On July 6 2015, Benoît Robidoux was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development. He previously held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch at Finance Canada since September 2010.
He was responsible for overseeing the analysis and forecast of the country's economic and fiscal situation—including the co-ordination of the Budget Plan and the Economic and Fiscal Update.
He has published his research in the Department of Finance Working Paper series and in economic reviews such as the Journal of Monetary Economics and the International Productivity Monitor .
Born in St-Donat, Quebec, Mr. Robidoux received a bachelor degree in economics in 1984 and an MA in economics in 1985, both from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Mr. Robidoux joined Finance in 1985 as a junior economist in the Economic Studies and Policy Analysis Division. In 1993, he moved to the Economic Analysis and Forecasting Division as Co-ordinator of Policy Analysis and Modelling. He was then appointed Chief of the Canadian Forecasting in 1996 and Senior Chief of Forecasting and Modelling in 1998. He moved back to the Economic Studies and Policy Analysis Division as Director in 2002.
Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development
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