We are pleased to welcome Dr Fraser Summerfield to the position of CELMR Research Fellow from 1 September 2014.
Fraser joins us from the University of Guelph in Canada, where he has recently submitted his PhD thesis titled "Labour Market Conditions and the Worker-to-Job Match." Fraser’s post has been funded through activities by CELMR members. Fraser will be working on topics including the relationship between earnings and well-being, and the match quality between workers and firms.
In addition to some prior work on job match quality, Fraser also has worked on several topics, including immigrant wage differentials, temporary employment contracts and the economic analysis of criminal behaviour. He is in the process of adapting his thesis chapters for journal submission in the coming months. He is happy to be joining CELMR and is looking forward to contributing to research at the Centre.
Fraser grew up in Canada, obtaining an Honors B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in London Canada, and went on to do both an M.A. and PhD in Guelph. When he is not doing research, you may find him enjoying the outdoors on a bicycle, snowboard, or on foot.