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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 Kevin Milligan, "Evidence from maternity leave expansions of the impact of maternal care on early child development", Journal of Human Resources 45 (1) (2010), 1–32.
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