Before being elected as the new MP for the riding of Québec, Jean-Yves Duclos was the director of the Department of Economics and a tenured professor at the Université Laval. He has been named the Minister for Families, Children and Social Development.
Duclos is a recognized expert in economics. He is a published author on the topic and has spoken at conferences. He is a cofounder of the Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network.
Duclos is a chairholder of the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, the vice-president of the Canadian Economics Association and a member of the Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés. He also served as vice-president and Fellow of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisation, a senior fellow of Senior Fellow of the Fondation pour les études et les recherches sur le développement international and Fellow-in-Residence at the C.D. Howe Institute.
He has won numerous awards for his academic work, including research grants. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.
Duclos has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alberta, and a Master’s and Doctorate in economics from the London School of Economics.