Canada has lacked university-based capacity to produce credible, non-partisan fiscal and institutional analysis that promotes transparency and supports policy and political debate.
The Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair seeks to be a world-class and independent centre-of-excellence in public finance and democratic governance in Canada and abroad. The chair fulfills its mission by harnessing the value that comes from integrating teaching, research, advising and engagement.
- Our teaching links theory and practice to get behind the headlines, illustrating how institutional decision making is shaped by various incentives.
- Our research is results-driven and emphasizes institutional performance and sustainability.
- Our advisory work is evidence-directed to support decision-making, and provides real-life opportunities for students.
- Our engagement through media, technology and events forges a vital connection among public finance, transparency and democratic governance.