Vanderkamp Prize

John Vanderkamp

First Editor
Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de politiques

Winner 2020

The winner of the Vanderkamp Prize of $2000 for best article in 2020 is Jennifer Robson and Saul Schwartz for their paper "Who Doesn’t File a Tax Return? A Portrait of Non-Filers" vol 46(3) pp. 323-339, September 2020

Runner-up:
Thomas Lemieux, Kevin Milligan, Tammy Schirle and Mikal Skuterud : "Initial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Canadian Labour Market", vol. 46(1), pages 55-65, July 2020.

Previous Winners

2019:
Tracy Snoddon and Trevor Tombe: "Analysis of Carbon Tax Treatment in Canada's Equalization Program", vol. 45(3), pages 377-392, September 2019.

Runner-up:
Stéphanie Lluis and Brian McCall : "Employment and Job Search Implications of the Extended Weeks and Working While on Claim Pilot Initiatives", vol. 45(2), pages 129-172, June 2019.


2018:
Vincent Chandler: "Do Evaluators Prefer Candidates of Their Own Gender?", vol. 44(4), pages 289-302, December 2018.

Runner-up:
Zong Jia Chen, Mikal Skuterud: "Relative Labour Market Performance of Former International Students: Evidence from the National Graduates Survey", vol. 44(3), pages 207-225, September 2018.


2017:
Philip S.J. Leonard: "Do School Junk Food Bans Improve Student Health? Evidence from Canada", vol. 43(2), pages 105-119, June 2017.

Runner-up:
Derek Messacar: "Big tax data and economic analysis: Effects of personal income tax reassessments and delayed tax filing", vol. 43(3), pages 261-83, September 2017.


2016:
Ram C. Acharya: "Canada's Exporters and Importers: Concentration, Foreign Ownership and Productivity", vol. 42(2), pages 194-211, June 2016.

Runner-up:
Luc Bissonnette, David Boisclair, François Laliberté-Auger, Steeve Marchand, Pierre-Carl Michaud and Carole Vincent: "Projecting the Impact of Population Aging on the Quebec Labour Market", vol. 42(4), pages 431-441, December 2016.


2015:
Ryan Cardwell, Chad Lawley and Di Xiang: "Milked and Feathered: The Regressive Welfare Effects of Canada's Supply Management Regime", vol. 41(1), pages 1-14, March 2015.

Runner-up (tie):
Melanie O’Gorman and Manish Pandey: "Explaining Low High School Attainment in Northern Aboriginal Communities: An Analysis of the Aboriginal Peoples' Surveys", vol. 41(4), pages 297-308, December 2015.

Runner-up (tie):
Joel Wood: "Is It Time to Raise the Gas Tax? Optimal Gasoline Taxes for Ontario and Toronto", vol. 41(3), pp. 179-190, September 2015.


2014:
Ana M. Ferrer and Alicia Menendez: "The Puzzling Effects of Delaying Schooling on Canadian Wages", vol. 40(3), pages 1-14, September 2014.


2013:
Michael J. Kottelenberg and Steven F. Lehrer: "New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Child-Care in Canada", vol. 39(2), pages 263-286, June 2013.


2012:
Dominique M. Gross and Nicolas Schmitt: "Temporary Foreign Workers and Regional Labour Market Disparities", vol. 38(2), pages 233-263, June 2012.


2011:
Frank T. Denton and Byron G. Spencer: Age of Pension Eligibility", vol. 37(2), pages 183-199, June 2011.

Runner-up:
James B. Davies and Stanley L. Winer: "Closing the 49th Parallel: An Unexplored Episode in Canadian Economic and Political History", vol. 37(3), pages 307-341, September 2011.


2010:
Louis N. Christofides and Robert Swidinsky: The Economic Returns to the Knowledge and Use of a Second Official Language: English in Quebec and French in the Rest-of-Canada", vol. 36(2), pages 137-158, June 2010.

Runner-up:
Brahim Boudarbat, Thomas Lemieux and Craig Riddell: "The Evolution of the Returns to Human Capital in Canada, 1980-2005", vol. 36(1), pages 63-89, March 2010.


2009:
Anthony E. Boardman, Claude Laurin, Mark A. Moore, and Aidan R. Vining: "A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Privatization of Canadian National Railway", vol. 35(1), pages 59-83, March 2009.


