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Canadian Economics Association
Association Canadienne d'Économique


1999 Conference Program

University of Toronto
Thursday, May 27 - Sunday, May 30


This web page contains the preliminary program of the 1999 annual conference of the Canadian Economics Association. It is made available by the CEA conference organizers. For more information contact the CEA Program Organizer Lars Osberg at the Department of Economics at the Dalhousie University. A companion web page contains an alphabetical author index.


This conference program was last updated on The exact locations of the sessions have been added on May 10. OISE refers to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education building, the major location of the conference sessions and events.


Thursday May 27, 8:00 - 9:00, Trinity College


Registration for CERF/CEA Workshop on Social Experimentation


Thursday May 27, 9:00 - 10:30, Trinity College
The Earnings Supplement Project

Organizer / Organisateur: CERF

Chair / Président: Jean-Pierre Voyer

  1. Introductory Remarks
          Jean-Pierre Voyer
          John Greenwood
  2. Impacts of a financial incentive program for displaced workers
          Saul Schwartz
  3. The impacts with repeat users of EI
          Susanna Gurr
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Miles Corak

Thursday May 27, 10:30 - 11:00, Trinity College


Break


Thursday May 27, 11:00 - 12:00, Trinity College


Organizer / Organisateur: CERF

Chair / Président: Jean-Pierre Voyer

Panel Discussion: What have we learned from the ESP?
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Julyan Reid
      Steve Wandner
      Marc Van Audenrode


Thursday May 27, 12:00 - 13:00, Trinity College


Lunch


Thursday May 27, 13:00 - 14:00, Trinity College
The Self-Sufficiency Project

Organizer / Organisateur: CERF

Chair / Président: John Greenwood

  1. Introduction to the Design of the SSP
          John Greenwood
  2. A test of a strategy to make work pay
          Charles Michalopoulos
  3. Preliminary results of combining a financial incentive with employment services
          Phil Robins
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Isaac Rischall

Thursday May 27, 14:00 - 15:00, Trinity College
The Self-Sufficiency Project (continued)

Organizer / Organisateur: CERF

Chair / Président: John Greenwood

  1. An experimental test of entry effects in a financial incentive program
          Gordon Berlin
  2. The SSP's impacts with a group of new applicant for welfare
          David Card
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Arthur Sweetman

Thursday May 27, 15:00 - 15:30, Trinity College
Break


Thursday May 27, 15:30 - 17:00, Trinity College
Panel Discussion: What have we Learned From the SSP?

Organizer / Organisateur: CERF

Chair / Président: Andrew Sharpe
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Allen Zeesman
      Bill Warburton
      Reuben Ford


Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-211
Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Chair / Président: Patrick Grady (Global Economics)

  1. Do Reductions in Black Market Exchange Rate Premia Cause Inflation?
          Jean-Philippe Gervais (Iowa State University)
          Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
  2. Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Disaggregate Economic Activity in the US: Theory and Evidence
          Aghdas Mirzaie (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  3. Exchange Rate Pass-Through and its Determinants in Canadian Manufacturing Industries
          Kenneth Stollery (University of Waterloo)
          Stanley Kardasz (University of Waterloo)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      David Tat-chee Ng (Columbia University)
      Patrick Crowley (Middlebury College & Saint Mary's University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-212
The Role of the IMF

Chair / Président: Ken Stewart (University of Victoria)

  1. Mobilizing International Finance: The Role of the IMF
          Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
          Graham Bird (University of Surrey)
  2. The Role of IMF Subsidies in Sovereign Debt Markets
          Duane Rockerbie (University of Lethbridge)
          Stephen T. Easton (Simon Fraser University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Brian MacLean (Laurentian University)
      David Laidler (Bank of Canada)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-213
Inflation Forecasting

Chair / Président: Gregory Jump (University of Toronto)

  1. To Combine or Not to Combine Inflation Forecasts?
          Andrew J. Filardo (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          David Longworth (Bank of Canada)
  2. Comparing and Combining P-star, VECM and Neutral Network Inflation Forecasts
          Greg Tkacz (Bank of Canada)
  3. Financial Intermediation and Output Fluctuations under Nominal Contracting, Costly Default and Monetary Uncertainty
          Didar Erdinc (American University in Bulgaria)
  4. Outlet Types and the Canadian Consumer Price Index
          Alan White (University of British Columbia)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Steve Ambler (CREFE & Université du Québec à Montréal)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-214
Impacts of Free Trade

Chair / Président: Keith Head (University of British Columbia)

  1. Gradualism and Free Trade Agreements: A Theoretical Justification and Policy Implications
          Richard Chisik (University of Connecticut)
  2. Potential Impacts of Trade Agreements Using A Multi-Country Dynamic General Equilibrium Model With Imperfect Competition
          C. Lavoie (Department of Finance)
          Marcel Merette (Department of Finance)
          M. Souissi (Department of Finance)
  3. Trade and Growth: Causal Relations in the US and Canada
          George Zestos (Christopher Newport University)
          Xiangnan Tao (Jiangnan University)
  4. International Trade, Unemployment and Wage Inequality: The Experience of Canada From 1976 to 1996
          Vettivelu Nallainayagam (Mount Royal College)
          David Sabiston (Mount Royal College)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Rick Harris (Simon Fraser University)
      Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-295
Global Warming (1)

Chair / Président: Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)

  1. Uncertainty and Intergenerational Equity in the Global Warming Problem: A Recursive Preference Approach
          Nicolas Treich (ENRA-INRA & Cirano)
  2. CO2 Emissions, Land Use and Forestry
          Caroline Gauthier (Laval University)
          Jean Daniel Saphores (Université Laval)
  3. Climate Change Policies and Macroeconomic Dynamics
          Philip Bagnoli (Department of Finance)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Philippe Crabbe (University of Ottawa)
      Robert Cairns (McGill University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 4-411
Trends in Income Distribution in Canada

Organizer / Organisateur: CSLS

Chair / Président: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

  1. Measures of Poverty in Canada: Ambiguity and Conflict
          Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
          Peter Ibbott (University of Lethbridge)
  2. Unions, Earnings Inequality, and Economic Well-Being in Canada
          Richard Chaykowski (Queen's University )
          George Slotsve (Northern Illinois University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Ross Finnie (Statistics Canada & Queen's University)
      Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-214
New Labour Market Entrants - An International Perspective

Organizer / Organisateur: Elizabeth Ruddick (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Chair / Président: David Green (University of British Columbia)

  1. Immigrant Earnings: Language Skills, Linguistic Concentrations and the Stage of the Business Cycle
          Barry Chiswick (United States)
          Paul W. Miller (University of Western Australia)
  2. Unemployment and Earnings or Recent Labour Market Entrants by Immigration Status: Evidence for Australia
          Christopher Worswick (University of Melbourne)
          Ted McDonald (University of Tasmania)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-220
R&D Causes and Consequences

Chair / Président: Caroline Boivin (Concordia University)

  1. Government Support as a Determinant of Canadian Corporate R&D Expenditures
          Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  2. Vertical R&D Spillovers, Cooperation, Market Structure and Innovation
          Gamal Atallah (Industry Canada and Université de Montréal)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Hashmat Khan (University of British Columbia)
      Keith Newton (Carleton University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-280
CWEN (1) The Economics of Coercion and Gender

Organizer / Organisateur: Roberta Robb (Brock University)

Chair / Président: Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)

  1. The Economics of Abuse
          Shannon Seitz (University of Western Ontario)
          Audra Bowlus (University of Western Ontario)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)
  2. The Power of Female Income to Reduce the Frequency of Wife Assault
          JoAnn Kingston-Riechers
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Ingrid Bryan (Ryerson University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-298
Economic History (1) - History and Resources

Organizer / Organisateur: Kris E. Inwood (University of Guelph)

Chair / Président: Alan Green (Queen's University)

  1. A Portfolio Approach to Output Risk and Crop Mix in a Poor Farming Economy: Tuscany 1870-1914
          Francesco Galassi (University of Warwick)
  2. The Extinction of the Greenland Bowhead
          Ian E. M. Keay (McGill University)
          R. C. Allen (University of British Columbia)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Tony Ward (Brock University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE C-155
Issues in Econometrics (1)

Chair / Président: Christopher Nicol (University of Regina)

  1. Alternative Treatments of Outliers: The Case of the Estimation of House Price Indexes Using Home Owner Estimates
          Marion Steele (University of Guelph)
  2. Asymptotic Theory for Some High Breakdown Point Estimators via Generalized Functions
          Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      James MacKinnon (Queen's University)
      John M. Maheu (University of Alberta)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 9:00 - 9:45, Trinity College
School-to-Work Projects

Organizer / Organisateur: CERF

Chair / Président: Garnett Picot

  1. Nova Scotia School-to-Work Project
          Diane Looker
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Doug Giddings

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 9:45 - 10:30, Trinity College
Employability

Organizer / Organisateur: CERF

Chair / Président: Garnett Picot

  1. Using the social economy to foster employability - a proposal -
          Jean-Pierre Voyer

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:00 - 10:20, Room T.B.A.


