Journal Articles
  • [Accepted] Messacar, D. “Crowd-out, education, and employer contributions to workplace pensions: Evidence from Canadian tax records." Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • [Accepted] Messacar, D. "The effect of tax withholding on pre-retirement savings withdrawals: Evidence from Canada." Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. First View
  • Messacar, D. 2017. "Big tax data and economic analysis: Effects of personal income tax reassessments and delayed tax filing." Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques 43 (3): 261–282. Paper
  • Messacar, D. 2014. "Persistent unemployment and the generosity of welfare states." Review of Social Economy 72 (3): 379–415. Paper
  • Messacar, D., and P. Oreopoulos. 2013. "Staying in school: A proposal for raising high-school graduation rates." Issues in Science and Technology 29 (2): 55–61. Paper

Technical Reports

  • Messacar, D. 2017. The effects of education on Canadians’ retirement savings behaviour. Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series, no. 391. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 11F0019M. Paper
  • Messacar, D. 2017. Trends in RRSP contributions and pre-retirement withdrawals, 2000 to 2013. Economic Insights, no. 064. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 11-626-X. Paper
  • Messacar, D. 2015. Do workplace pensions crowd-out other retirement savings? Evidence from Canadian tax records. Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series, no. 371. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 11F0019M. Paper
  • Messacar, D., and R. Morissette. 2015. Employer pensions and the wealth of Canadian families. Insights on Canadian Society. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 75-006-X. Paper
  • Messacar, D., and P. Oreopoulos. 2012. Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates. Discussion Paper 2012-07, The Hamilton Project. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution. Paper

Working Papers

  • [Under review] Messacar, D. “Pension income splitting and intra-household real versus avoidance responses to personal income taxation.”
  • [Under review] Messacar, D. “The effects of vesting and locking in pension assets on participation in employer-sponsored pension plans.”
  • Fang, T., B. Lee, and D. Messacar. “The effects of work-life benefits on employee job outcomes.”
  • Fang, T., and D. Messacar. “Voluntary job separations and traditional versus flexible workplace saving: New evidence from Canada.”
  • Messacar, D. and R. Morissette. “Employer-sponsored pension plans, returns on investments, and saving for retirement.”
Technical Working Papers
  • He, J., Y. Ostrovsky, and D. Messacar. "The relationship between firm size and age of workforce: A cross-industry analysis for Canada."
  • Messacar, D. "Big tax data and economic analysis: Effects of personal income tax reassessments and delayed tax filing."
  • Messacar, D. "Intra-household labour income responses to changes in tax rates among older workers."
  • Messacar, D. "'Real' versus tax-planning responses to changes in marginal income tax rates among older couples."
Work in Progress
  • Kocourek, P., and D. Messacar. "The determinants and implications of partial retirement among older workers in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada."
  • Messacar, D. “Tax avoidance and dividend taxation: Evidence from a recent Canadian reform.”
  • Messacar, D., and M. Frenette. “Registered education savings plans and the wealth accumulation of Canadian families."
  • Messacar, D., and D. May. "Community belonging, life satisfaction, and labour market outcomes."
  • Messacar, D., and L. Gambin. "Labour market returns to apprenticeship training: New evidence from linked survey–administrative data"
Other Publications
  • Messacar, D. 2016. Three essays on the behavioural economics of saving for retirement. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto. Paper