Thomas Lemieux

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I am a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. I was born in Quebec City and obtained my Ph.D. from Princeton University. I taught at MIT and the Université de Montréal before coming to UBC in 1999.

Most of my recent research revolves around the issue of earnings inequality in Canada and other countries. I am also interested in econometric methods used to analyze the earnings distribution and regression discontinuity designs.


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PUBLICATIONS

Decomposing Wage Distributions Using Influence Function Regressions. (with Sergio Firpo and Nicole Fortin), Econometrics, 2018.

Wealth Inequality: Theory, Measurement, and Decomposition. (with James Davies and Nicole Fortin), Canadian Journal of Economics, 2017.

Foreign Education and The Earnings Gap Between Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers. (with Nicole Fortin and Javier Torres), Labour Economics, 2016.

Inequality and Changes in Task Prices: Within and Between Occupation Effects. (with Nicole Fortin), Research in Labor Economics, 2016.

Top Incomes in Canada: Evidence From the Census. (with W. Craig Riddell), in D.A. Green, W.C. Riddell, and F. St-Hilaire (eds.), Income Inequality: The Canadian Story, IRPP, 2016.

Weak Identification in Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs. (with Vadim Marmer and Donna Feir), Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, April 2016.

Unemployment in the Great Recession: A Comparison of Germany, Canada and the United States. (with Florian Hoffmann), Journal of Labor Economics, January 2016.

Changes in Wage Inequality in Canada: An Interprovincial Perspective. (with Nicole Fortin), Canadian Journal of Economics, May 2015.

Occupations, Fields of Study, and Returns to Education. Canadian Journal of Economics, November 2014.

Why are the Relative Wages of Immigrants Declining? A Distributional Approach. (with Brahim Boudarbat), Industrial and Labor Relations Review 67(4), October 2014, 1127-65.

Regression Discontinuity Designs in the Social Sciences. (with David S. Lee) in H. Best and C. Wolf (eds.), Regression Analysis and Causal Inference, Sage, 2014.

Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options. (with Nicole Fortin, David Green, Kevin Milligan, and W. Craig Riddell), Canadian Public Policy 38(2), June 2012, 121-45.

Contract Form, Wage Flexibility and Employment. (with W. Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), (AEA Papers and Proceedings) 102(3), May 2012, 526-31.

Decomposition Methods in Economics. (with Nicole M. Fortin and Sergio Firpo) in O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics, 4th Edition, Elsevier North Holland, 2011, pp. 1-102.

What do we Really Know about Changes in Wage Inequality? in K.G. Abraham, J.R. Spletzer, and M.J. Harper (eds.), Labor in the New Economy, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010, pp. 17-59.

Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics. (with David S. Lee), Journal of Economic Literature 48(2), June 2010, 281-355.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Brahim Boudarbat and Craig Riddell)
Canadian Public Policy 36(1), March 2010, 63-89.

Unconditional Quantile Regressions. (with Sergio Firpo and Nicole Fortin), Econometrica 77(3), May 2009, 953-973.

Performance Pay and Wage Inequality. (With Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), Quarterly Journal of Economics 124(1), February 2009, 1-49.

Lʹevolution des inegalites dans les pays industrialises: le point sur la situation. Actualite Economique 84(3), September 2008, 1-23.

Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Guide to Practice. (with Guido Imbens), Journal of Econometrics 142(2), February 2008, 807-828.

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Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach. (with Kevin Milligan), Journal of Econometrics 142(2), February 2008, 615-635.

The Changing Nature of Wage Inequality. Journal of Population Economics, 21(1), January 2008, 21-48 (*.pdf)

The Impact of Unionization on the Incidence of and Sources of Payment for Training in Canada: A Study Based on the Adult Education and Training Survey. (with David Green) in Empirical Economics 32, 2007, pp. 465-489.

Recent Trends in Wage Inequality and the Wage Structure in Canada. (with Brahim Boudarbat and W. Craig Riddell), in D. Green and J. Kesselman (eds.), Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006, pp. 1-46.

Post-secondary Education and Increasing Wage Inequality. in The American Economic Review, May 2006, pp. 1-23.

The Mincer Equation Thirty Years after Schooling, Experience, and Earnings. in S. Grossbard-Shechtman (ed.) Jacob Mincer, A Pioneer of Modern Labor Economics, Springer Verlag, 2006.

Increasing Residual Wage Inequality: Composition Effects, Noisy Data, or Rising Demand for Skill? in The American Economic Review, 2006, pp. 1- 64.

Comparative Advantage, Learning, and Sectoral Wage Determination. (with Robert Gibbons, Lawrence Katz, and Daniel Parent), Journal of Labor Economics, October 2005, pp. 1 - 54.

Labor Market Reforms and Wage Inequality in the United Kingdom and the United States. (with Amanda Gosling) in R. Blundell, D. Card, and R. Freeman (eds.) Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000, Chicago: University of Chicago Press for NBER, 2004, pp. 275-312.

Unions and Wage Inequality. (with David Card and Craig Riddell), Journal of Labor Research, 2004. (Symposium on What Do Unions Do - A Retrospective After Two Decades.)

Trade Liberalization and the Labour Market. in R. Harris and T. Lemieux (eds.) Social and Labour Market Aspects of North American Linkages, University of Calgary Press, 2004.

Unions and the Wage Structure. (with David Card and Craig Riddell) in John T. Addison and Claus Schnabel (eds.) The International Handbook of Trade Unions, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003, pp. 246-92.

Decomposing Wage Distributions: a Unified Approach. Canadian Journal of Economics 35 (4), November 2002, pp. 646-88.

Alcohol, Marijuana, and American Youth: the Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation. (with John DiNardo), Journal of Health Economics 20, November 2001, pp. 991-1010.

Draft Avoidance and College Attendance: The Unintended Legacy of the Vietnam War. (with David Card), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 91, May 2001, pp. 97-102.

Dropout and Enrollment Trends in the Post War Period: What Went Wrong in the 1970s? (with David Card)
in J. Gruber (ed.) An Economic Analysis of Risky Behavior Among Youth, Chicago:University of Chicago Press for NBER, 2001, pp. 439-482.

Can Falling Supply Explain the Rising Return to College for Younger Men? A Cohort-Based Analysis. (with David Card), Quarterly Journal of Economics 116, May 2001, pp. 705-46.

Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: A Critical Assessment and Some New Evidence for Canada. (with Jean Fares), in A. Crawford (ed.) Proceedings of the Bank of Canada Conference on Price Stability and the Long Run Target for Monetary Policy, 2001, pp. 3-48.

Education, Earnings, and the Canadian G.I. Bill. (with David Card), Canadian Journal of Economics 34, May 2001, pp. 313-344.

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WORKING PAPERS

Unions and Wage Inequality: The Roles of Gender, Skill, and Public Sector Employment. (with David Card and W. Craig Riddell), October 2018.

Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects.

Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Structure. (with Nicole M. Fortin and Sergio Firpo), August 2013.

Performance Pay and Earnings Dynamics. (with W. Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), October 2012.

Population Aging and Human Capital Investment By Youth. (with Nicole Fortin), June 2005, pp. 1 - 56.o

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Thomas Lemieux

Professor
phone 604 822 2092
location_on Room 201A Iona Building
file_download Download CV

I am a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. I was born in Quebec City and obtained my Ph.D. from Princeton University. I taught at MIT and the Université de Montréal before coming to UBC in 1999.

Most of my recent research revolves around the issue of earnings inequality in Canada and other countries. I am also interested in econometric methods used to analyze the earnings distribution and regression discontinuity designs.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

Jump to: [Working papers]

PUBLICATIONS

Decomposing Wage Distributions Using Influence Function Regressions. (with Sergio Firpo and Nicole Fortin), Econometrics, 2018.

Wealth Inequality: Theory, Measurement, and Decomposition. (with James Davies and Nicole Fortin), Canadian Journal of Economics, 2017.

Foreign Education and The Earnings Gap Between Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers. (with Nicole Fortin and Javier Torres), Labour Economics, 2016.

Inequality and Changes in Task Prices: Within and Between Occupation Effects. (with Nicole Fortin), Research in Labor Economics, 2016.

Top Incomes in Canada: Evidence From the Census. (with W. Craig Riddell), in D.A. Green, W.C. Riddell, and F. St-Hilaire (eds.), Income Inequality: The Canadian Story, IRPP, 2016.

Weak Identification in Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs. (with Vadim Marmer and Donna Feir), Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, April 2016.

Unemployment in the Great Recession: A Comparison of Germany, Canada and the United States. (with Florian Hoffmann), Journal of Labor Economics, January 2016.

Changes in Wage Inequality in Canada: An Interprovincial Perspective. (with Nicole Fortin), Canadian Journal of Economics, May 2015.

