Jean-Pierre Vidal teaches taxation at HEC Montreal since June 2002. He is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He was a “Licensed Certified Public Accountant” in the State of Illinois, USA, from November 27, 2006 to September 30, 2012. At that date, the status of its license in the United States has become inactive at his request. He followed the ICCA course on extensive tax CICA from 1997 to 1999. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Montreal in 1990; a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Montreal in 1985; a Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris in 1981; and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Sherbrooke in 1979.
In 2011 he was chosen by Canada to join an Arbitration Committee of three persons to settle a dispute between Canada and the United States. In 2014-2015, he was a member of the Review Board on the Quebec taxation.