University of Maine, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Maine, USA
Applied microeconomics, labor economics, health economics, policy
PhD Economics, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2016
"The effects of recent minimum wage increases on self-reported health in the United States." Social Science and Medicine 305 (2022): 115110 (with L. Sigaud, J. Rubin, and C. Noblet).
"A breath of fresh air: The effect of public smoking bans on Indigenous youth." Health Economics 30:6 (2021): 1517–1539 (with M. Rahman and B. Watson).
"Blown off-course? Weight gain among the economically insecure during the great recession." Journal of Economic Psychology 80 (2020): 102289 (with B. Watson, N. Rohde, and L. Osberg).
"Literacy, numeracy, technology skill, and labour market outcomes among Indigenous peoples in Canada." Canadian Public Policy 45:1 (2019): 48–73 (with M. Hu and C. Warman).
"Rural-urban differences in the decline of adolescent cigarette smoking." American Journal of Public Health 109:5 (2019): 771–773 (with E. C. Ziller, J. D. Lenardson, N. C. Paluso, and J. A. Talbot).
It is vital to measure language proficiency well, as it crucially determines immigrants’ earningsOver recent decades, Western countries have admitted many immigrants from non-traditional regions (e.g. Philippines, India, China), which has coincided with poor economic integration. Language proficiency is an important determinant of economic integration; in addition to being a component of human capital, it plays a key role in facilitating the transmission of other components of human capital. Examining the strengths and weaknesses of objective and subjective measures of language proficiency is crucial for good integration policy, as is understanding the relationship between these measures and earnings, a key indicator of economic integration.MoreLess