Canadian Economics Association
Association Canadienne d'Économique


1996 Conference Program

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2


This web page contains the preliminary program of the 1996 annual conference of the Canadian Economics Association. It is made available by the CEA conference organizers. For more information contact the CEA Program Organizer Robin Boadway at the Department of Economics at Queen's University. This world wide web service is provided by PACIFIC in cooperation with the CEA. This conference program was last updated on April 28, 1996.


THURSDAY MAY 30 / JEUDI 30 MAI, 3:00-6:00, Taro 262
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING / RÉUNION DU CONSEIL DE DIRECTION


THURSDAY MAY 30 / JEUDI 30 MAI, 6:30, After Hours
PAST PRESIDENTS' DINNER / DÎNER DES ANCIENS PRÉSIDENTS
(for past presidents and Executive Council members / pour les anciens présidents et les membres du Conseil de Direction


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 258
CABE PANEL: CANADIAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: HOW REALISTIC ARE THE ASSUMPTIONS BEHIND ECONOMIC FORECASTS? / PERSPECTIVES ÉCONOMIQUES CANADIENNES: LES HYPOTHÈSES SOUS-JACENTES AUX PRÉVISIONS SONT-ELLES RÉALISTES?

Chair / Président: George Pedersson (G.A. Pedersson and Associates)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Tom McCormack (Strategic Projections)

Discussants / Commentaires:
      John Kuszczak (Bank of Canada)
      George Pedersson (G.A. Pedersson and Associates)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 303
CSLS / CIRA: CANADA-U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GAP / ÉCART DE CHÔMAGE ENTRE LE CANADA ET LES ÉTATS-UNIS

Chair / Président: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

  1. The Effects of Survey Instruments on the Canada-U.S. Unemployment Rate Gap
          Ian Macredie (Statistics Canada)
  2. Gross Flows of Labour in Canada and the United States
          Stephen Jones (McMaster University)
          Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  3. Shifting Skill Demand and the Canada-U.S. Unemployment Rate Gap: Evidence from Prime-Age Men
          Peter Kuhn (McMaster University)
          Leslie Robb (McMaster University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
      Felice Martinello (Brock University


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 203
SEMI-PARAMETRIC ESTIMATION / ESTIMATION SEMI-PARAMÉTRIQUE

  1. The Impact of News on Foreign Exchange Rates: Evidence from Very High Frequency Data
          Dirk Eddelbüuttel (GREQAM-EHESS)
          Thomas H. McCurdy (Queen's University)
  2. Semiparametric Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Duration Models
          Peter Bearse (University of Tennessee)
          José Canals (University of Virginia)
          Paul Rilstone (York University)
  3. Parametric and Non-Parametric Estimation of Location Effects
          Michael Ho (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Lonnie Magee (McMaster University)
      Baldev Raj (Wilfrid Laurier University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 259
MONETARY THEORY / THÉORIE MONÉTAIRE

  1. Inflation, Welfare, and the Time-Costs of Transacting
          David R.F. Love (Brock University)
          Jean-Françcois Wen (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  2. Transaction Costs and Competing Currencies
          Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
  3. On the Long-Run Non-Neutrality of Money
          Javid Taheri (Saint Mary's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Paul Gomme (Simon Fraser University)
      Alok Johri (McMaster University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 249
EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF GROWTH / ANALYSE EMPIRIQUE DE LA CROISSANCE

  1. A Reasonable Extreme-Bounds Analysis of Cross-Country Growth Regressions
          Hafiz A. Akhand (University of Regina)
  2. Endogenous Growth, Sectoral Composition of Production and International Spillovers
          Shamika Sirimanne (Carleton University)
  3. Declining Growth Rates of GDP in Canada During 1974-89 Period Compared to 1966-73
          M. Selim (Mount Allison University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Dajin Li (York University)
      Sunder Magun (Carleton University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 248
EDUCATION AND PRODUCTIVITY / ÉDUCATION ET PRODUCTIVITÉ

  1. Role of Education in Canadian Production
          Ather H. Akbari (Saint Mary's University)
          Kitty Mak (Dalhousie University)
  2. Is There a Link Between School Inputs and Earnings? Fresh Scrutiny of an Old Literature
          Julian Betts (University of California, San Diego)
  3. Tenure and Productivity: What is the Relationship?
          Christine Brown Mahoney (University of Minnesota)
          Kathryn J. Ready (University of Wisconsin)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Charles Leung (University of Rochester)
      Ross Finnie (Carleton University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 258
CABE PANEL: WHAT DO BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS WANT FROM ECONOMISTS? / À QUOI S'ATTENDENT LES ENTREPRISES ET LES GOUVERNEMENTS DES ÉCONOMISTES?

Chair / Président: Catherine Harris (University of Toronto)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Leo de Bever (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board)
      John Hoicka (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
      Joseph Kushner (Brock University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 244
C.D. HOWE PANEL: EQUALITY AND THE DEBT REDUCTION CHALLENGE / L'ÉQUITÉ ET LE DÉFI DE LA RÉDUCTION DE LA DETTE

Chair / Président: Bill Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)

  1. Equality and Prosperity: Some Facts and Alternative Interpretations
          Bill Robson (C.D. Howe)
          Bill Scarth (McMaster University)
  2. Equality and Government: Taxes, Transfers and Public Services
          Irwin Gillespie (Carleton University)
  3. Equality and Growth
          David Love (Brock University)
          Hew Lloyd-Ellis (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jim Davies (University of Western Ontario)
      John Helliwell (University of British Columbia & Harvard University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 307
CIRA: JOB TRAINING / FORMATION DE LA MAIN-D'OEUVRE

  1. Training in Canadian Industry: Evidence from New Establishment Surveys
          Gordon Betcherman (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
          Kathryn McMullen (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
          Norm Leckie (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
  2. Job-Related Training: Analysis from the Adult Education and Training Survey
          Patrice de Broucker (Statistics Canada)
  3. La Formation Professionnelle Comme Outil de Gestion de Changement dans les Entreprises: Le Cas du Secteur Financier au Québec
          Colette Bernier (Laval University)
Discussant / Commentaire:
      Noah Meltz (University of Toronto)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 405
ECONOMIC HISTORY / HISTOIRE ÉCONOMIQUE

Chair / Président: Malcolm C. Urquhart (Queen's University)

  1. Communications and Economic Growth
          Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
  2. Late Nineteenth Century Asset-Age Profiles: Evidence from Micro-Data
          Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)
  3. In Search of Labour: The Political Economy of Canadian Immigration: 1900-1930
          Alan Green (Queen's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
      William Marr (Wilfrid Laurier University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 303
THE THEORY OF FEDERALISM AND CLUB GOODS / LA THÉORIE DU FÉDÉRALISME ET DES BIENS DE CLUB

  1. Redistribution, Voting, and Migration Dynamics
          Nicolas Marceau (Université Laval)
          Jean-François Wen (Wilfrid Laurier University
  2. From Each According to Their Capacity to Pay: Differentiated Pricing in Clubs
          Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
          Laura Razzolini (University of Mississippi)
  3. The Consequences of Overlapping Tax Bases for Redistribution in a Federation
          Marianne Vigneault (Queen's University)
          Robin Boadway (Queen's University)
          Maurice Marchand (CORE, Belgium)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Gordon Myers (University of Waterloo)
      Sam Wilson (University of Alberta & Queen's University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 259
FORECASTING INFLATION / PRÉVISION DE L'INFLATION

  1. Artificial Neural Networks and the Traditional Econometric Models on Forecasting the CPI
          Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)
  2. An Indicator Model of ``Core'' Inflation for Canada
          Robert Lamy (Department of Finance)
          Paul Rochon (Department of Finance)
  3. What Does the Dispersion of Forecasts Tell Us About the Risks to the Consensus Forecast?
          Paul Rochon (Department of Finance)
          Jeremy Rudin (Department of Finance)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Peter Sephton (University of New Brunswick)
      Scott Lynch (Memorial University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 403
CHILDREN AND ECONOMIC POLICY / LA POLITIQUE ÉCONOMIQUE ET LES ENFANTS

Chair / Président: Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)

  1. A Framework for the Analysis of Child Care Policy
          Ugurhan G. Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
          Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)
  2. Estimating a Model of Employment and Non-Participation due to Childbirth for Canadian Women
          Christian Belzil (European Economic Institute)
          Padma Rao Sahib (Concordia University)
  3. Human Capital, True Love, and Family Roles
          Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
          David Robinson (Laurentian University)
          Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jean Kimmel (W.E. Upjohn Institute)
      Lisa Powell (Queen's University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 248
EMPIRICAL PUBLIC FINANCE I / FINANCE PUBLIQUE EMPIRIQUE I

Chair / Président: Chris Nicol (University of Regina)

  1. Issues in the Design and Reform of Commodity Taxes: Analytical Results and Empirical Evidence
          Ranjan Ray (University of Tasmania)
  2. Welfare Magnets and Migration
          Jim Walker (University of Wisconsin)
  3. An Evaluation of the Impact of Public Infrastructure on Provincial Manufacturing Productivity
          Chris Fader (Acadia University)
          Jim Brox (University of Waterloo)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jim Johnson (McMaster University)
      Roderick Hill (University of New Brunswick)
      John Burbidge (McMaster University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 12:00 - 1:30, Taro 262
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS EDITORIAL BOARD LUNCHEON / DÉJEUNER DU COMITÉ DE RÉDACTION DE LA REVUE CANADIENNE D'ÉCONOMIQUE


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 12:00 - 1:30, Taro 260
CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY EDITORIAL BOARD LUNCHEON / DÉJEUNER DU COMITÉ DE RÉDACTION D'ANALYSE DE POLITIQUES


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 244
IRPP: INTERGENERATIONAL AND LIFETIME FISCAL INCIDENCE / IRPP: INCIDENCE FISCALE DE LA DURÉE DE VIE ET ENTRE LES GÉNÉRATIONS

  1. Simulation Data for Lifetime Fiscal Incidence Analysis
          Roderick Hill (University of New Brunswick)

FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, (?)
CEA / CWEN: WOMEN AND ECONOMIC POLICY / RCFE: LES FEMMES ET LA POLITIQUE ÉCONOMIQUE

Chair / Président: Roberta Robb (Brock University)

  1. Tax Incidence in a Non-Market Setting: Taxation of Child Support and Alimony
          Glenn G. Feltham (Wilfrid Laurier University)
          Alan Macnaughton (University of Waterloo)
          Janice Buskard (Ernst & Young)
  2. Part-Time versus Full-Time Work and Child Care: Evidence for Married Mothers in Canada
          Lisa M. Powell (Queen's University)
  3. Gender and Social Security Policy: Pitfalls and Possibilities
          Martha Macdonald (Saint Mary's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Fiona MacPhail (University of Northern British Columbia)
      Martin Dooley (McMaster University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 244
PANEL ON DECLINING ENROLMENTS IN ECONOMICS / GROUPE DE DISCUSSION SUR LA DIMINUTION DES INSCRIPTIONS EN SCIENCE ÉCONOMIQUE

Chair / Président: Avi J. Cohen (York University)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
      Morris Altman (University of Saskatchewan)
      Lorne Carmichael (Queen's University)
      Alan Harrison (McMaster University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 403
VALUING NON-MARKET COSTS AND BENEFITS / ESTIMATION DES COÛTS ET BÉNÉFICES HORS-MARCHÉ

  1. A Note on the Value of Life and Non-Marginal Risk Changes
          El Bachir Belhadji (Université de Montréal)
  2. The Economics of Site Investigation for Groundwater Protection
          Margaret Forsyth (University of Guelph)
  3. Travel Cost Demand Methods: Discussion and Application to Backcountry Canoeing in Algonquin and Killarney Provincial Park
          Stephan Schott (University of Guelph)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jeremy Clark (Cornell University)
      Ronald Meng (University of Waterloo)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 203
GROWTH AND PRODUCTIVITY / CROISSANCE ET PRODUCTIVITÉ

  1. The Growth of Strategic Alliances in Canadian Industries: A Micro Analysis
          Sunder Magun (Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University)
  2. Does Equipment Investment Boost Productivity Growth? An empirical investigation of Colombian manufacturing
          Alberto Isgut (University of Toronto)
  3. Highway Infrastructure Investment and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Canadian Industries
          Bilkis R. Khanam (Transport Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Bernard Beaudreau (Laval University)
      James Brox (University of Waterloo)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 303
FISCAL COMPETITION / COMPÉTITION FISCALE

Chair / Président: Jim Johnson (McMaster University)

  1. Local Tax Base Endogeneity and Tax Competition: A Consideration of the Greater Toronto Area
          Wade Locke (Memorial University)
          Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs)
  2. Fiscal Competition and Polluting Firms Location Under Incomplete Information
          Georges A. Tanguay (Université Laval)
  3. Tax Exporting and Easing of Local Tax Burden
          Muhammed Nurul Islam (Concordia University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Marianne Vigneault (Bishop's University and Queen's University)
      Tracy Snoddon (Wilfrid Laurier University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 249
TOPICS IN APPLIED ECONOMICS / ÉCONOMIE APPLIQUÉE

  1. A Comparison of Demand Specifications Estimated Using Canadian and United States Microdata
          Christopher J. Nicol (University of Regina)
  2. Asymmetric Price Adjustment: Evidence from Canada
          Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
          Nicholas Ricketts (Bank of Canada)
  3. Statistical Inference for the Shorrocks-Sen Index of Poverty Intensity
          Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Michael Veall (McMaster University)
      Michael Sampson (Concordia University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 259
MONEY AND THE ECONOMY / LA MONNAIE ET L'ÉCONOMIE

  1. The Liquidity Effect Revisited
          Michel Normandin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Louis Phaneuf (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  2. A SVAR Model of Money in the Transmission Mechanism
          Marcel Kasumovich (Bank of Canada)
  3. Day-of-the-Week Effect and the Overnight Money Market Efficiency
          Amir Kia (Carleton University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Patrick Crowley (Saint Mary's University)
      Zisimos Koustas (Brock University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 258
INTERREGIONAL LABOUR MOBILITY / MOBILITÉ INTERRÉGIONALE DE LA MAIN-D'OEUVRE

  1. Worker Heterogeneity and the Regional Concentration of Production
          David Scoones (University of Texas at Austin)
  2. Sectoral and Regional Costs of Employment, Terms of Trade Shocks and Policy Responses
          Lawrence Leger (Loughborough University)
          James D. Gaisford (University of Calgary)
  3. Factor Mobility and Voting Patterns: Evidence from the 1988 ``Referendum'' on Canada-US Free Trade
          Eugene Beaulieu (Columbia University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Ian King (University of Victoria)
      Albert Schweinberger (University of Konstanz)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 405
PRICE THEORY / THÉORIE DES PRIX

  1. On Bargaining for an Indivisible Good
          Rod Garratt (University of California at Santa Barbara)
  2. Ex ante Pricing with Bilateral Credit
          James Yetman (Queen's University)
          Shouyong Shi (Queen's University)
  3. Spatial Cournot Competition and Agglomeration in a Model of Location Choice
          Barnali Gupta (University of Cincinnati)
          Debashis Pal (University of Cincinnati)
          Jyotirmoy Sarkar (University of Cincinnati)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
      Alec Gee (Edinburgh University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 248
FORECASTING / PRÉVISION

Chair / Président: Robert Vigfusson (Bank of Canada)

  1. The USPM Model: A Small Forecasting Model for the United States
          Vincent Lépine (Department of Finance)
          Stéfane Marion (Department of Finance)
  2. Are Real Exchange Rates Stationary? Some Evidence from Developing Countries
          Peter Sephton (University of New Brunswick)
  3. Cyclical Asymmetries in Monetary Indicators
          Jeffrey Gable (Bank of Canada)
          Simon van Norden (Bank of Canada)
          Peter Thurlow (Bank of Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
      Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 1:45 - 3:15, Taro 207
CSLS / CIRA: EMERGENCE OF SECTORAL COUNCILS IN CANADA / CONSEILS SECTORIELS

Chair / Président: Harish Jain (McMaster University)

  1. Lessons from the Canadian Sector Council Experience
          Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
          Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  2. A Canadian Business Perspective on Sectoral Human Resource Councils
          Jock Finlayson (Business Council of British Columbia)
  3. CSTEC: Old-Fashioned Labour-Management Cooperation or an Innovation in Joint Governance
          Anil Verma (University of Toronto)
          Kai Lamertz (University of Toronto)
          Peter Warrian (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jim Twaites (Université Laval)
      John Godard (University of Manitoba)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 244
ENDOGENOUS GROWTH: EMPIRICAL ESTIMATES / CROISSANCE ENDOGÈNE: ESTIMATIONS EMPIRIQUES

  1. Do Borders Matter for Social Capital? Economic Growth and Civic Culture in U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
          John F. Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  2. The Empirical Evidence for Two Sector Endogenous Growth Models
          Dajin Li (Carleton University)
  3. Growth and Welfare in an Endogenous Growth Model with Government Spending and Taxation
          Jing Xu (Department of Finance)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Hafiz Akhand (University of Regina)
      Alberto Isgut (University of Toronto)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 303
PUBLIC PENSIONS / FONDS DE PENSION PUBLICS

  1. Social Security and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence
          Jie Zhang (Victoria University of Wellington)
          Junsen Zhang (Victoria University of Wellington)
  2. Social Security with Demographic Effects
          Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
          Ian Rongve (University of Regina)
  3. The Economics of Canada Pension Plan Reforms
          Steven James (Department of Finance)
          Humam Sakhnini (Department of Finance)
          Chris Matier (Department of Finance)
          Munir Sheikh (Department of Finance)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Peter Townley (Acadia University)
      Gary Tompkins (University of Regina)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 203
INTERNATIONAL TRADE / COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL

  1. Trade Orientation, Export Expansion and Economic Growth: Some New Evidence
          Sal Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
          Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
  2. Intermediate Goods and the International Business Cycle
          Steve Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Emanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
          Christian Zimmermann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  3. Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in Free Trade Areas and Customs Unions
          Robert Waschik (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
      Brian Copeland (University of British Columbia)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 248
TERM STRUCTURE OF INTEREST RATES / STRUCTURE DES TAUX D'INTÉRÊT SELON L'ÉCHÉANCE

  1. Why Does the Longer Maturity Term Structure Help Predict Inflation?
          Colin R. Telmer (Queen's University)
  2. The Yield Spread and Economic Activity
          Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
  3. The Term Structure of Interest Rates, Risk Premia, Inflation Regimes and Learning
          John M. Maheu (Queen's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Nicholas Ricketts (Bank of Canada)
      Amir Kia (Carleton University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 403
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION THEORY / ORGANISATION INDUSTRIELLE THÉORIQUE

  1. Leaders and Followers in Price/Quality Competition: Hotelling's Stability in Competition Transmuted
          J.M. Alec Gee (Edinburgh University)
  2. Does Quantity Precommitment with Rapid Price Adjustment Yield Cournot Outcomes?
          Hugo A. Hopenhayn (University of Rochester)
          Charles Ka Yui Leung (University of Rochester)
  3. Subsidizing the Competition
          Aidan Hollis (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Kenneth Hendricks (University of British Columbia)
      Curtis Eaton (Simon Fraser University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 258
WAGES, EMPLOYMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY / TRAVAIL PARTAGÉ, PARTAGE DES PROFITS ET PRODUCTIVITÉ

  1. Payroll Taxes in Canada and the Impacts on Employment, Wages, Outputs and Prices
          Michael Abbott (Queen's University)
          Charles Beach (Queen's University)
          Zhengxi Lin (Statistics Canada)
          Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
  2. Profit-Sharing, Efficiency Wages and Employment Stability: Evidence Using Canadian Plant Level Data
          Timothy D. Cook (University of Toronto)
  3. Wage Flexibility and Contract Structure in Germany
          Lars Vilhuber (University of Montreal, CRDE and CIRANO)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser University)
      Jing Lu (York University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 346
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION / TECHNOLOGIE ET INNOVATION

  1. Adoption and Diffusion of Technological Innovations: Informational Externalities and Strategic Delay
          Wulong Gu (University of Saskatchewan)
  2. Changes in the Composition of Employment in Canadian Manufacturing and the Effects of Technology on Wage Differentials between Production and Nonproduction Workers
          John R. Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
          Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Statistics Canada)
  3. Employment in the Innovative Economy
          Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
          Philippe Massé (Human Resources Development Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Julian Betts (University of California at San Diego)
      Huw Lloyd-Ellis (University of Toronto)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 315
IMMIGRATION AND LABOUR MARKETS I / IMMIGRATION ET MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL I

  1. Labor Supply Assimilation of Married Immigrant Women: A case study of Canada
          Urvashi Dhawan (Memorial University)
  2. Labour Supply of Households with Migrants: Evidence from the Philippines
          Edgard R. Rodriguez (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Peter Dunnett (Royal Military College of Canada)
      Sajjad Akbar (University of Victoria)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 259
BANKING AND FINANCE / FINANCE ET BANQUE

  1. Three C's of Canadian Banking: Conduct, Competition, and Concentration
          John McCallum (Royal Bank)
  2. Banking Sector Fragility and Currency Crises: Some Recent Episodes
          Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo (International Monetary Fund)
          Ceyla Pazarbasioglu (International Monetary Fund)
          Bob Billings (Finance Canada)
  3. Inflation, Financial Development and Income Distribution
          Jack Carr (University of Toronto)
          Kam Hon Chu (Memorial University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Graham Pugh (CIBC-Wood Gundy)
      Andrew Filardo (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 249
MR. KEYNES AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES: SUGGESTED INTERPRETATION / M. KEYNES ET SES CONTEMPORAINS: UNE INTERPRÉTATION

Chair / Président: Scott Gordon (Queen's University and Indiana University)

  1. On the Keynesian Theory of Banking and Keynes's Monetary Theory of Value
          Tom K. Rymes (Carleton University)
          Colin Rogers (Carleton University)
  2. Did Robbins Recant?
          Susan Howson (University of Toronto)
  3. Mr. Keynes and His Contemporaries
          Gilles Dostaler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  4. Keynes, Fisher, and the Corridor of Stability
          Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Discussant / Commentaire:
      Brenda Spotton (Atkinson College, York University)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 405
THEORY OF THE FIRM I / THÉORIE DE LA FIRME I

  1. Incomplete Contracts and Cooperative Investments
          Tai-Yeong Chung (University of Rochester)
          Yeon-Koo Che (University of Rochester)
  2. The Free-Rider Problem in Takeovers
          Mingtao Chen (University of Ottawa)
  3. Investment Decisions under Uncertainty - The Case of Regulated Firms
          Milan Jayasinghe (University of Ottawa)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
      Rod Garratt (University of California at Santa Barbara)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 5:00 - 6:15, Thistle 325
HAROLD INNIS LECTURE / CONFÉRENCE HAROLD INNIS

Chair / Président: Robin Boadway (Queen's University)

PRESENTATION OF THE JOHN RAE PRIZE / PRÉSENTATION DU PRIX JOHN RAE INTRODUCTION OF INNIS LECTURER:
Lorne Carmichael (Queen's University)


Speaker / Conférencier:
      Bentley MacLeod (Boston College and Université de Montréal)


FRIDAY MAY 31 / VENDREDI 31 MAI, 6:30, Residence Dining Hall
RECEPTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF BROCK UNIVERSITY / RÉCEPTION DU PRÉSIDENT DE L'UNIVERSITÉ BROCK


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 258
CABE PANEL: TRADE AND INVESTMENT: CAN CANADA EXPAND ITS TRADE SUCCESS BEYOND THE U.S.? / PROFITER DES OCCASIONS: LE CANADA PEUT-IL ÉTENDRE SON COMMERCE AU-DELÀ DES ÉTATS-UNIS

Chair / Président: Sandy Greig (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Sam Boutziouvis (Business Council on National Issues)
      Michael Hart (Carleton University and University of Ottawa)
      Alan Rugman (University of Toronto)
      Prakesh Sharma (Department of Foreign Affairs and national Trade)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 249
THE INTERFACE OF TRADE REMEDY LAWS AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS / L'INTERFACE ENTRE LA LÉGISLATION PRO- COMMERCE INTERNATIONALE ET L'ANALYSE ÉCONOMIQUE

Chair / Président: O. Yul Kwon (Griffith University)

  1. Interface of the Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty Laws and Economic Analysis: Canadian Perspectives on the Injury-Causality Test
          O. Yul Kwon (Griffith University)
          Ihn Ho Uhm (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)
  2. The Economic Approach to Injury Determination in Dumping and Countervailing Duty Cases: State of the Modelling Art 1996
          Richard Boltuck (Trade Resources Company)
  3. Conflict Between U.S. Domestic and Trade Policies: U.S. -- Canada Durum Wheat Disputes
          Won W. Koo (North Dakota State University)
  4. Partial Equilibrium Modelling under Imperfect Competition: An Application to Dumping
          Keith Hall (U.S. International Trade Commission)
          Craig Schulman (U.S. International Trade Commission and University of Arkansas)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Michael Knoll (University of Southern California)
      Michael Finger (World Bank)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 303
EMPIRICAL INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS / ÉCONOMIE INTERNATIONALE EMPIRIQUE

  1. A New Canadian International Trade Model: An Application of Error-Correction Models
          Richard Stuart (Department of Finance)
  2. Factors Determining the Location of Canada Direct Foreign Investment
          Emmanuel Nyahoho (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  3. The Aggregation Bias of Intra Industry Trade
          Gregory T. Papanikos (University of Crete)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
      Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Statistics Canada)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 307
REFORMS IN TRANSITIONAL AND DEVELOPING ECONOMIES / RÉFORMES DANS LES ÉCONOMIES EN TRANSITION ET EN VOIE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT

  1. Economic Reforms and Endogenous Credibility Problem
          Ram Acharya (University of Ottawa)
          Milan Jayasinghe (University of Ottawa)
  2. An Open-Economy Transition Model for Eastern Europe
          Debra Moore Patterson (Trinity University)
  3. Regional Patterns in Chinese Development Since 1978
          Marion E. Jones (University of Regina)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Cemile Sancak (Carleton University)
      Ashok Kotwal (University of British Columbia)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 203
WAGES, CONTRACTS AND INCENTIVES / SALAIRES, CONTRATS ET INCITATIF

  1. Incentive Compatible Unemployment Insurance
          David Andolfatto (University of Waterloo)
          Ed Nosal (University of Waterloo)
  2. World Food Aid, Labor Disincentives, and Production Decisions in a Small Open Economy
          Patrick N. Osakwe (Queen's University)
  3. Survival of the Unfittest: How Dodos Become Managers
          Edward Kutsoati (Queen's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      David Scoones (University of Texas at Austin)
      Lorne Carmichael (Queen's University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 307
CULTURE, COMMUNICATIONS, AND THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY/CULTURE / COMMUNICATIONS ET LÍNFOROUTE

  1. Composers and Copyright
          Michael Rushton (University of Regina)
  2. Universality Issues in the Information Highway
          George Sciadas (Statistics Canada)
  3. Holding the Line: The CRTC and the Pricing of Canadian Cable Television Services
          Stephen M. Law (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Judith Alexander (Ontario Workers' Compensation Board)
      Keith Acheson (Carleton University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 309
TOPICS IN PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY / FOURNITURE DES SERVICES PUBLICS

  1. The Performance of Performance Standards: The Effects of JTPA Performance Standards on Efficiency, Equity, and Participant Outcomes
          James J. Heckman (University of Western Ontario)
          Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Western Ontario)
  2. The Impact of Low Income and Family Status on Child Health
          Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
          David H. Feeny (McMaster University)
          Lori Curtis (McMaster University)
          Ellen L. Lipman (McMaster University)
  3. Social Assistance Caseloads: An Empirical Macro Study
          Derek Hermanutz (Alberta Treasury)
          Grant Smith (Alberta Treasury)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Douglas McCready (Wilfrid Laurier University)
      Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 207
IMMIGRATION AND LABOUR MARKETS II / TRAVAIL IMMIGRATION ET MARCHÉ DU

  1. New Evidence of Immigrant Assimilation in Canada
          Mary L. Grant (University of Toronto)
  2. Economic Effects of Immigration: British Columbia 1871 - 1995
          Sajjad Akbar (University of Victoria)
          Peter Dunnett (Royal Military College)
  3. Employment and Unemployment Experience of Immigrants and Their Usage of the UI Program
          Arun S. Roy (Human Resources Development Canada)
Discussant / Commentaire:
      Urvashi Dhawan (Memorial University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 405
CEANA: EXCHANGE RATES AND FINANCIAL MARKETS IN EAST ASIAN ECONOMIES / TAUX DE CHANGE ET MARCHÉS FINANCIERS DANS LES ÉCONOMIES D'ASIE ORIENTALE

Chair / Président: Hong Hwang (Academia Sinica/National Taiwan University)

  1. Term Structure as a Predictor of Real Economic Activities: The Case of Singapore
          Y.K. Tse (National University of Singapore)
  2. Some Thoughts on China's 1995 Bank Reform
          Kui-wai Li (Hong Kong City Polytechnic University)
  3. Are the Panel Data a Solution for Testing Purchasing Power Parity?
          Peter C. Liu (University of Miami)
  4. Internationalization of the Singapore Dollar: The Case for a Loan Quota with a Modified Tobin Tax
          Kenneth S. Chan (McMaster University)
          Kee-Jin Ngiam (National University of Singapore)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Peter C. Liu (University of Miami)
      Anming Zhang (University of New Brunswick)
      Yiu Kuen Tse (National University of Singapore)
      Charleen Adam (Bank of Canada)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 403
ENERGY ECONOMICS / ÉCONOMIE DE L'ÉNERGIE

Chair / Président: Frank Flatters (Queen's University)

  1. Behavourial Modelling by Dynamic Programming: An Oil Extraction Problem
          Eric Ah Lik Li (Deakin University)
  2. Forecast of Energy Consumption in Malaysia
          Robert N. McRae (University of Calgary)
  3. The Impact of Electric Power on Productivity: The Case of Japanese Manufacturing 1965-1988
          Bernard Beaudreau (Laval University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jean-Thomas Bernard (Laval University)
      Michael Denny (University of Toronto)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 259
MINIMUM WAGES AND LABOUR MARKET POLICIES / SALAIRES MINIMUMS

Chair / Président: Michael Abbott (Queen's University)

  1. The Effect of the Minimum Wage on the Canadian Wage Distribution
          David A. Green (University of British Columbia)
          Harry Paarsch (University of British Columbia)
  2. The Effect of Minimum Wage on Youth Employment in Canada: Evidence from the LMAS
          Terence Yuen (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Felice Martinello (Bank of Canada)
      Peter Kuhn (McMaster University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 258
CABE PANEL: COMPETITION IN COMMUNICATIONS: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PROSPECTS / LA COMPÉTITION DANS LE SECTEUR DES COMMUNICATIONS: ENJEUX, POLITIQUES ET PERSPECTIVES

Chair / Président: Carl Beigie (McGill University)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Maurice Estabrooks (Canadian International Centre for mation Technology and Telecommunications)
      Dale Orr (Economic Analysis Associates)
      David Watt (Canadian Cable Television Association)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 403
BANK OF CANADA MAY 1996 MONETARY POLICY REPORT / RAPPORT DE MAI 1996 DE LA BANQUE DU CANADA SUR LA POLITIQUE MONÉTAIRE

Chair / Président: Tom Rymes (Carleton University)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Charles Freedman (Bank of Canada)
      Robert Lucas (University of Saskatchewan)
      Angela Redish (University of British Columbia)
      Pierre Fortin (Université du Québec à éal)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 303
AWARDING OF DOUGLAS PURVIS MEMORIAL PRIZE / ATTRIBUTION DU PRIX COMMÉMORATAIF DOUG PURVIS

Chair / Président: Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)

Presentation by the Award Winner (Name to be Announced)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 309
EMPIRICAL MACROECONOMICS / MACROÉCONOMIE EMPIRIQUE

  1. An Event Study of the Quebec Referendum Campaign: The Announcement of Opinion Polls and their Impact on the Canadian Bond Market
          David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
          Darren McIlwraith (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  2. Aggregate Disturbances or Sectoral Shifts: Canadian Evidence
          Jing Lu (York University)
  3. Phase-Dependent Monetary and Fiscal Policies
          Andrew J. Filardo (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Steve Ambler Université du Québec à Montréal)
      Colin Telmer (Queen's University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 307
UNCERTAINTY AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR / INCERTITUDE ET SECTEUR PUBLIC

  1. Provincial Budget Responses to Fiscal Shocks: An Empirical Investigation of Alberta
          Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
          Ken McKenzie (University of Calgary)
  2. The Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Perceived Riskiness of Government Debt: Some Canadian Evidence
          Todd Mattina (Department of Finance)
          François Delorme (Department of Finance)
  3. Measuring the Riskiness of Tax Revenue and Governmental Outlays
          Syed M. Ahsan (Concordia University)
          Peter Tsigaris (University College of Cariboo)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)
      Carole Vincent (Department of Finance)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 307
ECONOMICS AND CRIME / ÉCONOMIE DU CRIME

  1. An Econometric Evaluation of North American Drunk Driving Legislation
          Anindya Sen (University of Toronto)
  2. Private Enforcement Revisited
          Nuno Garoupa (University of York)
  3. An Economic Model of Domestic Violence
          JoAnn Kingston-Riechers (McMaster University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Kenneth Avio (University of Victoria)
      Moin Yayha (University of Toronto)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 207
EXCHANGE RATES IN EUROPE / TAUX DE CHANGE EN EUROPE

  1. Conditional Leptokurtosis and Non-Linear Dependence in Exchange Rate Returns
          Guglielmo Maria Caporale (London Business School)
          Christis Hassapis (University of Cyprus)
          Nikitas Pittis (University of Cyprus)
  2. Exchange Rate Target Zone Models: A Bayesian Evaluation
          Kai Li (University of Toronto)
  3. The ERM Crises of 1992/93: Consequences for the Maastricht Process
          Patrick Crowley (Saint Mary's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Chris D'Souza (Queen's University)
      Kit Pasula (Okanagan University College)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 405
INCOMES OF THE SALARIED AND THE SELF EMPLOYED / REVENUS DES SALARIÉS ET DES TRAVAILLEURS AUTONOMES

Chair / Président: Jean Kimmel (W.E. Upjohn Institute)

  1. Executive Compensation and Managerial Incentive: A Comparison Between Canada and the United States
          Xianming Zhou (University of Toronto)
  2. Physician Remuneration: Fee-for-service to capitation?
          Ugurhan G. Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
  3. The Distribution of Self-Employment Income in the UK, 1976-91
          Simon C. Parker (University of Durham)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Douglas Hyatt (University of Toronto)
      David Green (University of British Columbia)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 259
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE / ASSURANCE CHÔMAGE

  1. Unemployment Insurance: Duration Until Take-Up
          Arthur Sweetman (University of Victoria)
  2. Violence and the Optimality of Unemployment Insurance
          Stéphane Pallage (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Christian Zimmermann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  3. Unemployment Insurance Reform: A Focused Approach to Social Policy
          Oliver Franke (Alberta Treasury)
          Derek Hermanutz (Alberta Treasury)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Steven Jones (McMaster University)
      Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 249
SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND ANTI-DUMPING LAWS / SYMPOSIUM SUR L'ANALYSE ÉCONOMIQUE ET LA LÉGISLATION ANTI-DUMPING

Chair / Président: John A. Greig (Canadian International Trade Tribunal)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Ronald A. Cass (Boston University)
      Michael J. Finger (World Bank)
      Michael Knoll (University of Southern California)
      Kathleen E. Macmillan (International Trade Policy ltant Inc.)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 12:00 - 1:30, Residence Dining Hall
DOUG PURVIS MEMORIAL LUNCHEON / DÉJEUNER COMMÉMORATIF DOUG PURVIS

  1. INTRODUCTION OF LUNCHEON SPEAKER:
          Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  2. SPEAKER / CONFÉRENCIER:
          David Card (Princeton University)

SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 258
TEACHING ECONOMICS / ENSEIGNER L'ÉCONOMIQUE

Chair / Président: Angela Redish (University of British Columbia)

  1. You've Read the Book, Now Watch the Video: The Effect of Alternative Delivery Methods on Students' Performance in Introductory Economics
          Alan Harrison (McMaster University)
          William Scarth (McMaster University)
  2. Examination Pattern and Performance in Introductory Economics: A Case Study
          Bagala Biswal (Memorial University)
          Urvashi Dhawan (Memorial University)
          Wade Locke (Memorial University)
  3. Class Size and Achievement in Introductory Economics: Evidence from the TUCE III Data
          Peter Kennedy (Simon Fraser University)
          John Siegfried (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario)
      Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 309
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT I / HISTOIRE DE LA PENSÉE ÉCONOMIQUE I

Chair / Président: Syed Ahmad (McMaster University)

  1. On the Correspondence Between Habermasian Ethics and Smithian Sentiments
          Kenneth L. Avio (University of Victoria)
          Susan C. Pegler (University of Victoria)
  2. The Issue of Female Agency in Classical Economic Thought, from Adam Smith to John Stuart Mill
          Ronald G. Bodkin (University of Ottawa)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Mary Ann Dimand (Albion College)
      Sandra Peart (Baldwin-Wallace College)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 303
TRADE THEORY / THÉORIE DU COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL

  1. An Examination of Import Protection as Export Promotion
          Anming Zhang (University of Victoria)
          Yimin Zhang (University of Victoria)
  2. Efficiency Wage Unemployment and the Theory of International Trade
          Albert G. Schweinberger (University of Konstanz)
  3. External Economies of Experience and North-South Trade
          Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
          James D. Gaisford (University of Calgary)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Robert Waschik (Wilfrid Laurier University)
      Torbin Drewes (Trent University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 403
TAX REFORM: EFFICIENCY AND DISTRIBUTIONAL EFFECTS / RÉFORME FISCALE: EFFICIENCE ET EFFETS REDISTRIBUTIFS

  1. How to Assess the Inequality of Negative Income Tax Proposals
          Tracy Lynch (University of Guelph)
  2. Efficiency and Redistributional Effects of Flat Tax Proposals: A General Equilibrium Approach
          Louis Beauséjour (Department of Finance)
          G.C. Ruggeri (Department of Finance)
          Baxter Williams (Department of Finance)
  3. Efficiency Gains from a Distributionally-Neutral Flat Tax in Canada
          Don Van Wart (Alberta Treasury)
          Robert Howard (Alberta Treasury)
          Shaun Peddie (Alberta Treasury)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Irwin Gillespie (Carleton University)
      Jim Davies (University of Western Ontario)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 249
PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH AND HUMAN CAPITAL / CROISSANCE ET CAPITAL HUMAIN

  1. Human Capital Re-Tooling and the Business Cycle
          Ian King (University of Victoria)
          Arthur Sweetman (University of Victoria)
  2. Government, Productivity Growth and Technology Diffusion in a Human Vintage Model
          Shandre Mugan Thangavelu (Queen's University)
  3. Endogenous Productivity Growth with Capital-Embodied Technological Change
          Harry Bloch (University of Tasmania)
          Gary Madden (Curtin University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Wulong Gu (University of Saskatchewan)
      Jack Leach (McMaster University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 307
DEMAND FOR MONEY / DEMANDE DE MONNAIE

  1. The Long-Run Demand for M1
          Scott Hendry (Bank of Canada)
  2. Money Demand Responsiveness to the Rate of Return on Money: Some Evidence for Canada
          George J. Georgopoulos (University of Toronto)
  3. Let's Pay Attention to M1
          Joseph Atta-Mensah (Bank of Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Welad Hejazi (University of Toronto)
      Emmanuel Nyahoho (Université du Québec à Montréal)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Thistle 259
INCOME INEQUALITY OVER TIME / ANALYSE DE REVENUS TEMPORELLE DES INÉGALITÉS

  1. Intergenerational Changes in the Distribution of Household Income in Canada
          Peter Ibbott (University of Toronto)
  2. Unto the Sons: The Intergenerational Income Mobility of Canadian Men
          Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
          Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
  3. Longitudinal Aspects of Earnings Inequality in Canada
          René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
          Charles Bérubé (Statistics Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Charles Beach (Queen's University)
      Fazley K. Siddiq (Dalhousie University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 203
THE THEORY OF THE FIRM II / TRAVAILLEURS RELOCALISÉS ET POLITIQUES

Chair / Président: Larry Levine (University of New Brunswick)

  1. Replacement Laws, Strikes and Wages
          Jean Farès (Université de Montréal)
          Jacques Robert (Université de Montréal)
  2. The Effects of Asymmetric Information and Uncertainty on the Financing Decision of Firms
          Denise Tambanis (Queen's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Baogui Wang (University of Toronto)
      Greg LeBlanc (Concordia University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 307
TAXES AND REAL BUSINESS CYCLES / TAXATION ET CYCLES ÉCONOMIQUES RÉELS

  1. Distortionary Taxation in International Real Business Cycle Models
          Norma Kozhaya (Université de Montréal)
          Emanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
  2. Delayed Income Taxation and the Business Cycle
          Christian Zimmermann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  3. Taxation Analysis in a Real Business Cycle Model with Human Capital
          Alain Guay (Department of Finance)
          Marcel Mérette (Department of Finance)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jean-Françcois Wen (Wilfrid Laurier University)
      Arman Mansoorian (York University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 207
EXCHANGE RATES / TAUX DE CHANGE

  1. Some Empirical Evidence on the Effects of Fiscal Deficits on Exchange Rates and Current Account Deficits
          Jahanara Begum (Queen's University)
  2. Credit Market Imperfections and Nominal Exchange Rate Regimes
          Wai-Ming Ho (University of Waterloo)
  3. A Monetary Model of the Exchange Rate Under Asymmetric Information
          Christopher D'Souza (Queen's University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
      Shamika Sirimanne (Carleton University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 1:30 - 3:00, Taro 203
TOPICS IN ECONOMETRICS / ÉCONOMÉTRIE

Chair / Président: Henry Bartel (York University)

  1. Simulation Based Finite and Large Sample Inference Methods in Simultaneous Equations
          Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
          Linda Khalaf (Université de Montréal)
  2. A Simple Bayesian Method for Estimation of the Regression Models with MA(q) Errors
          Zhengming Cao (University of Toronto)
  3. Testing for Mean Reversion Under a Fractionally Differenced Population Distribution
          Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
          Jack Parkinson (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Adolph Buse (University of Alberta)
      Kai Li (University of Toronto)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:00 - 5:00, New Rez Lounge 300
ECSA / AECE: EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

  1. European Economic and Monetary Union as a Historical Structure: Globalization and the Problem of Macroeconomic Coordination
          Panayiotis Damskopolous (York University)
  2. The Democratic Deficit of the EMU: Who Governs the Domestic Economy?
          Amy Verdun (Essex University)
  3. The Final Stage of European Monetary Union: Economic Issues and Political Controversies
          Patrick Crowley (Saint Mary's University)
  4. European Monetary Integration
          Robert E. Ankli (University of Guelph)
          Hank Brand (Leeuwarden Business School)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Louis Pauly (University of Toronto)
      William Coleman (McMaster University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 258
CSLS PANEL: SERVICE SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY AND THE PRODUCTIVITY PARADOX / LA PRODUCTIVITÉ DU SECTEUR DES SERVICES

Chair / Président: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

  1. The Productivity Paradox: A Review of the Literature
          Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  2. Problems in the Measurement of Output and Productivity Changes in the Service Sectors
          Jim Melvin (University of Waterloo)
  3. Measuring Output and Productivity in Canadian Service Industries
          Pierre Mercier (Statistics Canada)
  4. Lagging Productivity Growth in the Service Sector: Mismeasurement, Mismanagement or Misinformation?
          Dinah Maclean (Bank of Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
      Michael Denny (University of Toronto)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 249
TEACHING ECONOMICS: THE 3-M TEACHING AWARD WINNERS / ENSEIGNER L'ÉCONOMIQUE: LES LAURÉATS DU PRIX 3-M

Chair / Président: Avi J. Cohen (York University)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Avi J. Cohen (York University)
      David Foote (University of Toronto)
      Peter Kennedy (Simon Fraser University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 303
TRADE, EXTERNALITIES AND PUBLIC GOODS / COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL / EXTERNALITÉS ET BIENS PUBLICS

  1. Trade, Spatial Separation, and the Environment
          Brian R. Copeland (University of British Columbia)
          M. Scott Taylor (University of British Columbia)
  2. International Trade and the Environment: An Empirical Study
          Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  3. International Trade and Supply of Public Goods in the Presence of Variable Returns to Scale
          Sajid Anwar (Northern Territory University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Yimin Zhang (University of New Brunswick)
      Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 307
TAXES AND GROWTH / TAXATION ET CROISSANCE

  1. A Sceptical Note on Recent Tax-Reform Proposals
          William Scarth (McMaster University)
  2. Income Distribution and Growth
          Marcel Mérette (Department of Finance)
          Ricardo Paes de Barros (Yale University)
  3. Capital Gains Tax as an Inflation Tax in a Life-Cycle Model
          Charles Ka Yui Leung (University of Rochester)
          Gaung-Jia Zhang (University of Guelph)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jing Xu (Department of Finance)
      Syed Ahsan (Concordia University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Thistle 259
HOUSING AND BUSINESS INVESTMENT / INVESTISSEMENTS RÉSIDENTIEL ET COMMERCIAL

  1. The Effect of Credit Market Imperfections on Investment Spending
          Charleen Adam (Bank of Canada)
  2. Differences Between Housing Transactions Prices and Housing Stock Prices: Evidence from the Price Crash of 1991
          Marion Steele (University of Guelph)
          Richard Goy (University of Guelph)
  3. An Empirical Model of Household Expenditures for Canada
          Jian-Guo Cao (Department of Finance)
          Benoît Robidoux (Department of Finance) DISC DISC

SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 203
TRAINING AND LABOUR MARKETS / FORMATION ET MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL

  1. Who Gets Private-Sector Training?
          Bob Billings (Department of Finance)
  2. Technology Use, Training, and Plant-Specific Knowledge in Manufacturing Establishments
          John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  3. Causal Effects in Non-Experimental Studies: Re-Evaluating the Evaluation of Training Programs
          Rajeev H. Dehejia (Harvard University)
          Sadek Wahba (Harvard University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Gordon Betcherman (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
      Tim Cook (University of Toronto)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 309
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT II / HISTOIRE DE LA PENSÉE ÉCONOMIQUE II

  1. Individual and Society in Rae, Lauderdale and Smith
          Syed Ahmad (McMaster University)
  2. Impatience, Self-Reliance and Intertemporal Decision Making in Early Neoclassical Thought
          Sandra J. Peart (Baldwin-Wallace College)
  3. The Notion of Equilibrium in Economics: Beyond Frank Hahn
          Larry Levine (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Robert Dimand (Brock University)
      Mohammed Dore (Brock University)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 207
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE / TAUX DE CHÔMAGE

  1. An Analysis of the Components of the Natural Rate of Unemployment
          Timothy C. Sargent (Department of Finance)
  2. A Longitudinal Approach to the Empirical Analysis of Permanent Layoffs in Canada
          Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
          Z. Lin (Statistics Canada)
          W. Pyper (Statistics Canada)
  3. Increase in the Unemployment Rate in Canada in Post-1973 Compared to the 1966-73
          M. Selim (Mount Allison University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
      Arthur Sweetman (University of Victoria)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 403
TOPICS IN GAME THEORY / THÉORIE MICROÉCONOMIQUE

  1. A Strategic Model of Grade Inflation
          Paul M. Anglin (University of Windsor)
          Ron Meng (University of Windsor)
  2. Allocating Awards Across Noncomparable Categories
          Lonnie Magee (McMaster University)
          Michael Veall (McMaster University)
  3. On Evolution, Irrational Behavior and Subgame Perfection
          B. Curtis Eaton (Simon Fraser University)
          William G. Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Edward Nosal (University of Waterloo)
      Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 3:20 - 4:50, Taro 405
FAIRNESS, SANCTIONS AND PUBLIC GOODS PROVISION /

  1. The Effects of Costly Monitoring and Sanctioning Upon Common Property Resource Appropriation
          Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick)
  2. An Experimental Investigation of Preferences for Fairness in the Provision of Public Goods: Does Income Equality or Cost/Benefit Proportionality Matter?
          Jeremy Clark (Cornell University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
      Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 5:00 - 6:15, Thistle 247
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS / DISCOURS DE LE PRÉSIDENT

Chair / Président: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Speaker / Conférencier:
      Pierre Fortin (Université du Québec à Montréal)


SATURDAY JUNE 1 / SAMEDI 1 JUIN, 6:15, Jubilee Hospitality Tent
RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS OF BROCK UNIVERSITY / RÉCEPTION DONNÉE PAR LE DÉPARTEMENT D'ÉCONOMIQUE DE BROCK UNIVERSITÉ


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, ED 204
CEA / CHA: LABOUR MARKET PERSPECTIVES ON RAILWAY WORKERS, 1890-1939 / LES PERSPECTIVES SUR LE MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL POUR LES TRAVAILLEURS DE L'INDUSTRIE FERROVIAIRE, 1890-1939

Chair / Président: Bill Marr (Wilfrid Laurier University)

  1. Promotions and Demotions at the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1903-1939
          Barton Hamilton (McGill University)
          Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
  2. The Intercolonial Railway and Atlantic Canadian Labour Markets
          Ken Cruikshank (McMaster University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Greg Healey (Memorial University)
      Michael Huberman (Université de Montréal)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 303
CEA / CABE PANEL: PENSION FINANCING: IS IT A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN OR A POLICY PROBLEM WITH A SOLUTION? / LE FINANCEMENT DES PENSIONS: UN DÉSASTRE IMMINENT OU UN PROBLÈME DE POLITIQUES POUR LEQUEL UNE SOLUTION EXISTE

Chair / Président: Leo de Bever (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Robert Brown (University of Waterloo)
      David Slater (Economic Consultant)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 307
MARGINAL EFFECTIVE TAX RATES / TAUX MARGINAUX EFFECTIFS DE TAXATION

  1. Marginal Effective Corporate Income Tax Rates in Canada
          K. Mang (Department of Finance)
          G.C. Ruggeri (Department of Finance)
          Baxter Williams (Department of Finance)
  2. Evaluating the Distortionary Effects of Corporate Income Taxation in Canada
          Louis Beauséjour (Department of Finance)
          Baxter Williams (Department of Finance)
  3. Provincial Tax Changes and Marginal Tax Rates, 1986 and 1993
          Robert Howard (Alberta Treasury)
          Don Van Wart (Alberta Treasury)
          G.C. Ruggeri (Department of Finance)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Pierre-Pascal Gendron (University of Toronto)
      Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 405
COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES / RESSOURCES NATURELLES DE PROPRIÉTÉ COMMUNE

  1. Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Exploitation of the Arcto-Norwegian Cod Stock in the Barents Sea
          Ussif Rashid Sumaila (University of Bergen and University of British Columbia)
  2. The Cost of Carbon Dioxide Abatement in China
          Stephen Wilkinson (University of Guelph)
  3. The Carbon Cycle and the Value of Canadian Forests
          Mohammed Dore (Brock University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
      Chris Fader (Acadia University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:30, Taro 309
ISSUES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY / QUESTIONS D'ÉCONOMIE POLITIQUE

  1. International Trade Policies: A Game Theoretic Approach with Special Interest Groups and Optimizing Politicians
          Ram Acharya (University of Ottawa)
  2. Redistribution Through Education
          Eric Hanushek (University of Rochester)
          Ban Chuan Cheah (University of Rochester)
          Charles Ka Yui Leung (University of Rochester)
  3. Legislative or Constitutional Fiscal Rules
          Gaétan Pilon (Department of Finance)
          Patricia Brunnen (Department of Finance)
  4. Political Support for Passive Labour Market Policy: An Empirical Test
          David M. Gray (University of Ottawa)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Dan Usher (Queen's University)
      Filip Palda (Université du Québec à Montréal)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 207
SAVINGS AND RISK AVERSION / ÉPARGNE ET AVERSION AU RISQUE

  1. Precautionary Saving and Portfolio Allocation: DP by GMM
          Marc-André Letendre (Queen's University)
          Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
  2. Substitution, Risk Aversion, Taste Shocks and Equity Premia
          Michel Normandin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Pascal St-Amour (Université Laval)
  3. How Long Would It Take an American Neoclassical Post-War Representative Agent to Stop Worrying that Capitalism was Doomed?
          Michael Sampson (Concordia University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)
      Ian Irvine (Concordia University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 249
VOLATILITY AND FINANCIAL SIGNALLING / VOLATILITÉ ET SIGNAUX FINANCIERS

  1. Avoiding the Pitfalls: Can Regime-Switching Tests Detect Bubbles?
          Simon van Norden (Bank of Canada)
          Robert Vigfusson (Bank of Canada)
  2. Financial Signal Processing
          Barbara M. Jamieson (University of Alberta)
  3. Testing for Monthly Effects in 10 Major Exchange Rates and Their Volatilities
          Graham Pugh (CIBC-Wood Gundy)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      John Maheu (Queen's University)
      Linda Khalaf (Université de Montréal)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 240
INCOME AND CONSUMPTION INEQUALITY / INÉGALITÉ DU REVENU ET DE LA CONSOMMATION

  1. The Poor, the Young, and the Less-Educated: Why Did These Groups Fare so Badly During the 1980s?
          Fiona MacPhail (University of Northern British Columbia)
  2. Distributional Consequences of Post-Secondary Education Funding in Canada (1975-1993)
          Jim Cirello (University of Guelph)
  3. On the Distribution of Income of Individuals and Family Units
          Fazley K. Siddiq (Dalhousie University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Simon Parker (University of Durham)
      Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Thistle 307
MACRO POLICIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES / POLITIQUES MACROÉCONOMIQUES DANS LES PAYS EN VOIE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT

  1. The Impact of Devaluation on Macroeconomic Performance: The Case of Ethiopia
          Haile K. Taye (University of Ottawa)
  2. Monetary Vs. Fiscal Policy: Some Evidence from Vector Autoregression for India
          Mohammed Ansari (Athabasca University)
  3. Symmetric and Asymmetric Effects of Oil Shocks on Public Expenditures: The Case of Iran
          Kazem Yavari (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Jaleel Ahmad (Concordia University)
      Ram Acharya (University of Ottawa)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 8:30 - 10:00, Taro 403
FISCAL FEDERALISM / FÉDÉRALISME FISCAL

