Our primary focus is academically oriented research, building upon shared expertise and output appearing in top labor journals across economics and sociology.
Loss of Life and Labor Productivity: The Canadian Opioid Crisis
Opioids were declared a public health emergency in British Columbia, Canada, in 2016, and from that year through 2021, 29,894 Canadians lost their lives to opioid overdoses. More than two-thirds of those victims were employed in the five years prior to their deaths, and this study aims to quantify their…
How Do Peers Impact Learning? An Experimental Investigation…
Classroom peers presumably influence learning by teaching each other. Unfortunately, little is known about peer-to-peer teaching because it is rarely observed in field studies. The efficacy of this teaching likely depends on the ability of one’s peers. We investigate the mechanisms of peer effects…
Improvements in Electronic Job Alerts and the Labour Market…
In 2013, the Canadian government introduced improvements to its electronic Job Alerts notification service that emails job seekers about job openings posted on an online job board. The improvements included additional advertisements of the service and increases in the frequency and scope of notifications…
We utilize the latest Work, Employment, and Labour Market data provided from authoritative sources like such as Statistics Canada.
Canada's Labour Force
Canada's Labour Force Participation Rate
Canada's Unemployment Rate
Meet the Team
Joseph Marchand is a Professor in the Department of Economics, the Principal Investigator of a Future Energy Systems grant examining what the future of energy means for labor markets, and the Chair of the Minimum Wage Expert Panel assessing impacts of…BIO
I’m an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Alberta and Director for the Certificate in Applied Social Science Research (CASSR). I joined the department in 2012 after completing my PhD at the University of Washington.…BIO
I am an associate professor in the Department of Economics and a Research Fellow with the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). I have a BSFS from Georgetown University and an MA and PhD in economics from Ohio State University. Before joining the department…BIO