Gordon Betcherman

Gordon Betcherman is a Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His research interests are in labor economics, demography, social policy, and the economics of development. His most recent publications are on the impacts of labor market regulation in developing countries, youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa, and poverty trends in Vietnamese fishing villages. He is the co-editor of a new book, Jobs for Development, to be published by Oxford University Press later in 2016. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor Studies (IZA) in Germany. He joined the University of Ottawa in 2009 after 11 years at the World Bank. Dr. Betcherman holds a PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • Labor economics, demography, social policy, economics of development