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08:30-17:00Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF Summer School / École d'été du PEF
OrganizerYalnizyan, Armine (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
ChairYalnizyan, Armine (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

09:00-12:00Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG A
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersLaszlo, Sonia (McGill University):
Beliefs about the relative riskiness and ambiguity of different technologies: Experimental evidence from a coordination game with Peruvian potato farmers
Ksoll, Christopher (University of Ottawa):
The Value of Literacy beyond Reading: Formation and Change of Beliefs

12:30-13:00Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLSRN Registration Desk / Inscription

13:00-16:00Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG B
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersNguimkeu, Pierre Evariste (Simon Fraser University):
An Estimated Model of Informality with Constrained Entrepreneurship
Rice, Derek (University of Ottawa):
Assessing the impact of the 1985 amendments to the Indian Register on socioeconomic outcomes for Aboriginal peoples
O'Gorman, Melanie (University of Winnipeg):
Microcredit Contract Design: A Macroeconomic Evaluation

13:00-15:00Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLSRN: Intergenerational Transmissions / Search and Employment / Transmissions intergénérationnelles / Recherche de travail et emploi
SponsorCLSRN
ChairPlesca, Miana (University of Guelph)
PapersChen, Wen-Hao (Statistics Canada):
Lifecycle Variation, Errors-in-Variables Bias and Nonlinearities in Intergenerational Income Transmission: New Evidence from Canada
Zhou, Weina (Dalhousie University):
The Intergenerational Impact of Early Life Adversity: Evidence from the Send-down Policy in China
Chan, Ying Tung (McGill University):
On the Ambiguity of Job Search
Ornstein, Michael (York University):
Canadian Parents' Strategies for Employment and Childcare in Community Context

15:00-15:30Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLSRN Coffee Break / Pause-café du CLSRN

15:30-17:30Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Executive Council Meeting 1 / Réunion du conseil exécutif de l'ACE 1
ChairDavidson, Russell (McGill University)

15:30-17:00Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLSRN: Child Care, Child Benefits and Job Training Policies / Garde d'enfants, prestations pour enfants et politiques en matière de formation professionnelle
SponsorCLSRN
ChairSkuterud, Mikal (University of Waterloo)
PapersSchirle, Tammy (Wilfrid Laurier University):
The differential impact of universal child benefits on married and single mothers' labour supply
Teng, Jiayuan (University of Guelph):
Does Full-Day Kindergarten have a Long-term Impact on Academic Performance? A First Glance at Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Smith, Jeffrey A (University of Michigan):
Does Federally Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms

18:00-21:00Thursday, May 28, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
C.D. Howe Institute's Annual Scholars' Dinner Contact Devan Gander: dgander@cdhowe.org for Information
SpeakerMacklem, Tiff (Dean, Rotman School of Management)
TopicCrisis Management to Crisis Leadership: Theory and Practice in the Response to the Global Financial Crisis

08:00-08:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Taxing Business / Imposition des entreprises
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
PapersYilmaz, Fatih (ADA University):
Tax-Elasticities for Investment and Capital Stocks in Canada
Arbex, Marcelo (University of Windsor):
Information exchange, withholding taxes and optimal capital taxation
Martin, Julien (Université du Québec à Montréal):
Knocking on Tax Haven's Door: Multinational Firms and Transfer Pricing
DiscussantsCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University); Gross, Till (Carleton University); Dunbar, Geoff (Bank of Canada)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Empirical Topics in Public Economics / Économie du secteur public : des sujets empiriques
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairPayne, Abigail (McMaster University)
PapersAmery, Behnoush (University of Waterloo):
The effect of a reduction in Unemployment Insurance duration on joining the Social Assistance program- Evidence from Germany
Ghaziaskar, Mohamad (University of Waterloo):
A Household Level Analysis of Determinants of Consumption and Saving in Canada
Hasan, Sazid (Simon Fraser University):
Labour Supply Response to the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB): A Difference-in-differences Approach
Sattari, Reza (Simon Fraser University):
The Effect of Multigrade Classrooms on Students' Behavior

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CNEH: Wealth, Human Capital & Innovation in Economic History / Richesse, capital humain et innovation dans l'histoire économique
OrganizerDi Matteo, Livio (Lakehead University)
ChairJacks, David S. (Simon Fraser University)
PapersBeltran Tapia, Francisco (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge):
Land Access Inequality and Human Capital Formation in Pre-industrial Spain
Di Matteo, Livio (Lakehead University):
Wealth Accumulation over the Life Cycle By Wealth Rank: Late Nineteenth Century Evidence
Dudley, Leonard (Université de Montréal):
Minding the Gap: Language, Innovation and the Great Divergence
Okoye, Chidozie (Dalhousie University):
Historical Missionary Activity, Schooling, and the Reversal of Fortunes: Evidence from Nigeria
DiscussantsTassonyi, Almos T. (University of Calgary); Summerfield, Fraser (University of Aberdeen); Lewis, Joshua (Université de Montréal)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CSLS-C.D. Howe Panel on First Nations Education after the Withdrawal of Bill-C33 / Table ronde CENV-Institut C. D. Howe - Premières nations : l'éducation après le retrait du projet de loi C-33
OrganizersSharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
Richards, John (Simon Fraser University)
ChairRobson, William (C D Howe Institute)
PanelistsAnderson, Barry (Solte Consulting)
Dinsdale, Peter (Assembly of First Nations)
McCue, Harvey (First Nations Education Consultant)
Mendelson, Michael (Caledon Institute)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Corporate Finance I / Finance : Finances des entreprises I
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairZhang, Shiny (University of Toronto)
PapersDalkir, Elif (University of New Brunswick):
Partial Tender Offers: Are They Optimal?
Priyo, Asad Karim Khan (North South University):
Do Firms Continue Excessively? An Empirical Analysis
Zhang, Shiny (University of Toronto):
The Role of Firm-Specific Human Capital in Mergers and Acquisitions

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Factor Markets and Development / Marchés de facteurs et développement
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairWang, Wenya (University of Western Ontario)
PapersOsotimehin, Sophie (University of Virginia):
Barriers to reallocation and economic growth: the case of firing costs
Alvarez-Cuadrado, Francisco (McGill University):
Capital-Labor Substitution, Structural Change and the Labor Income Share
Tombe, Trevor (University of Calgary):
Trade, Migration and Regional Income Differences: Evidence from China
Wang, Wenya (University of Western Ontario):
Firm Investment Dynamics and Capital Misallocation in China

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF: Does Public Debt Matter? The Insights and Limits of Modern Monetary Theory / Faut-il se préoccuper de la dette publique? Les atouts et les limites de la théorie monétaire moderne
SponsorPEF
OrganizerYalnizyan, Armine (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
PanelistsKelton, Stephanie (University of Missouri)
House, Brett (Sauvé Foundation)
Seccareccia, Mario (University of Ottawa)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLSRN: School Choices and Skills / Choix scolaires et habiletés
SponsorCLSRN
ChairFerrer, Ana M. (University of Waterloo)
PapersFrenette, Marc (Statistics Canada):
Why Are Academic Prospects Brighter in Private High Schools? Better Schools or Better Students?
Ford, Reuben (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation):
Providing Enhanced Career Education and Student Financial Aid Earlier in High School: Experimental Impacts on Postsecondary Attainment
Lehrer, Steven F. (Queen's University):
Confidence and Cognition: Tracking the E ffects of Skill Development on Post-Secondary School Choice and Early Labour Market Outcomes

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG 1: Competition/Collusion / Concurrence / Collusion
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairKhoroshilov, Yuri (University of Ottawa)
PapersKimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University):
R&D Contests: Experimental Evidence
Mago, Shakun (University of Richmond):
Collusion with Private Information:An Experiment on the Role of Side Payments
Tergiman, Chloe (University of British Columbia):
Transparency Versus Back-Room Deals in Bargaining.
Khoroshilov, Yuri (University of Ottawa):
An experimental study of signaling in takeover auctions with a flexible reserve price

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Transportation and Forestry / Transport et foresterie
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairRobinson, David (Laurentian University)
PapersLin, Ming Hsin (Osaka University of Economics):
Hub airport congestion pricing: Discriminatory passenger charges
Robinson, David (Laurentian University):
Transactions cost analysis of community forestry in Canada
Sultan, Arif (Defiance College):
Leasing and Lemons Hypothesis

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE: Environment and Trade / Environnement et commerce
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairChan, Ron (University of Manchester)
PapersPodhorsky, Andrea S. (York University):
The Future of Fairtrade
Sabau, Gabriela Lucia (Memorial University of Newfoundland):
Fish trade liberalization: is it free, efficient and fair? The impact of CETA on Newfoundland fisheries
Chan, Ron (University of Manchester):
Pollution Haven Effect through Input-Output Linkages
DiscussantsSabau, Gabriela Lucia (Memorial University of Newfoundland); Chan, Ron (University of Manchester); Podhorsky, Andrea S. (York University)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Wages and Unemployment / Salaires et emploi
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairAydede, Yigit (Saint Mary's University)
PapersPeng, Amy (Ryerson University):
Real Wage Chronology
Reinhold, Mario (NIW Hannover):
The Declining Wages of Qualified Job Market Entrants in Germany
Ochsen, Carsten (University of Applied Labour Studies):
The Ins and Outs of German Unemployment
DiscussantsWarman, Casey (Dalhousie University); Spin, Paul (Dalhousie University); Aydede, Yigit (Saint Mary's University)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Experiments / Recherches expérimentales
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersStockley, Lisa Marie (University of Toronto):
Reference Dependent Labour Supply: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Piece Rate Workers in Brazil
LeMay-Boucher, Philippe (Heriot-Watt University):
Real versus Hypothetical Time Discounting Rates: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Senegal.
Raeburn, Kaywana (McGill University):
Preferences towards Time and Uncertainty and the Food Consumption Patterns of Parents and their Children: Experimental Evidence from St. Kitts

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Economic Growth / Croissance économique
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersCardwell, Ryan (University of Manitoba):
The Effects of Aid Agency Independence on Aid Allocation Decisions
Karagyozova, Tsvetanka (York University):
Microinsurance and Economic Growth in Africa
Dissou, Yazid (University of Ottawa):
Budget Rules and Resource Booms: A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Analysis

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLEA: Crime / Crime
OrganizerCurry, Philip (University of Waterloo)
ChairCurry, Philip (University of Waterloo)
PapersOrr, Scott (University of Toronto):
The Impact of Production-Focused Enforcement Policies on Illegal Methamphetamine Markets
Morin, Lealand (Queen's University):
A Slap on the (Driver's) Wrist? Traffic Tickets Provide More Legal Expertise than Driving Improvements
St Amand, Samantha (Centre for International Governance Innovation):
Does the consumption of pornography increase sexual crime rates? Evidence from country-level panel data
Pyne, Derek (Thompson Rivers University):
The Allocation of Prosecution Resources when Defendant Incomes Differ
DiscussantsNeill, Christine (Wilfrid Laurier University); Curry, Philip (University of Waterloo); Sen, Anindya (University of Waterloo); Khalil, Umair (University of Rochester)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada (Graduate Student Paper Award): Banking, Consumption and Finance / Banque du Canada (Prix du travail de recherche étudant) : Banques, consommation et finance
OrganizerHuynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
PapersBonnar, Steve (McMaster University):
The Effect of State Dependent Utility on the Optimal Consumption Pattern for Canadian Elderly
Messacar, Derek (University of Toronto):
The Crowd-Out Effects and Welfare Implications of Retirement Savings Nudges
Jales, Hugo (University of British Columbia):
Estimating the Effects of Minimum Wage in a Developing Country: A Density Discontinuity Design Approach
Wang, Lu (University of Alberta):
The Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Bank Risk-Taking

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Development Issues / Enjeux du développement
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairMakdissi, Paul (University of Ottawa)
PapersIslam, Khan (University of Manitoba):
Payday lending and Micro credit: Two Faces of the Same Problem?
Makdissi, Paul (University of Ottawa):
Comparing Distributions of Freedom to Achieve
Devlin, Rose Anne (University of Ottawa):
Friends in Need: Donations by Canadians for Disaster Relief

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Oligopoly Theory / Théorie de l'oligopole
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairThille, Henry (University of Guelph)
PapersPhan, Khanh (The University of Sydney):
Mergers in a Mixed Oligopoly
Fang, Limin (University of Toronto):
A Relative Measure of Spatial Preemption in Dynamic Oligopoly Games
Thille, Henry (University of Guelph):
Oligopoly and speculation
DiscussantsThille, Henry (University of Guelph); Phan, Khanh (The University of Sydney)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade Theory I / Théorie du commerce I
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairHajzler, Chris (Bank of Canada)
PapersAgnosteva, Delina (Drexel University):
Multimarket Linkages, Cartel Discipline and Trade Costs
Buzard, Kristy (Syracuse University):
Endogenous Politics and the Design of Trade Institutions
Chisik, Richard (Ryerson University):
The Distribution of Natural Resource Rents and the Dutch Disease
DiscussantsChisik, Richard (Ryerson University); Hajzler, Chris (Bank of Canada); Buzard, Kristy (Syracuse University)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Family Policies and Gender Differences in Earnings / Politiques familiales et différences de revenus selon les sexes
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairKyui, Natalia (Bank of Canada)
PapersBrown, Laura (University of Manitoba):
Sex and Salaries at a Canadian University: either "The song remains the same" or "The times they are a'changin"
Clavet, Nicholas-James (Université Laval):
Réforme du financement des services de garde au Québec : Quels sont les impacts? Les alternatives?
Fakih, Ali (Lebanese American University):
Family Assistance Practices Availability at the Workplace and Implicit Wage Costs: New Evidence from Canada
DiscussantsClavet, Nicholas-James (Université Laval); Fakih, Ali (Lebanese American University); Brown, Laura (University of Manitoba)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Business Cycles I / Cycles économiques I
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairZhang, Ren (Southern Methodist University)
PapersAnthonisen, Niels (Mount Allison University):
Microeconomic Shocks and Macroeconomic Fluctuations in a Dynamic Network Economy
Karimzada, Muhebullah (McMaster University):
Learning Efficiency Shocks, Knowledge Capital and the Business Cycle : A Bayesian Evaluation
Zhang, Ren (Southern Methodist University):
News Shock and the Effects of Monetary Policy

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Exchange Rates / Taux de change
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairDong, Wei (Bank of Canada)
PapersAli, Salamat (University of Nottingham):
Exchange Rates, Firm Heterogeneity, and the Intensive Margins of Trade in Agriculture
Fung, Loretta (National Tsing Hua University):
Exchange Rate, Product Ladder, and Export Activity of Chinese Multi-product Firms
Dong, Wei (Bank of Canada):
Exchange Rate Pass-Through, Currency Invoicing and Market Share
DiscussantsDong, Wei (Bank of Canada); Ali, Salamat (University of Nottingham); Fung, Loretta (National Tsing Hua University)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Banking / Les banques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairDiallo, Boubacar (Université du Québec à Montréal)
PapersGagnon-April, Jérôme (Université Laval):
Competition and risk in banking: a trade-off revisited
Luttini, Emiliano (Central Bank of Chile):
Supply Shocks to Bank Lending and Real Activity: Evidence from Argentinean Regions.
Diallo, Boubacar (Université du Québec à Montréal):
Banking Reforms, Distance to Frontier and Growth: Theory and Evidence

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade, Finance and Borders / Commerce, finance et frontières
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairQirjo, Dhimitri (SUNY Plattsburgh)
PapersSuvankulov, Farrukh (Bank of Canada):
Revisiting national border effects in foreign trade in goods of Canadian provinces
Zhao, Jun (University of Manitoba):
The Effects of Intra-regional Trade and Financial Flows on the Pattern of Income Convergence in East and South East Asia
Qureshi, Mahvash (International Monetary Fund):
Regulating Capital Flows at Both Ends: Does it Work?
DiscussantsBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary); Qureshi, Mahvash (International Monetary Fund); Zhao, Jun (University of Manitoba)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Auctions and Markets / Ventes aux enchères et marchés
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairHan, Seungjin (McMaster University)
PapersZiros, Nicholas (University of Cyprus):
Multi-market equilibria in spatial market games
Parra, Alvaro (University of British Columbia):
Second-Price Auctions with Participation Costs
Han, Seungjin (McMaster University):
Robust Competitive Auctions
DiscussantsHan, Seungjin (McMaster University); Ziros, Nicholas (University of Cyprus); Parra, Alvaro (University of British Columbia)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Health Economic Theory / GECES Théorie économique et santé
ChairMcLeod, Logan (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersEswaran, Mukesh (University of British Columbia):
How Economics Can Contribute to the Looming Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance
Lim, Mook (Washington College):
Public Provision of Health Insurance and Welfare
DiscussantsGrootendorst, Paul (University of Toronto); Rahman, Md Mahbubur (McMaster University)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Urban 1: Proximity and Productivity / Économie urbaine 1 Proximité et productivité
OrganizerBucovetsky, Sam (York University)
ChairDodds, Stefan A. (University of Winnipeg)
PapersSheard, Nicholas (Aix-Marseille School of Economics):
Airports and Local Economic Growth
Spanos, Grigorios (Aix Marseille School of Economics):
The Impact of Market Size on Firm Organization
van Assche, Ari (HEC Montréal):
Trans-Local Connectedness and Local Cluster Dynamics
Discussantsvan Assche, Ari (HEC Montréal); Dodds, Stefan A. (University of Winnipeg); Spanos, Grigorios (Aix Marseille School of Economics)

08:30-10:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: High-frequency Financial Econometrics / Économétrie financière de haute fréquence
ChairTsiakas, Ilias (University of Guelph)
PapersTewou, Kokouvi (Université de Montréal):
Testing for Cross-sectional Dependence in Idiosyncratic Volatility
Alexeev, Vitali (University of Tasmania):
Time-varying continuous and jump betas: The role of firm characteristics and periods of stress
Shibaev, Sergei (Queen's University):
Forecasting high-frequency polls using the fractionally cointegrated VAR model
DiscussantsLiu, Jia (McMaster University); Okou, Cedric (ESG UQAM); Jin, Jianjian (Bank of Canada)

10:00-10:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Economics of Sports / Économie du sport
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairCourty, Pascal (University of Victoria)
PapersSentance, Jim (University of Prince Edward Island):
Customer Discrimination and the NHL: Evidence From the Market for Hockey Cards
Zhou, Li (University of Alberta):
Reference-dependent preferences, the hold-up problem, and ownership of professional sports teams
Courty, Pascal (University of Victoria):
Do Fans Care about Compliance to Doping Regulations in Sports? The Impact of PED Suspension in Baseball

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Fiscal Federalism / Fédéralisme fiscal
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairSnoddon, Tracy (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersSilva, Emilson (University of Alberta):
Common Labor Market, Attachment and Spillovers in a Large Federation
Joanis, Marcelin (Polytechnique Montréal):
Public Spending and Strategic Interactions among Canadian Provinces
Mou, Haizhen (University of Saskatchewan):
The Real Test: Balanced-Budget Legislation during an Economic Recession
DiscussantsSnoddon, Tracy (Wilfrid Laurier University); Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria); Simpson, Wayne (University of Manitoba)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CNEH: Measuring Up: Prices, Occupations and Mortality / Outils de mesure : prix, emploi et mortalité
OrganizerDi Matteo, Livio (Lakehead University)
ChairDi Matteo, Livio (Lakehead University)
PapersHinton, Michael (Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis and Minerva's Owl Consulting):
The Emperor has no clothes! A new consumer price index for Canada, 1870-1890
Inwood, Kris (University of Guelph):
How much do occupational indices miss the mark? Evidence from estimates of early 20th century immigrant labour market assimilation
Lewis, Joshua (Université de Montréal):
Pollution, Infectious Disease, and Infant Mortality: Evidence from the 1918-1919 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
DiscussantsKeay, Ian (Queen's University); Dippel, Christian (UCLA); Velk, Tom (McGill University)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CSLS-C.D. Howe Session on Issues in Aboriginal Economic Development / Centre d'étude des niveaux de vie : Le développement économique chez les Autochtones
OrganizersSharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
Richards, John (Simon Fraser University)
ChairSharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
PapersCalver, Matthew (Centre for the Study of Living Standards):
The Benefits of Closing the Aboriginal Education Gap in Canada
Richards, John (Simon Fraser University):
Aboriginal Resource Benefits: How Is the Money Spent?
Gulati, Sonya (TD Bank Group):
The Long And Winding Road Towards Aboriginal Economic Prosperity
Thomas, Jasmin (Centre for the Study of Living Standards):
Benchmarking Metis Economic and Social Development
DiscussantsJohnson, David (Wilfrid Laurier University); Dachis, Benjamin (C.D. Howe Institute)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
State of the Art Lecture / Conférence État des connaissances
ChairCarmichael, H. Lorne (Queen's University)
SpeakerMacLeod, W. Bentley (Columbia University)
TopicTheory and Evidence in Labour Economics: It is a Question of Time

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Asset Pricing / Finance : Évaluation des actifs financiers
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairJin, Jianjian (Bank of Canada)
PapersHuang, Alan (University of Waterloo):
Do Analysts Read the News?
Alexeev, Vitali (University of Tasmania):
To Rebalance or Not to Rebalance: Portfolio risk may be larger than you think!
Jin, Jianjian (Bank of Canada):
Stock Volume and Stock Momentum

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Mortgages and Investment / Hypothèques et investissements
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairWilliams, David (Bank of Canada)
PapersSun, Hongfei (Amy) (Queen's University):
Indebted Sellers, Housing Liquidity and Mortgage Standards
Gbohoui, William Dieudonné Yélian (Université de Montréal):
Investment Effects of Temporary Corporate Tax Cuts
Williams, David (Bank of Canada):
Credit conditions and consumption, house prices and debt: What makes Canada different?

