New Evidence on the Earnings of Post-Secondary Education Graduates: A Tax Linkage Approach

the Monday 14 November 2016 at l’Ined, salle Sauvy, de 11h30 à 12h30

Presented by Ross Finnie (U. of Ottawa) ; discussant : Léonard Moulin (Ined)

The Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI), a national research organization based at the University of Ottawa, has used administrative student data held by 14 post-secondary education (PSE) institutions in four different regions of the country linked to tax files at Statistics Canada in order to track students’ post-graduation earnings from 2005 through 2013. The goal of this project is to provide unique and powerful information that will be useful to the PSE institutions, to students making schooling choices, to PSE and labour market policy makers, and to the general public. 



Ross Finnie is a Full Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, after holding positions at Laval, Carleton and Queen’s Universities and having been educated at Queen’s University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the Director of the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI), a national level research organisation based at the University of Ottawa, a Research Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute, a member of the Canadian Labour and Skills Researcher Network, and a member of Statistics Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Postsecondary Education Statistics . One of his major areas of interest is post-secondary education (PSE), including access and barriers to PSE; student retention, pathways to completion, and identifying students at risk of dropping out of PSE; the particpation and experiences of under-represented and minority groups; student engagement, the quality of students’ PSE experiences, and accountability of the PSE system; post-schooling outcomes; and other topics. Other teaching and research interests include poverty and income inequality, income support programs, inter-provincial and international mobility of workers, and other topics in labour and public economics.