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Christopher Worswick

Department Chair, Full Professor & M.A. Supervisor

Degrees:B.A. (Queen’s), M.A., Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3776
Office:Loeb C870B

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Research fields: labour economics, applied econometrics, development economics

• economics of immigration
• economics of education
• labour supply

Refereed Publications in the Last 6 Years:

Ci, Wen, Michelle Laing, Marcel Voia and Christopher Worswick (2020) “Immigrant earnings returns to post-migration education: evidence for Canada by admission category, 1999-2013,’ Canadian Journal of Economics 53(4): 1599-1617.

Brochu, P., T. Gross and C. Worswick (2020) “Temporary foreign workers and firms: theory and Canadian evidence,” Canadian Journal of Economics 53(3): 871-915. 

Warman, C., M. Webb and C. Worswick (2019) “Immigrant Category of Admission and the Earnings of Adults and Children: How far does the Apple Fall?” Journal of Population Economics 32(1):53-112, January.

Islam, A., S. Stillman and C. Worswick (2018) “Can Immigrants Insure against Shocks as well as the Native born?” Applied Economics, 50(49): 5302-5315, October.

Most Significant Career Research Contributions:

Green, D.A. and C. Worswick (2017) “Canadian economics research on immigration through the lens of theories of justice,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 50(5): 1262-1303.

“Immigrant Earnings Profiles in the Presence of Human Capital Investment: Measuring Cohort and Macro Effects” (with David A. Green), Labour Economics, Volume 19, Number 2, April 2012, Pages 241–259.

“Mandatory Retirement Rules and the Retirement Decisions of University Professors in Canada” (with Casey Warman), Labour Economics, Volume 17, Number 6, December 2010, Pages 1022–1029.

“The Evolution of Male-Female Earnings Differentials in Canadian Universities, 1970–2001” (with Casey Warman and Frances R. Woolley), Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 43, Number 1, February 2010, Pages 347–372.

“Wages, Implicit Contracts, and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Canadian Micro Data” (with J. Ted McDonald), Journal of Political Economy, Volume 107, Number 4, August 1999, Pages 884–892.