HEC Montréal, Canada, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Full Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal
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
Director, Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal, 2011–2014; Visiting Fellow, Cornell University ILR School, USA, 2007–2008
PhD Economics, Cornell University, 2001
"Employer policies and the immigrant-native earnings gap." Journal of Econometrics (Forthcoming) (with J. Li, D. Card, and D. Parent).
"Estimating the impacts of payroll taxes: Evidence from Canadian employer-employee tax data." Canadian Journal of Economics (Forthcoming) (with J. Deslauriers, R. Gagné, and J. Paré).
“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).
The immigrant–native earnings gap is due in part to firm-specific factors resulting from differential sorting of workers into firmsBenoit Dostie, January 2022Recent research has tried to quantify how firms contribute to the immigrant–native earnings gap. Findings from several countries show that around 20% of the gap is due to firm policies that lead to a systematic underrepresentation of immigrants at higher-paying firms. Results also show that some of the closing of the gap over time is attributable to the reallocation of immigrants toward higher-paying employers. This pattern is especially pronounced for immigrants coming from disadvantaged countries, who face several barriers at initial entry, including language difficulties and lack of recognition of their educational credentials.MoreLess
Firm-sponsored training benefits both workers and firms through higher wages, increased productivity and innovationBenoit Dostie, July 2020Workers participating in firm-sponsored training receive higher wages as a result. But given that firms pay the majority of costs for training, shouldn’t they also benefit? Empirical evidence shows that this is in fact the case. Firm-sponsored training leads to higher productivity levels and increased innovation, both of which benefit the firm. Training can also be complementary to, and enhance, other types of firm investment, particularly in physical capital, such as information and communication technology (ICT), and in organizational capital, such as the implementation of high-performance workplace practices.MoreLess