Mohsen Javdani

Associate Professor

Currently on leave
Phone: 250.807.9152

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Research Summary

Labour economics, applied econometrics, economics of education, economics of immigrants and minorities, economics of gender, personnel economics, economics and ideology.

Courses & Teaching

Labour economics, econometrics, microeconomics, game theory.


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IZA Institute of Labour Economic

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PhD in Economics, Simon Fraser University

Research Interests & Projects

My research interests are varied, spanning labour economics, applied econometrics, economics of immigration, economics of education, personnel economics, and more recently the role of behavioural and ideological biases in economics. My wide research interests and my movement across different research topics are mainly driven by my continuous curiosity to examine questions that I find interesting and important to answer. However, one identifiable theme in my work is studying mechanisms and processes that hinder plurality and produce inequality, injustice, exclusion, and marginalization.

Selected Publications

“What Drives Public Attitudes Towards Immigration?”, forthcoming, IZA World of Labour.

“Job Satisfaction and Coworker Pay in Canadian Firms,” (with Brian Krauth, SFU), forthcoming, Canadian Journal of Economics.

“Moving Up or Falling Behind? Gender, Promotion, and Wages in Canada,” (with Andrew McGee, University of Alberta), forthcoming, Industrial Relations: a Journal of Economy and Society, 58(2):189-228.

“Labour Market Mobility and Early-Career Outcomes of Young Immigrant Men,” (With Andrew McGee, University of Alberta), forthcoming, 2018, IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 8(1):20.

“Noise or News? Learning About the Content of Test-Based School Achievement Measures,” 2015, The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 15(3): 14147-1453.

“Glass Ceilings or Glass Doors? The Role of Firms in Male-Female Wage Disparities,” 2015, Canadian Journal of Economics, 48(2): 529-560. [DOWNLOAD][My presentation at the 2013 CRDCN Conference]

“Fiscal Transfers to Immigrants in Canada,” (with Krishna Pendakur, Simon Fraser University), 2014, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 15(5):777-797.

“How do school ‘report cards’ affect school choice decisions?” (with Jane Friesen, Justin Smith and Simon Woodcock), 2012, Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(2):784-807.


Valor Economico – Leading Financial Newspaper in Brazil [pdf] (September 20, 2019)

Progressive Economy Forum (September 11, 2019)

Article for the Institute for New Economic Thinking (August 12, 2019)

My interview with UBC News (June 1, 2019)

Article in Alternatives Economiques (April 2, 2019)

My opinion editorial in the Financial Times (February 24, 2019)


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