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Experts in: Social choice

Bossert, Walter


Professeur titulaire

Walter Bossert earned his PhD in Economics from Karlsruhe University in 1988. Before coming to the Université de Montréal, he taught at the University of British Columbia, the University of Waterloo and the University of Nottingham, in Great Britain.

He has been a Full Professor in the Department since 2000, and is a CIREQ researcher.

Most of his research concerns the analysis of links between the social choice theory and ethics, using mathematical techniques. In particular, he is working on welfare indicators, individual and collective decision theory, and the rationality of economic choices.

Read his interview in L'Éconolien No. 2.


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Professeur honoraire

Yves Sprumont earned his PhD in Economics at Virginia Tech in 1990.

His research focuses on the axiomatic analysis of group decision-making procedures.


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Vaillancourt, François


Chargé de cours, Professeur émérite

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.


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