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Social Sciences and Humanities

François Vaillancourt

Politiques publiques

Professeur émérite

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de sciences économiques


Research expertise

His fields of research are language policies and intergovernmental financial relations in Canada and around the world (New Zealand and Europe; twelve countries from Bhutan to Tunisia, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Morocco and Pakistan).

In public economics, he is interested in federalism (distribution of powers, funding mechanisms) and taxation (costs of collection, harmonization, local taxation, state-owned corporations). In language economics, he deals with income gaps and the impact of language policies, while in human resources, he is interested in social policies from a federal point of view and in the return on investment of education.

Awards and recognitions

  • Société royale du Canada : Les Académies des arts, des lettres et des sciences du Canada 2009 - Société royale du Canada

Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)


The Determinants of Intergovernmental Transfers in Canada, 1981-2001.

Graduate : THIBAULT, Charles
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.

Le Québec est-il bénéficiaire net de son union fiscale avec le Canada?

Graduate : ROY, Olivier
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.

Retirement Savings of Canadian Households : An Econometric Analysis for 1992 and 1996.

Graduate : GAGNON, Caroline
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.


Research projects

- 2012

Révision du financement des arrondissements de la Ville de Montréal

Lead researcher : François Vaillancourt


Publications and presentations


  • Economy
  • Political Science

Areas of expertise

  • Public economics
  • Language issues economics