Bernard Fortin is a full professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval and holds the Industrial Alliance Research Chair at Université Laval on the economic issues of demographic change. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His main field of research focuses on applied economics with particular interests in health economics, labour economics, family economics, public economics and econometrics. He has published some 60 articles in leading scientific journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Economic Journal and Journal of Labor Economics. He has directed or co-directed 20 doctoral theses, 75 master's theses and 10 post-doctoral fellows. He has been a visiting scholar at several North American and European universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Columbia, the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and the Université de Paris 1. Her current research focuses on topics such as physician professional behaviour, analysis of social interactions and the causes of dropping out of high school and post-secondary education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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