Joniada Milla is currently Assistant Professor of Economics at Saint Mary's University in Canada.

She completed her graduate studies in Economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) at the University of Guelph in Canada. She has held previous positions as Assistant Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, and as Post-Doctoral Fellow at CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics), Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.

Her research interests are in the fields of Applied Econometrics, Economics of Education and Labor Economics.

Joniada joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in July 2017.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11025

In this paper I present a selective survey of the empirical literature on wage premium to university selectivity focusing mainly on the context of the country under analysis and the identification strategies employed. I then estimate the wage premium to university selectivity using Canadian data and two popular methods to...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9046

It is evident that a strong positive correlation persists between the educational attainment of parents and that of their children in many, if not most, populations. This relationship may form an important part of the phenomenon of low social mobility as well as inefficiently low investment in human capital by...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6867

We explore the forces that shape the development of aspirations and the achievement of grades during high school and the role that these aspirations, grades, and other variables play in educational outcomes such as going to university and graduating. We find that parental expectations and peer effects have a significant...