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A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1999, Robert Gagné is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics atHEC Montréal. He is also the Director of the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity and Associate Director of the Research and Knowledge Transfer of HEC Montréal.
Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Université de Montréal, his main fields of interest are applied econometrics, industrial organization and public policies.
He was Co-chair of the Council of the Federation Advisory Panel on Fiscal Imbalance in 2005-2006 and was Chair of the Task Force on Tax Assistance for the Resource Regions and the New Economy in 2007-2008. In 2009-2010, he acted as Co-Chair of the Advisory committee on Quebec’s Public Finances.