Michael Huberman is Professor of Economic History at the University of Montreal and a member of several research centers. He is currently co-chair of the J.W. McConnell Foundation's Chair on American Studies.
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After an international academic career, from McGill University to Oxford University, he completed his Ph.D. on the English labour market during the Industrial Revolution at the University of Toronto.
Since then, he has been interested in the effects of globalization on working conditions and the welfare of workers. He is the author of "Odd Couple" (Yale University Press, 2012) which examines the link between the welfare state and globalization in a historical and comparative perspective.