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Our Challenge

Canada has lacked university-based capacity to produce credible, non-partisan fiscal and institutional analysis that promotes transparency and supports policy and political debate.

Our Mission

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 our four pillars of teaching, research, advising and engagement.

Our Pillars

  • 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.
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