VANCOUVER, May 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Dr. Jim Stanford, well-known Canadian economist, is establishing a new office of the Centre for Future Work: a think tank to study how work is changing in the modern economy.
The Canadian office, located in Vancouver, expands his work in Australia, where he founded the Centre for Future Work in 2016.
Stanford now divides his time between Australia and Canada (he lives primarily in Vancouver), and will undertake new research on Canadian future of work issues.
Until 2016 Stanford was economist and policy director for Unifor (and formerly for the Canadian Auto Workers), and a regular economics panelist on CBC-TV's The National. He is also Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University, and a contributing columnist for the Toronto Star.
The Centre's Canadian office is being established in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), and will be located in the CCPA's Vancouver offices.
A focus of the Centre's initial work in Canada will be a multi-year research project, called PowerShare, undertaken in partnership with the Atkinson Foundation and the CCPA. It will consider how changes in technology, business models, labour regulations, and social attitudes are affecting workers' influence and bargaining power in the future economy. PowerShare's first major research paper, to be published this spring, will examine how jobs can and should be improved in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centre for Future Work's Canadian website is https://centreforfuturework.ca/. Watch there for publications from PowerShare and the Centre's other projects. Interested individuals can register to receive notices of future publications and activities.
SOURCE Centre for Future Work
For further information: Stanford is available for comment on labour market and other economic policy issues, via [email protected]; 604-801-5121, ext. 271; or cell 647-544-2150.