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Applied Econometric Analysis / Analyse économétrique appliquée
OrganizersLuitel, Hari Sharan (Algoma University)
Mahar, Gerry (Algoma University)
ChairKadiyala, Krishna (Algoma University)
PapersChowdhury, Muhammad Murshed (Algoma University):
Financial Deepening, Remittances and Economic Growth: Evidence from Dynamic Panel Estimation
Mahar, Gerry (Algoma University):
Algebra of Integrated Time Series
Han, J.D. (King's College):
International Politics and Trade in the East Asia: Dichotomy?
Mackinnon, Brandon (Algoma University):
Use of Secondary Data in Cointegration Analysis
DiscussantsKadiyala, Krishna (Algoma University); Luitel, Hari Sharan (Algoma University); Hornstein, Henry (Algoma University)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLSRN Keynote Speaker / Conférence principale du CLSRN
SponsorCLSRN
ChairGreen, David (University of British Columbia)
SpeakerBailey, Martha J. (University of Michigan)
TopicThe ERA of the Pill

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG 2: Preferences / Préférences
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairFreeman, David (University of British Columbia)
PapersJohnson, David B. (University of Calgary):
Job Market Failures: An Evaluation of Risk Preferences With Rival Uncertain Outcomes
Webb, Ryan (University of Toronto):
Attribute-level Context Effects and Divisive Normalization
Freeman, David (University of British Columbia):
Can Choice Lists Elicit Preferences?

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Digital and Biotechnology / Numérique et biotechnologie
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairYu, Kam (Lakehead University)
PapersPan, Jier (Queen's University):
Differentiated Chinese Online Game Products
Langinier, Corinne (University of Alberta):
Bundle of Patents, Patent Pools and Licensing of Biotechnology Traits
Yu, Kam (Lakehead University):
Contestability in the Digital Music Player Market

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE: Oil and Time Series / Pétrole : une approche chronologique
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairKichian, Maral (Bank of Canada)
PapersFritsche, Alexander (Bank of Canada):
The role of pipeline capacity and crude-by-rail in determining the WCS-WTI price differential: evidence from a threshold VAR model
Abdel Razek, Noha (University of Alberta):
Wage Inflation in Alberta's Oil and Gas Sector
Kichian, Maral (Bank of Canada):
Oil Price Forecasts for Macroeconomic Projections: Experts Outlooks, Models, or Both?
DiscussantsAbdel Razek, Noha (University of Alberta); Kichian, Maral (Bank of Canada); Fritsche, Alexander (Bank of Canada)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Violence Against Women and Economics of Marriage / Violence contre les femmes et économie du mariage
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairSiow, Aloysius (University of Toronto)
PapersGodefroy, Raphaël (Université de Montréal):
How Women's Legal Protection from Physical Harm Affects Fertility: Evidence from Nigeria
Marion, Goussé (Université Laval):
Like attract like? A structural comparison of homogamy across same-sex and different sex households
DiscussantsCornelson, Kirsten (University of Toronto); Mak, Eric (University of Toronto); Siow, Aloysius (University of Toronto)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Education / Éducation
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersLehrer, Kim (Université de Sherbrooke):
Incentives and the Learning Environment: Evidence from a Framed Field Experiment in Ghana
Atallah, Samer (McGill University):
Determinants of Educational Transmission: Evidence from Egypt
Basu, Bharati (Central Michigan University):
Women and Household Expenditure: Evidence from Iran

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Conflict / Conflits
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersBoichev, Georgi (University of Regina):
On the Institutional Determinants of Political Violence: Evidence from Basque Municipalities
Dickens, Andrew (York University):
Linguistic Favouritism and Subnational Development in Africa
Bobonis, Gustavo (University of Toronto):
Bombs and Babies: The Relationship between U.S. Navy Bombing Activity and Infant Health in Vieques, Puerto Rico

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLEA: Law and Politics / Droit et politique
OrganizerCurry, Philip (University of Waterloo)
ChairHalberstam, Yosh (University of Toronto)
PapersHalberstam, Yosh (University of Toronto):
Overtones Of Justice: Concealable Characteristics And Perceptions Of Voice In The U.S. Supreme Court
Schaufele, Brandon N. (University of Western Ontario):
Giving at the Limit: Shadow Prices and Internal Bundling of Corporate Political Contributions
DiscussantsSchaufele, Brandon N. (University of Western Ontario); Kendall, Chad (University of Southern California)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada (Graduate Student Paper Award): Studies in Business Cycles / Banque du Canada (Prix du travail de recherche étudant) : Études sur les cycles économiques
OrganizerHuynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
PapersChan, Mons (University of Minnesota):
Occupation Sorting and Wage Inequality
Elle Lei, Xiaowen (Simon Fraser University):
'Wait and See' Monetary Policy
Caines, Colin (University of British Columbia):
Can Adaptive Learning Explain Boom-Bust Cycles In Asset Prices? An Application to the US Housing Boom

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Housing Markets and Financial Stability / Banque du Canada : Marchés immobiliers et stabilité financière
OrganizerLi, Fuchun (Bank of Canada)
ChairLi, Fuchun (Bank of Canada)
PapersHan, Lu (University of Toronto):
The Effects of Macro-prudential Mortgage Insurance Regulation During a Housing Boom: Evidence from Canada
Cosman, Jacob (University of British Columbia):
Starbucks gradients and the rent-price ratio
Li, Fuchun (Bank of Canada):
An Early Warning Model for the Correction of Housing Prices in Canadian House Markets
DiscussantsRoberts, Tom (Bank of Canada); Stacey, Derek (Ryerson University); Tkacz, Greg (Saint Francis Xavier University)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Venture Capital and SME's / Capital de risque et PME
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairThiele, Veikko (Queen's University)
PapersKelly, Ryan (Industry Canada):
Performance of Venture Capital in Canada: Who Performs Well in What Measure
Stagliano, Raffaele (Montpellier Business School):
Financial Development Shaping Life-Cycle in SMEs Capital Structure
Thiele, Veikko (Queen's University):
Boom and Bust Cycles in the Venture Capital Market
DiscussantsSong, Yang (University of Calgary); Lee, Jonathan (Queen's University); Vo, Dan (University of Victoria)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade Theory II / Théorie du commerce II
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairYildiz, Halis (Ryerson University)
PapersDemidova, Svetlana (McMaster University):
Trade Policies, Firm Heterogeneity, and Variable Markups
Dolatabadi, Sepideh (Queen's University):
Wage Differentials and Unemployment in a Specific Factor Model with Search Frictions
Yildiz, Halis (Ryerson University):
Preferential versus Multilateral Trade Liberalization and the Role of Political Economy
DiscussantsYildiz, Halis (Ryerson University); Demidova, Svetlana (McMaster University); Dolatabadi, Sepideh (Queen's University)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Post-Secondary Education, Wages and Mortality / Éducation postsecondaire, salaires et mortalité
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairTanaka, Atsuko (University of Calgary)
PapersPlesca, Miana (University of Guelph):
"Disadvantaged groups: access to higher education and impact on labour market outcomes and poverty"
Ragued, Safa (Université Laval):
Discontinuity in Post-Secondary Education and Wages
Teng, Jiayuan (University of Guelph):
Education and Mortality: Evidence from Historical Compulsory Schooling Laws in Canada
DiscussantsOrlov, George (University of Western Ontario); Webb, Matt (University of Calgary); Tanaka, Atsuko (University of Calgary)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Inflation / Inflation
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairSantos, Joseph (South Dakota State University)
PapersColeman, Simeon (Loughborough University):
Inflation Targeting and Changing Persistence in Canada
Verstraete, Matthieu (Bank of Canada):
Using the Bank of Canada's Business Outlook Survey to understand the formation of firms' inflation expectations
Santos, Joseph (South Dakota State University):
Central Bank Credibility and the Persistence of Supply Shocks

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade Policy I / Politiques commerciales I
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
PapersAichele, Rahel (ifo Institute):
Going Deep: The Trade and Welfare Effects of TTIP
Ciuriak, Dan (Ciuriak Consulting Inc.):
Province-Level Impacts of Canada's Trade Agreements: Ontario and the Canada-Korea FTA
Kuenzel, David (Wesleyan University):
WTO Dispute Determinants
DiscussantsKuenzel, David (Wesleyan University); Aichele, Rahel (ifo Institute); Ciuriak, Dan (Ciuriak Consulting Inc.)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Business Dynamics / Dynamique des entreprises
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairLopez-Martin, Bernabe (Bank of Mexico)
PapersCasares, Miguel (Universidad Publica de Navarra):
Entry and exit in recent US business cycles
Jia (George), Ye (University of Prince Edward Island):
Energy Prices Fluctuations and Small Business Turnover
Lopez-Martin, Bernabe (Bank of Mexico):
From Firm Productivity Dynamics to Aggregate Efficiency

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Culture and Institutions 1 / Cultures et institutions 1
OrganizerCampa, Pamela (University of Calgary)
ChairSerafinelli, Michel (University of Toronto)
PapersSakalli, Seyhun Orcan (Paris School of Economics):
Coexistence, Polarization, and Development: The Armenian Legacy in Modern Turkey
Karakas, Leyla (Syracuse University):
Institutional constraints and the dynamic inefficiency of public investments
Incekara-Hafalir, Elif (Carnegie Mellon University):
Self-Control and Awareness: Evidence from a Homeless Shelter
Serafinelli, Michel (University of Toronto):
Local Culture and Innovation
DiscussantsMagesan, Arvind (University of Calgary); Penano, Palermo (University of Toronto); Lamontagne, Jessie (University of Toronto)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Contracts / Contrats
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairSemenov, Aggey (University of Ottawa)
PapersLipnowski, Elliot (New York University):
Repeated Delegation
Schroth, Josef (Bank of Canada):
Executive Compensation and Stock Price Manipulation
Semenov, Aggey (University of Ottawa):
On imperfect commitment in contracts
DiscussantsSemenov, Aggey (University of Ottawa); Lipnowski, Elliot (New York University); Schroth, Josef (Bank of Canada)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Health and Socioeconomic Status / GECES Santé et statut socio-économique
ChairSmith, Justin (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersAriizumi, Hideki (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Income Effect of a Demogrant on Smoking Behaviour among Women in Canada
Khalil, Umair (University of Rochester):
The Effect of WIC Participation on Birth Outcomes
Peden, Alexander (University of Manitoba):
Up in the Air? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effect of Income Inequality on the Health of World War II Pilots
Ye, Zhenzhen (University of Ottawa):
The Relationship between Education and Mortality: Evidence from Canada
DiscussantsKhalil, Umair (University of Rochester); Ariizumi, Hideki (Wilfrid Laurier University); Devereux, Kevin (University of Toronto); Lim, Mook (Washington College)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Child Health / GECES La santé des enfants
ChairDeri Armstrong, Catherine (University of Ottawa)
PapersHajizadeh, Mohammad (Dalhousie University):
The socioeconomic gradient of secondhand smoke exposure in children: Evidence from 26 low-and-middle-income countries
Kong, Weiyang (Dalhousie University):
Parental economic stress and children's well-being: A panel study of 4 to 11 year-olds in Canada.
Mamun, Khawaja (Sacred Heart University):
The Effect of Early Childhood Education on Youth Adverse Health Behaviors
DiscussantsSopchokchai, Duangsuda (University of Ottawa); McEwen, Annie (Carleton University); Saberian, Soodeh (University of Ottawa)

10:30-12:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: Macroeconometrics / Macroéconométrie
ChairMaynard, Alex (University of Guelph)
PapersReza, Abeer (Bank of Canada):
Auxiliary Assumptions on the Identification of DSGE Models
Lin, Zhenjiang (Carleton University):
Moving Average Shocks in IV Regressions
DiscussantsLuger, Richard (Laval University); Kim, Min Seong (Ryerson University)

12:00-14:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle du PEF

12:00-14:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CWEN Luncheon and AGM / Diner et assemblée générale du RFÉ
SponsorCWEN
OrganizerKessler, Anke (Simon Fraser University)
SpeakerFernández, Raquel (New York University)
TopicCulture and Economics

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Firm Level Productivity Network 1: Canadian-Controlled Private Corporations / Réseau sur la productivité des entreprises 1 : Les entreprises privées sous contrôle canadien
OrganizerVeall, Michael (McMaster University)
ChairCorak, Miles (University of Ottawa)
PapersWolfson, Michael (University of Ottawa):
Professionals and Private Corporations
Murphy, Brian (Statistics Canada):
Small Business Owners in the Canadian Economy
Zhang, Yan (Statistics Canada):
Piercing the Veil - Methodological Challenges
Legree, Scott (University of Waterloo):
Income Splitting Old and New
DiscussantsMacnaughton, Alan (University of Waterloo); Smart, Michael G (University of Toronto)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Voters' Preferences / Les préférences des électeurs
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairTrudeau, Christian (University of Windsor)
PapersRaiha, Davin (University of Western Ontario):
An Informational Theory of Industrial Blackmail
Gallego, Maria (Wilfrid Laurier University):
US Electoral campaigns when differences across states matter
De Donder, Philippe (Toulouse School of Economics):
Politically Sustainable Probabilistic Minority Targeting
DiscussantsOestreich, (Andreas) Marcel (Brock University); Trudeau, Christian (University of Windsor); Halberstam, Yosh (University of Toronto)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CNEH: America and the Caribbean in the 19th Century / Les États-Unis et les Antilles au 19e siècle
OrganizerDi Matteo, Livio (Lakehead University)
ChairDimand, Robert W. (Brock University)
PapersDippel, Christian (UCLA):
The Iron Law of Oligarchy:The Post-Slavery Caribbean Sugar Colonies
Velk, Tom (McGill University):
Measuring U.S 19th Century Economic Activity Using Unexploited Railway and Postal Micro-level Data
DiscussantsDi Matteo, Livio (Lakehead University); Beltran Tapia, Francisco (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge); Okoye, Chidozie (Dalhousie University)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CSLS-Council of Canadian Academies Panel on the STEM Skills Report / Table ronde CENV-Conseil des académies canadiennes - Le rapport Compétences en STGM
OrganizerSharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
ChairBax, Janet (Council of Canadian Academies)
PanelistsFinnie, Ross (University of Ottawa)
Gordon, Stephen (Université Laval)
Riddell, W. Craig (University of British Columbia)
Green, David (University of British Columbia)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
State of the Art Lecture / Conférence État des connaissances
ChairGrootendorst, Paul (University of Toronto)
SpeakerPowell, Lisa (University of Illinois at Chicago)
TopicEconomics and Obesity: The Skinny on Fat

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Manias, Panics and Crashes / Finance : Obsessions, paniques et krachs
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairMaynard, Alex (University of Guelph)
PapersZhang, Lu (University of Alberta):
Creative Destruction and Firm-Specific Return Variation - Evidence from the 1920s and 1930s
Li, Mei (University of Guelph):
The Signaling Effect of the Lender of Last Resort Poliy
Maynard, Alex (University of Guelph):
Financial Bubbles and the Power of Long Horizon Predictive Tests

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Money and Banking - Theoretical Advances / Finance : L'argent et les banques - Avancées théoriques
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairThompson, James (University of Waterloo)
PapersStephens, Eric (Carleton University):
Regulation and Shadow Banking
Tremblay, Frederic (Department of Finance Canada):
Contingent Convertible Bonds: Hedging, Credit Default Swaps, and Sensitivity to Subjective Market Opinions
Thompson, James (University of Waterloo):
Capital Structure and Pay Structure in Financial Institutions

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Unconventional Monetary Policies / Politiques monétaires non traditionnelles
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairSiklos, Pierre L (CIGI/Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersAmbler, Steven (Université du Québec à Montréal):
A Tale of Two Velocities
Popiel, Michal (Queen's University):
Interest rate pass-through in Canada: has monetary policy transmission weakened since the financial crisis?
Siklos, Pierre L (CIGI/Wilfrid Laurier University):
Monetary Spillovers: A Global Empirical Perpective

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF: A Heterodox Perspective on the Theory, History and Policy Implications of Canadian Inflation and Monetary Policy / La théorie, l'histoire et les implications de la politique monétaire et en matière d'inflation au Canada : une perspective hétérodoxe
OrganizerStanford, James (Unifor)
PapersBrennan, Jordan (Unifor):
Some Inflationary Aspects of Distributive Conflict: Reassessing Canadian Inflation
Aquanno, Scott (University of Toronto):
The Political Dimensions of Canadian Monetary Policy
Rochon, Louis-Philippe (Laurentian University):
A Post-Keynesian Theory of Inflation

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG: Bubbles, Corruption, Bank Runs and Collectivism: The Versatility of Controlled Laboratory Environments / Bulles spéculatives, corruption, paniques bancaires et collectivisme : la polyvalence des environnements contrôlés en laboratoire
ChairMokhtarzadeh, Fatemeh (Simon Fraser University)
PapersXu, Yilong (Tilburg University):
A Futures Market Reduces Bubbles but Allows Greater Profit for More Sophisticated Traders
Akbari, Mahsa (Simon Fraser University):
Ethnic heterogeneity and corruption: an experimental study
Mokhtarzadeh, Fatemeh (Simon Fraser University):
Experimental Study on effect of Information Observability and Deposit Freezing on Bank Runs

