CEA 38th Annual Meetings
Friday, June 4 - Sunday, June 6, 2004
Ryerson University, Toronto
 
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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Thursday, June 3, 2004

Thu 08:30 - 10:15 Loc. TBA
CERF (I): Low Income in Canada and Abroad: Patterns and Measurement
CERF (I) : Bas revenu au Canada et à l'étranger : Schémas et mesures
Chair Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Canadian Low-Income and Income Inequality: An International Perspective
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
    John Myles (University of Toronto)
    Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
  Lone Parent Poverty Dynamics and Policy - What Have We Learnt From Australian Longitudinal Administrative Data?
    Robert Gregory (Australian National University)
  Assessing 'Success' in Anti-Poverty Policy: Some Measurement Choices That Matter - And Some That Do Not
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Charles Beach (Queen's University )
  Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
  Bill Warburton (Enterprise Economic Consulting)

Thu 10:30 - 12:30 Loc. TBA
CERF (II): Policy Directions and Implications
CERF (II) : Direction de la politique et ses conséquences
Chair David Green (University of British Colombia)
Presentations U.S. Welfare Reform: Effects of a Decade of Change
    Jeff Grogger (University of California Los Angeles)
  New Approaches to Addressing Poverty and Exclusion: Findings from the PRI Poverty Research Project
    Peter Hicks (Policy Research Initiative)
  Social Development in Canada - Past Challenges, Future Opportunities
    Cynthia Williams (SRC)

Thu 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CERF (III): Evaluating Policy Impacts on Welfare
CERF (III): Les effets de la politique gouvernementale sur le bien-être social
Chair Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach [abstract]
    Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
    Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
  Equilibrium Policy Experiments and the Evaluation of Social Programs
    Jeremy Lise (Queen's University)
    Shannon Seitz (Queen's University)
    Jeffery Smith (University of Maryland)
Discussants Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
  Emi Nakamura (Harvard University)

Thu 15:00 - 17:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting (I)
Conseil exécutif de l'ACE (I)

Thu 15:35 - 17:05 Loc. TBA
CERF (IV): Impacts of Family Background
CERF (IV) : Le milieu familial et ses effets
Chair Michael Hatfield (SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA)
Presentations Credit Constraints and College Attrition
    Todd Stinebrickner (University of Western Ontario)
    Ralph Stinebrickner (Berea College)
  Does Money Really Matter? Estimating Impacts of Family Income on Children's Achievement with Data from Random-Assignment Experiments
    Pamela Morris (MDRC)
    Greg Duncan (Northwestern University)
    Christopher Rodrigues (MDRC)
Discussants Thomas F. Crossley (McMaster University)
  Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
CERF Executive Meeting
Assemblée exécutive du CERF

Thu 18:30 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
Past Presidents' Dinner
Dîner des anciens présidents de l'ACE

 
 
 
 
