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2013 Prize

Michael Kottelenberg and Steven Lehrer were selected as the winners of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques in 2013 for their paper in the June issue (39:2): New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Child-Care in Canada. Advocates of universal child-care often point to policies implemented in Quebec as providing a model for early education and care policies in other provinces. While these policies have been popular among citizens, initial evaluations of access to these programs showed undesirable child developmental, health, and family outcomes. In this paper the authors find that substantial heterogeneity in program impacts of the Quebec policies and that most of the negative impacts reported in earlier research are driven by children from families who only attended child-care in response to the implementation of this policy.

2012 Prize

Nicholas Schmitt and Dominique Gross were selected as the winners of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques in 2012 for their paper in the June issue (38:2): Temporary Foreign Workers and Regional Labour Market Disparities. Somewhat prescient in their analysis given the recent shifts in immigration policy away from temporary foreign workers, the authors investigated the negative impact of the rise of reliance on temporary foreign workers on labour market adjustment across provinces. The runners-up for the 2012 Vanderkamp Prize were Martin Dooley, Abigail Payne and Leslie Robb for their paper in the September issue (38:3) " Persistence and Academic Success in University" . The authors examine linked education administrative data sets to identify the factors that lead to post-secondary academic success and find that high school grades dominate all of the other variables considered.

2011

Frank T. Denton and Byron G. Spencer were selected as the winners of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques in 2011 for their paper in the June issue (37:2) : "Age of Pension Eligibility, Gains in Life Expectancy, and Social Policy"The runner up for the 2011 Vanderkamp Prize was James B. Davies and Stanley L. Winer for their paper published in the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques in 2011 (37:3): "Closing the 49th Parallel: An Unexplored Episode in Canadian Economic and Political History". 

2010

Louis Christofides and Robert Swidinsky were selected as the winners of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques in 2010 for their paper in the June issue (36:2): The Economic Returns to the Knowledge and Use of a Second Official Language: English in Quebec and French in the Rest-of-Canada. The runner up for the 2010 Vanderkamp Prize was Brahim Boudarbat, Thomas Lemieux and Craig Riddell for their paper The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005. The winner and runner up were selected by a multi-disciplinary committee who reviewed all papers published in the 2010 volume of CPP/AP. The Vanderkamp prize is awarded annually and is worth $2,000.

2009

Anthony E. Boardman, Claude Laurin, Mark Moore, and Aidan Vining: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Privatization of Canadian National Railway, XXXV, no. 1 (March) 2009, pp. 59-83.

2008

B. Curtis Eaton and Mukesh Eswaran, Differential Grading Standards and Student Incentives, XXXIV, no. 2 (June) 2008, pp. 215-36.

Honourable Mention: J.C. Herbert Emery and Ronald D. Kneebone, Socialists, Populists, Resources, and the Divergent Development of Alberta and Saskatchewan, XXXIV, no. 4 (December) 2008, pp. 419-40.

2007

Dan Usher, The Reform of Equalization Payments, XXXIII, no. 3 (September) 2007, pp. 337-66.

Honourable Mention: J. Stephen Ferris and Stanley L. Winer, Just How Much Bigger Is Government in Canada? A Comparative Analysis of the Size and Structure of the Public Sectors in Canada and the United States, 1929-2004, XXXIII, no. 2 (June) 2007, pp. 173-206.

2006

Stuart Landon, Melville L. McMillan, Vijay Muralidharan and Mark Parsons, Does Health-Care Spending Crowd Out Other Provincial Expenditures?, XXXII, no. 2 (June) 2006, pp. 121-42.

Honourable Mention: Bryan Campbell and Steve Murphy, The Recent Performance of the Canadian Forecasting Industry, XXXII, no. 1 (March) 2006, pp. 23-40.

2005

Paul V. Grootendorst and Michael R. Veall, National Catastrophic Drug Insurance Revisited: Who Would Benefit from Senator Kirby's Recommendations, XXXI, no. 4 (December) 2005, pp. 341-58.

Honourable mention: René Morrissette and Yuri Ostrovsky, The Instability of Family Earnings and Family Income in Canada, 1986­1991 and 1996­2001, XXXI, no. 3 (September) 2005, pp. 273-302.

2004

Ian Keay and Cherie Metcalf, Aboriginal Rights, Customary Law and Renewable Resource Exploitation, XXX, no. 1 (March) 2004, pp. 1-27

2003

Glenn W. Harrison, James P. Feehan, Alison C. Edwards, and Jorge Segovia, Cigarette Smoking and the Cost of Hospital and Physician Care, 29(1), March 2003, pp. 1-19

Honourable Mention: L.S. Wilson, Equalization, Efficiency and Migration: Watson Revisited, 29(4), December 2003. pp. 385-395

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