2008:
B. Curtis Eaton and Mukesh Eswaran: "Differential Grading Standards and Student Incentives", vol. 34(2), pages 215-236, June 2008.

Runner-up:
J.C. Herbert Emery and Ronald D. Kneebone: "Socialists, Populists, Resources, and the Divergent Development of Alberta and Saskatchewan", vol. 34(4), pages 419-440, November 2008.


2007:
Dan Usher:"The Reform of Equalization Payments", vol. 33(3), pages 337-366, September 2007.

Runner-up:
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", vol. 33(2), pages 173-206, June 2007.


2006:
Stuart Landon, Melville L. McMillan, Vijay Muralidharan and Mark Parsons: "Does Health-Care Spending Crowd Out Other Provincial Expenditures?", vol. 32(2), pages 121-142, June 2006.

Runner-up:
Bryan Campbell and Steve Murphy: "The Recent Performance of the Canadian Forecasting Industry", vol. 32(1), pages 23-40, March 2006.


2005:
Paul V. Grootendorst and Michael R. Veall: "National Catastrophic Drug Insurance Revisited: Who Would Benefit from Senator Kirby's Recommendations", vol. 31(4), pages 341-358, December 2005.

Runner-up:
René Morrissette and Yuri Ostrovsky : "The Instability of Family Earnings and Family Income in Canada, 1986-1991 and 1996-2001", vol. 31(3), pages 273-302, September 2005.


2004:
Ian Keay and Cherie Metcalf: "Aboriginal Rights, Customary Law and Renewable Resource Exploitation", vol. 30(1), pages 1-27, March 2004.


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

Runner-up:
Leonard S. Wilson: "Equalization, Efficiency and Migration: Watson Revisited", vol. 29(4), pages 385-395, December 2003.


2002:
Susan Johnson: "Canadian Union Density 1980-1998 and Prospects for the Future: An Empirical Investigation", vol. 28(3), pages 333-351, September 2002.


2001:
Shelley Phipps, Martha MacDonald and Fiona MacPhail: "Gender equity within families versus better targeting: an assessment of the Family Income Supplement to Employment Insurance Benefits", vol. 27(4), pages 423-446, December 2001.


2000:
Vicky Barham, Rose Anne Devlin et Chantale LaCasse: "Are the New Child-Support Guidelines 'Adequate' or 'Reasonable'?", vol. 26(1), pages 1-15, March 2000

Runner-up:
Michele Campolieti and John N. Lavis: "Disability Expenditures in Canada, 1970-1996: Trends, Reform Efforts and a Path for the Future", vol. 26(2), pages 241-264, June 2000.


1999:
Derek Hum and Wayne Simpson: "Wage Opportunities for Visible Minorities in Canada", vol. 25(3), pages 379-394, September 1999.

Runner-up:
Kelly Bedard, John Dorland, Allan W. Gregory and Mark Rosenberg: "Standardized Mortality Ratios and Canadian Health-Care Funding", vol. 25(1), pages 47-64, March 1999.


1998:
Geoffrey E. Hale: "Reforming Employment Insurance: Transcending the Politics of the Status Quo", vol. 24(4), pages 429-451, December, 1998.


1997:
James Ted McDonald and Christopher Worswick: "Unemployment Incidence of Immigrant Men in Canada", vol. 23(4), pages 353-373, December 1997.


1996:
Frances Woolley, Arndt Vermaeten and Judith Madill: "Ending Universality: The Case of Child Benefits", vol. 22(1), pages 24-39, March 1996.


1995:
Arndt Vermaeten, W. Irwin Gillespie and Frank Vermaeten: "Who paid the taxes in Canada, 1951-1988?", vol. 21(3), pages 317-343, September 1995.

Runner-up:
Shelley Phipps: "Canadian Child Benefits: Behavioural Consequences and Income Adequacy", vol. 21(1), pages 20-30, March 1995.


1994:
George Hoberg and Kathryn Harrison: "It's not easy being green: the politics of Canada's green plan", vol. 20(2), pages 119-137, June 1994.


1993:
Charles M. Beach and Christopher Worswick: "Is There a Double-Negative Effect on the Earnings of Immigrant Women in Canada?", vol. 19(1), pages 36-53, Mars 1993.