Professor and Director, CHCP (Centre for Human Capital and Productivity)
Canada Research Chair in Human Capital and Inequality
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998
Office: SSC 4022
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 85281
Labour Economics; Economics of Education; Economics of Crime
"Correlation, Consumption, Confusion, or Constraints: Why Do Poor Children Perform so Poorly?" The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 119(1): 102-147 (2017), with Elizabeth Caucutt and Youngmin Park.
"Student Loans and Repayment: Theory, Evidence and Policy," in E. Hanushek, S. Machin, and L. Woessmann (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, vol. 5, Chapter 8, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science (2016), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.
"Estimating and Testing Models with Many Treatment Levels and Limited Instruments," Review of Economics and Statistics 97 (2): 387-397 (2014), with Enrico Moretti.
"The Impact of Family Income On Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit," American Economic Review (2012), with Gordon B. Dahl. (Online Appendix)
- Correction and Addendum to "The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit" (March 2016), with Gordon B. Dahl. (Related data and code)
"Credit Constraints in Education," Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 4: 225-256 (2012), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.
"The Nature of Credit Constraints and Human Capital" American Economic Review, 101(6): 2487-2529 (October 2011), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo. (Online Appendix)
"The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement," Journal of Human Capital, 1(1): 37-89 (Winter 2007), with Philippe Belley.
"Individual Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System," American Economic Review, 97(1): 444-460 (March 2007).
"The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests, and Self-Reports," American Economic Review, 94(1): 155-189 (March 2004), with E. Moretti.
"Education, Work, and Crime: A Human Capital Approach," International Economic Review, 45(3): 811-43 (August 2004).
"Explaining Rising Wage Inequality: Explorations with a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model of Labor Earnings with Heterogeneous Agents," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 1(1) (January 1998), with J. Heckman and C. Taber.