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

Non-Academic Work Experience

2012/3 - 2013/8, Statistical Assistant, Statistics Canada


2019 - Present, Research Portal on Machine Learning for Social and Health Policy
2017 - Present, IZA - Institute of labor Economics
2016 - Present, LIES - Interdisciplinary Lab of Social Statistics


Distinguished Scholar Medal College of Management and Economics, University of Guelph - 2013
Inducted in the Society of Excellence University of Guelph - 2013
Foster's Medal Nominee of the College of Management and Economics University of Guelph - 2013
Academic Excellence Prize University of Guelph - 2008

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Milla Joniada. "The Canadian University Selectivity Premium on Wages", Review of Economic Analysis 10 (Fall - 2018), 313-349
Pinar Mehmet, Milla Joniada, Stengos Thanasis. "Sensitivity of University Rankings: Implications of a Stochastic Dominance Efficiency Analysis", Education Economics 27:1 (Fall - 2018), 75-92
Milla Joniada. "Updating Higher Education Expectations and Choices with Learning", Education Economics 25:6 (Fall - 2017), 640-658
Milla Joniada, San Martin Ernesto, Van Bellegem Sebastian. "Higher Education Value-Added using Multiple Outcomes", Journal of Educational Measurement 53:3 (Winter - 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

Service: Institutional Committees

Selection and Hiring Committee, 2019/01 - None (Member)
Chair Nomination Committee, 2018/02 - None (Member)