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Workshop: Montreal Applied Microeconomics Research Day

CDR Université de Montréal

Thursday 7 Dec 2017
From 9:30AM To 3:30PM

The Montreal Applied Microeconomics Research Day brings together researchers from Montreal for presentations of recent research findings in microeconomics. Each year, this workshop helps strengthen the research network in Montreal and its surroundings.

Marie Connolly

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2009, Marie Connolly is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG UQAM) and Vice Dean of Research at ESG UQAM. She is also founder and director of the Research Group on Human Capital.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, 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. She is also interested in the economics of popular music, including the resale of concert tickets and the environmental practices of rock bands.

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.

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Fabian Lange

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2011, Main Researcher of the theme Skills, Fabian Lange is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University. He is also Program Director Industrial Relations Major, Director of the Montreal Partnership for Human Resource Management and Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Labor and Personnel Economics.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, he pursues interests in population, health and labour economics.

After receiving his Ph.D. in 2004, he joined the Department of Economics at Yale University as an Assistant Professor. In 2010, he was promoted to Associate Professor at Yale. He joined the economics department at McGill University in 2012. Fabian held visiting positions at the University of Chicago, Oberlin College, and the University of Michigan.

In population economics, he studied the link between schooling and fertility decisions. He has published work on the trade-offs between increased fertility and education (the quantity-quality model) using data sources from the historical American South. In health economics, he studies the determinants of the socio-economic gradient in health. He asks what role information processing, cognitive ability, and education play in generating socio-economic gradients in health? Further, he develops and estimates models of health dynamics and uses these to study the socio-economic gradient in health. In labour economics, his research interests concern how workers careers are shaped by processes of information revelation. In particular, he studies the role of employer learning in generating earnings inequality as individuals age. He also studies stigma due to prolonged unemployment and its implications for optimal unemployment insurance schemes.

He received the H.G. Lewis Prize 2006-2007, the IZA Young Labor Economist Award 2008 and the John Rae Prize of the Canadian Economic Association 2016.

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Pierre-Carl Michaud

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2012, Vice-President Strategy and Government Relations and Main researcher of the theme Health, Pierre-Carl Michaud is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. He is also holder of the Research Jacques-Parizeau Research Chair in Economic Policy and Scientific Director of the Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from CentER,Tilburg University, his research aims to understand specific behaviours over the life cycle, including those related to savings, insurance and pension plans, as well as investments in health and the economic consequences of demographic change.

His work has been funded by many organizations and his research is published in the best journals in economics, demography and public health. In 2018, he received the Marcel-Dagenais Prize from the Canadian Society of Economics for his research.

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Amine Ouazad

A CIRANO Researcher since 2019, Amine Ouazad is Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. He also holds the endowed research professorship in Urban and Real Estate Economics at HEC Montréal, is member of the First Street Foundation Lab and DLA Piper Visiting Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University in April 2020.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics, his research interests are urban economics, labor economics, finance, applied microeconometrics. In addition to urban economics, real estate, and the future of cities, his research interest has focused on the importance of finance and real estate finance.

He earned tenure as an Associate Professor at École polytechnique, Paris, in 2016-2017. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at INSEAD, where he taught on the Asia, Europe, and Middle East campuses, in the EMBA, MBA, PhD programs.

His work has been published in the International Economic Review (UPenn), the Review of Economics and Statistics (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Public Economics, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Education Finance and Policy, the journal of the American Education Finance Association published by MIT Press.

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Christopher Rauh

Christopher Rauh is Professor at the Université de Montréal.

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