Thomas Lemieux is a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He holds a BA in Economics from Université Laval (1984), an MA in Economics from Queen’s University (1985) and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University (1989). Prior to moving to UBC in 1999, Professor Lemieux held appointments at the Université de Montréal and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow at the Royal Society of Canada and the Society of Labor Economists. Professor Lemieux is a past President of the Canadian Economics Association, which awarded him the Rae Prize for outstanding research in 1998.
Lemieux has written extensively on labour markets and earnings inequality in Canada, the United States and other countries. He has made major technical contributions to the methodology of empirical research in labour economics. His current research focuses on exploiting regional variation within countries to answer a number of important questions connected to unemployment and the evolution of wage inequality.