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Martin Gervais
Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
Contact
319-335-2087
Office
W384 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
PhD in Economics, The University of Western Ontario, 1999
MA in Economics, The University of Western Ontario, 1995
MBA, Universite Laval, 1993
BA in Accounting, Universite Laval, 1991
Expertise 
Housing Economics
Labor Economics
Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Selected publications 

Technological Learning and Labor Market Dynamics. Martin Gervais, Nir Jaimovich, Henry Siu, Yaniv Yedid-Levi, International Economic Review, 2015, vol 56

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neoclassical Growth Model Revisited. Martin Gervais, Alessandro Mennuni, European Economic Review, 2015, vol 73, 1-17

On the Optimality of Age-Dependent Taxes and the Progressive U.S. Tax System. Martin Gervais, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2012, vol 36, 682-691

Why Has Homeownership Fallen Among the Young?. Jonas Fisher, Martin Gervais, International Economic Review, 2011, vol 52, 883–912

Consumption, Income, and Wealth Inequality in Canada. Matthew Brzozowski, Martin Gervais, Paul Klein, Michio Suzuki, Review of Economic Dynamics, 2010, vol 13, 52-75

Measuring Consumption Smoothing in CEX Data. Martin Gervais, Paul Klein, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2010, vol 57, 988–999

Endogenous debt constraints in a life-cycle model with an application to social security. David Andolfatto, Martin Gervais, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2008, vol 32, 3745-3759

Uncertainty and the specificity of human capital. Martin Gervais, Igor Livshits, Cesaire Meh, Journal of Economic Theory, 2008, vol 143, 469-498

Who Cares About Mortgage Interest Deductibility?. Martin Gervais, Manish Pandey, Canadian Public Policy, 2008, vol 34, 1-24

Human Capital Investment and Debt Constraints. David Andolfatto, Martin Gervais, Review of Economic Dynamics, 2006, vol 9, 52-67

Housing taxation and capital accumulation. Martin Gervais, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2002, vol 49, 1461-1489

Optimal Taxation in Life-Cycle Economies. Andres Erosa, Martin Gervais, Journal of Economic Theory, 2002, vol 105, 338-369

Working papers 

What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle. Martin Gervais, Nir Jaimovich, Henry Siu, Yaniv Yedid-Levi

Current & Prior Positions 
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2011 - Present
Research Associate, Institute for Fiscal Studies, September 2007 - Present
Professor of Economics, University of Southampton, July 2010 - July 2011
Reader of Economics, University of Southampton, July 2007 - July 2010
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, January 2009 - May 2010
Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, July 2002 - July 2007
Assistant Professor, Queen's University, July 2001 - July 2002
Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, June 1999 - July 2001
Review and editorial work 

Co-editor, Economic Inquiry, August 2014 - Current

Associate Editor, European Economic Review, 2011 - Current

Presentations 

What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle., Columbus, Ohio, April 2015

What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle., London, Canada, April 2015

What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle., Sydney, Australia, March 2015

What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle., Tokyo, Japan, March 2015

Optimal Unemployment Insurance in a Directed Search Model., Regensburg, Germany, June 2014

What Should I Be When I Grow Up? Occupations and Unemployment over the Life Cycle. Society for Economic Dynamics, Toronto, June 2014

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited. Canadian Macro Study Group, Montreal, Canada, November 2012

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited. Western Alumni Conference, London, Canada, September 2012

Optimal Unemployment Insurance in a Directed Search Model. Society for Economic Dynamics, Montreal, Canada, June 2012

Technological Learning and Labor Market Dynamics., Bloomington, Indiana, April 2012

Technological Learning and Labor Market Dynamics. Society for Economic Dynamics, Belgium, July 2011

Technological Learning and Labor Market Dynamics., Richmond, Virginia, May 2011

Optimal Unemployment Insurance in a Directed Search Model. CIREQ Macroeconomics Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 2011

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited., Montreal, Canada, April 2011

Optimal Unemployment Insurance in a Directed Search Model., Kingston, Canada, April 2011

On the Optimality of Age-Dependent Taxes and the Progressive U.S. Tax System., Iowa City, Iowa, February 2011

On the Optimality of Age-Dependent Taxes and the Progressive U.S. Tax System., Oxford, UK, January 2011

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited., Waterloo, Canada, November 2010

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited., Oxford, UK, October 2010

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited. Society for Economic Dynamics, Montreal, Canada, July 2010

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited., Edinburgh, UK, March 2010

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited., St Louis, Missouri, February 2010

Optimal Fiscal Policy in the Neo-Classical Growth Model Revisited., Bristol, UK, February 2010