Harry Krashinsky

Harry Krashinsky

Associate Professor


Harry Krashinsky is Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He holds a cross-appointment to the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources. 

Prof. Krashinsky's research currently focuses on labour economics, including wage inequality and differentials, the impact of training and accreditation on earnings, self-employment and job loss. He also pursues topics that apply econometric methods to wide-ranging policy issues, including the determinants of teen pregnancy and causes of variation in voting participation rates. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in labour economics and research methods.

Research Interests: 

His research examines the causes of various outcomes in the labour market, but also extends to other applied policy questions.

Teaching Interests: 

His teaching interests lie in Labour Economics and Research Methods.

Awards and Grants: 

Was CARS a Total Clunker? UTEA Grant, May 2015 – August 2015, $6,000. 
Determinants of Apprenticeship Outcomes, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, June 2014-May 2015, $76,012 
An Empirical Analysis of the Decline in Voting Participation, SSHRC Insight Development Grant, June 2012-May 2015, $45,932 
A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Voting Participation, SSHRC Divisional Grant (competitive), April, 2011 – March 2013, $1,100. 
The Returns to Apprenticeship Certification, SSHRC Divisional Grant (competitive), April, 2010 – March 2012, $2,002. 
Peer Effects and Learning, SSHRC Divisional Grant (competitive), April, 2009 – March 2011, $1,000 
Labour Market Experiences of the Double Cohort, SSHRC Grant, May 2007 – April 2010, $45,000. 
The Double Cohort and the Effect of Education on Earnings and Achievement, Plumptre Award, April 2006, $5,000. 
Self-Employment for Less-Educated Men, SSHRC Divisional Grant (competitive), April, 2004 – March 2006, $2,000. 
The Double Cohort and the Effect of Education on Earnings and Achievement, SSHRC Grant, May 2003 – April 2007, $54,363 
Runner-Up for Plumptre Award (joint with Michele Campolieti), $500 
The Double Cohort and the Effect of Education on Earnings and Achievement, Connaught New Faculty Matching Grant, $36,000. 
Claims Shifting Between Disability Support Programs: Some Canadian Evidence, SSHRC Divisional Grant (competitive), $1,250. 
Effect of Trade on Wage Inequality, Connaught Fund, New Staff Start-Up Grant, $10,000 
Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, September 1999 – June 2000 
Princeton University Fellowship, September 1996 – June 2000.


Refereed Publications

Returns to Apprenticeship: Analysis Based on the 2006 Census (with Morley Gunderson) Forthcoming Industrial and Labor Relations Review details

How Would One Extra Year of High School Affect Academic Performance in University? Evidence from a Unique Policy Change Canadian Journal of Economics, Volume 47, No. 1, February 2014, pp. 70-97. details

Indian Entrepreneurs in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom (with Rob Failie, Julie Zissimopoulos and Krishna Kumar) Research in Labor Economics, Volume 36, pp. 285-318. details

Liquidity Constraints, Household Wealth, and Entrepreneurship Revisited (with Robert Fairlie) Review of Income and Wealth, Volume 58, No. 2, June 2012, pp. 279-306. details

The Effect of Urban Agglomeration on Wages: Evidence from Samples of Siblings Labour Economics, Volume 18, No. 1, January 2011, pp. 79-92. details

The Effect of Labour Market Institutions on Salaried and Self-Employed Less-Educated Men in the 1980's Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 62, No. 1, October 2008, pp. 73-91. details

On the Labour Supply of Disabled Male Workers (with Michele Campolieti and Morley Gunderson) Journal of Labor Research, Volume 28, No. 3, Summer 2007, pp. 502-514.details

The Impact of Social Mobility and Within-Family Learning on Voter Preferences Journal of Public Economics, Volume 91, No. 1-2, Feburary 2007, pp. 97-116. details

Disabled Workers and Earnings Losses: Some Evidence from Workers with Occupational Injuries (with Michele Campolieti) Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 60, No. 1, October 2006, pp. 120-138. details

Do Marital Status and Computer Usage Really Change the Wage Structure? Journal of Human Resources, Volume 39, No. 3, Summer 2004, pp. 774-791. details

Interactions Between Disability Support Programs: Some Canadian Evidence (with Michele Campolieti) Canadian Public Policy, Volume 29, No.4, December, 2003, pp. 417-429. details

Evidence on Adverse Selection and Establishment Size in the Labor Market Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 56, No. 1, October 2002, pp. 84-96. details

Do English Canadian Hockey Teams Discriminate Against French Canadian Players? (with Michael Krashinsky) Canadian Public Policy, Volume 23, No. 2, June 1997, pp. 212-216. details


Other Publications

The International Asian Business Success Story? A Comparison of Chinese, Indian and Other Asian Businesses in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom (with Rob Fairlie and Julie Zissimopoulos), NBER Volume on International Entrepreneurship


Princeton University, Ph.D., Economics, 2001. 
Princeton University, M.A., Economics, 1998. 
Queen’s University, B.A. (Honors), Economics, 1996.