Chris Riddell

Associate Professor

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CV: Chris Riddell

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

Areas of specialization: Labour Economics, Program Evaluation 


I am a social scientist with wide interests. Most of my current research addresses issues around labour market/social policy, as well as the use of randomized control trials in economics. 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. In 2013, I received the John Dunlop Scholar award for outstanding contributions to the field of collective bargaining, and in 2021 received the Purvis Prize. 

Recent Papers

“Welfare versus work under a negative income tax: Evidence from the Gary, Seattle, Denver and Manitoba Income Maintenance Experiments.” Journal of Labor Economics, In Press. (with Craig Riddell)

“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 arbitration rates? Evidence from a natural experiment." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 73, Number 1, 2020.  (with Michele Campolieti)