I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto.
My research interests are in labor and public economics, with a focus on economics of education, local labor markets, and applied microeconomics.


Work in progress

  •    Long-term Contextual Effects in Education: Schools and Neighborhoods
                  (Job Market Paper)
  •    Mergers in a Model with Complementarity
                  (with Daniel Ershov, and Scott Orr)

Working papers

  •    What Sets College Thrivers and Divers Apart?
                   A Contrast in Study Habits, Attitudes, and Mental Health

                  (with Graham Beattie, Catherine Michaud-Leclerc and Philip Oreopoulos)
                  [NBER Working Paper]
  •    Language Skill Acquisition in Immigrant Social Networks: Evidence from Australia
                  [Abstract] - Email me for draft.


  • ECO340
  • Labour Economics: The Distribution of Earnings (with Maripier Isabelle)
    Winter 2016:   Course Outline

Curriculum vitae

PDF here:   CV

Contact information

Email: jw [dot] plaliberte [at] mail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca
Office: GE277, 150 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G7, Canada