Thomas Lemieux is a professor of Economics at University of British Columbia. He received his B.A. at Université Laval in 1984, his M.A. at Queen's University in 1985, and his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1989. Professor Lemieux has held positions at MIT and the Université de Montréal prior to joining the faculty at UBC in 1999. He is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, a founding co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Most of his recent research focuses on the causes and consequences of the increase in earnings inequality in industrialized countries.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2011.