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Curriculum Vitae

(Last updated: March 2017

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Montreal

Current positions

01/2017 – 06/2017
Visiting Scholar, Center for Labor Economics
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies
University of California, Berkeley
2014 – present Associate professor
Department of Economics, School of Management
Université du Québec à Montréal

Affiliations

2014 – present Director
Research Group on Human Capital (RGHC)
2015 – present
Fellow (Researcher from 2009 to 2015)
CIRANO

Academic Background

2007 Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Fields: Labour economics, applied microeconomics, applied econometrics
Dissertation Title: “It’s about Time. Three Essays on Time Use, Weather, and Well-Being”
Committee: Alan B. Krueger, Henry S. Farber, Jesse Rothstein, Cecilia Rouse
2007 M.A., Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
2001 M.Sc., Economics, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec
Thesis Title: “Comparison between Open Auctions and Closed Auctions: Theoretical Contributions and Experiments” (in French)
Advisor: Jacques Robert
2000 B.Sc., Economics, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Publications

Connolly, Marie (2016) [Review of the book Music and Capitalism: A History of the Present, by T. D. Taylor], Journal of Economic Literature, 54 (4): 1406-1408.

Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie, Marie Connolly and Catherine Haeck (2016), “Inégalités de revenu et santé : dans la tête ou dans les poches ?,” Policy Options Politiques, Institute for Research on Public Policy, June 20, 2016.

Connolly, Marie, Jérôme Dupras and Charles Séguin (2016), “An Economic Perspective on Rock Concerts and Climate Change: Should Carbon Offsets Compensating Emissions be Included in the Ticket Price?,” Journal of Cultural Economics, 40 (1): 101-126.

Connolly, Marie and Catherine Haeck (2015), “Are Child Care Subsidies Good for Parental Well-Being? Empirical Evidence from Three Countries,” CESifo DICE Report, 13 (1): 9-15.

Boudarbat, Brahim and Marie Connolly (2015), “Pourquoi le taux de chômage des immigrants est-il plus élevé au Québec qu’en Colombie-Britannique ?,” dans Sébastien Arcand et Annick Germain (dirs.), Travailler et cohabiter : au-delà de l’intégration, Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, Collection population et société.

Connolly, Marie (2014), “The Changing Time Use of U.S. Welfare Recipients between 1992 and 2005,” Research in Labor Economics , 40, 223-255.

Connolly, Marie (2014), “Weather Effects,” in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, Alex C. Michalos (ed.), Springer Reference.

Brodeur, Abel and Marie Connolly (2013), “Do Higher Child Care Subsidies Improve Parental Well-being? Evidence from Quebec’s Family Policies,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 93 (2013): 1—16, September 2013. Previous version available as Cirpée Working Paper No. 12-23, May 2012; Paris School of Economics Working Paper No. 2012-24, May 2012; IZA Working Paper No. 6804, August 2012.

Boudarbat, Brahim and Marie Connolly (2013), “The Gender Wage Gap among Recent Postsecondary Graduates in Canada: A Distributional Approach,” Canadian Journal of Economics 46 (3): 1037—1065, August 2013. Previous version available in French as “L’écart salarial entre les sexes chez les nouveaux diplômés postsecondaires,” Project Report 2011RP-12, Cirano, Nov. 2011.

Connolly, Marie (2013), “Some Like It Mild and Not Too Wet: The Influence of Weather on Subjective Well-Being,” Journal of Happiness Studies 14 (2): 457–473, April 2013, available at www.springerlink.com, DOI 10.1007/s10902-012-9338-2. Previous version available as
Cirpée Working paper No. 11-16, July 2011.

Connolly, Marie (2008), “Here Comes the Rain Again: Weather and the Intertemporal Substitution of Leisure,” Journal of Labor Economics 26 (1): 73–100.

Connolly, Marie and Alan B. Krueger (2007), “Rockonomics : The Economics of Popular Music,” The Milken Institute Review 9 (3): 50–66.

Connolly, Marie and Alan B. Krueger (2006),  “Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music,” in Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, V. Ginsburgh and D. Throsby, eds., Elsevier North-Holland, Chapter 20: 667–719 (also available as Industrial Relations Section Working Paper No. 499 and NBER Working Paper No. 11,282).

