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Arthur Sweetman

Arthur Sweetman

Professor

Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources

Department of Economics
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Rm 407
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M4



Office Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23218

Education:

  1. Ph.D. McMaster University 1996

Biography:

Teaching (2014-15)

ECON 2A03 - Economics of Labour Market Issues 

        Text: Labour Market Economics (7th ed) by Benjamin, Gunderson, Lemieux and Riddell (McGraw-Hill Ryerson). Those wishing to prepare over the summer should start by reading chapters 11, 1, 2 (1st half), and 3 (yes, chapter 11 first).

 

ECON 4G03 - Econometrics II

        Text: Introduction to Econometrics (3rd ed) by Stock and Watson (Pearson Addison Wesley). We will briefly review background material from earlier courses (selections from chapters 1 thru 9), and then focus on the second half of the book (chapters 10 thru 18, but omitting much of chapter 15 and all of chapter 16). Those wanting to prepare in advance should read over the "Key Concepts" boxes scattered throughout the text; those in the early chapters are particularly useful background. 

 

ECON 791- Advanced Topics in Health Economics 

        One useful advanced reading is the chapter by Sean Nicholson and Carol Propper (2012) entitled "Medical Workforce", which is in The Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2, chap 14 (Elsevier: Amsterdam).

 

Selected Previous Teaching:

ECON 2A03 - Economics of Labour Market Issues (2012 course outline in pdf)

ECON 3F03 (C01) - Methods of Inquiry in Economics (2011 course outline in pdf)

ECON 4G03 - Econometrics II (2013 course outline in pdf)

 

ECON 791- Advanced Topics in Health Economics

 

Office Hours (Spring/Summer 2013):

By appointment

 

Curriculum Vitae: (pdf)

 

Research Interests: health economics, labour economics, microeconometrics

 

Recent Edited Books:

 

2012    Dynamic Negotiations: Teacher Labour Relations in Canadian Elementary and Secondary Education, eds. Sara Slinn and Arthur Sweetman (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press), 326 pages.

 

2010    Canadian Immigration: Economic Evidence for a Dynamic Policy Environment, eds. Ted McDonald, Elizabeth Ruddick, Arthur Sweetman, and Christopher Worswick (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 344 pages. 

 

2010    Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions, eds. Ross Finnie, Marc Frenette, Richard E. Mueller, and Arthur Sweetman (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 295 pages.

 

2009    Economic Transitions with Chinese Characteristics: Thirty Years of Reform and Opening Up, eds. Arthur Sweetman and Jun Zhang (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 232 pages.

 

2009    Economic Transitions with Chinese Characteristics: Social Change During Thirty Years of Reform, eds. Arthur Sweetman and Jun Zhang (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 216 pages.

 

2008  Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada, eds. Ross Finnie, Richard E. Mueller, Arthur Sweetman, and Alex Usher  (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 372 pages.

 

2007   Fulfilling Potential, Creating Success: Perspectives on Human Capital Development, eds. Garnett Picot, Ron Saunders, and Arthur Sweetman (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 269 pages.

 

2006   SARS in Context: Memory, History, Policy, eds. Jacalyn Duffin and Arthur Sweetman (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press; Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, Health and Society Series), 206 pages.

 

2006    Health Services Restructuring in Canada: New Evidence and New Directions, eds. Charles Beach, Richard Chaykowski, Sam Shortt, France St‑Hilaire, and Arthur Sweetman, (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, John Deutsch Institute for Economic Policy Series), 378 pages.

 

 Recent Publications in Refereed Journals and Books:

 

2014. “Immigration and the health-care workforce in Canada since the global economic crisis” in Migration of Health Workers: Who Code of Practice and the Global Economic Crisis, Amani Siyam and Mario Roberto Dal Poz (eds.) Geneva: World Health Organization, 133-57.


2014. “The Impact of Placing Adolescent Males into Foster Care on Education, Income Assistance, and Convictions” Canadian Journal of Economics 47(1): 35-69. 

 

2014. “The quality of immigrant source country educational outcomes: Do they matter in the receiving country?” Labour Economics 26: 81-93.


