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


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

Canada Research Chair for from 2001 to 2015, Bernard Fortin has distinguished himself in several subfields of his discipline, including labour economics, economic analysis of social interactions, and health economics.

Professor Fortin has been a visiting scholar at leading universities and research centres such as MIT, Columbia University, Paris School of Economics, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Aix-Marseille University, Virginia Tech University, Université Lumière Lyon 2, and the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (France). He is also a highly regarded educator who has supervised or co-supervised 80 master’s students, 23 PhD candidates, and 10 postdoctoral fellows.

He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada since 2000.

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CIRANO Publications by Bernard Fortin

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Healthcare Quality by Specialists under a Mixed Compensation System: an Empirical Analysis

Damien Échevin, Bernard Fortin and Aristide Houndetoungan


Heterogeneous peer effects and gender-based interventions for teenage obesity

Margherita Comola, Rokhaya Dieye and Bernard Fortin


Homophily, Peer Effects, and Dishonesty

Liza Charroin, Bernard Fortin and Marie Claire Villeval

Skills, Experimental Economics and Labour Market

La santé au cœur de la relance économique du Québec

Marianne Araj, Jolianne Bolduc, Clara Bolster-Foucault, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, Francesca Brundisini, Siramane Coulibaly, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Raquel Fonseca, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Bernard Fortin, Raphaël Godefroy, Kossi Thomas Golo, Maude Laberge, Guy Lacroix, Claude Montmarquette, Thomas G. Poder, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Camille Savard, Erin C. Strumpf, Olivia Toussaint-Martin, Eric Tchouaket Nguemeleu, Maripier Isabelle and 18 other authors

Covid-19 and Health

COVID-19 et maintien à domicile des aînés

Siramane Coulibaly, Bernard Fortin and Maripier Isabelle

Covid-19 and Health

CIRANO Projects

The impact of incentives on the geographic distribution of new general practitioners in Quebec

Bernard Fortin, Bruce Shearer, Maude Laberge, Ousman Ali Ali


Health at the heart of Quebec's economic recovery

La santé au cœur de la relance économique du Québec - Publié le September 3, 2020

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, Raphaël Godefroy


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