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William Scarth

William Scarth is Professor of Economics at McMaster University, where he has been awarded the President’s Award for Best Teacher, and the McMaster Student Union Lifetime Teaching Award. In addition to publishing many articles in academic journals (in the areas of macroeconomics, labour economics, international trade and public fi nance), Professor Scarth has authored four textbooks, and he has been a Research Economist at the C.D. Howe Institute for many years. Professor Scarth’s recent work concerns how globalization, the aging population, and a commitment to high productivity growth affect the ability of governments to provide support for those living on low incomes in small open economies.

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September 29, 2011 | William Scarth

Employment Insurance: A Macroeconomic Comparison with Other Income-Support Initiatives

William Scarth analyzes three broad approaches to the provision of income support from a macro-economic perspective. More