Laura Adkins-Hackett contributes to the analysis and development of labour market information in Canada. Laura is passionate about understanding why the economy works the way it does and how to best use labour and other resources to improve the lives of Canadians.
Laura holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Alberta.
Prior to joining LMIC, Laura worked as an economist for the Government of Alberta, providing analysis on a variety of topics including transportation, economic development and government programs for innovation. Laura has also worked in strategic foresight, which taught her to apply an “outside the box” approach to her research.
Making sense of the future of work in Canada
When I joined LMIC in April, one of my first priorities was to help provide insights on the jobs of today and tomorrow. To that end, my team and I began…
LMI Insights Report no. 1, Taking Stock of Past Labour Market Information Assessments
Considerable progress has been made in improving LMI, but several important gaps persist. LMIC’s priority is to improve LMI for all Canadians.
Nothing is more difficult to predict than the future
Yogi Berra was probably as good a philosopher as he was a baseball catcher, which, if you know anything about baseball, says a lot about how revered he was in…
Openness and transparency: Cornerstones of good governance
Two tenets of good governance are leadership and effectiveness. I wrote about these themes in my last two articles, talking about the need for collaboration in evidence-based policy making and a better understanding…
We need to better understand how the world of work is changing
Not a day goes by when there isn’t an article, a tweet, a post or a new study on how fast the world of work is changing. Advances in new…
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