The Canada Research Chair in International and Comparative Political Economy (CRÉPIC), held by Professor Stéphane Paquin, is dedicated to two main research focuses.
The first research focus centres on the relationship between the state and the market, and especially on the resilience of governments – in particular, those of the social-democratic countries – as they confront globalization. It also takes up the question of the variety of models of capitalism along with the issue of government reform in the OECD countries.
The second research focus embraces international negotiations, federalism and multi-level governance. Furthermore, it specifically covers the role of federated states in the negotiation and implementation of international treaties, particularly those governing trade and climate change.