Christian Belzil
Research Fellow

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Belzil Christian Belzil is currently Research Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, and associate Professor at ENSAE (Paris). Until spring 2004, he was Full Professor of Economics at Concordia University in Montreal. He has held visiting positions at the University of Aarhus (CLS), the University of Gothenburg and the University of Burgundy (Dijon) and has held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence.
Belzil graduated from University of Montreal, where he obtained a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. (in 1984) and obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1990.

He has done work in Labor Economics and Microeconometrics and has published several papers on the economics of education and human capital, on the effects of Unemployment Insurance on the labor market and on the distinction between unemployment and employed job search.

Christian Belzil has also worked on dynamic models of fertility and female work interruptions as well as on the effects of job creation and job destruction on wages using matched employer / employee data.
His published articles are found in journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, European Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics and Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Christian Belzil is currently Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Canadian Journal of Economics and Annals of Economics and Statistics.

He has been an IZA Research Fellow since October 1999 and stayed at IZA on a part-time basis between June 2003 and June 2007 to teach at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10613  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Xingfei Liu
Dynamic Skill Accumulation, Education Policies and the Return to Schooling
(forthcoming in: Quantitative Economics)
10348  Christian Belzil
Modibo Sidibé
Internal and External Validity of Experimental Risk and Time Preferences
6948  Christian Belzil
Michael L. Bognanno
François Poinas
Promotion Determinants in Corporate Hierarchies: An Examination of Fast Tracks and Functional Area
(Forthcoming in Research in Labor Economics, 2017)
6724  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
The Timing of Earnings Sampling over the Life-Cycle and IV Identification of the Return to Schooling
6339  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Characterizing the Instrumental Variable Identifying Assumption as Sample Selection Conditions
6167  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Xingfei Liu
Dynamic Skill Accumulation, Comparative Advantages, Compulsory Schooling, and Earnings
4835  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
The Distinction between Dictatorial and Incentive Policy Interventions and its Implication for IV Estimation
3882  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Nicolai Kristensen
Estimating Complementarity between Education and Training
3877  Christian Belzil
François Poinas
Education and Early Career Outcomes of Second-Generation Immigrants in France
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (1), 101-110)
3528  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Calibration and IV Estimation of a Wage Outcome Equation in a Dynamic Environment
2994  Christian Belzil
Marco Leonardi
Risk Aversion and Schooling Decisions
(published in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 111/112, 35-70)
2820  Christian Belzil
Subjective Beliefs and Schooling Decisions
2650  Christian Belzil
Testing the Specification of the Mincer Wage Equation
(published in: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2008, 92/92, 427 - 451)
2370  Christian Belzil
The Return to Schooling in Structural Dynamic Models: A Survey
(published in: European Economic Review, 2007, 51 (5), 1059-1105)
2123  Christian Belzil
Marco Leonardi
Can Risk Aversion Explain Schooling Attainments? Evidence from Italy
(published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (6), 657-970)
1630  Christian Belzil
Michael L. Bognanno
Promotions, Demotions, Halo Effects and Earnings Dynamics of American Executives
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2008, 26 (2), 287-310)
1585  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
A Structural Analysis of the Correlated Random Coefficient Wage Regression Model with an Application to the OLS-IV Puzzle
(Published in: Journal of Econometrics, 140 (2), 2007, 333-948 )
1083  Christian Belzil
On the Specification of Mincerian Wage Regressions with Heterogeneity, Non-Linearity, Non-Separability, and Heteroskedasticity
1003  Christian Belzil
Michael L. Bognanno
The Promotion Dynamics of American Executives
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2010, 30,189-231)
973  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Structural Estimates of the Intergenerational Education Correlation
(published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2003, 18 (6), 679-69)
513  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Earnings Dispersion, Risk Aversion and Education
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2004, 23, 335-358)
512  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
A Structural Analysis of the Correlated Random Coefficient Wage Regression Model
(published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2007, 140 (2), 333-948 )
508  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Unobserved Ability and the Return to Schooling
(published in: Econometrica, 2002, 70 (2), 2078-2091)
272  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Heterogeneous Returns to Human Capital and Dynamic Self-Selection
116  Christian Belzil
Unemployment Insurance and Subsequent Job Duration: Job Matching vs Unobserved Heterogeneity
(published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2001,16 (5), 619-636)
60  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Subjective Discount Rates, Intergenerational Transfers and the Return to Schooling
43  Christian Belzil
Jörgen Hansen
Household Characteristics, Ability and Education: Evidence from a Dynamic Expected Utility Model
 

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