Occupations, Fields of Study, and Returns to Education. Canadian Journal of Economics, November 2014.

Why are the Relative Wages of Immigrants Declining? A Distributional Approach. (with Brahim Boudarbat), Industrial and Labor Relations Review 67(4), October 2014, 1127-65.

Regression Discontinuity Designs in the Social Sciences. (with David S. Lee) in H. Best and C. Wolf (eds.), Regression Analysis and Causal Inference, Sage, 2014.

Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options. (with Nicole Fortin, David Green, Kevin Milligan, and W. Craig Riddell), Canadian Public Policy 38(2), June 2012, 121-45.

Contract Form, Wage Flexibility and Employment. (with W. Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), (AEA Papers and Proceedings) 102(3), May 2012, 526-31.

Decomposition Methods in Economics. (with Nicole M. Fortin and Sergio Firpo) in O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics, 4th Edition, Elsevier North Holland, 2011, pp. 1-102.

What do we Really Know about Changes in Wage Inequality? in K.G. Abraham, J.R. Spletzer, and M.J. Harper (eds.), Labor in the New Economy, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010, pp. 17-59.

Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics. (with David S. Lee), Journal of Economic Literature 48(2), June 2010, 281-355.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Brahim Boudarbat and Craig Riddell)
Canadian Public Policy 36(1), March 2010, 63-89.

Unconditional Quantile Regressions. (with Sergio Firpo and Nicole Fortin), Econometrica 77(3), May 2009, 953-973.

Performance Pay and Wage Inequality. (With Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), Quarterly Journal of Economics 124(1), February 2009, 1-49.

Lʹevolution des inegalites dans les pays industrialises: le point sur la situation. Actualite Economique 84(3), September 2008, 1-23.

Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Guide to Practice. (with Guido Imbens), Journal of Econometrics 142(2), February 2008, 807-828.

[go to paper]

Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach. (with Kevin Milligan), Journal of Econometrics 142(2), February 2008, 615-635.The Changing Nature of Wage Inequality. Journal of Population Economics, 21(1), January 2008, 21-48 (*.pdf)The Impact of Unionization on the Incidence of and Sources of Payment for Training in Canada: A Study Based on the Adult Education and Training Survey. (with David Green) in Empirical Economics 32, 2007, pp. 465-489.Recent Trends in Wage Inequality and the Wage Structure in Canada. (with Brahim Boudarbat and W. Craig Riddell), in D. Green and J. Kesselman (eds.), Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006, pp. 1-46.Post-secondary Education and Increasing Wage Inequality. in The American Economic Review, May 2006, pp. 1-23.The Mincer Equation Thirty Years after Schooling, Experience, and Earnings. in S. Grossbard-Shechtman (ed.) Jacob Mincer, A Pioneer of Modern Labor Economics, Springer Verlag, 2006.Increasing Residual Wage Inequality: Composition Effects, Noisy Data, or Rising Demand for Skill? in The American Economic Review, 2006, pp. 1- 64.Comparative Advantage, Learning, and Sectoral Wage Determination. (with Robert Gibbons, Lawrence Katz, and Daniel Parent), Journal of Labor Economics, October 2005, pp. 1 - 54.Labor Market Reforms and Wage Inequality in the United Kingdom and the United States. (with Amanda Gosling) in R. Blundell, D. Card, and R. Freeman (eds.) Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000, Chicago: University of Chicago Press for NBER, 2004, pp. 275-312.Unions and Wage Inequality. (with David Card and Craig Riddell), Journal of Labor Research, 2004. (Symposium on What Do Unions Do - A Retrospective After Two Decades.)Trade Liberalization and the Labour Market. in R. Harris and T. Lemieux (eds.) Social and Labour Market Aspects of North American Linkages, University of Calgary Press, 2004.Unions and the Wage Structure. (with David Card and Craig Riddell) in John T. Addison and Claus Schnabel (eds.) The International Handbook of Trade Unions, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003, pp. 246-92.Decomposing Wage Distributions: a Unified Approach. Canadian Journal of Economics 35 (4), November 2002, pp. 646-88.Alcohol, Marijuana, and American Youth: the Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation. (with John DiNardo), Journal of Health Economics 20, November 2001, pp. 991-1010.Draft Avoidance and College Attendance: The Unintended Legacy of the Vietnam War. (with David Card), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 91, May 2001, pp. 97-102.Dropout and Enrollment Trends in the Post War Period: What Went Wrong in the 1970s? (with David Card)in J. Gruber (ed.) An Economic Analysis of Risky Behavior Among Youth, Chicago:University of Chicago Press for NBER, 2001, pp. 439-482.Can Falling Supply Explain the Rising Return to College for Younger Men? A Cohort-Based Analysis. (with David Card), Quarterly Journal of Economics 116, May 2001, pp. 705-46.Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: A Critical Assessment and Some New Evidence for Canada. (with Jean Fares), in A. Crawford (ed.) Proceedings of the Bank of Canada Conference on Price Stability and the Long Run Target for Monetary Policy, 2001, pp. 3-48.Education, Earnings, and the Canadian G.I. Bill. (with David Card), Canadian Journal of Economics 34, May 2001, pp. 313-344.[go to top]WORKING PAPERSUnions and Wage Inequality: The Roles of Gender, Skill, and Public Sector Employment. (with David Card and W. Craig Riddell), October 2018.Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects.Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Structure. (with Nicole M. Fortin and Sergio Firpo), August 2013.Performance Pay and Earnings Dynamics. (with W. Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), October 2012.Population Aging and Human Capital Investment By Youth. (with Nicole Fortin), June 2005, pp. 1 - 56.o[go to top][/accordion]

