Professor Emeritus

BComm (McMaster); PhD (MIT)

Retired: 2007
Areas of specializationLabour economics; Economics of tourism; Macroeconomics

Publications and research

Articles in refereed journals

  1. "Determinants of Negotiated Wage Increases: An Empirical Analysis," with G.R. Sparks, Econometrica, September 1971, pp. 739-50.

  2. "An Econometric Model of the Canadian Automotive Manufacturing Industry and the 1965 Automotive Agreement," Canadian Journal of Economics, June 1973, pp. 525-29.

  3. "Wage Determination: The Use of Instrumental Assumptions," with J.C.R. Rowley, International Economic Review, June 1973, pp. 525-29.

  4. "Quarterly Models of Wage Determination: Some New Efficient Estimates," with J.C.R. Rowley, American Economic Review, June 1973, pp. 380-89.

  5. "The Empirical Sensitivity of the Phillips Curve," with J.C.R. Rowley, American Economist, Fall 1973, pp. 90-112.

  6. "Moving-Average Transformations in Classical Linear Models," with J.C.R. Rowley, Metroeconomica, 1973, pp. 318-23.

  7. "A Preliminary Report of the Efficiency of Introductory Economics Courses, with R.W. Crowley, Journal of Economic Education, Spring 1974, pp. 103-8.

  8. "Empirical Foundations for the Canadian Phillips Curve," with J.C. Rowley, Canadian Journal of Economics, May 1974, pp. 240-59.

  9. "An Analysis of Learning in First Year Economics," with R.W. Crowley, Canadian Journal of Economics, November 1974, pp. 665-73.

  10. "The Sensitivity of Quarterly Models of Wage Determination to Aggregation Assumptions," with J.C.R. Rowley, Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 1974, pp. 671-80.

  11. "Structural Shift with an Inter-Structural Transition Function," Canadian Journal of Economics, August 1975, pp. 423-32.

  12. "Wage Changes: The Frequency of Wage Settlements, The Variability of Contract Length and 'Locked-In' Wage Adjustments," with P. Smith, Economica, August 1978, pp. 305-310.

  13. "The Impact of the A.I.B. on Negotiated Wage Changes," with D.A.L. Auld, L.N. Christofides and R. Swidinsky, Canadian Journal of Economics, May 1979, pp. 196-213.

  14. "Retention of First Year Economic Principles," with R.W. Crowley, Canadian Journal Economics, February 1980, pp. 132-135.

  15. "A Micro Econometric Analysis of Spillovers Within the Canadian Wage Determination Process," with L.N. Christofides and R. Swidinsky, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1980, pp. 213-21.

  16. "A Micro Econometric Analysis of the Canadian Wage Determination Process," with L.N. Christofides and R. Swidinsky, Economica, May 1980, pp. 165-178.

  17. A Microeconomic Analysis of Wage Determination in the Canadian Public Sector," with D.A.L. Auld, L.N. Christofides and R. Swidinsky, Journal of Public Economics, 1980, pp. 369-387.

  18. "The Effect of Settlement Stage on Negotiated Wage Settlements in Canada," with D.A.L. Auld, L.N. Christofides and R. Swidinsky, Industrial and Labour Relations Review, January 1981, pp. 234-44.

  19. "The Case for Wage-Price Controls," Canadian Taxation, Summer 1981, pp. 58-66.

  20. "Minimum Wages, Wage Inflation and the Relative Wage Structure," with R. Swidinsky, The Journal of Human Resources, Spring 1982, pp. 163-177.

  21. "The Determinants of Contract Length: An Empirical Analysis Based on Canadian Micro Data," with L.N. Christofides, Journal of Monetary Economics, August 1983, pp. 309-19.

  22. "Incomes Policy Reconsidered," with L.N. Christofides, Journal of Macroeconomics, Winter 1983, pp. 119-34.

  23. "An Evaluation of Wage and Price Controls in Canada," Canadian Public Policy, June 1984, pp. 167-176.

  24. "Wage Determination in the Aftermath of Controls," with L.N. Christofides, Economica, February 1985, pp. 51-64.

  25. "Labour Supply Estimates for Low-Income Female Heads of Households using Mincome Data," with D. Prescott and R. Swidinsky, Canadian Journal of Economics, February 1986, pp. 134-41.

  26. "The Impact of Public Sector Wage Controls in Canada," with D.A.L. Auld, Industrial Relations, 1987, pp. 132-48.

  27. "The Impact of Progressive Income Tax Rates on Canadian Negotiated Wage Rates," with D.A.L. Auld, Canadian Journal of Economics, May 1988, pp. 279-84.

  28. "Spillover Effects in Wage Determination: an Econometric Analysis," with D. Prescott, Applied Economics, September 1991, pp. 1473-1482.

  29. "Regional Wage Determination and the Interregional Transmission of Wage Changes," with D. Prescott, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Summer 1991, pp. 181-205.

