External Research Fellow
Miles Corak is a professor of economics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Canada.
He is trained as an applied labour economist, with a PhD from Queen’s University (Kingston Canada) and an MA from McGill University, and has published numerous articles on topics dealing with child poverty, access to university education, intergenerational mobility, and unemployment. His most recent research deals with intergenerational patterns in the education and earnings outcomes of the children of immigrants. His publications have appeared in among others the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Labor Economics, and Demography.
He has also edited three books, the most recent—Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe—was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004. He is a co-chair of the Canadian Employment Research Forum, a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn Germany), and until 2007 was the Director of the Family and Labour Studies Division at Statistics Canada, where he continues to hold a position as a part-time researcher.
In 2003/04 he was a visiting researcher at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence Italy, acting as the research coordinator and lead researcher for the 2005 UNICEF publication on child poverty in the rich countries. His research has been cited by many of the major international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Economist.
Miles Corak joined CReAM as an external fellow in May 2008.