  1. Stabilisation and Insurance Benefits of Federal System
          Humam Sakhnini (Department of Finance)
          Steven James (Department of Finance)
          Munir Sheikh (Department of Finance)
  2. The Canada Health and Social Transfer: Thoughtful Reform or More Troublesome Tinkering
          Tracy R. Snoddon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  3. Dividing the Canada Health and Social Transfer: The Revenue Share Allocator
          Derek Hermanutz (Alberta Treasury)
          Grant Robertson (Alberta Treasury)
          Grant Smith (Alberta Treasury)
Discussant / Commentaire:
      Paul Hobson (Acadia University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, ED 304
CEA / CHA: CANADA'S WOODEN AGE: MANUFACTURING IN QUEBEC AND ONTARIO /L'ÂGE D'OR DU BOIS AU CANADA: LE SECTEUR MANUFACTURIER AU QUÉBEC ET EN ONTARIO

Chair / Président: Tony Ward (Brock University)

  1. Region and Industry in Nineteenth-Century Quebec
          Jean Martin (Société d'histoire de Longueuil)
  2. Ontario Wood Manufacturing, 1870-90
          Ben Forster (University of Western Ontario)
          Kris Inwood (University of Guelph)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Doug McCalla (Trent University)
      Marvin McInnis (Queen's University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 303
CABE PANEL: EQUALIZATION IN CANADA: EQUITY AND EFFICIENCY / PÉRÉQUATION AU CANADA: ÉQUITÉ ET EFFICIENCE

Chair / Président: Jim Hrichishen (Manitoba Finance)

Panelists / Panélistes:
      Douglas Clark (Department of Finance)
      Paul Hobson (Acadia University)
      John Wright (Saskatchewan Government Investments)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 309
POLLUTION CONTROL / CONTRÔLE DE LA POLLUTION

  1. Recycling Behaviour of Canadian Households
          Anastasia M. Lintner (Wilfrid Laurier University)
          Bo Wandschneider (University of Guelph)
  2. Why Choose Recycled-Content Standards over Taxes in Open Economies with Imperfect Competition?
          Nancy J. Carson (University of British Columbia)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      John Livernois (University of Guelph)
      Patrick Martin (University of Guelph)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 307
EMPIRICAL PUBLIC FINANCE II / FINANCE PUBLIQUE EMPIRIQUE II

Chair / Président: Peter Townley (Acadia University)

  1. Revenue Effects of Tax-Assisted Savings Plans
          G.C. Ruggeri (Department of Finance)
          Maxime Fougère (Department of Finance)
          Timothy C. Sargent (Department of Finance)
  2. Self-Employment, Tax Evasion, and the Underground Economy: Micro-Based Estimates for Canada
          Rolf Mirus (University of Alberta)
          Roger S. Smith (University of Alberta)
  3. Tax Bases under Various Flat Tax Proposals
          G.C. Ruggeri (Department of Finance)
          Carole Vincent (Department of Finance)
          Maxime Fougère (Department of Finance)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Wade Locke (Memorial University)
      Frank Strain (Mount Allison University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 403
DEBT AND GROWTH / DETTE ET CROISSANCE

Chair / Président: Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)

  1. Testing Ricardian Equivalence with Simulated Series
          Emanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
  2. Short-Term Aggregate Demand Effects in a Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Model
          Steven James (Department of Finance)
          Chris Matier (Department of Finance)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      M. Selim (Mount Allison University)
      Christian Zimmermann (Université du Québec à Montréal)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 249
FINANCIAL MARKETS / MARCHÉS FINANCIERS

  1. The Risks of Risk Management
          Tim R. Adam (University of Virginia)
  2. The Risk Premium Implicit in Currency Options
          Dajiang Guo (University of Guelph)
  3. Capital Market in a Reformed Socialist Economy - An Empirical Study of China's Stock Market
          Jixin Xu (Malaspina University College)
          Xijun Chen (Chinese University of Science and Technology)
Discussant / Commentaire:
      Michel Normandin (Université du Québec à Montréal) Martin Boileau (University of Toronto)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Taro 207
BEHAVIOUR OVER THE LIFE CYCLE / LE COMPORTEMENT PENDANT LE CYCLE DE VIE

  1. Impatience, Vitality and Intertemporal Choices
          Colin E. Preyra (University of Toronto)
  2. A Lifestages Hypothesis of Consumption
          Jagdish Handa (McGill University)
  3. Income Dynamics in Canada, 1982-92: Evidence from the LAD
          Ross Finnie (Carleton University and Statistics Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Les Robb (McMaster University)
      John Burbidge (McMaster University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 405
CAPITAL STRUCTURE / STRUCTURE DU CAPITAL

  1. Moral Hazard and Optimal Capital Structure
          Greg LeBlanc (Concordia University)
  2. Debt Contract Renegotiation and Capital Structure
          Baogui Wang (University of Toronto)
  3. Accidents, Limited Liability and Endogenous Capital Structure
          Moin Yahya (University of Toronto)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Alan Douglas (University of Waterloo)
      Denise Tambanis (Queen's University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 240
CEANA: TRADE POLICIES AND ECONOMIC ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA / POLITIQUES COMMERCIALES ET STRUCTURES INDUSTRIELLES DES ÉCONOMIES D'ASIE ORIENTALE

Chair / Président: Kenneth S. Chan (McMaster University)

  1. China's Rural Industry and Monopsony: An Exploration
          Xiao-yuan Dong (University of Winnipeg)
          Louis Putterman (Brown University)
  2. Bias in Trade Policy Regimes: Do Two Wrongs Make a Right?
          R. Harris (Simon Fraser University)
          N. Schmitt (Simon Fraser University)
  3. The Tariff Jumping Argument Under Location Theory: Implications for Southeast Asian Economies
          Hong Hwang (National Taiwan University)
          Chao-cheng Mai (National Taiwan University)
  4. How Strong is the Preference for Sons in Vietnam? Findings Based on Sequential-Response and Proportional Hazard Models
          H. Nguyen-Dinh (McMaster University)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Marion Jones (University of Regina)
      Frank Flatters (Queen's University)
      Rick Harris (Simon Fraser University)
      Doug Hyatt (University of Toronto)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 10:20 - 11:50, Thistle 307
GENDER, ETHNICITY AND LABOUR MARKETS / SEXES, GROUPES ETHNIQUES ET MARCHÉS DU TRAVAIL

  1. Women Workers in the Global Factory: Assessing the Impact of Gender Power Asymmetries on Compensating Differentials and Comparable Worth
          Saud A. Choudhry (Trent University)
  2. Labour Market Earnings and Religion in Canada: Further Results
          Ather H. Akbari (Saint Mary's University)
  3. The Colour of Money: Earnings Differentials Among Ethnic Groups in Canada
          Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser University)
          Ravi Pendakur (Government of Canada)
Discussants / Commentaires:
      Mary L. Grant (University of Toronto)
      Roberta Robb (Brock University)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 12:00 - 1:30, After Hours
CANADIAN WOMEN ECONOMISTS NETWORK LUNCHEON / DÉJEUNER DU RÉSEAU CANADIEN DES FEMMES ÉCONOMISTES/
(Number of places limited to 30 / Pas puls que 30 places disponibles)


SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 1:30 - 2:30, Trillium Dining Room
GENERAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION / ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE DE L'ASSOCIATION

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZE WINNERS / ANNONCE DES LAURÉATS DES PRIX SUIVANTS:
    Harry Johnson Prize / Prix Harry Johnson
    John Vanderkamp Prize / Prix John Vanderkamp
  2. OTHER ASSOCIATION BUSINESS / AUTRES ITEMS À L'ORDRE DU JOUR DE L'ASSEMBLÉE

SUNDAY JUNE 2 / DIMANCHE 2 JUIN, 2:30 - 4:00, Taro 346
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING / RÉUNION DU CONSEIL DE DIRECTION


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