Nicole Fortin

Professor
phone 604 822 3222
location_on Iona Building 202

Research Area

About

I am a Full Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC in Vancouver, BC where I teach courses in labour economics and empirical economics, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I moved to UBC in 1999 after teaching for ten years at the Université de Montréal, in my hometown.

I am originally from Montréal, and received my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

I have three main streams of research. A first stream revolves around wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, including higher education policies. A second stream focuses on the economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education. A third stream includes contributions to decomposition methods, namely the widely used DFL reweighting decomposition methodology and the newer RIF (recentered influence function) regression methodology, both published in Econometrica. Related data and programs can be found on my Google site.


Research

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads. Please go to my Google Site for related data and programs.

RECENT MANUSCRIPTS

Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects. (with T. Lemieux and N. Lloyd)

Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Structure. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Increasing Earnings Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap in Canada: Prospects for Convergence. Canadian Journal of Economics, 52 (May 2019): 407-440

Computer Gaming and the Gender Math Gap: Cross-Country Evidence among Teenagers. (joint with Yann Algan) Research in Labor Economics, 2018 (46): 183-228. Winner of the Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.

[go to earlier version]

Decomposing Wage Distributions using Recentered Influence Function Regressions. (joint with Sergio Firpo, and Thomas Lemieux) Econometrics, 2018, 6(28).

Wealth Inequality: Theory, Measurement, and Decomposition. (joint with James B. Davies and Thomas Lemieux) Canadian Journal of Economics, 50(5) (December 2017): 1224-1261

Top Income Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap: Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (joint with Brian Bell and Michael Boehm), Labour Economics, 47 (August 2017): 107-123.

Foreign Human Capital and the Earnings Gap between Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers. (with T. Lemieux and J. Torres), Labour Economics, 41 (August 2016): 104-119.

Inequality and Changes in Task Prices: Within and Between Occupation Effects. (with T. Lemieux), Research in Labor Economics, Special issue on Inequality: Causes and Consequences, 43 (2016):195-226.

Young in Class: Implications for Inattentive/Hyperactive Behaviour of Canadian Boys and Girls. (joint with Kelly Chen and Shelley Phipps) Canadian Journal of Economics, 48 (December 2015):1601–1634.

Leaving Boys Behind: Gender Disparities in High Academic Achievement. (with P. Oreopoulos and S. Phipps.) Journal of Human Resources, 50 (Summer 2015): 549-583.

Gender Role Attitudes and Women's Labor Market Participation: Opting Out, AIDS, and the Persistent Appeal of Housewifery. Annals of Economics and Statistics, Special Issue on the Economics of Gender, 117-118 (June 2015): 379-401.

Changes in Wage Inequality in Canada: An Interprovincial Perspective. (with T. Lemieux) Canadian Journal of Economics, 48 (May 2015): 682-713.

Superstition and the Housing Market. (with A.Hill and J.J. Huang)  Economic Inquiry, 52 (July 2014): 974-993.

Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options. (with David A. Green, Thomas Lemieux, Kevin Milligan, and W. Craig Riddell) Canadian Public Policy, 38(2) 2012: 121-145.

Decomposition Methods. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux) in Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. 4, chap. 1.

Unconditional Quantile Regressions. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux) Econometrica, 77 (May 2009): 953-973.

The Gender Wage Gap among Young Adults in the United States: The Importance of Money vs. People. Journal of Human Resources, 43 (Fall 2008): 886-920.

Higher Education Policies and the College Premium: Cross-State Evidence from the 1990s. American Economic Review, 96 (September 2006): 959-987

Gender Role Attitudes and the Labour Market Outcomes of Women Across OECD Countries. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 21 (November 2005): 416-438.

Comparable Worth in a Decentralized Labor Market: The Case of Ontario. (with M. Baker) Canadian Journal of Economics, 37 (November 2004): 850 - 878.

Occupational Gender Segregation and Women's Wages in Canada: an Historical Perspective. (with M. Huberman) Canadian Public Policy, 28 (May 2002): S11- S40.

