Chris Riddell

Associate Professor

Chris Riddellc2riddell@uwaterloo
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CV: Chris Riddell

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

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Areas of specialization: Labour Economics


I am a social scientist with wide interests. Most of my current research addresses issues around labour market and social policy.

From 2005 to 2011, I 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.

I teach Applied Microeconometrics 1 & 2 (Econ 622/722) in our graduate program, along with Statistics for Economists (Econ 221) and Topics in Labour Economics (Econ 452)  at the undergraduate level.  Prior to academia, I was a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Recent Papers

“Interpreting experimental evidence in the presence of post-randomization events: A re-assessment of the Self-Sufficiency Project.” Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 38, Number 4, 2020.  (with Craig Riddell)

“Welfare-to-work and subjective well-being: Evidence from a randomized control trial.” Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 53, Number 1, 2020.

"Does ‘Med-Arb’ reduce dispute rates? Evidence from a natural experiment." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 73, Number 1, 2020.  (with Michele Campolieti)

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

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