Campus Directory: Richard Mueller

University of Lethbridge

Richard Mueller
Chair
Economics Department
Office: D550 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2241
Fax: (403) 329-2519
Email:

Degrees

B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D. (Economics)

Expertise

Labour economics

Office Hours

TTh 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

About Me

I am currently Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics.

My current teaching includes labour economics, Canadian economic history, managerial economics, public finance, and Canadian economic policy.

Biography

I have been at the University of Lethbridge since 2000. Prior to this I was Assistant Professor of Economics and Canadian Studies at the University of Maine. I hold a B.A. (Honours) and an M.A., both from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas.

Since joining the University of Lethbridge, I have taken part in the Hokkai-Gakuen Faculty Exchange (Fall 2004), taken a sabbatical year in Germany and France (2006-07) and worked at Statistics Canada in Ottawa (2009-2011) as part of the Interchange Canada program.

Selected Publications

Edited Volumes

Finnie, R., Frenette, M., Mueller, R.E., & Sweetman A. (Eds.). 2010.Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and School of Policy Studies, Queen's University.

Finnie, R., Mueller, R.E., Sweetman A., & Usher, A. (Eds.). 2008. Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and School of Policy Studies, Queen's University.

Refereed Journal Articles

Finne, R. & Mueller, R.E. 2016. "Access to Post-Secondary Education: How does Québec Compare to the Rest of Canada?" L'Actualité économique (forthcoming).

Childs, S., Finnie, R., & Mueller, R.E. 2016. "Assessing the Importance of Cultural Capital on PSE Attendance in Canada," Journal of Further and Higher Education (forthcoming).

Childs, S., Finnie, R., & Mueller, R.E. 2015. "Why Do So Many Children of Immigrants Attend University? Evidence for Canada," Journal of International Migration and Integration (on-line version available).

Finnie, R., Mueller, R.E., & Wismer A. 2015. "Access and Barriers to Post-secondary Education in Canada: Evidence from the YITS," Canadian Journal of Higher Education 45(2), 229-62.

Mueller, R.E. 2014. "Wage Differentials of Males and Females in Same-sex and Different-sex Couples in Canada, 2006-2010," Canadian Studies in Population 41(3-4), 105-16.

Laporte, C., & Mueller, R.E. 2013. "The Completion Behaviour of Registered Apprentices in Canada: Who Continues, Who Quits, and Who Completes Programs?" Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 5(1) (http://www.ervet-journal.com/content/5/1/1).

Hunt, G.L., & Mueller, R.E. 2013. "Fiscal Policy, Returns to Skill, and Canada-U.S. Migration: Evidence from the Late-1990s," Canadian Public Policy 39(1), 153-82.

Mueller, R.E. 2013. "A Note on Canadian Migration to the United States During the 1980s and 1990s," Applied Economics 45(22), 3197-3210.

Laporte, C., & R.E. Mueller, 2011. "The Persistence Behaviour of Registered Apprentices: Who Continues, Quits, or Completes Programs?" Canadian Apprenticeship Journal 4 (online at www.caj-jca.ca).

Mueller, R.E. 2009. "Does the Statue of Liberty Still Face Out? The Diversion of Foreign Students from the United States to Canada in the Post 9/11 Period," Canadian Journal of Higher Education 39(1), 15-43.

Mueller, R.E. 2006. "What Happened to the Canada-U.S. Brain Drain of the 1990s? New Evidence from the 2000 U.S. Census," Journal of International Migration and Integration, 7(2), 167-94.

Mueller, R.E. 2005. "The Effect of Marital Dissolution on the Labour Supply of Males and Females: Evidence from Canada," Journal of Socio-Economics, 34(6), 787-809.

Mueller, R.E. 2005. "Mexican Immigrants and Temporary Residents in Canada: Current Knowledge and Future Research," Migraciones Internacionales, 3(1), 32-56.

Mueller, R.E., & D. Rockerbie. 2005. "Determining Demand for University Education in Ontario by Type of Student," with Duane Rockerbie. Economics of Education Review, 24(4), 469-83.

Mueller, R.E. 2004. "The Relative Earnings Position of Canadian Aboriginals in the 1990s," Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 24(1), 37-63.