Break


Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-211
Purchasing Power Parity and the Real Exchange Rate

Chair / Président: David Longworth (Bank of Canada)

  1. The Canadian Dollar: Long-term Equilibrium & Short-term Adjustments
          Fred Anderson (Lakehead University)
          B. Moazzami (Lakehead University)
  2. Real Exchange Rates and Productivity: Closed-form Theoretical Solutions and Some Empirical Evidence
          Jahanara Begum (International Monetary Fund)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      J.E. Floyd (University of Toronto)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-212
The Asian Crisis and its Implications

Organizer / Organisateur: Brian MacLean (Laurentian University)

Chair / Président: Doug Peters

  1. Financial Fragility, Capital Controls and Economic Policy
          Roy Culpeper (North-South Institute)
  2. Through a Glass Darkly: Disparate Lenses on the Road to Damascus
          James Dean (Simon Fraser University)
  3. Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Parable About the Asian Financial Crisis
          L. Randall Wray (Jerome Levy Economics Institute at Bard College)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Gerald Helleiner (University of Toronto)
      John Loxley (University of Manitoba)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-213
Financial Markets and the Implementation of Monetary Policy (Bank of Canada)

Organizer / Organisateur: Peter Thurlow (Bank of Canada)

Chair / Président: Peter Thurlow (Bank of Canada)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Charles Freedman (Bank of Canada)
      Andrew Spence (Deutsche Bank)
      Mike Prell (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
      Robert Jones (Simon Fraser University)


Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-214
Ten Years After: A Free Trade Retrospective

Organizer / Organisateur: Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto)

Chair / Président: Frank C. Lee (Industry Canada)

  1. Can Small-Country Manufacturing Survive Trade Liberalization? Evidence from the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
          Keith Head (University of British Columbia)
          John Ries (Univeristy of British Columbia)
  2. The Long and Short of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
          Daniel Trefler (CIAR & University of Toronto)
  3. Effects of the Canada-U.S. FTA on Interprovincial Trade
          John F. Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
          Frank C. Lee (Industry Canada)
          Hans Messinger (Statistics Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-295
Fight or Flight: Mitigation vs. Adaptation Actions on Climate Change

Organizer / Organisateur: CABE

Chair / Président: Thomas Storring (Ontario Ministry of Finance)

  1. Introduction to the Economics of Climate Change
          Erik Haites (Margaree Consulting)
  2. Costing Climate Change: The Cost of Adaptations and Residual Impacts
          Ian Burton (Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada)
  3. Costing GHG Emission Reductions in Canada
          Mallika Nanduri (Energy Research Group, Simon Fraser University)
          Mark Jaccard (Simon Fraser University)
          Alison Jane Bailie (Simon Fraser University)
          John Nyboer (Simon Fraser University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 4-411
Poverty Trends

Chair / Président: Lisa Powell (Queen's University)

  1. Poverty Dynamics in Canada
          Ross Finnie (Queen's University & Statistics Canada)
  2. Poverty in America 1970-1990: Who did Gain Ground?
          Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
  3. Low Income Intensity Among Canadian Children: The Role of Changing Social Transfers and Employment Earnings
          John Myles (Florida State University)
          Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Armine Yalnizyan (Centre for Social Justice)
      Edgard R. Rodriguez (Finance Canada)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-214
New Labour Market Entrants - Canadian Experience

Organizer / Organisateur: Elizabeth Ruddick (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Chair / Président: David Green (University of British Columbia)

  1. Cohort Patterns in Canadian Earnings: Assessing the Role of Skill Premia in Inequality Trends
          Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia)
          David Green (University of British Columbia)
  2. Labour Market Performance of Recent Immigrants: the 1980s and the 1990s Policy and Research Implications
          Craig Dougherty (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-220
The Adoption of New Technology

Chair / Président: Keith Newton (Carleton University)

  1. Impediments to Advanced Technology Adoption Among Canadian Manufacturers
          Zhengxi Lin (Statistics Canada)
          John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  2. Technology Heterogeneity, Competition and Social Efficiency
          Hashmat Khan (University of British Columbia)
          Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)
  3. Industry Evolution - New Technology and New Firms
          Darren Filson (Claremont Graduate University)
          April Mitchell Franco
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Darren Filson (Claremont University)
      Gamal Atallah (Industry Canada)
      Nancy Gallini (University of Toronto)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-280
CWEN (2) The Well Being of Women

Chair / Président: Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)

  1. Micro-Credit Programs and Empowerment: An Empirical Analysis of Women's Decision-Making Status in Bangladesh
          Najma R. Sharif (Saint Mary's University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
  2. Labour Market Effects of Maternity and Parental Leave Policies in Canada
          Adrienne ten Cate (McMaster University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          JoAnn Kingston-Riechers
  3. Identifying the Impact of Institutions on the Changing Gender Wage Gap in Britain and Australia, 1973-1990
          Michael Kidd (University of Tasmania)
          Michael Shannon (Lakehead University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-298
Economic History (2) - Industry Studies

Organizer / Organisateur: Kris E. Inwood (University of Guelph)

Chair / Président: Kieran Furlong (University of Toronto)

  1. Productivity at Dosco During the Second World War
          Sean Rogers (McGill University and Mt. Allison University)
  2. Tariffs, Strategy, and Structure: Competition and Collusion in the Ontario Petroleum Industry, 1870-1880
          Hugh Grant (University of Winnipeg)
          Henry Thille (University of Winnipeg)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Ian E. M. Keay (McGill University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE C-155
Issues in Econometrics (2)

Chair / Président: Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)

  1. Stochastic Threshold Models on Interest Rates
          Huirong Li (University of Western Ontario)
          Jian Yang (University of Western Ontario)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Greg Tkacz (Bank of Canada)
  2. Simulation Based Estimation of Integrated Choice and Latent Variable Models
          Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)
          Eric Boudreault (Unversite Laval)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Jean-Francois Lamarche (Queen's University)
  3. Two-Step Estimation of Discrete/Continuous Econometric Models with Interdependent Multinomial Choices
          Dimitri Sanga (Université Laval)
          Denis Bolduc (Unviersite Laval)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Jaizhoug You (McGill University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 10:30 - 11:00, Trinity College
Break


Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 11:00 - 12:30, Trinity College
Methodological Issues

Chair / Président: Craig Riddell

  1. Methodological issues in social experiments
          Jeffrey Smith
  2. Can observational studies give the same results as random assignment? Results from Canada's largest random assignment study
          Bill Warburton
          Alice Nakamura
          Emi Nakamura

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 12:00 - 13:30, Hart House - Music Rm. 2nd floor


Organizer / Organisateur: Roberta Robb (Brock University)

CWEN Luncheon

  1. Feminist Pedagogy
          Kim Marie McGoldrick (University of Richmond)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-211
Why is the Value of the Canadian Dollar so Low? (Session co-sponsored by the Canadian Association for Business Economics)

Chair / Président: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

  1. Has the Canadian Dollar Been Oversold?
          John Murray (Bank of Canada)
  2. The Canadian Dollar: Why do such Bad Things Happen to such a Good Economy?
          Dale Orr (WEFA Inc.)
  3. Why is the Value of the Canadian Dollar so Low?
          John McCallum (Royal Bank of Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Patrick Grady (Global Economics)
      John F. Helliwell (University of British Columbia)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-212
Investment & Macro Dynamics

Chair / Président: Peter Pauly (University of Toronto)

  1. The New Investment Theory and Aggregate Dynamics
          Leif Danziger (York University)
  2. International Business Cycle Model with the Shocks to Investment in a Small Open Economy
          Jai Hyung Yoon (Deakin University)
          Francis In (Deakin University)
  3. International Business Cycles
          Christian Zimmermann (CREFE et Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Steve Ambler (CREFE & Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Emanuela Cardia (CREFE & University of Montreal)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
      Marc-Andre Letendre (Queen's University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-213
Fiscal Discipline & Debt Management

Chair / Président: Saleh Amir Khalkhali (St. Mary's University)

  1. The Roles of Fiscal and Monetary Discipline on Budgetary Outcomes: The Case of the European Union
          Bilin Neyapti (Bilkent University)
  2. Tailor-Made or Off-the-Peg? A Recursive Modelling Approach to Debt Management
          Patrick Coe (University of Calgary)
          M. Hashem Pesaran (University of Cambridge, UK)
          Shaun Vahey (University of Cambridge, UK)
  3. Modelling the UK Ecu Treasury Yield Curve
          Nikos Mylonidis (Manchester School of Management)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Syed Ahsan (Concordia University & Copenhagen Business School)
      Paul Hobson (Acadia University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-214
President's Policy Panel - UI/EI Reform in the 1990's: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Organizer / Organisateur: Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      David Green (University of British Columbia)
      Stephen Jones (McMaster University)
      Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)


Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-295
Global Warming (2)

Chair / Président: Philip Bagnoli (Department of Finance)

  1. The Emission of Global Warming Gases: Comparison Between Canada and Japan
          Masao Nakamura (University of British Columbia)
          Hiroshi Hayami (Keio University)
          Kanji Yoshioka (Keio University)
          Keiichiro Asakura (Keio University)
  2. Adjoint Conditions in Green Accounting
          Robert Cairns (McGill University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
      Nicolas Treich (ENRA-INRA & Cirano)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 4-411
State of the Art Survey: "Wealth Inequality in North America"

Chair / Président: Jim Davies (University of Western Ontario)

  1. The Rich and the Poor: Wealth Inequality in North America
          Ed Wolff (New York University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-214
Is Increased Skills Mismatch Contributing to Structural Unemployment in Canada?