Occupational Gender Composition and Wages in Canada: 1987-1988. (with M. Baker) Canadian Journal of Economics, 34 (April 2001): 345-376.

Are Women's Wage Gains Men's Losses? A Distributional Test. (with T. Lemieux) American Economic Review - Papers and Proceedings, 90 (May 2000): 456-460.

Women's Wages in Women's Work: A US/Canada Comparison of the Roles of Unions and `Public Goods' Sector Jobs. (with M. Baker) American Economic Review - Papers and Proceedings, 89 (May 1999): 198-203.

Rank Regressions, Wage Distributions, and the Gender Gap. (with T. Lemieux) Journal of Human Resources, 33 (Summer 1998):610-643.

Institutional Changes and Rising Wage Inequality: Is There a Linkage? (with T. Lemieux) Journal of Economic Perspectives, 11 (Spring 1997): 75-96.

Labour Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages, 1973-1992: a Semiparametric Approach. (with J. DiNardo and T. Lemieux) Econometrica, 64 (September 1996): 1001-1046.

Allocation Inflexibilities, Female Labor Supply and Housing Assets Accumulation: Are Women Working to Pay the Mortgage. Journal of Labor Economics, 13 (July 1995): 524-557.

Heterogeneity Biases, Distributional Effects and Aggregate Consumption: An Empirical Analysis using Stratified Micro-Data. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 10 (July/September 1995): 287-311.

 


Additional Description


Nicole Fortin

Professor
phone 604 822 3222
location_on Iona Building 202

I am a Full Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC in Vancouver, BC where I teach courses in labour economics and empirical economics, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I moved to UBC in 1999 after teaching for ten years at the Université de Montréal, in my hometown.

I am originally from Montréal, and received my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

I have three main streams of research. A first stream revolves around wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, including higher education policies. A second stream focuses on the economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education. A third stream includes contributions to decomposition methods, namely the widely used DFL reweighting decomposition methodology and the newer RIF (recentered influence function) regression methodology, both published in Econometrica. Related data and programs can be found on my Google site.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads. Please go to my Google Site for related data and programs.

RECENT MANUSCRIPTS

Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects. (with T. Lemieux and N. Lloyd)

Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Structure. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Increasing Earnings Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap in Canada: Prospects for Convergence. Canadian Journal of Economics, 52 (May 2019): 407-440

Computer Gaming and the Gender Math Gap: Cross-Country Evidence among Teenagers. (joint with Yann Algan) Research in Labor Economics, 2018 (46): 183-228. Winner of the Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.

[go to earlier version]

Decomposing Wage Distributions using Recentered Influence Function Regressions. (joint with Sergio Firpo, and Thomas Lemieux) Econometrics, 2018, 6(28).

Wealth Inequality: Theory, Measurement, and Decomposition. (joint with James B. Davies and Thomas Lemieux) Canadian Journal of Economics, 50(5) (December 2017): 1224-1261

Top Income Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap: Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (joint with Brian Bell and Michael Boehm), Labour Economics, 47 (August 2017): 107-123.

Foreign Human Capital and the Earnings Gap between Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers. (with T. Lemieux and J. Torres), Labour Economics, 41 (August 2016): 104-119.

Inequality and Changes in Task Prices: Within and Between Occupation Effects. (with T. Lemieux), Research in Labor Economics, Special issue on Inequality: Causes and Consequences, 43 (2016):195-226.

Young in Class: Implications for Inattentive/Hyperactive Behaviour of Canadian Boys and Girls. (joint with Kelly Chen and Shelley Phipps) Canadian Journal of Economics, 48 (December 2015):1601–1634.

Leaving Boys Behind: Gender Disparities in High Academic Achievement. (with P. Oreopoulos and S. Phipps.) Journal of Human Resources, 50 (Summer 2015): 549-583.

Gender Role Attitudes and Women's Labor Market Participation: Opting Out, AIDS, and the Persistent Appeal of Housewifery. Annals of Economics and Statistics, Special Issue on the Economics of Gender, 117-118 (June 2015): 379-401.

