France St-Hilaire is vice-president of research at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). She oversees the Institute’s research agenda and coordinates certain projects on economic and social policy. France has written extensively on public finance, social policy and fiscal federalism. She has also co-edited several IRPP volumes, including Income Inequality: The Canadian Story (2016), Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects in Canada’s North (2009), A Canadian Priorities Agenda: Policy Choices to Improve Economic and Social Well-Being (2007), and Money, Politics and Health Care: Reconstructing the Federal-Provincial Partnership (2004). Before joining the IRPP as a research director in 1992, she worked as a researcher at the Institute for Policy Analysis at the University of Toronto and in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. She holds a graduate degree in economics from Université de Montréal.