Department of Economics
University of Saskatchewan
email: kelly.foley at usask.ca
I work and live on Treaty Six Territory and the homeland of the Métis.
My University of Saskatchewan Curriculum Vitae (abridged) : CV Updated July 2021
Working papers and Works in Progress:
Who Benefits from Teacher Discretion in Grading? Joint with Maggie E.C. Jones
When to raise the stakes? The effects of shifting high stakes tests across grade levels. Joint with Maggie E.C. Jones
High School Math and Post-Secondary Schooling in Western Canada: What can we learn from inter-provincial comparisons? Joint with Dionne Pohler.
The Distributional Impacts of Active Labor Market Programs for Indigenous Populations (email for latest draft)– with Donna Feir and Maggie E.C. Jones in the AEA Papers and Proceedings 111:216-220.
Accompanying online appendix
This paper was part of a panel, "Indigenous Nations Economic Development Strategies: Policies and Outcomes" that was live streamed from the American Economic Association 2021 Meetings, and can be viewed here:
Admissions Constraints and the Decision to Delay University, Joint with Fane Groes. Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 123(2): 487-507.
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The Gender Gap in University Enrollment: Do parents play a role beyond investing in skills? Published in Canadian Journal of Economics, 2019, 52(2): 441-489.
Why More Education Will Not Solve Rising Inequality (and May Make It Worse) Joint with David Green
Working paper version: Ability, Parental Valuations of Education and the High School Drop out Decision Joint with Giovanni Gallipoli and David Green Published in Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49(4): 906-944.
On-line appendix, for "Can Neighbourhoods Change the Decisions of Youth on the Margins of University Participation". Canadian Journal of Economics, 2012, 45(1):167-188
Pandemic Policy Briefs:
In response to the economic crisis generated by the Coronavirus pandemic, Christine Neill (WLU) and I have written two policy briefs discussing how the pandemic will affect on-going Post-Secondary students, and recent graduates, including a number of policy recommendations. Updated April 17, 2020.