 
Friday, June 4, 2004

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CERF (V): Wage and Earnings Subsidies as a Response to Low Income
CERF (V) : Subventions au gains et salaires en réponse au bas revenu
Chair Louis Grignon (HRSDC/RHDCC)
Presentations The Impact of the National Child Benefit on Low Income Households
    Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
    Michael Veall (McMaster University)
  Do Earnings Subsidies Affect Job Choice? The Impact of SSP Subsidies on Wage Growth
    Helen Connolly (Northeastern University)
    Peter Gottschalk (Boston College)
Discussants David Gray (University of Ottawa)
  David Green (University of British Colombia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Labour Economics I
Études empiriques de l'économie de la main-d'oeuvre I
Chair Nicolas Béland (Ministère de la culture du Québec)
Presentations The Minimum Wage Effect on Youth Employment in Canada: Testing the Robustness of Cross-Province "Panel" Studies [abstract]
    Tony Myatt (University of New Brunswick)
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Estimating the Labour Supply Responses of Married Women Using a Canadian Tax Reform [abstract]
    Sung-Hee Jeon (McMaster University)
Discussants Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
  Mateusz Brzozowski (McMaster)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics and Development
L'économie de la main-d'oeuvre et le développement
Chair Yiu-fai Lee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Presentations Employment Sector Choice in a Developing Labour Market [abstract]
    Brahim Boudarbat (University of British Columbia)
  Migrations, Rural Development and Food Security in West Africa [abstract]
    Adama Konseiga (University of Bonn)
  Migration and Household Income Differentials in the Volta Basin of Ghana: A Sample Selection Approach [abstract]
    Daniel Tsegai (University of Bonn)
    Maria Plotnikova (Center for Development Research)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Pensions and Income Distribution
Régimes de retraite et répartition des revenus
Chair Joydeep Bhattacharya (Iowa State University)
Presentations A Positive Theory of the Income Redistributive Focus of Social Security [abstract]
    Joydeep Bhattacharya (Iowa State University)
    Robert Reed (University of Kentucky)
  Income Distribution and Wealth Inequality Among the Aging Population [abstract]
    François Paris (Canada Revenue Agency)
    Karim Ouaidat (Canada Revenue Agency)
  Who Benefits from Public Pensions - Evidence from Taiwan [abstract]
    Jia-Zhueng Fan (University of Toronto)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Monetary Policy I
Politique Monétaire I
Chair Amir Kia (Carleton University)
Presentations Tax Collection Costs, the Informal Sector and Optimal Interest Rates [abstract]
    Pinar Ayse Yesin (Study Center Gerzensee)
  Market-Based Monetary Policy Transparency Index, Risk and Volatility -- The Case of the United States [abstract]
    Hilde Patron (Louisiana Tech University)
    Amir Kia (Carleton University)
  The Stabilization Bias and the Cost Channel of Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Hilde Patron (Louisiana Tech University)
  Pinar Ayse Yesin (Study Center Gerzensee)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Firm and Industry Dynamics: Macro and Micro Issues I
Dynamiques de firme et d'industrie, problèmes en macro et micro économie
Organizer Jean-Francois Houde (Queen's University)
  Kim Huynh (Queen's University)
Chair Jean-Francois Houde (Queen's University)
Presentations Does Gibrat's Law Hold? Evidence From Canadian Retail and Manufacturing Firms [abstract]
    Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)
  Uninsurable Investment Risks
    Césaire Meh (Bank of Canada)
    Vincenzo Quadrini (New York University)
  Does the Use of Imported Intermediates Increase Productivity? Plant-Level Evidence [abstract]
    Joel Rodrigue (Queen's University)
    Hiroyuki Kasahara (Queen's University)
Discussants Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
  Joel Rodrigue (Queen's University)
  Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CABE (I): Canadian Economic Outlook: Impact of the C$ Appreciation
CABE (I) : Perspective sur l'économie canadienne : effet de l'appréciation du dollar canadien
Organizer Catherine Harris (Investment Executive)
Chair Paul Ferley (Bank of Montreal)
Panelists Steve Poloz (Export Development Canada)
  Robert Fairholm (Centre for Spatial Economics)
  Yanick Desnoyers (National Bank Financial)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
The Supply and Demand for Housing in Canada and the Role of Monetary Policy
Offre et demande pour les domiciles au Canada - le rôle de la politique monétaire
Chair Geoff Wright (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Permits, Starts and Completions: Structural Relationships Versus Real Options
    Tsur Somerville (University of British Columbia)
  Trends in Household Spending Patterns (1981 to 2001)
    Raj Chawla (Statistics Canada)
  Monetary Policy and House Price Volatility
    Meenakshi Basant Roi (Bank of Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Canadian Productivity Growth
Croissance de la productivité canadienne
Chair Bilkis R. Khanam (Industry Canada)
Presentations Contributions of R&D Capital to Output and Productivity Growth: Evidence from the Canadian Manufacturing and Services Sectors [abstract]
    Bilkis R. Khanam (Industry Canada)
    Au Elisa (Industry Canada)
  Demographic Shifts and Aggregate Productivity Growth: The Effect of Changing Consumption Patterns [abstract]
    Jeanne Lafortune (Finance Canada)
  Knowledge Spillovers and Economic Growth in Canadian Cities [abstract]
    Malcolm Li (Industry Canada)
    Malick Souare (Industry Canada)
Discussants Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
  Antonia Swann (York University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Cycles, Comovement, and Convergence
Cycles, fluctuations coordonnées, et convergence
Chair Iulia Traistaru (University of Bonn)
Presentations Common Trends and Common Cycles in Canadian Sectoral Output [abstract]
    Francisco Barillas (Bank of Canada)
    Christoph Schleicher (Bank of England)
  Similarities and Convergence in G-7 Cycles [abstract]
    Eva Ortega (Bank of Canada)
    Fabio Canova (IGIER)
    Matteo Ciccarelli (European Central Bank)
  The Comovement Between Output and Prices: Evidence From Canada [abstract]
    Jim Lee (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)
  Sectoral Specialization and Correlation of Business Cycles in an Enlarged EMU [abstract]
    Iulia Traistaru (University of Bonn)
Discussants Jason Allen (Queen's University)
  Hans Messinger (Federal Government)
  Guntram Wolff (University of Bonn)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PRI (I): North American Linkages - The Regional Dimension
PRI (I) : Liens économiques en Amérique du Nord - la dimension régionale
Organizer Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
Chair Francois Poitras (Industry Canada)
Presentations Economic Integration and Regional Industrial Specialization: New Evidence from the Canadian-U.S. FTA Experience [abstract]
    Michel Beine (University of Brussels)
    Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
  The Impact of U.S. Growth Upon Canadian Provincial Exports: A Co-Integration Analysis of Province-Specific Measures of U.S. Growth [abstract]
    David B. Yerger (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
    Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
  How Does International Trade Affect the Synchronization of Business Cycles in North America? [abstract]
    Shenjie Chen (Department of International Trade)
    Gáspár Csete (Department of International Trade)
  How Canadian Regional Manufacturing is Benefiting from a Larger and More Integrated North American Market [abstract]
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
Discussants Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
  Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
  Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
  Keith Head (University of British Columbia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade and Economic Geography
Commerce international et géographie économique
Chair Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
Presentations A General Equilibrium Model of Agglomeration with Oligopolistic Competition [abstract]
    Haiwen Zhou (Ryerson University)
  Knowledge-Capital Meets New Economic Geography [abstract]
    Stefan Gruber (University of Innsbruck)
    Peter Egger (University of Notre Dame)
    Mario Larch (University of Innsbruck)
    Michael Pfaffermayr (University of Innsbruck)
  Market Structure and the Taxation of International Trade [abstract]
    Andreas Haufler (University of Munich)
    Michael Pflueger (University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Discussants Stefan Gruber (University of Innsbruck)
  Andreas Haufler (University of Munich)
  Haiwen Zhou (Ryerson University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CERF (VI): Low Income, Work and Health
CERF (VI) : Bas revenu, travail et santé
Chair Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Transition Patterns for the Welfare Reliance of Low Income Mothers in Australia
    Xiaodong Gong (RSSS, Australian National University)
  The Intergenerational Transmission of Lone Parent and Low Income Status
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
    Andre Bernard (Statistics Canada)
  A Profile of the Working Poor in Canada
    Myriam Fortin (Social Development Canada)
    Dominique Fleury (Gouvernement fédéral)
Discussants David Green (University of British Colombia)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada State of the Art Lecture: Peter Howitt
Séance de la Banque du Canada : Mise au point : Peter Howitt
Sponsored by Bank of Canada
Chair David Laidler (University of Western Ontario)
Speaker Peter Howitt (Brown University)
  Endogenous Growth, Technology Transfer and Convergence Clubs

