Associate Professor of Economics


Department of Economics

University of Alberta


7-29 HM Tory

Edmonton, AB

Canada  T6G 2H4


+1 (780) 492-9425





CV (pdf)





Weekly Report on Research in Labor Markets

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Weekly Report on Research in Labour Economics

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It's More Bad News: Report Suggests Some Workers Giving Up Job Search in Calgary

(appeared in the Calgary Herald on January 7, 2019)

How a Struggling Oil Industry Affects Women and Their Families

(appeared in CBC News Edmonton on December 29, 2018)

Don't Get Discouraged: Alberta Economist Predicts Job Market Turnaround Could Take Until 2021

(appeared in CBC News Calgary on December 20, 2018)

Is a $15 MinimumWage Worth It? Here's What the Numbers Say

(published in the Globe and Mail on October 16, 2018)

What the Minimum Wage Increase Means for the Economy

(appeared on CBC Radio with Rod Kurtz on September 30, 2018)

A Guide to Alberta's New $15 Minimum Wage and What It Will Mean for the Economy

(appeared in the Star Metro Edmonton on September 30, 2018)

Alberta's Minimum Wage Hike: Highest Rate in Canada

(appeared on CTV News Edmonton on September 28, 2018)

It's a Great Place to Live, But Calgary's Employment Troubles Drag On

(appeared in the Calgary Herald on August 15, 2018)

Minimum Wage, Joseph Marchand, Calgary Today with Angela Kokott

(appeared on Global News Radio 770 CHQR on August 14, 2018)

Local Labor Markets and Natural Resources: A Synthesis of the Literature

(published in the Journal of Economic Surveys on April 1, 2018)

The Local Effects of the Texas Shale Boom on Schools, Students, and Teachers

(updated on the RePEc Network on January 26, 2018)

Don't It Make My Brown Jobs Green? What Renewable Energy Means for Jobs and Job Quality

(published in Perspectives on Work on December 13, 2017)

A Voice of Dissent on Alberta's Minimum Wage Frenzy

(appeared in the National Post on September 27, 2017)

Minimum Wage Hike Will Cost 110,000 Jobs in Alberta, Ontario, Economists Say

(appeared in the Globe and Mail on September 27, 2017)

Minimum Wage Hike Could Lead to 25,000 Job Losses: C.D. Howe Report

(appeared in the Edmonton Journal on September 26, 2017)

Thinking about Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta: Theoretically, Empirically, and Regionally

 (published as a C.D. Howe Institute Commentary on September 26, 2017)

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

(appeared before the Senate of Canada on April 12, 2017)