Simon Lapointe

Senior Researcher @ VATT

CV

Publications

Work in Progress

Policy Research

Presentations

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

2016-now
Senior Researcher @ VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, Finland

Education

Ph.D. in Economics (2011-2016)

Université de Fribourg (Switzerland) and Université d’Avignon (France)

Supervisors: Thierry Madiès (Fribourg) and Pierre-Henri Morand (Avigon)

Defence Jury:

M.Sc. Economics (2008–2009)

London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
Thesis title: “The Economics of Secession and Regional Cultural Differences”

B.Sc.Soc. Economics (2004–2008)

University of Ottawa (Canada)
(with Minor in Mathematics)
Exchange studies at Lund University

Past Positions

2011-2016

2010–2011

Economist @ Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Ottawa, Canada

2006–2010

Economist (part-time) @ Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS), Ottawa, Canada

Teaching Experience

2011-2016

Teaching Assistant for Thierry Madiès (Tutorial Teaching, Exam Supervision, Thesis Supervision): International Trade (BA), International Finance (BA), Advanced Topics in Public Finance (MA), Regional Economics and New Economic Geography (MA), European Integration (MA).

Professional Service

Refereeing: Public Choice, International Tax and Public Finance, Spring Meeting of Young Economists

Administrative: Department Committee (PhD Students Delegate, Uni. Fribourg, 2014-2015), Continuing Education Fund for Young Researchers (Faculty Representant, Uni. Fribourg, 2014-2015)

Languages

French: Mother tongue
English: Fluent (Academic level)
German: Beginner
Finnish: Beginner

Computer Skills

Mathematical Software: Stata, Mathematica, Matlab (beginner), ArcGIS (Beginner)

Other: LaTeX, HTML