[Maple Leaf]
37th Annual Meeting of the CEA
Friday, May 30 - Sunday, June 1, 2003
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

Call for Papers | Paper Upload | Conference Venue | Transportation
Registration | Accomodations | Travel Grants | CEA Home
Conference Program | Participant Directory | Presidential Address
Information for Exhibitors | Affiliated Organizations & Conferences | Sponsors

Conference Program

The final conference program is now available, along with a participant directory. If you are a paper presenter, please ensure that your entry appears correctly. Please direct questions or concerns about the preliminary program to the conference organizer. See below for contact information.

Some papers for the Economic History sessions are available on a dedicated web site at Dalhousie University.

The presidential adddress 2003 by Jean-Marie Dufour is entitled Identification, Weak Instruments and Statistical Inference in Econometrics. Click on the link to download the PDF file.

Call for Papers

The Canadian Economics Association would like to invite anyone wishing to present a paper at the 2003 Annual Meeting to submit an abstract of the paper by February 28, 2003. Abstracts must be written in English or French. 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. The submission deadline has passed. No further submissions are accepted. 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

         Prof. B. Curtis Eaton, CEA Program Chair
         University of Calgary, Department of Economics
         2500 University Drive NW, SS 406
         Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
         Phone: +1-403-220-2672
         Fax: +1-403-282-5262
         E-mail: cea2003@ucalgary.ca

Whether or not a paper is submitted by e-mail or regular mail, the abstract must be submitted using the on-line registration form for paper presenters. The abstract should not exceed about 150 words. All fields of specialization within economics will be considered. If you are submitting your paper by e-mail, you must include one or more JEL classification codes. Also, please include the names of one or two possible discussants. By submitting a paper, you indicate that you are also willing to serve as a discussant and/or program chair at other sessions. Please state your principal areas of specialization.

Please note that 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 for the conference, you may join or register after you find out whether your paper is accepted for presentation. Membership in the CEA is tied to a subscription to the Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE). To become a member of the CEA and subscribe to the CJE, please visit the Blackwell web site.

Overhead projectors will be available for all sessions at the CEA meetings. Beamers (computer-connected projectors) will not be available, except for State of the Art Lectures, the Innis Lecture, and the Presidential address. Organizations wishing to arrange for beamers for sponsored sessions should contact the local organizer Prof. Frances Woolley for information about cost and availability.

Tools for Session Chairs

Courtesy of William Robson of the C.D. Howe Institute, below are images of the two sides of two paddles (paper glued on signboard) that he recently used at a conference. They were very effective when managing the time allocated to individual speakers.

Paper Upload

Authors are encouraged to provide web access to their conference papers using PDF files. We are able to host PDF files on our economics.ca web server for those who do not have convenient access to a web server of their own. Click on the link provided in the e-mail confirmation of your paper registration. This displays your registration record. Follow the link at the bottom that reads Upload my paper as a PDF file to the economics.ca server for publication. Select the PDF file you wish to upload, or enter a web address (URL) where the paper is located on another web server. Upload the PDF file or link. As confirmation, you will see your updated registration record with the new web link. If you have any questions about this service, please contact Werner Antweiler.


Instructions for registering are now available. Please use our on-line registration form. Alternatively, print out the registration formand mail or fax it to the conference secretariat. Please note that registration fees will be higher after May 1, 2003.

NEW! Check-in and Registration Site:

  • Thursday 07:30-12:00, Azrieli Theatre, First Floor
  • Thursday 15:00-20:00, Azrieli Theatre, First Floor
  • Friday 07:30-17:00, Azrieli Theatre, First Floor
  • Saturday 08:00-15:30, Tory Building, 3rd floor Foyer
Please refer to the campus map [PDF] for location information.

Conference Venue

The local organizer for the 2003 conference is Prof. Frances Woolley; she can be contacted at frances_woolley@carleton.ca.


Information about accomodation at Carleton University, along with an application form, is available as a downloadable PDF file. Carleton University has a limited number of rooms available for CEA conference participants. Requests must be submitted, along with payment, by April 4, 2003.

The only accommodation options within walking distance of the conference are the university residences and some small bed and breakfasts. With the exception of Southways, all other accommodation options are located in the downtown core. This area is convenient for restaurants and tourist attractions, but is about 8-10 km from campus. The Carleton campus can be reached by taxi (about $12-$15) or city bus. Southway is closer to the airport and located near South Keys Mall. It is a fairly low cost accommodation option. From there, it is possible to access the campus by O-train.

