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Paul Makdissi is a professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Ottawa. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality. Previously he has held positions at the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) and at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands). His main areas of research are socioeconomic health inequality measurement, the distributive impact of taxation and public pricing, and income inequality measurement. He is the president of the Association for Social Economics for 2022. He was the president of the Société canadienne de science économique (the French Canadian economics association) for the 2021-2022 academic year. From 2017 to 2019, he was the thematic leader for the Equity and Inclusive Growth research theme for the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey. He has also been a consultant for many federal and provincial ministries and agencies in Canada, the World Bank, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.


  • 2007–present
    Professor of Economics, L'Université d'Ottawa/University of Ottawa
  • 2004–2007
    Associate Professor of Economics, Université de Sherbrooke
  • 2000–2004
    Assistant Professor of Economics, Université de Sherbrooke
  • 1999–2000
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  • 1999 
    Université Laval, PhD
  • 1989 
    Université Laval, BSc