Derek Messacar, Ph.D.

Research Analyst, Statistics Canada

Adjunct Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Derek Messacar is a Research Analyst in the Social Analysis and Modelling Division at Statistics Canada and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is also a Research Fellow of the Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal, Université de Montréal. He is currently based out of St. John's, NL.

Dr. Messacar is an empirical micro-economist with research spanning topics in labour economics, public economics, behavioural economics, and the economics of education. He has published numerous journal articles, discussion papers, and policy reports in such outlets as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, and Canadian Public Policy on issues relating to pensions and savings, personal income taxation, labour markets, unemployment, and the returns to education.

Dr. Messacar received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, he received his M.A. in Economics at the University of British Columbia and his B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) at Brock University.