[Maple Leaf]
33rd Annual Meeting of the CEA
Thursday, May 27 - Sunday, May 30, 1999
University of Toronto, Ontario

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This is our first year operating a separate CEA conference and our first time at the University of Toronto in almost twenty-five years. There is definitely learning-by-doing and if you need assistance please contact the CEA secretary-treasurer Michael Denny at denny@chass.utoronto.ca. For issues related to the program, please contact the program coordinator Lars Osberg at cea99@is.dal.ca.

CEA members will receive a mailed brochure early in 1999. This will contain the same registration and housing forms that can be downloaded or printed from this web site. There is very limited financial assistance and the application forms are available at this site. Information on the Conference will be updated periodically at this site.

Call for Papers

If you would like to present a paper at the Conference, please read the detailed Call For Papers (Appel de communications) web page. You can submit your application to present a paper electronically using a Paper Presentation Application Form. (Note: this form is only for the participation in individual sessions, not for general conference registration.)

Conference Program

The final conference program is now available. The program on this web site was last updated on . You can access the program in the following formats:

To view PDF files you need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe web site. In addition to the files listed above, you can browse through the alphabetical index of authors, chairs, and discussants to find your scheduled appearances at the conference. Please report any corrections to cea99@is.dal.ca.

In addition, the preliminary programme for the CERF Workshop on Social Experimentation is now available from the CERF web site.


Registration may be done by mail, fax or phone. The completed registration form must be faxed or mailed to U of T Conference Services with payment information. There is also a toll-free registration number - 1-888-834-7778. A registration acknowledgement will be mailed to you.

There is no separate CEA fee this year. The total regular fee is $60 which is down from the sum of $90 for the Congress plus the CEA fee last year. The registration fee is $40 for students and retirees. There is a $20 late registration fee if you do not register before May 1st, 1999.

You can download the registration form in three convenient formats:

There will be on-site registration. All CEA sessions will be in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Building (OISE) at 252 Bloor Street West, which is across the street from Varsity Stadium and just West of the corner of Bloor and Bedford Road on the north side. It is also very near the Bedford Road exit from the St. George subway station. There will be a registration desk in the lobby of the OISE building. A second registration area will be set up in the lobby of the New College Residence, 40 Willcocks Street. For directions see the Accommodation section below.

Doug Purvis and CWEN Lunches

On Saturday May 29th, the Purvis luncheon speaker will be Willem Buiter of Cambridge University and the Bank of England. He will speak on "The EMU and the NAMU: the case for North American Monetary Union". On Friday May 28th, 1999, the CWEN luncheon speaker will be Kim Marie McGoldrick. She will speak on "Feminist Pedagogy". Tickets for both events can be purchased when you register or on site.

Doug Purvis Memorial Prize

Please see our request for nominations for further details.

Book Display

The Book Display will be in the OISE building with all of the sessions.

Food Services

Delegates will receive information about University of Toronto Food Service, including a map. Those staying in the New College Residence will have breakfast included in their accommodation fees. They will also be able to purchase an a-la-carte lunch or dinner in the college dining room.


There will be receptions after both the Innes and the President's Lecture


Housing is available in University of Toronto dorms or in hotels. Dorm reservations require a separate form which may be downloaded from this web site. University of Toronto dorms are fairly basic with shared washrooms. The New College dorms (40 Willcocks St) are located at the corner of Willcocks and Huron St. This is one block south on Huron from the corner of Huron and Harbord St. The dorms are a ten minutes walk from the OISE building where all of the CEA sessions will be located.

The accomodation request form can be downloaded in three convenient formats:

Hotels in Toronto are relatively expensive. While there are many hotels near U of T, almost all of them are very expensive. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at three hotels. This will be a busy time in Toronto. Please make hotel reservations early. Hotel space will not be held after April 25th, 1999.

Hotel Rates Reservations Contact Information
Quality Hotel S- $86, D- $98 416-968-0010 use file #14114 to identify CEA
Days Inn S- $99, D- $99 800-325-2525 use file #21706 to identify CEA
Delta Chelsea Inn S- $159, D- $179 416-595-1975 identify CEA or GTUTCS for rates
Quality Hotel Midtown
280 Bloor St West, Tel. 416-968-0010
This is a five minute walk from sessions. Closest and cheapest! Make reservation early

Days Inn Downtown
30 Carleton St, Tel. 800-325-2525
This is thirty minute walk but subway (or cab) is alternative. Close to College subway station.

Delta Chelsea Inn
33 Gerard St, Tel. 416-595-1975
Also a thirty minute walk but close to subway stations


The University of Toronto is a downtown campus with very limited parking for visitors. A limited number of parking spaces are available at $13.50 per weekday and $5.00 on weekends. Parking must be paid at the time you arrive at the lot. Arrangements can not be made in advance for parking on campus. Parking overnight on local streets is very restricted by a permit system for residents. All official hotels have parking but there will be a daily fee.


No special transportation arrangement have been made for the Conference. Taxis from the airport will cost $35 approximately. Costs can be reduced by taking the bus from the airport to the Royal York Hotel and a taxi or subway from there. Taxis or the subway can be taken from Union Station and taxis from the bus station at 610 Bay St.

Those driving should remember the parking problems. From the South, exit the Gardiner Expressway at Spadina and go north to Bloor. From the North, exit Highway 401 from one of the exits leading to the centre of the city.

University of Toronto and City of Toronto Resources:

Financial Assistance

Currently there are no SSHRC funds available for travel assistance to the 1999 CEA Meetings. This may change in the next two months. The CEA will use its own funds to provide support to some members giving papers. This support will be quite limited if SSHRC does not provide any funding.

Eligibility for a travel grant requires being a currently (1998) paid-up member of the Canadian Economics Association. Assistance will not be provided unless the application is supported by a signed statement from an appropriate person (e.g. department chair) indicating that travel funds are not available from the member's "employer".

You can download the travel grant application in three convenient formats:

Send the completed grant application to Michael Denny by fax or by mail. On April 1st, all travel grant applications that have been received will be considered and assistance will be given to persons giving papers: of those giving papers, first priority will go to graduate students; second to junior faculty; and third to senior faculty. Individuals will be notified by e-mail and by mail. Successful applicants will receive payment after the Meetings. Be sure to provide accurate e-mail and mailing addresses!

Parallel Conferences: CERF & CPESG

The CERF and CPESG conferences on Thurday/Friday May 27/28 overlap with the CEA meetings. Please note that the CERF sessions start one day before the CEA sessions. The CERF sessions are not yet listed in the CEA conference programme but will appear there shortly. Information about the Canadian Public Economics Study Group is available from their web site.

The Canadian Employment Research Forum (CERF) is hosting a workshop on Social Experimentation on Thursday May 27th and continuing on the morning of Friday May 28th. The Workshop will focus primarily on the results that have emerged to date from the Earnings Supplement Project and the Self-Sufficiency Project. The Workshop will also include policy roundtables to assess the implications of these findings for active labour market programming. Finally, there will also be a session on methodological issues related to experimentation projects. Proceedings of this workshop will be published. The preliminary program of the Workshop is now available on the CERF web page. Pre-registration is required and can be done via e-mail to Julie.Doucet.

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