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Immigration, Ethnicity, and Social Capital
Immigration, ethnicité et capital social
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations Labour Income, Ethnic Origin and French-English Bilingualism in the Montreal Metropolitan Area, 1970-1995. [abstract]
    Nicolas Béland (Ministère de la culture du Québec)
  The Social Capital of Canadian Immigrants [abstract]
    Amornrat Apinunmahakul (University of Windsor)
    Erika Harris (University of Windsor)
    Ronald Meng (University of Windsor)
  Immigrants, High-Wage Firms and Social Networks [abstract]
    Mikal Skuterud (Statistics Canada)
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Charles Booth (Queen's University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Trends in the Canadian Labour Market
Tendances sur le marché du travail canadien
Chair Torben Drewes (Trent University)
Presentations From Labour Surpluses to Potential Labour Supply Constraints in Atlantic Canada [abstract]
    Yang Zou (University of New Brunswick)
    Joe Ruggeri (University of new Brunswick)
  Have Permanent Layoff Rates Increased in Canada? [abstract]
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Recent Developments in Self-Employment in Canada [abstract]
    Nadja Kamhi (Bank of Canada)
    Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
  Torben Drewes (Trent University)
  Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Labour and Retirement
La main-d'oeuvre et la retraite
Chair Chris Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Presentations A Time Trend Analysis of the Canadian Labour Market by Age and Industry [abstract]
    François Paris (Canada Revenue Agency)
    Heather Lynn Mustoe (Canada Revenue Agency)
  Population Ageing and the Effective Age of Retirement in Canada [abstract]
    Maxime Fougere (Human Resources and Skills Development)
    Simon Harvey (Human Resources and Skills Development)
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
  Portfolio Decisions Of Older American Workers: The Role Of Private Pensions [abstract]
    Huan Ni (State University of New York, Stony Brook)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Asset Pricing: Empirical Analysis
L'évaluation d'actifs : une analyse empirique
Chair Milan Jayasinghe (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Market Segmentation and Pricing of International Assets [abstract]
    Cathy (Qiao) Ning (University of Western Ontario)
  Asset Location and Allocation with Multiple Risky Assets [abstract]
    Ashraf Zaman (Purdue University)
  Intégration Financière et Diversification Internationale de Portefeuilles : [abstract]
    Mohamed El Hedi Arouri (Université Paris X Nanterre)
  Testing Effiiciency of Selected African Markets [abstract]
    Daniel Simons (Malaspina University)
    Samuel A. Laryea (Human Resources Development Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Firm and Industry Dynamics: Macro and Micro Issues II
Dynamiques de firme et d'industrie : enjeux en macro et micro économie II
Organizer Jean-Francois Houde (Queen's University)
  Kim Huynh (Queen's University)
Chair Kim Huynh (Queen's University)
Presentations Entry And Exit In A Price Regulated Industry: The Case Of The Gasoline Retail Industry [abstract]
    Jean-Francois Houde (Queen's University)
  The Mode of Competition and Asymmetric Price Rigidity in a Menu-Cost Economy [abstract]
    Kazuko Kano (University of British Columbia)
  Learning About Product Quality From Inventory Dynamics [abstract]
    Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto)
    Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
Discussants Jean Eid (University of Toronto)
  Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
  Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Tax Reform and Life Cycle Models
Réforme fiscale et modèles du cycle de vie
Chair Sergio Traviza (University of Toronto)
Presentations The Existence, Uniqueness, and Optimality of the Terminal Wealth Depletion Time in Life-Cycle Models of Saving Under Uncertain Lifetime and Borrowing Constraint [abstract]
    Siu Fai Leung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  The Process of Tax Reform When Agents Leave Bequests [abstract]
    Alan Krause (University of California, Riverside)
Discussants James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
  Luisa Fuster (University of Toronto)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Industrial Organization Theory I
Théorie de l'organisation industrielle
Chair Jean de Bettignies (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture [abstract]
    Jean de Bettignies (University of British Columbia)
  R&D, Biodiversity Prospecting, and the Financing of Conservation [abstract]
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
  Publishing to Defend Profit [abstract]
    Carlos Rosell (University of Toronto)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Chinese Economic Growth and Income Distribution
Croissance économique et répartition des revenus en Chine
Chair Javid Taheri (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Income Inequality and Income Mobility in Rural China [abstract]
    Yiu-fai Lee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  Does Income Inequality Restrain Economic Growth in China? [abstract]
    Zongyi Zhang (Middlesex University)
    Shujie Yao (Middlesex University Business School)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH: Economic History
CNEH : Histoire économique
Organizer Sean Rogers (Dalhousie University)
Chair Sean Rogers (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Bowhead Whales In The Eastern Arctic: Population Reconstruction Using Historical Whaling Records [abstract]
    Ian Keay (Queen's University)
    Robert C. Allen (Nuffield College, Oxford University)
  The Costs of Doing Hard Time: A Penitentiary-Based Price Index for Canada, 1880-1925 [abstract]
    Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
    Chris Minns (Trinity College Dublin)
    Alan Green (Queen's University)
  The Spirit of Capitalism? Immigration, Religion, and Self-Employment in Early 20th Century Canada [abstract]
    Chris Minns (Trinity College Dublin)
    Marian Rizov (Research Fellow)
  The Telegraph and the Growth of World Trade, 1869-1939 [abstract]
    Byron J Lew (Trent University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Household Indebtedness in Canada: Perspectives from the Field
Dette des ménages au Canada: perspectives vues du terrain
Chair Geoff Wright (Bank of Canada)
Panelists Jack Selody (Bank of Canada)
  Adrienne Warren (Scotiabank)
  Benjamin Tal (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)
  Derek Holt (Royal Bank of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Mobility of Skilled Labour
Mobilité internationale de main-d'oeuvre qualifiée
Chair Richard Roy (Industry Canada)
Presentations International Mobility of Skilled Labour: Beyond "Brain Drain"
    Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
    Samuel A. Laryea (Human Resources Development Canada)
    Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
  From Factor Migration to Market Integration: Analytical Perspectives on the Welfare Economics of International Labour Mobility
    Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  Defying Distance: The Role of the Diaspora
    Ajay Agrawal (Queen's University)
    Devesh Kapur (Harvard University)
    John McHale (Queen's University)
Discussants Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Money
La monnaie
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Monetary Policy and the Distribution of Money and Capital
    Miguel Molico (University of Western Ontario)
    Yahong Zhang (University of Western Ontario)
  Inventory Theoretic Model of Money Demand
    Jonathan Chiu (University of Western Ontario)
  Money, Credit, and Banking
    Miquel Faig (University of Toronto)
  The Transmission of Monetary Policy in a Multisector Economy
    H. Bouakez (Bank of Canada)
    Emmanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
    Francisco J Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PRI (II): Canada-U.S. Economic Integration: Moving Toward a Customs Union?
PRI (II) : Intégration économique entre le Canada et les États-Unis : vers
Organizer Bob Kunimoto (Policy Research Initiative)
Chair André Downs (Policy Research Initiative)
Presentations NAFTA Rules of Origin: Empirical Evidence [abstract]
    Bob Kunimoto (Policy Research Initiative)
    Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
  Economic Impacts of a Possible Canada-U.S. Customs Union: A Dynamic CGE Model Analysis [abstract]
    Madanmohan Ghosh (Industry Canada)
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
  Towards A "Deeper" Canada-U.S. Integration: A Computable General Equailibrium Investigation [abstract]
    Evangelia Papadaki (International Trade)
    Jorge Hernandez (International Trade)
    Yu Lan (International Trade Canada)
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Yazid Dissou (Finance Canada)
  Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
  Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade and Tax Agreements
Commerce international et conventions fiscales
Chair Somasri Mukhopadhyaya (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Presentations Article XXIV of the GATT and Multilateral Trade Liberalization [abstract]
    Halis Yildiz (Ryerson University)
    Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
  Asymmetric FDI and Tax-Treaty Bargaining: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
    Ronald B Davies (University of Oregon)
  A Positive Explanation of European Union Enlargement [abstract]
    Daniel Brou (Columbia University)
    Michele Ruta (Columbia University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CSLS (I): What Explains International Differences in Productivity Levels?
CSLS (I) : Qu'est-ce qui explique les différences internationales des niveaux de productivité ?
Chair David Slater (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Presentations Industry Perspectives on the Canada-U.S. Productivity Gap
    Brenda Lafleur (Conference Board of Canada)
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  Assessing the Drivers of the Canada-U.S. Prosperity Gap
    James Milway (Ontario Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)
  Why is Labour Productivity Higher in Certain European Countries than in the United States?
    Gilbert Cette (Banque de France and Université d'Aix-Marseille II)
Discussants Pierre Fortin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
  Thomas A Wilson (University of Toronto)

