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Michael Baker

Professor; Canada Research Chair
Ph.D. (Michigan, 1990), M.A. (York, 1984), B.Comm. (Toronto, 1982)
Office: Max Gluskin House, 150 St. George Street, 238. Phone: 416-978-4138. Fax: 416-978-5079.
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Research fields: Labour economics, Public economics, Applied econometrics

Selected research

  • Michael Baker and Kevin Milligan, "Boy-Girl Differences in Parental Time Investments: Evidence from Three Countries", Journal of Human Capital 10 (4) (2016), 399–441.
  • Michael Baker and Kevin Milligan, "Maternity Leave and Children's Cognitive and Behavioral Development", Journal of Population Economics 28 (2) (2015), 373–391.
  • Michael Baker, "Industrial Actions in Schools: Strikes and Student Achievement", Canadian Journal of Economics 46 (3) (2013), 1014–1036.
  • Michael Baker, "Universal early childhood interventions: what is the evidence base?", Canadian Journal of Economics 44 (4) (2011), 1069–1105.
  • Michael Baker and Kirsten Cornelson, "Gender Based Occupational Segregation and Sex Differences in Sensory, Motor and Spatial Aptitudes", Demography, forthcoming.
All publications

Courses taught 2017–2018

  • Fall

  • ECO339H1F, section L0101 (St. George) • Labour Economics: Employment, Wages, and Public Policy • T10-12, F10 • MP137
  • PPG1002H1F, section L0101 (St. George) • Microeconomics for policy analysis • W9-12
  • Winter

  • ECO340H1S, section L0101 (St. George) • Labour Economics: The Distribution of Earnings • T10-12, F10 • SS2127