Stephanie Lluis


Q: Where did you go to university?
A: I went to Panthéon Sorbonne university as an undergraduate student and did my Masters and PhD at the university of Montreal. I also spent two years as a graduate student visiting UBC.

Q: What area of study in economics do you specialize in?
A: Labour Economics

Q: What research are you currently working on?
A: I am looking at the effect of changes in the Canadian employment insurance system on various employment and unemployment outcomes. I also have two projects on the job satisfaction of university employees and on gender and immigration gaps in educational choices and career outcomes.

Q: What classes do you teach here at the university?
A: This year I teach an introductory class in Labour Economics (Econ 351) in both Fall and Winter, a special topics class in Labour Economics (Econ 452) and a graduate course in microeconometrics (Econ 622).

Q: And how long have you been teaching at uWaterloo?
A: I started in July 2007.

Q: Why economics? What is your favourite thing about it?

A: Economics can be used to say something about pretty much everything. Isn’t that great? This summer I came across the book “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know” by the economist Emily Oster. I wish I had read it when I was pregnant! I hope my kids will turn out fine…☺

Q: Do you have any special or interesting talents?
A: I am a yellow sash in Shaolin Kung Fu. Yellow is actually at the bottom… I need to progress through orange, green brown and then black. I should be busy for the next 15 years.

Q: What did you want to be “when you grew up?”
A: I wanted to own a bakery. I love the smell inside and I’m addicted to baguettes. Also I grew up in Paris. I thought I’d never be out of a job as there is a boulangerie every corner!

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