Robert Lacroix

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Robert Lacroix
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Born15 April 1940 (1940-04-15) (age 78)
OccupationEconomist, academic

Robert Lacroix, OC OQ FRSC (born 15 April 1940) is a professor of economics at the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Order of Canada order

The Order of Canada is a Canadian national order and the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which is the personal gift of Canada's monarch.

The National Order of Quebec, termed officially in French as l'Ordre national du Québec, and in English abbreviation as the Order of Quebec, is a civilian honour for merit in the Canadian province of Quebec. Instituted in 1984 when Lieutenant Governor Jean-Pierre Côté granted Royal Assent to the Loi sur l'Ordre national du Québec, the order is administered by the Governor-in-Council and is intended to honour current or former Quebec residents for conspicuous achievements in any field, being thus described as the highest honour in Quebec.

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Canada judges to have "made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life".

After finishing his Ph.D. in economics at Leuven, in Belgium, in 1970, he became professor at the Department of Economics of the Université de Montréal. Throughout his career, he published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly in the field of labor economics. From 1987 to 1993, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Université de Montréal. He served as Rector of the university from 1998 until 2005.

Leuven Municipality in Flemish Community, Belgium

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In 2005, he was among the twelve signatories of the political manifesto Pour un Québec lucide.

Pour un Québec lucide is a manifesto signed by 12 prominent Quebecers, including former premier Lucien Bouchard. Published on October 19, 2005, the manifesto tackled issues facing modern Quebec, highlighting Quebec's fiscal problems and promoting unpopular solutions including raising university tuition and electricity rates. The manifesto was met by a counter-manifesto, Pour un Québec Solidaire, whose authors went on to found the Québec solidaire political party.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the National Order of Quebec, and recipient of the Quebec Award for Science (Prix Armand-Frappier). He is also an active Fellow at the CIRANO, a Montréal-based think tank in economics and public policy.

Royal Society of Canada academy in Canada

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The Prix Armand-Frappier is an award by the Government of Quebec, part of the Prix du Québec, "given to people who have pursued a research career and have helped build up a research institution. Or it goes to those who have devoted themselves to administering or promoting research and have thereby helped train the next generation of scientists while raising public interest in science and technology". It is named in honour of Armand Frappier.

CIRANO is a research center that brings together a number of researches from several universities in Montreal (Canada), with the purpose of creation and transfer of knowledge on the analysis of organizations. It facilitates research in a variety of disciplines: economics, finance, management, information systems, computer science and operational research, psychology, sociology, political science, law, history, and medicine.

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