Morley Gunderson

Professor Emeritus


Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Department of Economics

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Gender discrimination
  • Equal pay and equal employment opportunity
  • The ageing workforce
  • Pensions and mandatory retirement
  • Youth employment
  • Unemployment insurance
  • The evaluation of labour market programs
  • Minimum wages
  • Public sector wages
  • Immigration
  • The causes and consequences of unionization
  • Strikes
  • Labour market information
  • Childcare
  • Workers' compensation, disability and reasonable accommodation
  • Labour market adjustment and training
  • Volunteer labour supply
  •  Information Technology
  • The impact of trade liberalisation and globalisation on labour markets and labour policy

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Morley Gunderson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and the International Institute for Labour Research in Geneva, Switzerland and held the CIBC Chair in Youth Employment at the CIRHR until 2019. In 2002, he was awarded the Industrial Relations Research Association Excellence in Education Award in Labour Economics, in 2003 the Gérard Dion Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Industrial Relations, in 2011 he was the first Canadian to be elected as a Fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and in 2015 he was given the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award.

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BA, Queen's University
MIR, University of Wisconsin
PhD, University of Wisconsin

Administrative Service

CIRHR Director, 1973 and 1985-1997