Fri 12:00 - 13:45 Loc. TBA
CWEN Luncheon
Dîner-causerie de CWEN

Fri 12:10 - 13:25 Loc. TBA
Buffet Lunch: EconX Demonstration
Déjeuner (Buffet): Démonstration EconX
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Presentations Learn How EconX Complements a Traditional Economics Course with Minimal Effort by Instructor
    Candace Thille (Carnegie Mellon University)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Determinants of the Productivity of Nations
Les déterminants de la productivité des nations
Organizer Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Chair Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Presentations Measuring Productivity Growth in Asia: Do Market Imperfections Matter? [abstract]
    John Fernald (Federal Reserve Bank)
    Brent Neiman (Harvard University)
  The Impact of Public R&D on Private R&D [abstract]
    Madanmohan Ghosh (Industry Canada)
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
  Is What's Good for General Motors "Really" Good for America? [abstract]
    Randall Morck (University of Alberta)
Discussants Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
  Doug May (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  Emi Nakamura (Harvard University)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Daniel Trefler
Mise au point : Daniel Trefler
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto)
  International Trade, Growth, and Domestic Institutions

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Resource Economics: Theory
Économie des ressources : théorie
Chair Amit Batabyal (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Presentations International Trade and Biological Invasions: A Queuing Theoretic Analysis of the Prevention Problem [abstract]
    Amit Batabyal (Rochester Institute of Technology)
    Hamid Beladi (North Dakota State University)
  A Dynamic Game on Renewable Natural Resource Exploitation [abstract]
    Shinji Kobayashi (Nihon University)
  Grandma or the Wolf? A Framework for Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts [abstract]
    Baishali Bakshi (University of California, Irvine)
    Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Technology and the Structure of Pay
Technologie et structure des salaires
Chair Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
Presentations Returns to Computer Use and Organizational Practices of the Firm [abstract]
    Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
    Mathieu Trepanier (HEC Montreal)
  The Impact of Pay-For-Performance Contracts: Evidence From Linked Employer-Employee Data [abstract]
    Chris Riddell (University of British Columbia)
    Tuomas Pekkarinen (Oxford)
  Unionization, Technology Use, and Technological Change [abstract]
    Richard Chaykowski (Queen's University)
    George Slotsve (Northern Illinois University)
Discussants Richard Chaykowski (Queen's University)
  Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
  Chris Riddell (University of British Columbia)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Human Capital
Le capital humain
Chair Torben Drewes (Trent University)
Presentations Wage Growth by Educational Level: Do Less-Educated Workers Gain Less from Work Experience? [abstract]
    Peter Gottschalk (Boston College)
    Helen Connolly (Northeastern University)
  Measuring Human Capital in Canada: An Update and an Application [abstract]
    Mireille Laroche (Finance Canada)
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
  Human Capital Specificity, Career Mobility and Earnings [abstract]
    Maxim Poletaev (University of Western Ontario)
  The Transitory and the Permanent Variance of Earnings Instability in the Canadian Labour Market: The Impacts of Macroeconomic Conditions [abstract]
    David Gray (University of Ottawa)
    Charles Beach (Queen's University )
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
Discussants Thomas F. Crossley (McMaster University)
  Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Financial Economics I
L'économie financière I
Chair Greg Haymes (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Managing the Federal Debt: A Risk Analysis of Alternative Borrowing Strategies [abstract]
    Fazley Kader Siddiq (Dalhousie University)
  On the Mechanics of Measuring the Production of Financial Institutions [abstract]
    Milan Jayasinghe (Statistics Canada)
  Information and Winning: Evidence from the Canadian Treasury Auction [abstract]
    Melanie Cao (Schulich School of Business, York University)
    Dennis Lu (Competition Bureau)
Discussants Patrick Coe (University of Calgary)
  Greg Haymes (Bank of Canada)
  Maksym Padalko (Bank of Canada)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
IDRM: Defence and Security Economics
IDRM : Analyse économique de la défense et de la sécurité
Organizer Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University)
Chair Ben Solomon (National Defence)
Presentations Force and Bias: Towards a Predictive Model of Effective Third Party Intervention [abstract]
    Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
    David Carment (Carleton University)
  Political And Militant Wings Within Dissident Movements and Organizations [abstract]
    Kevin Siqueira (Clarkson University)
  Changing Budgets, Option Values and Specialization in Defence Forces [abstract]
    Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University)
Discussants Peter Dunnett (Royal Military College)
  B. Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
  Kevin Siqueira (Clarkson University)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Evolutionary Game Theory and Genetic Algorithms
La théorie des jeux évolutionnaires et algorithmes génétiques
Chair Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
Presentations The Behavior of the Exchange Rate in the Genetic Algorithm with Agents Having Long Memory [abstract]
    Yiping Xu (Simon Fraser University)
  An Evolutionary Game Theory Explanation of GARCH [abstract]
    George Waters (Illinois State University)
    William Parke (UNC - Chapel Hill)
  The Ecology of the Space of 2x2 Social Dilemmas: An Evolutionary Study [abstract]
    David Goforth (Laurentian University)
    David Robinson (Laurentian University)
Discussants Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
  Yiping Xu (Simon Fraser University)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Industrial Organization: Pharmaceutical Pricing
Organisation industrielle : les prix des produits pharmaceutiques
Chair Richard Martin (Victoria University of Wellington)
Presentations Formulary Pricing with Optional Participation [abstract]
    Hu Lu (Health Canada)
    Charles Mallory (Health Canada)
  An Economic Analysis of Compulsory Licenses for Needed Medicines [abstract]
    Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
  A Game of Price Competition in Pharmaceutical Markets [abstract]
    Åke Blomqvist (National University of Singapore)
    Alka Chadha (National University of Singapore)
Discussants Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Åke Blomqvist (National University of Singapore)
  Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
CEANA (I): China in the World Economy
CEANA (I) : La Chine dans l'économie mondiale
Chair Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University)
Presentations The Laws of Geoeconomic Gravity Model Fulfilled? China's Move towards Centre Stage
    Dan Ciuriak (ITCan)
  Importing Technology: Evidence from Shanghai Firms
    Susan Chun Zhu (Michigan State University)
  China's Income Distribution Over Time: Reasons for Rising Inequality
    Ximing Wu (University of Guelph)
    Jeffrey Perlof (University of California, Berkeley)
Discussants Michael Francis (Bank of Canada)
  Yanling Wang (Carleton University)
  Ximing Wu (University of Guelph)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Currency Options for Eastern Europe: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
Options pour les devises en Europe de l'Est : théorie, preuve et politiques
Organizer James W. Dean (Simon Fraser University)
  Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University & CESifo)
Chair James W. Dean (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Currency Options for EU-Accession Countries [abstract]
    James W. Dean (Simon Fraser University)
  Currency Options for Emerging Economies: Concepts and Arguments [abstract]
    Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University & CESifo)
  Should Small Open Economies Keep All Their Eggs in One Basket? The Role of Balance Sheet Effects [abstract]
    Slavi Slavov (Pomona College)
  Currency Options for Ukraine [abstract]
    Katerina Tarasova (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Financial Crises and Regulation
Crises financières et réglementation
Chair Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Financial Stability and Trading Restrictions in Emerging Markets [abstract]
    Yoko Furukawa (University of Tokyo)
  The Evolution of Financial Crises: Towards a Structural-Functional Analysis [abstract]
    Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
  Value at Risk: Macroprudential Financial Supervision? [abstract]
    Iris M. S. Au (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
    James W. Dean (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Iris M. S. Au (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
  Yoko Furukawa (University of Tokyo)
  Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
The Self Sufficiency Project: Final Results for Welfare Applicants
Projet d'autosuffisance: résultats finals pour les demandeurs de bien-être social
Organizer Douglas Tattrie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Chair René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Presentations The Experimental Impact of Financial Incentives For Social Assistance Applicants In The Self-Sufficiency Project: Final Results [abstract]
    Douglas Tattrie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)
    Reuben Ford (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
  Can Financial Incentives Pay For Themselves? [abstract]
    David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)
    Reuben Ford (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Douglas Tattrie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
  How Do The Results of SSP Applicant Study Compare With The Results From The Earlier SSP Recipient Study? [abstract]
    Reuben Ford (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)
    David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Douglas Tattrie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Discussants David Green (University of British Colombia)
  Stephen R. G. Jones (McMaster University)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
International Business Cycles
Cycles économiques internationaux
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Survey of Price Setting Behaviour of Canadian Companies
    David Amirault (Bank of Canada)
    Carolyn Kwan (Bank of Canada)
    Gordon Wilkinson (Bank of Canada)
  Persistent Real Exchange Rates
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)
    Amartya Lahiri (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  Optimal Monetary Policies and the Dynamics of the Current Account [abstract]
    Min Lu (University of British Columbia)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
PEF (I): The Application of Quantitative Metrics in Policy Evaluation: Problems and Controversies
PEF (I) : Utilisation de mesures quantitatives dans l'évaluation de la politique : problèmes et controverses
Chair Mark Lovewell (Ryerson University)
Presentations The Tyranny of Single Performance Measures: The Special Case of Financial Accounting and Canadian National Railway's Operating Ratio
    Joel Amernic (University of Toronto)
  Critiquing Quantitative Evaluation Tools in Social Services Delivery
    Donna Baines (McMaster University)
  Counting Out Maclean's: Reassessing Value and Quality in Canadian Post-Secondary Education
    William Bruneau (University of British Columbia)
  Measuring Labour Productivity in Auto Assembly: Getting Past the Harbour Report
    David Robertson (Canadian Auto Workers)

