Olivier Jacques



McGill University

Department of Political Science
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dietlind Stolle
Email: olivier.jacques@mail.mcgill.ca
Start: 2015





Project
Title: The permanent austerity trilemma: causes and consequences of choices between taxes, investment and social consumption.

My dissertation focus on the political economy of fiscal choices in developed economies. I conceive budgets as a trilemma between taxes, investment in the future and current consumption. I verify if governments have a short-term bias and prioritize lower taxes and higher curent consumption over long-term investment. I investigate the conditions incentivizing governments to choose future-oriented investment and the partisan preferences regarding taxes, social consumption and investment. Finally, my dissertation analyze the distributional consequence of fiscal choices within Canadian provinces. My other projects include research on Canadian politics, notably on interprovincial social policy differences, the Canadian welfare state and its relationship with tax policies. Also, I do cross national research on the impact of welfare states' design and income redistribution.


Previous Awards
Research Grant, Chaire de Recherche en Fiscalité et Finances Publiques Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship of the Social Science Research Council of Canada, 2015-2017 Doctoral scholarship, Fonds de Recherche du Québec Société et Culture (Offer declined), 2015-2017 Prix pour la meilleure thèse de maitrise de 2015, Institut de Recherche en Économie Contemporaine FRQSC Master’s degree scholarship, 2014-2015 Participation in the Parliamentary Internship Program SSHRC Master’s degree scholarship, 2013-2014 Provincial Millennium Excellence Scholarship, 2009



Publications
The case for welfare state universalism, or the lasting relevance of the paradox of redistribution
Journal: European Journal of Social Policy
Year: 2016
Alain Noël


Les limites d’un gouvernement à faibles revenus
Journal: Policy Options/Options Politiques
Year: 2016
Publisher: IRPP


Les leçons du régime fiscal scandinave
Journal: Notes de recherches du groupe d'études sur les relations internationales du Québec
Year: 2015


Tous bénéficient, tous contribuent: preserver et bonifier les assises fiscales du modèle Québécois
Journal: Mémoire présenté à la Commission d’examen sur la fiscalité québécoise
Year: 2014
Alain Noël


Le salaire minimum: la voie du compromis
Journal: Options Politiques/Policy Options
Year: 2016


On oublie les programmes de soutien de revenu
Journal: La Presse
Year: 2016


Le compromis fiscal scandinave: la taxation néolibérale d'un État social-démcorate
Journal: Revue Politikos Journal
Volume: 1
issue: 1
Year: 2015
First Page: 25
Last Page: 39


Under the Rising Wave. How Disaggregated Revenue Sources Can Tell Another Story for Québec's Top Income Share
Journal: Journal of Income Distribution


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