Benoit Dostie

HEC Montréal, Canada, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is an innovative project aimed at making academic research more accessible to a wider audience. I am very happy to be a part of this project

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Full Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal

Research interest

Statistical models for linked employer-employee data, duration models, returns to human capital, firm-sponsored training, matching model of the labor market, firm performance and turnover

Past positions

Director, Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal, 2011–2014; Visiting Fellow, Cornell University ILR School, USA, 2007–2008


PhD Economics, Cornell University, 2001

Selected publications

  • “The impact of training on innovation.” ILR Review 71:1 (2018): 64–87.

  • “Estimating the returns to firm-sponsored on-the-job and classroom training.” Journal of Human Capital 7:2 (2013): 162–189.

  • “Self-selection in migration and returns to unobservables.” Journal of Population Economics 22:4 (2009): 1005–1024 (with P. T. Léger).

  • “New evidence on the determinants of absenteeism using linked employer-employee data.” ILR Review 61:1 (2007): 106–118 (with G. Dionne).

  • “Job turnover and the returns to seniority.” Journal of Business and Economics 23:2 (2005): 192–199.