Marcelin Joanis holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Toronto, and is currently an associate professor of economics at Polytechnique Montréal and the vice-president for research of the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). He also serves as the director of the Research Group on Globalization and Management of Technology (GMT) at Polytechnique Montréal. A specialist of public economics, political economy and fiscal federalism, he has published articles in, amongst others, Fiscal Studies, the Journal of Development Economics, Public Choice, Economics and Politics and Applied Economics, as well as several book chapters. Professor Joanis is the founding co-editor of the annual monograph Le Québec économique, published since 2009 by Presses de l’Université Laval and CIRANO. He has also worked as an economist at Finance Canada and Quebec’s Commission on fiscal imbalance, and as a professor of economics at the Université de Sherbrooke.