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Pierre Fortin
Emeritus Professor of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal

PhD (Economics), University of California at Berkeley

MA (Mathematics), Université de Montréal

BA (Mathematics), Université Laval

BA, Collège des Jésuites de Québec


The recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal, he is the author of around a dozen books and some 200 articles that have appeared in scientific journals and texts in Canada and abroad. His main fields of research include economic growth, monetary and budgetary policy, social policy and the economies of Canada and Quebec.

Dr. Fortin’s work, involvement and contribution have been recognized many times over. In 1995, the Association des économistes québécois (ASDEQ) named him the most renowned Quebec economist of the past decade. In 1997, he received the Douglas-Purvis Memorial Prize for his outstanding contribution to Canadian political economy. In 2003, the Quebec branch of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, the Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec, honoured him for his outstanding contribution to the advance of the manufacturing and export sector.