Thomas Lemieux

Professor
phone 604 822 2092
location_on Room 201A Iona Building
file_download Download CV

I am a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. I was born in Quebec City and obtained my Ph.D. from Princeton University. I taught at MIT and the Université de Montréal before coming to UBC in 1999.

Most of my recent research revolves around the issue of earnings inequality in Canada and other countries. I am also interested in econometric methods used to analyze the earnings distribution and regression discontinuity designs.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

Jump to: [Working papers]

PUBLICATIONS

Decomposing Wage Distributions Using Influence Function Regressions. (with Sergio Firpo and Nicole Fortin), Econometrics, 2018.

Wealth Inequality: Theory, Measurement, and Decomposition. (with James Davies and Nicole Fortin), Canadian Journal of Economics, 2017.

Foreign Education and The Earnings Gap Between Immigrants and Canadian-born Workers. (with Nicole Fortin and Javier Torres), Labour Economics, 2016.

Inequality and Changes in Task Prices: Within and Between Occupation Effects. (with Nicole Fortin), Research in Labor Economics, 2016.

Top Incomes in Canada: Evidence From the Census. (with W. Craig Riddell), in D.A. Green, W.C. Riddell, and F. St-Hilaire (eds.), Income Inequality: The Canadian Story, IRPP, 2016.

Weak Identification in Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs. (with Vadim Marmer and Donna Feir), Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, April 2016.

Unemployment in the Great Recession: A Comparison of Germany, Canada and the United States. (with Florian Hoffmann), Journal of Labor Economics, January 2016.

Changes in Wage Inequality in Canada: An Interprovincial Perspective. (with Nicole Fortin), Canadian Journal of Economics, May 2015.

Occupations, Fields of Study, and Returns to Education. Canadian Journal of Economics, November 2014.

Why are the Relative Wages of Immigrants Declining? A Distributional Approach. (with Brahim Boudarbat), Industrial and Labor Relations Review 67(4), October 2014, 1127-65.

Regression Discontinuity Designs in the Social Sciences. (with David S. Lee) in H. Best and C. Wolf (eds.), Regression Analysis and Causal Inference, Sage, 2014.

Canadian Inequality: Recent Developments and Policy Options. (with Nicole Fortin, David Green, Kevin Milligan, and W. Craig Riddell), Canadian Public Policy 38(2), June 2012, 121-45.

Contract Form, Wage Flexibility and Employment. (with W. Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), (AEA Papers and Proceedings) 102(3), May 2012, 526-31.

Decomposition Methods in Economics. (with Nicole M. Fortin and Sergio Firpo) in O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics, 4th Edition, Elsevier North Holland, 2011, pp. 1-102.

What do we Really Know about Changes in Wage Inequality? in K.G. Abraham, J.R. Spletzer, and M.J. Harper (eds.), Labor in the New Economy, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010, pp. 17-59.

Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics. (with David S. Lee), Journal of Economic Literature 48(2), June 2010, 281-355.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Brahim Boudarbat and Craig Riddell)
Canadian Public Policy 36(1), March 2010, 63-89.

Unconditional Quantile Regressions. (with Sergio Firpo and Nicole Fortin), Econometrica 77(3), May 2009, 953-973.

