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Andrew Jackson

Senior Policy Advisor, Broadbent Institute

Andrew Jackson is the Broadbent Institute's Senior Policy Advisor, and the Packer Visiting Professor of Social Justice at York University. In September, 2012 he retired from a long career as Chief Economist and Director of Social and Economic Policy with the Canadian Labour Congress. In 2011, he was awarded the Sefton Prize by the University of Toronto for his lifetime contributions to industrial relations.

Educated at the University of British Columbia and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he earned a B. Sc. and an M.Sc. in Economics, Andrew is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, which is now in its second edition with Canadian Scholars Press.
Higher Alberta Minimum Wage Benefits Both Workers And

Higher Alberta Minimum Wage Benefits Both Workers And Employers

Many commentators seem to think that even a small negative impact on total employment is sufficient reason to rule out a minimum wage increase. But impacts on hours of work arising from a minimum wage increases can leave the great majority of minimum wage workers much better off.
10/04/2016 10:07 EDT
What Andrew Coyne Got Wrong About Income

What Andrew Coyne Got Wrong About Income Inequality

Andrew Coyne marshals an impressive range of statistics to make the case that rising income inequality is not a serious issue. A careful reading of his article shows that this is not the case. Coyne fails to make an absolutely key point that clearly emerges from his own data.
09/04/2013 05:46 EDT