Fri 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
CSLS (II): What Accounts for the Recent Rebound in Participation Rates in Canada?
CSLS (II) : Qu'est-ce qui explique la remontée récente des taux de participation au Canada?
Chair Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Presentations The Canadian Labour Force Participation Rate Revisited: Cohort and Wealth Effects Take Hold
    Russell Barnett (Finance Canada)
    Steven James (Finance Canada)
    Tim Sargent (Finance Canada)
    Claude Lavoie (Finance Canada)
  The Changing Labour Force of Canadians: New Evidence from a Panel of Demographic Groups
    Pierre Fortin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Mario Fortin (Université de Sherbrooke)
Discussants Louis Grignon (HRSDC/RHDCC)
  Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
PEF Annual Business Meeting (Wine and Cheese Social to follow Speaker; Open to Conference Participants)
Assemblée Annuelle PEF (réception après le discours; ouvert aux participants)
Chair Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)
Speaker Mark Weisbrot (Centre for Economic and Policy Research)
  State Versus Market, Trade Versus Protection: The Phony Dichotomies of Economic Policy Debates

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Innovation and Productivity
Innovation et productivité
Organizer Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Chair Sergio Traviza (University of Toronto)
Presentations Contribution of FDI to Canada's Competitiveness [abstract]
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
  Spatial Differences in Innovation Clusters and Knowledge Spillovers in Canadian Metropolitan Regions [abstract]
    Rachelle Boone (Industry Canada)
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
Discussants Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  Jon Putman (University of Toronto)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Environmental Economics and the World Economy
Économie de l'environnement et économie mondiale
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Trade, Tragedy And The Commons [abstract]
    Brian Copeland (University of British Columbia)
    M. Scott Taylor (University of Wisconsin)
  Ecolabels and Free Riding [abstract]
    Peter Robertson (University of New South Wales)
  Intra-Industry Trade Liberalization and the Environment [abstract]
    Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
    James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
Discussants Amit Batabyal (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  Brian Copeland (University of British Columbia)
  Ida Ferrara (York University)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics Theory I
Théorie d'économie de la main-d'oeuvre I
Chair Giorgio Bellettini (University of Bologna)
Presentations The Relationship Between Intertemporal Demand and the Human Capital Production Technology [abstract]
    Lloyd Paquin (Université Laval)
    Muhindo Gyenano Rugishi (Université Laval)
  The Gender Division of Labor Revisited [abstract]
    Silvia Martinez Gorricho (University of Toronto)
Discussants Marco Cozzi (University College of London and University of Pennsylvania)
  Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
  Tommaso Nannicini (European University Institute)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Globalization and Labour Markets
Mondialisation et marchés du travail
Chair Tim Hazledine (University of Auckland)
Presentations Globalization and Wage Inequality: A Comparison of the Manufacturing Sector in Canada and the United States from 1970 to 2001 [abstract]
    Akbar Tavakoli (University of Ottawa)
    Gilles Grenier (University of Ottawa)
  Tariff Reduction and Employment in Canadian Manufacturing, 1988-1994 [abstract]
    Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (Statistics Canada)
  Determinants of the Capital-Labour Ratio in Canadian Manufacturing Industries: Do Exchange Rates Matter? [abstract]
    Terence Yuen (Bank of Canada)
    Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
  Import Competition and Labor Market Response:The Origin of Import Matters! [abstract]
    Runjuan Liu (Institute for Policy Analysis)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Welfare and Poverty
Bien-être et pauvreté
Chair Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
Presentations An International Comparison of Preferences for Leveling [abstract]
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Timothy Smeeding (Syracuse University)
  Economic Performance and the Wellbeing of Canadians [abstract]
    Hans Messinger (Federal Government)
    Ronald Colman (GPI Atlantic)
  Much Ado About Something (presumably) [abstract]
    Aaron Lawrence Levine (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
  Tricia Gladden (University of Missouri)
  Fiona MacPhail (University of Northern British Columbia)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Financial Economics: Insider Trading
Économie financière : opérations d'initiés
Chair John Norsworthy (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Presentations Information Leakage Ahead of Canadian Takeovers: How Big is the Problem? [abstract]
    Maksym Padalko (Bank of Canada)
    Michael King (Bank of Canada)
  Substitute Trading and Insider Trading Regulations [abstract]
    Hui Huang (University of Western Ontario)
  Insider Trading and the Pecking Order Theory [abstract]
    Philippe Gregoire (Lakehead University)
    Hui Huang (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Melanie Cao (Schulich School of Business, York University)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Monetary Policy and the Open Economy
La politique monétaire et l'économie ouverte
Chair Patrick Coe (University of Calgary)
Presentations Optimal Taylor Rules in an Estimated Model of a Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Steve Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
  A Dynamic Model of Endogenous Exchange Rate Pass-Through [abstract]
    Tokhir Mirzoev (Ohio State University)
Discussants Juan Paez-Farrell (Hull University (UK))
  Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Game Theory and Mechanism Design
Théorie des jeux et conception des mécanismes
Chair Baomin Dong (University of International Business and Economics)
Presentations Alibi Games: The Asymmetric Prisoner's Dilemmas [abstract]
    David Robinson (Laurentian University)
    David Goforth (Laurentian University)
  Optimal Auction Design when Bidders are Loss Averse [abstract]
    Yuri Khoroshilov (University of Ottawa)
    Anna Dodonova (University of Ottawa)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Industrial Organization Theory II
Théorie de l'organisation industrielle II
Chair Philippe Cyrenne (University of Winnipeg)
Presentations Horizontal Mergers Under Localized Competition [abstract]
    A. Angela Zeiler (Carleton University)
  Market Power and Socially Excessive Product Complexity [abstract]
    Richard Martin (Victoria University of Wellington)
  Supporting Collusion with Insufficient Capacity [abstract]
    Gabriel Dragan (University of Winnipeg)
Discussants Jean de Bettignies (University of British Columbia)
  Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
  Garrett Milam (Ryerson University)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
CEANA (II): Industrial Economics in China
CEANA (II) : Économie de l'industrie en Chine
Chair Shenjie Chen (Department of International Trade)
Presentations A Study of Optimal State Shares in Mixed Oligopoly: Implications for SOE Reform and Foreign Competition
    Anming Zhang (University of British Columbia)
    Jie Li (Zhong-Shan University)
    Qunyan Sun (Zhong-Shan University)
  Railway Competition and Segmentation of Highway Construction and Management
    Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)
Discussants Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
  Can Erutku (Industry Canada)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Exchange Rates and International Trade in Europe
Taux de change et commerce international en Europe
Organizer Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
  Bernd Schnatz (European Central Bank)
Chair Eva Ortega (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Impact of the Euro On Trade: The Early Evidence From A Natural Experiment [abstract]
    Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
    Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
    John Helliwell (Bank of Canada & University of British Columbia)
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
  Towards the Estimation of Equilibrium Exchange Rates for CEE Acceding Countries: Methodological Issues and a Panel Cointegration Perspective [abstract]
    Bernd Schnatz (European Central Bank)
    Francisco Maeso-Fernandez (University of Murcia, Spain)
    Chiara Osbat (European Central Bank)
  Competitiveness Dynamics and Balassa-Samuelson Effects in Europe [abstract]
    Enrique Alberola (Banco de Espana)
Discussants Tasso Adamopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
  Chiara Osbat (European Central Bank)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Empirical International Finance
La finance internationale empirique
Chair Daniel Simons (Malaspina University)
Presentations The Normal, the Fat-Tailed, and the Contagious: Modeling Changes in Emerging Market Spreads with Endogenous Liquidity [abstract]
    Paul Masson (University of Toronto)
    Shubha Chakravarty (Brookings Institution)
    Tim Gulden (University of Maryland)
  Banking Crises, Contagion and Foreign Asset Exposures of Canadian Banks [abstract]
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Paul Masson (University of Toronto)
  Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Aplia Reception & Demonstration
Réception de l'Aplia et démonstration
Organizer Larry Gee (Aplia, Inc.)
  Eric Gibbs (Aplia, Inc.)
Presentations Preview Aplia, see Online Experiments, and Discuss Ways to Incorporate Active Learning Teaching Methods in Undergraduate and Graduate Economic Classes
    Garrett Milam (Ryerson University)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Business Cycles
Cycles économiques
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Alok Johri (McMaster University)
Presentations Efficiency Wages Revisited: The Internal Reference Perspective
    Jean-Pierre Danthine (Universite de Lausanne, FAME and CEPR)
    Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Read All About It! What Happens Following a Technology Shock?
    Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  State-Dependent or Time-Dependent Pricing: Does It Matter for Recent U.S. Inflation
    Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
    Pete Klenow (Stanford University)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Nominal Interest Rates, Policy, and Economic Performance
Taux d'intérêt nominaux, politique et performance économique
Chair Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
Presentations What are the Determinants of Long-Term Nominal Interest Rates? [abstract]
    Virginie Traclet (Bank of Canada)
    Céline Gauthier (Bank of Canada)
    David Tessier (Bank of Canada)
  Money, Capital, Employment and the Term Structure of Interest Rates with Habit Formation [abstract]
    Leo Michelis (Ryerson University)
    Arman Mansoorian (York University)
  Explaining Canadian Provincial-Federal Yield Differences [abstract]
    George Georgopoulos (York University)
    Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
    Laurence Booth (University of Toronto)
Discussants George Georgopoulos (York University)
  David Love (Brock University)
  Virginie Traclet (Bank of Canada)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
PRI (III): Regulation and North American Integration
PRI (III) : Réglementation et intégration nord-américaine
Organizer Bob Kunimoto (Policy Research Initiative)
Chair Jean-Pierre Voyer (Policy Research Initiative)
Presentations Economic Impacts of Regulatory Convergence Between Canada and the U.S. [abstract]
    Fidèle Ndayisenga (Policy Research Initiative)
    André Downs (Policy Research Initiative)
  Regulatory Framework and International Competitiveness: The Canadian Experience [abstract]
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Prakash Sharma (Industry Canada)
  An Economic Analysis of Price Discrimination: Canada-U.S. Pesticide Regulation [abstract]
    Cameron Short (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
    David Freshwater (University of Kentucky)
Discussants Azim Essaji (University of Toronto)
  Pierre-Paul Proulx (Université du Québec à Montréal & PRI)
  Edgard Rodriguez (Finance - Canada)

Fri 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Empirical Microeconomics
La microéconomie empirique
Chair Antonio Afonso (European Central Bank & Technical University of Lisbon)
Presentations The Effects of Rate Regulation on the Volatility of Automobile Expenditures, Evidence From Canada [abstract]
    Jane Voll (Insurance Bureau of Canada)
    Darrell Leadbetter (Insurance Bureau of Canada)
    Erica Wieder (Insurance Bureau of Canada)
  Efficiency, Economies of Scale and Scope of the Big Six Canadian Banks [abstract]
    Jason Allen (Queen's University)
    Ying Liu (Bank of Canada)
  Non-Parametric Approaches to Education and Health Expenditure Efficiency in OECD Countries [abstract]
    Antonio Afonso (European Central Bank & Technical University of Lisbon)
    Miguel St. Aubyn (Technical University of Lisbon)
Discussants Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
  Christine Neill (University of Toronto)

Fri 17:30 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
Innis Lecture
Conférence Innis
Chair Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Speaker Jennifer Hunt (McGill University)
  Are Migrants More Skilled Than Non-Migrants? Repeat, Return and Same-Employer Migrants

Fri 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
Innis (Welcome) Reception
Réception (Bienvenue) Innis

