Social Interactions, Identity & Well-Being
Advisory Committee Chair
Université du Québec à Montréal
Pierre Fortin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Québec at Montréal, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
He holds an M.Sc. in mathematics and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has published widely in scholarly books and journals in Canada and abroad, mainly in the areas of economic fluctuations, growth, employment, and public policy. He has been a president of the French Canadian Economics Association (SCSE), and of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA).
He has received many awards and distinctions, including the Prize of the French Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACFAS), the Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada, and the Douglas Purvis Memorial Prize, as the author of the best recent book or article published on Canadian economic policy.
In 1995, he was cited as the most distinguished Quebec economist of the decade by membership vote of the Quebec Association of Professional Economists (ASDEQ). Since 1999, he has been an economic columnist with the French-language magazine L'actualité.
In 2004 and 2008, he received the Gold Medal of the National Magazine Awards Foundation, which is awarded annually to the author of the best regular column in a Canadian magazine.
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
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