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Michel Poitevin holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of British Columbia and is a professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal. A specialist in the information economy, incentives and public policies, Michel Poitevin has conducted recent research on the optimal structure of a federation in the presence of local public goods. He is interested in optimal taxation in the presence of public goods in a context of fiscal competition between states or regions. He has also worked on the optimal determination of tuition fees for Quebec universities.