Benoit Dostie

HEC Montréal, Canada, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is an innovative project aimed at making academic research more accessible to a wider audience. I am very happy to be a part of this project

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Full Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal

Research interest

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

Past positions

Director, Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal, 2011–2014; Visiting Fellow, Cornell University ILR School, USA, 2007–2008


PhD Economics, Cornell University, 2001

Selected publications

  • “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).