Public economics, labour economics, economy of social policies, economy of human resources


A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1994, Bernard Fortin is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval.

Holding a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His main field of research focuses on applied economics with particular interests in health economics, labour economics, family economics, public economics and econometrics.

He has published some 60 articles in leading scientific journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Economic Journal and Journal of Labor Economics. He has directed or co-directed 20 doctoral theses, 75 master's theses and 10 post-doctoral fellows. He has been a visiting scholar at several North American and European universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Columbia, the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and the Université de Paris 1. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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COVID-19 et maintien à domicile des aînés

Siramane Coulibaly, Bernard Fortin and Maripier Isabelle

Covid-19 and Health

Peer Effects in Networks: A Survey

Yann Bramoullé, Habiba Djebbari and Bernard Fortin

Experimental Economics, Econometrics, Evaluation Of Projects, Programs and Public Policies and Human Resources

Interruption des études secondaires et postsecondaires au Canada : une analyse dynamique

Bernard Fortin, Marcelin Joanis and Safa Ragued

Education and Human Resources

Measuring Physicians’ Response to Incentives: Evidence on Hours Worked and Multitasking

Bruce Shearer, Nibene Habib Somé and Bernard Fortin


Le Québec économique 7 : Éducation et capital humain

Marcelin Joanis, Claude Montmarquette, Christian Belzil, Brahim Boudarbat, Bryan Campbell, Rui Castro, Jean-Claude Cloutier, Marie Connolly, David D’Arrisso, François Delorme, Pouya Ebrahimi, Anabelle Fortin, Bernard Fortin, Luc Godbout, Catherine Haeck, Pierre Canisius Kamanzi, Robert Lacroix, Stéphanie Lapierre, Pierre Lefebvre, Louis Maheu, Brigitte Milord, Joséphine Mukamurera, Michel Poitevin, Safa Ragued, Marianne St-Onge, Maurice Tardif, Morgane Uzenat, François Vaillancourt and 23 other authors

Human Capital and Education

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Health at the heart of Quebec's economic recovery

Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Claude Montmarquette, Erin C. Strumpf, Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Maude Laberge, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Thomas G. Poder, Bernard Fortin, Guy Lacroix, Raquel Fonseca, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Suzanne Bisaillon, Raphael Godefroy, Maripier Isabelle


Dynamic analysis of the decision to discontinue post-secondary education and its effect on the salary profile

Interruption des études secondaires et postsecondaires au Canada : une analyse dynamique - Publié le September 5, 2019

Bernard Fortin, Marcelin Joanis, Safa Ragued

Education, Human Resources

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