Hunt, G.L., & Mueller, R.E. 2004. "Canadian Immigration to the U.S., 1985-1990: Estimates from a Roy Selection Model of Differences in Returns to Skill," Review of Economics and Statistics, 86(4), 988-1007.

Mueller, R.E. 2004). "Transmigration from Canada to the United States: How Many 'Foreigners' are Leaving the Country?" Revista Mexicana de Estudios Canadienses (Nuevo Epoca), 8, 79-105.

Moore, C.S., & Mueller, R.E. 2002. "The Transition from Paid to Self-Employment in Canada: The Importance of Push Factors," Applied Economics, 34(6), 791-801.

Hunt, G.L., & Mueller, R.E. 2002. "A Methodology for Estimating Returns to Skills for Canadian Provinces and U.S. States," with Gary L. Hunt, Journal of Regional Science, 42(1), 127-43.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Finnie, R., Mueller, R.E., & Sweetman, A. 2016. "The Cultural Determinants of Access to Post-Secondary (Higher) Education in Canada: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications," in B. Jongbloed & H. Vossensteyn (Eds.). Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation. London and New York: Routledge, 150-178.

Childs, S., Finnie, R., & Mueller, R.E. 2010. "Family Environment, Family Habits, and Children's Cultural Experiences: Is There a Link to Participation in Post-Secondary Education?" in R. Finnie, M. Frenette, M., R.E. Mueller, & A. Sweetman (Eds.). Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 243-67.

Finnie, R., & Mueller, R.E. 2010. "They Came, They Saw, They Enrolled: Access to Post-Secondary Education by the Children of Canadian Immigrants," in R. Finnie, M. Frenette, M., R.E. Mueller, & A. Sweetman, (Eds.). Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 191-216.

Frenette, M., Mueller, R.E., & A. Sweetman. 2010. "Introduction: Deepening Our Understanding of Young Canadians' Participation in Post-Secondary Education," in R. Finnie, M. Frenette, M., R.E. Mueller, & A. Sweetman, (Eds.). Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 1-12.

Mueller, R.E. 2008. "Access and Persistence of Students in Canadian Post-Secondary Education: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and Why It Matters," in R. Finnie, R.E. Mueller, A. Sweetman, & A. Usher (Eds.), Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 33-61.

Finnie, R., & Mueller, R.E. 2008. "The Backgrounds of Canadian Youth and Access to Post-secondary Education: New Evidence from the Youth in Transition Survey," in R. Finnie, R.E. Mueller, A. Sweetman, & A. Usher (Eds.), Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press and School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 79-107.

Mueller, R.E., & Rockerbie, D. 2005. "The Maclean's Rankings and Admissions at Ontario Universities," with Duane Rockerbie, in C.M. Beach, R.W. Boadway, & R.M. McInnis (Eds.), Higher Education in Canada. Kingston: Queen's University, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy in cooperation with McGill-Queen's University Press, 339-67.

Hunt, G.L., & Mueller, R.E. 2004. "International and Interregional Migration in North America: The Role of Returns to Skill," in Barbara Messamore (Ed.), Canadian Migration Patterns from Britain and North America. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 229-44.


See CV for additional publications.

In The Media

My work has appeared in local, national and international media. I have been interviewed on various topics by local and national television and radio stations.

Research Interests

My current research focus is on the determinants of access to post-secondary education in Canada and I also dabble in other labour market issues. See my CV below for past and current research.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Early Background and Access to Post-Secondary Education in Canada Educational Policy Institute, 2006-07.

Co-investigator with Ross Finnie

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
“The Migration of Highly Skilled Individuals Within and Between Canada and the United States,” Industry Canada 2006
The Effect of the Maclean’s Rankings on the Entering Class of University Students University of Lethbridge Research Enhancement Award 2002
Relative Earnings Position of Canadian Natives in the 1990s,” Multidisciplinary Aboriginal Program (MAP) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2003
Transmigration from Canada to the United States: How Many “Foreigners” are Leaving the Country? University of Lethbridge Research Fund 2003
The Influence of Student Loans on Education and Labour Market Attainments SSHRC Student Research Assistants’ Grant Program 2003

Curriculum Vitae

My CV


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