Benoît Béchard has a degree in political science and economics and a master's degree in public affairs and government from Université Laval. He has been political advisor for Quebec ministerial offices and has extensive experience in partisan politics. His research focuses on political decision making performance, judgmental heuristics and strategic information transmission. His main objects of interest are the Quebec and Canadian cases. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Sébastien Tremblay (School of Psychology) and Dr. Mathieu Ouimet (Department of Political Science) and student-researcher at the Unité mixte de recherche en sciences urbaines (UMRsu) and at the Chaire de recherche sur la démocratie et les institutions parlementaires (CRDIP).