Sylvain Cote is currently Senior Research Fellow at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center where he lead the research program on renewable energy and its relationship to employment and entrepreneurship. He previously worked at the Federal Government of Canada, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the North American Commission for Labor Cooperation. He also taught labor economics at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Throughout his career, he has conducted and directed economic research and provided policy advice in a multi-stakeholder environment in Europe, North America and more recently in MENA countries. His research interests have primarily been on policy issues related to industry and labor economics: Determinants of firm growth and entrepreneurship; the effects of schooling on student achievement and economic growth; the impact of education and immigration, the role and complementarity of human and social capital in the labor market; the influence of pension systems, labor market regulation and institutions on labor supply.