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A CIRANO Associated Researcher and Fellow since 1999, Marie-Claude Beaulieu is Full Professor in the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at Université Laval. She also holds the RBC Chair in Financial Innovations and is Assistant to the Vice-President of Human Resources at Université Laval.
Holding a Ph.D. in Management (Finance/Economics) from Queen's University, her research interests are empirical finance, derivatives, governance and political risk.
She was Director of the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at Université Laval from 2011 to 2019. It is under her direction that the Department created the MBA in Urban and Real Estate Management and the Master's degree in Real Estate Decision-Making, and that FSA ULaval obtained the accreditations of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA), a first in Canada, of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA), and entered into an exclusive partnership in French with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC).
Over the course of her career, she has received numerous awards for her research as well as her teaching. She has also published major scientific articles in several journals including the Canadian Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of International Business Studies.
In 2008, the year of Quebec City's 400th anniversary, Marie-Claude Beaulieu was included on the Hommage aux 400 femmes du 400e list highlighting the important contribution of women to the development of Quebec society since 1608.