Christian Belzil is currently CNRS Research Director. Until spring 2004, he was Full Professor of Economics at Concordia University in Montreal. He has held visiting positions at the University of Aarhus (CLS), the University of Gothenburg and the University of Burgundy (Dijon) and has held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence. Belzil graduated from University of Montreal, where he obtained a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. (in 1984) and obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1990.