I currently research parents’ intra-household time allocation decisions, focusing on parental quality time, and the implications for early childhood development. I also research the effect of academic redshirting on student and mental health outcomes, as well as labor market risks and the impact of school reopenings on parental work in the era of COVID-19.

Working Papers:

“Costs of Daycare, Complementarities, and Heterogeneous Productivity of Parenting Time in Child Skill Formation,” (former title: “How Do Mothers Manage? Universal Daycare, Child Skill Formation, and the Parental Time-Education Puzzle”); 2023 March

“On the Role of Academic Redshirting in Shrinking the Education Gender Gap: Causal Evidence on Student Achievement and Mental Health, Only for Boys,” (former titles: “Returns to Starting School Later: Academic Redshirting vs. Lucky Date of Birth” and “The Causal Impact of Academic Redshirting on Student Achievement and Mental Health”); 2023 March

Accident-Induced Absence from Work and Wage Ladders,” with Anikó Bíró (1), Márta Bisztray (1), and João Galindo da Fonseca (2) /(1): Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary; (2): Université de Montréal (UdeM)/; 2023 March [Presentation Slides]

Refereed Publications:

The Distribution of COVID-19 Related Risks,” with Patrick Baylis (UBC), Pierre-Loup Beauregard (UBC), Marie Connolly (UQaM), Nicole M. Fortin (UBC), David A. Green (UBC), Pablo Gutierrez-Cubillos (UBC), Samuel Gyetvay (UBC), Catherine Haeck (UQaM), Gaelle Simard-Duplain (CIDER, UBC), Henry E. Siu (UBC), Maria teNyenhuis (Bank of Canada), and Casey Warman (Dalhousie U), Canadian Journal of Economics (54) 2021; Special Issue: the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Primary School Reopenings and Parental Work, with Pierre-Loup Beauregard (UBC), Marie Connolly (UQaM), and Catherine Haeck (UQaM), Canadian Journal of Economics (54) 2021; Special Issue: the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Do Health Insurers Innovate? Evidence from the Anatomy of Physician Payments,” with Jeffrey Clemens (UCSD) and Joshua Gottlieb (U Chicago), Journal of Health Economics (55) 2017, 153-16