Expert in: Contract theory
Professor Michel Poitevin earned his PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is a researcher with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ) and the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO).
His work mainly concerns hiring commitment in contractual relations, i.e. on the one hand, the possibility of renegotiating in environments with private information and, on the other hand, the possibility of bankruptcy in dynamic financial contracts. He applies these techniques to issues of decentralization and delegation in organizations and the supply of public goods.