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, local labor markets, and applied econometrics. I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2018.

You can find my CV here.


Working papers

Affirmative Action and Pre-College Human Capital (with Mitra Akhtari and Natalie Bau). 2020.

Salience and Taxation with Imperfect Competition (with Kory Kroft, René Leal Vizcaíno and Matthew J. Notowidigdo), 2020. [Online Appendix]


Long-term Contextual Effects in Education: Schools and Neighborhoods, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming. [Manuscript]

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.

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.

Other work in progress

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

Identifying and Estimating the Value of Product Variety Using Instrumental Variables (with Kory Kroft, René Leal Vizcaíno and Matthew J. Notowidigdo)

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