Chris Riddell

Associate Professor

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BA, University of British Columbia; MA, McMaster University; PhD, University of Toronto

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Areas of specialization: Labour Economics

Research Interests

Professor Riddell’s research focuses on the employee-employer relationship, the workplace, and the broader labour market; examples of his work include the effect of government/public policy on workers, unions and firms; and examining the institutions that firms create to help govern themselves, and how those impact employees.


Professor Riddell is Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society published by UC Berkeley and Wiley. His dissertation won the LERA and W.E. Upjohn best dissertation awards, and he received the 2013 John Dunlop Award for outstanding contributions to the field of industrial relations. From 2005 to 2011 he was Assistant Professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and from 2011 to 2016 Associate Professor in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Recent Papers

“Interpreting experimental evidence in the presence of post-randomization events: A re-assessment of the Self-Sufficiency Project.” Forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics (with Craig Riddell).

“Welfare-to-work and subjective well-being: Evidence from a randomized control trial.” In Press, Canadian Journal of Economics.

"Does ‘Med-Arb’ reduce dispute rates? Evidence from a natural experiment involving police and firefighters in Ontario." In Press, ILR Review (with Michele Campolieti).

"Multinationals' compliance with employment law: An empirical assessment using administrative data from Ontario, 2004-2015." ILR Review, Volume 72, Number 3, 2019 (with Dionne Pohler).

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