Nicolas-Guillaume Martineau

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Business Economics | Economics


I'm a public economist whose focus is on redistributive taxation, social norms, and the political-economic and institutional factors shaping related policies.

This is also reflected in my teaching interests, which span undergraduate courses in microeconomics (ECON 1000, ECON 2100), public economics (ECON 4570), and mathematical economics (ECON 4250), as well as graduate courses in economics and public policy (PIA 6002). I strive to offer in all of my courses a pluralist approach, as well as making use of diverse pedagogical methods, chief among them in-class experiments. 

Outside of my professional activities, I like cycling, hiking, and photography (especially analogue processes). 

To learn a bit more about me, please follow this link (in French only).

Public economics, political economics, welfare economics, ethics and economics.

Ph.D., economics, Queen's University at Kingston (2012)

MA, economics, Queen's University at Kingston (2006)

BA Specialized Honours, economics, Glendon College, York University (2005)

“The Effect of Party Discipline on the Electoral Accountability of Politicians”. Cahier de recherche du GREDI 12-04, Université de Sherbrooke. (Submitted)

“The Influence of Special Interests and Party Activists on Electoral Competition”. CESifo Working Paper 3811, CESifo Group Munich, and Cahier de recherche du GREDI 12-02, Université de Sherbrooke. (Submitted).

“Societal Consensus and Redistributive Taxation” (In progress).

“Taxing Nested Intangible Goods” (with Pier-André Bouchard St-Amant). (In progress.)

Journal Articles

Martineau, Nicolas-Guillaume and Xavier de Vanssay. (2019). “Sinning by Omission: Insider Trading and Ethical Behavior”, Journal of Economics and Business 104(July–August). 

Boadway, Robin W. and Nicolas-Guillaume Martineau. (2016). “Optimal Redistribution with Endogenous Social Norms”, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 118(3), 524-556.

Martineau, Nicolas-Guillaume and Gregor W. Smith. (2015). “Identifying fiscal policy (in)effectiveness from the differential counter-cyclicality of government spending in the interwar period”, Canadian Journal of Economics 48(4), November, 1291-1320.