Changes in Wage Inequality in Canada: An Interprovincial Perspective. (with T. Lemieux) Canadian Journal of Economics, 48 (May 2015): 682-713.

Superstition and the Housing Market. (with A.Hill and J.J. Huang)  Economic Inquiry, 52 (July 2014): 974-993.

Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options. (with David A. Green, Thomas Lemieux, Kevin Milligan, and W. Craig Riddell) Canadian Public Policy, 38(2) 2012: 121-145.

Decomposition Methods. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux) in Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. 4, chap. 1.

Unconditional Quantile Regressions. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux) Econometrica, 77 (May 2009): 953-973.

The Gender Wage Gap among Young Adults in the United States: The Importance of Money vs. People. Journal of Human Resources, 43 (Fall 2008): 886-920.

Higher Education Policies and the College Premium: Cross-State Evidence from the 1990s. American Economic Review, 96 (September 2006): 959-987

Gender Role Attitudes and the Labour Market Outcomes of Women Across OECD Countries. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 21 (November 2005): 416-438.

Comparable Worth in a Decentralized Labor Market: The Case of Ontario. (with M. Baker) Canadian Journal of Economics, 37 (November 2004): 850 - 878.

Occupational Gender Segregation and Women's Wages in Canada: an Historical Perspective. (with M. Huberman) Canadian Public Policy, 28 (May 2002): S11- S40.

Occupational Gender Composition and Wages in Canada: 1987-1988. (with M. Baker) Canadian Journal of Economics, 34 (April 2001): 345-376.

Are Women's Wage Gains Men's Losses? A Distributional Test. (with T. Lemieux) American Economic Review - Papers and Proceedings, 90 (May 2000): 456-460.

Women's Wages in Women's Work: A US/Canada Comparison of the Roles of Unions and `Public Goods' Sector Jobs. (with M. Baker) American Economic Review - Papers and Proceedings, 89 (May 1999): 198-203.

Rank Regressions, Wage Distributions, and the Gender Gap. (with T. Lemieux) Journal of Human Resources, 33 (Summer 1998):610-643.

Institutional Changes and Rising Wage Inequality: Is There a Linkage? (with T. Lemieux) Journal of Economic Perspectives, 11 (Spring 1997): 75-96.

Labour Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages, 1973-1992: a Semiparametric Approach. (with J. DiNardo and T. Lemieux) Econometrica, 64 (September 1996): 1001-1046.

Allocation Inflexibilities, Female Labor Supply and Housing Assets Accumulation: Are Women Working to Pay the Mortgage. Journal of Labor Economics, 13 (July 1995): 524-557.

Heterogeneity Biases, Distributional Effects and Aggregate Consumption: An Empirical Analysis using Stratified Micro-Data. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 10 (July/September 1995): 287-311.

 

Nicole Fortin

Professor
phone 604 822 3222
location_on Iona Building 202

I am a Full Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC in Vancouver, BC where I teach courses in labour economics and empirical economics, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I moved to UBC in 1999 after teaching for ten years at the Université de Montréal, in my hometown.

I am originally from Montréal, and received my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

I have three main streams of research. A first stream revolves around wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, including higher education policies. A second stream focuses on the economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education. A third stream includes contributions to decomposition methods, namely the widely used DFL reweighting decomposition methodology and the newer RIF (recentered influence function) regression methodology, both published in Econometrica. Related data and programs can be found on my Google site.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads. Please go to my Google Site for related data and programs.

RECENT MANUSCRIPTS

Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects. (with T. Lemieux and N. Lloyd)

Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Structure. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Increasing Earnings Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap in Canada: Prospects for Convergence. Canadian Journal of Economics, 52 (May 2019): 407-440

Computer Gaming and the Gender Math Gap: Cross-Country Evidence among Teenagers. (joint with Yann Algan) Research in Labor Economics, 2018 (46): 183-228. Winner of the Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.

[go to earlier version]

Decomposing Wage Distributions using Recentered Influence Function Regressions. (joint with Sergio Firpo, and Thomas Lemieux) Econometrics, 2018, 6(28).