Performance Pay and Wage Inequality. (With Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), Quarterly Journal of Economics 124(1), February 2009, 1-49.

Lʹevolution des inegalites dans les pays industrialises: le point sur la situation. Actualite Economique 84(3), September 2008, 1-23.

Regression Discontinuity Designs: A Guide to Practice. (with Guido Imbens), Journal of Econometrics 142(2), February 2008, 807-828.

[go to paper]

Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach. (with Kevin Milligan), Journal of Econometrics 142(2), February 2008, 615-635.The Changing Nature of Wage Inequality. Journal of Population Economics, 21(1), January 2008, 21-48 (*.pdf)The Impact of Unionization on the Incidence of and Sources of Payment for Training in Canada: A Study Based on the Adult Education and Training Survey. (with David Green) in Empirical Economics 32, 2007, pp. 465-489.Recent Trends in Wage Inequality and the Wage Structure in Canada. (with Brahim Boudarbat and W. Craig Riddell), in D. Green and J. Kesselman (eds.), Dimensions of Inequality in Canada, Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006, pp. 1-46.Post-secondary Education and Increasing Wage Inequality. in The American Economic Review, May 2006, pp. 1-23.The Mincer Equation Thirty Years after Schooling, Experience, and Earnings. in S. Grossbard-Shechtman (ed.) Jacob Mincer, A Pioneer of Modern Labor Economics, Springer Verlag, 2006.Increasing Residual Wage Inequality: Composition Effects, Noisy Data, or Rising Demand for Skill? in The American Economic Review, 2006, pp. 1- 64.Comparative Advantage, Learning, and Sectoral Wage Determination. (with Robert Gibbons, Lawrence Katz, and Daniel Parent), Journal of Labor Economics, October 2005, pp. 1 - 54.Labor Market Reforms and Wage Inequality in the United Kingdom and the United States. (with Amanda Gosling) in R. Blundell, D. Card, and R. Freeman (eds.) Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000, Chicago: University of Chicago Press for NBER, 2004, pp. 275-312.Unions and Wage Inequality. (with David Card and Craig Riddell), Journal of Labor Research, 2004. (Symposium on What Do Unions Do - A Retrospective After Two Decades.)Trade Liberalization and the Labour Market. in R. Harris and T. Lemieux (eds.) Social and Labour Market Aspects of North American Linkages, University of Calgary Press, 2004.Unions and the Wage Structure. (with David Card and Craig Riddell) in John T. Addison and Claus Schnabel (eds.) The International Handbook of Trade Unions, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003, pp. 246-92.Decomposing Wage Distributions: a Unified Approach. Canadian Journal of Economics 35 (4), November 2002, pp. 646-88.Alcohol, Marijuana, and American Youth: the Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation. (with John DiNardo), Journal of Health Economics 20, November 2001, pp. 991-1010.Draft Avoidance and College Attendance: The Unintended Legacy of the Vietnam War. (with David Card), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 91, May 2001, pp. 97-102.Dropout and Enrollment Trends in the Post War Period: What Went Wrong in the 1970s? (with David Card)in J. Gruber (ed.) An Economic Analysis of Risky Behavior Among Youth, Chicago:University of Chicago Press for NBER, 2001, pp. 439-482.Can Falling Supply Explain the Rising Return to College for Younger Men? A Cohort-Based Analysis. (with David Card), Quarterly Journal of Economics 116, May 2001, pp. 705-46.Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: A Critical Assessment and Some New Evidence for Canada. (with Jean Fares), in A. Crawford (ed.) Proceedings of the Bank of Canada Conference on Price Stability and the Long Run Target for Monetary Policy, 2001, pp. 3-48.Education, Earnings, and the Canadian G.I. Bill. (with David Card), Canadian Journal of Economics 34, May 2001, pp. 313-344.[go to top]WORKING PAPERSUnions and Wage Inequality: The Roles of Gender, Skill, and Public Sector Employment. (with David Card and W. Craig Riddell), October 2018.Labor Market Institutions and the Distribution of Wages: The Role of Spillover Effects.Occupational Tasks and Changes in the Wage Structure. (with Nicole M. Fortin and Sergio Firpo), August 2013.Performance Pay and Earnings Dynamics. (with W. Bentley MacLeod and Daniel Parent), October 2012.Population Aging and Human Capital Investment By Youth. (with Nicole Fortin), June 2005, pp. 1 - 56.o[go to top][/accordion]