Building:Loeb Building, Room D384
Degrees:B.A. (Queen’s), M.A., Ph.D. (British Columbia)


Chris Worswick is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Associate Dean (Research and International) in the Faculty of Public Affairs. He is also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London. He has published extensively on topics related to labour economics and development economics with a particular focus on migration issues. His co-authored book on immigrant selection was awarded the 2012 Purvis Prize of the Canadian Economics Association and was a finalist for the 2011 Donner Prize.

Selected Publications

“Temporary Foreign Workers and Firms: Theory and Canadian Evidence,” (with Pierre Brochu and Till Gross), Canadian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

“Immigrant Category of Admission and the Earnings of Adults and Children: How far does the Apple Fall?” (with Casey Warman and Matthew D. Webb), Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 32, No.1 (January 2019), pp. 53–112.

“Can Immigrants Insure against Shocks as well as the Native born?” (with Asadul Islam and Steven Stillman), Applied Economics, Vol. 50, No. 49 (June 2018), pp. 5302–5315.

“Canadian economics research on immigration through the lens of theories of justice,” (with David A. Green) Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 50, No.5 (December 2017), pp. 1262–1303.

“Immigrant Earnings Profiles in the Presence of Human Capital Investment: Measuring Cohort and Macro Effects” (with David A. Green), Labour Economics, Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2012), pp. 241–259.

“Mandatory Retirement Rules and the Retirement Decisions of University Professors in Canada” (with Casey Warman), Labour Economics, Vol. 17, No. 6 (December 2010), pp. 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, Vol. 43, No. 1 (February 2010), pp. 347–372.

“Wages, Implicit Contracts, and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Canadian Micro Data” (with J. Ted McDonald), Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, No. 4 (August 1999), pp. 884–892.