• Primary Program Energy and Macroeconomics
  • Research Interests Energy economics, productivity, labor economics, macroeconomics, industry and entrepreneurship, demographics

Biography

Sylvain is a senior research fellow in the Energy and Macroeconomics program where he leads the research on energy transitions and employment. Participating on various advisory committees, he also provides policy insights and advice on labor market strategies. Sylvain has held similar research responsibilities relating to energy efficiency and rebound, and the future energy demand in transportation.

During his career as an economist with the Canadian government, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation, and the North American Commission for Labor Cooperation, Sylvain conducted and directed economic research on labor economics, entrepreneurship, and firm formation and performance. He has also provided policy advice to various levels of government in North America, Europe and, more recently, in the Middle East and North Africa. Sylvain has conceptualized and developed economic indicators related to entrepreneurship and growth firms, human and social capital, and economic well-being. Further, he has taught labor economics at the University of Ottawa and political science at the University of Alberta.

Publications

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The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global leaders in renewable energy. This collection explores the drivers for the widespread adoption of renewable energy around the GCC, the need for renewable energy and the policy-economic factors that can create success. https://www.routledge.com/The-Economics-of-Renewable-Energy-in-the-Gulf-1st-Edition/Akhonbay/p/book/9781138351905 Contributors: Ghada Abdulla, Hisham Akhonbay, Abdullah Al-Badi, Walid Ali, Odeh Al-Jayyousi, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Maha Alsabbagh, Omar Al-Ubaydli, Moiz Bohra, Sylvain Cote, Nasreddine El-Dehaibi, Amro Elshurafa, Bassam Fattouh, Stephen Gitonga, Steve Griffiths, Marwan Khraisheh, Walid Matar, Daniah Orkoubi, Rahmatallah Poudineh, Shreekar Pradhan, Antonio Sanfilippo, Anupama Sen, Marilyn Smith, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen, Karen Young.    

October 17, 2018
Comparing Measures of High-Growth Enterprises: A Canadian Case Study

Comparing Measures of High-Growth Enterprises: A Canadian Case Study

SME Research and Statistics

2017
Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l’emploi: United Kingdom

Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l’emploi: United Kingdom

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

2004
Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l’emploi: Czech Republic

Ageing and Employment Policies/Vieillissement et politiques de l’emploi: Czech Republic

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

2004
Rechercher autre chose, mesurer autrement

Rechercher autre chose, mesurer autrement

2002
The Contribution of Human and Social Capital

The Contribution of Human and Social Capital

Isuma, Canadian Journal of Policy Research

2001
The Well-being of Nations: The Role of Human and Social Capital

The Well-being of Nations: The Role of Human and Social Capital

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

2001
Are Jobs Less Stable in the Services Sector?

Are Jobs Less Stable in the Services Sector?

Canadian Economic Observer, Statistics Canada

1999
Job Stability

Job Stability

Perspectives on Labour and Income, Statistics Canada

1998

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