Organizer / Organisateur: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Chair / Président: Jean-Pierre Voyer (Human Resources Development Canada)

  1. New Findings on Long-Term Joblessness in Canada
          Louis Grignon (Human Resource Development Canada)
          Marcel Bedard (Human Resource Development Canada)
          Jean-Francois Bertrand (Human Resource Development Canada)
  2. How Much of Canada's Unemployment is Structural?
          Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
          Zhengxi Lin (Statistics Canada)
  3. Skills Shortages and Mismatch in the Canadian Economy
          Richard Roy (Human Resource Development Canada)
          Yves Gingras (Human Resource Development Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)
      Frank Reid (University of Toronto)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-220
Intellectual Property

Organizer / Organisateur: Gilles McDougall (Industry Canada)

Chair / Président: Gilles McDougall (Industry Canada)

  1. Intellectual Property Rights and the Transition to the Knowledge-Based Economy
          Paul Chwelos (University of British Columbia)
          Iain Cockburn (University of British Columbia)
  2. Intellectual Property Right's in a Global, Knowledge-Based Economy: Some Patent Trends
          Jock Langford (Industry Canada)
  3. Trends in Cross-Country Innovative Performance and the Determinants of International Patenting Activities
          Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
          Lori Whewell (Industry Canada)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-280
Teaching: Making Introductory Economics More Relevant and Effective

Chair / Président: Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)

  1. Eight Reasons Why Real versus Nominal Interest Rates is the Most Important Concept in Macroeconomics Principles Courses
          Peter Kennedy (Simon Fraser University)
  2. Integrating In-class Experiments and Simulations into Introductory Economics
          Harvey King (University of Regina)
  3. Team Learning Instruction
          Norm Cameron (University of Manitoba)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-298
Economic History (3) - Growth and Trade

Organizer / Organisateur: Kris E. Inwood (University of Guelph)

Chair / Président: Kris E. Inwood (University of Guelph)

  1. U.S. International Trade: The Proximate Causes, 1870-1910
          Bill Hutchinson (Miami University of Ohio)
  2. The Decomposition of Historical Change Using Applied General Equilibrium Models
          Chris Dawkins (University of Warwick)
  3. The Wheat Boom Revisited
          Marvin McInnis (Queen's University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Hugh Grant (University of Winnipeg)
      Henry Thille (University of Winnipeg)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE C-155
Econometrics (3)

Chair / Président: Tony S. Wirjanto (University of Guelph & McMaster University)

  1. An Empirical Likelihood Alternative to GMM Estimators: Asset-Pricing Applications
          Jean-Francois Lamarche (Queen's University)
          Allan Gregory (Queen's University)
          Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
  2. An Application of Stein Rule Estimation Methods to Applied Demand Problems
          Christopher Nicol (University of Regina)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Adonis Yatchew (University of Toronto)
      Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:15 - 15:30, Room T.B.A.


Break


Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-211
Canadian Exchange Rate Policy - A Panel Discussion

Organizer / Organisateur: John Murray (Bank of Canada)

Chair / Président: Bill Watson (McGill University and IRPP)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Tom Courchene (Queen's University)
      Rick Harris (Simon Fraser University)
      David Laidler (University of Western Ontario)
      John Crow (C.D. Howe Institute)


Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-212
Models of the Current Account

Chair / Président: James Gaisford (University of Calgary)

  1. Present Value Tests of the Current Account with Durables Consumption
          Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
  2. Semi-parametric Predictions of International Business Cycle Models
          Marc-Andre Letendre (Queen's University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Christian Zimmermann (CREFE & Université du Québec à Montréal)
  3. Skilled/Less-Skilled Wage Differential: A Non-Stolper-Samuelson Trade Dependent Explanation
          Omar Zakhilwal (Carleton University)
  4. Technological Change and Wage Inequality in the North-South Trade
          Chun Susan Zhu (University of Toronto)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          J. Elton Fairfield (University of Western Ontario)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-213
Debt Strategies and their Implications

Chair / Président: Richard Bird (University of Toronto)

  1. An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Aggregate Fiscal Policy Variables on Total Factor Productivity and Economic Growth
          Saleh Amir Khalkhali (St. Mary's University)
          Atul Dar (St. Mary's University)
  2. An Examination of Alternative Strategies for Reducing Public Debt in the Presence of Uncertainty
          Doug Hostland (Finance Canada)
          Chris Matier (Finance Canada)
  3. Alternatives for Raising Living Standards
          Bill Scarth (McMaster University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jim Stanford (Canadian Autoworkers Association)
      Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-214
Issues in Monetary Policy

Chair / Président: Miquel Faig (University of Toronto)

  1. Should we Expect Higher Growth from Lower Inflation?
          Christopher Ragan (McGill University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Roderick Hill (University of New Brunswick)
  2. Greater Transparency in Monetary Policy: Impact on Financial Markets
          Mark Zelmer (Bank of Canada)
          Philippe Muller (Bank of Canada)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Andrew J. Filardo (Kansas City Federal Reserve)
  3. Zero Inflation, Price Level Target and the Dynamic-Inconsistency Framework
          Karim Eslamloueyan (Shiraz University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-295
Are we Sinking in the Long Run? Carbon Cycles, Equilibrium Modelling and Climate Change

Organizer / Organisateur: CABE

Chair / Président: John Hoicka (Ontario Ministry of Finance)

  1. The Carbon Cycle and the Value of Canadian Forests
          Mohammed Dore (Brock University)
  2. Some Economics of Climate Change in Canada
          Philip Bagnoli (Department of Finance Canada)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 4-411
Inequality in Canada: Trends, Causes, and Consequences (session co-sponsored by PEF)

Organizer / Organisateur: Jim Stanford (Canadian Autoworkers Association)

Chair / Président: Gideon Rosenbluth (University of British Columbia)

  1. The Growing Gap
          Armine Yalnizyan (Centre for Social Justice)
  2. Growing Earnings Inequality in Canada
          Charles Beach (Queen's University)
  3. Inequality and Poverty in Canada
          Allen Zeesman (Human Resources Development Canada)
  4. Policy Implications
          Ken Battle (Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-214
The Youth Labour Market in Canada in the 1990's

Organizer / Organisateur: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Chair / Président: David Slater (CSLS)

  1. What is Happening in the Youth Labour Market in Canada?
          Thomas Lemieux (Univerisity de Montreal & CIRANO)
          Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia, CIRANO & CIAR)
          Daniel Parent (McGill University and CIRANO)
  2. Youth Unemployment in Canada
          Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
          Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)
          Steven Wald (University of Toronto)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Rene Morissette (Statistics Canada)
      Stephen Jones (McMaster University)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-220
Better Measures of Economic Activity

Organizer / Organisateur: Anne Harrison (OECD)

Chair / Président: Anne Harrison (OECD)

  1. Valuation of Household Output: Lessons from Recent Studies
          Andrew S. Harvey (Saint Mary's University)
          Arun Mukhopadhyay (Saint Mary's University)
  2. Gauging the Relevance of Canadian System of National Accounts Data: A Survey of Emerging and Past Policy Issues to Which These Data are Vital
          Grant Cameron (Statistics Canada)
  3. SAM and SESAME: An Integrated Approach to the Measurement of Well-being at Macro- and Meso-level
          Peter van de Ven (Statistics Netherlands)
          Steven Keuning (Statistics Netherlands)
          Brugt Kazemir (Statistics Nehterlands)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-280
Simulation Models and the Development of Government Policy on Aging

Organizer / Organisateur: Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada)

Chair / Président: Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada)

  1. Public Pension Reforms - Canadian Analysis Based on the Life Paths Generational Accounting Framework
          Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada)
          Geoff Rowe (Statistics Canada)
  2. Population Ageing, Intergenerational Equity and Growth: Analysis with an Endogenous Growth Overlapping-Generations Model
          Marcel Merette (Finance Canada)
          Maxime Fougere (Finance Canada)
    Panelists / Panélistes:
          Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
          John F. Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
          Jeremy Rudin (Finance Canada)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-298
CWEN / Economic History - History and Gender

Organizer / Organisateur: Kris E. Inwood (University of Guelph)

Chair / Président: Robert Dimand (Brock University)

  1. The Economic Consequences of Legal Change: Property Ownership by Married Women in Victorian Ontario
          Sue Ingram (University of Guelph)
          Kris E. Inwood (University of Guelph)
  2. The Feminization of Clerical Work in Early Twentieth Century Canada: How Increasing Labor Market Segmentation Contributed to Gender Pay Equality in a Dynamic Economy
          Morris Altman (University of Saskatchewan)
          Louise Lamontagne
  3. School to Work Transitions in Montreal and Toronto 1900
          Alan Green (Queen's University)
          Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
      Arthur Sweetman (University of Victoria)

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 17:15 - 18:30, OISE Auditorium
Innis Lecture

Chair / Président: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

Speaker / Conférencier:
      Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)

  1. Economics and the Well-Being of Canadian Children

Friday May 28 / VENDREDI 28 MAI, 18:30 - 20:00, Trinity - Strachan Hall


University of Toronto President's Reception


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-211
Optimal Money Supply

Chair / Président: Christopher Ragan (McGill University)

  1. The Optimal Structure of Liquidity Provided by a Self-Financed Central Bank
          Miquel Faig (University of Toronto)
  2. Loan Monitoring and Deposit Servicing by Commercial Banks in a Stationary Environment
          John Hartwick (Queen's University)
  3. Terms of Trade, Barter and Fiat Money
          Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Thomas K. Rymes (Carleton University)
      Kevin Moran (University of Rochester)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-212
Brain Drain or Gain, Lessons from Fact and Theory

Organizer / Organisateur: Don Devoretz (Simon Fraser University)

Chair / Président: Don Devoretz (Simon Fraser University)

