Dr. Richard Mueller


Dr. Richard E. Mueller is a Professor of Economics, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at University of Lethbridge. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy.  He is Academic Director of the Lethbridge Branch of the Prairie Regional Research Data Centre, and Associate Director of the Educational Policy Research Initiative at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Mueller holds a B.A. (Honours), an M.A. from the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He taught at the University of Maine before joining the University of Lethbridge in 2000, and was seconded to Statistics Canada from 2009 through 2011 as part of the Interchange Canada program. He has also taken part in the Hokkai-Gakuen Faculty Exchange (Fall 2004) and taken a sabbatical year in Germany and France (2006-07).

Professor Mueller's primary research interests include the determinants of entry into post-secondary education and other related education issues. His current research focus is on the determinants of access to post-secondary education in Canada and he also dabbles in other labour market issues. His work has appeared in a number of economics and Canadian studies journals, and edited volumes.

Dr. Mueller is an avid traveler who has traversed the globe, both with his family and to pursue his academic interests.


Twitter: @Prof_Mueller

Research Interests: Introductory Economics; Labour Economics; Econometrics; Canadian Economic History; Managerial Economics; Canadian Economic Policy; Economics of Education; Immigration; International Students and Immigration Issues.

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