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Sweetman Arthur, Professor | Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources | Department of Economics

Biography

Research Interests: health economics, labour economics, microeconometrics

 
 

Education

Ph.D. McMaster University 1996

Teaching

ECON 761 - (Graduate) Econometrics I

 

Selected Previous Teaching:

ECON 791- Advanced Topics in Health Economics

 

ECON 4G03 - Econometrics II

ECON 2A03 - Economics of Labour Market Issues

 

Research

Selected 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: 

Chami, Nadine, Janet Simons, Arthur Sweetman, and Andrew C. Don Wauchope. 2017. “Rates of inappropriate laboratory test utilization in Ontario” Clinical Biochemistry (doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.05.004). 

McLeod, Logan, Gioia Buckley and Arthur Sweetman. 2016. "A Descriptive Study of Ontario Primary Care Models" CMAJ Open, 4(4), E679–688.

Webb, Matthew D., Casey Warman and Arthur Sweetman. 2016. “Targeting Tax Relief at Youth Employment” Canadian Public Policy 42 (4): 415–430.

Smith, Jeffrey and Arthur Sweetman, 2016. “Viewpoint: Estimating the Causal Effect of Policies and Programs” Canadian Journal of Economics 49 (3): 871–905.

Finnie, Ross, Richard E. Mueller and Arthur Sweetman. 2016. “The Cultural Determinants of Access to Post-Secondary (Higher) Education in Canada: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications” in Ben W.A Jongbloed, Hans Vossensteyn (eds). Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation, New York: Routledge, 150–178.

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:

Finnie, Ross, Richard E. Mueller and Arthur Sweetman. 2017. “Education is key to integration” Times Higher Education (April 13, 2017; web and print).

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/education-key-integration

El-Assal, Kareem and Arthur Sweetman. 2016. “A Primer on Canada’s Foreign Workers” Ottawa: Conference Board of Canada. Pgs. 1-63. (http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=8168)

OECD. 2016. Better Ways to Pay for Health Care, OECD Health Policy Studies, OECD Publishing, Paris. (Authored by: Divya Srivastava, Michael Mueller and Emily Hewett. Arthur Sweetman and Gioia Buckley drafted sections and provided information on the Canadian system.) http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/better-ways-to-pay-for-health-care_9789264258211-en 2014. "Ontario's Experiment with Primary Care Reform" University of Calgary, School of Public Policy Research papers, 7 (11), 1-35.