Elizabeth Dhuey

University of Toronto, Canada, and IZA, Germany

I hope that this project will help policymakers and the public easily learn about state-of-the-art research on topics related to labor policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

Research interest

Economics of education, labor economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to the Northwest Territories, Canada and New Brunswick, Canada on economic impacts of child care; Member of Maternal-Child Screening Committee of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health; Vice President of Canadian Women’s Economist Network

Past positions

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Toronto Scarborough, 2007–2014


PhD Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007

Selected publications

  • "The persistence of early childhood maturity: International evidence of long-run age effects." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 121:4 (2006): 1437–1472 (with K. Bedard).

  • “What makes a leader? Relative age and high school leadership.” Economics of Education Review 27:2 (2008): 173–183 (with S. Lipscomb).

  • “School entry policies and skill accumulation across directly and indirectly affected individuals.” The Journal of Human Resources 47:3 (2012): 643–683 (with K. Bedard).

  • “Disabled or young? Relative age and special education diagnoses in schools.” Economics of Education Review 29:5 (2010): 857–872 (with S. Lipscomb).

  • “Funding special education by total district enrollment: Advantages, disadvantages, and policy considerations.” Education Finance and Policy 8:3 (2013): 316–331 (with S. Lipscomb).