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Rodrigue Tremblay (born October 13, 1939) is an economist, humanist and political figure. He teaches economics at the University of Montreal. He specializes in macroeconomics, international trade and finance, and public finance. He is a prolific author of books in economics and politics.


Born in Matane, QuŽbec, Canada, he has a B.A. from the UniversitŽ Laval (1961), a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Montreal (1963). Tremblay did his graduate work at Stanford University where he obtained a M.A. in Economics (1965) and a Ph.D. in Economics (1968). He has been a professor of economics at the UniversitŽ de MontrŽal since 1967. He is professor emeritus since 2002.


Tremblay was president of the Association canadienne de science Žconomique (1974-75) and of the North American Economics and Finance Association (1986-87). He was chairman of the Department of Economics of the University of Montreal (1973-76) ), member of the Committee of Dispute Settlements of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (1989-93) and vice-president of the Association internationale des Žconomistes de langue franaise (AIELF), from 1999 to 2005. He was invited scholar and economic consultant at the Bank of Canada, the Economic Council of Canada, the Quebec Commission of Inquiry on the Quebec Liquor Trade, the West African Monetary Union, the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada (MacDonald Commission) and the United Nations.


Tremblay presided at the foundation of the North American Review of Economics and Finance and was associate editor of the Review L'Action nationale and the financial weekly Les Affaires. Rodrigue Tremblay was elected member of parliament for the Montreal riding of Gouin on November 15, 1976, as candidate of the Parti QuŽbŽcois. He served as Minister of Industry and Trade in the Government of Quebec, from 1976 to 1979. He sponsored the sale of wine in Quebec's 12,000 private grocery stores. He resigned from the LŽvesque Cabinet on September 19, 1979. He resumed his academic career on April 15, 1981. He was named emeritus professor in 2002.




           1 Published books

           2 Honors

           2.1 Partial Bibliography

           2.2 A few quotations by Rodrigue Tremblay

           3 External links


Published books


*         The Role of International Financial Flows in the International Payments Mechanism, University Microfilms, 1967

*         La science Žconomique, 1967

*         L'ƒconomique, une introduction ˆ l'analyse des problmes Žconomiques de toute sociŽtŽ, 1969

*         IndŽpendance et marchŽ commun QuŽbec-USA, 1970

*         Africa and Monetary Integration, 1970

*         L'ƒconomique, problmes et exercices, 1970

*         La thŽorie du commerce international, 1971

*         La thŽorie monŽtaire internationale, 1972

*         Analyse microŽconomique, 1975

*         L'ƒconomie quŽbŽcoise, 1976

*         L'IndŽpendance Žconomique du Canada franais, 1977

*         La 3e Option, 1979

*         Le QuŽbec en crise, 1981

*         ƒconomie et finances publiques, 1982

*         Issues in North American Economics and Finance, 1987

*         Le r™le des exportations dans la croissance et le dŽveloppement Žconomique, Institut de recherches politiques, 1990

*         MacroŽconomique moderne, thŽories et rŽalitŽs, 1992

*         ƒconomie et finances publiques, 1997

*         Politique et ƒconomie, 1998

*         Les Grand enjeux politiques et Žconomiques du QuŽbec, 1999

*         L'heure juste, 2001

*         Pourquoi Bush veut la guerre, 2003

*         Le nouvel empire amŽricain, 2004

*         The New American Empire, 2004

*         Le code pour une Žthique globale, vers une civilisation humaniste, 2009.

*         The Code For Global Ethics, Toward a Humanist Civilization, 2009, (hardcopy and paperback)

*         The Code For Global Ethics, Ten Humanist Princiles, 2010, (hardcover).




*         Fellow, UniversitŽ de MontrŽal, 1961

*         Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1963

*         Ford International Fellow, Stanford University, 1964

*         Prize for excellence in teaching, UniversitŽ de MontrŽal, 1998

*         Emeritus professor, 2002.

*         Condorcet Prize of political philosophy, 2004



Partial Bibliography


*         The Code For Global Ethics, Ten Humanist Princiles, Prometheus Books, 2010, ISBN: 978-1616141721.

*         The Code For Global Ethics, Toward a Humanist Civilization, Trafford, 2009, hardcopy and paperback, ISBN: 978-1426913594.

