Sébastien is the Deputy Director and Chief Economist of the StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy. In his role leading the Institute, Sébastien authors public policy and economic material for both clients and StrategyCorp. He is also responsible for the development and the execution of the Institute’s editorial calendar.
Sébastien has extensive research and economic policy expertise stemming from his previous experience in academia, government, and in an industry association. He possesses proven analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to leverage quantitative and qualitative data to identify and understand trends. This enables him to provide valuable insights and high-quality deliverables.
Prior to joining the firm, Sébastien was a Manager, Public Policy and Issues, for a major national organization representing the Canadian professional accounting profession. During his time there, he leveraged his proven analytical skills and knowledge of government affairs to significantly contribute to the advocacy and thought leadership work of the organization on complex policy issues related to data privacy, anti-money laundering and taxation.
Before pivoting to government relations, Sébastien worked in the federal government, which led him to develop a thorough understanding of the inner workings of policy and research development in the public service. Thanks to his experience at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Sébastien possesses an extensive knowledge of the policy and stakeholder ecosystems in the areas of housing finance and the digital economy.
Sébastien holds a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Université Laval. He also completed doctoral studies in political science during which he passed his major field exam in international relations with distinctions. Sébastien’s outstanding research and communication skills enabled him to publish and present on a variety of topics related to international trade and global finance.