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Education Economics: Economic Aspects of College Education / Aspects économiques de l'éducation collégiale
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairPlesca, Miana (University of Guelph)
PapersTanaka, Atsuko (University of Calgary):
College Loans and Post-schooling Skill Accumulation
Lee, Hakki (University of Pittsburgh):
Policy-Induced Variation in College Labor Supply and the Skill Premium
Barber, Michael (Queen's University):
College Choice, Credit Constraints and Educational Attainment
DiscussantsPeng, Amy (Ryerson University); Ci, Wen (Carleton University); Smith, Jeffrey A (University of Michigan)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Population, Demography and Gender / Population, démographie et genre
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairBrown, Laura (University of Manitoba)
PapersEngineer, Merwan (University of Victoria):
A "Lineage" Matrix Population Model of the Rendille of Northern Kenya
Aydede, Yigit (Saint Mary's University):
Workforce Underutilization and the Development of a Long-Term Vertical Mismatch in Canada
Yuksel, Mutlu (Dalhousie University):
Why Are Women's and Men's Work Lives Converging? Demography, Human Capital Investments and Lifetime Earnings
DiscussantsXu, Ming (University of Minnesota); Bazarkulova, Dana (University of Manitoba); Chan, Mons (University of Minnesota)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: MDGs Post-2015, Where Do We Go From Here? / Les OMDs après 2015: Où allons-nous?
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
ChairRowlands, Dane (Carleton University)
PanelistsKanbur, Ravi (Cornell University)
Jackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
McArthur, John W. (The Brookings Institution)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
AEDSB: Empirical Studies on Development Paradigms in Asia / Les paradigmes du développement en Asie : études empiriques
OrganizersKhan, Md. Syeed-Uz-Zaman (University of Manitoba)
Chowdhury, Muhammad Murshed (Algoma University)
ChairDas, Anupam (Mount Royal University)
PapersRabbani, Mehnaz (McGill University):
Changing Trend of Intra-household Gender Discrepancy for Educational Expenditure: Evidence from Bangladesh
Hossain, AKM Nurul (University of Calgary):
Exploring the Depth of Energy Penetration in Economic Advancement: Perspective of Bangladesh
Abdullah, Md (University of Manitoba):
Does Democracy Influence Flows of Foreign Direct Investment and Strengthen Their Growth Impact?
DiscussantsIslam, Khan (University of Manitoba); Mozumder, Pallab (Florida International University); Mamun, Khawaja (Sacred Heart University)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CWEN/CHWEN Session: Family Policies and their Effects: Evidence from China and Quebec / Les politiques familiales et leurs effets : des données chinoises et québécoises
OrganizerKessler, Anke (Simon Fraser University)
ChairKessler, Anke (Simon Fraser University)
PapersLiu, Hua (Nanjing Agricultural University):
The Effect of the One-Child Policy In China on the Sex Ratio Imbalance--Based on the DID Analysis
Kottelenberg, Michael (Queen's University):
Child Development and the Quebec Family Policy: A Triple Differences Approach
Saguil, Kirsten (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Universally Subsidized Day Care and its Effects on Youth Crime Rates: Evidence from Quebec
Gu, Hejun (Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology):
The Impact of Child Birth on Female Labor Force Participation in Urban China

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLEA: Legal Issues in Finance and Entrepreneurship / Finance et entreprenariat : questions légales
OrganizerCurry, Philip (University of Waterloo)
ChairYoung, Kevin L (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
PapersSayili, Koray (Queen's University):
Red Tape, Corruption, and Entrepreneurship
Zhang, Minjie (York University):
Reporting Bias in Private Equity: Reporting Frequency, Endowments, and Governance
Young, Kevin L (University of Massachusetts Amherst):
The Revolving Door in Finance: Measuring its Pervasiveness and its Effects
DiscussantsZhang, Minjie (York University); Young, Kevin L (University of Massachusetts Amherst); Sayili, Koray (Queen's University)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada (Graduate Student Paper Award): Search and Trade / Banque du Canada (Prix du travail de recherche étudant) : Recherche et commerce
OrganizerHuynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
PapersYip, Chi Man (McGill University):
A Robust Mortensen and Pissarides Model
Kendall, Chad (University of Southern California):
Rational and Heuristic Trading Panics in an Experimental Asset Market
Steingress, Walter (Université de Montréal):
Specialization Patterns in International Trade

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Crude Oil and Product Price Relationship / Banque du Canada : La relation entre les prix du brut et des produits pétroliers
SponsorBank of Canada
OrganizerBuyuksahin, Bahattin (Bank of Canada)
ChairBuyuksahin, Bahattin (Bank of Canada)
PapersLee, Thomas K. (U.S. Department of Energy):
Inside the Crystal Ball: New Approaches to Predicting the Gasoline Price at the Pump
Manera, Matteo (University of Milano-Bicocca):
Forecasting the oil-gasoline price relationship: Do asymmetries help?
Wallen, Jonathan (American University):
What drives volatility expectations in petroleum product markets?
DiscussantsRobe, Michel (American University); Buyuksahin, Bahattin (Bank of Canada); Manera, Matteo (University of Milano-Bicocca)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Macro-oriented I.O. / Organisation industrielle : orientation macro
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairDixon, Jay (Industry Canada)
PapersRumler, Fabio (Austrian Central Bank (OeNB)):
Within and Cross-Country Price Dispersion in the Euro Area
Dixon, Jay (Industry Canada):
The Growth Process of Canadian Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from a Panel VAR

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Environment Canada State of the Art Lecture / Conférence sur l'état des connaissances d'Environnement Canada
SponsorEnvironment Canada
OrganizerGhosh, Madanmohan (Environment Canada)
ChairHermanutz, Derek (Environment Canada)
SpeakerShogren, Jason (University of Wyoming)
TopicGlobal Environmental Risks - Some Observations on the Economics of Pandemics and Species Protection

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade Policy II / Politiques commerciales II
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairSong, Yang (University of Calgary)
PapersChernoff, Alex (Queen's University):
Trade Liberalization, Selection, and Productivity in a Supply Managed Economy
Lysenko, Dmitry (Government of Nova Scotia):
Does Canada need trade adjustment assistance?
Missios, Paul (Ryerson University):
Consumption Externalities, Product Quality and the Role of National Treatment
DiscussantsMissios, Paul (Ryerson University); Chernoff, Alex (Queen's University); Lysenko, Dmitry (Government of Nova Scotia)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Migration / Migrations
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairTownsend, James (University of Winnipeg)
PapersChan, Ping Ching Winnie (Statistics Canada):
The Impact of Wages on Inter-Provincial Mobility and Inter-Provincial Employment
Coulombe, Serge (University of Ottawa):
Immigration and Internal Mobility in Canada
Caponi, Vincenzo (CREST-Ensai):
Female Migration, Human Capital and Fertility
DiscussantsCoulombe, Serge (University of Ottawa); Caponi, Vincenzo (CREST-Ensai); Chan, Ping Ching Winnie (Statistics Canada)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: International Business Cycles / Cycles économiques internationaux
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairYip, Terry (McMaster University)
PapersZheng, Tianxiao (University of Colorado Boulder):
Financial Integration, Financial Frictions and Business Cycles of Emerging Market Economies
Yip, Terry (McMaster University):
Financial Shocks, Consumer Capital and the Trade Collapse of 2008

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade Theory III / Théorie du commerce III
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairLyn, Gary (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
PapersHeiland, Inga (University of Munich):
Where is the Value Added? Trade Liberalization and Production Networks
Kurata, Hiroshi (Tohoku Gakuin University):
Firm Location and Social Inefficiency in Non-traded Goods Industry
Lyn, Gary (University of Massachusetts Lowell):
External Economies and International Trade: A Quantitative Framework
DiscussantsLyn, Gary (University of Massachusetts Lowell); Heiland, Inga (University of Munich); Kurata, Hiroshi (Tohoku Gakuin University)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: News / nouvelles
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairObaid, Sabreena (McMaster University)
PapersGunn, Christopher (Carleton University):
Monetary news shocks
Miyamoto, Wataru (Bank of Canada):
News Shocks and Business Cycles: Evidence from Forecast Data
Obaid, Sabreena (McMaster University):
Interest Rate News Shocks and Emerging Economies Business Cycles

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Culture and Institutions 2 / Cultures et institutions 2
OrganizerCampa, Pamela (University of Calgary)
ChairSerafinelli, Michel (University of Toronto)
PapersCampa, Pamela (University of Calgary):
Politico-economic Regimes and Attitudes: Working Women under State-socialism
Zinabou, Genet (University of Toronto):
Natural Resource Rents, Democracy and Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Heffernan, Ian (University of Calgary):
Peace Diamonds: Combating Civil War With a Diamond Certification Scheme
DiscussantsSakalli, Seyhun Orcan (Paris School of Economics); Heffernan, Ian (University of Calgary); Karakas, Leyla (Syracuse University)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Information and Uncertainty I / Information et incertitude I
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairBrown, Natalya (Nipissing University)
PapersCoulter, Brian (University of Western Ontario):
Team Transfers
Nica, Melania (New College of the Humanities):
Political Correctness as Anti-Herding
Brown, Natalya (Nipissing University):
Voter Uncertainty and Third Party Candidate Entry
DiscussantsDodds, Stefan A. (University of Winnipeg); Wu, Jiabin (University of Oregon); Forand, Jean Guillaume (University of Waterloo)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Physicians / GECES Médecins
ChairMcLeod, Logan (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersIsabelle, Maripier (University of Toronto):
Physician Incentives and the Rise in C-Sections: Evidence from Canada
Kpelitse, Koffi Ahoto (University of Western Ontario):
After-Hours Access to Primary Care and Emergency Department Visits: Comparison of Ontario's Family Health Groups and Family Health Organizations
Li, Qing (Capital University of Economics and Business):
Hospitalization of Diabetic Patients, and Family Doctors in Primary Care Mixed Payment Models
DiscussantsDeCicca, Philip (McMaster University); Sweetman, Arthur (McMaster University); Sarma, Sisira K (The University of Western Ontario)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Urban 2: Decentralization / Économie urbaine 2 Décentralisation
OrganizerBucovetsky, Sam (York University)
ChairGonzalez-Navarro, Marco (University of Toronto)
PapersArzaghi, Mohammad (National Bureau of Economic Research):
No Taxation, No Representation: An Investigation of the Relationship between Natural Resources and Decentralization
Lapointe, Simon (University of Fribourg):
The Effects of Group Loyalty and Preferences in the Opposition to Municipal Mergers: Evidence from the 2004 Municipal Referenda in Quebec
DiscussantsDahlby, Bev (University of Calgary); Arzaghi, Mohammad (National Bureau of Economic Research)

14:00-15:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: Microeconometrics / Microéconométrie
ChairWebb, Matt (University of Calgary)
PapersBotosaru, Irene (Simon Fraser University):
Difference-in-Differences when the Treatment Status is Observed in Only One Period
Felt, Marie-Hélène (Carleton University):
Canadian households' payment habits: analyzing aggregation effects using auxiliary data.
Muris, Chris (Simon Fraser University):
Estimation in the fixed effects ordered logit model
DiscussantsWebb, Matt (University of Calgary); Tkacz, Greg (Saint Francis Xavier University); Voia, Marcel-Cristian (Carleton University)

15:30-16:00Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Firm Level Productivity Network 2: Empirical Analysis of Innovation and Productivity / Réseau sur la productivité des entreprises 2 : Analyse empirique de l'innovation et de la productivité
OrganizerVeall, Michael (McMaster University)
ChairTrefler, Daniel (University of Toronto)
PapersBrander, James A. (University of British Columbia):
Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility on Innovation: An Empirical Analysis Using Patent Data
Fang, Tony (Memorial University):
Profit Sharing and Workplace Productivity: Does Team Work Play a Role?
Lileeva, Alla (York University):
Access to Intermediate Inputs: Costs, Variety and Quality Impacts
DiscussantsIvus, Olena (Queen's University); Serafinelli, Michel (University of Toronto); Pujolas Fons, Pau Salvador (McMaster University)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Human Capital and Policy / Capital humain et politiques publiques
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairFeir, Donna Leanne (University of Victoria)
PapersPark, Youngmin (University of Western Ontario):
Correlation, Consumption, Confusion, or Constraints: Why do Poor Children Perform so Poorly?
Perrault, Louis (Queen's University):
Optimal Taxation with Work Experience as Human Capital
Osberg, Lars (Dalhousie University):
How Much can Income Tax on the Top 1% be raised in Canada?
DiscussantsFeir, Donna Leanne (University of Victoria); Arbex, Marcelo (University of Windsor); Collins, Kirk A (Trent University)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CNEH: Economic Fluctuations and Trade in History: Canada and the World / Fluctuations économiques et commerce au cours de l'histoire : le Canada et le monde
OrganizerDi Matteo, Livio (Lakehead University)
ChairEmery, J C Herbert (University of Calgary)
PapersDimand, Robert W. (Brock University):
Keynes Narrates the Great Depression: His Reports to the Phillips Electronics Firm on the State of the World Economy
Jacks, David S. (Simon Fraser University):
Commodity booms and busts: the primacy of fundamentals affirmed
Keay, Ian (Queen's University):
The Causes and Consequences of Trade Protection in Canada, 1870-1913
DiscussantsHinton, Michael (Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis and Minerva's Owl Consulting); Emery, J C Herbert (University of Calgary); Dudley, Leonard (Université de Montréal)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
School of Public Policy UofC: Canadian Policy and FDI / École de politiques publiques, Université de Calgary - Politiques canadiennes et IDE
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
PanelistsBishop, Grant (unaffiliated)
Hejazi, Walid (University of Toronto)
Schwanen, Daniel (C.D. Howe Institute)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
State of the Art Lecture / Conférence État des connaissances
ChairHead, Allen C. (Queen's University)
SpeakerRios-Rull, José-Victor (University of Minnesota)
TopicThe Great Recession and Financial Shocks

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Financial System Stability / Finance : La stabilité du système financier
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairHessou, Hélyoth Théodore Sedekon (Université Laval)
PapersHeam, Jean-Cyprien (Autorite de Controle Prudentiel et de Resolution):
How to Measure Interconnectedness between Banks, Insurers and Financial Conglomerates?
Mitchell, Chris (Bank of Canada):
The Value of Mortgage Backed Securities for Liquidity Coverage Ratio Adherence: A Canadian Perspective
Hessou, Hélyoth Théodore Sedekon (Université Laval):
Bank regulatory capital adjustment and loan portfolio allocation: Canadian largest banks evidence

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Corporate Finance II / Finance : Finances des entreprises II
ChairSarkar, Sudipto (McMaster University)
PapersPandes, Ari (University of Calgary):
Mitigating Bad Behavior: The Role of Underwriters' Lawyers in IPOs
Aliakbari, Elmira (University of Guelph):
Impacts of Pipeline Uncertainty on the Market Value of Canadian Energy Firms
Sarkar, Sudipto (McMaster University):
Production Flexibility, Risk Shifting and Capital Structure

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: International Finance and Trade / Finance et commerce internationaux
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairHo, Wai-Ming (York University)
PapersCociuba, Simona (University of Western Ontario):
International Risk Sharing with Endogenously Segmented Asset Markets
Imura, Yuko (Bank of Canada):
Collateralized Borrowing in a Two-Country DSGE Model with Production Heterogeneity
Ho, Wai-Ming (York University):
International Outsourcing, Exchange Rates, and Monetary Policy

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF: Keynote Lecture / Conférence principale du PEF
SponsorProgressive Economics Forum
OrganizerYoung, Kevin L (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
ChairsPringle, David J (Carleton University)
Rochon, Louis-Philippe (Laurentian University)
SpeakerLavoie, Marc (University of Ottawa)
TopicHow Post Keynesian Economic Theory Helps Explain Today's Economic Crisis

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
IRPP: Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities / Adapter les politiques canadiennes en matière de commerce au nouveau contexte mondial
SponsorFind Information at: http://irpp.org/research/trade/
OrganizerTapp, Stephen (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
PanelistsTapp, Stephen (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Wolfe, Robert (Queen's University)
van Assche, Ari (HEC Montréal)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG Lecture
SponsorCEBERG
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairsSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
SpeakerHarrison, Glenn W. (Georgia State University)
TopicThe Normative Turn in Behavioral Economics

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Education Economics: Children and Education / Enfance et éducation
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairCi, Wen (Carleton University)
PapersBalestra, Simone (University of Zurich):
Slow Child Left Behind? Distributional Effects of Class Size and the Revival of Teacher's Aide
Zahedi, Razieh (University of Calgary):
What is behind the "No Child Left Behind Act"
Cid, Alejandro (Universidad de Montevideo):
Advancing Academic Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth: Third Year Impact Evaluation of a Privately-Managed School in a Poor Neighborhood in Montevideo
DiscussantsOchsen, Carsten (University of Applied Labour Studies); Ragued, Safa (Université Laval); Ci, Wen (Carleton University)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE: A Recognition of Tony Scott's Contributions to Resource Economics / Économie des ressources
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairOlewiler, Nancy (Simon Fraser University)
PapersWilmot, Neil (University of Minnesota Duluth):
Price Discontinuities in the Market for RINs
Tatoutchoup, Francis Didier (Université de Moncton):
Forestry Auctions with Interdependent Values: Evidence from Timber Auctions
Cairns, Robert D (McGill University):
Accounting for Income, Investment and Capital Gains in the Simple Hotelling Model

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CRDCN: Immigration and Language / RCCDR : immigration et langue
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairMcDonald, Ted (University of New Brunswick)
PapersOrlov, Georgy (University of Western Ontario):
Immigrants' Investment in Language Skills
P. Laliberté, Jean-William (University of Toronto):
Language Skill Acquisition in Immigrant Social Networks: Evidence from Australia
Ferrer, Ana M. (University of Waterloo):
The effect of linguistic proximity on the occupational assimilation of immigrant men
DiscussantsP. Laliberté, Jean-William (University of Toronto); Sharaf, Mesbah (University of Alberta); Mueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG Keynote Presentation / Conférencier principal du CDESG
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
ChairRowlands, Dane (Carleton University)
SpeakerKanbur, Ravi (Cornell University)
TopicIs Inequality of Opportunity A Useful Policy Construct?

