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A CIRANO Associated 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 a 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.