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Professor Arthur Sweetman re-appointed as a C.D. Howe Institute Research Fellow

Arthur Sweetman, Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources, the Department of Political Science, McMaster University re-appointed as a C.D. Howe Institute Research Fellow

Apr 07, 2017

Read the original announcement on the C.D. Howe Institute website. 

April 4, 2017 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Arthur Sweetman, Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources, McMaster University, as a Research Fellow. 

“Arthur’s ability to frame research strategies, and his deep knowledge of key areas such as healthcare delivery and labour markets make him a highly valuable collaborator,” commented Robson. “The C.D. Howe Institute’s work in health and human capital is much stronger thanks to his input.”

Dr. Sweetman focuses on issues in health human resources in Ontario, including the shortage in doctors, health budgets, and the number of medical radiation technologists and pharmacists needed in the province.

Throughout his extensive academic career, Dr. Sweetman has demonstrated leadership in research, teaching, and bridging academia and policy-making. His extensive research in immigration and education policy complements his work in health human resources, for which work-place training and immigration are integral parts of workforce strategy.

Prior to his post as Research Chair, Dr. Sweetman was the Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. He has a PhD in Economics from McMaster University.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904; email:

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.