  1. Canadian Human Capital Transfers: USA and Beyond
          Don Devoretz (Simon Fraser University)
  2. Externalities, Human Capital Formation and Corrective Migration Policy
          Oded Stark (University of Oslo)
          Y. Wang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  3. Trade, Migration and Welfare: The Impact of Social Capital
          Maurice Schiff (World Bank)
  4. Checking the Brain Drain: Evidence and Implications
          John F. Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Sylvain Cote (HRDC, Canada)
      S. Tokarick (IMF, Washington DC)
      Scott Murray (Statistics Canada)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-213
Industrial Organization (1)

Chair / Président: Brenda Spotton (York University)

  1. Deregulation and the Persistence of Regulatory Side-Effects: The CRTC's Choice of Service Areas for Cable Television
          Stephen Law (University of New Brunswick)
          James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
  2. Monopoly Power in the Manufacturing Sectors of Canada and the US: The Difference and its Explanation
          Myron J. Gordon (University of Toronto)
  3. Price Competition Between Casinos
          Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
  4. The Proprietary Rights Initiative in Canadian Film Distribution Policy
          Keith Acheson (Carleton University)
          Christopher Maule (Carleton University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Antoine St-Pierre (University of California, Berkley)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-214
Canadian Economic Outlook and the Impact of Y2K on the Economy and Financial Markets

Organizer / Organisateur: CABE

Chair / Président: Catherine Harris (Investment Executive)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Alister Smith (CIBC)
      Rob Fairhold (Standard and Poor's DRI)
      Leo de Bever (Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-295
Economics of Social Assistance (1)

Organizer / Organisateur: Martin Dooley (McMaster University)

Chair / Président: Martin Dooley (McMaster University)

  1. The Effect of Educational Attainment on Welfare Dependence in New Brunswick
          Garry Barrett (University of New South Wales)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
  2. The Duration of Spells on Welfare and Off-Welfare among Singles and Couples in Ontario
          Jennifer Stewart (University of Ireland, Galway)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Garry Barrett (University of New South Wales)
  3. The Impact of Changing Administrative Procedures on Welfare Use and on the Estimation of Welfare Dependency Models in BC
          Bill Warburton (BC Ministry of Social Services)
          David Green (University of British Columbia)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Michael F. Charette (University of Windsor)
  4. The Impact of UI and SA Training Programs on the Transitions Between Work, Welfare and UI in Quebec
          Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
          Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Saul Schwartz (Carleton University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 4-411
What Explains the Canada-US Manufacturing Productivity Gap?

Organizer / Organisateur: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Chair / Président: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Roger Martin (University of Toronto)
      Serge Nadeau (Industry Canada)
      Daniel Schwanen (CD Howe Institute)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-214
Cohort Effects on Wages

Chair / Président: Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)

  1. Unskilled Workers in an Economy with Skill-Biased Technology
          Shouyong Shi (Queen's University)
  2. The Evolution of Pension Coverage of Young and Older Workers in Canada
          Rene Morissette (Statistics Canada)
          Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
  3. Cohort Effects on Canadian Earnings and Employment
          Marie-France Paquet (Finance Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
      Michael Shannon (Lakehead University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-220
Markets/Credit, and Institutions(1)

Organizer / Organisateur: Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)

Chair / Président: Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)

  1. Higher Tier Agency Problems in the Irish Loan Funds
          Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
          Arthur Sweetman (University of Victoria)
  2. Informal Credit in Village Economies: Theory and Evidence
          Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
          Arthur Hosios (University of Toronto)
  3. Risk and Insurance in Transition: Perspectives from Zouping County, China
          Jonathan Morduch (Princeton University)
          Terry Sicular (University of Western Ontario)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto)
      Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
      Jack Leach (McMaster University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-280
The Political Economy of Foreign Aid

Chair / Président: Najma R. Sharif (Saint Mary's University)

  1. Aid and Trade
          Don Wagner (University of British Columbia)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Maria E. Gallego (Wilrid Laurier University)
  2. Are there Biases in the German Bilateral Aid Allocations?
          Mak Arvin (Trent University)
          Torben Drewes (Trent University)
  3. Reciprocity and Rent-Seeking: A Case Study of Canada-Cuba Development Assistance
          Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Al Berry (University of Toronto)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-298
Economics of the Fishery

Chair / Président: Melvin L. Cross (Dalhousie University)

  1. The Fish Hatchery as a Public Policy Tool?
          Timothy Colwill (University of Guelph)
  2. A Model of Strategic Observer Deployment in the Offshore Fishery
          Patrick Martin (University of Guelph)
          Bill Furlong (University of Guelph)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Paul Missios (York University)
      Frank Millerd (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE C-154
Determinants of Long Run Growth

Chair / Président: John Loxley (University of Manitoba)

  1. Intrinsic Innovational Talent and Dynamic Comparative Advantage for LDC's
          Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
          Ashok Kotwal (University of British Columbia)
  2. Heterogeneous Agents, Distribution and Growth
          Lloyd Paquin (Université Laval)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Aylin Seckin (Carleton University)
      Bill Hutchinson (Miami University of Ohio)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 9:00 - 10:00, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (1)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. Comparative Dynamics
          Jim Bergin (Queen's University)
          Dan Bernhardt

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:00 - 10:20, Room T.B.A.


Break


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:00 - 11:00, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (2)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. Frictional Assignment
          Shouyong Shi (Queen's University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-211
Lessons from Recent Currency Crises and Avenues for Reform - a Panel Discussion

Organizer / Organisateur: John Murray (Bank of Canada)

Chair / Président: Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Eduardo Borensztein (IMF)
      Rick Harris (Simon Fraser University)
      Alex Werner (Banco de Mexico)
      John Murray (Bank of Canada)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-212
Public Sector Production

Chair / Président: Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)

  1. The Envelope Please: Using DEA to Examine the Maclean's Rankings
          John Rowcroft (University of New Brunswick)
          Pamela Ritchie (University of New Brunswick)
          James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
  2. Public Input Provision with Factor Taxation and Variable Factor Supply
          J. Feehan (Memorial University)
          M. Matsumoto
  3. Hospital Performance in Quebec: A DEA Approach
          Daniel Bilodeau (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Pierre-Yves Cremieux (Analysis Group/Economics)
          Brigitte Jaumard (Ecole Polytchnique)
          Pierre Ouellette (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Tsevi Vovor (Ecole Poltechnique)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Kenneth McKenzie (University of Calgary)
      Fazley Siddiq (Dalhousie University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-213
Industrial Organization (2)

Chair / Président: Keith Acheson (Carleton University)

  1. Expense Ratios in North American Mutual Funds
          Karen Ruckman (University of British Columbia)
  2. Capacity Utilization, Congestion Cost and Price Dispersion
          Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University)
          Ying Kong (Carleton University)
  3. The Use of Cross-Border Charges to Shift Income: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
          Michael Hoffman (University of Alberta)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)
      Stephane Vigeant (University of Alberta)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-214
Bank of Canada Monetary Report

Organizer / Organisateur: Thomas K. Rymes (Carleton University)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Jeff Rubin (CIBC)
      Pierre Fortin (UQAM)
      Doug Peters
      P. Jenkins (Bank of Canada)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-295
Economics of Social Assistance (2)

Organizer / Organisateur: Martin Dooley (McMaster University)

Chair / Président: Martin Dooley (McMaster University)

  1. The Dynamics of Welfare Participation in Newfoundland
          Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          David Green (University of British Columbia)
  2. The Impact of Inter-provincial Migration on Welfare use in British Columbia
          Rob Bruce (BC Ministry of Social Services)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Jennifer Stewart (National University of Ireland, Galway)
  3. The Transition from Employment to Welfare: An Analysis using LMAS Microdata
          Alan Stark (University of British Columbia)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Isaac Rischall (McMaster University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 4-411
Productivity in Canada

Chair / Président: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

  1. Are Canadian-Controlled Firms Falling Behind Foreign-Controlled Firms in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector?
          Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
          Someshwar Rao
  2. Why are Some Countries More Productive than Others?
          Jay Zagorsky (Ohio State University)
  3. Canada - A Laggard in Productivity Performance Among G-7 Countries
          Sunder Mangun (Carleton University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Melvin Fuss (University of Toronto)
      Sean Rogers (McGill University & Mount Allison University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-214
Returns from Work For Young and Old

Chair / Président: Zhengxi Lin (Statistics Canada)

  1. Immigrant Earnings: Age at Immigration Matters
          Joseph Schaafsma (University of Victoria)
          Arthur Sweetman (University of Victoria)
  2. Why Are University Graduates Working in High School Jobs in Canada?
          Daniel Boothby (Consultant)
  3. Longitudinal Analysis of Young Entrepreneurs in Canada
          Emile Tompa (Statistics Canada)
          Evangelia Papadaki (Industry Canada)
          Jan Patenaude
          Helene Roberge
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Sylvain Cote (HRDC)
      Kitty Mak (Education Statistics Services Institute)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-220
Markets/Credit, and Institutions(2)

Organizer / Organisateur: Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)

Chair / Président: Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)

  1. Farm Level Determinants of Agroforestry Investments in Developing Countries: Evidence from Pakistan
          Franque Grimard (McGill University)
          N. Ilahi (McGill University)
          Sean Rogers (McGill University)
  2. Property Rights, Labour Markets, and Efficiency in a Transition Economy: The Case of Rural China
          Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
          Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
  3. Panel Discussion: Research Frontiers in Development Economics
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Al Berry (University of Toronto)
      Christopher Worswick (University of Melbourne)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-280
The Political Economy of Trade Liberalization

