Assistant Professor of Economics
B.B.A., University of New Brunswick; M.A., University of Alberta; Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Tao Song is a labor economist with a focus on immigration and discrimination. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 2017, his M.A. in Economics from the University of Alberta in 2013, and his B.B.A. in Economics from the University of New Brunswick.
Dr. Song's current research focuses on the socio-economic integration of immigrants and the skill complementarity between immigrants and natives. His recent publications include a study on the educational assimilation of immigrants, a paper exploring the urban residential choices of immigrants, and a handbook chapter examining the contributing factors and labor market outcomes of immigrant intermarriage. He has also published research on how changes in technology affect the wage premiums of intermarried immigrants, how changes to unemployment insurance influence the entrepreneurial undertakings among residents in various states, the labor supply and demand dynamics during the energy market booms and busts in Canada, and the Chinese labor market fluctuations at the turn of the 21st century.
Dr. Song designs and regularly teaches core economic courses such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics, as well as field-specific courses such as Labor Economics, Economics of Immigration, and Urban Economics.