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New health human resources research chair at McMaster joins CHEPA's faculty

26 Jul 2010

The newly-appointed Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources at McMaster University has joined the faculty of CHEPA.

Arthur Sweetman, who took up the chair and a position as a professor in the Department of Economics on July 1, previously was director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University.

Sweetman’s research in his new role will focus on a variety of issues in the broad area of health human resources. His research to date has ranged from economic issues regarding labour markets – including immigration, education, poverty and unemployment insurance – to development and health. Much of his work has a policy focus and is sensitive to institutional issues.

His research chair is funded by an endowment from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of the province’s health human resources strategy – Health Force Ontario. CHEPA Associate Director Jeremiah Hurley was instrumental in efforts to establish the new chair at McMaster.

Sweetman earned both his master’s and PhD in economics at McMaster. He joined Queen’s University in 2000, and held the Stauffer-Dunning Chair in Policy Studies, in addition to his role as a professor and director of the School of Policy Studies.

Sweetman brings the number of CHEPA faculty to 19.

To view his profile click here.

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