Prof. Rafael Gomez

Rafael Gomez is the Director of the University of Toronto's Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources and an Associate Professor in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (University of Toronto). He currently holds a cross-appointment at Woodsworth College and the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources.

Rafael has taught at the London School of Economics as a senior lecturer in management. He has been invited to conduct research and lecture in universities and research institutes around the world, including in such cities as Madrid, Moscow, Munich, and Zurich. He has worked with both public- and private-sector organizations on various research projects and has presented his findings at over 50 national and international conferences.

Rafael has published in numerous journals, including the British Journal of Industrial Relations, the Journal of Population Economics, Canadian Public Policy, and the Canadian Journal of Economics. In January 2006, he was awarded the Labor and Employment Relations Association's 2005 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award for exceptional contributions to international and comparative labour and employment research. He is also currently the Director and Co-founder of Think Tank Toronto (TTT), a social enterprise established in 2005, whose mandate is to document, study, and promote cultural innovation in the City of Toronto and other urban locations around the globe.

Rafael holds a B.A. in economics and political science from York University (Glendon College) and an M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Toronto.

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