Information about Hotels
(All rates shown are in Canadian Dollars)

Les Suites Hotel
Location: 130 Besserer Street, Ottawa ON K1N 9M9
(downtown, 8-10 km from Carleton; campus access by taxi or city bus)
Web Site: www.les-suites.com
Phone: 613-232-2000 (or 1-800-267-1989 toll-free)
Fax: 613-232-3646
Group Res.# CEA0529
Contact: Mike Di Cioccio
# of rooms: 25
Rates: One-Bedroom Suite $159.00/night (plus taxes, single occupancy)
Cut-off date: Reservations must be made by April 18, 2003

The Business Inn
Location: 180 MacLaren St. at Elgin, Ottawa ON K2P 0L3
(downtown, 8-10 km from Carleton; campus access by taxi or city bus)
Web Site: www.thebusinessinn.com
Phone: 613-232-1121 (or 1-800-363-1777 toll-free)
Fax: 613-232-8143
Group Res.# Frances Wooley, Carleton Economic Conference
Contact: Peggy Watters
# of rooms: 15
Rates: VIP Suites Single: $ 99.00/night (plus taxes)
VIP Suites Double: $109.00/night (plus taxes)
Cut-off date: Reservations must be made by April 01, 2003

The Westin Ottawa
Location: 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON K1N 9H4
(downtown, 8-10 km from Carleton; campus access by taxi or city bus)
Web Site: www.starwood.com/westin/
Phone: 613-560-7367
Fax: 613-560-7359
Group Res.# Carleton University, Department of Economic, CEA Conference
Contact: Amy Szuto
# of rooms: 50
Rates: Traditional (Single/Double): $165.00 (plus taxes)
Deluxe (Single/Double): $195.00 (plus taxes)
Junior Suite (Single/Double): $265.00 (plus taxes)
One Bedroom Executive Suite (Single/Double): $330.00 (plus taxes)
Specialty Suites: $1650.00 and up (plus taxes)
(All rates in Canadian Dollars)
Cut-off date: Reservations must be made by May 12, 2003

Lord Elgin Hotel
Location: 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON K1P 5K8
(downtown, 8-10 km from Carleton; campus access by taxi or city bus)
Web Site: www.lordelginhotel.ca
Phone: 613-235-3333 (or 1-800-267-4298 toll-free)
Fax: 613-235-3223
Group Res.# Canadian Economic Association
Contact: Chantel Paquin
# of rooms: 50
Rates: Single: $116.00/night (plus taxes)
Double: $116.00/night (plus taxes)
Cut-off date: Reservations must be made by April 29, 2003

Southway Inn of Ottawa
Location: 2431 Bank Street, Ottawa ON K1V 8R9
Web Site: www.southway.com
Phone: 613-737-0811 (or 1-877-688-4929 toll-free)
Fax: 613-737-3207
Group Res.# 262182
Contact: Ivy-Lea Lunau
# of rooms: 40
Rates: Single: $110.00/night (plus taxes)
Double: $128.00/night (plus taxes)
Cut-off date: Reservations must be made by April 29, 2003

Days Inn (Ottawa Downtown)
Location: 319 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON K1N 5Y4
(downtown, 8-10 km from Carleton; campus access by taxi or city bus)
Web Site: www.the.wingateinns.com/ottawa12423
Phone: 613-789-5555 (or 1-800-789-4949 toll-free)
Fax: 613-789-6196
Group Res.# Canadian Economic Association Conference
Contact: Fayez, General Manager
# of rooms: 50
Rates: Single: $108.00/night (plus taxes)
Cut-off date: Reservations must be made by April 29, 2003

See the Ottawa Hotel Guide for further information on hotels. However, group reservations have only been made with the hotels listed above.


Carleton University is located south of the downtown area. It is about 15 minutes each from the Via Rail station and the Ottawa's Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Taxi rides from either location to Carleton University's Residence Commons costs approximately $15.00. Taxi fare from the Ottawa (Voyageur) bus terminal to Carleton University is approximately $10.00.

Conference participants arriving by car on Highway 401 should follow Highway 416 (interchange near Prescott, Ontario) to Highway 417 (East). Then follow the directions below.

Conference participants arriving by car via Highway 417 (also called the "Queensway", and running east-west through the centre of the City of Ottawa) should exit at Bronson Avenue. Follow Bronson Avenue south approximately 2 kilometres. The campus entrance will be on the right at the intersection of Bronson and Sunnyside Avenue.

Travel Grants

Travel grants may become available in 2003 if the CEA receives financial support from the SSHRC. Travel grants will be allocated on a priority basis 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. Eligibility for a travel grant requires that the applicant is a current paid-up member of the Canadian Economics Association. Further information appears on the application form. Please fill out the form below and return it to Michael Denny by mail or by fax.

Affiliated Organizations

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

Canadian Employment Research Forum (CERF)

CERF is holding a Conference on Education, Schooling and The Labour Market on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Carleton University, Ottawa, prior to the CEA conference. For more information please refer to the CERF conference web site.

2003 Canadian Economic Theory Conference

The 2003 Canadian Economic Theory Conference is held separately from the CEA meetings, and will take place May 9-11, 2003 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Participants who would like to present at this year's conference are requested to send a copy of the paper to the organizing committee. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2003. If a full paper is not available by that date, an extended abstract may be submitted instead. However, priority will be given to submissions consisting of the complete paper. Electronic submissions to cetc03@interchange.ubc.ca are strongly encouraged. Alternatively, hard copies can be sent by regular mail to: CETC 2003, Department of Economics, UBC, 997-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada.

2003 Canadian Public Economics Study Group

The 2003 CPESG meeting is held at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, June 1-2 2003. Keynote speaker is Stephen Coate. For more information, please follow the above web link.

Information for Exhibitors

For further information contact Frances Woolley at 613-520-2600x3756 or frances_woolley@carleton.ca.


The Canadian Economics Association would like to thank all sponsors of the 2003 conference. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the financial contributions of the sponsors mentioned below: