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Dr. Philippe Belley

Philippe BelleyPh.D., University of Western Ontario, 2010

Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Econometrics

327-B Waters Hall

Philippe Belley joined the Department of Economics as an Assistant Professor in 2010. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Western Ontario. He completed his Masters and Bachelor degrees in economics at Laval University.

Philippe's research interests are labor economics and the economics of education.


Belley, Philippe, “Understanding Wage Growth: Estimating and Testing Learning-by-Doing,” Journal of Human Capital, 11(2) Summer 2017: 213-246.

Belley, Philippe, Guy Lacroix, and Nathalie Havet, “Wage Growth and Job Mobility in the Early Career: Testing a Statistical Discrimination Model of the Gender Wage Gap,” in Solomon W. Polachek , Konstantinos Tatsiramos, Klaus F. Zimmermann (ed.) Gender in the Labor Market (Research in Labor Economics, Volume 42, 2015) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.231 – 260.

Belley, Philippe, Marc Frenette, and Lance Lochner, “Post-Secondary Attendance by Parental Income in the U.S. and Canada: What Role for Financial Aid Policy?” Canadian Journal of Economics, 47(2), 2014: 664-696. [awarded Harry Johnson Prize for best paper in Canadian Journal of Economics in 2014]. Online Appendix.

Belley, Philippe and Lance Lochner, “The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement,” Journal of Human Capital, 1(1) Winter 2007: 37-89.

Working papers:

The Returns to Work Experience and Occupational Tasks of Mothers,” with Yang Jiao.

“What Explains the Decline in Crime in the U.S.? Evidence from Micro Data,” with Gonzalo Castex and Evgenia Dechter.