Stephen T. Easton

Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University

Stephen T. Easton is professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1970 and an A.M. in 1972 and a Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Chicago. He has published extensively; recent publications include Rating Global Economic Freedom (with M.A. Walker, Fraser Institute 1992); Education in Canada: An Analysis of Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Schooling (Fraser Institute 1988); Legal Aid Efficiency: Cost and Competitiveness (with P.J. Brantingham and P.L. Brantingham, Queen's University 1994). He is also co-author of the School Report Card Series.

Professor Easton was an associate editor for Economic Inquiry from 1980 to 1984, on the board of editors for the Canadian Journal of Economics from 1984 to 1987, organizer for the Canadian Economics Association's Canada-France Roundtable in 1988 and representative for the Canadian Economics Association to the Social Science Federation of Canada Aid to Scholarly Publications from 1991 to 1994. He is a senior research fellow of The Fraser Institute.

Recent Research by Stephen T. Easton

— Dec 10, 2017
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Report Card on Ontario's Elementary Schools 2017

The Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools—now in its 15th year—ranks more than 3,000 anglophone and francophone public and Catholic schools (and a small number of independent schools) based on nine academic indicators from results of annual province-wide reading, writing and math tests.

— Oct 7, 2017
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Report Card on Alberta’s High Schools 2017

The Report Card on Alberta’s High Schools 2017 rates 274 public, independent, separate and charter schools based on eight academic indicators generated from Grade 12 provincewide testing, grade-to-grade transition and graduation rates. The report card provides parents with information they can’t easily get anywhere else: In addition to five years of academic results, the report card shows which schools are improving or falling behind.

— May 13, 2017
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Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools 2017

The Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools 2017 ranks 293 public and independent secondary schools based on seven academic indicators using student results from annual provincewide exams, grade-to-grade transition rates, and graduation rates.