Alain NOEL

Professor of political science at University of Montreal (Canada)

Bio :

Alain Noël is professor of political science at the Université de Montréal.  He works on social policy in a comparative perspective, as well as on federalism and on Quebec and Canadian politics. He has published in a number of books and scientific journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, the Journal of European Social Policy, the Journal of Social Policy, and the Socio-Economic Review.  His latest book is entitled Utopies provisoires: essais de politique sociale (Montréal: Québec Amérique, 2019). He is also the author, with Jean-Philippe Thérien, of Left and Right in Global Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). Between 2006 and 2014, Alain Noël was president of the Centre d’étude sur la pauvreté et l’exclusion of the Quebec government (CEPE).  Previously, he was also vice-president of the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), a member of Quebec’s Commission on Fiscal Imbalance, and a visiting professor at the Institut d’études politiques de Grenoble, at the Institut d’études politiques de Lyon and at the School of Social Welfare of the University of California at Berkeley. In 2013-14, he was president of the Canadian Political Science Association (


Seminar organized by LIEPP's Sociofiscal Policies Research Group: Universalité et sélectivité dans les programmes sociaux on May 7th 2020.

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