Kelly Foley

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

University of Saskatchewan

email: kelly.foley at

twitter: @foley_kelly

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:

  • Heterogeneous Returns to Active Labour Market Programming for Indigenous Populations (email for latest draft) – with Donna Feir and Maggie E.C. Jones

  • 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

  • The effects of mandatory physical education on high school outcomes. Joint with Maggie E.C. Jones and Umut Oguzoglu

  • How does increasing choice and flexibility over academic requirements affect students on the margin of dropping out of high school? Joint with Maggie E.C. Jones and Umut Oguzoglu

  • High School Math and Post-Secondary Schooling in Western Canada: What can we learn from inter-provincial comparisons? Joint with Dionne Pohler.

Published Papers:

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.

These pieces are published in the School of Public Policy Paper Series at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy