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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:


Wang, Chao, Qing Li, Arthur Sweetman, and Jeremiah Hurley. 2015. “Mandatory Universal Drug Plan, Access to Health Care and Health: Evidence from Canada” Journal of Health Economics 44: 80-96.


Sweetman, Arthur and Jan C. van Ours. 2015. “Immigration: What about the Children and Grandchildren?” chapter 21 in Chiswick, B.R. and P.W. Miller (eds). Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Vol. 1b, Amsterdam: Elsevier/North-Holland, 1141-93.

 

Owusu, Yaw and Arthur Sweetman. 2015. “Regulated Health Professions: Outcomes by place of birth and training” Canadian Public Policy 41 (S1): 98-115.

 

Sweetman, Arthur, James Ted McDonald and Lesleyanne Hawthorne. 2015. “Regulated Occupations and Foreign Qualification Recognition: An Overview” Canadian Public Policy 41 (S1): 1–13.

 

Warman, Casey, Arthur Sweetman and Gustave Goldmann. 2015. “The Portability of New Immigrants’ Human Capital: Language, Education, and Occupational Skills” Canadian Public Policy 41 (S1): 64-79.

 

Sweetman, Arthur and Casey Warman. 2014. “Former Temporary Foreign Workers and International Students as Sources of Permanent Immigration” Canadian Public Policy 40 (4): 392-407.

 

Leonard, Philip S.J., and Arthur Sweetman. 2014. “Paying the Health Workforce” in Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care: Canada's Provinces in International Perspective, Gregory P. Marchildon and Livio Di Matteo (eds). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 139-68.

 

Leonard, Philip S.J., Arthur Sweetman, Xue (Helen) Zhang. 2014. “Optometry Services in Ontario: Supply- and Demand-Side Factors from 2011 to 2036” Healthcare Policy 10 (1): 60-72.

 

Sweetman, Arthur. 2014. “The international portability of migrant human capital: Canadian experiences” in Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs, OECD/European Union, OECD Publishing,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264216501-en, 229-48.

 

Owusu, Yaw and Arthur Sweetman. 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.

 

Warburton, William P., Rebecca N. Warburton, Arthur Sweetman and Clyde Hertzman. 2014. “The Impact of Placing Adolescent Males into Foster Care on Education, Income Assistance, and Convictions” Canadian Journal of Economics 47(1): 35-69.

 

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

 

Grignon, Michel, Yaw Owusu, and Arthur Sweetman. 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.  

 

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

 

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

 

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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