University of British Columbia, Canada, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada
Labor economics, labor relations, public policy, education, skills formation, immigration, unemployment, unemployment insurance, and inequality
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Panel Member, Expert Panel on Older Workers, Government of Canada (2007–2008); Member, Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Labour and Income Statistics, since 1985; Member, External Research Advisory Committee to Human Resources and Social Development Canada (2005–2007)
Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia (1986–2016); Academic Director, Canadian Labour Market and Skill Research Network (CLSRN) (2007–2015); Head, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (1991–1995)
PhD Economics, Queen’s University at Kingston, 1977
Income Inequality: The Canadian Story. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2016 (edited with D. A. Green and F. St-Hilaire).
“The pitfalls of work requirements in welfare-to-work policies: Experimental evidence on human capital accumulation in the self-sufficiency project.” Journal of Public Economics 117 (2014): 39–49.
“The measurement of unemployment: An empirical approach." Econometrica 67 (1999): 147–161 (with S. R. G. Jones).
"A comparative analysis of unemployment in Canada and the United States." In: Card, D., and R. Freeman (eds). Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press and National Bureau of Economic Research, 1993; pp. 149–190 (with D. Card).
"The empirical foundations of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from Canadian wage contract data." Econometrica 47 (1979): 1–24.
A strong resource boom that benefited Canada’s economy and labor market was followed by a painful adjustmentW. Craig Riddell, April 2018During the 2000–2016 period, Canada’s economy and labor market performed well. An important element in this success was the strong resource boom that lasted from the late 1990s to 2014. Since that time the economy and labor market have been undergoing a painful adjustment, a process that is now essentially complete. A good rule of thumb when examining many aspects of the labor market, such as the extent of unionization and the level of the minimum wage relative to the median wage, is that Canada is situated roughly halfway between the US and Europe.MoreLess