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Research Interests:

Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Education, Economics of Immigration, Personnel Economics.

Refereed Publications:

• “Noise or News? Learning About the Content of Test-Based School Achievement Measures”, 2015, The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Topics), 15(3): 14147-1453. [Download]

• “Glass Ceilings or Glass Doors? The Role of Firms in Male-Female Wage Disparities”, 2015, Canadian Journal of Economics, 48(2): 529-560. [Download][My presentation at 2013 CRDCN Conference]

• “Fiscal Transfers to Immigrants in Canada” (with Krishna Pendakur), 2014, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 15(5):777-797. [Download]

• “How do school ‘report cards’ affect school choice decisions?” (with Jane Friesen, Justin Smith and Simon Woodcock), 2012, Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(2):784-807. [Download]

Working Papers:

• “Job Satisfaction and Coworker Pay in Canadian Firms“ (with Brian Krauth, SFU), Revised and Resubmited to the Canadian Journal of Economics.[Download]

• “Moving up or falling behind? Gender, promotions, and wages in Canada“ (with Andrew McGee, University of Alberta), under review. [Download]

• “Not for the Profit, But for the Training? Gender Differences in Traning in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Sectors” (with Benoit Dostie, HEC Montreal), under review. [Download]

• “Visible Minorites and Job Movility: Evidence from a Workplace Panel Survey", under review.[Download]

• “Labor market mobility and the assimilation of young immigrant men" (with Andrew McGee, University of Alberta), under review.[Download]

• “The Effect of Chinese FDI in BC and other Jurisdictions”, Prepared for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and BC Ministry of International Trade, February 2014.

• “Immigrants and the Canadian Economy” (with David Jacks and Krishna Pendakur) Metropolis British Columbia Working Paper, No. 12-09.
This paper was one of the four comprehensive reports that summarize research output over the 16 year history of the Metropolis BC project and was presented at Metropolis BC final event, September 12, 2012.

• “The Effect of the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Initiative on the Timing of Training Participation and the Duration of Training” (with Simon Woodcock).
A study prepared for Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), formly known as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), January 2013.

Work in Progress:

• “Canadian Immigrants and Training Opportunities: Evidence from Canadian Linked Employer-Employee Data” (with Benoit Dostie, HEC Montreal).

• “The Effect of Test-Based Information on School Enrollment Growth” (with Jane Friesen and Simon Woodcock, SFU).

• “What Makes a Successful Movie? (preliminary title)”, with John Abowd (Cornell) and Simon Woodcock (SFU).

• “Surveying Views Among Economists (preliminary title)”, with Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge).

• “Satisfaction and Labour Turn-over “, with Kelly Bedard (UC Santa Barbara).

• “Unintended Consequences: The Effect of Immigration Crackdown on Public Safety“.

• “Income Inequality, Geography, and Life Expectancy“ (with Michele Battisti, CESifo Munich).

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