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CEA June 2017 Antigonish Conference Prize Winners: The Canadian Economics Association congratulates the following Prize winners who had awards conferred during the CEA Annual Meetings in Antigonish, June 2017.
— The winner of the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize: for 2016 are David Green (UBC), Craig Riddell (UBC) and France St-Hilaire (IRPP) for their work "Income Inequality: The Canadian Story"
— The Harry Johnson Prize for the best article published in the Canadian Journal of Economics in 2016 was awarded to Lukas Albrecht and Trevor Tombe for their article: "Internal trade, productivity and interconnected industries: A quantitative analysis" published in the February 2016 issue of the Canadian Journal of Economics. Lukas Albercht is a Market Analyst at Flint Hills Resources, and Trevor Tombe is a Professor at the University of Calgary.
— The Robert Mundell Prize for the best article published in the Canadian Journal of Economics in 2016 by an early-career economist was awarded to Moritz Ritter for his paper: "Trade and inequality in a directed search model with firm and worker heterogeneity". Moritz is a professor at Temple University.
— The Vanderkamp Prize for the best article in 2016 in Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politique was awarded to : Ram Acharya (Innovation, Science and Economic Development) for his paper, "Canada's Exporters and Importers: Concentration, Foreign Ownership and Productivity".
— Gilles Paquet (University of Ottawa) received the CEA Distinguished Service Award.
— The Mike McCracken Award recognizes theoretical and applied contribution to the development or use of economic statistics in Canada. This year the committee has chosen to honour Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada), Kevin Milligan (UBC) and Brian Murphy (Statistics Canada).
— The Bank of Canada: Graduate Student Paper Award (2017) went to Pierluca Pannella (UBC) for "Credit Bubbles and Misallocation." The Bank of Canada also recognizes contributions to the Undergraduate Poster Session. Best Research Papers: "Spillovers in European Sovereign Bond Markets During the Financial Crisis" Maria teNyenhuis (St. Francis Xavier) and "Rationalizing the Obscene: An Inquiry on Mexican Cartel Behaviour" Nelson Wong (UBC). Best Presentations: "Who Wants to Find a Lover Online and Why? A Study of the Determinants of Online Dating Usage and the Effect of First-Time Meeting Venue on Relationship Outcomes" Sibyl Wong (UBC) and "The Effect of Income Inequality and Other Socioeconomic Factors on Political Participation in Canadian Federal Elections" Matthew Peters (St. Mary's).
 
In remembrance of Pierre Lasserre, 1950-2017: It is with great sadness that the CEA notes the death of Pierre Lasserre, which occurred on Monday, April 10, 2017, in tragic circumstances, resulting from a fatal fall in a ski descent at Mont-Blanc. Pierre organized the Montréal Environment and Resource Economics Workshop for a few years. He was also co-chair, with his colleague and friend Gérard Gaudet, of the local organizing committee of the 4th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics in 2010, which was a huge success. He also leaves behind numerous publications recognized in his field of expertise. But, above all, Pierre was a well-liked and compassionate man who was always ready to lend a helping hand. Beyond the loss of the researcher, we mourn the passing of a good man. more>>
 
Canadian Public Economics Group 2017 Meeting: 3-4 November 2017: The Canadian Public Economic Group (CPEG) invites you to submit a paper for its annual meeting, which will take place at Queen’s University on November 3rd and 4th, 2017. For consideration on the program, please submit your paper to the selection committee. Send a detailed abstract and, if available, a draft of the paper to cpeg2017@econ.queensu.ca by May 31, 2017. Additional information about the conference will be available online as it becomes available at http://www.cpeg.ca If you have any question about the meeting, please contact the organizers at organizer@cpeg.ca more>>
 
CEA February 2017 Newsletter: Call for Nominations New and Visiting Appointments; Departures; Awards; Short-Term Visitors; Doctorates. more>>
 
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