*         Le code pour une Žthique globale, vers une civilisation humaniste, Liber, 2009, ISBN: 978-2895781738.

*         The New American Empire, Rodrigue Tremblay, Infinity, 2004, ISBN: 0741418878.

*         Le Nouvel Empire AmŽricain, Causes et consŽquences pour les Etats-Unis et pour le monde, Rodrigue Tremblay, L'Harmattan, 2004, ISBN: 2747562875.

*         Pourquoi Bush Veut la Guerre, Rodrigue Tremblay, Les Intouchables, 2003, ISBN: 2895490996.

*         L'Heure Juste, Rodrigue Tremblay, 2002, Stanke International, ISBN 2760408507.

*         Les Grands Enjeux Politiques et ƒconomiques du QuŽbec, Transcontinental Inc., Rodrigue Tremblay, 1999, ISBN: 2894721153.



A few quotations by Rodrigue Tremblay


*         "The world should take notice when someone with a fanatic mind and with powerful means, receives his marching orders from Heaven."


*         "Wars are cruel gimmicks designed to enrich the few and impoverish the many."


*         "It is not faith that produces freedom; knowledge brings freedom."


*         "An incompetent politician who surrounds himself with competent people can pull it off. However, if he is dumb enough to surround himself with like-minded people, failure becomes a certainty."


*         "The two biggest curses of humanity have been religions and wars, and both are often intertwined."


*         "An organized minority is most of the time stronger politically than a disorganized majority."


*         "People have invented gods to console themselves from their absence of control over life and death."


*         "On the political chessboard, those in the middle may have influence, but they rarely have power."


*         "Cemeteries are full of people with large pension funds."


*         "The fact that we do not have a good government does not mean that we are not governed."


*         "In our media-run world, people get the politicians that pundits and journalists deserve."


*         "A government bent on controlling the people can never gather enough information on its citizens."


*         "Hell on Earth is when one has too few things, ...or too many."


*         "It would be nothing less than scandalous for the United States, which was founded on humanistic and democratic principles, to attempt to replace the old empires of the past and to deny the fundamental democratic right of other peoples and other nations to self-determination."


*         ÒThe Earth can last without humans, but humans cannot survive without planet Earth.Ó


*         "The fundamental purpose and meaning of life is to be happy, to live fully and morally, and to help others be happy and live their lives fully and morally."

Rodrigue Tremblay, ÒThe Code for Global EthicsÓ, 2010


*         Ò...It can be said that the fear of death is the greatest ally of religion.Ó


*         ÒThe religion-based promise of eternal life is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on humankind.Ó


*         ÒAll over history, there has been a recurring tendency for the followers of different gods, as members of some imperial religions, to fight each other in bloody wars, and I would add, useless wars.Ó


*         ÒExpansionist ideologies, such as communism, fascism, colonialism, Christianism, Islamism and Zionism, are powerful seeds of war. The more so, it seems, when one relies on the exhortations of a so-called ÒholyÓ book. The first three ideologies nearly destroyed the Planet in the 20th century, while the last three threaten to do the same in the 21st century.Ó


*         ÒA [US] president who does not start a war abroad or who does not enlarge one already in progress is open to criticism and is likely to suffer politically. He must be seen less as a president than as Òcommander-in-chiefÓ, in effect, as an emperor.Ó


*         ÒCorporations are not moral agents; only breathing individuals are; only they can adopt moral standards of conduct and be a source of law.Ó


*         ÒIn a democracy, voters' abstentionism is, in fact, often a vote against inefficient or corrupt politicians.Ó


*         ÒThose who are opposed to military wars should also oppose trade wars, because the latter lead to the former.Ó


*         ÒWhen there exists a state of permanent warfare, economic decline is to be expected. Indeed, the main reason why the overall standard of living is stagnating in some countries, notably in the United States, is due to the high proportion of resources being directed toward the parasitic military-industrial establishment.Ó


*         ÒThe unrestricted use of money in politics can turn a vibrant democracy into a decadent plutocracy just as surely as poisoning a well can destroy a village.Ó


*         ÒThe world should be worried about those who go around the planet with a can of gasoline in one hand and a box of matches in the other, pretending to sell fire insurance.Ó


*          ÒWars of aggression are the most barbarous of all human endeavors and are, more often than not, the instruments of insane tyrants who hear voices.Ó



External links


The New American Empire


The New American Empire/blog


The Code for Global Ethics


Le Code pour une Žthique globale, vers une civilisation humaniste


Retrieved fromÓ


Categories: Canadian economists | 1939 births | Living people


CURRICULUM VITAE -(English summary)


NAME: TREMBLAY, Rodrigue, Ph.D.


