W. Craig Riddell

Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor
phone 604 822 2106
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About

I am Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network. I am also a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).

I currently serve on Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Labour and Income Statistics and on the Board of Directors of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards. In 2012 I was the recipient of the Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics for contributions to the development and use of labour market data.

My teaching and research interests are in labour economics, labour relations and public policy. Current research focuses on education, skills formation, immigration, unemployment, unemployment insurance, and inequality.

In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey, squash, and skiing.


Research

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WORKING PAPERS

The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), IZA Discussion Papers 5572, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2011.

The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2011-18, UBC Department of Economics, 2011, revised 27 Jul 2011.

The Causal Effects of Education on Adaptability. (with Song, Xueda), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 16 Feb 2009.

Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America : Overview and Assessment. (with Ferrer, Ana M.), Social Protection Discussion Papers 49173, The World Bank, 2009.


Other versions:

Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America: Overview and Assessment. (with Ferrer, Ana M.), IZA Discussion Papers 5577, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

Economic Change and Worker Displacement in Canada: Consequences and Policy Responses.
CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-41, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 22 Jul 2009.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), UBC Departmental Archives craig_riddell-2008-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2008, revised 22 Oct 2008.


Other versions:

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2010-2, UBC Department of Economics, 2010, revised 30 Jan 2010.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-8, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 02 Feb 2009.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), IZA Discussion Papers 4809, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2010.


Published as:

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 36(1), pages 63-89, March.

Unionization and Wage Inequality: A Comparative Study of the U.S, the U.K., and Canada. (with David Card and Thomas Lemieux), NBER Working Papers 9473, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 2003.

Unemployment and Non-Employment: Heterogeneities in Labour Market States. (with Stephen R.G. Jones), Department of Economics Working Papers 2002-05, McMaster University, 2002.


Published as:

Unemployment and Nonemployment: Heterogeneities in Labor Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, 2006, vol. 88(2), pages 314-323, 08.

Human Capital Formation in a Period of Rapid Change. (with Sweetman, A.), UBC Departmental Archives 00-06, UBC Department of Economics, 2000.

The Dynamics of US Labor Force Attachment. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 0011, Econometric Society, 2000.

Canadian Labour Market Performance in International Perspective. UBC Departmental Archives 99-25, UBC Department of Economics, 1999.

Wages, Skills, and Technology in the United States and Canada. (with Kevin M. Murphy and Paul M. Romer), NBER Working Papers 6638, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1998.

Cross Flows of Labour In Canada and the United States. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 97-25, UBC Department of Economics, 1997.

Unemployment in Canada and the United States: A Further Analysis. (with Card, D.), UBC Departmental Archives 96-09, UBC Department of Economics, 1996.


Other versions:

Unemployment in Canada and the United States: A Further Analysis. (with Card, D.), Working Papers 731, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section, 1996.

L'admissibilite a l'assurance-chomage: une analyse empirique au Canada.
(with Green, D.A.), Papers 1, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources, 1995.

Alternative Measures of Unemployment Based of Flow Data. (with Jones, S.R.G.)
UBC Departmental Archives 95-14, UBC Department of Economics, 1995.

Public and Private Sector Wages: A Comparison. (with Gunderson, M.), Papers 95-01, Queen's at Kingston - School of Policy Studies, 1995.

Competitiveness and Public Sector Wages and Employment. (with Gunderson, M.), Papers 93-17, Queen's at Kingston - School of Policy Studies, 1993.

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-33, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.


Published as:

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, David A.), Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(440), pages 67-84, January; 1997.

Regional Aspects of Labour Force Atachment and Labour Market Flows in Canada. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. Papers 1993-1, Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Papers in Industrial Relations, 1993.


Other versions:

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. UBC Departmental Archives 92-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Published as:

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 109-148 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-15, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.


Published as:

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement.
(with Green, David A), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 11(1), pages S96-147, January; 1993.

A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and United States. (with Card, D.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-07, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Assessment of Alternative Subsidy Treatments for the EIC Self-Sufficiency Project. (with Kesselman, J.R.)
Papers r-95-5, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development, 1991."]link to paper not available.[/accordion]

The Measurement of Labour Force Dynamics with the Labour Activity Survey: the LMA S Filter. (with Jones, S.R.G), UBC Departmental Archives 91-17, UBC Department of Economics, 1991."]link to paper not available.[/accordion]

Design Issues Relating to the Wage Subsidy / Self-Sufficiency Project. (with Green, D.A.), Papers r-95-4, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development, 1991.

Economics Of Women's Wages In Canada.
(with Gunderson, M.)
UBC Departmental Archives 90-10, UBC Department of Economics, 1990.

Evaluation Of Manpower And Training Programs: The North American Experience.
UBC Departmental Archives 90-19, UBC Department of Economics, 1990.

Provincial Public Sector Payrolls. (with Gunderson, M.), UBC Departmental Archives 89-22, UBC Department of Economics, 1989.

Some On-Line Estimates for a Model of Wage Determination. (with J.C.R. Rowley & D.A. Wilton), Working Papers 119, Queen's University, Department of Economics, 1973.

Recursive Estimation: Its Use in Economic Research. Working Papers 138, Queen's University, Department of Economics, 1973.

Canadian Labour Market Performance in Perspective: Presidential Address to the Canadian Economics Association. Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 36, McMaster University."][go to paper][/accordion]

Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment.


Other versions:

Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. UBC Departmental Archives 99-21, UBC Department of Economics, 1999.

Published as:

Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 26(s1), pages 101-108, July; 2000.

Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada. (with David A Green), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 47, McMaster University.

The Measurement Of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 09, McMaster University.

Other versions:

The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-48, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.


Published as:

The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(1), pages 147-162, January; 1999.

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PUBLISHED ARTICLES

The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 453-463, August, 2011.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Brahim Boudarbat and Thomas Lemieux), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 36(1), pages 63-89, March, 2010.

 

Other versions:

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), UBC Departmental Archives craig_riddell-2008-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2008, revised 22 Oct 2008.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2010-2, UBC Department of Economics, 2010, revised 30 Jan 2010.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980 - 2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-8, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 02 Feb 2009.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), IZA Discussion Papers 4809, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2010.

Older Workers in the New Economy: A Symposium on the Report of the Expert Panel on Older Workers.
Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 35(4), pages 469-471, December, 2009.

Education, Credentials, and Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 41(1), pages 186-216, February, 2008.

Unemployment and Nonemployment: Heterogeneities in Labor Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 88(2), pages 314-323, 08; 2006.


Other versions:

Unemployment and Non-Employment: Heterogeneities in Labour Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), Department of Economics Working Papers 2002-05, McMaster University, 2002.

The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer & David A. Green), Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 41(2), 2006.

Why Is Canada's Unemployment Rate Persistently Higher than in the United States? Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 31(1), pages 93-100, March, 2005.

Unions and Wage Inequality. (with David Card & Thomas Lemieux), Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 25(4), pages 519-562, October, 2004.

Literacy and Earnings: An Investigation of the Interaction of Cognitive and Unobserved Skills in Earnings Generation. (Green, David A.), Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 165-184, April, 2003.

The Role of Credentials in the Canadian Labour Market. (with Ana M. Ferrer), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 35(4), pages 879-905, November, 2002.

Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 26(s1), pages 101-108, July, 2000.


Other versions:

Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 34, McMaster University.

Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unmeployment. UBC Departmental Archives 99-21, UBC Department of Economics. 1999.

The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(1), pages 147-162, January, 1999.


Other versions:

The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-48, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.

The Measurement Of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 09, McMaster University.

Presidential Address: Canadian Labour Market Performance in International Perspective. Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 32(5), pages 1097-1134, November, 1999.

The Canada-US Unemployment Rate Gap: An Introduction and Overview. (with Andrew Sharpe), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 24(s1), pages 1-37, February, 1998.

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, David A), Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(440), pages 67-84, January, 1997.


Other versions:

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. UBC Departmental Archives 93-33, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.

The Measurement of Labor Force Dynamics with Longitudinal Data: The Labour Market Activity Survey Filter. (with Jones, Stephen R G), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 13(2), pages 351-85, April, 1995.

The Impact of Unionization on Male-Female Earnings Differences in Canada. (with Denise J. Doiron), Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 29(2), pages 504-534, 1994.

 

Other versions:

The Impact of Unionization on Male-Female Earnings Differences in Canada. (with Doiron, D.J.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-30, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement.
(with Green, David A), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 11(1), pages S96-147, January, 1993.


Other versions:

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-15, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Comparable Worth: Canada's Experience. (with Morley Gunderson), Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 10(3), pages 85-94, 07; 1992.

The Responsiveness of Wage Settlements in Canada and Economic Policy. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 9(1), pages 9-23, March, 1983.

Expected Inflation and Wage Changes in Canada, 1967-81. (with Philip M. Smith), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 15(3), pages 377-94, August, 1982.

Contemporaneous Correlation in Wage Contract Studies. Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 49(2), pages 515-16, March, 1981.

Bargaining under Uncertainty. American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 71(4), pages 579-90, September, 1981.

An Alternative Approach to Specification Errors. Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 19(34), pages 211-14, June, 1980.

The Empirical Foundations of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from Canadian Wage Contract Data. Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(1), pages 1-24, January.

Recursive Estimation Algorithms For Economic Research. NBER Publications, in: Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 4, number 3, pages 38-47 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1975."][go to paper][/accordion]

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CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Education and Skills: An Assessment of Recent Canadian Experience. The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, in: Patrick Grady & Andrew Sharpe (ed.), The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, pages 485-517 Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2001.

Unemployment and Labor Force Attachment: A Multistate Analysis of Nonemployment. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), NBER Chapters, in: Labor Statistics Measurement Issues, pages 123-155 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1998.

A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and the United States. (with David Card), NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 149-190 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.


Other versions:

A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and the United States. (with David Card), Working Papers 677, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section, 1992.

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 109-148 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.


Other versions:

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. UBC Departmental Archives 92-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. Papers 1993-1, Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Papers in Industrial Relations, 1993.

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Additional Description

As Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network (CLSRN), I am involved in organizing conferences, workshops, and summer schools on labour market topics. Information on upcoming events is available here http://www.clsrn.econ.ubc.ca/events.php.

 


W. Craig Riddell

Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor
phone 604 822 2106
location_on Iona Building 141D
file_download Download CV

I am Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network. I am also a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).

I currently serve on Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Labour and Income Statistics and on the Board of Directors of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards. In 2012 I was the recipient of the Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics for contributions to the development and use of labour market data.

My teaching and research interests are in labour economics, labour relations and public policy. Current research focuses on education, skills formation, immigration, unemployment, unemployment insurance, and inequality.

In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey, squash, and skiing.

Please click on paper titles for abstracts and full text downloads.

Jump to: [Published articles] [Book chapters]

WORKING PAPERS

The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), IZA Discussion Papers 5572, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2011.

The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2011-18, UBC Department of Economics, 2011, revised 27 Jul 2011.

The Causal Effects of Education on Adaptability. (with Song, Xueda), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 16 Feb 2009.

Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America : Overview and Assessment. (with Ferrer, Ana M.), Social Protection Discussion Papers 49173, The World Bank, 2009.


Other versions:

Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America: Overview and Assessment. (with Ferrer, Ana M.), IZA Discussion Papers 5577, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

Economic Change and Worker Displacement in Canada: Consequences and Policy Responses.
CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-41, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 22 Jul 2009.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), UBC Departmental Archives craig_riddell-2008-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2008, revised 22 Oct 2008.


Other versions:

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2010-2, UBC Department of Economics, 2010, revised 30 Jan 2010.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-8, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 02 Feb 2009.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), IZA Discussion Papers 4809, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2010.


Published as:

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 36(1), pages 63-89, March.

Unionization and Wage Inequality: A Comparative Study of the U.S, the U.K., and Canada. (with David Card and Thomas Lemieux), NBER Working Papers 9473, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 2003.

Unemployment and Non-Employment: Heterogeneities in Labour Market States. (with Stephen R.G. Jones), Department of Economics Working Papers 2002-05, McMaster University, 2002.


Published as:

Unemployment and Nonemployment: Heterogeneities in Labor Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, 2006, vol. 88(2), pages 314-323, 08.

Human Capital Formation in a Period of Rapid Change. (with Sweetman, A.), UBC Departmental Archives 00-06, UBC Department of Economics, 2000.

The Dynamics of US Labor Force Attachment. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 0011, Econometric Society, 2000.

Canadian Labour Market Performance in International Perspective. UBC Departmental Archives 99-25, UBC Department of Economics, 1999.

Wages, Skills, and Technology in the United States and Canada. (with Kevin M. Murphy and Paul M. Romer), NBER Working Papers 6638, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1998.

Cross Flows of Labour In Canada and the United States. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 97-25, UBC Department of Economics, 1997.

Unemployment in Canada and the United States: A Further Analysis. (with Card, D.), UBC Departmental Archives 96-09, UBC Department of Economics, 1996.


Other versions:

Unemployment in Canada and the United States: A Further Analysis. (with Card, D.), Working Papers 731, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section, 1996.

L'admissibilite a l'assurance-chomage: une analyse empirique au Canada.
(with Green, D.A.), Papers 1, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources, 1995.

Alternative Measures of Unemployment Based of Flow Data. (with Jones, S.R.G.)
UBC Departmental Archives 95-14, UBC Department of Economics, 1995.

Public and Private Sector Wages: A Comparison. (with Gunderson, M.), Papers 95-01, Queen's at Kingston - School of Policy Studies, 1995.

Competitiveness and Public Sector Wages and Employment. (with Gunderson, M.), Papers 93-17, Queen's at Kingston - School of Policy Studies, 1993.

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-33, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.


Published as:

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, David A.), Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(440), pages 67-84, January; 1997.

Regional Aspects of Labour Force Atachment and Labour Market Flows in Canada. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. Papers 1993-1, Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Papers in Industrial Relations, 1993.


Other versions:

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. UBC Departmental Archives 92-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Published as:

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 109-148 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-15, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.


Published as:

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement.
(with Green, David A), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 11(1), pages S96-147, January; 1993.

A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and United States. (with Card, D.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-07, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Assessment of Alternative Subsidy Treatments for the EIC Self-Sufficiency Project. (with Kesselman, J.R.)
Papers r-95-5, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development, 1991."]link to paper not available.

