About me


Welcome to my personal webpage! I am a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Université Laval in Quebec City (Canada). My research interests include labor economics, public economics and applied econometrics.

email:  steeve.marchand@ecn.ulaval.ca

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April 30, 2018

I have been awarded two two-year postdoctoral fellowships: one from the Government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and one from Government of Quebec’s Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). I will begin my postdoctoral research in September 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of professor David Card. I am grateful to the SSHRC and to the FRQSC for these fellowships, and to professor Card for accepting to host me.

April 13, 2018

My paper, Peer Effects and Risk-Taking Among Entrepreneurs: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence, was just accepted for publication at the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

January 31, 2018

One of my papers was just accepted for publication in Canadian Public Policy. The paper analyzes recent proposals aimed at reforming the Quebec Pension Plan by computing individual internal rates of returns across income and education levels. We also present an alternative reform and show that it better focuses on the middle-income earners originally targeted by reform advocates. See the paper here.

June 28, 2017

My paper, Peer Effects and Risk-Taking Among Entrepreneurs: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence, was awarded the best PhD student paper prize (without senior coauthor) at the fourth annual International Association for Applied Econometrics Conference held in June 2017 in Sapporo, Japan.

June 22nd, 2017

My paper, Projecting the Impact of Population Aging on the Quebec Labour Market, has been awarded an honourable mention in the 2016 Vanderkamp Prize competition for the best paper published in Canadian Public Policy in 2016.