Welcome to LCERPA

The Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis is an association of economists, based at the School of Business and Economics. LCERPA aims to support and promote high quality economic research. Follow the links to find our more about our members, our research, and our activities.


Brian McCaig - Informal employment in a growing and globalizing low-income country

Vietnam is a fast growing, industrializing country where the workforce is shifting from the informal to the formal sector, according to research by Dr. Brian McCaig and Dr. Nina Pavcnik. Younger, better educated, urban workers are more likely to transition to the formal sector, particularly migrants. However, poorly educated, older rural women face little prospect of entering the formal sector.
Read the paper in the American Economic Review.
View the pre-publication version.

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News and Events

Understanding Low Income: A Profile of Seniors
May 18, 2016

Presented by Employment and Social Development Canada, LCERPA Director Tammy Schirle will be presenting her research on seniors in low income in a Webinar on May 18, 1-2:30pm EDT. The webinar is open to the public.
To register, or find out more, visit the website


CEA Annual Meetings    June 2-5, 2016

LCERPA members are actively involved in organizing sessions at the Canadian Economics Association's Annual Meetings. Members work with the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, the Canadian Labour Economics Forum, the Canadian Health Economics Study Group, the Canadian Women Economists Network, the Canadian Development Economics Study group, and more.
Find our members on the conference program at the CEAs.


RCEF 2016 Innovation, Growth, Governance and Development
September 16-18, 2016 in Waterloo.

The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) is a biennial international meeting assembling a group of leading economists to present and discuss their work at the cutting edge of economic research.
For more information, see the call for papers.



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