Yanick Labrie

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Yanick Labrie, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is a health economist and public-policy consultant living in Montreal. He currently serves as an adjunct economist at HEC Montreal’s Healthcare Management Hub. Mr. Labrie’s career in health policy spans more than fifteen years. He has worked as an economist at the Montreal Economic Institute, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO), and was a lecturer at HEC Montréal’s Institute of Applied Economics. He authored or co-authored more than 40 research papers and studies related to health care and pharmaceutical policies. Many of his articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, La Presse, and Le Devoir, among other newspapers. He is frequently invited to participate in conferences and debates, and to comment on economic affairs in the media. He has been invited to give testimonies at numerous parliamentary commissions and working groups on a wide range of topics and in court cases as an expert witness. Yanick Labrie holds a master’s degree in economics from the Université de Montréal.

Recent Research by Yanick Labrie

— Apr 4, 2023
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Tackling the Surgery Backlog in the Canadian Provinces: Some Lessons from International Experience is a new study that finds unlike Canada, other countries with universal health-care systems—including Britain, Sweden and the Netherlands—have managed to reduce their medical wait-times by using the private sector to its advantage and incentivizing greater efficiency through alternative funding models.

— Oct 5, 2021
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Rethinking Long-Term Care in Canada: Lessons on Public-Private Collaboration from Four Countries with Universal Health Care

Rethinking Long-Term Care in Canada is a new study that compares Canada to other high-income countries—Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Sweden—with older populations that have leveraged collaboration between the public and private sectors to better meet the needs of their elderly population, granting them more autonomy and freedom to organize their own care as they see fit.

— Oct 24, 2020
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Report Card on Quebec's Secondary Schools 2020

The Report Card on Quebec’s Secondary Schools 2020 ranks 473 public, independent, Francophone and Anglophone schools based largely on the results from provincewide tests in French, English, science and mathematics. The Report Card provides parents and educators with objective information that’s difficult to find anywhere else, which is why it’s the go-to source for school performance in Quebec.