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Stéphane Mechoulan

Associate Professor


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School of Public Administration

Email: S.Mechoulan@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1097
Fax: 902-494-7023
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Room 3014
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Law and economics


  • PhD (Northwestern)
  • JD (Toronto)
  • MA (Paris-Jourdan Sciences Économiques)
  • MSc (HEC Paris)

Research Interests

Professor Mechoulan's research interests gravitate towards law and economics, health economics and public policy, in particular the unintended consequences of policy changes.

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2010  Partnerships for Health System Development (CIHR) (co-investigator; PI: Prof. Dominika Wranik, Dalhousie University). $13,500
  • 2010  SSHRC Standard Research Grant (co-investigaror; principal investigator: Dr Nicolas Sahuguet, HEC Montreal). $62,500
  • 2010  Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (co-investigator; principal investigator: Dr Dominika Wranik, Dalhousie). $99,745
  • 2008  Robert Mundell Prize, Canadian Economics Association
  • 2008  W.E. Upjohn Institute. US$5,000

Selected Publications

  • Assessing racial discrimination in parole release. Mechoulan, S. & Sahuguet, N. Journal of Legal Studies (2014, forthcoming)
  • The external effects of black-male incarceration on black females. Mechoulan, S.  Journal of Labor Economics, 29(1), 1-35 (lead article)  (2011)
  • Altruism and innovation in health care. Jena, A.B., Mechoulan, S. & Philipson, T.J. Journal of Law and Economics 53.3, 497-518 (2010)
  • Birth order, educational attainment and earnings: An investigation using the PSID. Kantarevic, J. & Mechoulan, S. Journal of Human Resources 41(4), 755-777 (2006)
  • Divorce laws and the structure of the American family. Mechoulan, S. Journal of Legal Studies 35(1), 143-174 (2006)

Current Teaching

  • MGMT 5135 - Managerial Economics
  • MGMT 5140 - Public Economics
  • PUAD 5131  - Public Economics
  • PUAD 5140  - Quantitative Methods