HEC Montréal, Canada, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Full Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal
Statistical models for linked employer-employee data, duration models, returns to human capital, firm-sponsored training, matching model of the labor market, firm performance and turnover
Director, Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal, 2011–2014; Visiting Fellow, Cornell University ILR School, USA, 2007–2008
PhD Economics, Cornell University, 2001
“Do train-or-pay schemes really increase training levels?” Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy & Society 54:2 (2015): 240–255.
“Firm-sponsored classroom training: Is it worth it for older workers?” Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques 40:4 (2014): 377–390 (with P. T. Léger).
“Do higher costs spur process innovations and managerial incentives? Evidence from a natural experiment.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 22:3 (2013): 529–550 (with R. Jayaraman).
“Estimating the returns to firm-sponsored on-the-job and classroom training.” Journal of Human Capital 7:2 (2013): 162–189.
“New estimates of labour supply elasticities for married women in Canada 1996–2005.” Applied Economics 45:30 (2013): 4319–4332 (with L. Kromann).
Firm-sponsored training benefits both workers and firms through higher wages, increased productivity and innovationBenoit Dostie, July 2020Workers participating in firm-sponsored training receive higher wages as a result. But given that firms pay the majority of costs for training, shouldn’t they also benefit? Empirical evidence shows that this is in fact the case. Firm-sponsored training leads to higher productivity levels and increased innovation, both of which benefit the firm. Training can also be complementary to, and enhance, other types of firm investment, particularly in physical capital, such as information and communication technology (ICT), and in organizational capital, such as the implementation of high-performance workplace practices.MoreLess