  30. "The Determinants of Wage Changes in Indexed and Non-Indexed Contracts: A Switching Model," with D. Prescott, Journal of Labour Economics, June 1992, pp. 331-355.

  31. "The Effects of Tax Increases on Negotiated Wage Increases in the Canadian Private Sector," with D. Prescott, Applied Economics, 1996, pp. 1495-1503.

  32. "TSAs and the WTTC/WEFA Methodology: Different Satellites or Different Planets?", with Stephen L.J. Smith, Tourism Economics 3 (3), 1997, pp. 249-263.

  33. "Trends and Cycles in Tourism as Revealed by the National Tourism Indicators," Travel-log, Autumn 1998, pp. 1-9.

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Books, monographs and reports

  1. An Econometric Analysis of the Canada-United States Automotive Agreement, Economic Council of Canada, 1976, 115 pages.

  2. The Determination of Wage Change Relationships, with J.C.R. Rowley, Economic Council of Canada, 1977, 181 pages.

  3. The Wage Determination Process in Canadian Manufacturing Industries, 1962-1975, Labour Canada, 1977, 59 pages.

  4. The Determinants of Negotiated Wage Settlements in Canada (1966-75): A Micro Econometric Analysis, with D.A.L. Auld, L. Christofides and R. Swidinsky, Anti-Inflation Board, 1979, 254 pages.

  5. Wage Controls in Canada: A Study of Their Impact on Negotiated Base Rates, with L.N. Christofides, Anti-Inflation Board, 1979, 101 pages.

  6. Wage Inflation in Canada, Economic Council of Canada, 1980, 85 pages.

  7. Public Sector Wage Inflation in the Province of Ontario, with D.A.L. Auld, Ontario Economic Council, 1981, 43 pages.

  8. Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy in Canada, with D.M. Prescott, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Don Mills, Ontario 1982, 662 pages.

  9. Public Sector Wage Inflation and the Ontario Controls Program, with D. Auld, Ontario Economic Council, 1985, 48 pages.

  10. Macroeconomics: Theory & Policy in Canada (2nd ed.), with D.M. Prescott, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Don Mills, Ontario, 1987, 559 pages.

  11. Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy, with S.M. Sheffrin and D.M. Prescott, Southwestern Publishing Co., Cincinnati, 1988, 675 pages.

  12. Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy in Canada (3rd ed.), with D.M. Prescott, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Don Mills, Ontario 1992, pp. 620.

  13. The Effects of Tax Increases on Wage and Labour Costs, with D. Prescott, Government and Competitiveness Reference Discussion Paper 93-29, January 1994.

  14. The Economic Significance of Tourism: Comparing Canada and WTTC Estimates, Canadian Tourism Commission, February 1996, 56 pages.

  15. Recent Developments in Tourism, as Revealed by the National Tourism Indicators, Canadian Tourism Commission, Research Report 1998-1, December 1997, 57 pages. This report won the J. Desmond Slattery Professional Marketing Award (sponsored by Longwoods International), presented at the 30th Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference, June 1999.

  16. An Analysis of the Seasonal Variation in the National Tourism Indicators, with T. Wirjanto, Canadian Tourism Commission Research Report 1999-1, December 1998, 49 pages.

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Chapters in books and conference proceedings

  1. "Wage Settlements in the Ontario Public Sector and the Ontario Controls Program," with Douglas Auld in Public Sector Compensation (edited by D.W. Conklin, T.C. Courchene and W.A. Jones), Ontario Economic Council Special Research Report, 1986, pp. 80-108.

  2. "Public Sector Wage Compensation," in Canadian Labour Relations (edited by C. Riddell), Volume 16, Research Studies of the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, University of Toronto Press, 1986.

  3. "Disinflation and Wage-Price Controls," in Current Issues in Monetary Economics, (edited by T. Bandyopadhyay and S. Ghatak), Harvester-Wheatsheaf (London), 1990, pp. 281-301.

  4. "Unemployment and Unemployment Insurance," with T. Wirjanto, in Aspects of Labour Market Behaviour, edited by Louis Christofides, Kenneth Grant and Robert Swidinsky, University of Toronto Press, Toronto 1995, pp. 107-126.

  5. "The Economic Significance of Tourism: Comparing Canada and WTTC Estimates," with S. Joyal and S. Meis, Conference Proceedings of the 3rd International Forum on Tourism Statistics (held in Sintra, Portugal, June 1996), OECD/Eurostat, 1997, pp. 177-202.

  6. "The Story Behind the New Improved Canadian National Tourism Indicators," with S. Meis, Conference Proceedings of  the 4th International Forum on Tourism Statistics (held in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1998), OECD/Eurostat, 1998.

  7. "Issues for Tourism Development as Revealed by Canada's National Tourism Indicators," with S. Meis, Proceedings of the Joint IASS/IAOS Conference on Statistics for Economic and Social Development (held in Aguascalientes, Mexico) September 1998.

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Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo