PhD student in Economics at the University of Toronto
Hugo Cordeau is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Toronto whose research focuses on improving the social acceptability of effective climate policies. He has conducted research on the impact of climate change on wind power in Canada, as well as on the measures explaining the adoption of electric vehicles in Quebec.
Beyond the academic world, Hugo is very involved. He was a recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor's medal while in university. During his time at Université de Montréal, he was a director with FAÉCUM, an organization that he successfully persuaded to offset the carbon emissions from its operations.
For the past two years, Hugo has been a member of the organizing committee of Rencontres maîtres chez vous, the largest non-partisan public policy forum in Canada. He was part of its panel on environmental taxation. He is currently a member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an organization that actively campaigns for a fair carbon tax.
He has also has a number of his opinion letters on environmental action published, and these have resulted in him working with the Montréal Board of Trade, the Quebec Liberal Party and the Bloc Québécois.