Arthur Sweetman
Professor, Economics

Dr. Arthur Sweetman, a leading researcher in health and labour economics,

- holds the Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources at McMaster University,
- is a supporter of the McMaster’s Master in Public Policy (MPP) program (https://publicpolicy.digitalsociety.mcmaster.ca/) and is
- Acting Director of the Health Policy PhD program (https://hpphd.healthsci.mcmaster.ca/).

He studies the health workforce as well as diverse economic issues in health, labour and social policy (e.g., immigration, education and training, and health insurance) and econometric methods. Much of his research involves quantitative analysis and he focuses primarily on Canada and Ontario.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Sweetman has demonstrated leadership in research, teaching, and bridging academia and policymaking.
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    • Government-Sponsored Training and Employment Programs: Actively Serving those Near a Basic Income Threshold in British Columbia.  71-94. 2023
    • The Migration of Health Professionals to Canada: Reducing Brain Waste and Improving Labour Market Integration.  71-94. 2022
    • Brain gain and waste in Canada: Physicians and nurses by place of birth and training.  123-139. 2019
    • The Intergenerational transmission of educational and economic outcomes among immigrants to the United States and Canada.  169-200. 2018
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    • Immigration What About the Children and Grandchildren?Handbook of the Economics of International Migration. 1141-1193. 2015
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    • The Trajectory of Agency-Employed Nurses in Ontario, Canada: A Longitudinal Analysis (2011–2021)Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice.  25:70-82. 2024
    • Long-term trends in the work hours of physicians in CanadaCANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL.  196:E369-E376. 2024
    • Matching the right study design to decision-maker questions: Results from a Delphi studyPLOS Global Public Health.  4:e0002752-e0002752. 2024
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    • Physician workforce planning in Canada: the importance of accounting for population aging and changing physician hours of workCANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL.  195:E335-E340. 2023
    • Low-stakes standardized tests in British Columbia, Canada: system accountability and/or individual feedback?Education Economics.  31:145-165. 2023
    • Nursing Job Stability in Ontario: Comparing Long-Term-Care Homes with Other Health Care SectorsCanadian Public Policy/ Analyse de Politiques.  49:94-118. 2023
    • Characterizing No-shows in the Omani Primary Healthcare SettingOman Medical Journal.  38:e457-e457. 2023
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    • The gender earnings gap in medicine: Evidence from CanadaHealth Policy.  126:1002-1009. 2022
    • Inequity in insurance coverage for prescription drugs in New Brunswick, CanadaCanadian Journal of Public Health.  113:504-518. 2022
    • Associations of health services utilization by prescription drug coverage and immigration category in Ontario, CanadaHealth Policy.  125:1311-1321. 2021
    • Unrecognized assets created by public-sector investments in health and social servicesJournal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management.  33:409-426. 2021
    • An introduction to the economics of immigration in OECD countriesCanadian Journal of Economics, The.  53:1365-1403. 2020
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    • Exploring the Results of the Ontario Home Care Minimum Wage ChangeHealthcare Policy.  16:95-110. 2020
    • Delisting eye examinations from public health insurance: Empirical evidence from Canada regarding impacts on patients and providersHealth Policy.  124:540-548. 2020
    • Socioeconomic differences in prescription drug supplemental coverage in Canada: A repeated cross-sectional studyHealth Policy.  124:252-260. 2020
    • Payment models in primary health care: A driver of the quantity and quality of medical laboratory utilizationHealth Economics.  28:1166-1178. 2019
    • Basic Information and Communication Technology Skills among Canadian Immigrants and Non-ImmigrantsCanadian Public Policy/ Analyse de Politiques.  44:1-45. 2018
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    • Is There Evidence of an Information and Communication Technology Labour Shortage in the Canadian Labour Force Survey?Canadian Public Policy/ Analyse de Politiques.  44:S1-S12. 2018
    • Blended capitation and incentives: Fee codes inside and outside the capitated basketJournal of Health Economics.  60:16-29. 2018
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