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Gaudet, Gérard

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Gaudet, Gérard

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Gérard Gaudet earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Economics Department at the Université de Montréal in 1996, after working as a professor in the Departments of Economics at Université Laval, the Université du Québec à Montréal and the University of Western Ontario.

He has served as Chair of two Economics Departments in Quebec (Université Laval, 1978-1981 and 1996-1996; Université de Montréal, 1997-2002), was one of the editors of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management from 1998 to 2001 and a member of the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and L'Actualité économique. He is currently a member of the Policy Board of Environment and Development Economics and Associate Editor of Resource and Energy Economics. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Social Sciences). Professor Gaudet was President of the Société canadienne de science économique in 1983-1984 and of the Canadian Economic Association/Association canadienne d'économique in 2006-2007.

His current research concerns the order of exploitation of non-renewable natural resources, their exploitation under imperfect competition, the taxation of these resources and certain problems with the exploitation of jointly owned natural resources.

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Publications

  • «The Efficient Use of Multiple Sources of a Nonrenrewable Resource under Supply Cost Uncertainty», International Economic Review 52, 2011,  245-258 (with P. Lasserre).
  • «The Alberta Dilemma: Optimal Shaing of a Water Resource by an Agricultural and an Oil Sector», Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 52, 2006, 548-566 (with M. Moreaux and C. Withagen).
  • «The Effect of Periodic Quotas Limiting the Stock of Imports of Durables», Journal of Economic Theory 109, 2003, 402-419 (with S. Salant).
  • «Intertemporal Depletion of Resource Sites by Spatially-Distributed Users», American Economic Review 91, 2001, 1149-1159 (wih M. Moreaux and S. Salant).
  • «Optimal Resource Royalties with Unknown and Temporally Independent Cost Structures»,  International Economic Review 36, 1995, 715-749 (with P. Lasserre and N.V. Long).
  • «Increasing the Profits of a Subset of Firms in Oligopoly Models with Strategic Substitutes», American Economic Review 81(3), 1991, 658-665 (with S. Salant).