Kourtney Koebel

Kourtney Koebel

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow


Department of Economics & Institute for Gender and the Economy
University of Toronto
105 St. George Street, Room 9026
Toronto, ON, M5S 3E6 Canada


I am currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Toronto and the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. In September, I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality at INSEAD. In July 2025, I will join the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor.

My research interests include the evaluation of labour/social policy, the social determinants of labour supply (particularly, among mothers and low-wage workers), and using multi-disciplinary insights to re-conceputalize how we think about “work” both culturally and in the design of policy. I am also interested in gender equality and poverty.


2022 Ph.D. Industrial Relations & Human Resources, University of Toronto
2017 M.A. Political Science, University of Toronto
2016 M.A. Economics, Queen's University
2015 B.A. Honours Economics & Political Science (High Distinction),
Wilfrid Laurier University