Chair / Président: Mahmudul Anam (York University)

  1. Political Economy of Trade Policy: Why a Government Favours One Industry Over Another
          Sung-Chul Lee (University of Western Ontario)
  2. Lobby Groups, Imperfect Market Structure, Endogenous Protection and Water in Tariff
          Ram C. Acharya (University of Ottawa)
  3. Financial Services and the State in the Industrial Democracies: Who Rules? Whose Rules?
          Stephen L. Harris (Carleton University & Senate of Canada)
  4. Imperfect Monitoring and the Free-Rider Problem in Tariff Lobbying
          Hafiz Akhand (University of Regina)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Dev Gupta (St. Thomas University)
      Bernie Wolf (York University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-298
Environmental Policy & its Implications

Chair / Président: Diane Dupont (Brock University)

  1. Water's Role in Canadian Manufacturing: Evidence from a KLEMW Model
          Steven Renzetti (Brock University)
  2. Explaining Variations of Environmental Policies: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
          Georges Tanguay (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)
          Jerome Moreau (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)
          Paul Lanoie (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jean Daniel Saphores (Université Laval)
      James Brox (University of Waterloo)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE C-154
Growth and Trade

Chair / Président: Ashok Kotwal (University of British Columbia)

  1. FDI-Led Growth or Growth-Driven FDI? An Application of Cointegration and Error-Correction Modeling
          Kevin Zhang (Illinois State University)
  2. Private Capital Flows, Financial Development and Economic Growth in Developing Countries
          Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Lloyd Paquin (Université Laval)
      David Burgess (University of Western Ontario)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 11:00 - 12:00, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (3)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. Monotone Games with Positive Spillovers
          Douglas Gale (New York University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 12:00 - 13:30, Trinity - Strachan Hall


Douglas Purvis Memorial Luncheon (Fee Event)

Speaker / Conférencier:
      Willem Buiter (Cambridge University and Bank of England)

  1. The EMU and the NAMU: the Case for North American Monetary Union

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:30 - 14:30, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (4)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. Bequests as Signals: An Explanation of the Equal Puzzle
          Sergei Severinov (Wisconsin)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-211
Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes

Organizer / Organisateur: John Murray (Bank of Canada)

Chair / Président: John Murray (Bank of Canada)

  1. The Welfare Consequences of the Establishment of a Monetary Union
          Kevin Moran (University of Rochester & Bank of Canada)
  2. Is Canada a Stable Monetary Union?
          Patrick Crowley (Middlebury College & Saint Mary's University)
  3. The Welfare Effects of Alternative Exchange Rate Regimes: An Application to Canada
          Patrick Osakwe (Bankof Canada)
          Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
  4. Optimal Currency Areas
          Pierre St-Amant (Bank of Canada)
          Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Steve Ambler (UQAM)
      Doug Hostland (Finance Canada)
      Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-212
Transforming Introductory Economics Using Web-Based Technologies

Organizer / Organisateur: Avi J. Cohen (York University)

  1. A Skills-Focussed Approach to Teaching Introductory Microeconomics
          Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
          David Gray (University of Ottawa)
          Jon Houseman (University of Ottawa)
  2. Web Based Computer-Assisted Learning: Assessing Costs and Benefits in Economics
          David Robinson (S.A.I.T.)
  3. Using the Internet in the Principles Course to Cope with a Large Class
          Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-213
Competition in IO, Price and Quality

Chair / Président: Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)

  1. On Endogenous Leadership in Price Competition
          Tuvana Pastine (Bilkent University)
          Ivan Pastine (Bilkent University)
  2. Market Power in the Information Goods Industry
          Antoine St-Pierre (University of California, Berkeley)
  3. Potential Competition and Demand Uncertainty in Sequential Quality Choice Games
          Christos Constantatos (Université Laval)
          Stylianos Perrakis (University of Ottawa)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
      Paul Grootendorst (McMaster University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-214
Whither the Nairu? (session co-sponsored by PEF)

Organizer / Organisateur: Jim Stanford (Canadian Autoworkers Association)

Chair / Président: Marc Lavoie (University of Ottawa)

  1. The NAIRU and Macroeconomic Policy in Canada
          Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
  2. NAIRU, Potential Output, and the Philips Curve: Policy Implications
          David Longworth (Bank of Canada)
  3. Is the NAIRU still a Useful Concept for Economic Policy?
          Pierre Fortin (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 2-295
Children and Neighbourhoods

Organizers / Organisateurs: Miles Corak (Statistics Canada) and Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)

Chair / Président: Charles Beach (Queen's University)

  1. Communities and Economic Prosperity: Exploring the Links
          Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
  2. Child Well-Being and Neighbourhood Quality: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
          Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)
          Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
          Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
  3. Intergenerational Influences on the Receipt of Unemployment Insurance
          Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
      Stephen Jones (McMaster University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 4-411
Are Canadians Better Off in 1999 than in 1989?

Organizer / Organisateur: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Chair / Président: Linda McQuaig (Author)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)
      Jim Stanford (CAW)
      Chris Sarlo (Nipissing University)
      Bill Robson (CD Howe Institute)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-214
Human Capital

Chair / Président: Marc Van Audenrode (Université Laval)

  1. Measuring Human Capital
          Mireille Laroche (Department of Finance Canada)
          Marcel Merette (Department of Finance Canada)
  2. The Contribution of Canadian Education to Industrial Production
          Kitty Mak (Education Statistics Services Institute)
  3. Level and Distribution of Individual Returns to Post-Secondary Education: Simulation Results from the Life Paths Model
          John Appleby (HRDC)
          Daniel Boothby (Consultant)
          Manon Rouleau (HRDC)
          Geoff Rowe (Statistics Canada)
  4. Gender Differences in Earnings Growth of Bachelor's Level University Graduates in Canada: Evidence from the National Graduate Surveys
          Michael Abbott (Queen's University)
          Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
          Ted Wannell (Statistics Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Don Devoretz (Simon Fraser University)
      Lorne H. Carmichael (Queen's University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-220
Resource Prices and Returns

Chair / Président: Peter Townley (Acadia University)

  1. Structural Discontinuities in Crude Oil Spot Prices
          Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
          Jean Daniel Saphores (Université Laval)
          Jean-Francois Bilodeau (Université Laval)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
  2. Time Varying Risk Premia in Non-renewable Resource Asset Returns
          Wing Hong Chan
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Philippe Crabbe (University of Ottawa)
  3. Commodity Future-Spot Price Spreads as Returns on Commodity Loans
          Henry Thille (University of Winnipeg)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          John Hartwick (Queen's University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-280
Trade and Investment (1)

Chair / Président: Russ Boyer (University of Western Ontario)

  1. Financial Liberalization and Investment
          Cemile Sancak (Carleton University)
  2. Modelling Links Between Canadian Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
          Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
          A.E. Safarian (University of Toronto)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Kevin Zhang (Illinois State University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE 8-298
Environmental Regulation

Chair / Président: Nicolas Treich (ENRA-INRA & Cirano)

  1. Cost and Efficiency Aspects of Market-Based Environmental Regulation
          Milan Jayasinghe (University of Ottawa)
  2. Why Choose Recycled-Content Standards over Taxes?
          Nancy Carson (University of Northern British Columbia)
  3. Emissions Trading - ERC's or Allowances
          Donald Dewees (University of Toronto)
  4. Optimal Management of Illegal Commercial Solid Waste: A Dynamic Analysis
          Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Diane Dupont (Brock University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 13:45 - 15:15, OISE C-154
Wage Dispersion and its Explanations

Chair / Président: Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)

  1. Heterogeneity and the Distribution of Wages
          Ted To (University of Warwick)
  2. On Wages and Employment
          James McIntosh (Concordia University)
  3. A Generalisation of the Standard Wage Decomposition Techniques
          Kevin T. Reilly (University of Leeds)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Lars Vilhuber (York University & Université de Montréal)
      Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 14:30 - 15:30, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (5)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. Strategy Proof Location on a Network
          Jim Schummer (Northwestern University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:15 - 15:30, Room T.B.A.


Break


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 16:30, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (6)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. Subjective Representation of Complexity
          Nabil Al-Najjar (Northwestern University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-211
Global Financial Instability: Do We Need New Rules? (And What About Canada?)

Organizer / Organisateur: Pierre Fortin (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Chair / Président: Pierre Fortin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Willem Buiter (University of Cambridge and Bank of England)
      John F. Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
      Marc Van Audenrode (Université Laval)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-212
State of the Art Survey: "Bootstrap Testing in Econometrics"

Chair / Président: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Speaker / Conférencier:
      James MacKinnon (Queen's University)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-213
The Economics of Drugs

Chair / Président: Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)

  1. Financial Incentives, Pharmaceutical Price Indexes and Generic Drugs
          Steve Morgan (University of British Columbia)
  2. Evaluating Cost-Savings from Pharmacist Interventions in the Prescription Process
          Stephen Law (University of New Brunswick)
          Weiqiu Yu (University of New Brunswick)
  3. Strategic Product-Line Extension and Price Rigidity of Prescription Drug Brands in Price Competition with Generic Drugs
          David Scoones (University of Victoria)
          Song Hee Hong (University of Texas in Galveston)
  4. Reference-Based Pricing
          Paul Grootendorst (McMaster University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Matthew Shum (University of Toronto)
      Emile Tompa (Statistics Canada)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-214
Measuring Business Cycles

Organizer / Organisateur: Simon Van Norden (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)

  1. The Band-Pass Filter
          Lawrence J. Christiano (North Western University)
          Terry Fitzgerald (Cleveland Federal Reserve Board)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Alain Guay (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  2. The Reliability of Output Gap Estimates in Real Time
          Athanasios Orphanides (Board of Gevernors of the Federal Reserve System)
          Simon Van Norden (HEC Montreal)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Andrew J. Filardo (Kansas City Federal Reserve)
  3. Asymmetric Moving Averages: Estimation and Testing
          Alain Guay (UQAM)
          Oliver Scaillet (UQAM)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          David Tessier (Bank of Canada)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 2-295
Issues in Social Policy

Chair / Président: Edgard R. Rodriguez (Finance Canada)

  1. Welfare Caseloads, Economic Conditions and Benefit Levels: Ontario, 1981 to 1988
          Michael F. Charette (University of Windsor)
  2. Evaluation of the New Child-Support Guidelines: Good News and Bad News
          Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  3. Human Capital Investments for the Marginal Worker
          Isaac Rischall (McMaster University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Garry Barrett (University of New South Wales)
      Martin Dooley (McMaster University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 4-411
Has the Quality of Working Life Fallen in Canada in the 1990's?

