Charles Beach grew up in Montreal and earned a BAH at McGill University and Ph.D. at Princeton University. He has taught economics at Queen's University since 1972 and became a Professor Emeritus in 2012. He was a co-founder of the Canadian Econometric Study Group and the Canadian Employment Research Forum, Chair of the Data Liberation Initiative at Statistics Canada, Editor of Canadian Public Policy (1995–02), and Director of the John Deutsch Institute at Queen's (2001–09). He has published 15 books and a large number of research and policy papers related to Canadian employment, skills and labour markets. His current research interests are on Canadian immigration policy and income inequality.
Lorne Carmichael is Professor of Economics at Queen's University. He has also taught classes at the University of Washington in Seattle, the University of Aukland, and has visited widely at universities in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and the United States. He was an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics for ten years, ending in 2006. His early research focused on the economic rationale for various labour market institutions such as seniority rules, promotion contests and academic tenure. More recently he has written on the evolutionary underpinnings of behavioural economics. Current interests include the determinants of access and persistence in post-secondary education and the implications of the shifting demographic composition of university students.
Louis N. Christofides received a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1973. From 1972 to 2002 he was on faculty at the University of Guelph, Canada, serving as Chair of the Department of Economics from 1987 to 1997. From 2002 to 2006 he served as Chair of the Department of Economics, and from 2006 to 2011 as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Cyprus. His research is in Labour Economics, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. He has published extensively in these areas in professional journals. He is a Research Associate of CESifo and a Research Fellow of IZA. He has served as a referee to numerous academic journals, universities and granting agencies in Canada (SSHRC), the US (NSF), and the EU (ESF) and as a consultant to governmental organisations in Canada and the European Union. He is currently serving as a Member of the Scientific Council of Cyprus and of the Governing Board of the Central Bank of Cyprus.
Marie Connolly (Ph.D. 2007, Princeton University) has been a professor at the Department of Economics of UQAM's School of Management (ESG UQAM) since 2009. She teaches statistics and econometrics to undergraduates and labor economics to graduates students. Her research is primarily empirical and touches upon various topics in labor economics, such as social mobility, the formation of human capital, the gender wage gap, subjective well-being, women's labor force participation and the evaluation of public policy. Her work as been published in the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the Canadian Journal of Economics, among others.
Scott Davies is Professor of Sociology and an Associate Member of the Department of Political Science at McMaster University where he holds the Ontario Research Chair in Educational Achievement and At-Risk Children. Dr. Davies’ research revolves around a core theme: change and inequality in education. He has examined disparities in student outcomes, including rates of dropping out of high school, educational aspirations, access to higher education, and transitions to employment. Much of his research is oriented to connecting educational policy trends to globalization, social movements, and public opinion. He is an associate editor of Canadian Public Policy, and has been on the editorial boards of Sociology of Education, American Journal of Education, and Sociological Inquiry. He has won awards from the American Education Research Association and the Canadian Society for Studies in Education.
Benoit Dostie is an associate professor at the Institute of applied economics of HEC Montréal, the business school affiliated with the Université de Montréal, where he holds the HEC Montréal professorship for the analysis of workdept and their employees. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University in 2001, is a Fellow at the IZA and CIRANO, a regular member of the CIRPÉE, and a researcher at the Center for Productivity and Prosperity of HEC Montréal. His research interests include statistical models for linked employer-employee data, duration models, returns to human capital, firm-sponsored training, productivity, turnover, and labour reallocation.
Torben Drewes is a professor of economics at Trent University, where he has taught since 1980. His research focuses on labour economics and the economics of higher education. He has published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Canadian Public Policy, Research in Higher Education, and the OECD Education Working Paper Series. He has also conducted research for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Finance Canada, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. A former member of the Ontario Training and Adjustment Board and the Committee of University Planner and Analysts, Council of Ontario Universities, he is currently a member of council at the COU. He received his BA from Lakehead University and his Ph.D. from Queen’s University.
Ana Ferrer is a university professor at the University of Waterloo, and associated researcher at the Canadian Labour and Skills Research Network (CLSRN) and at the Children Migration Network at Princeton University. She graduated from Boston University but her research career developed in Canada, and focused on labour markets, education and family economics. Her work on the economics of education includes research on different aspects of the premium attached to immigrant credentials and to the skills brought by immigrants to Canada, work on the economic returns of going back to school, and work on the long term consequences of resource booms for educational attainment. This work has been published in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Economic, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
Kelly Foley is an assistant professor in the economics department at the University of Saskatchewan. Before joining the University of Saskatchewan, Kelly held an assistant professorship at the Copenhagen Business School. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of British Columbia in 2009. Prior to her doctoral studies, Kelly was a Research Associate at the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation. Kelly’s research interests include labour economics and the economics of education. Her doctoral research focused on the determinants of educational attainment and included an examination of whether neighbourhood characteristics affect the probability that young Canadians attend university.