Wealth Inequality: Theory, Measurement, and Decomposition. (joint with James B. Davies and Thomas Lemieux) Canadian Journal of Economics, 50(5) (December 2017): 1224-1261

Top Income Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap: Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (joint with Brian Bell and Michael Boehm), Labour Economics, 47 (August 2017): 107-123.

Foreign Human Capital and the Earnings Gap between Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers. (with T. Lemieux and J. Torres), Labour Economics, 41 (August 2016): 104-119.

Inequality and Changes in Task Prices: Within and Between Occupation Effects. (with T. Lemieux), Research in Labor Economics, Special issue on Inequality: Causes and Consequences, 43 (2016):195-226.

Young in Class: Implications for Inattentive/Hyperactive Behaviour of Canadian Boys and Girls. (joint with Kelly Chen and Shelley Phipps) Canadian Journal of Economics, 48 (December 2015):1601–1634.

Leaving Boys Behind: Gender Disparities in High Academic Achievement. (with P. Oreopoulos and S. Phipps.) Journal of Human Resources, 50 (Summer 2015): 549-583.

Gender Role Attitudes and Women's Labor Market Participation: Opting Out, AIDS, and the Persistent Appeal of Housewifery. Annals of Economics and Statistics, Special Issue on the Economics of Gender, 117-118 (June 2015): 379-401.

Changes in Wage Inequality in Canada: An Interprovincial Perspective. (with T. Lemieux) Canadian Journal of Economics, 48 (May 2015): 682-713.

Superstition and the Housing Market. (with A.Hill and J.J. Huang)  Economic Inquiry, 52 (July 2014): 974-993.

Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options. (with David A. Green, Thomas Lemieux, Kevin Milligan, and W. Craig Riddell) Canadian Public Policy, 38(2) 2012: 121-145.

Decomposition Methods. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux) in Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. 4, chap. 1.

Unconditional Quantile Regressions. (with S. Firpo and T. Lemieux) Econometrica, 77 (May 2009): 953-973.

The Gender Wage Gap among Young Adults in the United States: The Importance of Money vs. People. Journal of Human Resources, 43 (Fall 2008): 886-920.

Higher Education Policies and the College Premium: Cross-State Evidence from the 1990s. American Economic Review, 96 (September 2006): 959-987

Gender Role Attitudes and the Labour Market Outcomes of Women Across OECD Countries. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 21 (November 2005): 416-438.

Comparable Worth in a Decentralized Labor Market: The Case of Ontario. (with M. Baker) Canadian Journal of Economics, 37 (November 2004): 850 - 878.

Occupational Gender Segregation and Women's Wages in Canada: an Historical Perspective. (with M. Huberman) Canadian Public Policy, 28 (May 2002): S11- S40.

Occupational Gender Composition and Wages in Canada: 1987-1988. (with M. Baker) Canadian Journal of Economics, 34 (April 2001): 345-376.

Are Women's Wage Gains Men's Losses? A Distributional Test. (with T. Lemieux) American Economic Review - Papers and Proceedings, 90 (May 2000): 456-460.

Women's Wages in Women's Work: A US/Canada Comparison of the Roles of Unions and `Public Goods' Sector Jobs. (with M. Baker) American Economic Review - Papers and Proceedings, 89 (May 1999): 198-203.

Rank Regressions, Wage Distributions, and the Gender Gap. (with T. Lemieux) Journal of Human Resources, 33 (Summer 1998):610-643.

Institutional Changes and Rising Wage Inequality: Is There a Linkage? (with T. Lemieux) Journal of Economic Perspectives, 11 (Spring 1997): 75-96.

Labour Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages, 1973-1992: a Semiparametric Approach. (with J. DiNardo and T. Lemieux) Econometrica, 64 (September 1996): 1001-1046.

Allocation Inflexibilities, Female Labor Supply and Housing Assets Accumulation: Are Women Working to Pay the Mortgage. Journal of Labor Economics, 13 (July 1995): 524-557.

Heterogeneity Biases, Distributional Effects and Aggregate Consumption: An Empirical Analysis using Stratified Micro-Data. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 10 (July/September 1995): 287-311.