CEA 37th Annual Meetings
Thursday, May 29 - Sunday, June 1, 2003
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
 
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Current as of Thursday, June 5, 2003 - Please watch for updates
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Location Directory
AT101 Azrieli Pavilion 101
AT102 Azrieli Pavilion 102
Azrieli Foyer, 1st Floor, Azrieli Pavilion
Common's Grille Residence Common's Building
DT2017 Arts Faculty Lounge, Durton Tower
Friday's Friday's Roast Beef House
LA C869 Loeb Building
Lobbies Common Lobbies
Loeb C869 Loeb Building C869
MacLaren's MacLaren's Pub(Corner of MacLaren & Elgin)
MC2000 Minto Centre 2000
Residence Commons Residence Commons Building, 3rd Floor
TB202 Tory Building 202
TB204 Tory Building 204
TB206 Tory Building 206
TB208 Tory Building 208
TB210 Tory Building 210
TB213 Tory Building 213
TB215 Tory Building 215
TB217 Tory Building 217
TB219 Tory Building 219
TB230 Tory Building 230
TB234 Tory Building 234
TB236 Tory Building 236
TB238 Tory Building 238
TB240 Tory Building 240
TB340 Tory Building 340
TB342 Tory Building 342
TB360 Tory Building 360
TB432 Tory Building 432
TB446 Tory Building 446
TB447 Tory Building 447
UC231 Unicentre 231

 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, May 29, 2003

Thu 08:00 - 08:15 Azrieli
CERF Continental Breakfast / CERF petit déjeuner continental

Thu 08:15 - 08:30 AT101
CERF Opening Comments: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta; CERF Co-Chair) / CERF Rémarques d'ouverture: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta; CERF Présidente conjointe)

Thu 08:30 - 10:00 AT101
CERF Session I: Access To Post-Secondary Education / CERF Séance I: L'accès à l'éducation de troisième cycle
Organizer Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
  Daniel Parent (McGill University)
  Timothy Sargent (Department of Finance, Canada)
Chair Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
Presentations Perception of Barriers to Education in a Group of 18 to 20 Year Olds: For Whom Does Money Matter?
    Joanna Tomkowicz (Statistics Canada)
    Sylvie Ouellette (Statistics Canada)
    Lisa Shipley (Statistics Canada)
  Have University Fee Hikes in the 1990s Undermined Access?
    Mélanie Raymond (Department of Finance)
    Maud Rivard (Department of Finance)
  Family Income and Post-Secondary Participation
    Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
    Garth Lipps (Statistics Canada)
    John Zhao (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)

Thu 10:00 - 10:30 Azrieli
CERF Coffee/Tea Break / CERF pause café

Thu 10:30 - 12:00 AT101
CERF Session II: Measuring and Understanding Student Achievement / CERF Séance II: Évaluation et compréhension du niveau de réussite des étudiants
Organizer Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
  Daniel Parent (McGill University)
  Timothy Sargent (Department of Finance, Canada)
Chair William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations The Interpretation of Elementary Test Scores in Ontario
    David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Provincial Differences in the Distribution of Achievement: The Role of Class Size and Hours per Year of Instruction
    Darren Lauzon (Statistics Canada)
  Understanding the Urban-Rural Reading Gap
    Fernando Cartwright (Statistics Canada)
    Mary Allen (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Yahong Zhang (University of Western Ontario)

Thu 14:00 - 15:30 AT101
CERF Session III: Streaming, Peer Effects, and Networks / CERF Séance III: Le tri, l'influence des pairs et des réseaux éducatifs
Organizer Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
  Daniel Parent (McGill University)
  Timothy Sargent (Department of Finance, Canada)
Chair Timothy Sargent (Department of Finance, Canada)
Presentations Educational Track, Networks and Labor Market Outcomes
    David Margolis (Université de Paris)
    Véronique Simonnet (Université de Paris)
  Peer Effects in Canadian Schools
    Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
    Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
  School Program Choice and Streaming: Evidence from French Immersion Programs
    Chris Worswick (Carleton University)
Discussants Stephen Jones (McMaster University)

Thu 15:00 - 16:00 LA C869
CEA Executive Meeting / Assemblée éxecutive de l' ACE

Thu 15:30 - 16:00 Azrieli
CERF Coffee/Tea Break / CERF pause café

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 AT101
CERF Session IV: School Attainment and Labour Market Outcomes / CERF Séance IV: La réussite à l'école et les résultats sur le marché du travail
Organizer Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
  Daniel Parent (McGill University)
  Timothy Sargent (Department of Finance, Canada)
Chair Satya Brink (Human Resources Development Canada)
Presentations The Effectiveness of Compulsory School Laws in Canada
    Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Estimating the Value of Community College: Evidence from Quebec's CÉGEPs
    Mark Lewis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Breaking the Cycle: The Effect of Education on Welfare Receipt Among Children of Welfare Recipients
    Michael Coelli (University of British Columbia)
    David Green (University of British Columbia)
    William P. Warturton (Ministry of Human Resources, BC)
Discussants Daniel Parent (McGill University)

Thu 17:30 - 20:00 Loeb C869
CERF Executive Meeting / Assemblée éxecutive du CERF

Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Friday's
CEA Past Presidents' Dinner/Dîner des anciens présidents de l'ACE

 
 
 
 
 
Friday, May 30, 2003

Fri 08:00 - 08:30 Lobbies
Statistics Canada Morning Coffee / Café matinal offert par Statistiques Canada
Sponsored by Statistics Canada / Statistiques Canada

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 AT101
CERF Session V: Credentials, School Quality, and Earnings / CERF Séance V: États de services d'enseignement, qualité de l'école et revenues salariaux
Organizer Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
  Daniel Parent (McGill University)
  Timothy Sargent (Department of Finance, Canada)
Chair Ging Wong (Human Resources Development Canada)
Presentations Education Credentials and Immigrant Earnings
    Ana Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
    Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  Co-op Education and Earnings
    Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
    Arthur Sweetman (Queen's University)
  How Robust is the Evidence on the Effects of College Quality? Evidence from Matching
    Jeffrey Smith (University of Maryland)
    Dan A. Black (Syracuse University)
Discussants Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB202
Foreign Direct Investment / L'investissement étranger direct
Chair Marie-Christine Tremblay (Department of Finance)
Presentations The Differential Impact of Foreign Direct Investment from Japan and U.S. on Exports of Indian Manufacturing [abstract]
    Rashmi Banga (Jesus and Mary College)
  U.S. Acquisitions of Canadian Firms and the Role of the Exchange Rate [abstract]
    George Georgopoulos (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
  Explaining Canada's Changing FDI Patterns [abstract]
    Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
    A. Edward Safarian (University of Toronto)
Discussants Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  Don Brean (University of Toronto)
  Prakash Sharma (Industry Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB204
Labour Markets: Labour Supply / Le marché du travail: L'offre de main d'oeuvre
Chair Vik Singh (Statistics Canada)
Presentations An Econometric Model of Labour Supply in the Underground Economy [abstract]
    Bernard Fortin (Laval University)
    Nadia Joubert (Université de Lyon 2)
    Guy Lacroix (Laval University)
  Mandatory Retirement Bans and Older Worker Employment [abstract]
    Mike Shannon (Lakehead University)
    Diana Grierson (Lakehead University)
  Price Guarantees in a Searching Model [abstract]
    Liping Zhang (University of Ottawa)
    Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB206
Economic History I: Earnings and Wealth at the Turn of the Century in Canada / Histoire économique: Les gains de travail et la richesse au Canada au début du vingtième siècle
Organizer Sean Rogers (Dalhousie University)
Chair Stephen Salmon (National Archives of Canada)
Presentations The Earnings Gap between Rural and Urban Canada in 1901
    Alan Green (Queen's University)
    Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
    Chris Minns (McGill University)
  Wealth, Aging and the Elderly in Turn of the Century Ontario [abstract]
    Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB208
Growth and Productivity / Croissance et productivité
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Chair Steven Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Investor Protection, Optimal Incentives and Economic Growth
    Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
    Gian Luca Clementi (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Glenn MacDonald (Washington University, St. Louis)
  Effective Property Rights, Appropriative Conflict and Growth
    Francisco Gonzalez (University of British Columbia)
  The Role of Agriculture in International Productivity Differences
    Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto)
    Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB210
CABE Session: Fiscal Challenges and Options Over the Medium and Long-Term / Séance de la CABE: Les défis fiscaux et les options dans le moyen et long terme
Organizer Catherine Harris (Canadian Assocation of Business Economics)
Chair David Hanly (Saskatchewan Industry & Resources)
Panelists Michael McCracken & Carl Sonnen (Informetrica)
  Brian MacLean (Laurentian University)
  Tom Wilson (University of Toronto)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB217
Globalization and Labour Market Outcomes / La mondialisation et ses résultats sur le marché du travail
Chair Alena Kimakova (York University)
Presentations Is Trade Good for Women? [abstract]
    Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  Globalization and Wage Inequality in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector: A Time Series Analysis [abstract]
    Akbar Tavakoli (University of Ottawa)
    Gilles Grenier (University of Ottawa)
Discussants René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Paul Oslington (University New South Wales/Australian Defence Force Academy)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB219
Financial Economics: Theory / Économie financière: Théorie
Chair Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Corporate Income Taxation and Signaling with Capital Structure [abstract]
    Kwang Soo Cheong (Johns Hopkins University)
  Asset Pricing Under Progressive Taxes and Existence of General Equilibrium [abstract]
    Hui Huang (University of Western Ontario)
  Property Rights and Optimal Security Design [abstract]
    Anton Miglo (UQAM)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB230
Auction Theory / Théorie sur la vente aux enchères
Chair Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
Presentations Allocation of Buyers Across Auctions Under Imperfect Information [abstract]
    Konstantin Rybakov (University of Toronto)
  Buy-out Prices in Online Auctions: Multi-Unit Demand [abstract]
    Rene Kirkegaard (University of Aarhus)
    Per Overgaard (University of Aarhus)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB234
Monetary Integration / L'intégration monétaire
Chair James Dean (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Monetary Integration and Inflation Preferences: A Real Options Analysis [abstract]
    Frank Strobel (University of Birmingham)
  Regional Perspectives on Dollarization in Canada [abstract]
    Michel Beine (University of Brussels)
    Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
  The Choice of Monetary Policy Objectives in a Monetary Union [abstract]
    Alina Carare (International Monetary Fund)
    Xiang Lin (Sodertron University)
Discussants Michel Beine (University of Brussels)
  Alina Carare (International Monetary Fund)
  James Dean (Simon Fraser University)
  Frank Strobel (University of Birmingham)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB236
Teaching of Economics Session I: The Acadia Advantage / Séance sur la pédagogie des sciences économiques I: l'avantage Acadien
Organizer Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Chair Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Panelists Chris Fader (University of Waterloo)
  John Janmaat (Acadia University)
  Peter Townley (Acadia University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB238
Productivity / Productivité
Organizer Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
Chair Renée St-Jacques (Industry Canada)
Presentations Industrial Competition, Shifts in Market Share and Productivity Growth [abstract]
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Capital Accumulation and the Canada-U.S. Productivity Gap [abstract]
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
  Has Trend Productivity Growth Increased in Canada? [abstract]
    Benoît Robidoux (Department of Finance)
    Bing-Sun Wong (Department of Finance)
  The Effects of Adjustment Costs and Organizational Change on Productivity in Canada: Evidence from Aggregate Data [abstract]
    Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  Lori Whewell (Department of Finance)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB340
Public Economics: Political Economy / Économie publique: Économie politique
Chair Gebhard Kirchgaessner (University of St. Gallen)
Presentations Are Positive, Finite, Campaign Spending Limits Rational? [abstract]
    Thomas Evans (Clemson University)
  Political Instability, Economic Policies and the Effects of Aid on Growth [abstract]
    Muhammed N. Islam (Concordia University)
  The Impact of Campaign Spending on Votes in Multiparty Elections [abstract]
    Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Thomas Evans (Clemson University)
  Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
  Binyam Solomon (Department of National Defense and University of York)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB342
Post-Secondary Education I / L'éducation post secondaire
Chair Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
Presentations Determining Demand for University Education in Ontario [abstract]
    Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
    Duane Rockerbie (University of Lethbridge)
  Which Fields Pay, Which Fields Don't? An Examination of the Returns to University Education in Canada by Detailed Field of Study [abstract]
    Alan Stark (Department of Finance)
  Field Choice and Earnings of New College Graduates in Canada [abstract]
    Brahim Boudarbat (University of Montreal and UBC)
    Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Brahim Boudarbat (University of Montreal and UBC)
  Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
  Alan Stark (Department of Finance)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB432
Politics, Institutions and Growth / La politique, les institutions et la croissance
Chair Nathan Nunn (University of Toronto)
Presentations Partisan Competition, Growth and the Franchise [abstract]
    Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
    Humberto Llavador (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  Initial Political Conditions and Reform in Central and Eastern Europe [abstract]
    Bogdan Buduru (Carleton University)
Discussants Azim Essaji (University of Toronto)
  Christine Neill (University of Toronto)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB446
Monetary Policy I / Politique monétaire I
Chair Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Optimal Targeting Regimes Under Imperfect and Asymmetric Information [abstract]
    Florian Pelgrin (Bank of Canada; EUREQua, Université de Paris I and OFCE )
    Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
  How Important is Precommitment for Monetary Policy? [abstract]
    Richard Dennis (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
    Ulf Soderstrom (Sveriges Riksbank)
  The Brown Book Method: Adaptive Learning for Inflation Targeting Central Banks [abstract]
    Nicholas Rowe (Carleton University)
Discussants Richard Dennis (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
  Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
  Robert Tetlow (Federal Reserve Board)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 TB447
PEF Session I: Institutions, Innovations and Inconsistencies - Critical Observations on Contemporary Financial Arrangements / Séance de PEF I: du Institutions, innovations et contradicitions - commentaires critiques des dispostions financières contemporaines
Organizer Adam Harmes (Progressive Economics Forum)
Chair Marc-Andre Pigeon (Carleton University)
Presentations Financial Instability Revisited: Recent Experience With Innovation and Institutional Change
    Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
  From Marx to Minsky: A Contribution to an Institutionalist Theory of Capitalist Finance and Finance Capital
    Eric Pineault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Institutional Dilemmas in Banking
    Ellen Russell (University of Massachusetts)
Discussants Marc-Andre Pigeon (Carleton University)

Fri 10:00 - 10:30 Azrieli
CERF Coffee/Tea Break / CERF pause café

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 AT101
CERF Panel Discussion on Education, Schooling and The Labour Market / La formation, éducation et le marché du travail
Organizer Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
Chair Jean-Pierre Voyer (Policy Research Initiative)
Panelists Scott Murray (Statistics Canada)
  Alex Usher (Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 AT102
State of the Art Lecture / État des connaissances: Tom Ross
Sponsored by Industry Canada
Chair Renée St-Jacques (Industry Canada)
Speaker Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
  Canadian Competition Policy: Progress and Prospects

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB202
Public Economics: Fiscal Policy I / Économie publique I: La politique fiscale
Chair Ronald G. Bodkin (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Life Cycles and Taxes: The Micro-Economic Theories of Macro-Economic Saving [abstract]
    Allan Pollock (Department of Finance)
  Intra-Sector Mobility and Specific Inputs in Tax-Incidence Theory [abstract]
    Kul Bhatia (University of Western Ontario)
  Estimation of Tax Buoyancy: Kernel Techniques and International Comparisons [abstract]
    Masood Ahmed Qazi (Institute of Business Administration, Karachi)
    Syed F. Mahmud (Bilkent University, Turkey)
    Eray M. Yucel (Bilkent University, Turkey)
Discussants Ronald G. Bodkin (University of Ottawa)
  Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
  Nguyen V. Quyen (University of Ottawa)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB204
Labour Markets: Life Cycle and Demographic Issues / Le marché du travail: problèmes du cycle de la vie et de la démographie
Chair Mike Shannon (Lakehead University)
Presentations Interethnic Marriages, Economic Assimilation and Self-Selection [abstract]
    Jasmin Kantarevic (University of Toronto and Institute for Policy Analysis)
  Parents' Money Versus Parents' Ability [abstract]
    Haoming Liu (National University of Singapore)
  Savings and Health Behavior Over the Lifecycle and Across Generations [abstract]
    John Knowles (University of Pennsylvania)
    Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
    Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussants Nina Ahmed (Human Resources Development Canada)
  Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
  Ian Irvine (Concordia University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB206
Technical Change I / Le changement technique I
Chair Dennis Lu (Industry Canada)
Presentations Comparative Innovative Performance of Canadian Provinces: Patterns, Determinants and Explanations [abstract]
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
    Eric Chalifoux (Industry Canada)
  The Anchor Tenant Hypothesis: Examining the Role of Large, Local, R&D-Intensive Firms in Regional Innovation Systems [abstract]
    Ajay Agrawal (Queen's University)
    Iain Cockburn (Boston University)
  The (Teaching) Role of Universities in Technology Adoption [abstract]
    Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
Discussants Gwillym Allen (Competition Bureau)
  Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
  David Madani (Conference Board of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB210
CABE Session - Canadian Economic Outlook: Medium Term Drivers of the Economy / Séance de la CABE - La perspective sur l'économie canadienne: les tendances lourdes de l'économie à moyen terme
Organizer Catherine Harris (Canadian Assocation of Business Economics)
Chair Catherine Harris (Canadian Assocation of Business Economics)
Panelists Peter Hall (Conference Board of Canada)
  Nancy Cerbyk and Michael McCracken (Informetrica)
  Stephen Poloz (Export Development Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB213
Household Dynamics / La dynamique des ménages
Chair Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Public Goods and Household Dynamics: An Empirical Investigation [abstract]
    Jie Yang (University of Ottawa)
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
    Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
  Who Marries Whom and Why [abstract]
    Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
    Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  Why Are Power Couples Increasingly Located in Large Cities [abstract]
    Janice Compton (Washington University, St. Louis)
    Robert A. Pollak (Washington University, St. Louis)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB215
Health Care: Smoking / Les services de santé: Le tabagisme
Chair Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
Presentations Peer Effects, Tobacco Control Policies, and Youth Smoking Behavior [abstract]
    Lisa Powell (Queen's University)
    John Tauras (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    Hana Ross (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  Social Interactions, Taxes, and Youth Smoking [abstract]
    Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
    Tony Wirjanto (Economics, University of Waterloo)
  Peer Effects and Selection Effects in Youth Smoking [abstract]
    Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Lisa Powell (Queen's University)
  Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB217
Labour Markets: Gender Issues / Le marché du travail: Les problèmes d'égalité entre les sexes
Chair Lorie Srivastava (Parliamentary Research Branch)
Presentations Why Are Women Less Productive Than Men? Evidence From Incentive Contracts [abstract]
    Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
    Harry Paarsch (University of Iowa)
  Career Interruptions and Wage Differentials in a General Equilibrium Search Model [abstract]
    Yahong Zhang (University of Western Ontario)
  Do Credit Constraints Affect the Size and Persistence of the Gender Wage Differential? [abstract]
    Kathleen Rybczynski (Queen's University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB230
Law and Economics: Theory / Droit et économie: Théorie
Chair Bill Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Bigots or Bayesians? A Model of Profiling In Law Enforcement [abstract]
    Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
  Split-Award Tort Reform, Firm's Level of Care and Litigation Outcomes [abstract]
    Landeo Claudia (University of Alberta)
    Linda Babcock (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Maxim Nikitin (University of Alberta)
  Imperfect Competition and Corporate Governance [abstract]
    Frank Milne (Queen's University)
    David Kelsey (University of Birmingham)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB234
Monetary Policy in Open Economies / La politique monétaire en économie ouverte
Chair Srobona Mitra (International Monetary Fund)
Presentations Monetary Policy in an Estimated Canadian Small-Open Economy Model [abstract]
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
  Do Central Banks Target Exchange Rates? A Structural Empirical Investigation [abstract]
    Thomas Lubik (Johns Hopkins University)
    Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussants Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB236
Public Economics: Taxing Capital / Économie publique: Les impôts fonciers
Chair Daniel Hara (Hara Associates Inc)
Presentations Optimal Capital Income Taxation in a Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Constantine Angyridis (University of Toronto)
  Capital Tax Competition with Heterogeneous Firms [abstract]
    John Burbidge (University of Waterloo)
    Katherine Cuff (McMaster University)
    John Leach (McMaster University)
  Capital Taxation, Globalization, and International Tax Competition [abstract]
    Ken Stewart (University of Victoria)
    Michael Webb (University of Victoria)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB238
CSLS Session: Understanding and Improving Labour Market Statistics I / Comment comprendre et améliorer les statistiques du marché du travail I
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Ian Stewart (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Presentations Beyond the Unemployment Rate: Toward a Summary Measure of Employment and Earnings Adequacy
    David Howell (New School University)
  An Index of Labour Market Well-being for OECD Countries
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Discussants Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
  Doug Smith (Carleton University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB240
IRPP Session: Policy Implications of Deepening North American Integration / IRPP Séance: Implications pour la politique de l'intégration croissante des pays de l'Amérique du Nord
Organizer Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Chair John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Industrial Strength? Cross-Border Business Strategies and Public Policy
    Don Brean (University of Toronto)
  Unbundling the Canada-US Relationship: When Is North America Home
    Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
  Deepening NAFTA: Taxes, Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
    Lorraine Eden (Texas A&M University)
Discussants Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
  Sam Boutziouvis (Canadian Council of Chief Executives)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB340
Macroeconomics and the Labour Market / La théorie macroéconomique et le marché du travail
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Chair Huw Lloyd-Ellis (Queen's University)
Presentations Productivity Gains From Progressive Taxation of Labor Income
    Iourii Manovskii (University of Western Ontario)
  Examining the Effects of Wealth, and Unemployment Benefits on Individuals' Search Behavior and Labor Market Transitions in the U.S.
    Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
    Tricia Gladden (University of Missouri-Columbia)
  From Individual to Aggregate Labor Supply [abstract]
    Sun-Bin Kim (Concordia University)
    Yongsung Chang (University of Pennsylvania)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB342
Post-Secondary Education II / L'éducation post-secondaire II
Chair René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Wages and Educational Credentials: The Case of Registered Nurses in Canada [abstract]
    Karen Buhr (Carleton University)
  Access to College and University: Does Distance Matter? [abstract]
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
  The US/Canada Difference in Post-Secondary Educational Choice [abstract]
    Shek-wai Hui (The University of Western Ontario)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB360
The Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators Initiative / Implications pour la politique de l'integration croissante des pays de l'Amerique du Nord
Chair John Livernois (University of Guelph)
Panelists Robert Cairns (McGill University)
  John Hartwick (Queen's University)
  Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
  Stuart Smith (National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB432
Growth I / Croissance I
Chair Francisco Gonzalez (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The Impact of a General Purpose Technology Shock on Market Structure and Growth: The Internet as a Case in Point [abstract]
    Antonia Swann (York University)
  The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Inequality: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Parantap Basu (Fordham University)
    Alessandra Guariglia (University of Kent at Canterbury)
  What Do We Learn From Endogenous Economic Growth Theory: The Role of the Utility Function [abstract]
    Xiaopeng Yin (University of Windsor)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB446
Financial Economics: Asset Pricing / Économie financiére: L'évaluation d'actifs financiers
Chair James Brox (University of Waterloo)
Presentations State Dependent Preferences Can Explain the Equity Premium Puzzle [abstract]
    Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)
    Alan X. Yang (Algorithmics Inc.)
  La Non-Explication De L'Historique Du Cours Des Actions: Une Nouvelle Enigme [abstract]
    Georges Prat (Université de Paris 10, CNRS)
  Asset Pricing Theory and the Valuation of Canadian Paintings [abstract]
    Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Keith Vorkink (Brigham Young University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 TB447
PEF Session II: Issues in the New Global Economy / Séance du PEF II: Problèmes de la nouvelle économie mondiale
Organizer Adam Harmes (Progressive Economics Forum)
Chair Myron Gordon (University of Toronto)
Presentations Has the New Economy Come to Canada?: Has Anybody Noticed?
    Ian Hudson (University of Manitoba)
    Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)
  A Post-Keynesian Alternative to the New Consensus on Monetary Policy
    Marc Lavoie (University of Ottawa)
  Alternative Frameworks to Prevent and Resolve International Financial Crises
    Joelle Leclaire (University of Missouri)
Discussants Myron Gordon (University of Toronto)

Fri 12:00 - 14:00 Common's Grille
Luncheon for Chairs of Departments of Economics at Canadian Universities / Dîner-causerie pour les directeurs et directrices de départements d'économie aux universités canadiennes
Chair Arch Ritter (Carleton University)
Speaker B. Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
  Differential Grading Standards

Fri 12:00 - 14:00 DT2017
Canadian Women Economists Network Luncheon (Members and Non-Members Welcome; Pre-registration Required.) / Dîner-causerie du CWEN (Bienvenue à tous et à toutes; veuillez vous-inscrire en avance)
Sponsored by Pearson Economics

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 AT102
State of the Art Lecture / État des connaissances: Nancy Folbre
Sponsored by Office of the President, Carleton University
Chair Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
Speaker Nancy Folbre (University of Massachusetts)
  Ménage à trois: Feminist Theory, Evolutionary Economics, and Individual Optimization in the Household

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB202
Learning and Best Responses / L'apprentissage et les méilleures réponses
Organizer Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Chair Barb L. Bloemhof (Mcmaster University)
Presentations An Initial Implementation of the Turing Tournament to Learning in Two Person Games
    Jasmina Arifovic (Simon Fraser University)
    Richard McKelvey (Centre d'Étude en Macrodynam Finance Internationale)
    Svetlana Pevnitskaya (Ohio State University)
  Can We Train Students to be Nash Payoff Maximizers?
    John Spraggon (Lakehead University)
    Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
  Currency Crises in Experimental Asset Markets [abstract]
    Jason Childs (University of New Brunswick at Saint John)
Discussants Bill Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB204
Labour Markets: Equity Issues I / Le marché du travail: les problémes d'équité I
Chair Parantap Basu (Fordham University)
Presentations Changes in the Structure of Family Income in Canada, 1980-1997: The Effects of Changing Family Structure and Growing Proportion of Recent Immigrants [abstract]
    Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
  A Cohort Analysis of the Impact of Ethnic Enclaves on the Economic Integration of Immigrants: Evidence from the 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996 Canadian Censuses [abstract]
    Casey Warman (Carleton University)
  When Twenty-Four Hours Is Not Enough: Time Poverty [abstract]
    Arun Mukhopadhyay (Saint Mary's University)
    Andrew Harvey (Saint Mary's University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB210
The Effects of Government Policy and Taxation on the Macroeconomy / Les effets de la politique gouvernementale et de l'imposition sur la macroéconomie
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Chair Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto)
Presentations Public Debt as Private Liquidity: A Quantitative General Equilibrium Exercise
    Ahmet Akyol (York University)
  The Backing of Government Debt and the Price Level [abstract]
    Carlos Resende (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
    Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
    Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
  Labor Market Restrictions and the Sectoral Reallocation of Workers: The Case of Trade Liberalizations [abstract]
    Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Western Ontario)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB213
Labour Markets: Migration / Le marché du travail: la migration
Chair Xuelin Zhang (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Migration as an Option [abstract]
    Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
  Household Migration Decision in Burkina Faso [abstract]
    Adama Konseiga (ZEF/University of Bonn)
  Co-ordination Failures in Network Migration [abstract]
    Axel Heitmueller (Centre for Economic Reform & Transformation, and Institute for the Study of Labor)
Discussants Axel Heitmueller (Centre for Economic Reform & Transformation, and Institute for the Study of Labor)
  Jasmin Kantarevic (University of Toronto and Institute for Policy Analysis)
  Adama Konseiga (ZEF/University of Bonn)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB215
Health Care: Immigrants and the Elderly / Les services de santé: Les immigrants et personnes âgées
Chair Ruolz Ariste (Health Canada)
Presentations The Health of Immigrants to Canada [abstract]
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  The Living Arrangement Dynamics of Sick Elderly Individuals [abstract]
    Pierre-Thomas Leger (HEC Montréal)
    Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
Discussants Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)
  Umut Oguzoglu (University of Guelph)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB217
Education: Some Social Issues / L'éducation: quelques questions sociales
Chair Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Gender Differences in Reading Achievement [abstract]
    Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources Development Canada)
  Do Peers Affect Student Achievement in China's Secondary Schools? [abstract]
    Weili Ding (University of Michigan)
    Steven Lehrer (University of Pennsylvania)
  ICT and Socio-Economic Exclusion [abstract]
    John Haisken-DeNew (RWI Essen)
Discussants Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
  Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Steven Lehrer (University of Pennsylvania)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB219
The Environment: Institutions / L'environnement: Les institutions
Chair Benjamin Richardson (York University)
Presentations How Effective is Green Regulatory Threat? [abstract]
    Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  Brownfield Redevelopment: Market Failures, Policy Tools, [abstract]
    Daniel Hara (Hara Associates Inc)
  Instruments volontaires: une remise en question des définitions de la littérature [abstract]
    Naoufel Mzoughi (Université de Bourgogne UMR INRA-ENESAD)
    Gilles Grolleau (Université de Bourgogne et UMR INRA-ENESAD)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB230
Public Economics: Some Theoretical Issues / Économie publique: Quelques sujets théoriques
Chair Al Slivinski (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations February is Heart and Stroke Month [abstract]
    Amornrat Apinunmahakul (University of Windsor)
    Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
  Innovation, Venture Capital Financing, And Tax Policy [abstract]
    Oana Secrieru (Bank of Canada)
  Your Money or Your Time: Pricing, Queuing, and Merit Good Egalitarianism [abstract]
    Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
    Bonggeun Kim (University of Canterbury)
Discussants J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
  John Burbidge (University of Waterloo)
  Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB234
Fiscal Policy I / Politique fiscale I
Chair Thomas Lubik (Johns Hopkins University)
Presentations Capital Mobility, Crowding Out and Government Size [abstract]
    Saleh Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
    Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
    Samad Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
  Vulnerability of External Debt to Exchange Rate Movements in Emerging Market Economies [abstract]
    Doug Hostland (Bank of Canada)
  The Macroeconomic Impact of Deficit Financing: Some Evidence from the Canadian Experience [abstract]
    Fazley Siddiq (Dalhousie University)
    Mohammad Safa (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Thomas Lubik (Johns Hopkins University)
  Fazley Siddiq (Dalhousie University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB236
Bank of Canada Session: Exchange Rate Pass-Through / Séance de la Banque du Canada: La transmission du taux de change
Organizer Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
Chair Bob Fay (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Exchange Rate Pass-through in Industrialized Countries: Has it Really Declined?
    Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
    Eiji Fujii (Otaru University of Commerce, Japan)
  A Structural Small Open Economy Model with Nominal Rigidities
    Steven Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Hafedh Bouakez (Bank of Canada)
  Alina Carare (International Monetary Fund)
  Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB238
CSLS: Understanding and Improving Labour Market Statistics II / CSLS: Comment comprendre et améliorer les statistiques du marché du travail II
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair David Slater (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Presentations Toward a Better Measure of Labour Market Capacity: The Role of Hours in Aggregate Supply
    Barry Bluestone (Northeastern University)
  Construction of a New Architecture for Labour Market Statistics: A Synthesis of the Bellagio Rockefeller-Ford Foundation International Project
    Barry Bluestone (Northeastern University)
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Discussants Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  Deborah Sunter (Statistics Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB240
Industrial Organization Theory III / Théorie de l'organisation industrielle III
Chair Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
Presentations Consumer Uncertainty About Which Firms Sells the High Quality Combined with Increasing Quality Costs [abstract]
    Olivier Bonroy (Université Laval)
  Pricing of Brand-Name Drugs Under Different Institutional Arrangements [abstract]
    Hu Lu (Health Canada)
    Charles Mallory (Health Canada)
Discussants Nicolae Gabriel Dragan (University of British Columbia)
  Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB340
Labour Markets: Demographic Issues I / Le marché du travail: problémes de démographie I
Chair Bernard Fortin (Laval University)
Presentations The Microeconomic Impact of Aging on Industrial Sectors and Occupations in Canada [abstract]
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
    Simon Harvey (Human Resources Development Canada)
    Jean Mercenier (Université Cergy Pontoise and THEMA)
  Aging Population and Immigration in Canada: An Analysis with a Regional CGE Overlapping Generations Model [abstract]
    Maxime Fougère (Human Resources Development Canada)
    Simon Harvey (Human Resources Development Canada)
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
    François Poitras (Industry Canada)
Discussants Bernard Fortin (Laval University)
  Carole Vincent (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB342
Trade Theory I / Théorie du commerce II
Chair Akbar Tavakoli (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Quality of Foreign Direct Investments Under Country Risk With Incomplete Markets [abstract]
    Kinga Z Elo (The University of Melbourne)
  Firm Taxation, Trade Liberalization, and National Treatment [abstract]
    Chi-Chur Chao (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Eden Yu (City University of Hong Kong)
  Technology, Trade and Dynamic Gains [abstract]
    M.H. Zahedi Vafa (Imam Sadiq University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB432
Financial Economics: Market Efficiency / Économie financière: L'efficacité des marchés
Chair Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)
Presentations Testing Weak-Form Efficiency in Greater Toronto Area Residential Real Estate [abstract]
    James Brox (University of Waterloo)
    Emanuel Carvalho (University of Waterloo)
    Matthew Duckett (University of Waterloo)
  Auction Participation and Market Uncertainty: Evidence from the Bank of Canada's Auctions [abstract]
    Dennis Lu (Industry Canada)
    Jing Yang (Bank of Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB446
Growth II / Croissance II
Chair Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Domestic Growth in a Global R&D Context [abstract]
    Marie-Christine Tremblay (Department of Finance)
  Evolution of Population and Resource with Maximin Objective [abstract]
    Huilan Tian (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
    Robert Cairns (McGill University)
Discussants Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
  Ryan Compton (Washington University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 TB447
PEF Session III: Health Care Finance - Romanow and Beyond / Séance de PEF III: Le financement des services de santé - Romanow et au-delà
Chair Michael McCracken (Informetrica)
Presentations Health Care Sustainability: Measurement and Forecasting Issues
    Kim Jarvi (Registered Nurses Association of Canada)
  The De-Commodification and Re-Commodification of Health Care in Canada
    Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  Influences on Long-erRun Trends in Health Care Expenditures
    Alison McDermott (Fiscal Policy Div, Finance Canada)
Discussants Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)

Fri 15:30 - 17:30 TB206
PEF Annual Business Meeting and Steering Committee Elections (Wine and Cheese Social) / Réunion annuelle de FEP et élection du comité directeur
Speaker David Howell (New School University)
  Cracks in the Conventional Wisdom: What Happened to the 'American Model'?

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 AT102
State of the Art Lecture / État des connaissances: Paul Beaudry
Sponsored by Bank of Canada
Chair Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)
Speaker Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia)
  An International Perspective on Canada's Economic Performance Over the Last 30 Years

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB202
Empirical Investigations in Behavioural Economics / Enquêtes empiriques de la conduite éonomique
Organizer Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Chair Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Presentations Proportion Heuristics and the Framing Effect of Incentives
    Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
  Self-Perceived Social Status and Behaviour in Experimental Social Dilemmas
    Pat Barclay (McMaster University)
  Experimental Modulation of Temporal Discount Rates
    Margo Wilson (McMaster University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB204
Labour Markets: Equity Issues II / Le marché du travail: les problémes d'équité II
Chair David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Stuck on the Wrong Side of the Track? Residential Spell Length in Low-Income Neighbourhoods [abstract]
    Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
    Roger Sceviour (Statistics Canada)
  Recent Trends in Earnings Inequality:Taking Earnings Mobility Into Account [abstract]
    Roger Sceviour (Statistics Canada)
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
Discussants David Gray (University of Ottawa)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB213
Labour Markets: Wage Rates and Skills / Le marché du travail: les taux de salaires et les compétences
Chair John Burbidge (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Should Workers Care about Firm Size? [abstract]
    Ana Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
    Stephanie Lluis (University of Minnesota)
  New Forms of Work Organization, Skills and Training [abstract]
    Craig Eschuk (Human Resources Development Canada)
  The Impact of Hiring and Firing Costs on Wages and Unemployment [abstract]
    Paul Oslington (University New South Wales/Australian Defence Force Academy)
Discussants Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
  George Slotsve (Northern Illinois University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB217
Education: Some Equity Issues / L'éducation: Quelques problèmes d'équité
Chair Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
Presentations Educational Mobility in Canada: Results From the 1996 Adult Literacy Survey [abstract]
    James McIntosh (Concordia University)
  The Growth of Human Capital in Canada and Atlantic Canada, 1976-2000 [abstract]
    Zhen (Christine) He (University of New Brunswick)
    Joe Ruggeri (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB219
The Environment: Theory / L'environnement: Théorie
Chair David Robinson (Laurentian University)
Presentations Modelling Climate Change Policies: An Application of ENERGY2020 [abstract]
    Govinda Timilsina (Canadian Energy Research Institute)
    Abha Bhargava (Canadian Energy Research Institute)
    George Backus (Policy Assessment Corporation)
  Slowing Deforestation Pace through Subsidies : A Differential Game Approach [abstract]
    Karima Fredj (HEC Montreal)
    Guiomar Martín-Herrán (Universidad de Valladolid)
    Georges Zaccour (HEC Montreal)
  Towards Sustainable Banking: Environmental Financing and its Regulation [abstract]
    Benjamin Richardson (York University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB234
Debt and Monetary Policy / La politique de la dette et la politique monétaire
Chair Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
Presentations Is the Quantity of Debt a Constraint for Monetary Policy? [abstract]
    Srobona Mitra (International Monetary Fund)
  Monetary Policy Arithmetic, Superneutrality, and the Empirical Evidence: A Reconciliation [abstract]
    Maxim Nikitin (University of Alberta)
    Steven Russell (IUPUI)
  Currency Cooperation in East Asia [abstract]
    James Dean (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants James Dean (Simon Fraser University)
  Maxim Nikitin (University of Alberta)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB236
Agriculture and Development: Empirics / L'agriculture et le développement: Études empiriques
Chair John Janmaat (Acadia University)
Presentations Demand for Agricultural Loans Under Islamization: An Econometric Analysis of the Sudanese Credit Market [abstract]
    Khalid Yousif Khalafalla (University of Bonn)
  Global Pistachio Production and Marketing Challenges [abstract]
    Karim Koshteh (University of Guelph)
    Vardan Urutyan (Armenian Agricultural Academy, Agribusiness Teaching Center)
  The Economic Impacts of Drought on the Economy of Iran: An Integration of Macroeconometric and Mathematical Programming approaches [abstract]
    Habibollah Salami (University of Tehran)
    Naser Shahnousi (University of Tehran)
Discussants Karim Koshteh (University of Guelph)
  Habibollah Salami (University of Tehran)
  Khalid Yousif Khalafalla (University of Bonn)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB238
CSLS Session: Industry Productivity Trends in Canada / CSLS Séance: Les tendances de la productivité industrielle au Canada
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Dale Orr (Global Insight)
Presentations Productivity and Competitiveness Challenges Facing Canadian Industries
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
  Contributions of SMEs to the Manufacturing Productivity Gap Between Canada and the United States
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
  Productivity Trends in the Natural resources Industries in Canada
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Discussants Andrew Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  Paul Davenport (University of Western Ontario)
  Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB240
Industrial Organization Theory IV / Théorie de l'organisation industrielle IV
Chair Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Inventories and Price Volatility in a Cournot Duopoly [abstract]
    Henry Thille (University of Guelph)
  Flexible Commitments [abstract]
    Nicolae Gabriel Dragan (University of British Columbia)
  Brand Proliferation and Entry Deterrence under Vertical Differentiation [abstract]
    Kazutaka Takechi (University of British Columbia)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB340
Labour Markets: Demographic Issues II / Le marché du travail: problèmes de démographie
Chair René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Canadian Retirement Behaviour: A Microeconomic Examination [abstract]
    Greg Maloney (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
    Mashood Mirza (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
    François Paris (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency)
  Immigrants' Assimilation and Child Outcomes in Canada [abstract]
    Nina Ahmed (Human Resources Development Canada)
  Health Expectancy Trends in the Canadian Population: 1994/95-2000/01 [abstract]
    Ruolz Ariste (Health Canada)
Discussants Mike Shannon (Lakehead University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB342
Trade Theory II / Théorie du commerce II
Chair Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
Presentations Trade Agreements as Self-Protection [abstract]
    Jennifer Pedussel Wu (Center European Integration Studies (ZEI) and University of Bonn)
  International Trade and Conservation With Costly Natural Resource Management [abstract]
    Nancy Bergeron (Université Laval)
Discussants Jen Baggs (Queen's University )
  Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB432
Public Economics: Fiscal Policy III / Économie publique: Politique fiscale III
Chair Stanley Winer (Carleton University)
Presentations Long-Term Trends of Government Spending on Current Goods and Services in Canada: 1961 to 2000 [abstract]
    P.S. Krishna Murty (Statistics Canada)
  Economic Integration and Fiscal Decentralization: Evidence from OECD Countries [abstract]
    Dan Stegarescu (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW))
  Deficit Downloading: Who's Doing What to Whom and By How Much? [abstract]
    Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
Discussants Andrew Garzoni (Carleton University)
  Gebhard Kirchgaessner (University of St. Gallen)
  Stanley Winer (Carleton University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 TB447
Public Economics: Taxes, Transfers, and Employment Insurance / Économie publique: Les impôts, les transferts et l'assurance-emploi
Chair Mokhtar Souissi (Finances Canada)
Presentations Redistributional Impact of the Fiscal System in Canada, 1994 - 2000 [abstract]
    Dagmar Dyck (Department of Finance)
  Unemployment Benefits and Social Differentiation [abstract]
    Johannes Rincke (Centre for European Economic Research)
  Federal Taxes and Transfers Across Canada: Where Does the Money Go? [abstract]
    Marie-Anne Deussing (Department of Finance)
Discussants Émile Allie (Finance Canada)
  Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)
  Michel Poitevin (Université de Montréal)

Fri 17:45 - 19:00 MC2000
Innis Lecture: C. Knick Harley
Chair Angela Redish (University of British Columbia)
Speaker C. Knick Harley (University of Western Ontario)
  Growth Theory and Industrial Revolutions in Britain and America

Fri 19:00 - 22:00 Residence Commons
Dean's Reception / Réception du doyen
Sponsored by Dean of Public Affairs and Management, Carleton University

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, May 31, 2003

Sat 08:00 - 08:30 Lobbies
Statistics Canada Morning Coffee / Café matinal offert par Statistiques Canada

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 AT102
The Political Economy of International Trade / Économie politique du commerce international
Organizer Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
Chair Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
Presentations Trade and Wages: A Non-Stolper-Samuelson Explanation, Theory and Evidence
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
    Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
    Hazrat-Omar Zakhilwal (Statistics Canada)
  Trade Reforms and Multilateral Institutions
    Ravi Yatawara (University of Delaware)
  Trade and Labour Standards: Theory, New Empirical Evidence, and Policy Implications
    Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
    Yiagadeesen Samy (Carleton University)
Discussants Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
  Yiagadeesen Samy (Carleton University)
  Zhihao Yu (Carleton University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB202
Kyoto in the Laboratory /Kyoto au laboratoire
Organizer Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Chair Roberto Martinez-Espineira (St Francis Xavier University)
Presentations Tax Compliance and Obeedience to Authority
    Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
  Exogenous Targeting Instruments Under Differing Information Conditions. [abstract]
    John Spraggon (Lakehead University)
  Long-Run Implications of Alternative Emission Trading Plans: An Experiment with Robot Traders [abstract]
    Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
    Neil Buckley (McMaster University)
    Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Discussants Barb L. Bloemhof (Mcmaster University)
  Karima Fredj (HEC Montreal)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB204
Financial Economics: Governance and Regulation / Économie fiscale: Gestion et réglementation
Presentations Regulation the Market for Corporate Control and Corporate Governance [abstract]
    Rajeeva Sinha (University of Windsor)
  Is the Demand for Corporate Insurance a Habit? Evidence from Directors' and Officers' Insurance [abstract]
    Martin Boyer (HEC Montréal)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB206
Econometric Theory I / Théorie économétrique I
Chair Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
Presentations Residual-Based Finite-Sample Misspecification Tests in Multivariate Regressions with Applications to Asset Pricing Models [abstract]
    Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
    Marie-Claude Beaulieu (Université Laval)
  An Evaluation of MLE in Nonlinear Continuous Time Short-Rate Model [abstract]
    Ka Man Lo (University of Western Ontario)
  Testing For Conditional Distribution Functions in Time Series Model with an Application to Inflation Forecast [abstract]
    Fuchun LI (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Fuchun LI (Bank of Canada)
  Ka Man Lo (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB208
Business Cycles I: Wage and Price Stickiness / Cycles économiques I: Rigidités des salaires et des prix
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Chair Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
Presentations Learning By Doing and (Truly) Endogenous Price Stickiness [abstract]
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)
  Nominal Wage Rigidity as a Nash Equilibrium [abstract] [duplicate session assignment]
    Steven Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB210
Public Economics: Equity Issues / Économie publique: Problèmes d'équité
Chair Stanley Winer (Carleton University)
Presentations Social Capital and Private Philanthropy [abstract]
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
    Amornrat Apinunmahakul (University of Windsor)
  Equity, Efficiency and Social Welfare: An Application of Lorenz Dominance to New Zealand Incomes Data 1984-98 [abstract]
    Srikanta Chatterjee (Massey University)
    Nripesh Podder (University of New South Wales)
Discussants Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
  Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB213
Exchange Rates I / Les taux de change I
Chair Martin Charron (Department of Finance)
Presentations The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Regime Determination: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Alena Kimakova (York University)
  A Noise Trading Model on Foreign Exchange Market [abstract]
    Chuling Chen (University of California at Los Angeles)
  A New Open Economy Macroeconomic Model with Noise Traders [abstract]
    Juanyi Xu (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
  Juanyi Xu (University of British Columbia)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB215
Productivity and Growth in Canada / La productivité et la croissance au Canada
Chair Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Presentations Machinery & Equipment Investment and Growth: Evidence From the Canadian Manufacturing Sector [abstract]
    Tahir Abdi (Department of Finance)
  Is It Skill-Biased or Sector-Biased Technological Change? [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  The Dynamics of the Canadian Manufacturing Sector [abstract]
    Faouzi Tarkhani (Statistics Canada)
    Tarek Harchaoui (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Richard Bodell (University of Waterloo)
  Chris Fader (University of Waterloo)
  Christina Wang (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB217
Resource Economics: Theory / Politiques économique des ressources et de l'environnement: Théorie
Chair Nancy Bergeron (Université Laval)
Presentations How To Eat A Cake Of Unknown Size: A Reconsideration [abstract]
    Ramesh Kumar (University of Waterloo)
  Strike When the Force is With You: A Robust Rule Involving the Force of Interest and Natural Resources [abstract]
    Robert Cairns (McGill University)
    Graham Davis (Colorado School of Mines)
Discussants Nancy Bergeron (Université Laval)
  Nguyen V. Quyen (University of Ottawa)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB230
Financial Economics: Volatility / Économie financière: La volatilité
Chair Silvia Goncalves (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Time Reversibility or Irreversibility of Asset Return Volatility [abstract]
    William McCausland (University of Montreal)
  Predictive Ability of Asymmetric Volatility Models at Medium Term Horizons [abstract]
    Turgut Kisinbay (International Monetary Fund)
  Circuit Breakers and the Tail Index of Equity Returns [abstract]
    Serguei Zernov (McGill University)
    John Galbraith (McGill University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB234
C.D. Howe Institute Session I: Demographic Change, Productivity Growth, and Fiscal Outcomes 1 / Séance du C.D. Howe Institute Séance: Le changement démographique, croissance de la productivité et les résultats fiscaux
Organizer William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Chair William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations Will Population Aging Increase Inequality Across Regions In Canada?
    Marcel Merette (University of Ottawa)
  Productivity and Living Standards with an Aging Population
    Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
  Population Change and Economic Growth: The Long-Term Outlook
    Frank Denton (McMaster University)
    Byron Spencer (McMaster University)
Discussants Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
  Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Tom Wilson (University of Toronto)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB236
Bank of Canada Session: Financial Development and Financial Markets: Empirical Approaches / Séance de la Banque du Canada: Développement financier et marchés financiers; approches empiriques
Organizer Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Chair Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Corporate Governance, Cross-Border Valuation, and Home Bias
    Michael King (Bank of Canada)
    Dan Segal (University of Toronto)
  Financial Structure, Constraints, and Investment Growth: Cross-Country Evidence
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
    Varouj Aivazian (University of Toronto)
  An Institutional Approach to Financial Fragility
    Michael Francis (University of Canberra, Australia)
Discussants Andrea Garzoni (Carleton University)
  Michael McIntyre (Carleton Business School)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB238
CSGB Session: Papers on Competition Policy / CSGB Séance: Articles sur la politique de la concurrence
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
  Peter Townley (Acadia University)
Chair Peter Townley (Acadia University)
Presentations Rebates as Incentives to Exclusivity
    Can Erutku (Competition Bureau)
  On The Existence of Predatory Pricing In Air Travel Markets
    Bill Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Recoupment and The Pseudogeneric Strategy in Canadian Pharmaceuticals
    Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
Discussants Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University)
  Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
  Roger Ware (Queen's University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB240
Industrial Organization Theory V / Théorie de la l'organisation industrielle V
Chair Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
Presentations Low Fare Flights in Airline Competiton [abstract]
    Ying Kong (University College of the Cariboo)
    Andre Dressay (The Fiscal Realities Associates)
  Loyal Consumers and Bargain Hunters: Price Competition with Asymmetric Information [abstract]
    Lester Kwong (University of British Columbia)
  Production Under Uncertainty with the Presence of Managerial Moral Hazard [abstract]
    Baomin Dong (Concordia University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB340
Labour Markets: Quit Rates / Le marché du travail: Le taux de départs
Chair Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Does Job Rotation Reduce Quit Rates ? [abstract]
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  The Impact of Pay Structures On Quit Rates: Evidence From a Quasi-Panel [abstract]
    Chris Riddell (University of Toronto)
  Does Deferred Compensation Reduce Quits? [abstract]
    Tony Fang (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Ather H. Akbari (Saint Mary's University)
  Craig Eschuk (Human Resources Development Canada)
  George Slotsve (Northern Illinois University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB342
SRDC Session - Work and Unemployment Patterns: Evidence from the SLID / Les caractéristiques du travail et du chômage; les preuves de SLID
Organizer Carole Vincent (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Chair Carole Vincent (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Presentations The Dynamics of Reliance on Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits
    Shawn de Raaf (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Anne Motte (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Carole Vincent (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
  Young Canadians' Exposure to Reliance on Social Programs and Their Career Decisions
    Rick Audas (University of New Brunswick, Stat Canada)
  Seasonal Employment and Reliance on Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits
    Shawn de Raaf (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Costa Kapsalis (Data Probe)
    Carole Vincent (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Discussants Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
  Stephen Jones (McMaster University)
  Francis L'Italien (Developpement des ressources humaines Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB446
Inequality and Growth / L'inégalité et la croissance
Chair Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia)
Presentations `Inequality and Growth' or `Growth and Inequality'? Identifying causality in the evolution of inequality [abstract]
    Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
    Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
    John Giles (Michigan State University)
  A Semiparametric Analysis of the Role of Inequality, Investment, and Government Expenditure in Economic Growth [abstract]
    Dustin Chambers (University of California at Riverside)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 TB447
PEF Panel Discussion: A New Automotive Policy for Canada: Do We Need One and Why? / PEF Table ronde: Une nouvelle politique de l'industrie des automobiles pour le Canada. En avons-nous besoin, et pourquoi?
Chair Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
Panelists John Banigan (Industry Canada)
  Robert Seguin (Ontario Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation)
  Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 AT102
State of the Art Lecture / État des connaissances: Janet Currie
Sponsored by IRPP
Chair France St. Hilaire (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Speaker Janet Currie (University of California at Los Angeles)
  Child Research Grows Up

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB202
Market Structure and Behaviour / La structure du marché et le comportement économique
Organizer Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Chair John Spraggon (Lakehead University)
Presentations Bargaining or Searching for a Better Price? An Experimental Study [abstract]
    Anita Gantner (Simon Fraser University)
  Duopolies with Advance Production and Posted Prices or Market-Clearing Prices [abstract]
    David Goodwin (Queen's University)
    Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  Canvassing for Customers with Limited Information: A Posted Offer Experiment [abstract]
    Barb L. Bloemhof (Mcmaster University)
Discussants John Cranfield (University of Guelph)
  Marc Duhamel (Industrial Analysis Centre)
  Philippe Gregoire (Lakehead University)
  Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB204
Public Economics: Welfare, Inequality and Well-Being / Économie publique: Bien-être social; inégalité et bien être
Chair Joseph Schaafsma (University of Victoria)
Presentations Inequality, Wellbeing and Institutions in LAC [abstract]
    Syed Ahsan (Concordia University)
    Jaideep Oberoi (Concordia University)
  Incentive Issues in the Contracting out of Welfare and Labor Market Services [abstract]
    Paul Oslington (University New South Wales/Australian Defence Force Academy)
Discussants Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB206
Econometric Theory II / Théorie économétrique II
Chair Gordon Fisher (Concordia University)
Presentations Testing Procedures for Robust Estimators With Non-Parametric Convergence Rate [abstract]
    Yulia Kotlyarova (McGill University)
  The Third Order Bias Of Nonlinear Estimators [abstract]
    Gubhinder Khundi (York University)
    Paul Rilstone (York University)
  Bayesian Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models [abstract]
    Neelam Jain (Northern Illinois University)
    Andrew Ching (Ohio State University)
    Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
Discussants Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)
  Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  William McCausland (University of Montreal)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB208
CSGB Panel Discussion: Electricity Deregulation - What Have We Learned? / CSGB Table ronde: La déréglementation d'électricité. Qu'avons-nous appris?
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
  Peter Townley (Acadia University)
Chair Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
Panelists Don Dewees (University of Toronto)
  David Krause (University of Lethbridge)
  Brian Rivard (Independent Electricity Market Operator (Ontario))
  Mark Ronayne (Competition Bureau)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB210
Technical Progress, Scale Effects and Mark-ups / Le progrés technique, les effets d'échelle et les majorations
Organizer Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Chair Tom Wilson (University of Toronto)
Presentations Japanese TFP Growth Before and After the Financial Bubble: Japanese Manufacturing Industries
    Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
    Takanobu Nakajima (Keio University)
    Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
    Masao Nakamura (University of British Columbia)
  On the Estimation of Returns to Scale, Technical Progress and Monopolistic Markups
    Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
    Kevin J. Fox (University of New South Wales)
  Why Has Productivity Accelerated in the United States But Not the United Kingdom?
    Susanto Basu (University of Michigan and Harvard)
    John Fernald (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
    Nicholas Oulton (Bank of England)
    Sylaja Srinivasan (University of Southampton)
Discussants Susanto Basu (University of Michigan and Harvard)
  Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB213
Exchange Rates II / Les taux de change II
Chair Frank Atkins (University of Calgary)
Presentations Long-Horizon Regression Tests of the Theory of Purchasing Power Parity [abstract]
    Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
    Periklis Gogas (University of Calgary)
  The Links Between the Productivity of Canadian Firms and the Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate [abstract]
    Martin Charron (Department of Finance)
    Joe Italiano (Department of Finance)
  Canada's Floating Exchange Rate in the 1950s: Was Milton Friedman Right? [abstract]
    Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
    Michael Bordo (Rutgers University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB215
The Environment: H2O, CO2, and Transportation / L'environnement: H20, CO2 et le transport
Chair Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Presentations Testing for the Environmental Kuznets Curve in Canadian carbon dioxide emissions. [abstract]
    Van Lantz (University of New Brunswick)
    Qingjun Feng (University of New Brunswick)
  Investing in Transportation Infrastructure Under Uncertainty [abstract]
    Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)
    Marlon Boarnet (University of California Irvine)
  Is All Water Consumption Sensitive to Water Pricing? [abstract]
    Roberto Martinez-Espineira (St Francis Xavier University)
    Celine Nauges (LEERNA-INRA, University of Toulouse)
Discussants Roberto Martinez-Espineira (St Francis Xavier University)
  Frank Strobel (University of Birmingham)
  Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB217
Agriculture and Development: Theory / Agriculture et développement: Théorie
Chair Jan Liu (University of Alberta)
Presentations The Lasting Legacy of Colonialism: A Model of African Underdevelopment [abstract]
    Nathan Nunn (University of Toronto)
  Subsistence Plots in Agricultural Labour Contracts [abstract]
    Carlos Rosell (University of Toronto)
  Agricultural Investment Under Production Uncertainty [abstract]
    Gholamreza Chabokrow (University of Saskatchewan)
    Richard Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
Discussants Gholamreza Chabokrow (University of Saskatchewan)
  Carlos Rosell (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB219
Applied Econometrics II / Économétrie Appliquée II
Chair Fuchun LI (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Measuring the Output and Prices of the Lottery Sector: An Application of Implicit Expected Utility Theory [abstract]
    Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
  Stochastic Semi-Parametric Frontier Analysis in Measuring Technical Efficiency: A Case Study of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry [abstract]
    Morteza Haghiri (University of Saskatchewan)
  Estimation of Total Factor Productivity for Selected Indian Manufacturing Industries: A Panel cointegration Approach [abstract]
    Sanja Samirana Pattnayak (National University of Singapore)
    Shandre Mugan Thangavelu (National University of Singapore)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB230
Health Care: Institutions / Les services de santé: Les institutions
Chair Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Tax Credits and the Use of Medical Care [abstract]
    Mark Stabile (University of Toronto)
    Michael Smart (University of Toronto)
  Physician Competition, and Managed Care Organizations' Contract Choice [abstract]
    Hideki Ariizumi (University of Western Ontario)
  Utilization of Physician Services: Analysis Based on Canadian Community Health Survey [abstract]
    Hasheem Nouroz (Health Canada)
    Anil Gupta (Health Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB234
Labour Markets: Specific Human Capital / le marché du travail: Le capital humain particulier
Chair Tony Fang (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Market Conditions and Worker Training: How Does It Affect and Whom? [abstract]
    Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
  Firm-Specific Human Capital and Employee Information Advantages [abstract]
    Alan Douglas (University of Waterloo)
  Learning the Master's Trade: Apprenticeship and Firm-Specific Human Capital [abstract]
    Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB236
Bank of Canada Session: Open-Economy Dynamic General Equilibrium (DGE) Models / Séance de la Banque du Canada: Le modèle dynamique de l'analyse de l'équilibre générale en économie ouverte
Organizer Hafedh Bouakez (Bank of Canada)
  Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada/University of British Columbia)
Chair Emanuela Cardia (University of Montreal)
Presentations Nominal Rigidity, Desired Markup Variations, and Real Exchange Rate Persistence
    Hafedh Bouakez (Bank of Canada)
  Habit Formation, the World Real Interest Rate, and the Present Value Model of the Current Account
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada/University of British Columbia)
  Capital Utilization and Habit Formation in a Small-Open Economy Model
    Marc-André Letendre (McMaster University)
Discussants Emanuela Cardia (University of Montreal)
  Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
  Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB238
Labour Markets: Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities / Le marché du travail: Les immigrants et les minorités ethniques
Chair Ana Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Wealth Assimilation of Immigrant Families in Canada [abstract]
    Xuelin Zhang (Statistics Canada)
  Labour Market Earnings of Ethnic Minorities: Evidence from 1986 and 1996 Censuses [abstract]
    Ather H. Akbari (Saint Mary's University)
  Labor Market Effects of Immigration: Evidence from Canada [abstract]
    Asadul Islam (University of Saskatchewan)
    Kien Tran (University of Saskatchewan)
Discussants David Gray (University of Ottawa)
  Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Chris Worswick (Carleton University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB340
Monetary Policy and the Macroeconomy / Politique monétaire et macroéconomie
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Chair Alok Johri (McMaster University)
Presentations Some Implications of the Zero Lower Bound on Interest Rates for the Term Structure and Monetary Policy
    Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
  Direct and Intermediated Lending: Reassessing the Accelerator
    Cesaire Meh (Bank of Canada)
    Kevin Moran (Banque du Canada)
  Central Bank Announcements in a Learning Environment [abstract]
    Nurlan Turdaliev (McGill University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB342
C.D. Howe Institute Session II: Demographic Change, Productivity Growth, and Fiscal Outcomes 2 / Séance de l'Institut C.D. Howe II: Changement démographique, la croissance de productivité et les résultats fiscaux 2
Organizer William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Chair Jack Mintz (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations Deferred Taxes on Pension Savings: A Present-Value Analysis
    Mike Veall (McMaster University)
  Mortality of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Beneficiaries: Implications for Public Pensions
    Jean-Claude Menard (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions)
  Demographic Change and Government Balance Sheets: Implicit Assets and Liabilities
    William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Discussants Chris Matier (Finance Canada)
  Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
  Chris Ragan (McGill University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB446
Public Economics: Fiscal Policy II / Économie publique: La politique fisale II
Chair Kul Bhatia (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations The Marginal Cost of Public Funds Obtained Through Debt Financing [abstract]
    Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)
  Borrowing Short- or Long-Term: Does the Government Really Face a Trade-off? [abstract]
    Patrick Georges (Department of Finance)
  Empirical Evidence on Taxpayers' Perceptions of Their Marginal Tax Rates [abstract]
    Alan Macnaughton (University of Waterloo)
    Pauline Downer (Memorial University)
    Jeffrey Pittman (Memorial University)
Discussants Doug Hostland (Bank of Canada)
  Manish Pandey (University of Western Ontario)
  Frances Woolley (Carleton University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 TB447
PEF/CSLS Panel Discussion: Whatever Happened to the Canada-US Unemployment Rate Gap? / PEF/CSLS Table ronde: Qu'est-il arrivé de la différence entre le taux de chômage aux États-unis et au Canada?
Chair Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Panelists Geoff Bowlby (Statistics Canada)
  Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)
  Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)

Sat 12:00 - 13:30 UC231
Purvis Luncheon (Pre-registration required) / Dîner-conférence Purvis (veuillez vous-inscrire en avance)
Chair Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Speaker Matthew Rabin (University of California at Berkeley)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB202
Behaviour in the Provision of Public Goods / Le comportement dans la provision de biens publics
Organizer Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Chair Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Presentations Social Reciprocity [abstract]
    Peter Matthews (Middlebury College)
    Jeffrey Carpenter (Middlebury College)
  Lotteries as a Public Good Fund-raising Tool [abstract]
    Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick in Saint John)
  Voting, Punishment and Public Goods: An Experimental Investigation [abstract]
    Stephan Kroll (St. Lawrence University)
    Todd Cherry (Appalachian State University)
    Jason Shogren (University of Wyoming)
Discussants Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
  Stephan Kroll (St. Lawrence University)
  Peter Matthews (Middlebury College)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB204
Economic History II: Modern Economic Growth and Canadian Multinationals / Histoire économique II: La croissance économique contemporaine et les firmes multinationales canadiennes
Organizer Sean Rogers (Dalhousie University)
Chair Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Presentations When did Modern Economic Growth Really Start? The Empirics of Malthus to Solow
    Alvaro S. Pereira (University of British Columbia)
  The Great Institution of Life Insurance: Canadian Life Insurance Companies in China 1897-1941
    Stephen Salmon (National Archives of Canada)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB206
Education: Child Development / L'éducation: Le développement de l'enfant
Chair Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
Presentations The Recipe for Good Quality Early Childhood Care and Education: Do We Know the Key Ingredients? [abstract]
    Gordon Cleveland (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
    Douglas Hyatt (University of Toronto)
  An Exploratory Analysis Towards the Development of an Index of Positive Development of Children: Using NLSCY Data [abstract]
    Bagala Biswal (Human Resources Development Canada)
Discussants Catherine Deri (Univeristy of Toronto)
  Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
  Lisa Powell (Queen's University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB210
Teaching of Economics Session II: Perspectives on the Teaching of Economics / Séance sur la pédagogie en sciences économiques II: Perspectivies sur l'enseignement des sciences économiques
Organizer Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Chair Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations The Art of Teaching Economics
    David Colander (Middlebury College)
  Does Teaching Enhance Research in Economcs? [abstract]
    Peter Kennedy (Simon Fraser University)
    William Becker (Indiana University)
  Online Learning as an Improvement? The Case of Economics Principles [abstract]
    Chiara Gratton-Lavoie (California State University at Fullerton)
    Denise Stanley (California State University at Fullerton)
Discussants Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
  Peter Ibbott (King's College, University of Western Ontario)
  Duane Rockerbie (University of Lethbridge)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB213
Money Demand / La demande de la monnaie
Chair Marc Tomljanovich (Colgate University)
Presentations Economic Policies and Demand for Money, Evidence from Canada [abstract]
    Amir Kia (Emory University)
  Money Demand Function: Heterogeneous Panel Application [abstract]
    Nasri Harb (UAE University)
  Money Demand and Financial Innovation: A Dynamic Microeconometric Approach [abstract]
    Kim Huynh (Queen's University at Kingston)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB215
Microeconomic Theory I / Théorie microéconomique I
Chair Patrick Gonzalez (Université Laval)
Presentations On the Pareto Optimality of Partial Equilibrium Analysis in Second-Best Economies [abstract]
    Marc Duhamel (Industrial Analysis Centre)
  A Graphical Depiction of Hicksian Partial-Equilibrium Welfare Analysis [abstract]
    Keir Armstrong (Carleton University)
  An Analysis of Social Efficiency in Two-Person Ordinal Games: Strategies and Salience [abstract]
    David Goforth (Laurentian University)
    David Robinson (Laurentian University)
Discussants Constantine Angyridis (University of Toronto)
  Patrick Gonzalez (Université Laval)
  John Spraggon (Lakehead University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB217
Trade Empirics I / Questions empiriques de commerce
Chair Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)
Presentations Don't Mess with the WTO [abstract]
    Volker Nitsch (Bankgesellschaft Berlin)
    Daniel Sturm (University of Munich)
  The Political Economy of Tariffs and Growth [abstract]
    Nathan Nunn (University of Toronto)
    Diego Puga (University of Toronto)
    Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto)
  Will WTO Membership Really Improve Market Access For Ukrainian Exports? [abstract]
    Igor Eremenko (Institute for Economic Research)
    James Dean (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  Jen Baggs (Queen's University )
  Shenjie Chen (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB219
Health Care: Spending and Health Outcomes / Les services de santé: Dépenses et résultats
Chair Hu Lu (Health Canada)
Presentations Health Spending, Health Outcomes, and Per Capita Income in Canada: A Dynamic Analysis [abstract]
    Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
    Julie Tousignant (Department of Finance)
  The Effect of Provincial Health Care Expenditures on Health Status in the National Population Health Survey [abstract]
    Emmanuelle Piérard (McMaster University)
  Modeling Health Production Function And Decomposing Health Inequalities Based On Semiparametric Quantile Regression Approach [abstract]
    Yiguo Sun (University of Guelph)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB230
The Chinese Economy / L'économie chinoise
Chair Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
Presentations Technology Adoption and Absorption: The Case of China [abstract]
    Chun Zhu (Michigan State University)
    Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
  Estimating China's Grain Consumption Demand Using Time-Varying Parameter Models [abstract]
    Jan Liu (University of Alberta)
    Terry Veeman (University of Alberta)
    Michele Veeman (Unviersity of Alberta)
Discussants Debkumar Mukhopadhyay (Alipurduar College)
  Serguei Zernov (McGill University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB234
Prediction / La prédiction
Chair Nicholas Rowe (Carleton University)
Presentations The Interest Rate Gap as a Predictor of Output and Inflation in Canada [abstract]
    Joseph Atta-Mensah (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
  Predictive Content of Monetary Aggregate For Output and Inflation [abstract]
    Ramdane Djoudad (Bank of Canada)
    Carolyn Wilkiins (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Frank Atkins (University of Calgary)
  Frederick Demers (Banque du Canada)
  Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB236
Growth III / Croissance III
Chair Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
Presentations Productivity Growth and Agricultural Out-Migration in the U.S. [abstract]
    Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
    Benjamim Dennis (University of the Pacific)
  Social Factors and Productivity Growth in Canada and the United States [abstract]
    Carolyn Mac Leod (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
Discussants Huw Lloyd-Ellis (Queen's University)
  Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB238
CSLS Session: Indices of Economic and Social Well-Being / Séance CSLS: Les indices du bien-être économique et social
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Ernie Stokes (Centre for Spatial Analysis)
Presentations Methodological Issues Encountered in the Construction of Indices of Economic and Social Well-being
    Julia Salzman (Stanford University and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  Human Well Being and Economic Well Being: What Values are Implicit in Current Indices?
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Discussants Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
  Michael McCracken (Informetrica)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB240
The Environment: Kyoto / L'environnement: Kyoto
Chair Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)
Presentations Will Kyoto's Costs be Shared Evenly Across Canada? -- A Descriptive Analysis of Assumptions Uniderlying the Reference Policy Package in Climate Change Plan for Canada [abstract]
    David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
    Van Lantz (University of New Brunswick)
  Instrument Choice in Canada's Climate Change Plan [abstract]
    Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Tracy Snoddon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Regional and Global Wealth Redistribution Effects of Kyoto Protocol [abstract]
    Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)
    Guang Huang (University of Calgary)
Discussants Joel Bruneau (University of Saskatchewan)
  Van Lantz (University of New Brunswick)
  Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB340
Financial Economics: Liquidity and Trade Credit /Économie financière: Liquidité et crédit commercial
Chair Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Value and Liquidity Effects of a Change in Market Conditions [abstract]
    Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
  Measuring Liquidity in the Interdealer Government of Canada Bond Market [abstract]
    Charles Gaa (Bank of Canada)
    Christopher D'Souza (Bank of Canada)
    Jing Yang (Bank of Canada)
  Trade Credit Decisions: Empirical Tests with Firm-Level Data [abstract]
    Rose Cunningham (Carleton University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB342
Trade Theory III / Théorie du commerce III
Chair Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
Presentations Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Environmental Technoloy Transfer [abstract]
    Zhihao Yu (Carleton University)
    Larry Qiu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  Endogenous International Joint Ventures and the Environment [abstract]
    Kenzo Abe (University of British Columbia)
    Laixun Zhao (Hokkaido University)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Mohammad Mahbobi (University of Saskatchewan)
  Zhihao Yu (Carleton University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB432
Transition in Eastern Europe / Transition en Europe de l'Est
Chair Bogdan Buduru (Carleton University)
Presentations How Much Do Institutions Matter inTransition? [abstract]
    Fjorentina N. Angjellari (Kansas State University)
  East West Migration and Welfare [abstract]
    Subrata Ghatak (Kingston University)
    Paul Levinel (Surrey University)
  Trade without Money: Russian Experience [abstract]
    Vlad Ivanenko (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Bogdan Buduru (Carleton University)
  Don DeVoretz (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB446
Real Business Cycles I / Les cycles économiques réels I
Chair Maxim Nikitin (University of Alberta)
Presentations A Real Business Cycle Model with Nominal Wage Contracts and Labor Adjustment Costs [abstract]
    Zuzana Janko (University of California at Riverside)
  Can Sectoral Shifts Generate Persistent Unemployment in Real Business Cycle Models? [abstract]
    Ossama Mikhail (University of Central Florida)
    Curtis Eberwein (Center for Human Resource Research, OSU)
    Jagdish Handa (McGill University)
  Opportunity Cost of Productivity Growth, Endogenous Technological Progress, and Propagation of Shocks [abstract]
    Toshiya Ishikawa (Kyushu Kyoritsu University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 TB447
Industrial Organization Theory II / Théorie de l'organisation industrielle II
Chair Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University)
Presentations Multimarket Contact, Price Discrimination and Consumer Welfare [abstract]
    George Norman (Tufts University)
  Monitoring Cost for a Multiproduct Monopoly [abstract]
    Patrick de Lamirande (University of Montréal)
  Durable Goods Monopoly on a Linear City: Horizontal Uniformity [abstract]
    Greg Caldwell (Mount Allison University)
Discussants Greg Caldwell (Mount Allison University)
  Patrick de Lamirande (University of Montréal)
  George Norman (Tufts University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 AT102
State of the Art Lecture / État des connaissances: Aloysius Siow
Sponsored by Department of Economics, University of Calgary
Chair Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Speaker Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  The Economics of the Marriage Market 30 Years After Becker

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB202
Understanding Behaviour in Markets / Á comprendre le comportement économique sur les marchés
Organizer Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Chair Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Presentations Islamic Economic Model of Moslem's Preference on Halal Foods: Evidence From Experimental Auction Markets [abstract]
    Akhmad Akbar Susamto (Gadjah Mada University)
  Investing in Human Capital: Experimental Evidence
    Cathleen Johnson (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC))
    Claude Montmarquette (Université de Montréal)
    Catherine Eckel (Virginia Tech)
  The Hayek Hypothesis and the Production Decision: An Experimental Analysis [abstract]
    John Janmaat (Acadia University)
Discussants Jason Childs (University of New Brunswick at Saint John)
  Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
  Stephan Kroll (St. Lawrence University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB204
Economic History III: Manufacturing in 19th Century Canada / Histire économique III: Les ateliers de fabrication au Canada du 19 ième siècle
Organizer Sean Rogers (Dalhousie University)
Chair Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)
Presentations Évolution de la production manufacturière à Montréal et dans la Province de Québec dans la seconde moitié du 19ième siècle.
    Benoit Mario Papillon (Université du Québec à Trois Rivières)
  Regional Variation in the use of Steam and Water Power by Canadian Manufacturers in 1871
    Sean Rogers (Dalhousie University)
    Marilyn Gerriets (St. Francis Xavier University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB206
Education: Training and Skill Development / L'éducation: La formation et le développement des compétences
Chair Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Unionization and Technology Related Skill Development [abstract]
    George Slotsve (Northern Illinois University)
    Richard Chaykowski (Queen's University)
  Youth Transition After High School [abstract]
    Julie Dubois (Human Resources Development Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB208
IRPP Session: Immigration / Séance de l'IRPP: l'immigration
Organizer Geneviève Bouchard (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Chair France St. Hilaire (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Presentations Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Harmonizing Our Immigration Policy with that of the United States
    Alan Green (Queen's University)
  Using Immigrants' Skills to their Potential: Policy Options
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
    Naomi Alboim (Queen's University)
  The Immigration Triangle: Quebec, Canada and the Rest of the World
    Don DeVoretz (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
  Elizabeth Ruddick (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB210
Statistics Canada and Industry Canada Session: Canada-U.S. Productivity Growth in the Information Age / La croissance de productivité au Canada et aux États-Unis dans l'ère de l'informatique
Organizer Tarek Harchaoui (Statistics Canada)
Chair Pierre Duguay (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Impact of ICTs on Economic and Productivity Growth at the Industry Level: A Canada-U.S. Comparison
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Mun Ho (Harvard University)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
  Information Technology and Economic Growth in the North American Private Business Sector
    Tarek Harchaoui (Statistics Canada)
    Bilkis Khanam (Industry Canada)
    Faouzi Tarkhani (Statistics Canada)
  What Drives Productivity Growth in Canadian Industries? [abstract]
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
Discussants Michael Denny (University of Toronto)
  Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
  Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB213
Empirical Portfolio Choice / Le choix empirique de la composition du portefeuille
Chair Steven Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations The Macroeconomic Determinants of Western European Portfolio Investment in the U.S., 1988-2001 [abstract]
    Marc Tomljanovich (Colgate University)
    Nicole Simpson (Colgate University)
    George Georgiev (Colgate University)
  Credit Dollarization: Is it Firms' or Banks' Fault? [abstract]
    Alina Luca (Michigan State University)
    Iva Petrova (Michigan State University)
Discussants George Georgopoulos (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
  Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB215
Microeconomic Theory II / Théorie microéconomique II
Chair Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
Presentations Multi-Agent Bilateral Bargaining with Endogenous Protocol [abstract]
    Suh Sang-Chul (University of Windsor)
    Quan Wen (Vanderbilt University)
  A Topologically Based Classification of the 2x2 Ordinal Games [abstract]
    David Robinson (Laurentian University)
    David Goforth (Laurentian University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB217
Trade Empirics II / Questions empiriques de commerce II
Chair Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Trade Performance and Global Competitiveness of Canada's Resource Sector [abstract]
    Mingtao Chen (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  Trade Liberalization and Financial Leverage [abstract]
    Jen Baggs (Queen's University )
    James Brander (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Barry David (Dept Foreign Affairs & International Trade)
  Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB219
Health Care: Budgetary and Distributional Issues / Les services de santé: Problèmes de budget et de répartition
Chair David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Budgetary Implications of a Publicly Funded Medical Savings Account Plan [abstract]
    Joseph Schaafsma (University of Victoria)
    William Land (University of Victoria)
  Distributional Effects of Public Financing of Health Insurance [abstract]
    Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)
    James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
  Interregional Inequities and the Redistributive Effect of Health Care Finance in Canada [abstract]
    James Smythe (University of Alberta)
Discussants Robert A. Pollak (Washington University, St. Louis)
  Joseph Schaafsma (University of Victoria)
  James Smythe (University of Alberta)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB230
Resource Economics: Fish and Oligopoly / L'économie des ressources de l'environnement: La pêche et l'oligopole
Chair Erik Poole (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Reforming Canada's Atlantic Cod Fishery Policy [abstract]
    Stephan Schott (Carleton University)
  Best Practice Angling Method [abstract]
    Erik Poole (Simon Fraser University)
  Dynamic Oligopolistic Exploitation of Renewable Natural Resources and Taxation [abstract]
    Shinji Kobayashi (Nihon University)
Discussants Robert Cairns (McGill University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB234
Financial Conditions and Monetary Policy / Conditions financières et politique monétaire
Chair Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
Presentations Financial Conditions Indices for Canada [abstract]
    Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
    Celine Gauthier (Bank of Canada)
    Ying Liu (Bank of Canada)
  Monetary Policy, Asset Prices and Misspecification: The Robust Approach to Model Uncertainty and Bubbles [abstract]
    Robert Tetlow (Federal Reserve Board)
    Peter von zur Muehlen (Federal Reserve Board)
  Monetary Policy Transmission Across Industries and the Role of Credit [abstract]
    Jean-Philippe Cayen (Bank of Canada)
    Bradly Thompson (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Meenakshi Basant-Rio (Bank of Canada)
  Kim Huynh (Queen's University at Kingston)
  Srobona Mitra (International Monetary Fund)
  Geoff Wright (Bank of Canada, MFA)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB236
CWEN Session: Health and Health Care Utilization in Canada / Séance CWEN: La santé et l'utilisation des services de santé au Canada
Chair Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Health Care Utilization in Nova Scotia, Too Much or Too Little?
    Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)
    JoAnn Kingston-Riechers (Dalhousie University)
  The Health Immigrant Effect: Canadian Evidence
    Catherine Deri (Univeristy of Toronto)
  Taking its Toll: The Implications of Paid and Unpaid Work Responsibilities for Women's Well-being
    Martha MacDonald (St. Mary's University)
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    Lynn Lethbridge (Dalhousie University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB238
Business Cycles II / Cycles économiques II
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Chair Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Presentations Heterogenous Costs of Business Cycles with Incomplete Markets
    Toshihiko Mukoyama (Concordia University)
  Characterization of the Dynamic Effects of Fiscal Shocks in a Small Open Economy
    Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
  Co-movement, Capital and Contracts: Endogenous Business Cycles Through Creative Destruction [abstract]
    Huw Lloyd-Ellis (Queen's University)
    Patrick Francois (UBC and Tilburg University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB240
Public Economics: Public Good Provision / Économie publique: la provision en biens publics
Chair Jie Yang (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Voluntary Provision of Public Goods and the Size of the Economy [abstract]
    Kwang Soo Cheong (Johns Hopkins University)
    Ratna Shrestha (Memorial University)
  The Provision of Public Goods, the Revelation of "True" Preferences; Two Views [abstract]
    Larry Levine (University of New Brunswick)
  Toward a More General Theory of Voluntary Cooperation [abstract]
    Ratna Shrestha (Memorial University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB340
IDRM/RMC Session: Economics of Defense and Security / Séance IDRM/RMC: Économie de la défense et de la securité
Organizer Ugurhan G. Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
Chair Robin Boadway (Queen's University)
Presentations The Industrial Structure of National Defence and Transactions Costs [abstract]
    Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)
    Afifa Kerkeni-Khazri (Royal Military College of Canada)
    James Finan (Royal Military College of Canada)
    Scot Robertson (Royal Military College of Canada)
  The Demand for Defence in Canada [abstract]
    Binyam Solomon (Department of National Defense and University of York)
  Terrorism as Entry Deterrence Equilibrium [abstract]
    Ugurhan G. Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
  Global Terrorism: Deterrence versus Preemption [abstract]
    Kevin Siqueira (Clarkson University)
    Todd Sandler (University of California)
Discussants Louis Parai ( )

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB342
Trade Theory IV: Environmental Issues / Théorie de commerce IV: problèmes environnementaux
Chair Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
Presentations Direct Versus Indirect Environmental Regulation and Gains from Trade [abstract]
    Joel Bruneau (University of Saskatchewan)
  Trade Liberalization, Standards and Protection [abstract]
    Azim Essaji (University of Toronto)
  Trade and Environment: Piecemeal Policy Reforms and Market Access [abstract]
    Shinya Kawahara (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
  Yiagadeesen Samy (Carleton University)
  Jennifer Pedussel Wu (Center European Integration Studies (ZEI) and University of Bonn)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB432
Growth and Development / Croissance et développement
Chair Tahir Abdi (Department of Finance)
Presentations Land Distribution and Barriers to Development [abstract]
    Tasso Adamopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Why Private Investment in Pakistan Has Collapsed and How Can It Be Restored [abstract]
    Kalim S Hyder Bukhari (University of Calgary)
    Masood Ahmed Qazi (Institute of Business Administration, Karachi)
  Productivity Growth and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries [abstract]
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Discussants Tahir Abdi (Department of Finance)
  Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Rodney Schmidt (The North-South Institute)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB446
Measuring Business Cycles I / La mesure des cycles économiques I
Chair Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations What is the Value Added by Caseworkers? [abstract]
    Jeffrey Smith (University of Maryland)
    Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen)
  A Comparison of Twelve Macroeconomic Models of the Canadian Economy [abstract]
    Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
    John Kuszczak (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
    Ying Liu (Bank of Canada)
    Pierre St-Amant (Bank of Canada)
  Breaks in the Variability and Co-Movement of G-7 Economic Growth [abstract]
    Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
    Jon Faust (Federal Reserve Board)
Discussants Thomas Crossley (McMaster University)
  Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
  Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 TB447
Public Economics: The Tails of Income Distribution / Économie publique: Les queues dans la courbe de répartition des revenus
Chair Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)
Presentations Some Ambiguity in Measuring Poverty in Canada [abstract]
    Peter Ibbott (King's College, University of Western Ontario)
    Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
  The Evolution of High Incomes in Canada, 1920-2000 [abstract]
    Mike Veall (McMaster University)
    Emmanuel Saez (University of California at Berkeley)
  Crime, Punishment and the Measurement of Poverty in the United States, 1979--1997 [abstract]
    Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
    Ian Irvine (Concordia University)
Discussants Syed Ahsan (Concordia University)
  Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
  Claudia Landeo (University of Alberta)

Sat 17:45 - 19:00 MC2000
CEA Presidential Address / Discours du président de l'ACE: Jean-Marie Dufour
Chair James MacKinnon (Queen's University)
Speaker Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Identification, Weak Instruments and Statistical Inference in Econometrics: Problems and Solutions

Sat 19:00 - 22:00 Residence Commons
President's Reception / Réception du Président
Sponsored by Nelson

Sat 21:00 - 24:00 MacLaren's
CEA Graduate Student Reception / Réception des étudiants diplomés
Organizer Janice Compton (Washington University, St. Louis)

 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, June 1, 2003

Sun 08:00 - 08:30 Lobbies
Statistics Canada Morning Coffee / Cafée matinal offert par Statistiques Canada

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB202
Industrial Organization Empirics I / Analyses empiriques de l'organisation industrielle I
Chair Jen Baggs (Queen's University )
Presentations Exchange-Rate Passthrough in Canadian Manufacturing: Its Direct and Indirect Components [abstract]
    Stanley Kardasz (University of Waterloo)
    Ken Stollery (University of Waterloo)
  Impact of Initial Debt on the Long-Term Employment Growth of New Firms [abstract]
    Robert Petrunia (University of British Columbia)
  Growth Determinants of Micro-businesses in Canada [abstract]
    Evangelia Papadaki (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
    Bassima Chami (Industry Canada)
Discussants Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
  Martin Boyer (HEC Montréal)
  Robert Petrunia (University of British Columbia)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB204
Development Issues / Problémes en développement
Chair Syed Ahsan (Concordia University)
Presentations The Socio-Economic Impact of Village Wells on the Villages [abstract]
    Vardan Urutyan (Armenian Agricultural Academy, Agribusiness Teaching Center)
  Economic Dependence and the Elderly in India [abstract]
    Sharanjit Uppal (Statistics Canada)
    Sisira Sarma (University of Manitoba)
  Who Supports Development Cooperation in Canada and Does it Matter? Canadian Public Opinions and the Reality of Aid [abstract]
    Nizar Assanie (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)
    Jim Storey (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)
    Yuen Pau Woo (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)
Discussants Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources Development Canada)
  Sharanjit Uppal (Statistics Canada)
  Vardan Urutyan (Armenian Agricultural Academy, Agribusiness Teaching Center)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB206
Technical Change II / Le changement technique II
Chair Barb L. Bloemhof (Mcmaster University)
Presentations Industry - University Collaboration by Canadian Manufacturing Firms [abstract]
    Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Marc St-Pierre (Brown University)
  Gone But Not Forgotten? Knowledge Spillovers and Labour Mobility [abstract]
    John McHale (Queen's University)
    Ajay Agrawal (Queen's University)
    Iain Cockburn (Boston University)
  Indirect Patent Citations [abstract]
    Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
    Gabriel Rodríguez (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
  Huw Lloyd-Ellis (Queen's University)
  Antonia Swann (York University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB208
Health Care: Empirical Issues I / Les services de santé: Problèmes empiriques I
Chair Steven Lehrer (University of Pennsylvania)
Presentations Overweight Children in Canada, England, Norway and the United States: Why Measurement Matters [abstract]
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
    Lynn Lethbridge (Dalhousie University)
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
  Cigarette Package Health Warnings in Canada: How Effective have they Been? [abstract]
    Ian Irvine (Concordia University)
    Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)
  Demand for Outpatient Health Care in India: A Nested Multinomial Logit Approach [abstract]
    Sisira Sarma (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Ian Irvine (Concordia University)
  Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Sisira Sarma (University of Manitoba)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB210
Productivity Comparisons and Decompositions / Comparaisons et décompositions de la productivité
Organizer Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Chair Randall Morck (University of Alberta)
Presentations Accounting for Productivity within Firms
    Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
    Peter Tiessen (University of Alberta)
  Bank Production, Risk, and Output Measurement
    J. Christina Wang (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
  Problems With (Dis-)Aggregating Productivity and Another Productivity Paradox
    Kevin J. Fox (University of New South Wales)
  Real GDP, Real Value Added and Terms-of-Trade Changes
    Ulrich Kohli (Swiss National Bank)
Discussants Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
  Colin Lay (University of Ottawa)
  Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB215
Microeconomic Theory III / Théorie microéconomique III
Chair Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick in Saint John)
Presentations On The Origins of Large-Scale Specialization and Exchange: A Game-Theoretical Approach [abstract]
    Bernard Beaudreau (Université Laval)
  Middlemen [abstract]
    Hing-Lun Chiu (University of Western Ontario)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB217
Trade Empirics III / Questions empiriques de commerce III
Chair Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
Presentations Exporting and Productivity in Canadian Manufacturing [abstract]
    Samer Kherfi (American University of Sharjah)
  Determinants of Canada-US trade: The Role of Quality and Variety [abstract]
    Shenjie Chen (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
  International Trade, Interprovincial Trade, and Canadian Provincial Growth [abstract]
    Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB219
CEA Nominating Committee / Rencontre du Comité de nomination de l'ACE

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB230
Applied Econometrics III / Économétrie appliquée III
Chair John Cranfield (University of Guelph)
Presentations The Strength of the Precautionary Saving Motive When Prudence is Heterogenous [abstract]
    Bradley Kemp Wilson (University of St. Thomas)
  Will the Marshall Laws of Derived Demand Stand Up? An Interpretation and Correction of Hicks' Elasticity Rules [abstract]
    Salah El-Sheikh (St. Francis Xavier University)
  Dynamics of Trade and Price Durations of Currency Futures [abstract]
    Serguei Zernov (McGill University)
Discussants Salah El-Sheikh (St. Francis Xavier University)
  Bradley Kemp Wilson (University of St. Thomas)
  Serguei Zernov (McGill University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB234
Phillips Curves /Les Courbes de Phillips
Chair Patrick Coe (University of Calgary)
Presentations The Canadian Phillips Curve and Regime Shifting [abstract]
    Frederick Demers (Banque du Canada)
  Identifying the New-Keynesian Phillips Curve [abstract]
    Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
    James Nason (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Ryan Compton (Washington University)
  Thomas Lubik (Johns Hopkins University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB236
Regional Disparities / Les Disparités regionales
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations An Analysis of Differential Regional Income Inequality Trends in Canada [abstract]
    David Gray (University of Ottawa)
    Sourushe Zandvakili (University of Cincinnati )
    Jeffrey Mills (University of Cincinnati )
  A Study of Regional Disparity in the Industrial Sector in Mexico in the Context of the Globalization of Mexican Economy [abstract]
    Debkumar Mukhopadhyay (Alipurduar College)
  Sub-Provincial Income Disparity in Canada Between 1982 and 2000: An Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis [abstract]
    Alessandro Alasia (Statistics Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB238
Public Economics: Voting / Économie publique: Le vote
Chair Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Are Canadian Voters Rational: The Impact of Economic Events on Canadian Provincial Elections [abstract]
    Michael Krashinsky (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
    Harry Krashinsky (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
  Abstention Because of Indifference and Alienation, and Its Consequences for Party Competition: A Simple Psychological Model [abstract]
    Gebhard Kirchgaessner (University of St. Gallen)
  Voting on Immigration Restriction [abstract]
    Giuseppe Russo (DELTA-ENS)
    Francesco Magris (EPEE, University of Evry, Paris)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB240
Financial Economics: Banks / Économie financière: Les banques
Chair Christian Calmès (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Backtesting Value-at-Risk: A Duration-Based Approach [abstract]
    Denis Pelletier (North Carolina State University & Université de Montréal)
    Peter Christoffersen (McGill University)
  Revenue Diversification of the Canadian Banking System [abstract]
    Christian Calmès (Bank of Canada)
    Ying Liu (Bank of Canada)
  Bank Value and Financial Fragility [abstract]
    Patrick Gonzalez (Université Laval)
    Karine Gobert (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Alexandra Lai (Bank of Canada)
    Michel Poitevin (Université de Montréal)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB340
Econometric Theory III / Théorie économétrique III
Chair Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
Presentations Inference Via Kernel Smoothing of Bootstrap P Values [abstract]
    James MacKinnon (Queen's University)
    Jeffrey Racine (Syracuse University)
  Bootstrapping Autoregressions with Conditional Heteroskedasticity of Unknown Form [abstract]
    Silvia Goncalves (Université de Montréal)
    Lutz Kilian (University of Michigan and ECB)
  An Invariance Condition for The Random Coefficients Regression Model [abstract]
    Gordon Fisher (Concordia University)
Discussants Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
  Jean-Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
  Benoit Perron (University of Montéal)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB342
Financial Economics: Stock Markets / Économie financière: La Bourse
Chair Charles Gaa (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Stock Market Valuation and Its Impact on GDP Growth [abstract]
    Carlos Del Castillo (Department of Finance)
  Portfolio Choice and Stock Market Participation Cost over the Life Cycle [abstract]
    Sule Alan (York University)
  Implications of Asset Market Segmentation for Consumption: An Analysis With Household Data [abstract]
    Ozden Sungur (Queen's University)
Discussants Michel Beine (University of Brussels)
  Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB432
Real Business Cycles II / Les cycles économiques réels II
Chair Rui Castro (Université de Montréal / CIREQ)
Presentations Real Business Cycles with Status [abstract]
    Rebecca Brown (University of Colorado)
    Martin Boileau (University of Colorado)
  Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy with Agency Costs [abstract]
    Benoît Carmichael (Université Laval)
    Lucie Samson (Université Laval)
Discussants Benoît Carmichael (Université Laval)
  Kevin Moran (Banque du Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 TB447
Labour Markets: Institutions I / Le marché du travail: Les Institutions I
Chair Sun-Bin Kim (Concordia University)
Presentations A General Equilibrium Evaluation of the U.S. Employment Service [abstract]
    Miana Plesca (University of Western Ontario)
  The Impact of Income Support Programs on Labour Market Behaviour in Canada. [abstract]
    Stephen Whelan (University of Sydney)
  An Economic Analysis of the Duration of Spells of Lone Motherhood in Canada [abstract]
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
    Martin Dooley (McMaster University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 AT102
State of the Art Lecture / État des connaissances: Randall Morck
Sponsored by Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and School of Public Policy & Adminstration, Carleton University
Speaker Randall Morck (University of Alberta)
  Back to the Basics - Political Economy Is Fundamental After All: Power, Elites, and the Economy

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB202
Industrial Organization Empirics II / Analyses empiriques de l'organisation industrielle II
Chair Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
Presentations The Impact of Canadian Regulation on Innovation [abstract]
    Kevin Koch (Industry Canada)
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
  A New Test of the Menu Cost Model [abstract]
    Jerzy Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Andrzej Skrzypacz (Stanford University)
  Risk Management and Abnormal Returns for Bidding Firms in the Gold Mining Industry [abstract]
    Marko Savor (HEC Montréal)
Discussants Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Rose Cunningham (Carleton University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB204
Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Economics / Perspectives historiques et philosophiques sur les sciences économiques
Chair Larry Levine (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Hume Across the Ocean: His Influence Upon Hamilton's Economic Policy [abstract]
    Thomas Velk (McGill University)
    Al Riggs (McGill University)
    Dov Zigler (McGill University)
  David Hume on Canadian Paper Money [abstract]
    Robert Dimand (Brock University)
  Treating Economics as a Moral Science [abstract]
    Gabriela Sabau (York University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB206
Technical Change III / Le changement technique III
Chair Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
Presentations A Research Agenda for the Information Society [abstract]
    Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
    George Sciadas (Statistics Canada)
  A Price Index for (Pre-Packaged) Computer Software Using Scanner Data [abstract]
    Marc Prud'Homme (Statistics Canada)
    Kam Yu (Lakehead University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB210
Health Care: Modelling Approaches / Les services de santé: quelques modèles divers
Chair James Smythe (University of Alberta)
Presentations Matching Using Semiparametric Propensity Scores [abstract]
    Steven Lehrer (University of Pennsylvania)
    Gregory Kordas (University of Pennsylvania)
  Simulating Resource Intensity Weight: Is It A Good Proxy For Allocating Health Human Resources Across Inpatients? [abstract]
    Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
    Ronald Wall (Health Canada)
  Modelling Containment Strategies for a Smallpox Outbreak. [abstract]
    Igor Zverev (Health Canada)
    Zachary Jacobson (Health Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB213
Productivity and Unemployment / Productivité et chômage
Chair Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
Presentations High Unemployment Rate and The Female Labor Supply in Japan [abstract]
    Yoko Furukawa (University of Tokyo)
    Tomohiko Inui (College of Economics, Nihon University)
  Wage Centralized Determination and Unemployment Regional [abstract]
    Vincenzo Caponi (University of Western Ontario)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB219
Health Care: Empirical Issues II / Les services de santé: Questions empiriques II
Chair Allan Pollock (Department of Finance)
Presentations Une estimation économétrique des prix des médicaments d'origine [abstract]
    Marie-Chantal Benda (Health Canada)
    Hu Lu (Health Canada)
    Charles Mallory (Health Canada)
  Health, Consumption, and Quality-Adjusted Life Years: Explaining the International Evidence [abstract]
    Ake Blomqvist (National University of Singapore)
  Demand for Voluntary Health Insurance By the Poor in Developing Countries; Evidence From Rural Ghana [abstract]
    Isaac Osei-Akoto (Center for Development Research (ZEF))
Discussants Marie-France Paquet (University of Ottawa)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB230
Applied Econometrics IV / Économétrie appliquée IV
Chair Ian Irvine (Concordia University)
Presentations Comparing the Regularity, Flexibility and Applied Properties of Bernstein and AIM Seminonparametric Models [abstract]
    Pok Man Chak (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Neal Madras (York University)
    Barry Smith (York University)
  An Implicit, Direct Additivity Model of Consumer Demands in Canada [abstract]
    John Cranfield (University of Guelph)
  Density Forecasting with Macroeconomic Survey Data [abstract]
    Yongil Jeon (Central Michigan University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB234
Non-Linearities and Structural Breaks / La non linéarité et les lacunes structurelles
Chair Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
Presentations Stochastic Permanent Breaks in the Nominal Interest Rate and the Inflation Rate [abstract]
    Frank Atkins (University of Calgary)
    Carmen Rakoz (University of Calgary)
  Financial Instability and the Business Cycle: A Kalman Filter Approach With Markov Switching [abstract]
    Ryan Compton (Washington University)
    Jose Ricardo da Costa e Silva (Washington University)
  Macroeconomic Market Disequilibria, Asymmetric and Non-linear Adjustments in Inflation Rates of Canada and Mexico [abstract]
    Jana Nieto (University of Ottawa)
    Gabriel Rodríguez (University of Ottawa)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB236
Teaching of Economics Session III: New Techniques for Teaching Macroeconomics / Séance sur la pédagogie des sciences économiques III: Nouvelles techniques dans l'enseignement des sciences macroéconomiques
Organizer Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Chair Christopher Cook (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations Improving AD/AS Analysis [abstract]
    Brian MacLean (Laurentian University)
    Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
  Studio Teaching in Intermediate Macroeconomics [abstract]
    Jacques Reynauld (Ecole des Hec)
  Macroeconomic Changes in the Circular Flow: A Classroom Exercise [abstract]
    John F.R. Harter (Eastern Kentucky University)
    Thomas G. Watkins (Eastern Kentucky University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB238
CSLS Session: Perspectives on Future Productivity Growth in Canada / Séance CSLS: Perspectives sur la croissance future de la productivité au Canada
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Panelists Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
  Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)
  Benoît Robidoux (Department of Finance)
  Tom Wilson (University of Toronto)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB340
Econometric Theory IV / Théorie économétrique IV
Chair Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
Presentations The Comparison of Different Estimators for Fixed Effect Dynamic Panel Models With Small to Moderate Dimensions [abstract]
    Umut Oguzoglu (University of Guelph)
  Recovering Structural Breaks By Maximizing the Missing Information [abstract]
    Jean-Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
  Robust Asymptotic Inference in Autoregressive Models with Martingale Difference Errors [abstract]
    Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB342
Trade Empirics IV / Questions empiriques de commerce IV
Chair Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Effects Of A Free Trade Area Of The Americas: Evaluation Based On A Dynamic Global General Equilibrium Model [abstract]
    Madanmohan Ghosh (Industry Canada)
    Carolyn Mac Leod (Industry Canada)
  Trade Potential for UMA Countries: An Estimation. [abstract]
    Bouziane Bentabet (Université de Mostaganem)
  Regional Trading Arrangements and Third Country: A case Study [abstract]
    Somasri Mukhopadhyay (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
    Manoj Pant (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Discussants Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
  Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
  Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB432
Measuring Business Cycles II / La mesure des cycles économiques
Chair Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
Presentations Output Dynamics in Non-linear Models [abstract]
    Patrick Coe (University of Calgary)
    James Nason (University of British Columbia)
  On Business Cycle Asymmetries in 'G5' Countries [abstract]
    Khurshid Kiani (Kansas State University)
    Prasad Bidarlota (Kansas State University)
  Investigating Nonlinearity in the Canadian Business Cycle Using Star Models [abstract]
    Joe Huang (University of Alberta)
Discussants Doug Hostland (Bank of Canada)
  Joe Huang (University of Alberta)
  Khurshid Kiani (Kansas State University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB446
Monetary Policy II / Politique monétaire II
Chair Christian Calmès (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Alternative Targeting Regimes [abstract]
    Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
  Asymmetric Information and Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Edward Kutsoati (Tufts University)
    Sharun Mukand (Tufts University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 TB447
Labour Markets: Institutions II / Le marché du travail: Institutions II
Chair James Sentance (University of Prince Edward Island)
Presentations Controlling for Heterogeneity and Partial Compliance in the Illinois Bonus Experiment [abstract]
    Marcel-Cristian Voia (University of Western Ontario)
  Seasonality in the Labour Market: The Impact of EI/UI Policy Changes [abstract]
    Alex Grey (Human Resources Development Canada)
  Family Friendly Employee Benefits: Incidence and Relationship With Wages [abstract]
    Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)

Sun 12:00 - 13:30 TB217
CJE Editorial Board Lunch / Lunch du comitén de redaction de la Revue Canadienne d'économique

Sun 13:30 - 14:30 TB446
CEA Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ACE

Sun 14:30 - 15:30 TB446
CEA Executive Council Meeting / Réunion du Conseil exécutif de l'ACE II


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