Vanderkamp Prize

Canadian Public Policy


   John Vanderkamp

    First Editor
   Canadian Public Policy


Winner 2018

The winner of the Vanderkamp Prize of $2000 for best article in 2018 is Vincent Chandler (Université du Québec en Outaouais) for his paper "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.

Previous Winners


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.