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Maripier Isabelle is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Université Laval and holds the Sentinel North Research Chair in Economics and Brain Health. She is also a researcher at the CERVO Research Centre, a member of the Centre for Research on Risk, Economic Issues and Public Policy and an affiliate of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics. D. in Economics from the University of Toronto and did postdoctoral work at the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality at INSEAD in France.
Her research interests include guiding the evaluation and implementation of public policy. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of health economics, brain health, labor economics and social inequality. Among other things, she studies the causal links between changes in income distributions, physical and mental health trajectories and human capital accumulation. She also works to isolate the impact of changes in individuals' relative and absolute income on their physical and mental health, health care consumption and socioeconomic mobility. Her research also contributes to a better understanding of the impact of different financial incentives and price signals on the allocation of resources within health care systems, on physician behavior and labor supply, and on the nature and volume of care provided to patients.