The Measurement of Labour Force Dynamics with the Labour Activity Survey: the LMA S Filter. (with Jones, S.R.G), UBC Departmental Archives 91-17, UBC Department of Economics, 1991."]link to paper not available.[/accordion]Design Issues Relating to the Wage Subsidy / Self-Sufficiency Project. (with Green, D.A.), Papers r-95-4, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development, 1991.Economics Of Women's Wages In Canada.(with Gunderson, M.)UBC Departmental Archives 90-10, UBC Department of Economics, 1990.Evaluation Of Manpower And Training Programs: The North American Experience.UBC Departmental Archives 90-19, UBC Department of Economics, 1990.Provincial Public Sector Payrolls. (with Gunderson, M.), UBC Departmental Archives 89-22, UBC Department of Economics, 1989.Some On-Line Estimates for a Model of Wage Determination. (with J.C.R. Rowley & D.A. Wilton), Working Papers 119, Queen's University, Department of Economics, 1973.Recursive Estimation: Its Use in Economic Research. Working Papers 138, Queen's University, Department of Economics, 1973.Canadian Labour Market Performance in Perspective: Presidential Address to the Canadian Economics Association. Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 36, McMaster University."][go to paper][/accordion]Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment.Other versions:Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. UBC Departmental Archives 99-21, UBC Department of Economics, 1999.Published as:Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 26(s1), pages 101-108, July; 2000.Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada. (with David A Green), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 47, McMaster University.The Measurement Of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 09, McMaster University.Other versions:The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-48, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.Published as:The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(1), pages 147-162, January; 1999.[return to top of page]PUBLISHED ARTICLESThe Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 453-463, August, 2011.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Brahim Boudarbat and Thomas Lemieux), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 36(1), pages 63-89, March, 2010. Other versions:The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), UBC Departmental Archives craig_riddell-2008-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2008, revised 22 Oct 2008.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2010-2, UBC Department of Economics, 2010, revised 30 Jan 2010.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980 - 2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-8, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 02 Feb 2009.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), IZA Discussion Papers 4809, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2010.Older Workers in the New Economy: A Symposium on the Report of the Expert Panel on Older Workers.Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 35(4), pages 469-471, December, 2009.Education, Credentials, and Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 41(1), pages 186-216, February, 2008.Unemployment and Nonemployment: Heterogeneities in Labor Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 88(2), pages 314-323, 08; 2006.Other versions:Unemployment and Non-Employment: Heterogeneities in Labour Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), Department of Economics Working Papers 2002-05, McMaster University, 2002.The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer & David A. Green), Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 41(2), 2006.Why Is Canada's Unemployment Rate Persistently Higher than in the United States? Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 31(1), pages 93-100, March, 2005.Unions and Wage Inequality. (with David Card & Thomas Lemieux), Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 25(4), pages 519-562, October, 2004.Literacy and Earnings: An Investigation of the Interaction of Cognitive and Unobserved Skills in Earnings Generation. (Green, David A.), Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 165-184, April, 2003.The Role of Credentials in the Canadian Labour Market. (with Ana M. Ferrer), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 35(4), pages 879-905, November, 2002.Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 26(s1), pages 101-108, July, 2000.Other versions:Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 34, McMaster University.Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unmeployment. UBC Departmental Archives 99-21, UBC Department of Economics. 1999.The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(1), pages 147-162, January, 1999.Other versions:The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-48, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.The Measurement Of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 09, McMaster University.Presidential Address: Canadian Labour Market Performance in International Perspective. Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 32(5), pages 1097-1134, November, 1999.The Canada-US Unemployment Rate Gap: An Introduction and Overview. (with Andrew Sharpe), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 24(s1), pages 1-37, February, 1998.Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, David A), Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(440), pages 67-84, January, 1997.Other versions:Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. UBC Departmental Archives 93-33, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.The Measurement of Labor Force Dynamics with Longitudinal Data: The Labour Market Activity Survey Filter. (with Jones, Stephen R G), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 13(2), pages 351-85, April, 1995.The Impact of Unionization on Male-Female Earnings Differences in Canada. (with Denise J. Doiron), Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 29(2), pages 504-534, 1994. Other versions:The Impact of Unionization on Male-Female Earnings Differences in Canada. (with Doiron, D.J.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-30, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement.(with Green, David A), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 11(1), pages S96-147, January, 1993.Other versions:The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-15, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.Comparable Worth: Canada's Experience. (with Morley Gunderson), Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 10(3), pages 85-94, 07; 1992.The Responsiveness of Wage Settlements in Canada and Economic Policy. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 9(1), pages 9-23, March, 1983.Expected Inflation and Wage Changes in Canada, 1967-81. (with Philip M. Smith), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 15(3), pages 377-94, August, 1982.Contemporaneous Correlation in Wage Contract Studies. Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 49(2), pages 515-16, March, 1981.Bargaining under Uncertainty. American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 71(4), pages 579-90, September, 1981.An Alternative Approach to Specification Errors. Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 19(34), pages 211-14, June, 1980.The Empirical Foundations of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from Canadian Wage Contract Data. Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(1), pages 1-24, January.Recursive Estimation Algorithms For Economic Research. NBER Publications, in: Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 4, number 3, pages 38-47 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1975."][go to paper][/accordion][return to top of page]CHAPTERS IN BOOKSEducation and Skills: An Assessment of Recent Canadian Experience. The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, in: Patrick Grady & Andrew Sharpe (ed.), The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, pages 485-517 Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2001.Unemployment and Labor Force Attachment: A Multistate Analysis of Nonemployment. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), NBER Chapters, in: Labor Statistics Measurement Issues, pages 123-155 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1998.A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and the United States. (with David Card), NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 149-190 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.Other versions:A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and the United States. (with David Card), Working Papers 677, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section, 1992.Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 109-148 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.Other versions:Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. UBC Departmental Archives 92-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. Papers 1993-1, Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Papers in Industrial Relations, 1993.[return to top of page][/accordion]

As Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network (CLSRN), I am involved in organizing conferences, workshops, and summer schools on labour market topics. Information on upcoming events is available here http://www.clsrn.econ.ubc.ca/events.php.

 

W. Craig Riddell

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I am Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network. I am also a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).

I currently serve on Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Labour and Income Statistics and on the Board of Directors of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards. In 2012 I was the recipient of the Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics for contributions to the development and use of labour market data.

My teaching and research interests are in labour economics, labour relations and public policy. Current research focuses on education, skills formation, immigration, unemployment, unemployment insurance, and inequality.

In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey, squash, and skiing.

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WORKING PAPERS

The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), IZA Discussion Papers 5572, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2011.

The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2011-18, UBC Department of Economics, 2011, revised 27 Jul 2011.

The Causal Effects of Education on Adaptability. (with Song, Xueda), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 16 Feb 2009.

Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America : Overview and Assessment. (with Ferrer, Ana M.), Social Protection Discussion Papers 49173, The World Bank, 2009.


Other versions:

Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America: Overview and Assessment. (with Ferrer, Ana M.), IZA Discussion Papers 5577, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

Economic Change and Worker Displacement in Canada: Consequences and Policy Responses.
CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-41, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 22 Jul 2009.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), UBC Departmental Archives craig_riddell-2008-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2008, revised 22 Oct 2008.


Other versions:

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2010-2, UBC Department of Economics, 2010, revised 30 Jan 2010.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-8, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 02 Feb 2009.

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), IZA Discussion Papers 4809, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2010.


Published as:

The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim & Lemieux, Thomas), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 36(1), pages 63-89, March.

Unionization and Wage Inequality: A Comparative Study of the U.S, the U.K., and Canada. (with David Card and Thomas Lemieux), NBER Working Papers 9473, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 2003.

Unemployment and Non-Employment: Heterogeneities in Labour Market States. (with Stephen R.G. Jones), Department of Economics Working Papers 2002-05, McMaster University, 2002.


Published as:

Unemployment and Nonemployment: Heterogeneities in Labor Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, 2006, vol. 88(2), pages 314-323, 08.

Human Capital Formation in a Period of Rapid Change. (with Sweetman, A.), UBC Departmental Archives 00-06, UBC Department of Economics, 2000.

The Dynamics of US Labor Force Attachment. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 0011, Econometric Society, 2000.

Canadian Labour Market Performance in International Perspective. UBC Departmental Archives 99-25, UBC Department of Economics, 1999.

Wages, Skills, and Technology in the United States and Canada. (with Kevin M. Murphy and Paul M. Romer), NBER Working Papers 6638, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1998.

Cross Flows of Labour In Canada and the United States. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 97-25, UBC Department of Economics, 1997.

Unemployment in Canada and the United States: A Further Analysis. (with Card, D.), UBC Departmental Archives 96-09, UBC Department of Economics, 1996.


Other versions:

Unemployment in Canada and the United States: A Further Analysis. (with Card, D.), Working Papers 731, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section, 1996.

L'admissibilite a l'assurance-chomage: une analyse empirique au Canada.
(with Green, D.A.), Papers 1, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources, 1995.

Alternative Measures of Unemployment Based of Flow Data. (with Jones, S.R.G.)
UBC Departmental Archives 95-14, UBC Department of Economics, 1995.

Public and Private Sector Wages: A Comparison. (with Gunderson, M.), Papers 95-01, Queen's at Kingston - School of Policy Studies, 1995.

