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Bernard Fortin is professor in the Economics Department of Laval University (Quebec, Canada) and holder of the Research Canada Chair in the Economics of Social Policies and Human Resources. He received a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. He is specialised in Labour Economics, Public Economics and Applied Microeconometrics. He has done researches on the analysis of the welfare system, on household labour supply, on physicians’ behaviour, on the analysis of the underground economy, and on peer effects. He has written three books and has contributed many articles in leading journals such as The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, The Economic Journal, The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, The Journal of Human Resources, Economics of Education Review, The Journal of Population Economics, The Journal of Health Economics, Economics Letters, The Canadian Journal of Economics, and The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. His current research interests include the collective model of household behaviour, the analysis of peer effects, the analysis of physicians’ payment mechanisms, and the analysis of tax evasion.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2010.