Reuben Ford is a research director at the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) a non-profit research organization that evaluates policies and programs in Canada. He has extensive experience in both the research and operational elements of the design, implementation, and evaluation stages of large-scale experimental demonstration projects in Canada. This includes research design, sampling and participant recruitment, program operations, data management and information systems, and both quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Since 2003, he has directed SRDC's team investigating approaches to increase access to Post-secondary education across Canada (which include Future to Discover in Manitoba and New Brunswick, BC AVID and Life After High School Projects in BC and Life After High School in Ontario). Before joining SRDC in 1998, Dr. Ford spent five years as a Research Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, a UK non-profit research institute. Dr. Ford holds a Ph.D. in Geography from University College London.
Jane Friesen is an Associate Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University and the Director of SFU’s Centre for Education Research and Policy. Her current research interests focus on the effects of features of K-12 education systems on student outcomes, including school choice policies, full-day Kindergarten and education funding formulas
Catherine Haeck is an assistant professor at the Université du Québec in Montréal. She is currently an invited researcher at the Québec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics and an affiliated researcher at CIRANO Research Centre. Her research focuses on the human capital development of children and youth. She has written about parental leave reform, school reform and universal childcare. Her current research focuses on the implications of different programs, such as nutritional programs during pregnancy, universal childcare and paid parental leave, on child health.
Jorgen Hansen is an Associate Professor of Economics at Concordia University, Montreal. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Goteborg University, Sweden, in 1997. Prior to joining the faculty at Concordia, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Montreal, and served as a researcher at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) at the University of Bonn. Jorgen Hansen also holds appointments as research fellow at IZA and research associate at CIRANO and CIREQ. His research has been funded by SSHRC and published in leading economics journals.
David Johnson is Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and Education Policy Scholar at the C.D. Howe Institute. His education research includes the analysis of elementary school test scores in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as well as studies of university access, persistence and gap years. His 2005 book 'Signposts of Success,' a comprehensive analysis of elementary school test scores in Ontario, was selected as a finalist in 2006 for both the Donner Prize and the Purvis Prize. Professor Johnson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 1978. He received his Masters degree from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before coming to Wilfrid Laurier in 1985, David worked for two years at the Bank of Canada. He has visited at the National Bureau of Economic Research, at Cambridge University and most recently as Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Pierre Lefebvre is professor of economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His funded research project focuses on human capital development of children and youth determinants of educational attainment. Recent work includes returns to education of young Canadian adults, Québec’s school reform, long-term effects of Québec’s childcare program, recent evolution of retirement patterns in Canada, and intergenerational transmission of education in Canada. He is research associate at CIQSS and CIRPÉE.
Steven Lehrer is an Associate Professor of Economics at Queen's University and a faculty research fellow in the Economics of Education program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on health economics, economics of education, labour markets, causal inference and experimental economics. His research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economics of Education Review, American Political Science Review among other outlets. Prior to joining Queen’s, Prof. Lehrer spent two years at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania as the John M. Olin Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his B. A. in Economics at McGill University. He also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Canadian Public Policy and Empirical Economics.
Thomas Lemieux is a professor of Economics at University of British Columbia. He received his B.A. at Université Laval in 1984, his M.A. at Queen’s University in 1985, and his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1989. Professor Lemieux has held positions at MIT and the Université de Montréal prior to joining the faculty at UBC in 1999. He is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, a founding co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Most of his recent research focuses on the causes and consequences of the increase in earnings inequality in industrialized countries.
Lance Lochner is currently a Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, CIBC Chair in Human Capital and Productivity, and Canadian Research Chair in Human Capital and Productivity. He is also a Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the U.S., the CIBC Centre for Human Capital at the University of Western Ontario, the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Italy, and CESifo in Germany. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1998 and spent the next five years as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, and an editor at the Journal of Labor Economics and associate editor at the Journal of Human Capital and Journal of Applied Econometrics. His areas of research include the financial returns to schooling; post-school human capital acquisition; the interaction of early and late investments in human capital; the relationship between family income, early child outcomes, and educational attainment; education policy in a general equilibrium environment; the nature of credit constraints and government lending programs in the education market; the interaction between human capital and criminal behaviour; and the evolution of earnings inequality in the U.S.
Felice Martinello was educated in economics at the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia and is currently a Professor of Economics at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has written on labour unions, wage determination and union organizing, and has recently turned his attention to post-secondary education. Recent work includes studies of faculty salaries in Ontario universities; transitions of post-secondary students across programs and institutions, with an emphasis on college to university transfers; academic regulations; and the decreases in grades experienced by students when they go from high school to university.
Jonaida Milla joined the Department of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University for an Assistant Professor (CLTA) position in July 2016. She completed her graduate studies (M.A. and Ph.D.) in Economics at the University of Guelph. Her research interests lie in the fields of Applied Econometrics, Economics of Education and Labour Economics. Her recent work concentrates on topics related to evaluating the effect and exploring the mechanisms behind teacher performance pay compensations in K-12, intergenerational transmission of higher education, value-added assessment of education effectiveness and quality, determinants of entry and exit dynamics in tertiary education, and university quality premium on earnings.
Louis-Philippe Morin is an assistant professor in the economics department at the University of Ottawa. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2007. His research interests include the economics of education and labour economics. His current research focuses on the determinants of university students’ academic performance and on the labour market impacts of educational reforms.
Christine Neill is an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research has focused on empirical analysis of policy issues in Canadian post-secondary education. She has also written on Australian firearms policy and the labour market effects of infrastructure programs, and is currently studying the effects of moves from half-day to full-day kindergarten.
Shelley Phipps is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Dalhousie University. She currently holds the Maxwell Chair in Economics, is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research(Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being Group) and is the Program Director for Children, Family and Work-life Issues for the Canadian Labour and Skills Research Network(a SSHRCC-funded cluster). She is also affiliated with the European Union Centre of Excellence. Her research has focused on the health and well-being of Canadian children, the implications of women's paid and unpaid work for women's health, international comparisons of social policy, poverty and inequality, and decision-making within families.
W. Craig Riddell is Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network. He is also a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration (University College, London). His teaching and research interests are in labour economics, labour relations and public policy. Current research focuses on education, skills formation, immigration, unemployment, unemployment insurance and inequality.
Wayne Simpson is Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba and previously worked for the Bank of Canada and Economic Council of Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and the London School of Economics. He is the author of several books, more than fifty refereed articles, and numerous reports, book chapters, and other articles, primarily in the areas of labour economics, urban and regional economics, quantitative methods and social policy. His recent research includes adult education, the education of immigrants, academic research in Canadian economics departments, provincial budgeting, and information technology in the workdept.
Thanasis Stengos is a member of the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph, where he now holds a University Research Chair. He received a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Ph.D. from Queen's University. His main teaching area is econometrics. His research interests are in nonparametric methods, empirical growth with emphasis on the effect of human capital and education on growth, the link between pollution and economic growth and multidimensional measures of inequality and poverty. He is Deputy Director of the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis in Rimini, Italy.
Todd is a labour economist interested in policy-relevant issues in education. His most recent research has focused on issues in higher education, especially as they relate to students from low income families. He is the founder and director of the Berea Panel Study, a longitudinal study that provides unequalled depth and detail about the beliefs, experiences, and outcomes of university students. His research has been supported by SSHRC, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation and has been published in a variety of top academic journals. He is a Professor and the Glenn Campbell Fellow in Economics at the University of Western Ontario.
Mike Veall is Professor of Economics at McMaster University. He has also taught at the University of Western Ontario and for short periods at the University of Mannheim, Australian National University and Queen’s University. His main research interest is applied econometrics and economic statistics, with a recent focus on the distribution of income in Canada and tax/transfer policy. He is also collaborating or has collaborated on projects involving productivity growth, the academic development of adolescents and the ranking of universities.
Jean-Pierre Voyer is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, a non-profit organization that specializes in the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale demonstration projects in the social policy domain. From 2002 to 2006, he was the federal assistant-deputy minister in charge of the Policy Research Initiative, an organization responsible for conducting research on cross-cutting social, economic, and environmental issues in support of the Government of Canada’s medium-term policy agenda. From 1994 to 2000 he was Director General of the Applied Research Branch at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) where he provided oversight for a research program that included an education component. Mr. Voyer has also held positions at Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office, the National Union of Provincial Government Employees, and the Economic Council of Canada. He was Chairman of the OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee from 1998 to 2000. He has served on various research committees for such organizations as SSHRC, the University of Ottawa, and HRSDC.
Bill Warburton is president of Enterprise Economic Consulting. He received his B.A. from Queen's University, M.A. from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from the University of London, all in economics. Currently, he is a member of the Canadian Economics Association and a Director of the Canadian Employment Research Forum. His research focuses on estimating the impacts of government programs. Recent papers estimate the marginal impact of placing children in foster care and the impacts of full day kindergarten for disadvantaged students on grade 4 outcomes.
Casey Warman is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Dalhousie University and a Faculty Research Fellow in the Health Economics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His current research interests primarily involve empirical issues in the areas of health economics, economics of education, gender, and immigration. His research has been published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Canadian Journal of Economics, the Journal of Human Resources and Labour Economics.
Matthew Webb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Carleton University. He was previously an Eyes High Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Calgary after completing his PhD at Queen's University. His research is largely in the areas of the economics of higher education and applied econometrics, with a focus on bootstrap based cluster robust inference.