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, currently based out of St. John's, NL. He is also a Deemed Employee at the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency.

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