Kelly Foley

Visiting Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor in the economics department at the University of Saskatchewan. Recently, my research has focused on the ways in which skills and childhood family background interact to determine educational attainment and economic wellbeing in adulthood. Previously, I worked on projects that used random control trials to evaluate social policies. I obtained a PhD in economics from the University of British Columbia in 2010.

Foley, Kelly, 2019. “The gender gap in university enrolment: Do parents play a role beyond investing in skills?,” Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 52(2), pages 441-489, May.

Foley, Kelly and David Green, 2015. “Why More Education Will Not Solve Rising Inequality (and May Make It Worse)” in eds. David A. Green, W. Craig Riddell and France St-Hilaire, Income Inequality: The Canadian Story Ottawa: Institute for Research on Public Policy, pages 347-399.