms. Our mandates cover different topics, notably regulatory reforms, sectoral working conditions, healthcare cost control measures, cultural entities, environmental innovation, labour shortage and assessment of major investment projects.Studies and Mandates
Pierre Emmanuel Paradis is capable of combining very rigorous economic analysis with a strategic understanding of the more general context, with particular regard to public policy. In my experience, few consultants can combine these two aspects as well as he can.
The Federation has sought the services of AppEco for several years and will continue to do so in the future. Their clear and rigorous analyses are crucial in advancing our files with public decision-makers.
AppEco has collaborated with the CPQ on several occasions, including during a study on natural resources in Quebec as part of the CPQ’s Prosperity Campaign. Their work demonstrated great capacity for analysis and synthesis, as well as in-depth knowledge of the data.
Pierre Emmanuel developed realistic and evolving budget scenarios over 5 years, as well as an analysis of the economic impact of 211. His insight and rigor were essential when presenting the 211 model to decision-makers in Greater Montreal municipalities.
Pierre Emmanuel mastered how to explain the effects of the socio-economic climate on the operations of a courthouse. Thanks to his analytical skills and talent, everyone was able to see the issues clearly.
In 2017, Pierre Emmanuel carried out an analysis on the economic value of financial planning. The study demonstrated the contribution of financial planners on the financial health of Quebecers. These results have positively influenced both our strategic decisions and awareness campaigns.
AQTIS, which represents more than 6,000 members, has mandated AppEco several times in order to:
• Assess the current economic situation of arts and culture in Quebec and to propose measures aimed at stimulating local cultural production;
• Carry out an analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts of a sustainable and permanent development of Quebec culture;
• Compare the evolution of AQTIS member compensation with that of the rest of the economy since 2013 and assess the impact of a salary adjustment.
These studies have enabled us to put forward bold and credible proposals, including raising public spending on culture to 2% of the provincial budget, and to justify the request of raising the salaries of our members in negotiations.
AppEco has repeatedly demonstrated that they are great listeners that produce consistent and conscientious work. I have no hesitation recommending AppEco.
I had the opportunity to lean on AppEco’s expertise for various urban planning and economic impact mandates. The firm knew how to respond perfectly to expectations and supported the principles of strategic location in a strong and objective manner by considering the municipal regulatory environment and the challenges of urban development.
As part of my former duties at the Canadian Cement Association (CCA), we used AppEco’s services to conduct an independent economic analysis on the potential impact of concrete pavement on the Quebec highway network. The analysis led to a collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has become a benchmark study in the application of the latest methods in Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA). Following the completion of the study, several meetings with decision-makers were held. Specific passages of the AppEco report, deemed credible by political organizations throughout Quebec, were even included in electoral platforms for the 2018 provincial election. If I had to do an economic study again, I would contact AppEco without hesitation. Rigor, professionalism and the human side are three competencies I consider essential and they just so happen to be an integral part of AppEco’s approach. A great team that does a great job!
AppEco has conducted two economic studies on the economic benefits for Quebec of oil sands exploitation and the positive contribution of environmental innovation in Canada’s oil sands. Their work has been impeccable and extremely revealing. These were the first studies of their kind in Quebec.
It is a real pleasure to collaborate with Pierre Emmanuel and I highly recommend his services. He is readily available, listens to his clients and delivers extraordinary work.
I had the opportunity to observe the significant quality of Pierre Emmanuel’s work during the preparation of an expert report on labor shortage in the context of pay equity. He understood the issues and their complexity very well by mastering the concept perfectly and by explaining clearly the effects of a shortage and how it can be scientifically and concretely measured. His work was convincing, as it was accompanied by several illustrative examples and elaborate analyses that were easily understandable.
The analyses produced by AppEco are powerful strategic tools. The team is fully engaged in their mandates, which leads them to truly understand their scope. They have proven to be an invaluable resource.
We have used AppEco to conduct a regulatory burden assessment, as per governmental standards in order to demonstrate the impacts, inter alia economical, of a potential regulatory change. We were truly satisfied by the rigorous analysis, the clarity of its presentation to governmental stakeholders and Pierre Emmanuel’s availability.
We have had the pleasure of collaborating with AppEco, recommended to us, to conduct a complex sectoral analysis requiring economics expertise. We were totally satisfied with Pierre Emmanuel’s excellent, thorough and detailed study provided to us within a very short timeframe. We will not hesitate to call upon Pierre Emmanuel’s services for our future needs.