Competitiveness and Public Sector Wages and Employment. (with Gunderson, M.), Papers 93-17, Queen's at Kingston - School of Policy Studies, 1993.

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-33, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.


Published as:

Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, David A.), Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(440), pages 67-84, January; 1997.

Regional Aspects of Labour Force Atachment and Labour Market Flows in Canada. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. Papers 1993-1, Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Papers in Industrial Relations, 1993.


Other versions:

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. UBC Departmental Archives 92-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Published as:

Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 109-148 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-15, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.


Published as:

The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement.
(with Green, David A), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 11(1), pages S96-147, January; 1993.

A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and United States. (with Card, D.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-07, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.

Assessment of Alternative Subsidy Treatments for the EIC Self-Sufficiency Project. (with Kesselman, J.R.)
Papers r-95-5, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development, 1991."]link to paper not available.

The Measurement of Labour Force Dynamics with the Labour Activity Survey: the LMA S Filter. (with Jones, S.R.G), UBC Departmental Archives 91-17, UBC Department of Economics, 1991."]link to paper not available.[/accordion]Design Issues Relating to the Wage Subsidy / Self-Sufficiency Project. (with Green, D.A.), Papers r-95-4, Gouvernement du Canada - Human Resources Development, 1991.Economics Of Women's Wages In Canada.(with Gunderson, M.)UBC Departmental Archives 90-10, UBC Department of Economics, 1990.Evaluation Of Manpower And Training Programs: The North American Experience.UBC Departmental Archives 90-19, UBC Department of Economics, 1990.Provincial Public Sector Payrolls. (with Gunderson, M.), UBC Departmental Archives 89-22, UBC Department of Economics, 1989.Some On-Line Estimates for a Model of Wage Determination. (with J.C.R. Rowley & D.A. Wilton), Working Papers 119, Queen's University, Department of Economics, 1973.Recursive Estimation: Its Use in Economic Research. Working Papers 138, Queen's University, Department of Economics, 1973.Canadian Labour Market Performance in Perspective: Presidential Address to the Canadian Economics Association. Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 36, McMaster University."][go to paper][/accordion]Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment.Other versions:Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. UBC Departmental Archives 99-21, UBC Department of Economics, 1999.Published as:Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 26(s1), pages 101-108, July; 2000.Literacy, Numeracy and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada. (with David A Green), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 47, McMaster University.The Measurement Of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 09, McMaster University.Other versions:The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-48, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.Published as:The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(1), pages 147-162, January; 1999.[return to top of page]PUBLISHED ARTICLESThe Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market. (with Song, Xueda), Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 453-463, August, 2011.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Brahim Boudarbat and Thomas Lemieux), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 36(1), pages 63-89, March, 2010. Other versions:The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), UBC Departmental Archives craig_riddell-2008-15, UBC Department of Economics, 2008, revised 22 Oct 2008.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2010-2, UBC Department of Economics, 2010, revised 30 Jan 2010.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980 - 2006. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), CLSRN Working Papers clsrn_admin-2009-8, UBC Department of Economics, 2009, revised 02 Feb 2009.The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. (with Boudarbat, Brahim and Lemieux, Thomas), IZA Discussion Papers 4809, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2010.Older Workers in the New Economy: A Symposium on the Report of the Expert Panel on Older Workers.Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 35(4), pages 469-471, December, 2009.Education, Credentials, and Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 41(1), pages 186-216, February, 2008.Unemployment and Nonemployment: Heterogeneities in Labor Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 88(2), pages 314-323, 08; 2006.Other versions:Unemployment and Non-Employment: Heterogeneities in Labour Market States. (with Stephen R. G Jones), Department of Economics Working Papers 2002-05, McMaster University, 2002.The Effect of Literacy on Immigrant Earnings. (with Ana Ferrer & David A. Green), Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 41(2), 2006.Why Is Canada's Unemployment Rate Persistently Higher than in the United States? Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 31(1), pages 93-100, March, 2005.Unions and Wage Inequality. (with David Card & Thomas Lemieux), Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 25(4), pages 519-562, October, 2004.Literacy and Earnings: An Investigation of the Interaction of Cognitive and Unobserved Skills in Earnings Generation. (Green, David A.), Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 165-184, April, 2003.The Role of Credentials in the Canadian Labour Market. (with Ana M. Ferrer), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 35(4), pages 879-905, November, 2002.Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 26(s1), pages 101-108, July, 2000.Other versions:Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment. Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 34, McMaster University.Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unmeployment. UBC Departmental Archives 99-21, UBC Department of Economics. 1999.The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(1), pages 147-162, January, 1999.Other versions:The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Jones, S.R.G.), UBC Departmental Archives 93-48, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.The Measurement Of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 09, McMaster University.Presidential Address: Canadian Labour Market Performance in International Perspective. Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 32(5), pages 1097-1134, November, 1999.The Canada-US Unemployment Rate Gap: An Introduction and Overview. (with Andrew Sharpe), Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 24(s1), pages 1-37, February, 1998.Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. (with Green, David A), Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(440), pages 67-84, January, 1997.Other versions:Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis. UBC Departmental Archives 93-33, UBC Department of Economics, 1993.The Measurement of Labor Force Dynamics with Longitudinal Data: The Labour Market Activity Survey Filter. (with Jones, Stephen R G), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 13(2), pages 351-85, April, 1995.The Impact of Unionization on Male-Female Earnings Differences in Canada. (with Denise J. Doiron), Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 29(2), pages 504-534, 1994. Other versions:The Impact of Unionization on Male-Female Earnings Differences in Canada. (with Doiron, D.J.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-30, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement.(with Green, David A), Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 11(1), pages S96-147, January, 1993.Other versions:The Economic Effects of Unemployment Insurance in Canada: An Empirical Analysis of UI Disentitlement. (with Green, D.A.), UBC Departmental Archives 92-15, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.Comparable Worth: Canada's Experience. (with Morley Gunderson), Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 10(3), pages 85-94, 07; 1992.The Responsiveness of Wage Settlements in Canada and Economic Policy. Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 9(1), pages 9-23, March, 1983.Expected Inflation and Wage Changes in Canada, 1967-81. (with Philip M. Smith), Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 15(3), pages 377-94, August, 1982.Contemporaneous Correlation in Wage Contract Studies. Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 49(2), pages 515-16, March, 1981.Bargaining under Uncertainty. American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 71(4), pages 579-90, September, 1981.An Alternative Approach to Specification Errors. Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 19(34), pages 211-14, June, 1980.The Empirical Foundations of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from Canadian Wage Contract Data. Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(1), pages 1-24, January.Recursive Estimation Algorithms For Economic Research. NBER Publications, in: Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 4, number 3, pages 38-47 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1975."][go to paper][/accordion][return to top of page]CHAPTERS IN BOOKSEducation and Skills: An Assessment of Recent Canadian Experience. The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, in: Patrick Grady & Andrew Sharpe (ed.), The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, pages 485-517 Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2001.Unemployment and Labor Force Attachment: A Multistate Analysis of Nonemployment. (with Stephen R. G. Jones), NBER Chapters, in: Labor Statistics Measurement Issues, pages 123-155 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1998.A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and the United States. (with David Card), NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 149-190 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.Other versions:A Comparative Analysis of Unemployment in Canada and the United States. (with David Card), Working Papers 677, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section, 1992.Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. NBER Chapters, in: Small Differences That Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States, pages 109-148 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, 1993.Other versions:Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. UBC Departmental Archives 92-37, UBC Department of Economics, 1992.Unionization in Canada and the United States: A Tale of Two Countries. Papers 1993-1, Queen's at Kingston - Sch. of Indus. Relat. Papers in Industrial Relations, 1993.[return to top of page][/accordion]

As Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network (CLSRN), I am involved in organizing conferences, workshops, and summer schools on labour market topics. Information on upcoming events is available here http://www.clsrn.econ.ubc.ca/events.php.