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Douglas Hyatt

Doug Hyatt - Executive MBA Academic Director

    Douglas Hyatt

    Academic Director, Morning, Evening, and Executive MBA Programs
    Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy

    Degrees: PhD, University of Toronto
    MA, University of Toronto
    BA, University of Toronto
    Email: Send an email to Douglas Hyatt
    Phone: 416-946-0737

    Bio

    Doug Hyatt is the Academic Director, Morning, Evening, and Executive MBA Programs and a Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at Rotman where he teaches Microeconomics and Macroeconomics in the one-year Executive MBA and OMNIUM Global Executive MBA programs. Doug’s research interests are primarily in labour economics, particularly as applied to income security and income replacement programs, physician compensation and child care. He has contributed to public policy as Director of Research for a Task Force and Royal Commission on Workers’ Compensation in Ontario and British Columbia, respectively.

    Academic Positions

    2006-Present  Professor; Rotman School of Management
    2002-2006  Professor; Rotman School of Management, Centre for Industrial Relations and Division of Management, UTSC
    1997-2002  Associate Professor; Division of Management and Economics, Scarborough College, Rotman School of Management, and Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto
    1997-2000  Senior Scientist; Institute for Work and Health
    1998  Director of Research; Royal Commission on Workers' Compensation in British Columbia
    1995-1997  Scientist and Coordinator of Networks of Centres of Excellence program (HEALNet); Institute for Work and Health
    1995-1997  Visiting Professor; Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto
    1992-1997  Assistant Professor; Department of Economics and Industrial Relations Program, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Employing the Gini Coefficient to Measure Participation Inequality in Treatment Focused Digital Health Social Networks.; with T. Van Mierlo, and A. Ching; Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics; 2016; Pages: 5:32, DOI 10.1007/s13721-016-0140-7
    • Mapping Power Distributions in Digital Health Networks: Methods, Interpretations and Practical Implications; with T. Van Mierlo and A. Ching; Journal of Medical Internet Research; Issue: 17(6); 2015
    • Wearables, Gamified Group Challenges and Behavioural Incentives: A Preliminary Study of an Engagement Program to Increase Physical Activity; With T. VanMierlo, A. Ching, R. Fournier and R. Dembo; iProc; 2015
    • Managing the Supply of Physicians Services Through Intelligent Incentives.; With B. Golden and R. Hannam; Canadian Medical Association Journal; Issue: 184; 2012; Pages: E77-E80
    • Consequences of the Performance Appraisal Experience; With M. Brown and J. Benson; Personnel Review; Issue: 39, No. 3; 2010; Pages: 375-396
    • Workplace Violence and the Duration of Workers' Compensation Claims; With M. Campolieti and J. Goldenberg; Realtions industrielles/Industrial Relations; Issue: 63, No. 1; 2008; Pages: 57-84
    • Determinants of Stress in Medical Practice: Evidence from Ontario; with M. Campolieti and B. Kralj; Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations; Issue: 62. No.2; 2007; Pages: 226-257
    • Experience Rating, Work Injuries and Benefit Costs: Some New Evidence; with M. Campolieti and T. Thomason; Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations; Issue: 61(1); 2006; Pages: 118-145
    • Further Evidence for Interpreting the Monday Effect in Workers Compensation; with M. Campolieti; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Issue: 59(3); 2006; Pages: 438-450
    • Strike Incidence and Strike Duration: Some New Evidence from Ontario; with M. Campolieti and R. Hebdon; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Issue: 58, No. 4; 2005; Pages: 610-630
    • Child Care Subsidies and Welfare Reforms: What Works for Lone Mothers with Pre-School Children.; with G. Cleveland and M. Gunderson; Industrial Relations; Issue: 42(6); 2003; Pages: 251-269
    • Union Impacts in Low-Wage Services: Evidence From Canadian Child Care.; with G. Cleveland and M. Gunderson; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Issue: 56(2); 2003; Pages: 295-305
    • Symposium: The Effect of Work-Family Policies on Employees and Employers.; with R. Drago; Industrial Relations; Issue: 42(6); 2003; Pages: 139-144
    • Child Care Workers’ Wages: New Evidence on Returns to Education, Experience, Job Tenure and Auspice.; with G. Cleveland; Journal of Population Economics; Issue: 15(3); 2002; Pages: 575-597
    • Workplace Risks and Wages: Canadian Evidence from Alternative Models.; with M. Gunderson; Canadian Journal of Economics; Issue: 34(2); 2001; Pages: 377-395
    • The Impact of Representation (and Other Factors) on Employee-Initiated Workers' Compensation Appeals.; with B. Kralj; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Issue: 53(4); 2000; Pages: 665-683
    • Privatization of Workers' Compensation: Will the Cure Kill the Patient?; with M. Gunderson; International Journal of Law and Psychiatry; Issue: 22, No. 5-6; 1999; Pages: 547-565
    • The Effects of Industrial Relations Factors on Health and Safety Conflict; with R. Hebdon; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Issue: 51, No. 4 (July); 1998; Pages: 579-593
    • Do Injured Workers Pay for Reasonable Accommodation?; with M. Gunderson; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Issue: 50, No. 1, (October); 1996; Pages: 92-104
    • Work Disincentives of Workers' Compensation Permanent Partial Disability Benefits: Evidence for Canada; Canadian Journal of Economics; Issue: 29, No. 2 (May); 1996; Pages: 289-308
    • Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector: Comment; with M. Gunderson and R. Hebdon; American Economic Review; Issue: 86, No. 1 (March); 1996; Pages: 315-326
    • Child Care Costs and the Employment Decision of Women: Evidence for Canada; with G. Cleveland and M. Gunderson; Canadian Journal of Economics; Issue: 29, No. 1 (February); 1996; Pages: 132-151
    • The Impact of Workers' Compensation Experience Rating on Employer Appeals Activity; with B. Kralj; Industrial Relations; Issue: 34, No. 1 (January); 1995; Pages: 95-106
    • Early Retirement Pensions and Employee Turnover: An Application of the Option Value Approach; with J. Pesando and M. Gunderson; Research in Labor Economics; Issue: 13; 1992; Pages: 321-337
    • Wage-Pension Trade-Offs in Collective Agreements; with M. Gunderson and J. Pesando; Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Issue: 46, No. 1 (October); 1992; Pages: 146-160
    • Impact of Individual Resilience and Safety Climate on Safety Performance and Psychological Distress of Construction Workers: A Case Study of the Ontario Construction Industry.; with Y. Chen and B. McCabe; Journal of Safety Research, forthcoming
    • The Relationship Between Individual Resilience, Interpersonal Conflicts at Work, Safety Performance and Stresses of Construction Workers.; with Y. Chen, and B. McCabe; Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, forthcoming
    • Demographic and Indication-Specific Variables Have Limited Association with Social Network Engagement: Evidence from 24,954 Members of 4 Health Care Support Groups; with T. Van Mierlo, X. Li, and A. Ching; Journal of Medical Internet Research, forthcoming
    • Safety Performance in the Construction Industry: A Quasi-Longitudinal Study.; with B. McCabe, E. Alderman Y. Chen and A. Shahi; Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, forthcoming
    • Behavioral Economics, Wearable Devices, and Cooperative Games: Results from a Population-based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity; with T. Van Mierlo, A. Ching, R. Fournier and R. Dembo; Journal of Medical Internet Research: Serious Games, forthcoming

