Dalhousie University, Canada
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University, Canada
Health economics, labor economics, immigration
"The mechanisms of alcohol control: Evidence from Canada." Journal of Human Resources 51:2 (2016): 328–356 (with C. Carpenter and C. Dobkin).
"Local labor markets in Canada and the United States." Journal of Labor Economics 37:s2 (2019): 533–594 (with D. Y. Albouy, A. Chernoff, and C. Lutz).
"Public-place smoking laws and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in public places." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 3:3 (2011): 35–61 (with C. Carpenter and S. Postolek).
"Immigrant category of admission of the parents and outcomes of the children: How far does the apple fall?" Journal of Population Economics 32:1 (2019): 53–112 (with M. Webb and C. Worswick).
"From engineer to taxi driver? Occupational skills and the economic outcomes of immigrants." Canadian Journal of Economics 52:3 (2019): 914–953 (with S. Imai and D. Stacey).
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