Professor and Director, CHCP (Centre for Human Capital and Productivity)
Canada Research Chair in Human Capital and Productivity
Social Science Faculty Scholar
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998
Other Publications and Working Papers
"Default and Repayment among Baccalaureate Degree Earners," in Brad Hershbein and Kevin Hollenbeck (eds.), Student Loans and the Dynamics of Debt, Chapter 8, Kalamazoo: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (2015), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.
"Post-Secondary Attendance by Parental Income in the U.S. and Canada: What Role for Financial Aid Policy?" forthcoming in Canadian Journal of Economics, 2014, with Philippe Belley and Marc Frenette (Online Appendix)
"Education Policy and Crime," in P. Cook, J. Ludwig and J. McCrary (eds.), Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs, Chapter 11, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
"Non-Production Benefits of Education: Crime, Health, and Good Citizenship" in E. Hanushek, S. Machin and L. Woessmann (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 4, Chapter 2, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2011.
"Education and Crime," in B. McGraw, P. Peterson and E. Baker (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition, Amsterdam: Elsevier (2010).
"Earnings Functions and Rates of Return," Journal of Human Capital, 2(1): 1-31 (Spring 2008), with James J. Heckman and Petra Todd.
"Intergenerational Transmission," in L. Blume and S. Durlauf (eds.), New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition, Palgrave Macmillan (2008).
"Borrowing Constraints on Families with Young Children," Innovation in Education, Cleveland: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: 39-48 (2006), with Elizabeth Caucutt.
"Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation," in E. Hanushek and F. Welch (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 1, Chapter 12, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science (2006), with Flavio Cunha, James J. Heckman and Dimitriy Masterov.
"Earnings Functions, Rates of Return, and Treatment Effects: The Mincer Equation and Beyond," in E. Hanushek and F. Welch (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 1, Chapter 7, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science (2006), with James J. Heckman and Petra Todd.
"Wage Dynamics and Returns to Unobserved Skill," CHCP Working Paper 2017-26, with Youngmin Park and Youngki Shin.
"Early and Late Human Capital Investments, Borrowing Constraints, and the Family," CHCP Working Paper 2017-3, with Elizabeth M. Caucutt. (Appendix)
"The Effect of Education and School Quality on Female Crime," CHCP Working Paper 2016-3, with Javier Cano-Urbina.
"Student Loans and Repayment: Theory, Evidence and Policy," CIBC Working Paper, 2014, with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.
"Understanding Earnings Dynamics: Identifying and Estimating the Changing Roles of Unobserved Ability, Permanent and Transitory Shocks," Working Paper, 2014, with Youngki Shin.
"The Importance of Financial Resources for Student Loan Repayment: Evidence from the Canada Student Loans Program," CIBC Working Paper, 2013, with Todd Stinebrickner and Utku Suleymanoglu.
"Measuring the Impacts of the Tangelo Park Project on Local Residents" (December, 2010).
"Social Networks and the Aggregation of Individual Decisions," NBER Working Paper No. 8979 (2004), with D. Lee Heavner.
"Human Capital Formation with Endogenous Credit Constraints," NBER Working Paper No. 8815 (2004), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.
Labour Economics; Economics of Education; Economics of Crime