Michael R. Smith, McGill University

Professor Sociology Montreal, Quebec michael.smith@mcgill.ca Office: (514) 398-6849

Bio/Research

Professor Smith came to McGill in 1974. His research has dealt with, among other things, organizational structures, industrial disputes, the politics of macroeconomic policy, trade and its social consequences, economic policy in Quebec, labour market functioning, flexibility and training, economi...

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Bio/Research

Professor Smith came to McGill in 1974. His research has dealt with, among other things, organizational structures, industrial disputes, the politics of macroeconomic policy, trade and its social consequences, economic policy in Quebec, labour market functioning, flexibility and training, economic security and its consequences, the labour market outcomes of immigrants, and the North American pulp and paper industry. In 1997 he was awarded an Overseas Research Fellowship by the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. In the Fall of 2002 he was a Chercheur invité at the Université de Montréal, in the Spring of 2003 a Visiting Research Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences of the Australian National University, in 2004-2005 he was Virtual Scholar in Residence with the Law Commission of Canada, and in Fall of 2006 he was Visiting Fellow at Flinders University of South Australia. In January 2005 he was awarded a James McGill Professorship.

He has two major current research projects. One, with Bill Martin and Sue Richardson of Flinders University, deals with income and behaviour after job loss in Canada and Australia, using comparable panel data sets from the two countries. This project is funded by the SSHRC. The other, with Claire Durand of the University of Montreal, using another panel data set, examines differences between Quebec and other Canadian provinces in the characteristics and outcomes of training. This project is funded by the Programme de subvention à la recherche appliquée of the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. With his Ph.D. students, Yoko Yoshida and Magali Girard, he also continues his work on the labour market outcomes of immigrants.



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