January 24, 2013, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202
Emeritus Professor, Department of Economics, Queen's University
Charles Beach grew up in Montreal and earned a BAH at McGill University in 1968 and a PhD at Princeton University in 1972. He has taught economics at Queen's University since 1972 and became Professor Emeritus in 2012. He was co-founder of the Canadian Econometrics Study Group and the Canadian Employment Research Forum, Chair of the Data Liberation Initiative at Statistics Canada, Editor of Canadian Public Policy (1995 - 02) , and Director of the John Deutsch Institute at Queen's (2001 - 09). He is currently a research associate at both the C. D. Howe Institute in Toronto and the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal, and has been an advisor to many federal departments. He has published a number of research and policy papers and has written or edited 16 books including "Transition and Structural Change in the North American Labour Market" (with Michael Abbott and Richard Chaykowski, 1997), "Canadian Immigration Policy for the 21st Century" (with Alan Green and Jeffrey Reitz, 2003), "Higher Education in Canada" (with Robin Boadway and Marvin McInnis, 2005), "Retirement Policy Issues in Canada" (with Robin Boadway and James MacKinnon, 2009), and "Toward Improving Canada's Skilled Immigration Policy: An Evaluative Approach" (with Alan Green and Christopher Worswick, 2011). His current research interests are on immigration policy and income distribution and inequality.