Directors

Ross Finnie, Director

rfinnie@uottawa.ca

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Ross Finnie is a Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He has held positions at Laval, Carleton and Queen's Universities and attended Queen's University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Visiting Fellow at Statistics Canada, a Research Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute, and a member of the Canadian Labour and Skills Researcher Network. His interests in post-secondary education include access and barriers to PSE; student retention, pathways to completion, and identifying students at risk of dropping out of PSE; student engagement and the quality of student PSE experiences; post-schooling outcomes. Other research interests include poverty and income inequality, income support programs, inter-provincial and international mobility of workers, and other issues related to labour and public economics.

Arthur Sweetman, Associate Director

Arthur Sweetman is a Professor in the Department of Economics at McMaster where he holds the Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources. His interests focus primarily on empirical economic issues related to health labour markets, as well as the general labour market, social policy and health policy. In 2010, he co-edited two books published by McGill-Queen's University Press: Canadian Immigration: Economic Evidence for a Dynamic Policy Environment, co-edited with Ted McDonald, Elizabeth Ruddick, and Christopher Worswick, and Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions, co-edited with Finnie, Ross, Marc Frenette, and Richard E. Mueller.


Richard E. Mueller, Associate Director  

Richard E. Mueller is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Mueller's primary research interests include the determinants of entry into post-secondary education and other related education issues. His work has appeared in a number of economics and Canadian studies journals, and edited volumes. He is co-editor, along with Ross Finnie, Arthur Sweetman and Alex Usher, and contributor to Who Goes? Who Stays? What Matters? Accessing and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education in Canada, and co-editor, along with Ross Finnie, Marc Frenette and Arthur Sweetman, and contributor to Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions, published in 2008 and 2010, respectively, by McGill-Queen's University Press.