Marie Connolly

Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

IZA World of Labor is an interesting project to get involved with because it forces us to think about policy and about making our work accessible outside of academia. We also get to reflect not only on the current state of knowledge, but on where the gaps are and what research is needed to fill those gaps

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Department of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interest

Environment, childcare, labor economics, social mobility

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Expert Witness in front of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of the House of Commons of the Canadian government, as part of their study "Women in Skilled Trades and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Occupations"

Past positions

Visiting Scholar, Center for Labor Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2016–2017; Assistant Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2009–2014; Associate, Cornerstone Research Inc., 2007–2009


PhD Economics, Princeton University, 2007

Selected publications

  • Intergenerational Mobility within and between Canada and the United States. Working Paper, January 2017 (with M. Corak and C. Haeck).

  • "An economic perspective on rock concerts and climate change: Should carbon offsets compensating emissions be included in the ticket price?" Journal of Cultural Economics 40:1 (2016): 101–126 (with J. Dupras and C. Séguin).

  • "Are child care subsidies good for parental wellbeing? Empirical evidence from three countries." CESifo DICE Report 13:1 (2015): 9–15 (with C. Haeck).

  • "The changing time use of US welfare recipients between 1992 and 2005." Research in Labor Economics 40 (2014): 223–255.

  • "Do higher child care subsidies improve parental well-being? Evidence from Quebec’s family policies." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 93 (2013): 1–16 (with A. Brodeur).