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35th Annual Meeting of the CEA

Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3, 2001
McGill University, Montréal, Québec

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Call for Papers

The Canadian Economics Association would like to invite anyone wishing to present a paper at the 2001 Annual Meeting to submit an abstract of the paper by March 1, 2001. An entire paper may be submitted if it is available, but it must include an abstract. Please submit your abstract using our on-line registration form for paper presenters. Note that this form is only for the participation in individual sessions, not for general conference registration. If you want to submit an entire paper, please send your submission to

         James MacKinnon, CEA Program Chair
         c/o Department of Economics
         Queen's University
         Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
         Fax: 613-533-2257
         E-mail: cea2001@qed.econ.queensu.ca

Please look at the detailed instructions for submitting papers.

In order to present a paper at the Annual Meeting, you must be a member of the Canadian Economics Association, and you must also register for the meeting. If you are not a member or have not registered, you may join or register after you find out whether your paper has been accepted.

Conference Program

The final conference program is now available. It is much more up-to-date than the printed program, and it may even incorporate a few changes that did not make it into the Errata.

Final Conference Program

Final Conference Program (PDF version for printing)

List of Errata

List of Conference Participants

Theprogram for the Canadian Economic Theory Conference, which meets at the same time and place as the CEA Annual Meeting, is also available.


Instructions for registering, on-line registration, and registration forms are now available. You can either register on-line or download and print the form, fill it in, and fax or mail it to the address shown on the form.

Information about Conference Fees and Instructions for Registering. Note that (as of May 24) on-line registration is no longer available.

Join the Canadian Economics Assocation.

On-site registration will be available in the lobby of the Leacock Building during the following hours:

   Thursday, May 31, 08:00-15:00 and 18:00-20:00;
   Friday, June 1, 07:30-15:30;
   Saturday, June 2, 08:00-15:00;
   Sunday, June 3, 08:00-12:00.


Blocks of rooms have been booked at the following hotels in the McGill area. In each case, rooms have been made available for three nights, May 31 through June 2. The first hotel, the Holiday Inn, also has a block of rooms booked for Wednesday, May 30, for those attending the CERF meetings.

Note that, in all cases,
  • it is necessary to mention that you are with the CEA group in order to get the reduced group rate (if that does not work, mention McGill University or Professor Chris Ragan, the Local Organizer);

  • you are responsible for contacting the hotel to make your own individual bookings and payments;

  • there is a cutoff date beyond which the block of rooms is no longer held for the CEA. This date is different for each hotel, but it is always some time in April.
  1. Holiday Inn (Montreal-Midtown). $109 per night (single).

    Location: 420 Sherbrooke St. West
    Telephone bookings: 1-800-387-3042 or 514-842-6111
    Fax: 514-842-9381
    Email bookings: nniro@rosdevhotels.com

    This hotel is four blocks straight east of the McGill campus along Sherbrooke Street. St. Laurent is three blocks to the east and St. Denis is a few blocks further.

    Cutoff date: April 5, 2001

  2. Courtyard Marriott. $125 per night (single).

    Location: 410 Sherbrooke St. West
    Telephone bookings: 514-844-8855
    Fax: 514-844-0912
    Email bookings: maude@courtyardmontreal.com

    This hotel is four blocks straight east of the McGill campus along Sherbrooke Street. St. Laurent is three blocks to the east and St. Denis is a few blocks further.

    Cutoff date: April 30, 2001

  3. Novotel (Montreal Centre). $119 per night (single).

    Location: 1180 rue de la Montagne
    Telephone bookings: 514-861-6000
    Fax: 514-861-6470
    Email bookings: novomtl@aol.com

    At the corner of rue de la Montagne and Rene Levesque, this hotel is only one block from the many clubs and restaurants on Crescent Street, and equally close to the Molson Centre. It is about 8 blocks south west of the McGill campus.

    Cutoff date: April 15, 2001

  4. Quality Hotel. $109 per night (single).

    Location: 3440 avenue du Parc
    Telephone bookings: 1-800-268-6116 or 514-849-1413
    Fax: 514-849-6564
    Email bookings: cn329@whgca.com

    This hotel is five blocks straight east of the McGill campus. On avenue du Parc, it is only a couple of blocks west of St. Laurent and St. Denis (a little further). It is also within an easy walk of the many restaurants along Prince Arthur.

    Cutoff date: April 15, 2001

  5. Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel and Suites. $125 per night (single).

    Location: 3407 rue Peel
    Telephone bookings: 1-800-361-7791 or 514-288-4141
    Fax: 514-288-3021

    This hotel is at the corner of Peel and Sherbrooke and is also at the southwest corner of the McGill campus. It is within walking distance to lots of restaurants, clubs and museums.

    Cutoff date: April 15, 2001

  6. Four Points Sheraton. $119 per night (single).

    Location: 475 Sherbrooke St. West
    Telephone bookings: 1-800-842-3961 or 514-842-3961
    Fax: 514-842-0945

    This hotel is four blocks straight east of the McGill campus along Sherbrooke Street. St. Laurent is three blocks to the east and St. Denis is a few blocks further.

    Cutoff date: April 24, 2001

  7. Bishop Mountain Residences, McGill University. $35 per night (single).

    Location: 3935 University Street
    Telephone bookings: 514-398-6367
    Fax: 514-398-6770
    Email bookings: reserve@residences.lan.mcgill.ca

    These residences are standard single-bed university dorms. They are located at the north east corner of the McGill campus.

    Cutoff date: April 27, 2001
    Note that a $35 (plus tax) non-refundable deposit is required for booking these rooms.


McGill University is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, with its main gates (the Roddick Gates) at the intersection of Sherbrooke and McGill College. Looking North from the Roddick Gates, the Arts Building is the century-old limestone building with the cupola flying the McGill flag. Registration for the CEA Annual Meeting will be in the lobby of the Stephen Leacock Building, which is connected on its east side to the Arts Building. Sessions will be held in various classrooms located within the Leacock and Arts Buildings. A map of the campus is available.

All social functions, including the CWEN and Purvis luncheons and the receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings, will be held in the McGill University Faculty Club. It is located just Southwest of the Stephen Leacock Building, on the West side of McTavish Street (3450 McTavish Street).

For those arriving to Montreal by air, there are two easy ways to get to the downtown core. A taxi from Dorval Airport to downtown will cost about $30. A shuttle bus will cost about $10.

For those arriving by train, Central Station, the main VIA Rail station, is located underneath the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, about 4 blocks due South of the McGill campus.

All of the hotels with space booked for the CEA Meetings are within easy walking distance of the McGill campus. For those planning on bringing or renting cars, you will find parking near McGill a challenge. There is some parking available on the campus itself (drive in the Roddick Gates) at a daily charge of about $12.

Here are some useful links:

Financial Assistance

Eligibility for a travel grant requires being a currently (2001) paid-up member of the Canadian Economics Association. Assistance will not be provided unless the application is supported by a signed statement from an appropriate person (e.g. department chair) indicating that travel funds are not available from the member's "employer".

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

When travel funds are allocated, priority will be given to graduate students at Canadian universities, Canadian graduate students at foreign universities, and junior faculty members at Canadian universities. All allocations are at the discretion of the Secretary-Treasurer of the CEA.

Affiliated Organizations

Some sessions at the Annual Meeting are organized by other organizations. These include

The Canadian Association of Geographers is meeting at McGill at the same time as the C.E.A. It is expected that there will be some joint sessions, which anyone registered for either event can attend. Click to see a poster advertising their meeting.