Goal 8 - Research Institutes, Centres & Projects


Research Institutes, Centres & Projects

First to $15: Alberta's Minimum Wage Policy on Employment by Wages, Ages, and Places

Alberta is the first North American state or province with a $15 minimum wage, with an unexpectedly large increase (47 per cent) over a short time span (three years). The employment effects of this policy are estimated using a synthetic control approach on Labour Force Survey data.

Institute for Public Economics

The Institute for Public Economics within the Department of Economics is focused on research and teaching, with the goal of creating and sharing knowledge of how the public sector influences the economy and society.

LinkedIn(to) Job Opportunities: Experimental Evidence from Job Readiness Training

Online professional networking platforms are widely used and offer the prospect of alleviating labor market frictions. This study finds that training work seekers on how to use networking platforms increases employment at the end of the program from 70 to 77 per cent, and this effect persists for at least twelve months.