Other people involved in projects

Doug Hyatt

Doug Hyatt received his B.A in 1984, his
M.A. in 1987 and his Ph.D in 1992 – all at the University of Toronto.

Doug spent 5 years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Industrial Relations.  Doug’s past posts, positions and awards include:

  • Research Co-ordinator, Ontario Royal Commission on Workers’ Compensation
  • Scientist and Co-ordinator of Networks of Excellence program, Institute for Work and Health
  • Director of Research, Royal Commission on Workers’ Compensation in British Columbia
  • Senior Scientist, Institute for Work and Health
  • Plumptre Faculty Research Award

Doug Hyatt is currently Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Doug’s current research interests include many aspects of workers’ compensation and vocational rehabilitation, including the impact of Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating in British Columbia. He also continues his interest in the child care industry and the relationship of employment decisions and child care choices of women. For 2003 to 2006, Doug has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant to study the production of quality in child care.

Michael Krashinsky

Professor Michael Krashinsky has been the Chair of the Division of Management since July 1, 2003. He has been a faculty member at UTSC since 1973, and was promoted to Full Professor in 1989. He has extensive administrative experience, having been Associate Dean from 1982 to 1985, and having twice served as the Acting Chair of Management when the previous Chair was on leave (in 1993-94 and 1998-99). Professor Krashinsky has a deep commitment to undergraduate education, and won UTSC’s teaching award in 1995. This coming year he will be teaching one section of the two Introductory Economics courses and two sections of his third-year Law and Economics course.

Michael Krashinsky was born in Montreal and went to Boston in 1964 to do his undergraduate work at M.I.T. He graduated in 1968, and after spending a year teaching Engineering at Loyola (now Concordia) in Montreal, he went to Yale University to pursue doctoral studies in Economics. Professor Krashinsky received his Ph.d. in 1973 and came to UTSC. He has lived in Scarborough since then and has three grown children. He currently lives close to UTSC with his wife and two dogs.

Professor Krashinsky is an active researcher, specializing in applied microeconomics and in public finance. His research examines the ways in which economic theory can be brought to bear to understand government involvement in economic policy. He has authored or co-authored five books and numerous articles. His primary research interest is early childhood education and care, but he has also written recently about other social services, about the economics of nonprofit organizations, and about the impact of economic events on recent Canadian elections. In the summer of 2003, he released a study (with Professor Cleveland, also at UTSC) entitled Fact and Fantasy: Eight Myths About Early Childhood Education and Care (the study can be purchased, but it can also be read online at www.childcarecanada.org) Professor Krashinsky is currently working with Professor Cleveland on a project examining how nonprofit and for-profit child care centres differ and how these differences might be relevant to an expansion of public funding for child care.