Organizer / Organisateur: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Chair / Président: John O'Grady (O'Grady Consulting)

  1. Measuring and Monitoring the Quality of Working Life
          Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
          Pradeep Kumar (Queen's University)
  2. Quality of Work Life in Canada
          Wayne Lewchuk (McMaster University)
          David Robinson (CAW)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Anil Verma (University of Toronto)
      Keith Newton (Carleton University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-214
Labour Markets in the 1990's

Chair / Président: Ging Wong (Human Resource Development Canada)

  1. Duration Analysis of Multiple Job-holding
          Nathalie Boucher (Queen's University)
          Lisa Powell (Queen's University)
  2. The Evolution of the Labour Market in the 1990's
          Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
          Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Charles Beach (Queen's University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-220
Monetary Union versus Flexible Exchange Rates: An Industry Perspective

Organizer / Organisateur: CABE

Chair / Président: Paul Ferley (Bank of Montreal)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Tom Phelps (Noranda)
      Jenny Lin (Ford Motor Company, Dearborn)
      Alister Smith (CIBC)
      Leo de Bever (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-280
Trade and Investment (2)

Chair / Président: David Burgess (University of Western Ontario)

  1. FDI Selection with Multiple Souce Countries
          Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
          Amy Jocelyn Glass (Ohio State University)
  2. Determinants of Canada's FDI
          Jennifer Kennedy (Industry Canada)
          Frank C. Lee (Industry Canada)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Keith Head (University of British Columbia)
  3. Financial Market Development, Foreign Direct Investment, and Economic Growth
          Geroge Georgopoulos (University of Toronto)
          Varouj Aivazian (University of Toronto)
          Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          James Brander (University of British Columbia)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE 8-298
Estimating Environmental Benefits

Chair / Président: Masao Nakamura (University of British Columbia)

  1. Order in the Court - Sequencing Effects in the Estimation of Benefits from Water Quality Improvements
          Diane Dupont (Brock University)
  2. On Estimating the Option Value of Preserving a Wilderness
          Margaret Forsyth ( Wilfid Laurier University)
  3. Willingness to Pay for Water-Quality Enhancement in the Grand River Watershed in Southern Ontario, Canada
          James Brox (University of Waterloo)
          Ramesh Kumar (University of Waterloo)
          Kenneth Stollery (University of Waterloo)
  4. Revealed Preference for Reductions in Radon Gas-Induced Lung Cancer
          Christine Kennedy (University of Oxford)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Georges Tanguay (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)
      Steven Renzetti (Brock University)

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 15:30 - 17:00, OISE C-154
Electricity Deregulation in Canada

Organizer / Organisateur: Adonis Yatchew (University of Toronto)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Adonis Yatchew (University of Toronto)
      Jean Thomas Bernard (Université Laval)
      Donald Dewees (University of Toronto)
      Mark Ronayne (Federal Competition Bureau)


Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 16:30 - 17:30, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (7)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. Kidney Transplants, Fields Medals, and SSHRC Awards
          Don Campbell (College of William and Mary)
          Jerry Kelly

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 17:15 - 18:30, OISE Auditorium


Presidental Address

Speaker / Conférencier:
      Craig Riddell

  1. Canadian Labour Market Performance in International Perspective

Saturday May 29 / SAMEDI 29 MAI, 18:30 - 20:00, Trinity - Strachan Hall


Reception Hosted by Department of Economics, University of Toronto and Addison Wesley Longman


Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-211
Alternative Keynesian Economic Policies to Achieve Full Employment (session co-sponsored by PEF)

Organizer / Organisateur: Jim Stanford (Canadian Autoworkers Association)

Chair / Président: Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)

  1. Government as Employer of Last Resort: Full Employment without Inflation
          L. Randall Wray (Jerome Levy Economics Institute at Bard College)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Thomas K. Rymes (Carleton University)
  2. What Type of Full Employment? A Critical Evaluation of ELR Policy
          Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Mathew Forstater (Jerome Levy Economics Institute & Gettysburg College)
  3. Macroeconomic Policy for a Post-Conservative Era: Can and Should Demand Management Policies be Resuscitated?
          John Smithin (York University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Marc Lavoie (University of Ottawa)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-212
Bank Mergers: Process, Analysis, Outcomes

Organizer / Organisateur: Tom Ross (University of Toronto)

Chair / Président: Tom Ross (University of Toronto)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Raymond Pearce (Acting Deputy Director of Investigation and Research, Competition Bureau)
      Donald McFetridge (Carleton University)
      John Pattison (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
      Laurence Booth (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)


Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-213
Poverty Indices and Inference

Chair / Président: Charles Beach (Queen's University)

  1. Sequential Stochastic Dominance and the Robustness of Poverty Orderings
          Jean-Yves Duclos (CREFA and Université Laval)
          Paul Makdissi (CREFA and Université Laval)
  2. An Anatomy of the Sen and Sen-Shorrocks-Thon Indicies: Multiplicative Decomposition and its Implication
          Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
          Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
  3. Absolute and Relative Deprivation and the Measurement of Poverty
          Philippe Gregoire (University of Western Ontario)
          Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
      Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-214
Predicting Financial Markets (1)

Chair / Président: Lucie Samson (Université Laval)

  1. Rational Bubbles in Stock Prices
          Zisimos Koustas (Brock University)
  2. Duration Dependence and Rational Bubbles in Asset Returns
          John M. Maheu (University of Alberta)
  3. Generalizing the Better-Alive-than Dead Principle
          James Redekop (University of Waterloo)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 2-295
Crime and Punishment

Chair / Président: Daniel Usher (Queen's University)

  1. Can Making it Harder to Convict Criminals Ever Reduce Crime?
          Derek Pyne (Berea College)
  2. Economics of Delinquency: A Theoretical and an Empirical Analysis
          Ambrose Leung (Carleton University)
  3. The Characteristics and Determinants of Tax Evasion by the Self-Employed in Canada: 1969-1996
          Herbert Schuetze (McMaster University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jeffrey Smith (University of Western Ontario)
      Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 4-411
Incentive Pay

Chair / Président: Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)

  1. Multiple Agent Compensation Schemes: How Executives are Paid
          Glen Waddell (Purdue University)
          John Barron
  2. Compensation and Incentives: Experimental Evidence
          Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      H. Lorne Carmichael (Queen's University)
      Tim Hazledine (University of Auckland)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-214
Trade and the Environment

Chair / Président: Melvin L. Cross (Dalhousie University)

  1. Is Free Trade Good for the Environment?
          Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
          Brian Copeland (University of British Columbia)
          Scott Taylor (University of Wisconsin)
  2. Trade in Intermediate Products, Pollution and Increasing Returns
          Michael Benarroch (Universities of Winnipeg and British Columbia)
  3. Innovation Strategic Environmental Policy and North-South Trade: A Game-Theoretic Analysis
          Karim Eslamloueyan (Shiraz University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Amy Jocelyn Glass (Ohio State University)
      J. Elton Fairfield (University of Western Ontario)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-220
Government Surpluses: Opportunities and Threats

Organizer / Organisateur: CABE

Chair / Président: Tom McCormack
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Mark Mullins (Financial Economist)
      Ernie Stokes (Stokes Economic Consulting)
      TBA


Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-280
Borrowing and Consuming

Chair / Président: Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)

  1. Consumption with Habit Formation
          Aylin Seckin (Carleton University)
  2. The Rent-to-Own Contract: Refinance, Repossess, or Write Off?
          Melissa McShea (Independent)
          Gretchen Kalsou (University of Virginia, Darden School)
  3. Shocks, Stocks, and Socks: Consumption Smoothing and the Replacement of Durables During an Unemployment Spell
          Martin Browning (McMaster University)
          Thomas Crossley (York University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Charles Blackorby (University of British Columbia)
      Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE 8-298
History of Thought and Methodology

Chair / Président: Bill Scarth (McMaster University)

  1. Social-Welfare Functions: Some Dissonant Notes
          Larry Levine (University of New Brunswick)
  2. Derived Demand: A Reconsideration of Marshall's Elasticity Rules
          Salah El-Sheikh (St. Francis Xavier University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Robert Dimand (Brock University)
  3. Endogenous Fluctuations and Monetary Policy
          Hassouna Moussa (Acadia University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Geoffrey Poitras (Simon Fraser University)

Sunday May 30, 8:30 - 10:00, OISE C-154
Political Economy

Chair / Président: Frank Strain (Mount Allison)

  1. Elections and Strategic Voting in Parliamentary Democracies
          Maria E. Gallego ( Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Sung-Chul Lee (University of Western Ontario)
  2. United States Foreign Policy Towards an Independent Quebec and a Fragmented Canada
          Tom Velk (McGill University)
          Al Riggs (McGill University)
          Hal Waller (McGill University)
  3. Voting on Unemployment Insurance Generosity: Different Voters, Different Votes
          Stephane Pallage (CREFE & Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Christian Zimmermann (CREFE & Université du Québec à Montréal)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Gideon Rosenbluth (University of British Columbia)

Sunday May 30, 9:00 - 10:00, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (8)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. The Expected Number of Nash Equilibria Form Game
          Andy McLennan (Minnesota State University)

Sunday May 30, 10:00 - 10:20, Room T.B.A.


Break


Sunday May 30, 10:00 - 11:00, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (9)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. A Multi Dimensional Model of Repeated Elections
          John Duggan (Rochester University)
          Jeff Banks

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-211
What Will the Economy Look Like Under Price Stability?

Organizer / Organisateur: David Longworth (Bank of Canada)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)
      Brian O'Reilly (Bank of Canada)
      Christopher Ragan (McGill University)
      Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario)


Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-212
Bank Mergers: Where do we go from here?

Organizer / Organisateur: Tom Ross (University of Toronto)

Chair / Président: Frank Mathewson (Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      John McCallum (Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Canada)
      John Chant (Simon Fraser University)
      Alan Marentette (President and Chief Executive Officer, HEPCOE Credit Union Limited)
      Harvey Naglie (President and Chief Executive Officer, BT Bank of Canada & Deputy Chairman, Schedule II Foreign Banks' Executive Committee)
      Tom Ross (UBC Director, SFU-UBC Centre for the Study of Government and Business)


Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-213
State of the Art Survey: "Income Inequality - Is Canada Different or Just Behind the Times?"

Chair / Président: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

  1. Income Inequality in Comparative Perspective, is Canada Different or Just Behind the Times?
          Tim Smeeding (Syracuse)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-214
Predicting Financial Markets (2)

Chair / Président: John Hartwick (Queen's University)

  1. An Empirical Analysis of the 'Flight-to Quality' from Stocks to Bonds
          Shafiq Ebrahim (Queen's University)
  2. International Dynamic Asset Pricing Model with Foreign Exchange Risk
          David Tat-chee Ng (Columbia University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      John M. Maheu (University of Alberta)
      Melanie Cao (Queen's University & Chicago Mercantile Exchange)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 2-295
Trade, Property Rights & Endangered Species

Chair / Président: Margaret Forsyth ( Wilfid Laurier University)

  1. Black Market of Endangered Species: Costly Enforcement of Property Rights Over a Scarce Resource
          Nancy Bergeron (University of Maryland)
  2. A Non-Cooperative Game of Wildlife Trade and Endangered Species Protection
          Paul Missios (York University)
  3. The Measurement of Biological Diversity: An Evolutionary View
          Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      James Brox (University of Waterloo)
      Stephen Law (University of New Brunswick)
      Ian E. M. Keay (McGill University)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 4-411
Agency Problems

Chair / Président: Bill Watson (McGill University and IRPP)

  1. Compensation and Auditing with Correlated Information
          Patrick Gonzales (Université Laval)
          Martin Boyer (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)
  2. Wrong Model? The Failure of New Zealand's Economic Revolution of 1984-91
          Tim Hazledine (University of Auckland)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Frank Strain (Mount Allison)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-214
Trade and Technology

Chair / Président: Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)

  1. Trade and Income Differences: Does Convergence Cause Trade, or Does Trade Cause Convergence?
          Teresa L. Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  2. The Dynamic Impact of Internalization Advantage
          Amy Jocelyn Glass (Ohio State University)
          Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
  3. Experience, Innovation and Wage Inequality
          James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
          S. Lawson
          Michael Benarroch (Universities of Winnipeg & British Columbia)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jim Melvin (University of Waterloo)
      Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-220
Issues in Taxation

Chair / Président: Peter Townley (Acadia University)

  1. Ownership and Use Tax as Congestion Correcting Instrument
          Ngee-Choon Chia (National University of Singapore)
          John Whalley (University of Western Ontario)
  2. Allocation of Corporate Revenue Risks in the Canadian Federation
          Syed Ahsan (Concordia University & Copenhagen Business School)
          Peter Tsigaris (University College of the Cariboo)
  3. Taxing Hydroelectric Rents in Ontario
          David Gillen (Wilfrid Laurier University)
          Jean-Francois Wen (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Sam Bucovetsky (York University)
      Wade Locke (Memorial University)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-280
Cozier Macroeconomics Session

Organizer / Organisateur: Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario)

Chair / Président: Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario)

  1. A Bayesian Comparison of Preference Specifications for Asset Pricing Models
          Stephen Gordon (Université Laval)
          Lucie Samson (Université Laval)
  2. Core Inflation
          Marianne Johnson (Bankof Canada)
  3. Exchange Rate Fundamentals
          Ramdane Djoudad (Bank of Canada)
          David Tessier (Bank of Canada)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE 8-298
Issues in Economic Thought

Chair / Président: Larry Levine (University of New Brunswick)

  1. Irving Fisher and the Quantity Theory of Money: The Last Phase
          Robert Dimand (Brock University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Don Moggridge (University of Toronto)
  2. From Commercial Arithmetic to Life Annuities: A Chapter in the Early History of Financial Economics
          Poitras, Geoffrey (Simon Fraser University)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Melvin L. Cross (Dalhousie University)

Sunday May 30, 10:20 - 11:50, OISE C-154
Recent Developments in the Study of Innovation

Organizer / Organisateur: David Wolfe (University of Toronto)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Donald McFetridge (Carleton University)
      Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
      Meric Gertler (University of Toronto)


Sunday May 30, 11:00 - 12:00, OISE C-155
Economic Theory (10)

Organizer / Organisateur: Mike Peters (University of Toronto)

  1. The Monetary Transmission Mechanisms
          Roger Farmer (UCLA and European University Institute)
          Jess Benabib

Sunday May 30, 11:45 - 13:15, Trinity - Board Room
Canadian Journal of Economics - Editorial Board Luncheon

Chair / Président: James Brander


Sunday May 30, 11:45 - 13:15, Trinity - Rhodes Room
Canadian Public Policy - Editorial Board Luncheon

Chair / Président: Charles Beach


Sunday May 30, 11:45 - 13:15, OISE 12th Floor
Canadian Employment Research Forum - Board Luncheon

Chair / Président: Jean-Pierre Voyer


Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 2-211
Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: Implications for Employment

Organizer / Organisateur: Allan Crawford (Bank of Canada)

Chair / Président: Allan Crawford (Bank of Canada)
Panelists / Panélistes:
      Pierre Fortin (UQAM)
      Seamus Hogan (Bank of Canada)
      William Dickens (Brookings Institution)
      Erica Groshen (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)


Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 2-212
Competition in the Airline Industry

Chair / Président: Myron J. Gordon (University of Toronto)

  1. Strategic Alliances, Shared Facilities and Entry Deterrence
          Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University)
          Tom Ross (University of British Columbia)
  2. Demand Uncertainty, Capacity Constraints and Airline Network Morphology
          Philippe Barla (Université Laval)
  3. Investment and Regulation: The Case of Canadian Airline Carriers
          Stephane Vigeant (University of Alberta)
          Pierre Ouellette (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Patrick Petit (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Donald McFetridge (Carleton University)
      David Gillen (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 2-213
Issues in the Economics of Health Care

Chair / Président: Paul Grootendorst (McMaster University)

  1. Risk Selection, Matching and Welfare Effects Under Performance-Based Contracting
          Mingshan Lu (University of Calgary)
  2. Structural Estimation of Psychiatric Hospital Stays
          Gordana Paric (York University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Lori Curtis (Dalhousie University)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 2-214
Term Structure of Interest Rates

Chair / Président: Peter Thurlow (Bank of Canada)

  1. Term Structure Forecasts of Industry Level GDP
          Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
          John Pasalis (University of Toronto)
  2. The Effects of the Yield Spread on Economic Activity: A Disaggregated Analysis
          Lise Pichette (Bank of Canada)
          Marianne Johnson (Bank of Canada)
          Frederic Beauregard-Tellier (Bank of Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Patrick Coe (University of Calgary)
      Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 2-295
Topics in Labour (1)

Chair / Président: Les Robb (McMaster University)

  1. Is the Threat of Training More Effective than Training Itself? Experimental Evidence from UI Claimant Profiling
          Jeffrey Smith (University of Western Ontario)
  2. Mr. Harris, Mr. Rae, and Union Activity in Ontario
          Felice Martinello (Brock University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jim Sentance (University of Prince Edward Island)
      Daniel Boothby (Consultant)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 4-411
Co-operation Games

Chair / Président: Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)

  1. On Cartel Stability
          Paul Johnson (University of Montreal)
  2. Caring about Sunk Costs: A Behavioral Solution to the Holdup Problem
          H. Lorne Carmichael (Queen's University)
          W. Bentley Macleod
  3. The Ring-Test, Value Orientations, and Voluntary Contributions to Public Goods
          James Chowhan (McMaster University)
          Neil Buckley (McMaster University)
          Ken Chan (McMaster University)
          Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
          Mohamed Shehata (McMaster University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      James Redekop (University of Waterloo)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 8-214
Convergence and Trade in Canada and the USA

Chair / Président: Jim Melvin (University of Waterloo)

