Jean-Pierre Vidal

HEC Montreal


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Jean-Pierre Vidal is a full professor at HEC Montréal where he teaches international tax and research methodology in tax law for the D.E.S.S./LL.M, Taxation Option, a joint program given by HEC Montréal and the Law Faculty of the Université de Montréal. In 2011, he was selected by Canada to join an Arbitration Board composed of three members to decide a dispute between Canada and the United States. In 2014-2015 he became a member of the Commission d’examen de la fiscalité québécoise.

His recent publications focus on transfer pricing and ethics. He has been published in the Revue de planification fiscale et financière (Canada), the International Transfer Pricing Journal (Europe), in InterTax (Europe), the BNA Transfer Pricing Report (United States), the Revue française de finances publiques and the Revue du financier (France), and in Éthique publique : revue internationale d’éthique sociétale et gouvernementale (Canada). One of his publications has been translated into Spanish and has been published in Argentina.

He undertook the CICA’s “In Depth Tax Course” from 1997 to 1999. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Université de Montréal in 1990, a M.Sc. in Economics from the Université de Montréal in 1985, a Diploma from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris in 1981 and a B.A.A. (Finance) from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1979. Jean-Pierre received several scholarships, including that of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche (Quebec). He is a member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the International Fiscal Association. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He was a Licensed Certified Public Accountant (Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, U.S.A.) from November 27, 2006 to September 30, 2012, when he requested that his status become inactive as an Illinois CPA.

Conferences associated with Jean-Pierre Vidal

9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Room 2 – Chair in Taxation and Public Finance workshop
International Perspectives: BEPS, Transparency, Etc.

This workshop will describe the OECD’s BEPS initiative to strengthen international cooperation and tax transparency. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will also be on hand to outline its position and explain how it works to ensure fairness and safeguard the Canadian government’s revenues. 

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  • Chaire en fiscalité et en finances publiques