Aloysius Siow works in the fields of family and labor economics. His primary interests are in theoretical and empirical matching models of marriage and labor markets. He also studies intrahousehold allocations, parental investments, and sibling peer effects. Recently, Professor Siow has started to work on equilibrium models of cognitive and non-cognitive skills. His first paper in this area—"Becker meets Ricardo: Multisector matching with cognitive and social skills," coauthored with Robert M. McCann, Xianwen Shi and Ronald Wolthoff–has been and will be presented at University College London, the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, Yale University, the University of Tokyo, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other venues.
Professor Siow is a professor of economics at the University of Toronto. He was president of the Canadian Economic Association from 2007 to 2008.
He obtained a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1981.
Aloysius Siow has been named a George Tolley Fellow, a post supported by a generous gift from MarrGwenn and Stewart Townsend in honor of the emeritus faculty member.