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Les francophones dans la ligue nationale de hockey : une analyse économique de la discrimination

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  • Coulombe, Serge

    (Professeur adjoint, Département de Science économique, Université d’Ottawa)

  • Lavoie, Marc

    (Professeur adjoint, Département de Science économique, Université d’Ottawa)

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In this paper, an explanation of the situation of Francophone Quebekers in the National Hockey League will be presented. This explanation is in contradiction with the one proposed by Michel Boucher in the September 1984 issue of this review. We call upon the economic theory of discrimination in order to explain the higher performance of Francophones over Anglophones. The existence of barriers to entry implies that Francophones have to be better than Anglophones if they want to play in the NHL. In the first place, we criticize Michel Boucher's hypotheses and methodology. Dans cet article nous présentons une explication de la situation des Québécois francophones dans la Ligue nationale de hockey, explication qui contredit celle avancée par Michel Boucher dans le numéro de septembre 1984 de cette revue. Nous faisons appel à la théorie de la discrimination économique pour expliquer le fait que la performance des francophones est supérieure en moyenne à celle des anglophones. L’existence de barrières à l’entrée impliquerait que les francophones doivent être meilleurs que les anglophones pour pouvoir se tailler une place dans la Ligue nationale. En premier lieu nous critiquons les hypothèses et la méthodologie de Michel Boucher.

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  • Coulombe, Serge & Lavoie, Marc, 1985. "Les francophones dans la ligue nationale de hockey : une analyse économique de la discrimination," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 61(1), pages 73-92, mars.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:61:y:1985:i:1:p:73-92
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    1. Boucher, Michel, 1984. "Les Canadiens français dans la ligue nationale de hockey : une analyse statistique," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 60(3), pages 308-325, septembre.
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    1. Boucher, Michel, 1985. "Coûts de transaction et faible nombre relatif des Canadiens français dans la LNH," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 61(3), pages 388-393, septembre.
    2. Marc Lavoie & Gilles Grenier & Serge Coulombe, 1987. "Discrimination and Performance Differentials in the National Hockey League," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 13(4), pages 407-422, December.

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