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Curriculum Vitae

(Last updated: September 2013)

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Montreal

Current position

2009 – present Assistant professor
Department of Economics
Université du Québec à Montréal

Affiliations

2009 – present Member
Centre interuniversitaire sur le risque, les politiques économiques et l'emploi (CIRPÉE)
2009 – present Researcher
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 (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

Connolly, Marie (2013), “The Changing Time Use of U.S. Welfare Recipients between 1992 and 2005,” conditionally accepted, Research in Labor Economics.

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.

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

Professional Experience

2009 – present 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

2010 – 2014 Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC): $C 430,452
Support to research teams programme (Principal Investigator: Pierre Lefebvre)
“Human capital accumulation process dynamics for children and youth, results, inequalities and contributions from public policies”
2010 – 2013 Fonds québécois de la 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”
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

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 Participation and Seminar Presentations

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

American Economic Association, Canadian Economic Association, Society of Labor Economists, Société canadienne de science économique, European Economic Association

Other Activities

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

Referee for American Economic Review (x2), Journal of Labor Economics (x3), Economic Letters (x2), Canadian Journal of Economics (x3), 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 (x1), Economica (x1), Weather, Climate and Society (x1), Journal of Cultural Economics (x1), Economic Inquiry (x2), Journal of Economic Management and Strategy (x1), Perceptual and Motor Skills (x1), Journal of Human Resources (x1), Review of Industrial Organization (x1).

Financed Research

“Obstacles and ways to help immigrants’ professional insertion: the employers’ point of view,”
Research project funded by Cirano, 2013 – 2014
“The Effect of Postsecondary Education on Intergenerational Income Inequality,”
Research project financed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011 – 2012
“Brain Drain -- Why do some Canadian postsecondary education graduates choose to work in the United States?,” Research project financed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011 – 2012
“The Gender Wage Gap among Recent Postsecondary Graduates,” Research project financed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2010 – 2011

Skills

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

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