Experts in: Public economics
Raphaël Godefroy earned his PhD from Stanford University in 2009, and joined our Department on June 12, 2012.
His research is in applied economics, public economics and development.
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.
- Canada (Québec)
- United States
- Public goods
- Public economics
- International economics
Specialist in macroeconomic, public finance, international trade, international finance, as well as in Canada-US and Quebec-Ottawa relations.
His fields of research are language policies and intergovernmental financial relations in Canada and around the world (New Zealand and Europe; twelve countries from Bhutan to Tunisia, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Morocco and Pakistan).
In public economics, he is interested in federalism (distribution of powers, funding mechanisms) and taxation (costs of collection, harmonization, local taxation, state-owned corporations). In language economics, he deals with income gaps and the impact of language policies, while in human resources, he is interested in social policies from a federal point of view and in the return on investment of education.