eCON 2016 Speaker: Rene Morissette PhD


René Morissette is a senior economist in the Social Analysis and Modelling Division of Statistics Canada. Over the last 25 years, he has conducted numerous studies on poverty, income and wealth inequality, worker displacement, youth employment, and changes in the Canadian wage structure. In 2008-2009, he took a one-year leave to teach applied econometrics and macroeconomics at the Ethiopian Civil Service University, in Addis Ababa, as a volunteer for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas).  After returning to Statistics Canada in March 2010, he has focused his research on the impact of job displacement on various workers’ outcomes and the impact of changes in the wage structure on school enrollment decisions and youth geographic labour mobility.

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  1. Comment:dear professor Rene, I am glad to see your photo on the web page. I am one of your students at civil service college. we nevere forget you. Currently I am a PhD student in Wollega University (Western Ethiopia ) professor we love you so much.
    with regards