Sonia Laszlo

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Sonia Laszlo
Contact Information
Email address: 
sonia.laszlo [at]

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7


PhD, University of Toronto

Leacock 526
Research areas: 
Labour Economics
Development Economics

Prof. Sonia Laszlo is Associate Professor of Economics. Her research expertise covers many aspects of applied microeconomic analysis in economic development.  Specifically, she is currently working in two broad research areas: decision-making under uncertainty (namely concerning technology adoption among subsistence farmers) and the microeconomic effects of social policies and conditions (in the area of education, health and labour markets), with a focus on women. Prof. Laszlo has conducted her research in Peru, Kenya and in the Caribbean, using laboratory experiments, surveys or randomized controlled trials. She is also a member of the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Organizations (CIRANO) and the Grupo de Analysis para el Desarrollo (GRADE). In 2005 she co‐founded and has since been an executive member of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG), which groups both academic and policy development economists in Canada

Areas of interest: 

Development Economics, Gender, Labour Economics

Current research: 
  1. Effects of social protection programs on women's well-being
  2. Gender norms
Associate Professor
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