Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques

Vanderkamp Prize


   John Vanderkamp

    First Editor
   Canadian Public Policy


Winner 2019

The winner of the Vanderkamp Prize of $2000 for best article in 2019 is "Analysis of Carbon Tax Treatment in Canada's Equalization Program" in the September 2019 issue by Tracy Snoddon of Wilfrid Laurier University and Trevor Tombe of the University of Calgary.

The runner-up is "Employment and Job Search Implications of the Extended Weeks and Working While on Claim Pilot Initiatives" in the June 2019 issue by Stéphanie Lluis of the University of Waterloo and Brian McCall of the University of Michigan.


Previous Winners


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

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. 
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: "Explaining Low High School Attainment in Northern Aboriginal Communities: An Analysis of the Aboriginal Peoples' Surveys", - vol 41(4), pages 297-308, December 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.
James B. Davies and Stanley L. Winer: "Closing the 49th Parallel: An Unexplored Episode in Canadian Economic and Political History", - Volume 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leonard S. Wilson: "Equalization, Efficiency and Migration: Watson Revisited", - vol 29(4), pages 385-395, December 2003.