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A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2001, Jörgen Hansen is Full Professor in the Department of Economics at Concordia University. He is also Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ).
Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, his fields of specialization are labour economics and applied econometrics. His research areas focus more specifically on the use of human capital, the impact of taxation on labour supply, the returns to education and the use of welfare.
His work has been published in journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Population Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and Empirical Economics.