Institute of Intergovernmental Relations


Jean-Philippe Gauvin

Christian Leuprecht
Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Concordia University
Ph.D. Université de Montréal), B.A. (Université de Sherbrooke) 

Jean-Philippe is a Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. He is also the Canadian principal investigator for the Comparative Agendas Project, an international project which aims to measure policy attention through the analysis of policy agendas. His research focuses on how federalism shapes and constrains public policy in Canada.
He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Université de Montréal, where his research was funded by the Fonds de recherche Société et culture Québec (FRQSC). His dissertation focused on Canadian intergovernmental relations (IGR) and their structure. It argued that IGR are an important vector of public policy in Canada due to the importance of line department involvement in IGR meetings at multiple levels. He also published papers on the role of values for making political choices, such as issue prioritization, spending preferences or vote choice.
Areas of expertise
·        Intergovernmental relations
·        Federalism and agenda-setting dynamics
·        Canadian and Quebec elections
·        Empirical methods
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