Michel Poitevin is a professor in the Department of Economics at the Université de Montréal, where he was also the head of the department from 2002 to 2015. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia and he specializes in the economics of information, incentives, and public policy. Michel Poitevin has carried out research on determining the optimal level of tuition fees for Quebec universities and on optimal taxation in the presence of public goods in the context of fiscal competition between states or regions, and he is interested in a range of topics related to public policy. His academic articles have appeared in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, and Games and Economic Behaviour, among others. He was Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics from 2001 to 2005. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Institut de finance mathématique de Montréal (IFM2) between 2010 and 2014. In addition to being a Senior Fellow at the Montreal Economic Institute, he has been a CIRANO researcher since 1994 and a CIREQ researcher since 2002.