W. Craig Riddell
Research Fellow

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Riddell W. Craig Riddell is Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network. His teaching and research interests are in labour economics, labour relations and public policy. Current research is focused on skill formation, education and training, unemployment and labour market dynamics, experimental and non-experimental approaches to the evaluation of social programs, unionization and collective bargaining, and unemployment insurance and social assistance.

He is co-author of Labour Market Economics: Theory, Evidence and Policy in Canada, Canada's leading labour economics textbook. Professor Riddell is former Head of the Department of Economics at UBC, Past-President of the Canadian Economics Association and former Academic Co-Chair of the Canadian Employment Research Forum. He currently serves as Chair of Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Labour and Income Statistics, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards, and as Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network. In 2007-8 he was a member of the Expert Panel on Older Workers established by the Government of Canada.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2009.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10769  Stephen R. G. Jones
W. Craig Riddell
Unemployment, Marginal Attachment and Labor Force Participation in Canada and the United States
10017  Garry F. Barrett
W. Craig Riddell
Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from IALS, ALL and PIAAC
9939  Chris Riddell
W. Craig Riddell
When Can Experimental Evidence Mislead? A Re-Assessment of Canada's Self Sufficiency Project
9037  Thomas Lemieux
W. Craig Riddell
Top Incomes in Canada: Evidence from the Census
8682  Ana Ferrer
Garnett Picot
W. Craig Riddell
New Directions in Immigration Policy: Canada's Evolving Approach to the Selection of Economic Immigrants
6424  David A. Green
W. Craig Riddell
Ageing and Literacy Skills: Evidence from Canada, Norway and the United States
6378  Chris Riddell
W. Craig Riddell
The Pitfalls of Work Requirements in Welfare-to-Work Policies: Experimental Evidence on Human Capital Accumulation in the Self-Sufficiency Project
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 117, 39-49)
6377  W. Craig Riddell
Xueda Song
The Role of Education in Technology Use and Adoption: Evidence from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey
6134  W. Craig Riddell
Xueda Song
Education, Job Search and Re-employment Outcomes among the Unemployed
5577  Ana Ferrer
W. Craig Riddell
Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts in Latin America: Overview and Assessment
5572  W. Craig Riddell
Xueda Song
The Impact of Education on Unemployment Incidence and Re-employment Success: Evidence from the U.S. Labour Market
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (4), 453-463)
4809  Brahim Boudarbat
Thomas Lemieux
W. Craig Riddell
The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005
 

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