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Gaudet, Gérard

Professor Emeritus



Gaudet, Gérard


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.

Areas of expertise


  • «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).