Rick Audas is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Administration at the University of New Brunswick. His areas of expertise include Labour and Regional Economics, with a particular emphasis on Human Capital accumulation among young people. He has published articles in Regional Studies, The Journal of Economics and Business, Managerial and Decision Economics and Economic Affairs and has co-authored a number of reports for various levels of government in both Canada and the UK. He completed a PhD in Economics from the University of Wales, Bangor (UK).