2013. “The International Migration of Health Professionals” in International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar; 75-97.


2013. “Gender, family status and physician labour supply.” Social Science and Medicine 94: 17-25.


2013. “Canada's Immigration Selection System and Labour Market Outcomes.” Canadian Public Policy 39(s1): 141-160.


2012. “Challenges and Strategies for Determining Workforce Requirements in Plastic Surgery.” Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 20(4): 245-48.


2012. “Plastic Surgery Wait Times in Ontario: A Potential Surrogate for Workforce Demand.” Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 20(4): 229-32.


2011  "Skillnaden i sysselsattningsgapet mellan Kanada och Sverige" (with Garnett Picot), i Hojem Petter & Martin Adahal (red.), Kanadamodellen, Dar invandring leder till jobb, Stockholm: FORES, 2, 67-111.

(Published in Swedish. English version available at http://ftp.iza.org/pp25.pdf; more generally see www.iza.org.)

 

2011  "Canadian Immigration's Focus on the Highly Skilled, and its Interaction with the Postsecondary Education System" in Migration and Integration - Reflections on Our Common Future. Klaus J. Bade, Bernhard Lorentz and Ludger Pries (eds.). Leipzip, Germany: CEP Europaische Verlagsanstalt; 223-43.

 

2010 “Putting the evidence in evidence-based policy” (with Jeffrey Smith) in Strengthening Evidence-based Policy in the Australian Federation, Volume 1: Proceedings, (Australian) Productivity Commission, Canberra, 59-101. 

 

2010 “Immigrant Children in Elementary School: An International Perspective” in Canadian Immigration: Economic Evidence for a Dynamic Policy Environment, eds. Ted McDonald, Elizabeth Ruddick, Arthur Sweetman, and Christopher Worswick (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 257-81.  (Manuscript handled by one of the other editors.)

 

2010  “How Far Does the Points System Stretch? The Spouses of Skilled Worker Principal Applicants” (with Casey Warman) in Canadian Immigration: Economic Evidence for a Dynamic Policy Environment, eds. Ted McDonald, Elizabeth Ruddick, Arthur Sweetman, and Christopher Worswick (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 183-207.  (Manuscript handled by one of the other editors.)

 

2010  “Dropping Out and Bouncing Back: New Evidence on High School Dynamics in Canada” (with Christine Laporte and Ross Finnie) in Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions, eds. Ross Finnie, Marc Frenette, Richard E. Mueller, and Arthur Sweetman (Montreal and Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series), 91-118. (Manuscript handled by non-author editors.)

 

Other Recent Publications:


2014. "Ontario's Experiment with Primary Care Reform" University of Calgary, School of Public Policy Research papers, 7 (11), 1-35.


2014. "Beyond Financial Considerations: Culture and Access to Canadian Post-Secondary Education" Public Sector Digest, May-June, 1-14.


2012. "Book review: Duckett's Rx for Canadian healthcare" in Canadian Healthcare Manager


2012. "The University Payoff" Globe and Mail, interactive feature, Oct. 5, 2012            http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/transforming-the-ivory-tower-the-case-for-a-new-postsecondary-education-system/article4588986/#section6

 

2012. "Immediate labour-force needs are just part of the immigration equation" Globe and Mail, op-ed, Apr. 19, 2012.


2012. "Making It in Canada: Immigration Outcomes and Policies" (with Garnett Picot) IRPP Study No. 29, pp. 1-42. (http://irpp.org/wp-content/uploads/assets/research/diversity-immigration-and-integration/making-it-in-canada/IRPP-Study-no29.pdf, or more generally www.irpp.org)


2011. "Age, language are key to better outcomes for immigrants" Globe and Mail, op-ed, Thursday, Aug. 04, 2011.


2011. "Take the politics out of Employment Insurance" National Post, op-ed, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.


2010. "A New Source of Immigration: The Canadian Experience Class" (with Casey Warman) Policy Options politiques, 31 (7): 58-61.


2010. "Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Programs" (with Casey Warman), Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens, Spring: 19-24.