Jean-William P. Laliberté

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
University of Calgary

jeanwilliam.lalibert [at] ucalgary [dot] ca

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary.

My research interests are in labour and public economics, with a focus on the economics of education, intergenerational mobility and applied econometrics.
I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2018.

You can find my CV here.


Long-term Contextual Effects in Education: Schools and Neighborhoods
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 13(2): 336–377, 2021. [Manuscript]
Media coverage: AEA Research Highlights.

Language Skill Acquisition in Immigrant Social Networks: Evidence from Australia
Labour Economics, 57: 35-45, 2019. [Manuscript]

What Sets College Thrivers and Divers Apart? A Contrast in Study Habits, Attitudes, and Mental Health (with Graham Beattie, Catherine Michaud-Leclerc and Philip Oreopoulos)
Economics Letters, 178: 50-53, 2019. [NBER Working Paper]
Media coverage: Financial Times.

Thrivers and Divers: Using Non-Academic Measures to Predict College Success and Failure (with Graham Beattie and Philip Oreopoulos)
Economics of Education Review, 62: 170-182, 2018. [NBER Working Paper]
Media coverage: Washington Post, Journal Métro.

Working papers

Salience and Taxation with Imperfect Competition (with Kory Kroft, René Leal Vizcaíno and Matthew J. Notowidigdo), 2022.
Conditionally accepted, Review of Economic Studies. [Online Appendix]

Affirmative Action and Pre-College Human Capital (with Mitra Akhtari and Natalie Bau), 2021.
Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Efficiency and Incidence of Taxation with Free Entry and Love-of-Variety Preferences (with Kory Kroft, René Leal Vizcaíno and Matthew J. Notowidigdo), 2021.
Revise and Resubmit,
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. [Online Appendix]

Estimating Complementarity With Large Choice Sets: An Application to Mergers (with Daniel Ershov, Mathieu Marcoux and Scott Orr), 2021.
Revise and Resubmit, RAND Journal of Economics.

Book chapters

Parental Education and the Rising Transmission of Income between Generations (with Marie Connolly and Catherine Haeck)
Measuring and Understanding the Distribution and Intra/Inter-Generational Mobility of Income and Wealth. University of Chicago Press. Forthcoming.

Selected work in progress

Multigenerational Child Penalties and Childcare Policies (with Sencer Karademir and Stefan Staubli)

Careers and Intergenerational Income Mobility (with Catherine Haeck)

The Geography of Gender Gaps in Education and Earnings

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