External Research Fellow
Arthur Sweetman is the Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, and is cross-appointed in the Department of Economics, and in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.
Dr. Sweetman holds a Doctorate in Economics from McMaster University. He first taught at the University of Victoria and then moved to Queen's University in 2000. Before studying economics full time, he worked in industry as an engineer and he has a B.Eng. with a minor in computer science from McGill University, where he received the British Association Medal for Great Distinction upon graduation.
His research interests focus primarily on economic issues related to social policy. Recent research topics include education, immigration, health policy, poverty, unemployment insurance (employment insurance), program evaluation and microfinance.
He is also Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany as well as a senior researcher with the Centre for Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis (RIIM), which is a Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, lead Centre of Excellence for the study of immigration. He has edited research collections on topics in education and immigration.
Arthur Sweetman joined CReAM as an external fellow in October 2007.