Clara Dallaire-Fortier

Doctoral Student, Master M2, Master of Commerce, Bachelor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Sustainability, Industrial Economics, Just Transition, Political Economy


My doctoral studies focus on the ecological transition and historical systemic changes. I am interested in how lived experiences and needs from local populations can inform and interact with large industrial changes and macroeconomic dynamics. I approach the topic through mixed-method research to account for the holistic nature of sustainability. My master research, which investigated the impacts of de-industrialization in an American coalfield received the Nathaniel Lichfield Award from the Regional Studies Association and the Conference Presentation Award from the EPOG Consortium.


Outreach is an important part of my participation in academic activities.  Since 2013, through local and international involvements like Rethinking Economics and the World Social Forum, I advocated to rethink and democratize economics. As an academic, I am interested in voices and perspectives that are often silenced by mainstream economics analysis. There is an important value to research that goes beyond the university walls and I wish that more initiatives would address the divide between academics and citizens. This is especially important today as the divide itself limits our capacity to solve socioeconomics and environmental crisis. This year, I am a member of oikos LEAP program's Early Career Researchers Track, and a Student Representative on the Board of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE). In the last years, I also participated in radio programs and diffused knowledge through articles and policy briefs.

Recent research outputs

Clara Lea Dallaire-Fortier & Guillaume Hébert, 2020 Jan, IRIS Publications 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

Guy Chiasson, Marie-Josée Fortin, Clara Lea Dallaire-Fortier, Mélanie Pelletier & Caroline Dufresne, 2017.

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