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The final conference program is now available, along with a participant directory. If you are a paper presenter, please ensure that your entry appears correctly. Please direct questions or concerns about the preliminary program to the conference organizer. See below for contact information.
Some papers for the Economic History sessions are available on a dedicated web site at Dalhousie University.
The presidential adddress 2003 by Jean-Marie Dufour is entitled Identification, Weak Instruments and Statistical Inference in Econometrics. Click on the link to download the PDF file.
The Canadian Economics Association would like to invite anyone wishing to present a paper at the 2003 Annual Meeting to submit an abstract of the paper by February 28, 2003. Abstracts must be written in English or French. An entire paper may be submitted if it is available, but it must include an abstract. Please submit your abstract using our on-line registration form for paper presenters. The submission deadline has passed. No further submissions are accepted. Note that this form is only for the participation in individual sessions, not for general conference registration. If you want to submit an entire paper, please send your submission to
Prof. B. Curtis Eaton,
CEA Program Chair
Whether or not a paper is submitted by e-mail or regular mail, the abstract must be submitted using the on-line registration form for paper presenters. The abstract should not exceed about 150 words. All fields of specialization within economics will be considered. If you are submitting your paper by e-mail, you must include one or more JEL classification codes. Also, please include the names of one or two possible discussants. By submitting a paper, you indicate that you are also willing to serve as a discussant and/or program chair at other sessions. Please state your principal areas of specialization.
Please note that in order to present a paper at the Annual Meeting, you must be a member of the Canadian Economics Association, and you must also register for the meeting. If you are not a member or have not registered for the conference, you may join or register after you find out whether your paper is accepted for presentation. Membership in the CEA is tied to a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE). To become a member of the CEA and subscribe to the CJE, please visit the Blackwell web site.
Overhead projectors will be available for all sessions at the CEA meetings. Beamers (computer-connected projectors) will not be available, except for State of the Art Lectures, the Innis Lecture, and the Presidential address. Organizations wishing to arrange for beamers for sponsored sessions should contact the local organizer Prof. Frances Woolley for information about cost and availability.
Courtesy of William Robson of the C.D. Howe Institute, below are images of the two sides of two paddles (paper glued on signboard) that he recently used at a conference. They were very effective when managing the time allocated to individual speakers.
Instructions for registering are now available. Please use our on-line registration form. Alternatively, print out the registration formand mail or fax it to the conference secretariat. Please note that registration fees will be higher after May 1, 2003.
NEW! Check-in and Registration Site:
Information about accomodation at Carleton University, along with an application form, is available as a downloadable PDF file. Carleton University has a limited number of rooms available for CEA conference participants. Requests must be submitted, along with payment, by April 4, 2003.
The only accommodation options within walking distance of the conference are the university residences and some small bed and breakfasts. With the exception of Southways, all other accommodation options are located in the downtown core. This area is convenient for restaurants and tourist attractions, but is about 8-10 km from campus. The Carleton campus can be reached by taxi (about $12-$15) or city bus. Southway is closer to the airport and located near South Keys Mall. It is a fairly low cost accommodation option. From there, it is possible to access the campus by O-train.
(All rates shown are in Canadian Dollars)
See the Ottawa Hotel Guide for further information on hotels. However, group reservations have only been made with the hotels listed above.
Carleton University is located south of the downtown area. It is about 15 minutes each from the Via Rail station and the Ottawa's Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Taxi rides from either location to Carleton University's Residence Commons costs approximately $15.00. Taxi fare from the Ottawa (Voyageur) bus terminal to Carleton University is approximately $10.00.
Conference participants arriving by car on Highway 401 should follow Highway 416 (interchange near Prescott, Ontario) to Highway 417 (East). Then follow the directions below.
Conference participants arriving by car via Highway 417 (also called the "Queensway", and running east-west through the centre of the City of Ottawa) should exit at Bronson Avenue. Follow Bronson Avenue south approximately 2 kilometres. The campus entrance will be on the right at the intersection of Bronson and Sunnyside Avenue.
Travel grants may become available in 2003 if the CEA receives financial support from the SSHRC. Travel grants will be allocated on a priority basis to graduate students at Canadian universities, Canadian graduate students at foreign universities, and junior faculty members at Canadian universities. All allocations are at the discretion of the Secretary-Treasurer of the CEA. Eligibility for a travel grant requires that the applicant is a current paid-up member of the Canadian Economics Association. Further information appears on the application form. Please fill out the form below and return it to Michael Denny by mail or by fax.
Some sessions at the Annual Meeting are organized by other organizations. These include
CERF is holding a Conference on Education, Schooling and The Labour Market on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Carleton University, Ottawa, prior to the CEA conference. For more information please refer to the CERF conference web site.2003 Canadian Economic Theory Conference
The 2003 Canadian Economic Theory Conference is held separately from the CEA meetings, and will take place May 9-11, 2003 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Participants who would like to present at this year's conference are requested to send a copy of the paper to the organizing committee. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2003. If a full paper is not available by that date, an extended abstract may be submitted instead. However, priority will be given to submissions consisting of the complete paper. Electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org are strongly encouraged. Alternatively, hard copies can be sent by regular mail to: CETC 2003, Department of Economics, UBC, 997-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada.2003 Canadian Public Economics Study Group
The 2003 CPESG meeting is held at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, June 1-2 2003. Keynote speaker is Stephen Coate. For more information, please follow the above web email@example.com.
The Canadian Economics Association would like to thank all sponsors of the 2003 conference. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the financial contributions of the sponsors mentioned below: