LeonardPhilip Leonard

Research Associate

B.Comm (Queen’s University); MA (University of Ottawa); PhD (McMaster University)



Econ 3724 – Economics of Human Resources

Research Interests

Health Economics; Education Economics; Labour Economics; Program Evaluation

Refereed Journal Articles

Leonard, Philip, S.J. 2017. "Do School Junk Food Bans Improve Student Health? Evidence from Canada". Canadian Public Policy. 43 (2), 105-119. DOI: 10.3138/cpp.2016-090 (link)

Leonard, Philip, S.J. 2015. “Choice of Ontario High Schools and Student Sorting by Ability,” Applied Economics, 47 (49), 5282-5302. DOI:10.1080/00036846.2015.1047087 (link)

Leonard, Philip, S.J. 2015. “Choice of Ontario High Schools and its Impact on University Applications” Education Economics, 23 (4), 433-454. DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2013.856869 (link)

Leonard, Philip S.J., Arthur Sweetman and Xue (Helen) Zhang. 2014. “Optometry Services in Ontario: Supply- and Demand-side Factors from 2011 to 2036,” Healthcare Policy, 10 (1), 60-72. DOI:10.12927/hcpol.2014.23928. (link)

Book Chapters

Leonard, Phil, and Arthur Sweetman. 2015. “Paying the Health Workforce,” in Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care: Canada’s Provinces in International Perspective, Gregory P. Marchildon and Livio Di Matteo (editors). The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy. Toronto: U of Toronto Press. (link)


Phil talks to media about his research on school junk food sales bans.

  • Global News video (link) - June 22, 2017
  • CBC News video (link - at 19:37) - June 27, 2017
  • Canadian Press article (link) - June 25, 2017

Contact Information:

Philip Leonard

Research Associate
Office: 459 Singer Hall
Phone: 506-447-3205