Working Papers

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WP #68 The Life-Cycle Dynamics of Wealth Mobility Richard Audoly, Rory McGee, Sergio Ocampo, and Gonzalo Paz-Pardo

WP #67 The Impact of Unions on Wages in the Public Sector: Evidence from Higher Education Michael Baker, Yosh Halberstam, Kory Kroft, Alexandre Mas, and Derek Messacar

WP #66 Non-Monotonic Employment Effects by Market Structure and Minimum Wage Level Kevin Devereux and Zuzanna Studnicka

WP #65 The Impact of Comprehensive Student Support on Crime Adam Lavecchia, Philip Oreopoulos, and Noah Spencer


WP #64 Do Opportunities for Low-Income Students at Top Colleges Promote Academic Success? Evidence from Colombia’s Ser Pilo Paga Program Jeffrey Penney, Steven F. Lehrer, Gloria L. Bernal, and Luis Carlos Reyes

WP #63 The Effect of Reducing Welfare Access on Employment, Health and Children’s Long-Run Outcomes Jeffrey Hicks, Gaëlle Simard-Duplain, David A. Green, and William Warburton

WP #62 Graying and Staying on the Job: The Welfare Implications of Employment Protection for Older Workers Todd Morris and Benoit Dostie

WP #61 Are Immigrants Particularly Entrepreneurial? Policy Lessons from a Selective Immigration System David A. Green, Huju Liu, Yuri Ostrovsky, and Garnett Picot

WP #60 Keep Me In, Coach: The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Targeted Academic Coaching Serena Canaan, Stefanie Fischer, Pierre Mouganie, and Geoffrey C. Schnorr

WP #59 The Minimum Wage, Turnover, and the Shape of the Wage Distribution Pierre Brochu, David A. Green, Thomas Lemieux, and James Townsend

WP #58 The Economics of Canadian Immigration Levels Matthew Doyle, Mikal Skuterud, and Christopher Worswick

WP #57 Research on Labour Market Impacts of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Miguel Cardoso, Michael Haan, Federico Lambardo, and Yoko Yoshida

WP #56 The Changing Value of Employment and Its Implications Davide Alonzo and Giovanni Gallipoli

WP #55 Race and the Income-Achievement Gap Ryan Bacic and Angela Zhang


WP #54 First to $15: Alberta’s Minimum Wage Policy on Employment by Wages, Ages, and Places, Sebastian Fossati and Joseph Marchand

WP #53 The Labor Market Returns to Unobserved Skills: Evidence from a Gender Quota, Safoura Moeeni and Feng Wei

WP #52 The Impact of Unions on Nonunion Wage Setting: Threats and Bargaining, David A. Green, Ben M. Sand, and Iain G. Snoddy

WP #51 The Effect of Reducing Welfare Access on Employment, Health, and Children’s Long-Run  Outcomes, Jeffrey Hicks, Gaëlle Simard-Duplain, David A. Green, and William Warburton

WP #50 Native-Born-Immigrant Wage Gap Revisited: The Role of Market Imperfections in Canada, Yigit Aydede and Atul Dar

WP #49 Approaches To Learn About Employer Learning, Mahmut Ablay and Fabian Lange

WP #48 Immigrant Gaps in Parental Time Investments into Children’s Human Capital Activities, Ana Ferrer and Allison Mascella

WP #47 The Work Trajectories of Married Canadian Immigrant Women, 2006-2019, Ana Ferrer, Annie Pan, and Tammy Schirle

WP #46 The Long-Term Effects of Financial Aid and Career Education: Evidence from a Randomized  Experiment, Laëtitia Renée

WP #45 The Long-Run Effects of Parental Unemployment in Childhood, James Ugoccioni

WP #44 Beyond Lost Earnings: The Long-Term Impact of Job Displacement on Workers’ Commuting  Behavior, Yige Duan, Oskar Jost, and Ramona Jost

WP #43 Who Pays the Child Penalty? Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Jamie Emery

WP #42  Spousal Labour Supply Adjustments to Extended Benefits Weeks: Evidence from Canada,  Stephanie Lluis and Brian McCall


WP #41 Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the CARES Act on Earnings and Inequality,  Matias Cortes and Eliza Forsythe

WP #40 The Heterogenous Labour Market Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic,  Matias Cortes and Eliza Forsythe

WP #39 The Transformation of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, Ian O’Donnell and Mikal Skuterud

WP #38  Survey Non-response in Covid-19 Times: The Case of the Labour Force Survey, Pierre Brochu and Jonathan Crechet

WP #37  Canadian Labour Market Dynamics during COVID-19, Stephen Jones, Fabian Lange, W. Craig Riddell and Casey Warman

