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Olivier Jacques is an assistant professor in the Department of Management, Evaluation and Health Policy at the University of Montreal. He received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at McGill University in the fall of 2020 and was a postdoctoral researcher at Queen's University. He is interested in the political economy of public policy in Canada and Europe. More specifically, his research has three main axes. The first focuses on the consequences of fiscal austerity for politics and for public policy. The second examines the incentives for governments to propose public policies that are beneficial in the long term, particularly in public health. His third line of research examines citizens' preferences for fiscal policies, including fiscal austerity, willingness to pay taxes, and redistribution. He has also explored the relationship between social policies, income inequalities and population health. Finally, Olivier is developing a new line of research on the political economy of rising health care costs.
Jacques, Olivier. 2021. “The Electoral Politics of Long-term Investments.” Party Politics
Jacques, Olivier. 2020. “Funding the state: taxation in Canada from a comparative politics perspective.” In E. Heaman et D. Tough (eds.) Who Pays for Canada, Taxation and Fairness. McGill Queen’s University Press. 58-89
Arsenault, Gabriel, Olivier Jacques and Antonia Maioni. 2018. “Services de garde subventionnés: pourquoi le Québec continue-t-il de faire cavalier seul.” Institute for Research in Public Policy study. Study no 67.