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 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.
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