William Arbour

I am currently a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Toronto.

My research studies various ways to encourage inmates' social reintegration via, for instance, rehabilitation programs and supervised transition. More broadly, I am interested in the economics of crime and education, and labor economics.

I developed and taught a novel course, Introduction to Policy Evaluation, aimed at undergraduate and graduate students. Here is a preview of the content (in French).


I was awarded the Young Economist Award for the best paper by an economist under the age of 32 at the INFER International Conference.


Please, find the most up-to-date version of my CV here.


Working Papers

Work in progress

  • Propelling Occupations (with David Price)

  • Predicting (and Misclassifying) Offenders' Risk (with Sébastien Brouillette-Alarie, Guy Giguère, Guy Lacroix and Steeve Marchand)

  • What Does a Good Teacher Sound Like? (with Marlène Koffi and Philip Oreopoulos)

  • Peer Effects and Prison Programming



Teaching Assistant

  • Principles of Microeconomics, Quantitative Methods (x3), Health Economics, Applied Econometrics (x3), Law and Economics

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