CIREQ is made up of researchers mostly from the Université de Montréal, as well as McGill and Concordia universities. Their main research areas are:
- Economic theory
- Macroeconomics and financial markets
- Applied microeconomics and experimental economics
- Environmental and natural resources economics
CIREQ offers a dynamic environment for research in quantitative economics, thanks to the many activities it organizes (seminars, workshops, symposia) and visiting scholars it hosts every year.