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Antoine Genest-Grégoire

PhD Graduate, Vanier Scholar

Antoine’s research is focused on how elements of family taxation might impede on gender equality. The United States, France or Germany have tax systems that consider the unit of taxation to be the family (France) or married couple (US, Germany). Canada’s tax system is individual but partially considers family income, notably through transfers to families (such as the Canada Child Benefit or the GST tax credit) which are reduced as family income rises, and income splitting measures, which allow high earning individuals to transfer some of their income and tax burden to their spouse. His research project will look specifically at these components of the tax system and assess whether they pose a risk to gender equality by making women more vulnerable economically, through lower savings, weaker workforce attachment and barriers to family reformation.

Prior to joining the school, Antoine worked as a senior research associate at Université de Sherbrooke’s Research Chair on Taxation and Public Finance. He holds a B.Sc. in economics from Université du Québec à Montréal and a M.Sc. in public administration from École nationale d’administration publique, where he also volunteers as a member of the board of directors. Antoine’s research is supported by the Government of Canada’s Vanier Scholarship, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture and by the Research Chair in Taxation and Public Finance at Sherbrooke.

Selected publications

Pham, A., Genest-Grégoire, A., Godbout, L., & Guay, J.-H. (Accepted). Tax Literacy: A Canadian Perspective. Canadian Tax Journal/Revue Fiscale Canadienne.

Genest-Grégoire, A., Godbout, L., & Guay, J.-H. (2020). Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Taxation. In E. Heaman & D. Tough (Eds.), Who Pays for Canada? (McGill-Queens University Press, pp. 300–319). McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Godbout, L., Genest-Grégoire, A., Guay, J.-H., & Pham, A. (2020). La pandémie immunise-t-elle les Québécois contre l’impôt? Canadian Public Policy.

Genest-Grégoire, A., & Godbout, L. (2020). La légalisation du cannabis au Canada: Principaux aspects économiques et fiscaux. Revue de Planification Fiscale et Financière, 40(1), 7–32.

Belleau, H., St-Cerny, S., Genest-Grégoire, A., & Godbout, L. (2019). Comment les couples abordent la fiscalité: Une question individuelle ou commune ? (Cahier de Recherche No. 2019–06; p. 41). Chaire de recherche en fiscalité et en finances publiques.

Genest-Grégoire, A., Guay, J.-H., & Godbout, L. (2019). Never Too Rich to be Middle-Class: An Assessment of the Reference-Group Theory and Implications for Redistributive Taxation. In K. Decancq & V. K. Philippe (Eds.), What Drives Inequality (Emerald Publishing, Vol. 27, pp. 123–137).

Genest-Grégoire, A. (2019). Comparaisons salariales entre le secteur des services publics et les autres secteurs d’emploi québécois. Revue d’études En Action Publique, 1(1), 46–61.

Genest-Grégoire, A., & Godbout, L. (2019). Contours de la fiscalité du carbone au Canada en 2019. Revue de Planification Fiscale et Financière, 39(3), 253–288.

St-Maurice, Y., Genest-Grégoire, A., Godbout, L., & Dupras, M. (2019). Régime des rentes du Québec: Un rendement favorable aux femmes (Cahier de Recherche No. 2019–11; p. 25). Chaire de recherche en fiscalité et en finances publiques.

Genest-Grégoire, A., Charbonneau, É., & Bromberg, D. E. (2018). The Sustainability Assumption in Performance Management Reforms: Revisiting the Patterns of Implementation. Public Organization Review, 18(4), 525–542.

Genest-Grégoire, A., Godbout, L., Beaudry, R., & Morency, B. (2018). Deferring Receipt of Public Pension Benefits: A Tool for Flexibility (E-Brief No. 218; p. 12). C.D. Howe Institute.

Genest-Grégoire, A., Godbout, L., & Guay, J.-H. (2017). The Knowledge Deficit About Taxes: Who It Affects and What to Do About It (C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 484; p. 20). C.D. Howe Institute.