Welcome to the website of the Research Group on Human Capital of UQAM’s School of Management (ESG UQAM).

The main objective of the Research Group on Human Capital (Groupe de recherche sur le capital humain) is to contribute to the economics research on all aspects of human capital, using mainly a microeconometric approach based on survey microdata representative of the population or on administrative data. The Group’s research themes include notably education, labor and well-being, and concern above all children, youth and families. One of the priorities of the Research Group on Human Capital is to study the effects of public policies on human capital and its development broadly speaking, as well as on inequalities.


Research Group on Human Capital members sign a letter in La Presse+ on data access

October 29, 2018 –The members of the Research Group on Human Capital sign a collective text on big data access in Québec. This test is available, in French, on La Presse+: Link to article in La Presse+

We address this letter to the new Québec government headed by the Coalition Avenir Québec. We should not underestimate the potential of data, nor the fact that the infrastructure needed to wisely share the data already exists (through the Quebec Inter-university Center for Social Statistics and the Canadian Research Data Centre Network), and that researchers are interested in exploiting those data to generate new knowledge. Happy reading!

Employment opportunity: research professional

October 29, 2018 –Catherine Haeck and Marie Connolly are looking to hire staff to provide research assistance. You can view the employment opportunity by clicking here.

Nicholas Lawson joins the Research Group on Human Capital

September 24, 2018 — Nicholas Lawson, professor of Economics at UQAM’s School of Management, joins the Research Group on Human Capital as a researcher. He teaches labour economics to undergraduate and graduate students, and econometrics to graduate students. His research focuses primarily on the evaluation of public policies in the labour market, including university tuition fees, unemployment insurance, taxation, as well as policies relevant to the health and development of children.  His research combines theoretical modelling of welfare and optimal policy with empirical statistics and analysis. His work has been published in American Economic Journal: Economic PolicyLabour EconomicsEconomics & Human Biology, and the Journal of Population Economics, among others. Welcome Nicholas!


November 8, 2018 Atelier: Survol des possibilités au Centre de données de recherche de l’UQAM-INRS

The Research Group on Human Capital invites you to its first atelier (in French), Thursday November 8, 2018, at the University of Québec in Montréal. Professors, students and Statistics Canada employees will be present during that day to inform you about research possibilities at the UQAM-INRS Research Data Centre. This centre is open to all researchers at UQAM and INRS.

The atelier will take place at the University of Québec in Montréal, pavillon Président-Kennedy, 201, avenue du Président-Kennedy (métro Place-des-Arts), room PK-1140, from 9 AM to 4 PM.

For the schedule, click here.