Marc Lavoie
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Born1954 (age 67–68)
InstitutionProfessor at the University of Ottawa
School or
Post-Keynesian economics
Alma materCarleton University
InfluencesJohn Maynard Keynes, Michał Kalecki, Nicholas Kaldor, Joan Robinson, Richard Kahn, Wynne Godley
ContributionsEconomic growth, Structural change, Monetary economics, National accounting, Economics of Ice Hockey
Information at IDEAS / RePEc
Editorial duties: Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Kyklos, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics

Marc Lavoie (born 1954)[1] is a Canadian professor in economics at the University of Ottawa and a former Olympic fencing athlete.

Academic career

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Marc Lavoie is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa, where he started teaching in 1979. He got his doctorate from the University of Paris-1. Besides having published nearly two hundred articles in refereed journals, he has written a number of books, among which are Post-Keynesian Economics: New Foundations (2014), Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics (2006), translated into four languages, Foundations of Post-Keynesian Economic Analysis (1992), as well as Monetary Economics: An Integrated Approach to Money, Income, Production and Wealth (2007) with Wynne Godley. The latter deals with and employs in its analysis the stock/flow consistent method.

With Mario Seccareccia, he has been the co-editor of three books, including one on the works of Milton Friedman, in addition to writing the first Canadian edition of the Baumol and Blinder first-year textbook (2009).

Lavoie has been the associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Political Economy (1999), and he has been a visiting professor at the universities of Bordeaux, Nice, Rennes, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lille, Paris-1 and Paris-Nord, as well as Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Lavoie is also an IMK Research Fellow at the Hans Böckler Foundation in Düsselforf and Policy Fellow at the Broadbent Institute in Toronto. He has lectured at post-Keynesian summer schools in Kansas City, the Levy Economics Institute and Berlin.[2]

Marc Lavoie and fellow post-keynesian economist Wynne Godley (2002)
Marc Lavoie and fellow post-keynesian economist Wynne Godley (2002)

Research interests

Athletic career

Lavoie won the Canadian national senior championship in sabre seven times, in 1975–1979 and 1985–1986. He also won the Canadian national junior championship twice, in 1973–1974, and was second at the under-15 French championships in 1969. He was on the Canadian national team from 1973 to 1984. He participated in the 1975, 1979 and 1983 Pan-American Games finishing fourth in the individual event in sabre in 1979. He also participated in the Commonwealth championships in 1974 (4th), 1978 (2nd) and 1982, and competed at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics.[3][4] Having been named Carleton University's Male Athlete of the Year in 1973-74 and again in 1974–75, on October 16, 2014, Lavoie was inducted into Carleton University's Athletic Hall of Fame[5] He had previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Fédération d’escrime du Québec.[6]

Marc Lavoie (left) competes in the fencing event on July 20th at the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal.
Marc Lavoie (left) competes in the fencing event on July 20th at the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal.

Los Angeles (1984)

Montreal (1976)


See also


  1. ^ Marc Lavoie profile at the Canadian Olympic Committee website
  2. ^ Marc Lavoie CV at the University of Ottawa website
  3. ^ "Marc Lavoie Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  4. ^ Marc Lavoie's results Archived 2014-10-18 at the Wayback Machine at the Ottawa Fencing Hall of Fame website
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2014-10-17.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "FEQ - Panthéon". Archived from the original on 2014-10-25.