Mikal Skuterud

Biography: 
Mikal is an Associate Professor for the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo. He is also affiliated with the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network; and sits on the Advisory Council for the Longitudinal Study of Adults (LISA). As a labour market economist, Mikal is most interested in the influence that literacy skills has on the labour market outcomes of workers, including their employment rates, occupational attainment and earnings. Mikal believes strongly in the importance of literacy skills in conveying knowledge and technical abilities which are essential in today’s world.