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 labor and public economics, with a focus on economics of education, local labor markets, and applied econometrics. You can find my CV here.


Working papers

Long-term Contextual Effects in Education: Schools and Neighborhoods, 2018. Under review.

Language Skill Acquisition in Immigrant Social Networks: Evidence from Australia, (New version) 2018. Labour Economics, Accepted.

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, Accepted. [NBER Working Paper]

Quantifying the Welfare Gains of Variety: A Sufficient Statistics Approach (with Kory Kroft, René Leal Vizcaíno and Matthew J. Notowidigdo), 2017. [Online appendix] New version coming soon.


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.

Work in progress

Mergers in a Model with Complementarity (with Daniel Ershov, and Scott Orr).

Affirmative Action and Student Effort (with Mitra Akhtari and Natalie Bau).