“A Comparative Analysis of the Labour Market Performance of University-Educated Immigrants in Australia, Canada, and the United States: Does Policy Matter?” (with Andrew Clarke and Ana Ferrer). [pdf]

“Immigrants and Patents: Evidence from Canadian Cities” (with Joel Blit and Jue Zhang). [pdf]

Published Papers

“The Relative Labour Market Performance of Former International Students: Evidence from the Canadian National Graduates Survey,” Canadian Public Policy, forthcoming (with Zong Jia Chen). [pdf]

“An Analysis of the Patenting Rates of Canada’s Ethnic Populations,” Canadian Public Policy, forthcoming (with Joel Blit and Jue Zhang). [pdf]

“The Effect of Labor Relations Laws on Unionization Rates Within the Labor Force: Evidence from the Canadian Provinces,” Industrial Relations (Berkeley), forthcoming (with Scott Legree and Tammy Schirle). [pdf]

“A Comparative Analysis of Immigrant Skills and Their Utilization in Australia, Canada, and the United States,” Journal of Population Economics 29(3), July 2016, 849-882 (with Andrew Clarke). [pdf]

“Can Labour Relations Reform Reduce Wage Inequality? Evidence from the Canadian Provinces,” in Income Inequality: The Canadian Story, eds., David Green, Craig Riddell and France St. Hilaire,  Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), 2016, pp.367-402 (with Scott Legree and Tammy Schirle).

“Gone Fishing! Reported Sickness Absenteeism and the Weather,” Economic Inquiry 53(1),  January 2015, 388-405  (with Jingye Shi). [pdf]

“Why Do Immigrant Workers in Australia Perform Better Than Those in Canada? Is it the Immigrants or Their Labour Markets?,” Canadian Journal of Economics 46(4), November 2013, 1431-1462 (with Andrew Clarke). [pdf]

“The Influence of Measurement Error and Unobserved Heterogeneity in Estimating Immigrant Returns to Foreign and Host-Country Sources of Human Capital,” Empirical Economics 43(3), December 2012, 1109-1141 (with Mingcui Su). [pdf]

“Immigrants and the Dynamics of High-Wage Jobs,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 65(2), April 2012, 377-397 (with Mingcui Su). [pdf]

“Language and Immigrant Labour Market Performance: What Does the Economics Literature Tell Us?” International Settlement Canada, Spring 2012, 3-6 (lead article). [pdf]

“The Visible Minority Wage Gap Across Generations of Canadians,” Canadian Journal of Economics 43(3), August 2010, 860-881. [pdf]

“The Immigrant Wage Differential Within and Across Establishments,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 61(3), April 2008, 334-352 (with Abdurrahman Aydemir). [pdf]

“Identifying the Potential of Work-Sharing as a Job-Creation Strategy," Journal of Labor Economics, 25(2), April 2007, 265-287. [pdf]

“The Impact of Sunday Shopping on Employment and Hours of Work in the Retail Industry: Evidence from Canada,” European Economic Review, 49(8), November 2005, 1953-78. [pdf]

“Explaining the Deteriorating Entry Earnings of Canada’s Immigrant Cohorts: 1966-2000,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 38(2), May 2005, 641-671 (with Abdurrahman Aydemir). [pdf]

“Internet Job Search and Unemployment Durations,” American Economic Review, 94(1), March 2004, 218-232 (with Peter Kuhn). [pdf]

“Job Search Methods: Internet vs. Traditional,” Monthly Labor Review, October 2000, 3-11 (with Peter Kuhn). [pdf]


“Language Skills in the New Economy and the Deteriorating Labour Market Performance of Canada’s Immigrant Workers.” [pdf]

“Perinatal Family Labour Supply: Historical Trends and the Modern Experience.” [pdf]

Other Papers

“Explaining the Increase in On-the-Job Search,” Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series, Statistics Canada, 2005, no.250. [pdf]

“Describing the Distribution of Income: Guidelines for Effective Analysis,” Income Research Paper Series, Statistics Canada, 2005, no.10 (with Mark Frenette and Preston Poon). [pdf]


On September 17, 2010 I gave a public lecture at Kitchener City Hall discussing the Economics of Immigration. I have since then been asked by a number of different community organizations to give this lecture again. Here is a poster advertising the initial event [pdf] and here are the slides I presented [pdf].