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Investigating Causes of Business Cycles / Les causes des cycles économiques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairTalukdar, Bidyut Kumar (Saint Mary's University)
PapersFeng, Wing (Queen's University):
On Consumers Voting with Their Feet and Self-fulfilling Business Cycles
Tchakondo, Yorou (Université du Québec à Montréal):
Financial Markets, the ZLB and Central Banking in a DSGE Framework: What Can We Learn from The Capital Asset Pricing Model?
Talukdar, Bidyut Kumar (Saint Mary's University):
Learning-by-doing, organizational capital and optimal markup variations

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CWEN Session: Family Taxation / L'imposition des ménages
OrganizersGugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
Welling, Linda A. (University of Victoria)
ChairGugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
PapersRees, Ray (University of Guelph):
Capital Income Taxation and the Household
Welling, Linda A. (University of Victoria):
The Efficiency and Distributional Impacts of Individual vs Joint Taxation in a Dynamic Bargaining Model with Renegotiation
Apps, Patricia (University of Sydney):
Child Care, Labour Supply and Taxation of Dual-Income Households

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLEA: Law and The Firm / La loi et les entreprises
OrganizerCurry, Philip (University of Waterloo)
ChairSu, Xuejuan (University of Alberta)
PapersUlrick, Shawn W (Federal Trade Commission):
Dominance Thresholds: A Cautionary Note
Su, Xuejuan (University of Alberta):
Two tales of monopolization
Shilon, Nitzan (Peking University):
The Case for Managerial Signalling in Adjudicating Hostile Takeovers
DiscussantsZiss, Steffen (Wilfrid Laurier University); Chen, Zhiqi (Carleton University); Barker, George R. (Australia National University)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Migration and Health / Migrations et santé
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairBlit, Joel (University of Waterloo)
PapersRai, Naveen (Bank of Canada):
Migration flows and recent house price developments
Prager, Elena (University of Pennsylvania):
The effect of tiered provider networks on health care demand, prices and spending
Blit, Joel (University of Waterloo):
The potential for selective immigration policy to increase innovation

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Consumer Financial Decision-Making / Banque du Canada : Les décisions de consommateurs en matière de finance
OrganizerHuynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
ChairHuynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
PapersAng, Xiaoling (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau):
Identifying a Suitable Control Group Based on Microeconomic Theory: The Case of Escrows in the Subprime Market
Fulford, Scott (Boston College):
Consumer credit and debt in the short term and over the life-cycle
Welte, Angelika (Bank of Canada):
Merchant Payment Steering: Evidence from the 2009 Bank of Canada Methods of Payment Survey
DiscussantsAllen, Jason (Bank of Canada); MacGee, Jim (University of Western Ontario); Grigolon, Laura (McMaster University)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Environmental Economics, Resource Economics and CSR / Économie environnementale, économie des ressources et RSE
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairKwong, Lester (Brock University)
PapersChen, Cheng (University of British Columbia):
Voluntary Carbon Emission Disclosure and Institutional Ownership
Lloyd-Smith, Patrick (University of Alberta):
Are Corporate Social Responsibility and Advertising Complements or Substitutes in Producing Firm Reputation?
Kwong, Lester (Brock University):
Eco-Labels and Consumer Informativeness

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Environment Canada Session 1: Environmental Policy: Incentives and Externalities / Séance d'Environnement Canada 1 : Politiques environnementales : incitatifs et externalités
SponsorEnvironment Canada
OrganizerGhosh, Madanmohan (Environment Canada)
ChairNorup, Jessica (Environment Canada)
PapersBaksi, Soham (University of Winnipeg):
Cross-sectoral Externalities, Environmental Taxes, and the Gains from Trade
Rollins, Kimberley (University of Nevada):
Incentives for Investing in Public and Private Options for Reducing Wildfire Risks
Ghosh, Madanmohan (Environment Canada):
Identifying the Drivers of Demand-based and Production-based GHG Emissions
DiscussantsAntweiler, Werner (University of British Columbia); Boikos, Spyridon (Laval University); Moshiri, Saeed (University of Saskatchewan)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade Policy III / Politiques commerciales III
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairFelice, Giulia (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
PapersViju, Crina (Carleton University):
EU's New Generation of Free Trade Agreements: Is Everything on the Table?
Ng, Travis Ka Ho (Chinese University of Hong Kong):
The Unintended Consequence of the US Dividend Tax Cut on Non-US Firms
Shen, Leilei (Kansas State University):
Value Added Exports and U.S. Local Labor Markets: Does China Really Matter?
DiscussantsSong, Yang (University of Calgary); Shen, Leilei (Kansas State University); Viju, Crina (Carleton University)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Labour Supply / L'offre de main-d' uvre
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairYuksel, Mutlu (Dalhousie University)
PapersCompton, Janice (University of Manitoba):
The Changing Labour Supply of Military Spouses
Bazarkulova, Dana (University of Manitoba):
Labour supply of Australian men and women before and after divorce
Becerra, Oscar (University of British Columbia):
Retirement policies and formal labor supply: evidence from a cohort-based reform in Colombia
DiscussantsBazarkulova, Dana (University of Manitoba); Becerra, Oscar (University of British Columbia); Compton, Janice (University of Manitoba)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Business Cycles II / Cycles économiques II
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairWagner, Joel (McMaster University)
PapersAlessandrini, Diana (Auburn University):
Economic inequality and the business cycle
Rai, Vikram (Bank of Canada):
Labour Market Slack and its Effect on Nominal Wages
Wagner, Joel (McMaster University):
The Endogenous Relative Price of Investment

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade and Labour Markets / Commerce et marchés du travail
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairLopez, Ricardo (Brandeis University)
PapersPupato, Germán (Ryerson University):
Performance Pay Trade and Inequality
Qirjo, Dhimitri (SUNY Plattsburgh):
Skills and Immigration: A Short Run Trade Theoretical Approach
Lopez, Ricardo (Brandeis University):
Export Subsidies and Female Employment: Evidence from Plant-Level Data
DiscussantsLopez, Ricardo (Brandeis University); Pupato, Germán (Ryerson University); Qirjo, Dhimitri (SUNY Plattsburgh)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: International Finance and Business Cycles / Finance internationale et cycles économiques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairKabaca, Serdar (Bank of Canada)
PapersAysun, Uluc (University of Central Florida):
Searching for the source of macroeconomic integration across advanced economies
Panovska, Irina (Lehigh University):
Asymmetric Exchange Rate Pass-through Behavior over the Business Cycle
Kabaca, Serdar (Bank of Canada):
Global Long-term Interest Rate Shocks in Small Open-Economy Business Cycles

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: International Finance Theory / Théorie de la finance internationale
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairNono, Simplice Aimé (Université Laval)
PapersFilippini, Federico (Universidad de los Andes):
Currency Crises and the ADR Shadow Exchange Rate
Ligonniere, Samuel (Université Lille 1):
How To Fight Against National Financial Cycles. Prudential Capital Controls and Other Prudential Measures
Nono, Simplice Aimé (Université Laval):
Forward Premium Puzzle: a Learning-based Explanation
DiscussantsNono, Simplice Aimé (Université Laval); Filippini, Federico (Universidad de los Andes); Ligonniere, Samuel (Université Lille 1)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Information and Uncertainty II / Information et incertitude II
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairVirag, Gabor (University of Toronto)
PapersSadanand, Asha (University of Guelph):
Contaminated properties and Real Estate Prices
Chaigneau, Pierre (HEC Montreal):
Downside risk neutral probabilities
Virag, Gabor (University of Toronto):
Dynamic adverse selection with many types
DiscussantsVirag, Gabor (University of Toronto); Sadanand, Asha (University of Guelph); Chaigneau, Pierre (HEC Montreal)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Physicians and Productivity / GECES Médecins et productivité
ChairSweetman, Arthur (McMaster University)
PapersSarma, Sisira K (The University of Western Ontario):
Family Physician Remuneration Schemes and Referrals to Specialists: Panel-data Evidence from Ontario
Zhang, Xue (McMaster University):
Does Rostering measurably strengthen physician-patient relationships?
Gu, Wulong (Statistics Canada):
Productivity in Residential Care Facilities
DiscussantsKantarevic, Jasmin (Ontario Medical Association); Deri Armstrong, Catherine (University of Ottawa); Sharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)

16:00-17:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: Nonparametric Econometrics / Économétrie non paramétrique
ChairThompson, Brennan (Ryerson University)
PapersFlachaire, Emmanuel (Aix-Marseille University):
Log-transform kernel density estimation of income distributions
Koroglu, Mustafa (University of Guelph):
Functional-coefficient spatial Durbin model with nonparametric spatial weights: An application to economic growth
Kotlyarova, Yulia (Dalhousie University):
Exploration of smoothness: bias and efficiency of nonparametric kernel estimators
DiscussantsThompson, Brennan (Ryerson University); Kotlyarova, Yulia (Dalhousie University); Chen, Heng (Bank of Canada)

17:45-19:15Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Innis Lecture / Conférence Innis
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairSimpson, Wayne (University of Manitoba)
SpeakerGreen, David (University of British Columbia)
TopicChasing After "Good Jobs": Do They Exist and Does It Matter If They Do?

19:15-20:45Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Reception / Réception

19:30-22:30Friday, May 29, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF Wine and Cheese Social / Vins et fromages du PEF
SponsorJoey Eaton Restaurant, 1 Dundas St W (SW Corner of Yonge & Dundas)
OrganizerYoung, Kevin L (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

08:00-08:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Entrepreneurship / Entreprenariat
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersBezu, Sosina (Norwegian University of Life Sciences):
Street based self-employment: A poverty trap or a stepping stone for migrant youth?
Karaivanov, Alexander (Simon Fraser University):
Involuntary Entrepreneurship - Evidence from Thai Urban Data
Gyapong, Anthony (Penn State University - Abington):
Why is investment in Africa low despite relatively high profits?
Hongdilokkul, Natt (Simon Fraser University):
Universal Health Care and Entrepreneurship in Thailand

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Food and Agriculture / Alimentation et agriculture
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersDas Gupta, Amlan (University of British Columbia):
The Fight Against Malnutrition: Impact of Public Distribution of Food in India on Consumption of Nutrients.
Das, Mousumi (IGIDR):
Vulnerability to food insecurity: Evidence using synthetic panel data from rural India
Agurto Adrianzen, Marcos (Universidad de Piura):
Estimating the Short Term Impacts of a Fruit Fly Eradication Program in Peru: A Geographical Regression Discontinuity Approach

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CIRANO-PHELPS-RIIB: Competition Policy I / Politiques en matière de concurrence I
OrganizersRoss, Thomas W. (University of British Columbia)
Boyer, Marcel (Université de Montréal)
ChairMathewson, Frank (University of Toronto)
PapersZiss, Steffen (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Equilibrium exclusive dealing in oligopoly
Boik, Andre (University of California, Davis):
The Effects of Platform MFNs on Competition and Entry
Clark, Robert (HEC Montréal):
Bid Rigging in Procurement Auctions: Evidence from an Anti-Collusion Investigation in Quebec
DiscussantsBrander, James A. (University of British Columbia); Parra, Alvaro (University of British Columbia); Grigolon, Laura (McMaster University)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Charitable Giving / Les dons de bienfaisance
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairGugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
PapersMinaker, Bradley (McMaster University):
The Sensitivity of Charitable Giving to the Timing and Salience of Charitable Tax Credits
Owusu, Rebekah (University of Ottawa):
Strategic Giving and Private Philanthropy
Urban, Bogdan (University of Ottawa):
Warm-glow Optimality with Ideologically Differentiated Public Goods
DiscussantsJametti, Mario (University of Lugano); Ferrara, Ida (York University); Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Health Equity and Health Care Use / GECES Santé, soins et équité
ChairGuliani, Harminder (University of Regina)
PapersBataineh, Hana (University of Ottawa):
Unmet Health Care and Health Care Utilization
Das, Pranay Kumar (University of Manitoba):
Construction of an Income Insecurity Index and Its Association with Health Inequalities in Mid-life and Later Life in Canada
McDonald, Ted (University of New Brunswick):
Compliance with breast cancer screening guidelines: socioeconomic, geographic and institutional factors
Tao, Sihui (McMaster University):
A welfare economics foundation for the measurement of socioeconomic inequalities in health: a disadvantaged-focused, social justice, or disparity aversion approach?
DiscussantsDas, Pranay Kumar (University of Manitoba); Peden, Alexander (University of Manitoba); Pohl, Vincent (Queen's University); Makdissi, Paul (University of Ottawa)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Research Group on Human Capital - Health and Families / Groupe de recherche sur le capital humain : Santé et familles
OrganizerConnolly, Marie (Université du Québec à Montréal)
ChairConnolly, Marie (Université du Québec à Montréal)
PapersHaeck, Catherine (Université du Québec à Montréal):
Are Children Better off since the Introduction of the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan?
Yazbeck, Myra (University of Queensland):
Are there spousal mental health spillovers?
Deri Armstrong, Catherine (University of Ottawa):
Virginity and Teen Mental Health: Evidence from Canadian Longitudinal Data

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: Financial Econometrics / économétrie financière
ChairMedovikov, Ivan (Brock University)
PapersJian, Bixi (McGill University):
Dynamic Stable GARCH Model with Time Dependent Tail and Skewness
Lin, Xiao Yan (University of Waterloo):
Financial Modelling with Censored/Truncated Distributions
Liu, Jia (McMaster University):
Improving Forecasts from Markov Switching Models using Realized Volatility
Yang, Qiao (University of Toronto):
An Infinite Hidden Markov Model for Short-term Interest Rates

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Returns to Education, Occupational Attainment and Immigration / Rentabilité financière de l'éducation, réussite professionnelle et immigration
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairFerrer, Ana M. (University of Waterloo)
PapersMukhopadhyay, Sankar (University of Nevada Reno):
New evidence on international transferability of human capital
Cassidy, Hugh A. (Kansas State University):
The Occupational Attainment of Natives and Immigrants: A Cross-Cohort Analysis
Xiong, Hui (Sichuan University):
General Occupational Tenure and Its Returns
DiscussantsCaponi, Vincenzo (CREST-Ensai); Olivo Villabrille, Miguel (University of Calgary); Godefroy, Raphaël (Université de Montréal)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Market Microstructure / Finance : Microstructure des marchés
ChairChan, Wing (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersCimon, David (University of Toronto):
Broker Routing Decisions in Limit Order Markets
Chan, Wing (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Do Price Limits Increase Stock Market Volatility in China?

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Education Economics: Computers, Learning Intensity and Peer Effects in Education / Éducation : ordinateurs, intensité de l'apprentissage et influence des pairs
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairAndrietti, Vincenzo (Università "G. D'Annunzio" di Chieti e Pescara)
PapersShonchoy, Abu (Institute of Developing Economies, IDE-JETRO):
The Impact of Computer Based Adult Literacy Program on Literacy and Numeracy: Evidence from India
Andrietti, Vincenzo (Università "G. D'Annunzio" di Chieti e Pescara):
The Causal Effects of Increasing Learning Intensity on Student Achievement. Evidence from a Natural Experiment
DiscussantsLaszlo, Sonia (McGill University); Su, Xuejuan (University of Alberta)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Housing / Logement
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairForte, Sebastien (McGill University)
PapersSeok, Byoung Hoon (Ohio State University):
Rising Earnings Risk and Wealth Distribution with Housing
Zhou, Jie (Bank of Canada):
Housing and Tax-deferred Retirement Accounts
Forte, Sebastien (McGill University):
Consumer credit: Borrowing heterogeneity and state-contingent credit rationing

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Low Income for Policy / Causes et effets des faibles revenus et politiques publiques
OrganizerNotten, Geranda (University of Ottawa)
ChairNotten, Geranda (University of Ottawa)
PapersMcEwen, Annie (Carleton University):
How do Income and Socio-Economic Status Matter? Disentangling Pathways of Effect on Child Well-Being and Development
Gninanfon, Medesse Armande (University of Ottawa):
Determinants of income inequality in Canada
Notten, Geranda (University of Ottawa):
The Role of Skills in Understanding Low Income in Canada
DiscussantsFrenette, Marc (Statistics Canada); Kottelenberg, Michael (Queen's University); Sevinc, Deniz (York University)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG 3: Reciprocity and Intentions / Réciprocité et intentions
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairMatthews, Peter (Middlebury College)
PapersHalliday, Simon (Smith College):
Control Aversion and Self-Determination: An Experiment
Kingsley, David (University of Massachusetts Lowell):
Endogenous and Costly Institutional Deterrence
Matthews, Peter (Middlebury College):
Personality and Preferences: A Broader View

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Immigration - Regional Aspects and Outcomes of Children / Immigration - Aspects régionaux et développement des enfants
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairClark, Jeremy (University of Canterbury)
PapersPandey, Manish (University of Winnipeg):
Immigration and Wage Inequality in Canadian Provinces
Akbari, Syed Ather H (Saint Mary's University):
Immigration and regional economic growth in Canada
Warman, Casey (Dalhousie University):
Immigrant Entry Class and Outcomes of the Children
DiscussantsMascella, Allison (University of Waterloo); Teng, Jiayuan (University of Guelph); Pandey, Manish (University of Winnipeg)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Impacts of Trade / Les impacts du commerce
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairChan, Jeff (University of Toronto)
PapersHussain, Syed (Lahore University of Management Sciences):
A Commodity Level Analysis of Effects of Supply and Demand Shocks on Exports
Bai, Xue (Brock University):
Self-inflicted Wounds? China's Restrictions on Direct Trading
Chan, Jeff (University of Toronto):
Any Port in a Storm: Import Competition and Match Quality Downgrading
DiscussantsBai, Xue (Brock University); Chan, Jeff (University of Toronto); Hussain, Syed (Lahore University of Management Sciences)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE Presentations - Environment / Environnement
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairBruneau, Joel (University of Saskatchewan)
PapersBeattie, Robert Graham (University of Toronto):
Advertising, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion about Climate Change
Morgan, Dylan (University of Ottawa):
Naming, Shaming, and Abatement: Do Published `Top Emitter' Lists Provide Incentive for Increasing Pollution Prevention Activities?
Li, Hongxiu (University of Waterloo):
Climate Change Adaptation and International Agreements on Mitigation with Heterogeneous Countries
Morin Chassé, Rémi (University of Wyoming):
On Environmental Catastrophes with a Judgement-Proof firm
Janusch, Nicholas (St. Lawrence University):
Acceptability of congestion pricing: Worldviews versus experience

