Welcome to the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair


About the Chair


Our Challenge

Canada has lacked university-based capacity to produce credible, non-partisan fiscal and institutional analysis that promotes transparency and supports policy and political debate.

Our Mission

The Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair seeks to be a world-class and independent centre-of-excellence in public finance and democratic governance in Canada and abroad. The chair fulfills its mission by harnessing the value that comes from integrating our four pillars of teaching, research, advising and engagement.

Our Pillars

  • Our teaching links theory and practice to get behind the headlines, illustrating how institutional decision making is shaped by various incentives.
  • Our research is results-driven and emphasizes institutional performance and sustainability. 
  • Our advisory work is evidence-directed to support decision-making, and provides real-life opportunities for students.
  • Our engagement through media, technology and events forges a vital connection among public finance, transparency and democratic governance.
Jennifer Wallner

Jennifer Wallner is currently an associate professor in the School of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at uOttawa. Her research focuses on federalism, comparative provincial politics and intergovernmental relations. Professor Wallner was also the lead in launching the IMPACT initiative in 2019, a project that aims to develop a platform to help promote research at FSS and work to advance a new model for policy development in Canada. As Chairholder, Jennifer Wallner will pursue an agenda that sets out to innovate and diversify the study of politics in Canada.




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By honoring the legacy of Jean-Luc Pepin, a visionary and influential leader, we are committed to exploring new frontiers of knowledge and making significant contributions to our society.

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