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Workers' Compensation: Foundations for Reform; with M. Gunderson; Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press; 2002
    • New Approaches to Disability in the Workplace. Industrial Relations Research Association; with J.F. Burton Jr. and T. Thomason; Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press for the IRRA; 1998
    • Intergenerational Considerations of Workers' Compensation Unfunded Liabilities; In Miles Corak (ed.), Government Finances and Generational Equity. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 68-513-XPB. (Ottawa: Minister of Industry), (with M. Gunderson). Also available in French; 1998
    • Public Sector Employment in a Time of Transition. Industrial Relations Research Association; with D. Belman and M. Gunderson; Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press for the IRRA; 1996
    • Union Impact on Compensation, Productivity, and Management of the Organization; In M. Gunderson, A. Ponak and D. Taras (eds.), Union-Management Relations in Canada, fourth edition. (Don Mills, Ontario: Addison-Wesley Publishers Limited), forthcoming, (with M. Gunderson)
    • Strikes and Dispute Resolution; In M. Gunderson, A. Ponak and D. Taras (eds.), Union-Management Relations in Canada, fourth edition. (Don Mills, Ontario: Addison-Wesley Publishers Limited), forthcoming, (with M. Gunderson and A. Ponak)

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Micro, macro, and labour economics, statistics, intellectual property valuation, commercialization, litigation economics, the economics of disability, workplace health, workers' compensation and industrial relations.  

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