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Genevieve Dufour holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal, with a semester spent at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has worked as a research professional in numerous organizations including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Université de Montréal and CIRANO. She also has worked as a private economic consultant on assignments leading to the writing of expert reports used, among others, in Court.
Since her return at CIRANO in 2017, she has been coordinating the Pole on the socio-economic impacts of digital innovation and artificial intelligence. She is responsible for many partnerships including the one with the Ministry for the Economy and Innovation (MEI), and the CIRANO partnership with the Center for Mathematical Research (CRM) on the importance of mathematics for Quebec society. In addition, she coordinate the 9th edition of the book Le Quebec économique.
Her research interests focus mainly on the effects of technological innovations, labour market, training, human resources, and productivity.