Skip to main content
McMaster University Menu Search
Back

Spencer Byron, Professor Emeritus

Biography

Research Interests: Population Economics, Health Economics, Econometrics

Education

Ph.D. Rice University 1967

Research

Recent Research Papers

F.T. Denton, C.H. Feaver and B.G. Spencer, “Cohort Working Life Tables for Older Canadians”, Canadian Studies in Population, forthcoming.

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, “Population Aging, Older Workers, and Canada’s Labour Force”, Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 481-492, 2009.

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, “Chronic Health Conditions: Changing Prevalence in an Aging Population and Some Implications for the Delivery of Health Care Services”, Canadian Journal on Aging, forthcoming.

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, “What is Retirement? A Review and Assessment of Alternative Concepts and Measures,” Canadian Journal on Aging, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 63-76, 2009.

F.T. Denton, C.H. Feaver and B.G. Spencer,An Economic Future with Smaller Numbers: The Population and Labour Force Outlook for the Atlantic Region. Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. November 2009. Pp 1-58.

F.T. Denton, A. Gafni and B.G. Spencer, “Users and Suppliers of Physicians Services: A Tale of Two Populations,” International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 189-218, 2009.

“Private Pensions and Income Security in Old Age: An Uncertain Future – Introduction,” in Canadian Public Policy, November 2008, pp. Siii - Svi. With Thomas Crossley.

“Private Pensions and Income Security in Old Age: An Uncertain Future,” Canadian Public Policy, November 2008. Co-editor with Thomas Crossley.

F.T. Denton, D.C. Mountain and B.G. Spencer, “Age, Retirement, and Expenditure Patterns: An Economic Study of Older Canadian Households,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 421-434, December 2006.

N.J. Buckley, F.T. Denton, A.L. Robb and B.G. Spencer, “Socioeconomic Influences on the Health of Older Canadians: Estimates Based on Two Longitudinal Surveys,” Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 59-83, 2006.

F.T. Denton, C.H. Feaver and B.G. Spencer, “Time Series Analysis and Stochastic Forecasting:  An Econometric Study of Mortality and Life Expectancy,” Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 203-227, 2005.

N.J. Buckley, F.T. Denton, A.L. Robb and B.G. Spencer, “Healthy Aging at Older Ages: Are Income and Education Important?”Canadian Journal on Aging, Vol. 23, Supplement 1, pp. S155-S169, 2004.

N.J. Buckley, F.T. Denton, A.L. Robb and B.G. Spencer, “The Transition from Good to Poor Health:  An Econometric Study of the Older Population,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 23, pp. 1013-1034, 2004.

F.T. Denton, A. Gafni and B.G. Spencer, “The Authors Respond,” Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 169, No. 8, pp. 752-753, 2003.

F.T. Denton, A. Gafni and B.G. Spencer, "Requirements for Physicians in 2030:  Why Population Aging Matters Less than You May Think," Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 168, No. 12, pp. 1545-1547, 2003.

F.T. Denton, D.C. Mountain and B.G. Spencer, "Energy Demand with Declining Rate Schedules:  An Econometric Model for the U.S. Commercial Sector," Land Economics, Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 86-105, 2003.

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, "Some Demographic Consequences of Revising the Definition of ‘Old Age’ to Reflect Future Changes in Life Table Probabilities," Canadian Journal on Aging, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 349-356, 2002.

B.G. Spencer, “The Double Cohort and the Shortage of Faculty: How Big Are the Problems?” Toronto: C.D. Howe, 2002.

F.T. Denton, C.H. Feaver and B.G. Spencer, "Alternative Pasts, Possible Futures:  A "What If" Study of the Effects of Fertility on the Canadian Population and Labour Force," Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 443-459, 2002.

F.T. Denton, A. Gafni and B.G. Spencer, "Exploring the Effects of Population Change on the Costs of Physician Services," Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 21, 2002.

F.T. Denton, A. Gafni and B.G. Spencer, "Population Change and the Requirements for Physicians: The Case of Ontario," Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 469-485, 2001.

 

Working Papers

F.T. Denton, R. Finnie and B.G. Spencer, “Income Replacement in Retirement: Longitudinal Evidence from Income Tax Records”. QSEP Research Report  Number 436 (2009).

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, “Chronic Health Conditions”: Changing Prevalence in an Aging Population and Some Implications for the Delivery of Health Care Services”. QSEP Research Report Number 435 (2009).

F.T. Denton, R. Finnie and B.G. Spencer, “Patterns of Retirement as Reflected in Income Tax Records for Older Workers”. QSEP Research Report Number 434 (2009).

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, “Population Aging, Older Workers, and Canada’s Labour Force”. QSEP Research Report Number 433 (2009).

F.T. Denton, C.H. Feaver and B.G. Spencer, “Cohort Working Life Tables for Older Canadians”. QSEP Research Report Number 432 (2009).

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, “What is Retirement? A Review and Assessment of Alternative Concepts and Measures”. QSEP Research Report Number 427 (2008).

F.T. Denton, C.H. Feaver and B.G. Spencer, “An Application of Price and Quantity Indexes in the Analysis of Changes in Expenditures on Physician Services”. QSEP Research Report Number 426 (2008).