  1. Disaggregate Dynamics and Economic Growth in Canada
          Elizabeth Wakerly (University of East Anglia)
  2. Comparing Interprovincial and Intraprovincial Trade Densities
          John F. Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
          Genevieve Verdier (University of British Columbia)
  3. Infastructure Spillovers between United States and Canada: An Empirical Study
          Shandre Mugan Thangavelu (National University of Singapore)
  4. The Role of Intermediate Goods in Estimating International Border Effects
          J. Elton Fairfield (University of Western Ontario)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Teresa L. Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
      Tim Hazledine (University of Auckland)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 8-220
Provincial Taxation and Expenditure

Chair / Président: France St-Hilaire (IRPP)

  1. What to Cut? What to Tax? The Fiscal Policy Choices of Canadian Provinces
          Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
  2. The Effect of the Harmonized Sales Tax on Consumer Prices in Atlantic Canada
          David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
          Weiqiu Yu (University of New Brunswick)
  3. Local Public Sector Economics
          Wade Locke (Memorial University)
          Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Paul Hobson (Acadia University)
      Frank Strain (Mount Allison University)
      Michael Hoffman (University of Alberta)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 8-280
Spreadsheets, Experiments and Multimedia as Teaching Tools

Chair / Président: Avi J. Cohen (York University)

  1. Using Quatro-Pro/Excel as a Teaching Tool in Introductory Macro
          Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
  2. Demonstrating Transferable Emissions Permits in the Classroom
          Melvin L. Cross (Dalhousie University)
  3. Using Multimedia to Communicate UI Reform Research and Policy Conclusions
          Ging Wong (Human Resource Development Canada)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE 8-298
Money Demand

Chair / Président: Robert F. Lucas (University of Saskatchewan)

  1. Money Demand Functions: Data Span and Tests
          Alfred Haug (University of Canterbury and York University)
  2. Quarterly Data and Cash-in-Advance Models
          Neil Arnwine (Bilkent University)
  3. The Demand for the Savings Component of Broad Money
          Joseph Atta-Mensah (Bank of Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jahanara Begum (International Monetary Fund)
      Zisimos Koustas (Brock University)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE C-154
Search Models & Price Discrimination

Chair / Président: Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)

  1. Price Dispersion in Transition - Evidence from a Natural Experiment
          Jerzy Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University)
          Andrzej Skrzypacz (University of Rochester)
  2. Price Discrimination and Social Welfare with Correlated Markets
          Mahmudul Anam (York University)
          Shin-Hwan Chiang (York University)
  3. Market Integration, Prices and Welfare
          Melanie Cao (Queen's University & Chicago Mercantile Exchange)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jack Leach (McMaster University)

Sunday May 30, 13:15 - 14:45, OISE C-155
How Auctions Work in Theory and Practice

Chair / Président: Charles Plourde (York University)

  1. Continuity on the First Price Auction Nash Equilibrium Correspondence
          Bernard Lebrun (Université Laval)
  2. Service Procurement Using Auctions: the case of snow removal in Montreal
          Veronique Flambard (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
          Pierre Mohnen (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  3. Opening Protocols and Cross-listed Stocks: An Examination of Stocks listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges
          Ryan Davies (Queen's University)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Matthew Shum (University of Toronto)

Sunday May 30, 14:45 - 15:00, Room T.B.A.


Break


Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 2-211
Macro-Labour

Chair / Président: Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)

  1. A Cross-Country Comparison of the Cyclicality of Real Wages
          Haoming Liu (University of Western Ontario)
  2. Distortionary Taxes and Labour Supply
          Francisco J. Ruge-Murcia (University of Montreal)
  3. Intersectoral Labour Reallocation and Employment Volatility: A Bayesian Analysis using a VAR-GARCH Model
          Gianluigi Pelloni (University of York)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Seamus Hogan (Bank of Canada)
      Thomas Crossley (York University)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 2-212
Competition Policy

Chair / Président: John Chant (Simon Fraser University)

  1. Cartel Prosecution in Canada
          Jorge Uriarte (Carleton University)
  2. Canadian Merger Activity and Competition Policy
          Mingtao Chen (University of Ottawa)
  3. Do Banks Compete Locally? The Case of the Canadian Bank Mergers
          Anindya Sen (Industry Canada)
  4. Competition Policy in an Open Economy
          Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Robert Kerton (University of Waterloo)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 2-213
Inflation and Unemployment

Chair / Président: John Smithin (York University)

  1. Real Income, Unemployment and Subjective Well-Being in Canada: The Costs and Benefits of Inflation Reduction Revisited
          Roderick Hill (University of New Brunswick)
  2. Inflation, Financial Development and Income Inequality
          Kam Hon Chu (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Chris J. McKenna (University of Guelph)
      Norm Cameron (University of Manitoba)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 2-214
Monetary Policy Under Uncertainty

Organizers / Organisateurs: Robert Amano (Bank of Canada) and Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)

Chair / Président: Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)

  1. The Fed's Conduct of Monetary Policy: Has it Changed and Does it Matter
          Jean Boivin (Princeton University & Columbia University)
  2. Does the Fed Act Gradually? A VAR Analysis
          Brian Sack (Board of Governors of Federal Reserve Board)
  3. Inflation Targeting Under Uncertainty
          Gabriel Srour (Bank of Canada)
    Discussants / Commentaires:
          Marc-Andre Letendre (Queen's University)
          Steve Ambler (UQAM)
          Curtis Eberwein (McGill University)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 2-295
Topics in Labour (2)

Chair / Président: Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)

  1. Marriage and Fertility in a Catholic Society: 18th Century Quebec
          Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  2. English Attitudes to French-Canadian Hockey Players: Evidence from the Market for Vintage Hockey Cards (Should Gordie Howe Really be Worth two Rocket Richards?)
          Jim Sentance (University of Price Edward Island)
  3. Volunteer Work as a Vehicle for Labour Market Adjustment
          Harold Henson (HRDC, Government of Canada)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Michael Kidd (University of Tasmania)
      Kevin T. Reilly (University of Leeds)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 4-411
Co-operation and Decision-making

Chair / Président: John Burbidge (McMaster University)

  1. Individual Decision Making in Exogenous Targeting Instrument Experiments
          John Spraggon (McMaster University)
  2. The Nash Equilibrium and Disequilibrium Effects: Cooperation is Easier where there is more Elbow Room
          Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick)
  3. Bidding Rings in Repeated Auctions
          Andrzej Skrzypacz (University of Rochester)
          Jugo Hopenhayn (University of Rochester)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Patrick Gonzales (Université Laval)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 8-214
Economic Causes and Consequences of the War in Yugoslavia (session co-sponsored by ECAAR and PEF)

Organizers / Organisateurs: Brian MacLean (Laurentian University) and James K. Galbraith (University of Texas)

Chair / Président: Brian MacLean (Laurentian University)

  1. The Mistakes in Yugoslavia and the Dangers in Russia
          Michael D. Intriligator (UCLA)
  2. The Failure of Economic Reforms in Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe
          Richard Kaufman (former general counsel, Joint Economic Committee)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 8-220
Federal Tax Policy: What Next?

Organizer / Organisateur: CD Howe Institute

  1. How Much 'Room' Do We Have to Move?
          Bill Robson (CD Howe Institute)
  2. What Direction for Federal Tax Policy?
          Finn Poschmann (CD Howe Institute)
  3. How Wise is the Conventional Wisdom on Tax Reform?
          Richard Bird (University of Toronto)
  4. Tax Reform in the Real World
          Robert D. Brown (Department of Finance, Ottawa)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE 8-280
CANSIM

Chair / Président: Peter van de Ven (Statistics Netherlands)

  1. CANSIM II, A Multi-dimensional View of Data, with Enhanced Text and Increased Metadata
          Pam Schlievert (Statistics Canada)
    Discussant / Commentaire:
          Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE C-154
Development Issues

Chair / Président: Al Berry (University of Toronto)

  1. Child Health in the Time of Drought
          John Hoddinott (International Food Policy Research Institute)
  2. A Defence of Compulsive Measures Against Child Labor
          Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval, Québec)
  3. Endogenous Effort and Intersectoral Labour Transfers Under Industrialization
          Madanmohan Ghosh (University of Western Ontario)
          John Whalley (University of Western Ontario)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)

Sunday May 30, 15:00 - 16:30, OISE C-155
Issues in Transition Economies

Chair / Président: Jon Cohen (University of Toronto)

  1. Islamic Revolution of Iran, 20 Years Later: A Macroeconomic Appraisal
          Javid Taheri (Saint Mary's University)
  2. Wage and Employment Determination in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
          Terence Kwok-Hung Yuen (University of Toronto)
  3. Optimal Debt Contracts for Ukraine
          James Dean (Simon Fraser University)
          Liliana Paseka (Kiev-Mohyla Academy)
  4. The Impact of Free Trade on an Economy with Incomplete Enforcement of Property Rights
          Vlad Ivanenko (University of Western Ontario)
Session Discussants: / Commentaires:
      Jerzy Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University)
      Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)

Sunday May 30, 16:30 - 18:00, OISE 8-220


Organizer / Organisateur: Jim Stanford (CAW)

Progressive Economic Forum (PEF) Annual Business Meeting

  1. How economics is covered in the media and what we can do about it
          Thomas Walkom (Toronto Star)

Sunday May 30, 18:00 - 21:00, Bar Mercurio, 270 Bloor St. West


Organizer / Organisateur: Jim Stanford (CAW)

PEF Wine and Cheese Social


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