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Applied I.O. Theory / Théorie appliquée de l'organisation industrielle
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
Chairde Bettignies, Jean-Etienne (Queen's University)
PapersLee, Jonathan (Queen's University):
Patents, Secrets, and Competitive Pressure
Song, Yang (University of Calgary):
Price Matching & Strategic Investment in Advertising
de Bettignies, Jean-Etienne (Queen's University):
Product Market Competition, Managerial Talent, and Innovation
DiscussantsLanginier, Corinne (University of Alberta); Liu, Huafang (Hanna) (Queen's University); Chen, Zhiqi (Carleton University)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CWEN/UofC School of Public Policy: Communicating Economics to the Public and Policy Makers - How, What and Why? / Parler d'économie avec les citoyens et les décideurs politiques - De quoi, comment et pourquoi?
OrganizersNeill, Christine (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Winter, Jennifer (School of Public Policy, University of Calgary)
ChairWinter, Jennifer (School of Public Policy, University of Calgary)
PanelistsTedds, Lindsay M. (University of Victoria)
Leach, Andrew (University of Alberta)
Schirle, Tammy (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Moffatt, Mike P. (University of Western Ontario)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CLEA: Intellectual Property / Propriété intellectuelle
OrganizerCurry, Philip (University of Waterloo)
PapersKimmel, Randall (Thompson Rivers University):
Investor Perception and Business Process Patents: A Natural Experiment
Barker, George R. (Australia National University):
Is Copyright Fit for the Digital Age?
DiscussantsBlit, Joel (University of Waterloo); Shilon, Nitzan (Peking University)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Teaching Economics at Undergraduate Level / L'enseignement de l'économique au premier cycle
OrganizerIslam, Shahidul (Grant Macewan University)
ChairIslam, Shahidul (Grant Macewan University)
PapersWong, Andrew (University of Alberta):
The impact of a flipped classroom on international student achievement in an undergraduate economics course
Islam, Shahidul (Grant Macewan University):
Research-informed learning for undergraduate students: A case study
Alam, Rafat (Grant Macewan University):
Student Preferences of Attributes of Economics Teaching: Analysis of Evidences from 'RateMyProfessor.Com'
DiscussantsWong, Andrew (University of Alberta); Manaloor, Varghese (University of Alberta); Alam, Rafat (Grant Macewan University)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Financial Stability and Monetary Policy / Banque du Canada : Stabilité financière et politique monétaire
OrganizerPasricha, Gurnain (Bank of Canada)
ChairPasricha, Gurnain (Bank of Canada)
PapersNier, Erlend (International Monetary Fund):
Monetary and Macroprudential Policies-Exploring Interactions
Oet, Mikhail V. (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland / Case Western Reserve University):
Does financial stability matter to the Fed?
Friedrich, Christian (Bank of Canada):
Monetary Policy and Financial Stability - Cross Country Evidence
DiscussantsBailliu, Jeannine (Bank of Canada); Dorich, Jose (Bank of Canada); Barattieri, Alessandro (Université du Québec à Montréal)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Resource Economics / Économie des ressources
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairRay Chaudhuri, Amrita (University of Winnipeg)
PapersNguyen, Bao Anh (University of Ottawa):
The Trend and Fluctuations in Price of Base Metals.
Stuermer, Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas):
Collusion in Mineral Commodity Markets: A Long-Run Perspective
Ray Chaudhuri, Amrita (University of Winnipeg):
Mergers in Exhaustible Resource Industries
DiscussantsStuermer, Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas); Ray Chaudhuri, Amrita (University of Winnipeg); Nguyen, Bao Anh (University of Ottawa)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Environment Canada Session 2: Measuring Natural Capital and Modeling Environmental Policy / Séance d'Environnement Canada 2 : Mesure du capital naturel et modélidation des politiques environnementales
SponsorEnvironment Canada
OrganizerGhosh, Madanmohan (Environment Canada)
ChairRollins, Kimberley (University of Nevada)
PapersDavies, James B. (University of Western Ontario):
Modelling and Measuring the Costs of Urban Flooding
Gilmore, Elisabeth (University of Maryland):
Accounting for variability and uncertainty in the social cost of air quality
Leung, Danny (Statistics Canada):
Linking Pollutant Data to Firm Performance Data at Statistics Canada
DiscussantsWithey, Patrick (Saint Francis Xavier University); Doda, Lider Baran (London School of Economics); Luo, Deming (Environment Canada)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Currencies and Exchange Rates / Devises et taux de change
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairChu, Kam Hon (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
PapersBolhassani, Marzi (The Pennsylvania State University):
Furniture Imports: The Canadian Perspective
Hossfeld, Oliver (Deutsche Bundesbank):
Carry funding and safe haven currencies: a threshold regression approach
Chu, Kam Hon (Memorial University of Newfoundland):
The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle, Spurious Ratio Correlation and Measurement Errors
DiscussantsChu, Kam Hon (Memorial University of Newfoundland); Bolhassani, Marzi (The Pennsylvania State University); Hossfeld, Oliver (Deutsche Bundesbank)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Information and Uncertainty III / Information et incertitude III
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairDizdar, Deniz (Université de Montréal)
PapersZhao, Xin (University of Toronto):
Information Acquisition in Heterogeneous Committees
Mercier, Jean-François (McGill University):
Rent-Seeking Group Contests with Private Information
Dizdar, Deniz (Université de Montréal):
On the Importance of Uniform Sharing Rules for Efficient Matching
DiscussantsDizdar, Deniz (Université de Montréal); Zhao, Xin (University of Toronto); Mercier, Jean-François (McGill University)

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Monetary Policy I: Empirical / Politique monétaire I - Aspects empiriques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairZhang, Wen (Boston College)
PapersElizondo, Rocio (Bank of Mexico):
Identification of a Monetary Policy Shock in a Small Open Economy
Guérin, Pierre (Bank of Canada):
What Are The Macroeconomic Effects of High-Frequency Uncertainty Shocks?
Zhang, Wen (Boston College):
Production Sharing and Monetary Control

08:30-10:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Macroeconomics / Macroéconomie
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairHiggins, Richard (Colgate University)
PapersCharbonneau, Karyne B. (Bank of Canada):
Forecasting U.S. housing with demographics
Alizadeh, Sara (University of Leicester):
Analysing the distribution of macroeconomic variables in classical model
Higgins, Richard (Colgate University):
Jumping or Drifting in the Great Moderation: A Comparison of Parameter Drifting and Regime Switching in DSGE Models

10:00-10:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG - PEP Session: Southern Researchers / Chercheurs du Sud
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersBatchuluun, Altantsetseg (National University of Mongolia):
The Impact of Vocational Training on Youth Employment in Mongolia
Alzua, Maria Laura (CEDLAS -Universidad Nacional de La Plata):
Youth training programs beyond employment. Experimental evidence from Argentina
Ballon, Paola (Universidad del Pacifico):
Multidimensional poverty in Sudan and South Sudan

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Business, Crime and Corruption / Commerce, criminalité et corruption
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersKimou, Assi Jose Carlos (University FHB of Cocody-Abidjan):
Crime, Self-Protection and Business Growth inCote d'Ivoire
Lamontagne, Jessie (University of Toronto):
The role of crime in the location decision problem of the firm
Habib, Ashique (University of Toronto):
Collateral Constraints, Information Frictions, and Misallocation
Pelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke):
Who is Buying? Fuelwood Collection in Rural India

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CIRANO-PHELPS-RIIB: Competition Policy II / Politiques en matière de concurrence II
OrganizersRoss, Thomas W. (University of British Columbia)
Boyer, Marcel (Université de Montréal)
ChairHorstmann, Ignatius (University of Toronto)
PapersAtallah, Gamal (University of Ottawa):
Endogenous Efficiency Gains from Mergers with and without Product Differentiation
Chen, Zhiqi (Carleton University):
Denying Leniency to Cartel Instigators: Costs and Benefits
Boyer, Marcel (Université de Montréal):
The Gasoline Cartel in Québec: History and Damages
DiscussantsTombak, Mihkel (University of Toronto); Jakubowski, Ryan (Canadian Competition Bureau)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
The Ecofiscal Commission's Carbon Pricing Report / Le rapport sur la tarification du carbone de la Commission de l'écofiscalité du Canada
OrganizerDahlby, Bev (University of Calgary)
ChairDahlby, Bev (University of Calgary)
PanelistsRagan, Christopher (McGill University)
Beugin, Dale (Canada's Ecofiscal Commission)
Olewiler, Nancy (Simon Fraser University)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF: How Post-Keynesian Economic Theory Helps Explain Today's Economic Crisis - Response to Keynote Address / Comment la théorie économique post-keynésienne expiquent-elles la crise économique actuelle : une réaction à la conférence principale
SponsorProgressive Economics Forum
OrganizerStanford, James (Unifor)
ChairStanford, James (Unifor)
PanelistsRochon, Louis-Philippe (Laurentian University)
Blecker, Robert Allen (American University)
Spotton Visano, Brenda (York University)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
EPRI 1: Student Success in Post-Secondary Education / Réussite scolaire et éducation postsecondaire
OrganizerMueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge)
ChairBlomeley, Joe (CCCE)
PapersWebb, Matt (University of Calgary):
Finish It and It's Free: An Evaluation of College Graduation Subsidies
Childs, Stephen (University of Ottawa):
Predicting Student Success: Evidence from University and College Data
Pavlic, Dejan (University of Ottawa):
The Impact of Remedial Courses on Student Success: Evidence from a Canadian College
Mueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge):
The Cultural Determinants of Access to Post-secondary Education by First Generation Households: An Analysis Using the Youth in Transition Survey
DiscussantsMilla, Joniada (Université catholique de Louvain); Mueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge); Fortin, Nicole M. (University of British Columbia); Ford, Reuben (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change: Retirement / Chaire de recherche Industrielle Alliance sur les enjeux économiques des changements démographiques : la retraite
OrganizerBissonnette, Luc (Université Laval)
PapersDuclos, Jean-Yves (Université Laval):
An economic analysis of proposals to improve coverage of longevity risk
Schirle, Tammy (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Health and work capacity of older adults in Canada
Bissonnette, Luc (Université Laval):
Retirement of Couples: A Stated Preferences Analysis
DiscussantsBecerra, Oscar (University of British Columbia); Mori, Hiroaki (University of Western Ontario); Messacar, Derek (University of Toronto)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Applied Health Econometrics / GECES Économétrie appliquée à la santé
ChairAriizumi, Hideki (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersMilicic, Sandra (McMaster University):
Do health and health behaviours get worse during economic downturns? Evidence from Canada
Pohl, Vincent (Queen's University):
Health and Work in the Family: Evidence from Spouses' Cancer Diagnoses
Worswick, Christopher (Carleton University):
Fertility Treatments and Incidence of Multiple Births: Evidence for Canada, 1981-2006
DiscussantsPohl, Vincent (Queen's University); Milicic, Sandra (McMaster University); Leonard, Phil (University of New Brunswick)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Urban 3: Housing Prices / Économie urbaine 3 Le prix des maisons
OrganizerBucovetsky, Sam (York University)
ChairHan, Lu (University of Toronto)
PapersLloyd-Ellis, Huw (Queen's University):
Has House Price Growth in Canadian Cities been Excessive?
Ntantamis, Christos (TD Bank Group):
Measuring the Synchronization of Bull and Bear Markets in Canadian Housing Prices
Zhang, Yuan (University of Guelph):
Spatial dependence of residential housing return in Canada: A risk aversion approach on W
DiscussantsSchott, Immo (Université de Montréal); Lloyd-Ellis, Huw (Queen's University); Ntantamis, Christos (TD Bank Group)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
State of the Art Lecture / Conférence État des connaissances
ChairSlivinski, Alan (University of Western Ontario)
SpeakerPayne, Abigail (McMaster University)
TopicCharitable Giving

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: Panel Data / Données de panel
ChairMuris, Chris (Simon Fraser University)
PapersKolobadia Ada, Nayihouba (Université de Montréal):
A regularization approach to the dynamic panel data model estimation
Voia, Marcel-Cristian (Carleton University):
Non-standard Con dence Sets for Ratios and Tipping Points with Applications to Dynamic Panel Data
Charles Olivier, Mao Takongmo (Université du Québec à Montréal):
Selection of the number of factors in presence of structural instability: a Monte Carlo study
Saunders, Charles (Carleton University):
On Autoregressive Panels with Exogenous Regressors: Invariance, Indirect Inference, and Confidence Sets

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Unionization, Military Service and Occupational Mobility / Syndicalisation, service militaire et mobilité professionnelle
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairPescarus, Cristiana (Employment and Social Development Canada)
PapersZhang, Tingting (University of Toronto):
Effects of Unionization and Occupational Regulation Coverage on Employee Compensation in Canada
Asali, Muhammad (Tbilisi State University):
Military Service and Future Earnings: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment
Wang, Yang (Simon Fraser University):
Negative Equity and Occupational Mobility
DiscussantsFang, Tony (Memorial University); Reinhold, Mario (NIW Hannover); Aydede, Yigit (Saint Mary's University)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: The Cost of Capital / Finance : Le coût du capital
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairTsiakas, Ilias (University of Guelph)
PapersLamb, Laura (Thompson Rivers University):
Exploring the Link between Financial Exclusion and Financial Capabilities in Canada
Murrell, David (University of New Brunswick):
Less Bang for the Fundraising Dollar? A Look at University Fundraising Costs by University Size, 2002/03 to 2012/13
Tsiakas, Ilias (University of Guelph):
On Equity Premium and Dividend Growth Predictability: Economic Fundamentals Matter!

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: International Financial Linkages / Finance : Liens financiers internationaux
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairZhou, Jun (Dalhousie University)
PapersJiao, Feng (McGill University):
Cross-listings and Liquidity Risk Diversi fication
Wang, Xin (University of Toronto):
Do Local Investors Have Information Advantages in International Financial Markets?
Zhou, Jun (Dalhousie University):
Import Competition and Corporate Payout Choice

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Macro Labour / Travail - Aspects macroéconomiques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairTavares, Brian (University of Toronto)
PapersRitter, Moritz (Temple Universty):
Bidding for Teams
Lin, Hsuan-Chih (University of Wisconsin-Madison):
Optimal Disability Insurance and Unemployment Insurance with Cyclical Fluctuations
Tavares, Brian (University of Toronto):
Heterogeneous Productivity and the Wage-Tenure Profile

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Issues in Global Macro and International Finance / Enjeux macroéconomiques mondiaux et finance internationale
OrganizerAkram, Tanweer (Voya Investment Management)
ChairAkram, Tanweer (Voya Investment Management)
PapersAkram, Tanweer (Voya Investment Management):
Does Keynesian Theory Explain Indian Government Bond Yields?
Fardoust, Shahrokh (College of William and Mary):
Global Imbalances, Oil-exporters' Surplus and its Recycling -Revisited
Altunok, Fatih (Central Bank of Turkey):
The Impact of Monetary Policy on Credit Growth: Evidence from Firm Level Micro Data
DiscussantsSarker, Subrata (Bank of Canada); Akram, Tanweer (Voya Investment Management); Mamun, Khawaja (Sacred Heart University)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Canadian Public Policy Special Lecture / Politique publique canadienne - Conférence spéciale
SponsorCanadian Public Policy
OrganizerCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
ChairCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
SpeakerCorak, Miles (University of Ottawa)
Topic'Inequality is the root of social evil,' or maybe not: Two stories about inequality and public policy

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG 4: Money and Markets / Argent et marchés
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairPetersen, Luba (Simon Fraser University)
PapersJiang, Janet Hua (Bank of Canada):
An Experimental Study of the Adoption of a New Payment Method
Nadler, Amos (University of Western Ontario):
Testosterone and Trading: A Biological Driver of Asset Mispricing
Petersen, Luba (Simon Fraser University):
Escaping Expectations-Driven Liquidity Traps: Experimental Evidence

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Empirical I.O. / Organisation industrielle (recherche empirique)
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairAguirregabiria, Victor (University of Toronto)
PapersGrigolon, Laura (McMaster University):
Consumer valuation of fuel costs and the effectiveness of tax policy: Evidence from the European car market
Markazi Moghadam, Hamed (Dortmund University):
The Empirical Content of Evolutionary Oligopoly Model
Aguirregabiria, Victor (University of Toronto):
A Microeconometric Dynamic Structural Model of Copper Mining Decisions

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: International Economics of the European Union / Économie internationale : l'Union européenne
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairBolhassani, Marzi (The Pennsylvania State University)
PapersColonescu, Constantin (MacEwan University):
Using Statistical Learning Methods for Impact Evaluation: The Effect of European Union Membership on Economic Growth
Felice, Giulia (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid):
External imbalances in the European Union and international fragmentation of production: is there a link?
Ogrokhina, Olena (Lafayette College):
Trade Intensity and Price Divergence in Common Currency Areas: Case of the European Union
DiscussantsOgrokhina, Olena (Lafayette College); Colonescu, Constantin (MacEwan University); Felice, Giulia (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE: Energy and Transportation / Énergie et transport
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairAntweiler, Werner (University of British Columbia)
PapersMoshiri, Saeed (University of Saskatchewan):
Rebound Effect in Personal Transportation in Canada
Antweiler, Werner (University of British Columbia):
A Two-Part Feed-In-Tariff for Intermittent Electricity Generation
DiscussantsMoshiri, Saeed (University of Saskatchewan); Antweiler, Werner (University of British Columbia); Mideksa, Torben (University of Oslo)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Transnational Corporations in the World Economy: A Focus on Canada and China 1 / Les sociétés transnationales dans l'économie mondiale : le Canada et la Chine 1
SponsorTransnational Corporations Review
OrganizersWang, Lance (Transnational Corporations Review)
Yuan, Gloria (Transnational Corporations Review)
ChairRao, Someshwar (S RAO Consulting INC.)
PapersRao, Someshwar (S RAO Consulting INC.):
Mobility and the Economic Importance of Corporate Headquarters and Headquarter Functions: A Canadian Perspective
Cheng, Ying (Chongqing University):
Financing Technology and Role of Government: A Conceptual Framework
Li, Juan (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics):
Angel or Devil? An Empirical Study of the Impact of Cross-Border M&As Using China's Firm Level Data
Mu, Yifei (Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE), China):
Banking Crises and the Impacts on Bilateral Trade

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Education Economics: Experiments and Economic Theory in Analysis of Educational Outcomes / Analyse des résultats scolaires : expérimentation et théorie économique
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairFrenette, Marc (Statistics Canada)
PapersGilraine, Michael (University of Toronto):
Experimental Estimates from Observational Data: The Case of Class Size
Penney, Jeffrey (Queen's University):
Test Score Measurement, Value-Added Models, and the Black-White Test Score Gap
Ding, Weili (Queen's University):
When can economic models invalidate using randomization as an instrumental variable?
DiscussantsPenney, Jeffrey (Queen's University); Ding, Weili (Queen's University); Gilraine, Michael (University of Toronto)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Teaching Effectiveness / Enseignement : moyens et résultats
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairAkhand, Hafiz (University of Regina)
PapersHolmes, Hannah (McMaster University):
The Impact of Class Size and Different Technologies on Introductory Microeconomics Students
O'Shaughnessy, Bridget (McMaster University):
The Effectiveness of Tutorials in Large Classes: Do they matter? Is there a difference between traditional and collaborative learning tutorials?
Dauphin, Anyck (Université du Québec en Outaouais):
Digital tablets at the high school level - What is the impact on educational outcomes?

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Computing Broad Impacts / Phénomènes planétaires : évaluer les impacts
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairLemelin, André (Université du Québec)
PapersWithey, Patrick (Saint Francis Xavier University):
Economic costs of climate-induced sea-level rise and storm surge in Canadian coastal provinces: A CGE approach
Nikpoor, Somaieh (University of Ottawa):
Aging Population, Immigration and Public Pension in Canada
Lemelin, André (Université du Québec):
Constructing a baseline scenario for a worldwide multi-region recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture / Conférence d'un lauréat du Programme de bourses de recherche de la Banque du Canada
ChairSchembri, Lawrence (Bank of Canada)
SpeakerSmith, Gregor (Queen's University)
TopicAre the Unbanked Rational?

