I am full professor of political science at Sciences Po Paris and former director of the CEVIPOF (CNRS) between 2014 and 2024. Before 2014, I was associate professor at the University of Montreal in the political science department. Previously, I spent one year (2005/06) at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) as research post-doc fellow. I have defended my Ph.D. thesis in economics at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne within the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CNRS) in 2004.
My research interests range from political economy to political behavior, without neglecting public policies, fiscal policies, and statistical methods. I teach courses in political behavior, Elections and public opinion, and statistical methods. Between 2011 and 2013, I was director of the European Union Center for Excellence (University of Montreal/McGill University). I am also associate editor of the journal French Politics and director of the series Fait Politique (Presses de Sciences Po). As Associate Fellow to the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire d’Evaluation des Politiques Publiques (LIEPP), I am still involved in methodological debates surrounding the evaluation of public policies, with a special focus on local politics.
Since 2020, I am leading the Research Chair on French Overseas territories at Sciences Po.

Affiliations :
Sciences Po Paris, CEVIPOF (CNRS)
CIRANO (Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Analyse des Organisations)

Contact : martial.foucault[at]sciencespo.fr

Curriculum vitae [pdf]

PNAS, 2021, “Trust in scientists in times of pandemic: Panel evidence from 12 countries”.

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