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Poitevin, Michel

Full Professor


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Poitevin, Michel

Research expertise

Professor Michel Poitevin earned his PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is a researcher with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ) and the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO).

His work mainly concerns hiring commitment in contractual relations, i.e. on the one hand, the possibility of renegotiating in environments with private information and, on the other hand, the possibility of bankruptcy in dynamic financial contracts. He applies these techniques to issues of decentralization and delegation in organizations and the supply of public goods.

Areas of expertise


  • « Non-Commitment and Savings in Dynamic Risk-Sharing Contracts », Economic Theory 28, 2006, 357-372 (avec K. Gobert).
  • « The Progressivity of Equalization Payments in Federations », Journal of Public Economics 90, 2006, 1725-1743 (avec N. Gravel).
  • « Ex Ante Payments in Self-Enforcing Risk-Sharing Contracts », Journal of Economic Theory 76, 1997, 106-144 (avec C. Gauthier et P. Gonzalez).
  • « Competitive Screening in Financial Markets when Borrowers Can Recontract », Review of Economic Studies 62, 1995, 401-423 (avec P. Beaudry).
  • « Signalling and Renegotiation in Contractual Relationships », Econometrica 61, 1993, 745-782 (avec P. Beaudry).