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, June 5, 2004

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Services, Safety Nets and National Productivity
Les services, les mésures de sécurité et la productivité nationale
Organizer Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Chair Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Presentations On the Contributions of R&D and Education to Canadian Economic Growth [abstract]
    Malick Souare (Industry Canada)
  The Ageing of the Workforce and Productivity in Canada [abstract]
    Carolyn Mac Leod (Finance Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
  Some Thoughts on Canada's Social Programs and Productivity [abstract]
    Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
    Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
    David Grey (University of Ottawa)
Discussants John Fernald (Federal Reserve Bank)
  Michael Veall (McMaster University)
  Ging Wong (Canadian Heritage)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Markets and Search
Marchés du travail et recherche d'emplo
Chair Henry Bartel (York University)
Presentations Examining the Effects of Wealth, and Unemployment Benefits on Individuals' Search Behavior and Labor Market Transitions in the U.S [abstract]
    Tricia Gladden (University of Missouri)
    Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Wage Dispersion and Equilibrium Search Models: Some Evidence from Italy [abstract]
    Giovanni Sulis (University of Essex)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Outcomes of Mothers
Le marché du travail et résultats pour mères ayant un emploi
Chair Saveria Capellari (University of Trieste)
Presentations Marriage, Child-Bearing and Women's Earnings: Evidence From Longitudinal Profiles
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  Determinants of Mothers' Time-At-Home After Childbirth: The Role of Maternity and Parental Leave Policy [abstract]
    Adrienne ten Cate (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  How Does Job-Protected Maternity Leave Affect the Employment of Women and Infant Health? [abstract]
    Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
    Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
  Ana M Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
  Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Returns to Education
Rendements à l'éducation
Chair David Robinson (Laurentian University)
Presentations Over Education in the Swiss Labour Market: Does Anything Go Wrong? [abstract]
    Erdal Atukeren (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich)
    Aniela Wirz (University of Zurich)
  Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Returns to University, College and Trades Education [abstract]
    Torben Drewes (Trent University)
    Daniel Boothby (Industry Canada)
  The Sheepskin Effects of Canadian Credentials [abstract]
    Shek-wai Hui (University of Winnipeg)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Corporate Finance and Joint Ventures
Finance de l'entreprise et les coentreprises
Chair Huntley Schaller (Carleton University)
Presentations HOT and COLD Periods in Public and Private Markets fo Biotech IPOs 1970 - 2001 [abstract]
    Irvin Morgan (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
    John Norsworthy (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  Re-Examining the Risk and Return Effects of Joint Ventures [abstract]
    Tuncer Gocmen (West Virginia University)
  Corporate Financing in Canada [abstract]
    Karl Pinno (University of Calgary)
    Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CSGB (I): Competition Policy
CSGB (I) : La politique de la concurrence
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
  Peter Townley (Acadia University)
Chair Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
Presentations Buying Power and Strategic Interactions
    Can Erutku (Industry Canada)
  Herfindahls and Local Markets
    Peter Townley (Acadia University)
    Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
  Price-Matching Guarantees
    Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University)
  Philippe Cyrenne (University of Winnipeg)
  Henry Thille (University of Guelph)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Theory of Technological Change and Growth
Théorie des changements technologiques et la croissance
Chair Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
Presentations R&D Cooperation with Asymmetric Spillovers [abstract]
    Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Competition and Innovation in a Technology Setting Software Duopoly [abstract]
    Jürgen Bitzer (Free University Berlin)
    Philipp Schröder (Aarhus School of Business, Denmark)
  Competition, R&D, Innovation and Quality Generated Growth [abstract]
    Antonia Swann (York University)
  Schumpeterian Growth and R&D Ties [abstract]
    Kerk Phillips (Brigham Young University)
    Val E. Lambson (Brigham Young University)
Discussants Barb Bloemhof (McMaster University)
  Gabriel Dragan (University of Winnipeg)
  Richard Martin (Victoria University of Wellington)
  Jean-Francois Wen (University of Calgary)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Chinese Society for the Promotion of Economic Theory
Organizer Baomin Dong (University of International Business and Economics)
Chair Baomin Dong (University of International Business and Economics)
Presentations A Note on the Multidimensional Decomposition of Sen's Index [abstract]
    Yun (Daisy) Li (Dalhousie University)
    Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
    Stéphane Mussard (Université de Montpellier I)
  How Long Can China's Peg Last? Policy Options to Deal with Revaluation Pressures [abstract]
    Huayu Sun (University of International Business & Economics)
    Yue Ma (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
  Ambiguity Aversion In Auctions [abstract]
    Baomin Dong (University of International Business and Economics)
  Outsourcing, Tariffs Agreement, and Trade Liberalization [abstract]
    Xiaopeng Yin (University of Windsor)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Resource Economics: Pricing and Taxation
Économie des ressources : prix et imposition
Chair Baishali Bakshi (University of California, Irvine)
Presentations Testing for Deterministic Chaos in Futures Crude Oil Price: Does Neural Network Lead to Better Forecast? [abstract]
    Saeed Moshiri (University of Allameh Tabatabie)
    Faezeh Foroutan (University of Tarbiat Modarres)
  Optimization of Mineral Resource Extraction and Capital Allocation by Iterative Dynamic Programming [abstract]
    Rein Luus (University of Toronto)
  Short-Run and Long-Run Dynamics of Resource Commodity Prices [abstract]
    Manle Lei (University of Guelph)
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
Discussants Manle Lei (University of Guelph)
  Rein Luus (University of Toronto)
  Saeed Moshiri (University of Allameh Tabatabie)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Macroeconomics and Business Cycles
Macroéconomie et cycles économiques
Chair Paul Masson (University of Toronto)
Discussants Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
  Theodore Panagiotidis (Loughborough University)
  Iulia Traistaru (University of Bonn)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
C.D. Howe (I): China's Economic Rise (I)
C.D. Howe (I) : Croissance économique de la Chine (I)
Sponsored by C.D. Howe Institute
Chair Danielle Goldfarb (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations China's Economic Transformation
    Thomas Rawski (University of Pittsburgh)
  China's Economic Emergence: Systemic and North American Implications
    Wendy Dobson (University of Toronto)
  Enter the Dragon: Understanding the Process of China's Growth and Policy Implications for Canada
    Michael Francis (Bank of Canada)