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: I.O. and Retail Markets / Organisation industrielle et marchés du sétail
ChairErutku, Can (York University)
PapersErshov, Daniel (University of Toronto):
(Some) Competition in the Alcohol Retail Market
Xu, Heng (Carleton University):
Private Labels and Product Quality under Asymmetric Information
Erutku, Can (York University):
Price-Ceiling Regulation at the Pump
DiscussantsXu, Heng (Carleton University); Erutku, Can (York University); Ershov, Daniel (University of Toronto)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Sovereign Risk and Defaults / Risque et défauts souverains
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairSzkup, Michal (University of British Columbia)
PapersKabukcuoglu, Zeynep (University of Pittsburgh):
Income Inequality and Sovereign Default
Khan, Shahed Kaiser (McMaster University):
Interest Rate Uncertainty and Sovereign Default Risk
Szkup, Michal (University of British Columbia):
Preventing Self-fulfilling Debt Crises
DiscussantsSzkup, Michal (University of British Columbia); Kabukcuoglu, Zeynep (University of Pittsburgh); Khan, Shahed Kaiser (McMaster University)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade and Wages / Commerce et salaires
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairHakobyan, Shushanik (Fordham University)
PapersLi, Xiaofeng (Capital University of Economics and Business):
International Trade, Firm Size and Wage Inequality
Hakobyan, Shushanik (Fordham University):
Trade Shocks and Gender Wage Gap
DiscussantsLiu, Runjuan (University of Alberta); Lopez, Ricardo (Brandeis University)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Political Economy / Économie politique
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairForand, Jean Guillaume (University of Waterloo)
PapersWu, Jiabin (University of Oregon):
The Political Roots of Inequality and Inefficiency: An Evolutionary Model Under Political Institutions
Dodds, Stefan A. (University of Winnipeg):
Security-provision versus privacy-invasion: A political-economy approach
Forand, Jean Guillaume (University of Waterloo):
Dynamic Vote Trading
DiscussantsBrown, Natalya (Nipissing University); Nica, Melania (New College of the Humanities); Zhao, Xin (University of Toronto)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Monetary Policy I: Theoretical / Politique monétaire I - Aspects théoriques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairGhossoub, Edgar (University of Texas at San Antonio)
PapersKam, Avrum (Ryerson University):
The Non-Neutrality of Monetary Policy: A General Statement in a DGE Model
Davis, Andrew (Acadia University):
The Evolution of Unsecured Lending Terms and Information Technology
Ghossoub, Edgar (University of Texas at San Antonio):
Inflation Thresholds and The Efficiency of the Banking Sector

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Economic Growth / Croissance économique
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairHuang, Zongye (Capital University of Economics and Business)
PapersAlam, M Jahangir (University of Calgary):
Dynamics of Employment and Productivity in Developing Countries
Bright, Robert (University of Guelph):
A Diamond-Samuelson Overlapping Generations Model with an Intergenerational Financial Intermediary
Huang, Zongye (Capital University of Economics and Business):
Quality Upgrading, Balance of Payments, and Economic Growth
DiscussantsCairo, Isabel (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System); Dorich, Jose (Bank of Canada); Chen, Chaoran (University of Toronto)

10:30-12:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Zero Lower Bound: Empirical / Borne du zéro - Aspects empiriques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairShang, Ying (Capital University of Economics and Business)
PapersClaus, Edda (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Asset markets and monetary policy shocks at the zero lower bound
Vasishtha, Garima (Bank of Canada):
The Impact of U.S. Monetary Policy Normalization on Capital Flows to Emerging-Market Economies
Shang, Ying (Capital University of Economics and Business):
Federal Reserve Policy after the Zero Lower Bound: An Indirect inference Approach

12:00-14:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Purvis Luncheon / Dîner Purvis
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
SpeakerBoadway, Robin W. (Queen's University)
TopicTax Policy for a Rent-Rich Economy

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Firms and Trade / Entreprises et commerce
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersGonzalez-Navarro, Marco (University of Toronto):
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico
Boly, Amadou (United Nations University - Wider):
On the Benefits of Formalization: Panel Evidence from Vietnam
Wong, Po Yin (University of Maryland):
Returns to Capital and Ability: A Natural Experiment in Aceh, Indonesia

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Gender and Development / Genre et développement
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersOusmane, Faye (African Influence Institute - AFRII):
Reproductive behavior and female labor participation in sub-Saharan Africa: An assessment using pseudo-panel approach
Dessy, Sylvain (Université Laval):
Do Men who Marry underage Girls Differ from those who Do not? A Copula-based Approach with Application to Niger's Data
Diarra, Setou (Université Laval):
Social and Spatial Interaction Effects on Child Marriage
Flueckiger, Matthias (University of Basel):
Malaria Transmission Suitability and Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CIRANO-PHELPS-RIIB Panel: The Tervita Decision and the Role of Economic Analysis in Canadian Merger Law / L'arrêt Tervita et le rôle de l'analyse économique dans la législation canadienne en matière de fusions
OrganizersRoss, Thomas W. (University of British Columbia)
Boyer, Marcel (Université de Montréal)
ChairDuplantis, Renée (MiCRA, Inc.)
PanelistsWare, Roger (Queen's University)
Winter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
Baziliauskas, Andy (Charles River Associates)
Fanaki, Adam F. (Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CIGI Panel: Regulation of Non-bank Financial Flows / La réglementation des flux financiers non bancaires
SponsorCIGI
ChairSchembri, Lawrence (Bank of Canada)
PanelistsTucker, Paul (Harvard Kennedy School)
Siklos, Pierre L (CIGI/Wilfrid Laurier University)
Knight, Malcolm (CIGI)
Kalemli-Ozcan, Sebnem (University of Maryland)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF: New Research on Financial Markets, Instability, and Regulation / Marchés financiers, instabilité et réglementation : recherches récentes
SponsorProgressive Economics Forum
OrganizerYoung, Kevin L (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
PapersLeclaire, Joelle (SUNY Buffalo State):
Financial Instability and Household Debt
Zhang, Vicki Jingjing (University of Toronto):
From Rules-based to Principles-based: Critical Issues in the Paradigm Shift of Insurance Regulations
Olawoye, Omosalewa (University of Missouri, Kansas City):
Financialization of Commodity-Based Sovereign Wealth Fund: Pitfalls
Baragar, Fletcher (University of Manitoba):
Crises of Disproportionality and the Crisis of 2007-2009

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
EPRI 2: Experimental Evidence / Données expérimentales
OrganizerMueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge)
ChairMueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge)
PapersFord, Reuben (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation):
Complexity and Targeting in Canadian Student Aid: A Quantitative Analysis
Milla, Joniada (Université catholique de Louvain):
Nature or Nurture in Tertiary Education Attendance? Intergenerational Implications of the Vietnam-Era Lottery
Oreopoulos, Philip (University of Toronto):
Impacts from a randomized trial
Fortin, Nicole M. (University of British Columbia):
Computer Gaming and Test Scores: Cross-Country Gender Differences among Teenagers
DiscussantsNeill, Christine (Wilfrid Laurier University); Connolly, Marie (Université du Québec à Montréal); Neill, Christine (Wilfrid Laurier University); Haeck, Catherine (Université du Québec à Montréal)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CSLS Session on Productivity Issues / Centre d'étude des niveaux de vie : Séance du CENV - Questions de productivité
OrganizerSharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
ChairShute, Larry (Industry Canada)
PapersCette, Gilbert (Banque de France):
Product and Labour Market Regulation, Production Prices, Wages and Productivity
Capeluck, Evan (Centre for the Study of Living Standards):
The Evolution of Manufacturing Employment in Canada: the Labour Productivity Channel, the Real Output Channel, and the Role of Outsourcing
Sharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards):
Lessons for Canada from Australia's Productivity Policy
DiscussantsGu, Wulong (Statistics Canada); Rao, Someshwar (S RAO Consulting INC.); Stanford, James (Unifor)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Obesity / GECES Obésité
ChairSarma, Sisira K (The University of Western Ontario)
PapersLi, Dingding (University of Windsor):
Obesity and Labour Outcomes in Canada
Ornek, Mustafa (McMaster University):
Decomposing differences in the BMI distributions of Canada and the United States
Leonard, Phil (University of New Brunswick):
Do School Junk Food Bans Improve Student Health? Evidence from Canada
DiscussantsKpelitse, Koffi Ahoto (University of Western Ontario); Hajizadeh, Mohammad (Dalhousie University); Yazbeck, Myra (University of Queensland)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Urban 4: Urban Housing and Property Markets / Économie urbaine 4 Logement urbain et marché immobilier
OrganizerBucovetsky, Sam (York University)
ChairAllen, Jason (Bank of Canada)
PapersGregoire, Philippe (Université Laval):
The pricing of embedded lease contract options
Mahmoudi, Babak (Queen's University):
The Dynamics of Forclosures in the Local Housing Market
Xie, Jia (Bank of Canada):
Immigrants and Mortgage Delinquency in the United States
DiscussantsMitchell, Chris (Bank of Canada); Gregoire, Philippe (Université Laval); Sharaf, Mesbah (University of Alberta)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
State of the Art Lecture / Conférence État des connaissances
ChairLewis, Frank D. (Queen's University)
SpeakerFerrie, Joseph (Northwestern University)
TopicThe Un-Dead Past: The Laboratory of History and Its Relevance in Current Policy Debates

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: Quantile Regression / La régression quantile
ChairVoia, Marcel-Cristian (Carleton University)
PapersChen, Heng (Bank of Canada):
Within-group Estimators for the Fixed Effects Quantile Model with Large N and Large T
Li, Na (University of Toronto):
Nonparametric Estimation of an Additive Unconditional Quantile Regression Model
Luger, Richard (Laval University):
Markov-switching quantile autoregression: a Gibbs sampling approach
DiscussantsYedan, Ali (Université Laval); Chen, Heng (Bank of Canada); Guérin, Pierre (Bank of Canada)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Local Labour Markets / Les marchés du travail locaux
OrganizersMarchand, Joseph (University of Alberta)
Serafinelli, Michel (University of Toronto)
ChairGagliardi, Luisa (London School of Economics)
PapersMonras, Joan (Sciences Po):
Minimum Wages and Spatial Equilibrium
Findeisen, Sebastian (University of Mannheim):
What Are The Returns To Regional Mobility? Evidence From Mass Layoffs
Gagliardi, Luisa (London School of Economics):
The Local Labour Market impact of Aggregated Technological Changes
Marchand, Joseph (University of Alberta):
The Labor Market and School Finance Effects of the Texas Shale Boom on Teacher Quality and Student Achievement

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Asset Price Dynamics / Finance : La dynamique des prix des actifs financiers
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairDionne, Georges (HEC Montréal)
PapersMedovikov, Ivan (Brock University):
When does the stock market listen to economic news? New evidence from copulas and news wires.
Okou, Cedric (ESG UQAM):
Can Higher Order Risks and Risk Attitudes Explain the Credit Spread Puzzle?
Dionne, Georges (HEC Montréal):
Effects of the Limit Order Book on Price Dynamics

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Unemployment Insurance, Pensions and Health / Assurance-emploi, pensions et santé
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairFeir, Donna Leanne (University of Victoria)
PapersLiu, Xingfei (Concordia University):
Cutting vs Extending Expected Benefits in Unemployment Insurance: The Role of Information
Summerfield, Fraser (University of Aberdeen):
Government Transfers, Work and Wellbeing: Evidence from the Russian Old-Age Pension
Mori, Hiroaki (University of Western Ontario):
Estimating Skill-Health Complementarities over the Life Cycle
DiscussantsTurner, Laura (University of Toronto); Gray, David M. (University of Ottawa); McLeod, Logan (Wilfrid Laurier University)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Business Cycles / Cycles économiques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairJohri, Alok (McMaster University)
PapersRuge-Murcia, Francisco J. (McGill University):
Extreme Events and the Fed
Johri, Alok (McMaster University):
Can anticipated intermediation cost shocks drive the business cycle?

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CRDCN - The State of Labour Market Data in Canada: Challenges, Developments, and Opportunities / RCCDR : les données sur le marché de l'emploi au Canada : défis, développements et possibilités
SponsorCRDCN
OrganizerMcDonald, Ted (University of New Brunswick)
ChairAskari, Mostafa (Parliamentary Budget Office)
PanelistsFerrer, Ana M. (University of Waterloo)
Frenette, Marc (Statistics Canada)
Bartlett, Randall (TD Bank Group)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Why Can't We Be Friends? - Economists and Journalists in Conversation / Pourquoi ne pouvons-nous pas devenir des amis? Échange entre économistes et journalistes
OrganizersWoolley, Frances (Carleton University)
Gordon, Stephen (Université Laval)
ChairGordon, Stephen (Université Laval)
PanelistsCoyne, Andrew (National Post)
Gordon, Stephen (Université Laval)
Partsinevelos, Kristina (BNN and CTV)
Ragan, Christopher (McGill University)
Waddell, Christopher (Carleton University)
Woolley, Frances (Carleton University)
Grant, Tavia (The Globe and Mail)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG: McEEL 1 (In Honour of Andy Muller) / McEEL 1 (En hommage à Andy Muller)
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairBuckley, Neil J. (York University)
PapersThomas, Stephanie (McMaster University):
Assessing Switch-points in Experimental Lab Data
Mestelman, Stuart (McMaster University):
An Experimental Analysis of Equity in Economic Exchanges
Schott, Stephan (Carleton University):
Clean Energy versus Waterfall Viewing: How Can we Assess Tradeoffs at Niagara Falls?

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Search, Training and Employment / Recherche, formation et emploi
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairPeng, Amy (Ryerson University)
PapersSim, Seung-Gyu (University of Tokyo):
On-the-job Training and On-the-job Search: Wage-Training Contracts in a Frictional Labor Market
Graff, Michael (ETH Zurich):
The Swiss "Job Miracle"
Mascella, Allison (University of Waterloo):
Parental Time Investment by Immigrants on Education and Caregiving Activities in Canada
DiscussantsPlesca, Miana (University of Guelph); Peng, Amy (Ryerson University); Cassidy, Hugh A. (Kansas State University)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: The Political Economy of Trade / Économie politique du commerce
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairLiu, Runjuan (University of Alberta)
PapersKaracaovali, Baybars (University of Hawaii at Manoa):
Varying Political Economy Weights of Protection: The Case of Colombia
Hajzler, Chris (Bank of Canada):
Inequality and Endogenous Trade Policy Under Majority Vote and Lobbying: An Empirical Investigation
Liu, Runjuan (University of Alberta):
Trade Exposure, Labor Market Outcomes, and Stated Preferences for Import Protection
DiscussantsStoyanov, Andrey (York University); Kuenzel, David (Wesleyan University); Hakobyan, Shushanik (Fordham University)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE: Demand for the Environment / La demande et l'environnement
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairJanmaat, John (University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus)
PapersMozumder, Pallab (Florida International University):
Payments for Multiple Ecosystems Services: A Field Experiment in Oaxaca, Mexico
Bernard, Sophie (Polytechnique Montréal):
Design choices and environmental policies
Janmaat, John (University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus):
Household Water Conservation Choices in Kelowna: Hunting for a Evidence of a Price Response
DiscussantsBernard, Sophie (Polytechnique Montréal); Janmaat, John (University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus); Mozumder, Pallab (Florida International University)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Transnational Corporations in the World Economy: A Focus on Canada and China 2 / Les sociétés transnationales dans l'économie mondiale : le Canada et la Chine 2
SponsorTransnational Corporations Review
OrganizersWang, Lance (Transnational Corporations Review)
Yuan, Gloria (Transnational Corporations Review)
Chairvan Assche, Ari (HEC Montréal)
PapersYang, Qing (South China Normal University):
Macro Mechanisms in the Development of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment
Li, Xi (South China Normal University):
Not All Job Demands Are Equal: Differentiating the Effects of Challenge and Hindrance Job Demands on Employees' Work Outcomes
Feng, Sherry (Hubei University):
The Effect of Intra-Industry Trade on the Skill Premium of the Chinese Manufacturing: An Analysis of the Output-Skill Substitutability
Ren, Xiaoyan (Xi'an University of Technology):
An Empirical Study of the Relationship between Institutional Investor Holdings and Company Performances of the Chinese Transnational Corporations

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Education Economics: Parents and School Choice / Les parents et le choix d'une école
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairLehrer, Steven F. (Queen's University)
PapersKhuong, Thang (University of Ottawa):
Peers and the Choice of Bilingual Studies: Evidence from a Bilingual University
Molnar, Timea Laura (University of British Columbia):
Work, Play, or Both and Buy? - Parents' Differential Time and Resource Investments in their Children
Shack, Daniel (University of British Columbia):
The Impact of Parents' Uncertainty and Learning on Dynamic Educational Choices and Student Achievement
DiscussantsYang, Wei (University of North Dakota)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
AEDSB: Why Do Policies Matter? Empirical Evidence Across Countries / L'importance des politiques publiques : des données empiriques de différents pays
OrganizersKhan, Md. Syeed-Uz-Zaman (University of Manitoba)
Chowdhury, Muhammad Murshed (Algoma University)
ChairAlam, Rafat (Grant Macewan University)
PapersPaul, Biru Paksha (State University of New York at Cortland):
Monetary Policy Effectiveness in Bangladesh: The Challenges of Interest Rate Targeting
Uddin, Noor Mohammad Wasi (McGill University):
Policy Uncertainty and Aggregate Output
Hussain, Md. Jakir (University of Ottawa):
Flexible Functional Forms and Curvature Conditions: Evidence from Parametric Productivity Measurement in Canadian Manufacturing
DiscussantsSarker, Subrata (Bank of Canada); Reza, Abeer (Bank of Canada); Gamtessa, Samuel (University of Regina)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Incomplete Markets, Corruption and Partisan Politics / Marchés incomplets, corruption et politique partisane
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairLepetyuk, Vadym (Bank of Canada)
PapersRandrianarisoa, Laingo Manitra (Université Laval):
Corruption and Operating Efficiency: An Empirical Analysis of the Asian Pacific Airports
Kessler, Anke (Simon Fraser University):
The Partisan Paradox
Lepetyuk, Vadym (Bank of Canada):
A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Solving Incomplete Market Models with Aggregate Uncertainty

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Bank Capital and Regulation / Banque du Canada : Capital bancaire et réglementation
OrganizerTodorov, Radomir (Bank of Canada)
ChairTodorov, Radomir (Bank of Canada)
PapersTsyplakov, Sergey (University of South Carolina):
Incentive Effects and Pricing of Contingent Capital
Donaldson, Jason R. (Washington University):
Bank Capital, Bank Credit and Unemployment
Todorov, Radomir (Bank of Canada):
The effects of peer banks on bank capital
DiscussantsMilne, Frank (Queen's University); Ambler, Steven (Université du Québec à Montréal); Coulter, Brian (University of Western Ontario)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Empirical Innovation / Innovation (recherche empirique)
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairBeaudry, Catherine (École Polytechique de Montréal)
PapersEntezarkheir, Mahdiyeh (Huron University College):
Merger Induced Changes of Innovation: Evidence from a Panel of U.S. Firms
Orman, Cuneyt (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey):
Organization of Innovation and Capital Markets
Beaudry, Catherine (École Polytechique de Montréal):
Are firms that adopt more open strategies more innovative?
DiscussantsBeaudry, Catherine (École Polytechique de Montréal); Entezarkheir, Mahdiyeh (Huron University College); Orman, Cuneyt (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Environment Canada Session 3: Energy and Environmental Policy: The Empirics / Séance d'Environnement Canada 3 : Énergie et politiques environnementales : des aspects empiriques
SponsorEnvironment Canada
OrganizerGhosh, Madanmohan (Environment Canada)
ChairGhosh, Madanmohan (Environment Canada)
PapersRivers, Nicholas (University of Ottawa):
An Evaluation of the Performance of Applied General Equilibrium Models on the Impacts of a Carbon Tax
Wigle, Randall (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Pulling The Plug: The Optimal Profile of Renewable Support
Mukhopadhyay, Kakali (McGill University):
Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Policy in Canada
DiscussantsMcKitrick, Ross (University of Guelph); ab Iorwerth, Aled (Council of Canadian Academies); Bruneau, Joel (University of Saskatchewan)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: International Macro and Monetary Policy / Macroéconomie internationale et politiques monétaires
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairOgrokhina, Olena (Lafayette College)
PapersMacDonald, Margaux (Queen's University):
Information Frictions and International Spillovers from Monetary Policy
Olani, Adugna (Queen's University):
Identifying Advanced Economies' Monetary Policy Shocks in Financial Flows to the Emerging Markets
Ogrokhina, Olena (Lafayette College):
Price Adjustment during the Great Recession inside and outside the Eurozone
DiscussantsOgrokhina, Olena (Lafayette College); MacDonald, Margaux (Queen's University); Olani, Adugna (Queen's University)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Preferences and Welfare / Préférences et bien-être
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairSen, Debapriya (Ryerson University)
PapersBandyopadhyay, Sutirtha (Indian Statistical Institute):
Does Heterogeneity Affect The Group Cost of Living Index?
Zhao, Junying (McMaster University):
The Possibility of Anonymous Social Orderings Using Curvature of Indifference Hypersurfaces
Sen, Debapriya (Ryerson University):
Subsistence, saturation and irrelevance in preferences
DiscussantsSen, Debapriya (Ryerson University); Bandyopadhyay, Sutirtha (Indian Statistical Institute); Zhao, Junying (McMaster University)

