Miles Corak

Miles Corak

I am a full professor of economics with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, where I teach principles of economics, labour economics, and social policy in a way relevant for public policy. I publish on topics dealing with child poverty, access to university education, intergenerational earnings and education mobility, and unemployment. My most recent research deals with the relationship between inequality and social mobility, a relationship that has become known as "The Great Gatsby Curve" since The White House coined that term. My paper on this topic, "Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility", was awarded the 2014 Doug Purvis Prize by the Canadian Economics Association for making a significant contribution to Canadian public policy. I am and have been affiliated with a number of institutes and think tanks, and before joining the University of Ottawa I was a member of the senior management at Statistics Canada, Canada's national statistical agency, and had almost 20 years experience working for the Canadian federal government. I continue to draw on this experience in my teaching and research, and many of my former students have accepted positions with the Canadian public service in areas dealing with social policies, immigration, employment, and human resources. You can find more information about me and my work at my blog, milescorak.com, or by following me on Twitter @MilesCorak.

Telephone : 613-562-5800 ext. 4648
Email : mcorak@uottawa.ca
Website : http://milescorak.com
Office (building, room number) :
Social Science Building, 6029
twitter.com/MilesCorak
  • Full Professor
  • Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Queen's University, Kingston, 1996
  • M.A., Economics, McGill University, Montréal, 1985
  • B.A. Joint Honours, Economics and Political Science, McGill University, Montréal, 1982

:

  • Labour economics
  • Inequality and intergenerational mobility
  • Social policy
  • Unemployment and Unemployment Insurance
  • Child poverty and child rights