    James Haley (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Glen Hodgson (Export Development Canada)
  Thomas Rawski (University of Pittsburgh)
  Terry Sicular (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Banking, Monetary Policy, and Q
Opérations bancaires, la politique monétaire et Q
Chair Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
Presentations Two Big Failed, But Not Too Big to Fail?! The Newfoundland Bank Crash of 1894 [abstract]
    Kam Hon Chu (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  Pocket Banks and Out-of-Pocket Losses: Links between Corruption and Contagion [abstract]
    Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)
  Does Monetary Policy Work Under Zero-Interest-Rate? [abstract]
    Kazusuke Tsujimura (Keio University)
    Masako Mizoshita (Keio University)
  Tobin's q, Keynes's Q, and Myrdal's Q [abstract]
    Robert Dimand (Brock University)
    Harald Hagemann (Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart)
Discussants Alena Kimakova (York University)
  John Smithin (York University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Inflation Targeting and Other Monetary Rules
Ciblage de l'inflation et autres règles monétaires
Chair Juan Paez-Farrell (Hull University (UK))
Presentations Should Monetary Policy Respond to Asset Price Misalignments? [abstract]
    Alexandros Kontonikas (Brunel University)
    Christos Ioannidis (Brunel University)
  Are Inflation Targeting Central Banks Relatively More Forward Looking? [abstract]
    Pierre L Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Thomas Werner (Deutsche Bundesbank and ECB)
    Martin Bohl (European University Viadrina, Germany)
  Optimal Monetary Policy with Transmission, Information Lags and Measurement Errors [abstract]
    Florian Pelgrin (Bank of Canada, Université Paris I, EuREQUA and OFCE)
    Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Constantine Angyridis (Ryerson University)
  Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
  Theodore Panagiotidis (Loughborough University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Health Economics I
L'économie de la santé I
Chair Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Pre-Treatment Health Related Quality of Life and Stratified Cost-Effectiveness Analysis [abstract]
    Joseph Schaafsma (University of Victoria)
  The Health Behavior and Health Service Use of Female Immigrants to Canada: The Importance of Ethnic Clustering [abstract]
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Hideki Hariizu (University of Western Ontario)
  Emmanuelle Piérard (McMaster University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Models of Currency Substitution
Modèles de l'échange de devises
Chair Vlad Ivanenko (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Currency Substitution, Portfolio Diversification and Money Demand [abstract]
    Miguel Lebre De Freitas (Universidade De Aveiro)
  Endogenous Commodity Money with Divisible Goods [abstract]
    Stephen Ahiabu (University of Toronto)
Discussants Jonathan Chiu (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PRI (IV): Metropolitan Trends in a North American Context
PRI (IV) : Tendances métropolitaines dans le contexte nord-américain
Organizer Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
Chair James Milway (Ontario Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)
Presentations Economic Specialization of Canadian Metropolitan Areas Within North America [abstract]
    Pierre-Paul Proulx (Université du Québec à Montréal & PRI)
  Trends and Conditions in Canadian Metropolitan Areas [abstract]
    Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
  Sub-Provincial Distribution of Occupational Structure in Canada: Are Rural and Urban Regions Converging? [abstract]
    Alessandro Alasia (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Francois Poitras (Industry Canada)
  Robin Sommerville (Centre for Spatial Economics)
  Jean-Francois Tremblay (University of Ottawa)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PEF (II) and CCPA: Federal Fiscal Trends: The Debate Continues
PEF (II) and CCPA : Tendances fédérales et fiscales : Le débat continue
Chair Ellen Russell (University of Massachusetts at Amherst & CCPA)
Presentations Increasing Fiscal Capacity: The Tax Share, Tax Fairness and Economic Growth
    Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
  Wagging the Dog: Accounting Rules and Canada's Infrastructure Crisis
    Hugh Mackenzie (Hugh Mackenzie & Associates & University of Toronto)
  Rejecting the Norm: The Desirability of Federal Discretionary
    Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)
  Long-Term Trends in the Federal Debt Burden: How Low Do We Want To Go?
    James Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)
  Stopping the Monster That's Eating Everyone's Budget: How the Would Fix Health Care
    Armine Yalnizyan (Centre for Social Justice)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade Theory
Théorie du commerce international
Chair Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
Presentations What Do We Know About Tariff Incidence? [abstract]
    Stephen Tokarick (International Monetary Fund)
  Relative Gains Maximizers in a Free Trade Regime [abstract]
    Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi (University of the West Indies, Mona)
    Abdullahi Abdulkadri (University of the West Indies, Mona)
  Regional Trading Arrangements Under the Multilateral Trading System [abstract]
    Somasri Mukhopadhyaya (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
    Manoj Pant (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
  The Effects of Non-Marginal Changes in the Tariff Level on Horizontal Mergers [abstract]
    Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (McGill University)
    Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  Halis Yildiz (Ryerson University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Econometrics I
L'économétrie I
Chair John Galbraith (McGill University)
Presentations Fixed Bandwidth Asymptotics in Single Equation Models of Cointegration with an Application to Money Demand [abstract]
    Helle Bunzel (Iowa State University)
  Forecast Accuracy And The Choice Of Observation Window [abstract]
    Michael McCracken (University of Missouri)
    Todd Clark (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)
  Efficient Unit Root Tests and Structural Change When the Initial Condition is Drawn from Its Unconditional Distribution [abstract]
    Hui Liu (University of Ottawa)
    Gabriel Rodríguez (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Helle Bunzel (Iowa State University)
  Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal )
  John Galbraith (McGill University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Productivity Measurement Challenges
Défis pour la mesure de la productivité
Organizer Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Chair Jeffery Smith (University of Maryland)
Presentations The Innovation - Productivity Linkage: Evidence From Canadian Manufacturing Firms [abstract]
    Can Le (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
  Productivity Levels Between Canadian and U.S. Industries [abstract]
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
  Hedonic Regressions: A Review of Some Unresolved Issues [abstract]
    Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
Discussants John Fernald (Federal Reserve Bank)
  Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
  Marc Prod'Homme (Statistics Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Special Lecture by Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell; Presentation of Mundell Prize
Sponsored by CIBC World Markets
Chair Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
Speaker Robert Mundell (Columbia University)
  Reflections on Economic Theory and Policy