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Monetary Policy II: Theoretical / Politique monétaire II - Aspects téoriques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairRondina, Francesca (University of Ottawa)
PapersMoore, Bartholomew (Fordham University):
The Stability of Learning Prior to an Anticipated Change in the Target Inflation Rate.
Pollak, Andreas (University of Saskatchewan):
Asset Prices, Risk, and Monetary Policy
Rondina, Francesca (University of Ottawa):
Robust monetary policy under model uncertainty and learning in a Phillips curve framework

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro-Labour / Travail - Aspets macroéconomiques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairZhu, Wenbo (Queen's University)
PapersChoi, Youjin (University of Western Ontario):
Why do not many fathers take parental leave?
Sopchokchai, Duangsuda (University of Ottawa):
Idiosyncratic labour market risk: How different are couples and singles?
Zhu, Wenbo (Queen's University):
Minimum skill requirements, income distribution and economic growth

14:00-15:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Financial and Economic Stability / Finance : Stabilité financière et économique
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairYu, Xiao (Christy) (Simon Fraser University)
PapersYu, Eric Jinsan (Queen's University):
Predictive Power of Aggregate Short Interest
Yu, Xiao (Christy) (Simon Fraser University):
Resilience to Financial Crisis in Customer-Supplier Networks
Barattieri, Alessandro (Université du Québec à Montréal):
Risk Sharing, Efficiency of Capital Allocation, and the Connection between Banks and the Real Economy

15:30-16:00Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Children / Enfance
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersPivovarova, Margarita (Arizona State University):
Remittances, School Participation and Child Labor in Nepal: Empirical Evidence
Castro, Juan F. (Universidad del Pacifico):
Effects of Early Childhood Development Interventions on Parental Behaviour: Evidence from a Home-Visiting Programme in Peru
Maity, Bipasha (University of British Columbia):
Rural Employment Guarantee, Women's Participation and Children's Welfare: Evidence from India
Karimova, Alfia (University of Toronto):
Ramadan - an Unnatural Experiment in Maternal Fasting: Evidence from Indonesia

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Political Economy / Économie politique
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersAnnen, Kurt (University of Guelph):
On the Delegation of Aid Implementation to Multilateral Agencies
Bidner, Chris (Simon Fraser University):
A Theory of Minimalist Democracy
Iscan, Talan (Dalhousie University):
Redistributive land reform and productivity
Bahrami-Rad, Duman (Simon Fraser University):
A theory of ethnic heterogeneity, kinship networks, and corruption

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Firms and Policy / Entreprises et politiques publiques
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairMartin, Julien (Université du Québec à Montréal)
PapersBérubé, Charles (Industry Canada):
Government Role and Success in Mitigating Firm's Obstacles to Innovation
de Lamirande, Patrick (Cape Breton University):
Les Conséquences des Programmes de Contrôle des Évaluations Foncières sur les Taux de Taxation Municipale des Entreprises : le Cas de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Jametti, Mario (University of Lugano):
The Power to Pass on Taxes - A Test for Tax Shifting based on Observables
DiscussantsPackalen, Mikko (University of Waterloo); Mou, Haizhen (University of Saskatchewan); Martin, Julien (Université du Québec à Montréal)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CSLS-PEF Panel on the Relative Merits of a Poverty Reduction Versus Income Inequality Reduction Agenda for Canada
OrganizerSharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
ChairSharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
PanelistsFortin, Nicole M. (University of British Columbia)
Myles, John (University of Toronto)
Osberg, Lars (Dalhousie University)
Richards, John (Simon Fraser University)
Wolfson, Michael (University of Ottawa)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Health and Employment / GECES Santé et emploi
ChairLeonard, Phil (University of New Brunswick)
PapersDe, Prabal (City College of New York):
Effects of the Great Recession on Racial Health Disparities in the United States
Simeu, Natalie (Université de Sherbrooke):
Handicap et participation au marché du travail
Zaresani, Arezou (University of Calgary):
Financial Incentives and Labor supply of Disability Benefits Recipients
DiscussantsLi, Qing (Capital University of Economics and Business); Leonard, Phil (University of New Brunswick); De, Prabal (City College of New York)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Agricultural Economics / Économie de l'agriculture
OrganizerHorbulyk, Theodore M (University of Calgary)
ChairRajsic, Predrag (University of Guelph)
PapersGiri, Anil (University of Nebraska-Lincoln):
Has technological improvement been able to offset the yield variation in corn that is caused by extreme weather events- case from Nebraska?
Tolhurst, Tor (University of Guelph):
Innovation Induced Yield Variability
Rajsic, Predrag (University of Guelph):
Exploring Evidence-Based Policy Making in Agriculture
DiscussantsRajsic, Predrag (University of Guelph); Giri, Anil (University of Nebraska-Lincoln); Tolhurst, Tor (University of Guelph)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
State of the Art Lecture / Conférence État des connaissances
ChairMilne, Frank (Queen's University)
SpeakerBrunnermeier, Markus (Princeton University)
TopicThe I Theory of Money

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: Structural Econometric Models / Modèles économétriques structurels
ChairAguirregabiria, Victor (University of Toronto)
PapersBoucher, Vincent (Université Laval):
Some Challenges in the Empirics of the Effects of Networks
Magesan, Arvind (University of Calgary):
Solution and Estimation of Dynamic Structural Models Using an Euler Equations Mapping
Marcoux, Mathieu (University of Toronto):
Test of equilibrium uniqueness in discrete games with a flexible information structure
DiscussantsAguirregabiria, Victor (University of Toronto); Cosman, Jacob (University of British Columbia); Boucher, Vincent (Université Laval)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Employment and Self-Employment of Immigrants / Emploi et travail indépendant chez les immigrants
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairAkbari, Syed Ather H (Saint Mary's University)
PapersTownsend, James (University of Winnipeg):
Explaining the Higher Earnings of Immigrants with Prior Canadian Exposure: Returns to Foreign Experience and Education
Pescarus, Cristiana (Employment and Social Development Canada):
Is the integration on the Canadian labour market of the skilled immigrants facilitated when they intend to work in shortage occupations?
Ghimire, Keshar (Temple University):
Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Crowd-out Native Entrepreneurs?
DiscussantsChan, Ping Ching Winnie (Statistics Canada); Fang, Tony (Memorial University); Finnie, Ross (University of Ottawa)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Finance and the Economy / Finance : Finance et économie
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairLgui, Brahim (Université de Montréal)
PapersRen, Dongmeng (University of Guelph):
Leverage Ratio and Learning about Cash Flow Uncertainty
Isakin, Maksim (University of Calgary):
Credit Cycle and Credit Ratings
Liu, Jinjing (McGill University):
VaR-implied and ES-implied beta
Lgui, Brahim (Université de Montréal):
Stock Exchange Mergers and Welfare

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Education Economics: Employment, Educational Outcomes and Coaching Activities / Emploi, résultats scolaires et activités de coaching
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairDing, Weili (Queen's University)
PapersYedan, Ali (Université Laval):
Heterogeneity in Effects of Employment on Performance: An Approach by Instrumental Quantile Regression for Panel Data Model
Hendy, Rana (Qatar University):
Inequality of Opportunity in Educational Attainment in Middle East and North Africa: Evidence from Household Surveys
Rupietta, Christian (University of Zurich):
Effectiveness of Small Coaching Activities in Massive Open Online Courses: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
DiscussantsHendy, Rana (Qatar University); Rupietta, Christian (University of Zurich); Yedan, Ali (Université Laval)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Potpourri / Présentations diverses
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairBoileau, Martin (University of Colorado)
PapersSchott, Immo (Université de Montréal):
Capital Reallocation and Aggregate Productivity
Cozzi, Marco (Queen's University):
Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics and the Minimal Econometric Interpretation for Model Comparison
Boileau, Martin (University of Colorado):
Financial Integration, Consumption Volatility, and Home Production

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CRDCN: Immigration, Housing and Crime / RCCDR : immigration, logement et criminalité
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairSkuterud, Mikal (University of Waterloo)
PapersKei, Wendy Wai Yee (University of British Columbia):
Immigration and Housing for the Near-Retirees
Clark, Jeremy (University of Canterbury):
The Effect of House Prices on Fertility: Evidence from Canada
Sharaf, Mesbah (University of Alberta):
The Causal Relationship between Immigration and Crime: Evidence from Canada
DiscussantsClark, Jeremy (University of Canterbury); Sharaf, Mesbah (University of Alberta); Kei, Wendy Wai Yee (University of British Columbia)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CIRANO-PHELPS-RIIB State of the Art Lecture / Conférence État des connaissances
OrganizersRoss, Thomas W. (University of British Columbia)
Boyer, Marcel (Université de Montréal)
ChairRoss, Thomas W. (University of British Columbia)
SpeakerWhite, Lawrence (NYU)
TopicCompetition Policy and Economics: Where Have We Been? Where Should We Be Going?

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG: McEEL 2 (In Honour of Andy Muller) / McEEL 2 (En hommage à Andy Muller)
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairGodby, Robert (University of Wyoming)
PapersChilds, Jason (University of Regina):
Lying, Trust, and Group Membership: Experimental Evidence
Moir, Robert (University of New Brunswick Saint John):
Translucency of Moral Character: Theory and Evidence
Smith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute):
Income Inequality and Investment in Technologies for Producing Public Goods
Spraggon, John (University of Massachusetts Amherst):
Instrumenting Beliefs in Threshold Public Goods

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Empirical Labour Economics / Économie empirique du travail
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
PapersSpin, Paul (Dalhousie University):
Short and long run effects of the 1918 pandemic: New evidence from Canada
Kyui, Natalia (Bank of Canada):
Labour Market Tightness within Professional Categories: Its Role in Shaping Youth Professional Preferences and Career Outcomes
Cairo, Isabel (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System):
The Slowdown in Business Employment Dynamics: The Role of Changing Skill Demands
DiscussantsLesica, Josip (McMaster University); Goussé, Marion (Université Laval); Zhang, Tingting (University of Toronto)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Firm Level International Trade / Commerce international : au niveau des entreprises
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairAli, Salamat (University of Nottingham)
PapersAcharya, Ram (Industry Canada):
Globally Trading Firms in Canada: Global Value Chains and Productivity
Kealey, John (McMaster University):
The distribution of firm productivity before and after trade liberalization
Ivus, Olena (Queen's University):
Patent Protection and the Industrial Composition of Multinational Activity: Evidence from U.S. Multinational Firms
DiscussantsIvus, Olena (Queen's University); Ali, Salamat (University of Nottingham); Kealey, John (McMaster University)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE: Growth and ETS / Croissance et systèmes d'échange de droits d'émissions
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairAndersen, Dana C. (University of Alberta)
PapersBoikos, Spyridon (Laval University):
Human Capital, Renewable Resources and Endogenous Discounting in a Multisector Growth Model
Doda, Lider Baran (London School of Economics):
Carbon dating: When is it beneficial to link ETSs?
Andersen, Dana C. (University of Alberta):
Credit Constraints, Technology Upgrading, and the Environment
DiscussantsDoda, Lider Baran (London School of Economics); Andersen, Dana C. (University of Alberta); Boikos, Spyridon (Laval University)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Defence and Security Economics / Économie de la défense et de la sécurité
OrganizerSkogstad, Karl (Lakehead University)
ChairSkogstad, Karl (Lakehead University)
PapersOlani, Adugna (Queen's University):
Could we have predicted the Arab Spring?
Morrison, William (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Economic Issues in Aviation Security
Skogstad, Karl (Lakehead University):
Committed to the Cause: Measuring NATO Integration after the Cold War

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CWEN Session: Marriage and Fertility in Long-Run Perspective / Mariage et fécondité : une perspective à long terme
OrganizerSalisbury, Laura (York University)
ChairSalisbury, Laura (York University)
PapersTurner, Laura (University of Toronto):
Remarriage and On-the-Marriage Search
Bellou, Andriana (Université de Montréal):
Baby-Boom, Baby-Bust and the Great Depression
Salisbury, Laura (York University):
Married Women's Property Laws and Bankruptcy Protection: The Case of the American South in the 1840s

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
AEDSB: Challenges and Prospects of Developing Countries / Pays en développement : défis et perspectives
OrganizersKhan, Md. Syeed-Uz-Zaman (University of Manitoba)
Chowdhury, Muhammad Murshed (Algoma University)
ChairAkram, Tanweer (Voya Investment Management)
PapersSerieux, John (University of Manitoba):
Migration, Remittances and Investment in Human Capital: The Case of Bangladesh
Emran, M. Shahe (IPD, Columbia University):
Agricultural Productivity, Hired Labor, Wages and Poverty: Evidence from Bangladesh
Banerjee, Lopamudra (The New School):
Social inequality and disaster exposure
DiscussantsRowlands, Dane (Carleton University); Islam, Shahidul (Grant Macewan University); Baragar, Fletcher (University of Manitoba)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Capital Flows and Capital Controls / Flux de capitaux et contrôles des capitaux
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairOduncu, Arif (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey)
PapersPasricha, Gurnain (Bank of Canada):
Domestic and multilateral effects of capital controls
Ali, Leila (University of Poitiers):
Cross-Border Portfolio Dynamics: Which Role for Geographical Diversification ?
Oduncu, Arif (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey):
Understanding exchange rate exposure through net foreign exchange position channel
DiscussantsOduncu, Arif (Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey); Pasricha, Gurnain (Bank of Canada); Ali, Leila (University of Poitiers)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Understanding Risk Premiums in the Foreign Exchange Markets / Banque du Canada : Les primes de risque sur les marchés de change
SponsorBank of Canada
OrganizersHuynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
Shukayev, Malik (Bank of Canada)
ChairBerg, Kimberly (Bank of Canada)
PapersHoddenbagh, Jonathan (Johns Hopkins University):
The Optimal Design of a Fiscal Union
Djeutem, Edouard (Simon Fraser University):
Robust learning in the foreign exchange market
Berg, Kimberly (Bank of Canada):
Macro Risk Factors in Currency Excess Returns
DiscussantsDong, Wei (Bank of Canada); Maynard, Alex (University of Guelph)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Networks and Platforms / Réseaux et plateformes
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairLu, Yuanzhu (Central University of Finance and Economics)
PapersGramstad, Arne Rogde (University of Oslo):
Nonlinear Pricing with Local Network Effects
Goetz, Daniel (Princeton University):
Demand and the Allocative Effects of Network Neutrality
Schuett, Florian (Tilburg University):
Net neutrality and inflation of traffic
Lu, Yuanzhu (Central University of Finance and Economics):
Strategic Choice of Network Externality
DiscussantsLu, Yuanzhu (Central University of Finance and Economics); Schuett, Florian (Tilburg University); Goetz, Daniel (Princeton University); Gramstad, Arne Rogde (University of Oslo)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Intangible Assets, Patents and Fiscal Rules / Actifs incorporels, brevets et règles fiscales
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairNakamura, Alice (University of Alberta)
PapersVo, Dan (University of Victoria):
Patents and Early-Stage Financing: Matching versus Signalling
Snuden, Stephen (Queen's University):
Cyclical Fiscal Rules for Oil-Exporting Countries
Nakamura, Alice (University of Alberta):
Measuring the Location of Production in a World of Intangible Productive Assets,FDI, and Intrafirm Trade, 2001-2012

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Trade, Politics, Peace and Regulation / Commerce, politique, paix et réglementation
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairErhardt, Tobias (University of Basel)
PapersMai, Joseph (York University):
Political affinity and tariff cooperation in free trade areas
Kuratani, Tetsuya (Shikoku University Junior College):
Peace and International Trade
Erhardt, Tobias (University of Basel):
Shark Hunting: International Trade and the Imminent Extinction of Heterogeneous Species
DiscussantsKuratani, Tetsuya (Shikoku University Junior College); Erhardt, Tobias (University of Basel); Mai, Joseph (York University)

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CETC: Incentives (Short Paper Presentations) / Incitatifs
OrganizerPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
ChairPavlov, Gregory (University of Western Ontario)
PapersLiu, Huafang (Hanna) (Queen's University):
Innovation Team Organization and Incentive Contract: Innovation risk and Schumpeterian Competition
Lun, Esmond (Tin Ching) (University of Guelph):
Homogeneous vs. Heterogenous Teams: Optimal Team Composition
Papanastasiou, Anastasios (University of Guelph):
Incentives for Innovation in Pharmaceutics - A Principal-Agent Model
Rhinelander, Jason (Queen's University):
Creativity under piracy: an agent-based modelling approach
Kivinen, Steven (Queen's University):
Formation of Beliefs and Networks

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Monetary Policy II: Empirical / Politique monétaire II - Aspects empiriques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairWang, Peiming (Auckland University of Technology)
PapersDouch, Mohamed (Royal Military College):
Monetary Policy in the Aftermath of Financial Crises
Khan, Najib (University of Ottawa):
How Do Middle Income Countries Fare Under Inflation Targeting Regime?
Wang, Peiming (Auckland University of Technology):
Taylor rule and Discretionary Regimes in the United States

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Institutions and Growth / Institutions et croissance
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairPopov, Latchezar (University of Virginia)
PapersAkhand, Hafiz (University of Regina):
Borrowing constraints, human capital, institutions and economic backwardness
Darku, Alexander Bilson (University of Lethbridge):
Economic Growth, Income Inequality And Poverty Reduction: A Regional Comparative Analysis
Popov, Latchezar (University of Virginia):
Industrialization and the Evolution of Enforcement Institutions

16:00-17:30Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro-Labour: Skills / Travail, aspects macroéconomiques - Les compétences
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairMahboubi, Parisa (University of Guelph)
PapersChen, Yu (University of Waterloo):
The employment rate of low-skilled workers
Moldovan, Ioana Ruxandra (University of Glasgow):
Stabilisation Policy in a New Keynesian Model with Job Search, Skill Erosion and Growth Effects
Mahboubi, Parisa (University of Guelph):
Heterogonous Life Cycle model of Earnings with Endogenous Human Capital Accumulation

17:45-19:15Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Presidential Address / Discours du président de l'ACE
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
SpeakerDavidson, Russell (McGill University)

19:15-20:45Saturday, May 30, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Reception / Réception
SponsorAnalysis Group

08:00-08:30Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Globalization and Migration / Mondialisation et migrations
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersMukherjee, Deepraj (Kent State University):
Economic Globalization and Governance: The Role of Social Globalization
Morales, Juan (University of Toronto):
The Impact of Internal Displacement on Destination Communities: Evidence from Colombia
Rybczynski, Kathleen (University of Waterloo):
Inequality, Gender and Human Trafficking

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Misallocation and Productivity / Mauvaise allocation des ressources et productivité
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairJalil, Ferdous (York University)
PapersChen, Chaoran (University of Toronto):
Untitled Land, Occupational Choice, and Agricultural Productivity
Cao, Jie (University of Toronto):
Idiosyncratic Distortions & Aggregate Losses
Jalil, Ferdous (York University):
Evidence of Resource Misallocation and Loss in TFP in Agriculture of Bangladesh

