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Bernard Fortin, CIRANO researcher and Fellow since 1994, was promoted as Professor Emeritus by resolution of the University Council of Université Laval in May 2022. This high distinction recognizes his remarkable contribution to teaching and research as well as to the reputation of Université Laval.
Holder of 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 many 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 Pantheon-Sorbonne University Paris 1. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.