Matthieu Chemin

Associate Professor

Department of Economics
McGill University
Stephen Leacock Building, Room 419
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

Tel.: 514-398-4400 Ext. 09050
Fax: 514-398-4938
E-Mail: matthieu.chemin [at] (Matthieu Chemin)




With a PhD from the London School of Economics, I am focused on research exploring the conditions conducive to economic growth and development, such as the quality of institutions (judiciary), infrastructure (electricity), and markets (credit, health insurance, labor). I use rigorous microeconometric techniques on secondary data, or data collected by our research team in the field. My current research project examines health insurance and poverty in Kenya. In a rural community, I am implementing randomized interventions to understand the decision to take up health insurance. In a slum of Nairobi, I am also implementing a randomized experiment that will measure the causal impact of access to health insurance on access to health care, health, occupational choice, poverty and stress.

Recent Publications:

Chemin, M., & Sayour, N. (2016). The effects of a change in the point system on immigration: evidence from the 2001 Quebec reform. Journal of Population Economics, 29, 1217-1247.

Archambault, C., Chemin, M., & de Laat, J. (2016). Can peers increase the voluntary contributions in community driven projects? Evidence from a field experiment. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 132, 62-77.