Jane Friesen, Simon Fraser University

Associate Professor Economics Vancouver, British Columbia friesen@sfu.ca Office: (778) 782-3403

Bio/Research

Jane Friesen, Associate Professor of Economics, joined the Department of Economics at SFU in 1989. A Vancouver native with a B.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia, she completed her training with an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto.

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Bio/Research

Jane Friesen, Associate Professor of Economics, joined the Department of Economics at SFU in 1989. A Vancouver native with a B.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia, she completed her training with an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Friesen's main teaching areas are labour economics. Her research interests focus on studying the effects of Canadian labour market programs and laws on wages, employment, and hours of work. She has conducted empirical investigations of the economic effects of various government polices, including minimum wages, overtime pay regulation, advance notice laws and Employment Insurance. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Employment Research Forum (CERF).

Some of Dr. Friesen's representative publications are:

"The Effect of Employment Insurance on Hours of Work", Human Resource Development Canada, forthcoming.

"The Dynamic Demand for Part-Time and Full-Time Labor", Economica, 1997.

"Mandatory Notice and the Unemployment Durations of Displaced Workers", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1996.


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