ORIGIN: Born in Matane, Quebec, Canada, October 13, 1939.


DEGREES: B.A.(Arts), Laval University, 1961

B.Sc. (Economics), UniversitŽ de MontrŽal, 1963

M.A. (Economics), Stanford University, 1965

Ph.D. (Economics), Stanford University, 1968



Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1963

Ford International Fellow, 1964

Canadian WHO's WHO

International WHO's WHO

WHO's WHO of International Scientists

Prize for excellence in teaching, 1998

Condorcet Prize, 2004


Sites Web:


1) UniversitŽ de MontrŽal (franais)


2) UniversitŽ de MontrŽal (English)


3) Wikipedia (English)


4) WikipŽdia (Franais)


5)  BLOG: The New American Empire


6) Certain books by Rodrigue Tremblay can be found on the Internet


Academic Experience:

1967-1996 Professor, Department of Economics, UniversitŽ de

MontrŽal Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1965-67 Research Fellow, Center for Economic Growth, Stanford

University, Stanford, California

2002- Professor emeritus


Courses taught:

¥ ECN 1111 - Macroeconomics 200


¥ ECN 1964 - Public Finance 150


¥ ECN 6454 - Ph.D. workshop in

international economics 20 students

¥ ECN 6478 - International Finance:

International Economics B 25 students


Administrative Experience:

¥ Chairman, Undergraduate Studies Programs, 1995-97

¥ Chairman, Graduate Studies Programs, 1982-87

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¥ President, North American Economics and Finance

Association, 1986-87

¥ Minister, Department of Industry and Commerce, Quebec,


¥ President, SociŽtŽ canadienne de science Žconomique,


¥ Chairman, Department of Economics, UniversitŽ de

MontrŽal, 1972-76


Fields of specialization:

¥ Public Finance

¥ International Economics

¥ Macroeconomics

¥ Public Policies



***Principal Books


¥  Tremblay, Rodrigue, The Code For Global Ethics, Ten Humanist Princiles, Prometheus Books, 2010, 300 pages,

¥  Tremblay, Rodrigue, The Code For Global Ethics, Toward a Humanist Civilization, Trafford, 2009, hardcopy and paperback, 279 pages,

¥  Tremblay, Rodrigue,Le code pour une Žthique globale, vers une civilisation humaniste, Liber, 2009, 296 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, The New American Empire, Achon Books, Infinity, Pennsylvania, 2004, 365 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Le Nouvel Empire AmŽricain, ƒditions L'Harmattan, Paris, 2004, 315 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Pourquoi Bush veut la Guerre, Les

Intouchables, Paris, Montreal, February 2003, 277p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, L'Heure Juste, Stanke international,

Montreal, 2001, 349p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Les Grands Enjeux Žconomiques et

politiques, Transcontinental publishing, Montreal, 1999,


¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Public Economics and Finance, Library

of the University of Montreal Press, 1996, 381p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Modern Macroeconomics, Theories and

Realities, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (ƒtudes Vivantes),

1992, 628p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, The Role of Exports in Growth and

Development, Public Policy Institute, Ottawa, 1990, 53p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Issues in North American Economics

and Finance, ed., NAEFA, Montreal, 1987, 633p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Quebec in Crisis, Select

Publications, Montreal, 1981, 447p.

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¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, The Third Option, France-AmŽrique

Publications, Montreal, 1979, 133p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, The Economic Independence of French Canada, re-ed., Errol Bouchette, La Presse Publications,  1977, 272p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, The Quebec Economy, ed., the

University of Quebec Press, 1976, 493p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Macroeconomic Analysis, Holt,

Rinehart and Winston, Montreal, 1975, 332p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Microeconomic Analysis, Holt,

Rinehart and Winston, Montreal, 1975, 400p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, International Monetary Relations,

Library of the University of Montreal Press, 1972, 230p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, International Trade Theory, Library

of the University of Montreal Press, 1971, 350p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Africa and Monetary Integration, ed.,

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970, 466p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Independance and a Quebec-USA Common

Market, Editions du Jour, Montreal, 1970,127p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, Economics, an Introduction, Holt,

Rinehart and Winston, Montreal, 1969, 608p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, The Role of International Financial

Flows in the International Payments Mechanism, University

Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1967, 241p.


***Scientific Articles since 1990


¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "How American politicians and bankers built a financial debt house of cards", Policy Options Review, February 2009, pp. 49-54.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, ÓLa main invisible du marchŽÉ doit parfois tre guidŽeÓ, revue Options Politiques, juillet-aožt 2008, 7 p.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, ÒHow US Politicians and Bankers Built a Financial Debt House of Cards Ó, The India Economy Review, December 2008, pp. 78-84.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, ÒSowing the seeds of recessionÓ, Turkish Daily News, Istanbul, Turkey, December 5, 2007.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, ÒLe QuŽbec et la mondialisation des ŽconomiesÓ, L'Action Nationale, novembre-dŽcembre 2007.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, ÒLes grands cycles ŽconomiquesÒ, dans MŽlanges en hommage ˆ Maria-Negreponti Delivanis, UniversitŽ de la MassŽdoine, 2006, pp. 659-675.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "La nouvelle Doctrine Bush",

L'Action Nationale, novembre-dŽcembre 2002, pp 65-74.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Le franais, langue scientifique internationale: point de vue d'un Žconomiste",

L'Action Nationale, septembre 2001, pp 19-34.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Les facteurs dŽclencheurs des crises financires internationales, L'ActualitŽ ƒconomique, septembre, 2000, pp 423-436.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "MobilitŽ internationale des facteurs en situation de ch™mage et de libre-Žchange", L'ActualitŽ ƒconomique, juin 1998, pp 245-271.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "La triple mobilitŽ biens-travail-capital ou l'incohŽrence des politiques Žconomiques", L'Action Nationale, novembre, 1996, pp 76-93.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Export-led Growth and Competitive

Requirements", Caribbean and Latin Economic Development,

St. John's University, New York, Winter, 1995. pp.135-152.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "The Industrial Policy of Quebec", in

Canada and Quebec, One Country, Two Histories, Robert

Bathwell Ed., UBC Press, 1995, pp. 167-169.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "The Quebec Economy", Encyclopedia

Americana, Conn., Fall 1995, 7 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Economic and Policy Requirements for

Export-led Growth", North American Economic and Finance Papers, N.Y., Winter 1994, 10 pages.

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¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Macro-Based International

Competitiveness with Free Trade", in Beyond NAFTA, ed. A.R.

Riggs and Tom Velk, the Fraser Institute, Vancouver, Winter

1993, 15 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "CompŽtitivitŽ canadienne et libreŽchange

nord- amŽricain; les trois premires annŽes de

l'ALƒ", L'ActualitŽ Žconomique, June 1993, 20 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Le QuŽbec face ˆ l'intŽgration

Žconomique canadienne et nord-amŽricaine", edited by A.-G.

Gagnon and F. Rocher, RŽpliques aux dŽtracteurs de la

souverainetŽ du QuŽbec, Montreal, Winter 1992, 19 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Constitutional Political Economy and

Trade Policies between Quebec and Canada", edited by

J.McCallum, Broken Links, C.D. Howe Institute, Toronto,

Summer 1991, 12 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "Real Exchange Rate Movements and

Canadian Industrial Employment", Proceedings Review of North

American Economics and Finance Association, 1991, 15 pages.

¥ Tremblay, Rodrigue, "The Canada-U.S. Trade Arrangements

for Export- Led Growth", Review of North American Economics

and Finance Association, 1991, 14 pages.


Other Accomplishments:

à Associate Editor, North American Review of Economics and

Finance, 1989-1999

à Associate Editor, Foreign Affairs Studies, Carleton

University, 1993-2001

à Associate Editor, Les Affaires Journal, 1996-

à Member of the North American Free Trade Agreement,

Chapter 18 Arbitration Panel, 1989-2000