Steeve Marchand

Welcome to my personal website! I am a research fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

My research interests are Labor Economics, Public economics, Applied Econometrics and the Economics of Crime.


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October 2021

On October 28, I will present my upcoming paper, "Parole, Recidivism, and the Role of Supervised Transition", cowritten with William Arbour, at the Online Economics of Crime Seminar, organised by Jennifer Doleac. Here is the link to the schedule and to register for upcoming seminars. Such an excellent seminar series for anyone interested in research on crime!

April 2021

On May 15, I will present my working paper "Prison Rehabilitation Programs: Efficiency and Targeting", cowritten with William Arbour and Guy Lacroix, at the 26th Annual Meetings of the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE).

January 2021

New Working Paper: Prison Rehabilitation Programs: Efficiency and Targeting.

September 2020

New Working Paper: Video Resumes and Job Search Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment.

April 2020

I am honored to be among the young economists selected to participate to the 7th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Science! Many thanks to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for nominating me and to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for accepting me!

March 2020

In Fall 2020, I will join the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne as a Research Fellow.

November 2019

I am on the academic job market. I will be available for interviews at the 2020 ASSA Meetings in San Diego.

April 2019

I will present my work in progress "Peer Effects in Prison and Optimal Pairing of Cellmates " on three occasions in the upcoming months:

- May 3, 2019: UC Berkeley, Department of Economics, Labor Lunch Seminar, Berkeley, California,

- May 31, 2019: Canadian Economics Association, Banff, Canada,

- July 1, 2019: WEAI, San Francisco, California.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to meet there!

November 2018

I have a new working paper on optimal tax-preferred savings vehicle choices: Who Benefits from Tax-Preferred Savings Accounts?

November 2018

I have begun my posdoctoral stay at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and at the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

October 2018

I have defended my thesis on September 10, 2018, and graduated with distinction (i.e. an excellent ranking from all members of the thesis committee) on September 30, 2018!

April 2018

I have been awarded two two-year postdoctoral fellowships: one from the Government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and one from Government of Quebec’s Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). I will begin my postdoctoral research in 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of professor David Card. I am grateful to the SSHRC and to the FRQSC for these fellowships, and to professor Card for accepting to host me.

April 2018

My paper, Peer Effects and Risk-Taking Among Entrepreneurs: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence, was just accepted for publication at the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

January 2018

One of my papers was just accepted for publication in Canadian Public Policy. The paper analyzes recent proposals aimed at reforming the Quebec Pension Plan by computing individual internal rates of returns across income and education levels. We also present an alternative reform and show that it better focuses on the middle-income earners originally targeted by reform advocates. See the paper here.

June 2017

My paper, Peer Effects and Risk-Taking Among Entrepreneurs: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence, was awarded the best PhD student paper prize (without senior coauthor) at the fourth annual International Association for Applied Econometrics Conference held in June 2017 in Sapporo, Japan.

June 2017

My paper, Projecting the Impact of Population Aging on the Quebec Labour Market, has been awarded an honourable mention in the 2016 Vanderkamp Prize competition for the best paper published in Canadian Public Policy in 2016.