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Social and Labour Market Aspects of North American Linkages

1st Edition

Edited by Richard G. Harris, Thomas Lemieux


660 pages

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Originally published in 2005, Social and Labour Market Aspects of North American Linkages is the twelfth title in the series Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volumeexamines the benefits of North American economic integration for Canadians' standard of living. The book also looks at the concerns that deeper economic integration may restrict Canada's ability to pursue domestic goals in a number of important areas. To address these issues, Industry Canada and the former Human Resources Development Canada jointly commissioned original research for a Workshop on Social and Labour Market Aspects of North American Linkages. This volume contains the research papers, comments and panel proceedings from the Workshop.

Table of Contents



Overview, Richard G. Harris & Thomas Lemieux

Panel I: North American Linkages: Social and Labour Market Issues for Canada, Stephen Clarkson Keith G. Banting

Part I: The Extent and Evolution of Canada-U.S. Economic Integration

1. Border Effects: Assessing their Implications for Canadian Policy in a North American Context, John F. Helliwell

Comment, James E. Anderson

2. Border Effects and North American Economic Integration: Where are we Now?, Serge Coulombe

Comment, Mark Brown

Part II: Labour Market Impacts of Canada-U.S. Economic Integration

3. Trade Liberalization and the Labour Market, Thomas Lemieux

Comment, W. Craig Riddell

4. The Political Economy of North American Integration, Labour Market Adjustments and Plant Closures in Canada, Eugene Beaulieu & Christopher D. Joy

Comment, Richard G. Harris

Part III: Adjustments by Firms and Workers to Canada-U.S. Economic Integration

5. Leaving and Coming Back to Canada: Evidence From Longitudinal Data, Ross Finnie

Comment, Jennifer Hunt

6. Innovation and Response in Industrial Relations and Workplace Practices Under Increased Canada-U.S. Economic Integration, Richard P. Chaykowski & George A. Slotsve

Comment, Peter Kuhn

Panel II: Assessing the Extent of Current Canada-U.S. Economic Linkages and their Costs and Benefits

Part IV: Implications Of Canada-U.S. Integration for Social Policy: Is There a Race to the Bottom?

7. Does Economic Integration Lead to Social Policy Convergence? An Analysis of North American Linkages and Social Policy, Rafael Gomez & Morley Gunderson

Comment, Michael R. Smith

8. Redistribution, Social Protection and North American Linkages: The Prospects for Distinctive Canadian Social Policy Under Increased North American Labour Mobility, Gerard W. Boychuk

Comment, Alain Noel

Part V: Assessing the Extent and Consequences of Canada-U.S. Labour Mobility

9. Labour Mobility Between Canada And The United States: Quo Vadis 2004?, Don J. DeVoretz & Diane Coulombe

Comment, Dwayne Benjamin

10. A Simple General Equilibrium Model with International Labour Market Linkages, Jean Mercenier & Nicolas Schmitt

Comment, Alan V. Deardorff

Part VI: Analytical and Policy Implications of Cross-Border Labour Market Integration

11. Fiscal Policy, Human Capital and Canada-U.S. Labour Market Integration, David E. Wildasin

Comment, Mary E. Lovely

12. Productivity and North American Labour Market Integration: New Analytical Perspectives, Richard G. Harris

Comment, Eugene Beaulieu

Panel III: Assessing the Merit of Easing Further the Movements of Workers Between

Canada and the United States, Jean-Christophe Dumont, Robert Lacroix, Marc A. Van Audenrode

Conference Programme

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General