Stephen McBride

Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization

Tier 1 - 2017-11-01
Renewed: 2017-07-01
McMaster University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Research involves

Looking at areas such as economic, social, labour market, and trade and investment issues and at how transnational governance can affect the sovereignty of countries.

Research relevance

This research will help authorities from local to multinational levels develop sound policies.

Studying the Impacts of a Rapidly Changing World

As a result of globalization, the world is undergoing a profound economic, environmental and political transformation. The need to understand this phenomenon is what’s driving the research of Dr. Stephen McBride, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization. McBride is investigating just how, why and with what effect public policy changes in a globalizing world can impact and influence the economy, the environment and the political landscape.

Specifically, McBride’s research focuses on analyzing the employment policy responses to the 2008 financial and economic crisis amongst members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He also aims to determine the employment implications of measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Finally, McBride will investigate the implications of the changing relationships between public and private governance in the area of international dispute settlements.

McBride is the author or editor of over 15 books and 70 articles and book chapters dealing with unemployment and labour market policy, globalization and the state, neoliberalism, transnational governance and reconfiguration of public authority. His book Not Working: State, Unemployment and Neo-Conservatism Canada won the Donald Smiley Prize in 1994.

The results of McBride’s research will help authorities from various levels to develop sound policies to manage the challenges posed by the economic and climate change crises.