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Arthur Sweetman

Arthur Sweetman

Arthur Sweetman

Professor

Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources

Department Faculty

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


  • arthur.sweetman@mcmaster.ca
  • 905-525-9140 ext. 23218
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Areas of Interest

Biography

Research Interests: health economics, labour economics, microeconometrics

Education

  • Ph.D. McMaster University 1996

Teaching

ECON 2A03- Economics of Labour Market Issues- Fall 2015

 

ECON 4G03- Econometrics II- Winter 2016

     

ECON 791- Advanced Topics in Health Economics- Winter 2016

  

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

Research

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.


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