Connolly, Marie, Claude Montmarquette, and Ali Béjaoui (2004), “Modèles économétriques de remboursement de prêts étudiants au Canada,” L’Actualité économique 80 (2–3): 305–339. English version available as Connolly, Marie, Claude Montmarquette, and Ali Béjaoui (2003), “Econometric Models of Student Loan Repayment in Canada,” CIRANO Working Paper No. 2003s-68.

Working Papers and Research Reports

Durif Fabien, Manon Arcand, Myriam Ertz and Marie Connolly, The Kijiji Second-Hand Economy Index, 2017 Report, Published by Kijiji Canada Ldt., March 14, 2017.

Boudarbat, Brahim and Marie Connolly (2013), “Évolution de l’accès à l’emploi et des conditions de travail des immigrants au Québec, en Ontario et en Colombie-Britannique entre 2006 et 2012,” Cahier de recherche Série Scientifique 2013s-28, Cirano, August 2013.

Boudarbat, Brahim and Marie Connolly (2013), “Exode des cerveaux: Pourquoi certains diplômés d’études postsecondaires choisissent-ils de travailler aux États-Unis ?,” Rapport de projet 2013RP-13, Cirano, August 2013.

Boudarbat, Brahim and Marie Connolly (2013), “Brain Drain: Why Do Some Post-Secondary Graduates Choose to Work in the United States?,” Project report 2013RP-12, Cirano, August 2013.

Connolly, Marie and Lefebvre, Pierre (2012), “The Effect of Postsecondary Education on Intergenerational Income Inequality,” Report prepared for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, April 25, 2012.

Connolly, Marie and Alan B. Krueger (2012), “The Secondary Market for Concert Tickets: Theory and Evidence,” mimeo.

Professional Experience

Fall 2016
Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Québec Studies, Institute on Québec Studies
State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, New York
2009 – 2016 Member
Centre interuniversitaire sur le risque, les politiques économiques
et l'emploi (CIRPÉE)
Montreal, Quebec
2009 – 2014 Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, UQAM
Montreal, Quebec
2007 – 2009 Associate
Cornerstone Research, Inc.
New York, New York
2004 – 2007 Research Assistant for Professor Alan B. Krueger
Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Summer 2003 Short-term Consultant
World Bank, Education Section, Human Development Network
Washington, D.C.
2001 – 2002 Intern, sponsored by the Canadian government and York University’s Institute for Leadership Development
United Nations Development Programme, Capacity Building for Local Governance Programme
Pretoria, Afrique du Sud
1999 – 2001 Research Assistant and Research Professional
Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO)
Montreal, Quebec

Grants and Contracts

2016 – 2023 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): $C 2,498,993
Insight and Connection Programs, Partnership Grant, co-applicant
(Principal Investigator: Marie-Christine Saint-Jacques, Laval University)
“The experience of parental separation and family recomposition in the Quebec society: actors, issues and trajectories”
2016 – 2017 CIRANO: $C 38,040
Research Project (Principal Investigator: Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM)
“The link between class size and cognitive and non-cognitive skills”
2015 – 2019 Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC): C$ 258,280
Research Team Support Program (Principal Investigator: Philip Merrigan, ESG UQAM)
“Microeconometric analyses of socioeconomic issues and public policies related to children’s, youth’s and families’ human capital”
2015 – 2018 Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC): C$ 153,000
Concerted Actions Research Program (Principal Investigator: Philip Merrigan, ESG UQAM)
“Long-term analysis of socioeconomic inequalities and mobility by birth cohort, according to income, consumption and education of families and parents: 1965-2015”
2015 – 2017 Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC): C$ 159,399
Concerted Actions Research Program (Principal Investigator: Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM)
“Economic mobility in Quebec as seen through the intergenerational transmission of income”
2015 – 2017 CIRANO: $C 38,040
Research Project (Principal Investigator: Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM)
“Do Quebec’s Family Policies Favour Mothers in Terms of their Earnings?”
2014
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): $C 25,000
Connection Program (Principal Investigator: Douglas Hodgson, ESG UQAM)
The 18th International Conference on Cultural Economics, presented by the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI), held at ESG UQAM from June 24 to June 27, 2014
2011 – 2012 Human Resources and Skills Development Canada: $C 27,950
Research project (Principal Investigator: Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM)
“The Effect of Postsecondary Education on Intergenerational Income Inequality”
2011 – 2012 Human Resources and Skills Development Canada: $C 27,950
Research project (Principal Investigator: Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM)
“Brain Drain -- Why do some Canadian postsecondary education graduates choose to work in the United States?”
2010 – 2014 Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC): $C 430,452
Support to research teams programme (Principal Investigator: Pierre Lefebvre, ESG UQAM)
“Human capital accumulation process dynamics for children and youth, results, inequalities and contributions from public policies”
2010 – 2013 Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC): $C 39,577
Establishment of new professors-researchers programme (Single Investigator)
“Time-use data in economics: An innovative tool to study public policies and the well-being of individuals”
2010 – 2011 Human Resources and Skills Development Canada: $C 26,957
Research project (Principal Investigator: Marie Connolly, ESG UQAM)
“The Gender Wage Gap among Recent Postsecondary Graduates”
2009 – 2010 Programme d’aide financière à la recherche et à la création (PAFARC): $C 8,500
Startup grant from UQAM
“Time-use data in economics: An innovative tool to study public policies and the well-being of individuals”

