Matias Cortes is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at York University in Toronto. His primary research field is Labor Economics, with a focus on occupational mobility, technological change, wage inequality, skill transferability and the task content of occupations.
He obtained his Bachelor in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica in 2005, and his PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017 he was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Manchester. He has been at York University since 2017. Between 2016 and 2021 he was also a Co-Editor at The Manchester School.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2020.