W. Craig Riddell is Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia and Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network. His teaching and research interests are in labour economics, labour relations and public policy. Current research is focused on skill formation, education and training, unemployment and labour market dynamics, experimental and non-experimental approaches to the evaluation of social programs, unionization and collective bargaining, and unemployment insurance and social assistance.
He is co-author of Labour Market Economics: Theory, Evidence and Policy in Canada, Canada's leading labour economics textbook. Professor Riddell is former Head of the Department of Economics at UBC, Past-President of the Canadian Economics Association and former Academic Co-Chair of the Canadian Employment Research Forum. He currently serves as Chair of Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Labour and Income Statistics, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards, and as Academic Director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network. In 2007-8 he was a member of the Expert Panel on Older Workers established by the Government of Canada.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2009.