Marc Lavoie

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Marc Lavoie
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Born 1954
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Institution Professor at the University of Ottawa
Field Economics
School/tradition Post-Keynesian economics
Alma mater University of Ottawa
Influences John Maynard Keynes, Michal Kalecki, Nicholas Kaldor, Joan Robinson, Richard Kahn, Wynne Godley
Influenced Wynne Godley
Contributions Economic growth, Structural change, Monetary economics, National accounting, Economics of Ice Hockey
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Marc Lavoie (born in 1954 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)[1] is a Canadian professor in economics at the University of Ottawa and an ex-Olympic fencing athlete.

Academic career[edit]

Marc Lavoie is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa, where he started teaching in 1979. Besides having published more than one hundred articles in refereed journals and more than sixty chapters in edited books, he has written a number of books, among which are 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, and Paris-Nord, as well as Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

He has lectured at post-Keynesian summer schools in Kansas City, the Levy Economics Institute and Berlin.[2]

Research Interests[edit]

Athletic career[edit]

Lavoie fenced at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

Los Angeles (1984)[edit]

  • 7th – Team Men's Sabre

Montreal (1976)[edit]

  • 30th – Individual Men's Sabre
  • 9th – Team Men's Sabre


  • Wynne Godley and Marc Lavoie, 2007. Monetary Economics: An Integrated Approach to Credit, Money, Income, Production and Wealth, Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 0-230-50055-2 Description.
  • Baumol, W.J., Blinder, A.S., Lavoie, M. and M. Seccareccia, Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy, Toronto, Nelson Education, 2009, 440 pp. ISBN 978-0-17-625255-7
  • Baumol, W.J., Blinder A.S., Lavoie, M. and M. Seccareccia, Microeconomics: Principles and Policy, Toronto, Nelson Education, 2009, 495 pp. ISBN 978-0-17-625254-0
  • Lavoie, M., Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006, 150 pp. ISBN 0-230-22921-2
  • Lavoie, M., La économia postkeynesiana, Barcelona, Icaria editorial, 2005, 142 pp. ISBN 84-7426-785-4 (in Spanish)
  • Lavoie, M., L’Économie postkeynésienne, Paris, La Découverte (Repères), 2004, 128 pp. ISBN 978-2-7071-4266-5 (in French)
  • Lavoie, M., Avantage numérique, Gatineau, Vents d'Ouest, 1997, 288 pp. ISBN 9782921603591 (in French)
  • Lavoie, M., Désavantage numérique, Gatineau, Vents d'Ouest, 1998, 168 pp. ISBN 9782921603652 (in French)

See also[edit]


  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". Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  4. ^ Marc Lavoie's results at the Ottawa Fencing Hall of Fame website

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