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.