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Theory of R&D / Théorie de la R&D
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairRahimi, Armaghan (University of Ottawa)
PapersHosseini Pozveh, Seyed Hamzeh (University of Saskatchewan):
Cross-Licensing of Asymmetric Technologies
Smrkolj, Grega (Newcastle University):
Research Among Copycats: R&D, Spillovers, and Feedback Strategies
Rahimi, Armaghan (University of Ottawa):
Research Joint Ventures with Stackelberg leadership and Coordination Costs
DiscussantsRahimi, Armaghan (University of Ottawa); Hosseini Pozveh, Seyed Hamzeh (University of Saskatchewan); Smrkolj, Grega (Newcastle University)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Public Goods / Biens collectifs
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairRaiha, Davin (University of Western Ontario)
PapersFerrara, Ida (York University):
Trust and Ability to Pay in a Socially Motivated Philanthropy Model
Lesica, Josip (McMaster University):
Public Good Provision with Endogenous Lobbying
Gross, Till (Carleton University):
Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Transfer Union
DiscussantsDevlin, Rose Anne (University of Ottawa); Raiha, Davin (University of Western Ontario); Angyridis, Constantine (Ryerson University)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF: Bringing Plurality into the Classroom: Challenging the Orthodoxy in the Teaching of Economics across Canada / Plus de diversité dans les salles de cours : remettre en question l'enseignement orthodoxe de l'économique au Canada
SponsorProgressive Economics Forum
OrganizerDufour, Mathieu (John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
ChairPringle, David J (Carleton University)
PanelistsMyatt, Anthony (University of New Brunswick)
McDonald-Guimond, Julien (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Kraushaar, Alexandra (University of Waterloo)
Marcovitch, Inbal (Standards Council of Canada)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
EPRI 3: Schooling Outcomes / Résultats scolaires
OrganizerMueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge)
ChairSweetman, Arthur (McMaster University)
PapersJohnson, David (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Teacher Compensation and Student Outcomes in Canada's Six Largest Provinces
Truong, Khuong (McMaster University):
Skills across the Immigrant Generations: An International Comparison
Frenette, Marc (Statistics Canada):
Recent Labour Market Prospects of Young Postsecondary Graduates: Results by Field of Study
Finnie, Ross (University of Ottawa):
Post-Schooling Outcomes of Canadian University Graduates by Department and Finishing Grades: A Tax-Linkage Analysis
DiscussantsSweetman, Arthur (McMaster University); Plesca, Miana (University of Guelph); Johnson, David (Wilfrid Laurier University); Lehrer, Steven F. (Queen's University)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: FDI / IDE
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairSong, Yang (University of Calgary)
PapersEmmanuel, Dieu-Donne Donald (University of Ottawa):
The Impact of Longevity of Leaders on FDI Inflows.
Hejazi, Walid (University of Toronto):
Outward FDI and Firm Performance in Canada
Souare, Malick (Industry Canada):
On Factors Influencing Inward FDI: Does the Exchange Rate Matter?
DiscussantsSouare, Malick (Industry Canada); Beaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary); Hejazi, Walid (University of Toronto)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Canada / Canada
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairTweedle, Jesse (University of Calgary)
PapersPeter, Jeffrey (University of Ottawa):
The Economic Effects of Oil Shocks in Canada: Differences across Provinces and Sectors
Stewart, Kenneth G (University of Victoria):
Factor substitution, factor-augmenting technical progress, and trending factor shares: The Canadian evidence
Tweedle, Jesse (University of Calgary):
Explaining Comovement in Canadian Manufacturing Plants

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CHESG: Global Health Economics / GECES Économie de la santé : un aspect mondial
ChairHajizadeh, Mohammad (Dalhousie University)
PapersGuliani, Harminder (University of Regina):
Determinants of out-of-pocket expenditure in healthcare: Evidence from a low-income country
Kemp, Sukanya (University of Akron):
A Performance Review of Sexual and Reproductive Health Centers in Sierra Leone: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach
Sakai, Yutaro (University of Calgary):
Economic development and infectious diseases
DiscussantsKemp, Sukanya (University of Akron); Zaresani, Arezou (University of Calgary); Guliani, Harminder (University of Regina)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Urban 5: Neighbourhoods and Neighbours / Économie urbaine 5 Voisinages et voisins
OrganizerBucovetsky, Sam (York University)
ChairJoanis, Marcelin (Polytechnique Montréal)
PapersPackalen, Mikko (University of Waterloo):
Cities and Ideas
Seifi, Forough (University of Ottawa):
Volunteer Opportunities and their Implications on Private Philanthropy
Stacey, Derek (Ryerson University):
Neighborhoods, House Prices and Homeownership
DiscussantsSerafinelli, Michel (University of Toronto); Clark, Jeremy (University of Canterbury); Xie, Jia (Bank of Canada)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Trade - Changes to Global Trade Patterns / Banque du Canada : Commerce - Les changements de modèles du commerce mondial
SponsorBank of Canada
OrganizerMorel, Louis (Bank of Canada)
ChairMorel, Louis (Bank of Canada)
PapersKoldyk, Daniel (Export Development Canada):
Chasing the Chain: Canada's Pursuit of Global Value Chains
Alexander, Patrick (Queen's University):
Multi-Stage Production and Comparative Advantage
Morel, Louis (Bank of Canada):
Sluggish exports in advanced economies: how much is due to demand?
DiscussantsFrancis, Michael (Bank of Canada); Tombe, Trevor (University of Calgary); Alexander, Patrick (Queen's University)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Firm Level Productivity Network: Data School 1 / Réseau sur la productivité des entreprises : Travailler sur des données 1
OrganizerVeall, Michael (McMaster University)
ChairVeall, Michael (McMaster University)
PanelistsLeung, Danny (Statistics Canada)
Huynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
Petrunia, Robert (Lakehead University)
Prendergast, Tim (Health Canada)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: The Bootstrap I / Méthode d'auto-amorçage (bootstrap) I
ChairDavidson, Russell (McGill University)
PapersDjogbenou, Antoine Alex (Université de Montréal):
Model selection in factor-augmented regressions with estimated factors
Doukali, Mohamed (U de Montreal):
Efficient estimation using regularized jacknife IV estimator
MacKinnon, James G (Queen's University):
Cluster-Robust Inference and the Wild Cluster Bootstrap
DiscussantsDoukali, Mohamed (U de Montreal); Djogbenou, Antoine Alex (Université de Montréal); Davidson, Russell (McGill University)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Immigration, Networks and Collaboration / Immigration, réseaux et collaboration
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairCoulombe, Serge (University of Ottawa)
PapersMonteiro, Stein (York University):
Immigration Policy and Investment into Cultural Assimilation
Mirnezami, Seyed Reza (École Polytechnique de Montréal):
The Effect of Collaboration with Star Scientists on Scientists' Performance
Zhou, Jin (University of Western Ontario):
Internal Migration With Endogenous Social Network Investment
DiscussantsMirnezami, Seyed Reza (École Polytechnique de Montréal); Zhou, Jin (University of Western Ontario); Monteiro, Stein (York University)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: International Finance / Finance : Finance internationale
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairRahaman, Mohammad (Saint Mary's University)
PapersErdogan, Burcu (Universität Trier):
The Role of Uncertainty Avoidance in Foreign Investment Bias
Rahaman, Mohammad (Saint Mary's University):
Trade Liberalization and Access to Financing: Evidence from Bank Loan Contracting
Badr, Osama (Tanta University, Egypt):
The causality relationship between stock market performance and foreign exchange market in Egypt: Does the 25th January revolution matter?

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Money Demand and Consumer Credit / Demande de monnaie et crédit à la consommation
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairZhang, Yahong (University of Western Ontario)
PapersDunbar, Geoff (Bank of Canada):
Demography and the Demand for Currency
Shao, Enchuan (Bank of Canada):
A Model of Money, Credit and Velocity: with an Application to the Cash Demand Puzzle
Zhang, Yahong (University of Western Ontario):
Household Debt, Financial Intermediation, and Monetary Policy

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CREE Presentations - Resources / Ressources
OrganizersPelli, Martino (Université de Sherbrooke)
He, Jie (Université de Sherbrooke)
ChairAntweiler, Werner (University of British Columbia)
PapersFarah, Naima (University of Calgary):
Elephants and Mammoths: How Does Ice Ivory Change the Story of Blood Ivory?
Fu, Sisi (University of Calgary):
Tax effects on petroleum extraction decisions
Niu, Shilei (University of Waterloo):
An Options Pricing Approach to Ramping Rate Restrictions at Hydro Power Plants
Williams, Olayinka (University of Ottawa):
The operating reserves in a competitive electricity market
Saberian, Soodeh (University of Ottawa):
Alerts Work! Air Quality Warnings and Cycling

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Patterns of Trade and Comparative Advantage / Modèles de commerce et avantages comparatifs
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairQirjo, Dhimitri (SUNY Plattsburgh)
PapersStoyanov, Andrey (York University):
Population Aging and Comparative Advantage
Malloy, Brandon (University of Western Ontario):
Decomposing International Trade Growth
Liu, Michelle (University of Toronto):
The Missing Option in Firm Boundary Decisions
DiscussantsQirjo, Dhimitri (SUNY Plattsburgh); Stoyanov, Andrey (York University); Malloy, Brandon (University of Western Ontario)

08:30-10:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG 5: Social Dilemmas / Défis sociaux
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairStoddard, Brock (University of South Dakota)
PapersRuffle, Bradley (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Waiting to Cooperate
Shields, Timothy (Chapman University):
Do other-regarding preferences explain behavior in strategic communication settings?
Stoddard, Brock (University of South Dakota):
Team play in public goods games

10:00-10:30Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Coffee Break / Pause-café

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Poverty / Pauvreté
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersSevinc, Deniz (York University):
Multidimensional Inequality in United Kingdom: How unequal we are?
Rankaduwa, Wimal (University of Prince Edward Island):
Immigrant Inflow and Economic Growth in Canada: Evidence from National, Provincial and Territorial Data

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CDESG: Measuring Welfare / Mesurer le bien-être
OrganizerJackson, Ken (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersLeo, Teng Wah (Saint Francis Xavier University):
Ranking Alternative Non-Combinable Prospects: A Stochastic Dominance Based Second Best Solution
Boustanifar, Hamid (BI Norwegian Business School):
The redistributive effects of debtor protection laws
Batu, Michael (University of Guelph):
Wider Boundaries: The Welfare State and International Remittances

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
I.O./Technical Change: Topics in I.O. and Finance / Organisation industrielle et finance
OrganizerWinter, Ralph (University of British Columbia)
ChairWalton, Adrian (Bank of Canada)
PapersAllen, Jason (Bank of Canada):
Intermediaries and competition in markets with search frictions
Xu, Pai (University of Hong Kong):
Foreclosure Auctions
Basiri, Kiana (HEC Montréal):
Household Insolvency Options and the 2009 Canadian Insolvency Reform
Walton, Adrian (Bank of Canada):
Dark Liquidity and Order Flow Segmentation for Retail Investors
DiscussantsXu, Pai (University of Hong Kong); Basiri, Kiana (HEC Montréal); Walton, Adrian (Bank of Canada); Allen, Jason (Bank of Canada)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Redistribution / Redistribution
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairOsberg, Lars (Dalhousie University)
PapersEklou, Kodjovi Mawulikplimi (Université de Sherbrooke):
A Conditional Revenue Curse? Progressive Taxation and Resource Rents in Developing Countries
Quattrociocchi, Jeff (York University):
Cultural individualism-collectivism and preferences for redistribution
Lavecchia, Adam M. (University of Toronto):
Tax-Free Savings Accounts: Who uses them and how?
DiscussantsTehou Tekeng, Yves Mathurin (Concordia University); Osberg, Lars (Dalhousie University); Yilmaz, Fatih (ADA University)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
PEF: Climate Change: To Tax, Or Not To Tax, That is One Question / Changements climatiques : taxer ou ne pas taxer, voilà la question
SponsorProgressive Economics Forum
OrganizerSanger, Toby (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
ChairVictor, Peter (York University)
PanelistsMcKitrick, Ross (University of Guelph)
Ragan, Christopher (McGill University)
Sanger, Toby (Canadian Union of Public Employees)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
EPRI 4: Panel Discussion - The New Skills Agenda: Perspectives From Policy Makers, Employers, and the PSE Sector / Table ronde - Les compétences de l'avenir : les points de vue de décideurs politiques, d'employeurs et d'intervenants du secteur de l'éducation postsecondaire
OrganizerMueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge)
ChairFinnie, Ross (University of Ottawa)
PanelistsDeller, Fiona (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario)
Mindel, Marcellus (IBM Canada)
Wolf, Peter (Queen's University)
Buttrum, Trevor (Insurance Institute of Canada)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CPEG: Environment / Environnement
OrganizersCuff, Katherine L (McMaster University)
Gugl, Elisabeth (University of Victoria)
ChairGallego, Maria (Wilfrid Laurier University)
PapersSnoddon, Tracy (Wilfrid Laurier University):
Prospects for Integrated Carbon Taxes in Canada: Lessons from Federal-Provincial Tax Coordination
Trudeau, Christian (University of Windsor):
Government policies and preferences for environmental quality
Oestreich, (Andreas) Marcel (Brock University):
On Optimal Audit Mechanisms
DiscussantsJoanis, Marcelin (Polytechnique Montréal); Silva, Emilson (University of Alberta); Gallego, Maria (Wilfrid Laurier University)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Macro: Economic Indicators / Indicateurs économiques
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairCarrera, Andrea (Università della Svizzera italiana)
PapersBaldwin, Andy (Andrew Baldwin Consultants):
Replacing the Bank of Canada's CPI Excluding the Effect of Indirect Taxes with a CPI at Constant Tax Rates
Lucotte, Yannick (ESG Management School):
Central bank credibility and the expectations channel: Evidence based on a new credibility index
Michelis, Leo (Ryerson University):
A Distortion-Free Measure of the Cost of Inflation in a Growing Economy with Habits

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Changes in Human Outcomes / Quelques questions de développement humain
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairMason, Gregory (University of Manitoba)
PapersDevereux, Kevin (University of Toronto):
Marriage and the Demand for Sexual Exclusivity
Faton, Elfried (Université Laval):
Peer Effects in Effort within Maternal and Child Health Care Workers
Mason, Gregory (University of Manitoba):
Economic costs of accidents to workers, employers and the economy

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Bank of Canada: Understanding Interest Rates / Banque du Canada : Les taux d'intérêt
SponsorBank of Canada
OrganizerDorich, Jose (Bank of Canada)
ChairDorich, Jose (Bank of Canada)
PapersPescatori, Andrea (International Monetary Fund):
Lower for Longer: Neutral Rates in the United States
Thwaites, Gregory (Bank of England):
Why are real interest rates so low? Secular stagnation and the relative price of capital goods.
Dorich, Jose (Bank of Canada):
The Neutral Rate in a Small Open Economy Overlapping Generations Model
DiscussantsGnocchi, Stefano (Bank of Canada); Ruge-Murcia, Francisco J. (McGill University); Ambler, Steven (Université du Québec à Montréal)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Firm Level Productivity Network: Data School 2 / Réseau sur la productivité des entreprises : Travailler sur des données 2
OrganizerVeall, Michael (McMaster University)
ChairVeall, Michael (McMaster University)
PanelistsLeung, Danny (Statistics Canada)
Huynh, Kim (Bank of Canada)
Petrunia, Robert (Lakehead University)
Prendergast, Tim (Health Canada)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CESG: The Bootstrap II / Méthode d'auto-amorçage (bootstrap) II
ChairMacKinnon, James G (Queen's University)
PapersTabri, Rami (University of Sydney):
Empirical Likelihood for Robust Poverty Comparisons
Davidson, Russell (McGill University):
Diagnostics for the Bootstrap and Fast Double Bootstrap
DiscussantsFlachaire, Emmanuel (Aix-Marseille University); MacKinnon, James G (Queen's University)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Labour Economics: Economics of Marriage / Économie du mariage
OrganizerWorswick, Christopher (Carleton University)
ChairWoolley, Frances (Carleton University)
PapersOlivo Villabrille, Miguel (University of Calgary):
Assortative marriages and household income inequality
Yang, Wei (University of North Dakota):
Does the Marriage Market Sex Ratio Affect Parental Sex Selection? Evidence from the Chinese Census
Siow, Aloysius (University of Toronto):
Cohabitation versus marriage: Marriage matching with peer effects
DiscussantsBidner, Chris (Simon Fraser University); Welling, Linda A. (University of Victoria)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
Finance: Macrofinancial stability / Finance : Stabilité macrofinancière
OrganizerMorck, Randall K. (University of Alberta)
ChairLi, Bohan (University of Western Ontario)
PapersDaouda Dala, Moustapha (Université de Limoges):
Stockholders and bondholders reactions to the 2011 European Bank Authority's stress test: Who cares about what?
Singh, Vikkram (Griffith University, Australia):
Market integration and the effectiveness of monetary and regulatory policy interventions
Li, Bohan (University of Western Ontario):
Delegated Investment Management and Boom-Bust Cycles

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CMSG: Government Debt and Fiscal Policy / Dette publique et politiques fiscales
OrganizersAlexopoulos, Michelle (University of Toronto)
Kaymak, Baris (Université de Montréal)
ChairTsoungui Belinga, Vincent de Paul (Université de Montréal)
PapersRamanarayanan, Ananth (University of Western Ontario):
Credibility and the Maturity of Government Debt
Shiamptanis, Christos (Wilfrid Laurier University):
At what point could Italy become insolvent? Revisiting fiscal limits
Tsoungui Belinga, Vincent de Paul (Université de Montréal):
(Not) Dancing Together: Monetary Policy Stance and the Government Spending Multiplier

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CITSG: Multinational Firms and Trade / Multinationales et commerce
OrganizerBeaulieu, Eugene C. (University of Calgary)
ChairAlviarez, Vanessa (University of British Columbia)
PapersHuber, Stephan (University of Regensburg):
Product Sophistication and Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment
Tang, Jianmin (Industry Canada):
Multinationals, Offshoring and Economic Performance
Alviarez, Vanessa (University of British Columbia):
Multinational Production and Comparative Advantage
DiscussantsAlviarez, Vanessa (University of British Columbia); Huber, Stephan (University of Regensburg); Tang, Jianmin (Industry Canada)

10:30-12:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEBERG 6: Beliefs / Opinions et croyances
OrganizersSmith, Alexander (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Kimbrough, Erik (Simon Fraser University)
ChairWolk, Leonard (Colby College)
PapersVadovic, Radovan (Carleton University):
Predicting the Play of Others: Are Beliefs Correlated?
Arifovic, Jasmina (Simon Fraser University):
The Coevolution of Beliefs and Networks
Wolk, Leonard (Colby College):
Eliciting interval beliefs: An experimental study

12:00-13:00Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEA Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ACE
ChairBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)

12:00-13:30Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
EPRI AGM / Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ACE
OrganizerMueller, Richard (University of Lethbridge)

13:00-15:30Sunday, May 31, 2015Loc. T.B.A.
CEA Executive Council Meeting 2 / Réunion du conseil exécutif de l'ACE 2
OrganizerBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)
ChairBeach, Charles M. (Queen's University)

 

 
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