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Joseph Marchand, PhD

Associate Professor



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Joseph Marchand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Joseph previously served in research positions at Syracuse, Columbia, and Princeton Universities, and he received his degrees in economics from Syracuse, New York, and Rutgers Universities. Professor Marchand will be a Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the fall of 2019, having previously been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Poverty of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Professor Marchand specializes in the field of labor and demographic economics. His current research examines how local labor demand shocks, such as an energy boom, can generate labor market responses, such as greater employment and earnings, distributional responses, such as a rise in inequality and a reduction in poverty, and educational responses, such as a reduction in student test scores. His research has been published in the Canadian Journal of Economics, the Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, the Journal of Economic Surveys, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Urban Economics, and Labour Economics. Joseph also continues to serve as the editor of his department’s working paper series and of the New Economics Papers reports for the subjects of labour economics and labor markets – supply, demand, and wages.

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Professor Marchand primarily teaches his field of labor economics at both the undergraduate level (ECON 331 and ECON 431) and graduate level (ECON 531). He has additionally taught undergraduate intermediate microeconomics (ECON 281), conducted a graduate research workshop (ECON 591), and coordinated the graduate research program (ECON 900), while supervising many other independent graduate research projects.

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