Joniada Milla

Assistant Professor
Sobey School of Business

Faculty Member Information


I am currently Assistant Professor of Economics at Saint Mary’s University and Research Affiliate at IZA-Institute of Labor Economics. My research interests are in the fields of Economics of Education and Labor Economics. In particular, my work concentrates on program and policy evaluation, school and teacher effectiveness assessment. I have also investigated the determinants of access and persistence in post-secondary education, intergenerational transmission of education, and the university quality premium on wages.


Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics


Ph.D., Economics, University of Guelph, 2013
M.A., Economics, University of Guelph, 2008
B.A., Economics, Marmara University, 2007

Academic Work Experience

2016 - 2017, Assistant Professor of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
2013 - 2016, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CORE, Catholic University of Louvain

Non-Academic Work Experience

2012 - 2013, Statistical Assistant, Statistics Canada


Distinguished Scholar Medal College of Management and Economics, University of Guelph - 2013

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Milla Joniada. "Updating Higher Education Expectations and Choices with Learning", Education Economics 25:6 (Fall - 2017), 640-658
Milla Joniada, San Martín Ernesto, Van Bellegem Sébastien. "Higher Education Value-Added using Multiple Outcomes", Journal of Educational Measurement 53:3 (Fall - 2016), 368-400
Christofides Louis, Hoy Michael, Milla Joniada, Stengos Thanasis. "Grades, Aspirations and Post-secondary Education Outcomes", Canadian Journal of Higher Education 45:1 (Winter - 2015), 48-82