Ana Ferrer

Ana Ferrer

Professor, University of Waterloo and Research Fellow, Institute of Labor Economics

Lurraine Villacorta came to Canada in 2018 to take up a graduate certificate program on International Business Management (IBM) at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. She graduated with honours and at the top of her IBM class in June 2019. She is currently completing her another graduate certificate program on Regulatory Affairs.

Ana Ferrer is a professor at the University of Waterloo and a Research Fellow at IZA (Institute of Labor Economics ). A graduate from Boston University, she moved to Canada to work at the University of British Columbia where she developed her research career, focusing on labour markets, education, immigration and family economics. This work touches on exciting subjects, trying to answer questions such as what is the premium attached to education credentials? or does it pay to delay school? Lately, her work has focused on the outcomes of immigrants to Canada, with particular focus on immigrant women. Her research is published in journals such as The Journal of Human Resources, The Journal of Labour Economics, The Canadian Journal of Economics. Professor Ferrer is also involved with the labour community of researchers internationally and in Canada. She serves as the immigration-subject editor for IZA World of Labour, a publication aimed at disseminating economic research in non-academic circles. She is also the Secretary of the Canadian Economic Association and the director of theCanadian Labour Economic Forum (CLEF) a group aiming to facilitate research discussion and promote networking opportunities among Canadian researchers in labour economics.

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