Honours and Awards

2017
John A. Sproul Research Fellowship, Canadian Studies Program, UC Berkeley (US$ 4,000)
2016 – 2017 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair Award (US$ 25,000)
2007 Prize L’Actualité économique, Société canadienne de science économique, given every three years to best article in the journal L’Actualité économique written by a student
2006 Research Grant, Canadian Studies at Princeton University
2003 – 2007 Graduate School Summer Fellowships, Princeton University
2002 – 2007 Full tuition and doctoral scholarship, Graduate School, Princeton University
2002 – 2006 Doctoral Fellowship, Government of Quebec (FCAR)
2002 – 2006 Doctoral Fellowship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
2000 Dean’s List of Honours, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Université de Montréal
2000 Prize for the best overall econometrics grades, Foundation Lise Salvas
2000 Excellence grants, BCE Emergis and Standard Life
2000 Grant to support Master’s Thesis writing, Foundation Berthelet Aubin
2000 Master’s fellowship, Government of Quebec (FCAR)
2000 Excellence Master’s grant, Department of Economics, Université de Montréal
1998 – 1999 Excellence grants to support women in sciences, Université de Montréal
1998 Dean’s scholarship, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Université de Montréal
1997 and 2000 Prizes for the best overall grades and research in microeconomics, Foundation Maurice Bouchard
1996 Excellence admissions grant, Economics Department, Université de Montréal
1996 Governor General’s Academic Medal, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Montreal

Conference and Workshop Organization

April 15, 2016 Inequalities and Families: Childhood as a Homeland, 3rd workshop organized by the Research Group on Human Capital
Co-organizer. http://grch.esg.uqam.ca/workshop-april-15-2016/?lang=en
April 17, 2015 Health and Well-Being as Human Capital: The Interactions between Parental Health, Children Well-Being and Life Outcomes, 2nd workshop organized by the Research Group on Human Capital
Co-organizer. http://grch.esg.uqam.ca/workshop-april-17-2015/?lang=en
October 3, 2014 Human Capital Development in Children and Youth: Perspectives, Policies and Interventions, 1st workshop organized by the Research Group on Human Capital
Principal organizer. http://grch.esg.uqam.ca/workshop-october-3-2014/?lang=en

June 24 to 27, 2014 18th International Conference on Cultural Economics, presented by the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI)    June 24 to 27, 2014
Local co-organizer (with Prof. Douglas Hodgson), in charge of local logistics and coordination for conference with more than 200 international participants

Conference Participation and Seminar Presentations

2017
Annual Meeting of the Canadian Labour Economics Forum (CLEF)
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” June 1, 2017, Antigonish, NS, Canada
2017
Guest seminar, University of California, Santa Barbara
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” May 12, 2017, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2017
Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting
Paper presentation, May 5–6, 2017, Raleigh, NC, USA
2017
Guest seminar, University of California, Davis
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” April 6, 2017, Davis, CA, USA
2017
Guest seminar, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” March 23, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017
Canadian Studies Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” March 8, 2017, Berkeley, CA, USA
2017
Canada, the United States, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Change and Challenge in the Brave New World of International Economic Cooperation Colloquium, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Submission of paper “What is the link between trade, local labour markets, and social mobility?,” commentator for paper by Meredith Kolsky Lewis, February 22–24, 2017, Mānoa, HI, USA
2016
Guest seminar, University of California, Merced
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” November 30, 2016, Merced, CA, USA
2016
Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Quebec Studies Lecture, State University of New York
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” November 14, 2016, Plattsburgh, NY, USA
2016
Guest seminar (Labor), University of California, Berkeley
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” November 10, 2016, Berkeley, CA, USA
2016
NBER-ESDC Conference, Public Policies in Canada and the United States
Presentation of “Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States,” October 29, 2016, Gatineau, QC, Canada
2016
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “CWEN: Inequalities in Health and the Family,”; Discussant of paper in session “CLEF: Gender Gap I,” June 2–5, 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2016
Société canadienne de science économique Annual Meeting
Organizer and chair of session entitled “Human Capital, Well-being and Geography,” presented by the Research Group on Human Capital, May 11–13, 2016, Quebec, QC, Canada
2016
Guest seminar, University of Sherbrooke
Presentation of “Class Size: When the Tail Matters” May 6, 2016, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
2015
Wine and cheese of UQAM’s Economics student association sciences
Invited speaker, November 26, 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada
2015
Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, 3rd North American Cultural Economics Workshop
Paper presentation in session entitled “Movies, Music and Publishing”
November 21–23, 2015, New Orleans, LA, USA
2015
Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting (4th SOLE/EALE World Conference)
Paper presentation in session entitled “Child Care”
June 26–28 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada
2015
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting
Organizer and chair of session entitled “Research Group on Human Capital - Health and Families”; Discussant of paper in session “EPRI 2: Experimental Evidence”
May 28–31, 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015
Société canadienne de science économique Annual Meeting
Organizer and chair of session entitled “Labour and Family Economics,” presented by the Research Group on Human Capital
May 13–15, 2015, Montreal, QC, Canada
2014
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “Health Economics—Demography and Immigration”
May 29
–June 1, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2014
Société canadienne de science économique Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “Health Economics”
May 14–16, 2014, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2013
12th Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet
Paper presentation in session entitled “Measuring Individual Well-Being”
June 26–28, 2013, Aix-en-Provence, France
2013
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting
Roundtable panelist in Progressive Economics Forum session entitled “PEF 3: Childcare in Canada - What and how are families doing?” and paper presentation in Education Policy Research Initiative session entitled “EPRI Session 2: Labour Market Outcomes”
May 30–June 2, 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada
2012
Société canadienne de science économique Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “Education Economics”
May 9–11, 2012, Mt. Tremblant, QC, Canada
2011
Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings
Paper presentation in session entitled “Economics of Books and Music”
November 19–21, 2011, Washington, D.C., USA
2011
11th annual conference Journées du Cirpée
Paper presentation in session entitled “Microeconomics I”
October 7–8, 2011, Bécancour, QC, Canada
2011
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “Labour: Gender Issues”
June 3–5, 2011, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2011
Société canadienne de science économique Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “Labour Economics I”
May 11–13, 2011, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
2011
Guest Seminar, University of Ottawa
Presentation of “The Gender Wage Gap Among Recent Postsecondary Graduates in Canada
April 8, 2011, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2011
American Economic Association Annual Meeting
Discussant of paper entitled “Rock and Roll Bands, (In)complete Contracts and Creativity,” by Cédric Ceulemans, Victor Ginsburgh and Patrick Legros, in session “Economics of the Arts,”
January 6–9, 2011, Denver, CO
2010
10th annual conference Journées du Cirpée
Paper presentation in session entitled “Applied microeconomics”
October 1–2, 2010, Ste-Adèle, QC, Canada
2010
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “PEF/CSLS V: Perspectives on Happiness in Canada and the United States”
May 28–30, 2010, Quebec, QC, Canada
2010
Société canadienne de science économique Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “Measures of inequality I”
May 12–14, 2010, Lac-Beauport, QC, Canada
2009
4th Economics of Culture Days: New Research in Cultural Economics
Paper presentation of “Evidence on the Secondary Market for Concert Tickets”
Dec. 3, 2009, Paris, France (colloquium organized by the Department of prospective studies and statistics of the French Ministry of Culture and communication)
2008 First Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference  
Discussant of paper entitled “The Welfare Effects of Ticket Resale” by Alan Sorensen and Philip Leslie
Nov. 6–7, 2008, Washington, D.C.
2008 Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in session entitled “Empirical Industrial Organization”
June 6–8, 2008, Vancouver, Canada
2007 IZA, Institute for the Study of Labor 
Paper presentation and participation in IZA Topic Week on Nonmarket Time in Economics
May 30–June 2, 2007, Bonn, Germany
2005 – 2008 Université du Québec à Montréal, McGill University, Cornell University, Case Western Reserve University, Princeton University, Université de Montréal, Industry Canada, Cornerstone Research, CRA International
Seminars
2006 American Economic Association Annual Meeting
Paper presentation in sessions entitled “The Internet’s Impact on the Sale of Entertainment Products” and “On Time: Early Results from the American Time Use Survey”
Jan. 6–8, 2006, Boston, Mass.
2005 American Time Use Survey Early Results Conference
Paper presentation, University of Maryland, Maryland Population Research Center
Dec. 8–9, 2005, Bethesda, Md.

Professional Memberships

Canadian Economic Association, Society of Labor Economists, Société canadienne de science économique, Association for Cultural Economics International

Other Activities

Internal

Member of the Undergraduate program committee for the B.B.A, UQAM, 2015 – 2016

Member of the Undergraduate program committee (Economics), UQAM, 2014 – 2016

President of the subcommittee on autoevaluation of the Undergraduate program in Economics, UQAM, 2014 – 2016

Member of communications and marketing committee, UQAM, 2013 – 2014

Member of ESG computing lab management committee, UQAM, 2013 – 2014

Member of EQE revision committee, UQAM, 2013 – 2014

Member of the Recruiting committee, UQAM, 2010 – 2012

Member of the Undergraduate program committee, UQAM, 2009 – 2012

President of the Graduate Economics Club, Princeton University, 2004 – 2006

External

Associate Editor, L’actualité économique, Revue d’analyse économique, 2016 – 2017

External evaluator for Quebec’s Fonds de recherche – Société et culture (FRQSC), 2016 – 2017

Invited witness to the Parliament of Canada’s Standing Committee on the Status of Women, 2015

External evaluator for the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, 2015

External evaluator for Belgium’s Fonds de la recherche scientifique (FNRS), 2013 – 2015

External evaluator for SSHRC, Standard Research Grants and Insight programs, 2010, 2013 and 2014

Referee for American Economic Review (x2), Journal of Labor Economics (x3), Economic Letters (x3), Canadian Journal of Economics (x4), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (x2), Social Forces (x1), Journal of Media Economics (x3), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (x1), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (x3), Journal of Law and Economics (x1), Public Opinion Quarterly (x1), Annals of Economics and Statistics (x1), Managerial and Decision Economics (x1), Canadian Public Policy (x2), Economica (x1), Weather, Climate and Society (x2), Journal of Cultural Economics (x5), Economic Inquiry (x5), Journal of Economic Management and Strategy (x1), Perceptual and Motor Skills (x1), Journal of Human Resources (x4), Review of Industrial Organization (x1), Contemporary Economic Policy (x1), Actualité économique (x6), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (x1), Nature Climate Change (x1), Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (x1), Canadian Journal of Higher Education (x1), Labour Economics (x1), LABOUR (x1), Environmental Research (x1), Journal of Economic Geography (x1), Review of Economics of the Household (x1), Education Economics (x1).

Skills

Languages: French (native language), English (fluent), Spanish (intermediate), Portuguese (intermediate), and Italian (basic).

Programming languages and computing: Stata, SAS, Matlab, Excel, Latex.