Maryam Dilmaghani

Associate Professor
Sobey School of Business

Faculty Member Information


Dr. Maryam Dilmaghani joined Saint Mary’s in 2010 and is an associate professor of economics. She holds a PhD in economics from McGill University, a Master’s degree in Economics from Université de Montréal and a law degree from Université de Montpellier, France. Maryam’s prolific research can be viewed under the umbrella of “economics of minorities.” Her scholarly contributions have appeared in journals such as the Review of Economics of the Household, the Journal of Labor Research, and the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. She is an active contributor to the work of the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity. She has also received a research grant for her ongoing projects from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Ph.D., Economics, McGill University, 2011
L.L.D., Law , University of Montpellier, France, 2004
M.S., Economics, University of Montréal, 2004
DESS, Law and Economics, University of Montpellier, France, 2001


2014 - Present, Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity: ARGEIAD
2013 - Present, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
2010 - Present, Atlantic Canada Economic Association
2006 - Present, CIRANO
2006 - Present, Canadian Economic Association (CEA)


Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence - 2016
Best Paper Prize Congress of Economic Research on Copyright Issues - 2013
Summer Scholarship OECD, Energy Division - 2006
Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture FQRSC, PhD Scholarship - 2006
Summer Scholarship The Hague Academy of International Law - 2005
Admission Scholarship McGill University, Economics Department - 2004
CIREQ Scholarship University of Montréal, Department of Economics - 2004
Best Teaching Assistant Award University of Montréal, Economics - 2003

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2010/01 - Present, Teaching at Saint Mary's University

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Dilmaghani Maryam. "Measuring religious polarization: Application with American and Canadian data", Studies in Religion (Winter - 2020)
Dilmaghani Maryam, Dean Jason. "Sexual Orientation and Homeownership in Canada", Housing Economics (Winter - 2020)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Beauty Perks: Physical Appearance, Earnings, and Fringe Benefits", Economics and Human Biology (Spring - 2020)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "There Is a Time and a Place for Work: Comparative Evaluation of Flexible Work Arrangements in Canada ", International Journal of Manpower (Summer - 2020)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "The Causal Effects of Education on Health over the Life Course: Evidence from Canada", Public Health (Summer - 2020)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Workopolis or The Pirate Bay: What Does Google Trends Say about the Unemployment Rate?", Journal of Economic Studies 46:3 (Winter - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "The Racial ‘Digital Divide’ in the Predictive Power of Google Trends Data for Forecasting the Unemployment Rate", Journal of Economic and Social Measurement (Winter - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Education and Religious Decline: Evidence from Canadian Compulsory Schooling Laws", Education Economics (Winter - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Who is not afraid of Richard Dawkins? Using Google Trends to assess the reach of influential atheists across Canadian secular groups", Studies in Religion (Spring - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Exploring the link between sexual orientation, work-life balance satisfaction, and work-life segmentation", International Journal of Manpower (Spring - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam, Tabvuma Vurain. "The Gender Gap in Work-Life Balance Satisfaction across Occupations", Gender In Management (Spring - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Deep-Level Religious Diversity and Work-Life Balance Satisfaction in Canada", Quality of Life (Summer - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Gender Differences in Performance under Time Constraint: Evidence from Chess Tournaments", Behavioral and Experimental Economics (Fall - 2019)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religiosity, Secularity and Fertility in Canada ", European Journal of Population (Spring - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religiosity and the Digital Divide in Canada", The Communication Review (Spring - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Canadian Religious Trends: Secularization, Polarization, or Free-rider Exclusion?", Social Compass (Summer - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Sexual Orientation, Labour Supply, and Occupational Sorting in Canada", Industrial Relations Journal (Summer - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Sexual Orientation, Religiosity, and Subjective Wellbeing in Canada", Studies in Religion (Summer - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Sexual Orientation and the 'Cohabitation gap' in Life Satisfaction in Canada", Review of Economics of the Household (Summer - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Perceived Religious Discrimination and Confidence in Canadian Institutions", Ethnic and Racial Studies (Fall - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam, Tabvuma Vurain. "No Rosy Glasses in Bluesy Ghettos? Job Satisfaction of Pink and Blue Collar Workers and the Comparable Worth Legislations", Labor History (Fall - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "The Evolution of the Gender Religiosity Gap among the Canadian-born", Review of Social Economy (Fall - 2018)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Revisiting sacrifice and stigma: Why older churches become more liberal?", Review of Social Economy (Winter - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Civic Participation of Canadian Secular Groups", Review of Social Economy (Winter - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Importance of Religion and Spirituality and Mental Health in Canada", Journal of Religion and Health (Winter - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam, Dean Jason. "Labour Market Attainment of Canadian Jews in the First Two Decades of the 20th Century", Contemporary Jewry (Winter - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Sexual Orientation, Labour Earnings, and Household Income in Canada", Journal of Labor Research (Winter - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religious Identity and Health Inequalities in Canada", Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (Summer - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religious identity and real estate wealth accumulation: evidence from Canada", Housing Studies (Summer - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Labour Market Attainment of Canadian Women in 1921: Influences of Religious Affiliation, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Proficiency", Labor History (Fall - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "A Remnant of the Past? Jewish Homeownership Gaps in Montréal and Toronto, from 1971 to 2011", Contemporary Jewry (Fall - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Exploring the relationship between secularity and marital behaviour", Marriage and Family Review (Fall - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Which Is Greener: Secularity or Religiosity? Environmental Philanthropy along Religiosity Spectrum", Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (Fall - 2017)
Dilmaghani Maryam, Dean Jason. "Religiosity and Female Labour Supply in Canada: the Protestant Exception", International Journal of Social Economics 43:3 (Spring - 2016), 244-262
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religiosity and Subjective Wellbeing in Canada", Journal of Happiness Studies (Fall - 2016)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religiosity and Labour Earnings in Canadian Provinces", Journal of Labor Research (Fall - 2016)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religiosity and social trust: evidence from Canada", Review of Social Economy (Spring - 2016)
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Financial Unhealthiness Predicts Worse Health Outcomes: Evidence from a Sample of Working Canadians", Public Health (Fall - 2016)
Dilmaghani Maryam, Dean Jason. "Economic Integration of Pre-WWI Immigrants in Canada", Journal of International Migration and Integration 17 :(1) (Spring - 2015), 55-76
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religiosity, gender, and wage: the differentiated impact of private prayer in Canada", International Journal of Social Economics 42:10 (Fall - 2015), 888-905
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Dynamics of Social Influence: An Evolutionary Approach", International Journal of Social Economics 41:2 (Spring - 2014), 123-145
Dilmaghani Maryam, Engle-Warnick J.. "The Efficiency of Droit De Suite: An Experimental Assessment", Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues 9:1 (Spring - 2012), 93-121
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Religiosity, human capital return and earnings in Canada", International Journal of Social Economics 39:1/2 (Spring - 2012), 55-80
Dilmaghani Maryam. "Visual Artists' Resale Royalty: An Application of the Principal and Agent Model", Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues 5:2 (Spring - 2008), 39-45
Baksi S, Green C, Dilmaghani Maryam. "Challenges to a Sustainable Energy Future in a Climate Change Setting", Energy Policy 35:1 (Spring - 2007), 616-626