Morley Gunderson


Morley Gunderson holds the CIBC Chair in Youth Employment at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. At the U. of T. he is a Professor at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (Director from 1985-97) and the Department of Economics. He is also a member of the School of Public Policy and Governance and a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies and the Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and the International Institute for Labour Research in Geneva, Switzerland. He has published on various topics including: gender discrimination, equal pay and equal employment opportunity; the ageing workforce, pensions and mandatory retirement; youth employment; unemployment insurance; the evaluation of labour market programs; minimum wages; public sector wages; immigration; the causes and consequences of unionization; strikes; labour market information; childcare; workers’ compensation, disability and reasonable accommodation; labour market adjustment and training; volunteer labour supply; Information Technology; and the impact of trade liberalisation and globalisation on labour markets and labour policy. In 2002, he was awarded the Industrial Relations Research Association Excellence in Education Award in Labour Economics, in 2003 the Gérard Dion Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Industrial Relations and in 2011 he was the first Canadian to be elected as a Fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

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