Public economics, language issues economics, human resources


A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2004, François Vaillancourt is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Queen's University, he has published numerous texts in the field of public policy, particularly on intergovernmental financial relations, taxation and language policies.

He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2009. Since 2000, he has been the Fulbright Canadian Research Scholar in Kennesaw in 2007, visiting professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta in 2007 and 2009, visiting professor at the FUCaM (Mons, Belgium, 2006) and visiting professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Paris, 2006 and 2008). During the 1990s, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto (1991) and the Australian National University (1991), a Shastri lecturer in India (1993) and a visiting scholar at the Institute of European Studies (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1994). He was also a research coordinator for the MacDonald Commission (1983-1986) and assistant director of the journal Canadian Public Policy-Policy Analysis (1986-1995). He has acted as a consultant for various national (including CIDA, House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, Séguin Commission, Law Reform Commission of Canada, Conseil de la Fédération, Conseil de la langue française du Québec, CSST, Finance Canada, Federal Expert Group on Equalization Reform, Office of the French Language, Statistics Canada and Auditor General of Canada) and international (AFD, World Bank, IMF, OECD, UNDP) organizations. He has worked in 31 countries on intergovernmental financial relations issues (taxation, transfers) and provided training in this area for the African Tax Institute, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the Hague Academy for Local Governance.

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CIRANO Publications by François Vaillancourt

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La rémunération des attributs linguistiques au Québec : résultats pour 2015 et évolution depuis 1970

François Vaillancourt

Human Capital, Skills, Inequality and Distribution of Income, Labour Market and Human Resources

La tarification municipale au Québec : Bilan et perspectives

Jean-Philippe Meloche, François Vaillancourt and Jérémy William

Municipal Affairs, Public Finance, Taxation and Fiscal Policy and Territories

Le financement des écoles publiques québécoises dans une perspective comparative - La fiscalité foncière et les écoles petites, éloignées ou en déclin

Stéphanie Boulenger, Jean-Philippe Meloche and François Vaillancourt

Education and Public Finance

CIRANO Projects

Le financement des services d’agglomération de Montréal ; principes et pratiques hors Montréal

François Vaillancourt, Jean-Philippe Meloche

Municipal Affairs

Densification or extension of structuring transportation networks? A review of the literature on costs and expected benefits

Densification ou prolongement des réseaux de transport structurants ? Une recension des écrits sur les coûts et les bénéfices attendus - Publié le October 16, 2020

Jean-Philippe Meloche, François Vaillancourt

Infrastructures, Transport, Municipal Affairs

The private and social returns to university education in Quebec in 2015: focus on mathematics

François Vaillancourt, Claude Montmarquette, Genevieve Dufour


Municipal Pricing in Quebec: Assessment and Prospects

La tarification municipale au Québec : Bilan et perspectives - Publié le May 4, 2020

François Vaillancourt, Jean-Philippe Meloche, Jérémy William

Public Finance, Taxation and Fiscal Policy, Municipal Affairs

The financing of elementary and secondary education in Quebec: principles, interjurisdictional comparisons and examination of the Quebec case

Le financement des écoles publiques québécoises dans une perspective comparative - La fiscalité foncière et les écoles petites, éloignées ou en déclin - Publié le June 11, 2019

François Vaillancourt, Jean-Philippe Meloche, Stéphanie Boulenger

Education, Public Finance

Adequacy of transfers to the needs of municipalities: some thoughts on the challenges of equity and efficiency

Adéquation des transferts aux besoins des municipalités. Quelques réflexions sur les enjeux d’équité et d’efficacité - Publié le February 23, 2018

François Vaillancourt, Jean-Philippe Meloche, Brigitte Milord, Stéphanie Boulenger

Municipal Affairs