WP #36 Welfare versus Work under a Negative Income Tax: Evidence from the Gary, Seattle,  Denver and Manitoba Income Maintenance Experiments, Chris Riddell and W. Craig Riddell

WP #35 Innovative Ideas and Gender Inequality, Marlene Koffi

WP #34 Endogenous Learning, Persistent Employer Biases, and Discrimination, Louis-Pierre LePage

WP #33 The Intergenerational Effects of Economic Sanctions, Safoura Moeeni


WP #32 Labour Market Flows and Worker Trajectories in Canada during COVID-19 Pierre Brochu, Jonathan Créchet and Zechuan Deng

WP #31 Automation and Reallocation: The Lasting Legacy of COVID-19 in Canada, J. Blit

WP #30 Is Increasing Productivity COVID-19’s Silver Lining?, J. Blit

WP #29 Labour Market Policies in a Roy-Rosen Bargaining Economy, H. Jales and Z. Yu

WP #28 Waiting for Recovery: The Canadian Labour Market in June 2020, S. Jones, F. Lange, C. Riddell and C. Warman

WP #27 Covid-19, Family Stress and Domestic Violence: Remote Work, Isolation and Bargaining Power, LP. Beland, A. Brodeur, J. Haddad and D. Mikola

WP #26 Initial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Canadian Labour Market, T. Lemieux, K. Milligan, T. Schirle and M. Skuterud.

WP #25 Labor Markets in Crisis: The Causal Impact of Canada’s COVD-19 Economic Shutdown on Hours Worked for Workers Across the Earnings Distribution K. Koebel and D. Pohler

WP #24 Endogenous Learning and the Persistence of Employer Biases in the Labour Market,  L.P. Lepage

WP #23 Effects of Public-School Choice on Private Schools: Evidence from Open Enrollment Reform, R. Cohn

WP #22 The Great Depression and the Rise of Female Employment: A New HypothesisA. Bellow and E. Cardia

WP #21 Household Responses to Disability Shocks: Spousal Labor Supply, Caregiving, and Disability Insurance, S. Lee

WP #20 Strategic Self-Employment and Family Formation, N. Lloyd

WP #19 Caught in the Cycle: Economic Conditions at Enrollment and Labor Market Outcomes of College GraduatesA. Bicakova, M. Cortes and J. Mazza

WP #18 Descriptive labor market outcomes of immigrant women across Europe, A. Adsera, A. Ferrer and V. Herranz


WP #17 How Skills and Parental Valuation of Education Influence Human Capital Acquisition and Early Labor Market Return to Human Capital in Canada , Michael J. Kottelenberg and Steven F. Lehrer


WP #16 Family Structure and Child Cognitive Outcomes: Evidence from Canadian Longitudinal Data, Ana Ferrer and Yazhuo Pan

WP #15 The Effectiveness of Consumption Tax on the Reduction of Car Pollution in China , Andres Arcila, Tao Chen and Xiaolan Lu

WP #14  Identifying the value of Teamwork: Application to Professional Tennis, Kevin Devereux


WP #13  Unemployment, Marginal Attachment and Labor Force Participation in Canada and the United States, Stephen Jones, and Craig Riddell

WP #12 Immigration and Innovation: Evidence from Canadian Cities, Joel Blit, Mikal Skuterud and Jue Zhang

WP #11 The Relative Labour Market Performance of Former International Students: Evidence from the Canadian National Graduate Survey, Zong Jia Chen and Mikal Skuterud

WP #10 “Is There a Tradeoff Between Ethnic Diversity and Redistribution? The Case of Income Assistance in Canada“, David Green and Craig Riddell

WP #9 “Part-Time Work and Crowding-Out Implications of Employment Insurance Pilot Initiatives“, Stephanie Lluis and Brian McCall

WP #8 “The gender gap in university participation: What role do skills and parents play?“, Kelly Foley


WP #7 “The Effect of House Prices on Fertility: Evidence from Canada“, Jeremy Clark and Ana Ferrer

WP #6 “Temporary Foreign Workers and Firms: Theory and Canadian Evidence“, Pierre Brochu, Till Gross and Christopher Worswick

WP #5 “The Consequences of Academic Match between Students and Colleges“, Eleanor Dillon and Jeffrey Smith

WP #4 “Field of Study and the Decision to Delay University“, Kelly Foley and Fane Groes

WP #3 “Adverse selection in the labour market and the demand for vocational education“, Sonja Chen

WP #2 “Evaluation of Optimal Unemployment Insurance with Reemployment Bonuses Using Regression Discontinuity“, Po-Chun Huang and Tzu-Ting Yang

WP #1  Speeding up for a son? Fertility Transitions among Asian Migrants to Canada, Alicia Adsera and Ana Ferrer