Brant Abbott is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a macroeconomist working on inequality, human capital, and education decisions. His work primarily investigates how human capital is interrelated with overall economic inequality. For example, he investigates how economic inequality affects the distribution of human capital in future generations, and how accounting for the value of human capital changes measurements of economic inequality.
Abbott received a B.A. in economics from Simon Fraser University in 2006, and M.A. in economics from the University of Victoria in 2008, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of British Columbia in 2013. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University before joining the economics department at Queen’s University in 2015.