Claude Montmarquette has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and is emeritus professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal. He is well known as a specialist in the economics and econometrics of education and labour, and in the economics of public choice.
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For many years, he was a visiting professor at the Université de Paris 1 and the Université de Lyon. He has also done several stints at France’s Université de Clermont-Ferrand and Université de Montpellier and at Morocco’s Université Hassan II. He is a renowned conference speaker who has given more than 135 seminars or conference presentations, mainly in Europe and the United States.
Claude Montmarquette is the author or editor of eight books and more than 70 scientific articles, and his findings have appeared in prestigious professional journals and educational works on economics and econometrics.
Over the course of his career, Claude Montmarquette has chaired four committees for the Quebec government, including those on drug insurance and fees for public services. He has also participated in many national and international committees, such as Statistics Canada’s National Statistics Committee and the committee for the national aggregate competition for graduate teaching to recruit university professors in economics in France.
Claude Montmarquette is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was inducted into the Academy of Great Montrealers in the Scientific category in 2010 and was named a Commander of the Ordre de Montréal in 2016.