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A CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow since 2014, Nicole Fortin is Full Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. She is also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.
Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia, where she has three main streams of research. A first stream revolves around wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, including higher education policies. A second stream focuses on the economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education. A third stream includes contributions to decomposition methods, namely the widely used DFL reweighting decomposition methodology and the newer RIF (recentered influence function) regression methodology, both published in Econometrica.