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics Theory II
Théorie de l'économie de la main-d'oeuvre II
Chair Elena Skliarenko (Seneca College)
Presentations A Multiple-Matching Model with Endogenous Participation: What's New About the Supply-Side Policies? [abstract]
    Etienne Campens (Cepremap & EUREQua)
  Opening the Borders: Immigration Policy, Migrants' Selection and Human Capital Accumulation [abstract]
    Giorgio Bellettini (University of Bologna)
    Carlotta Berti Ceroni (University of Bologna)
  International Migration under Uncertainty: An Option-Cum-Portfolio Model [abstract]
    Mahmudul Anam (York University)
    Shin-Hwan Chiang (York University)
    Liang Van Hua (York University)
Discussants Émile Allie (Finance Canada)
  Erdal Atukeren (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich)
  Nicolas Béland (Ministère de la culture du Québec)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Gender Segmentation and Wages
La segmentation des hommes et des femmes sur le marché du travail, et leur rémunération
Chair Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Gender Wage Gap and Firm Effect: The Case of Young Italian Workers [abstract]
    Saveria Capellari (University of Trieste)
    Laura Chies (University of Trieste)
    Susanna Zaccarin (University of Trieste)
  Gender Segmentation at Work in China's Privatized Rural Industry: Some Evidence from Shandong and Jiangsu [abstract]
    Fiona MacPhail (University of Northern British Columbia)
    Paul Bowles (University of Northern British Columbia)
    Xiao-Yuan Dong (University of Winnipeg)
    Samuel Ho (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Richard Chaykowski (Queen's University)
  Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  Adrienne ten Cate (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
University Tuition
Droits d'inscription à l'université
Chair Kirk Collins (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations The Impact of Rising University Tuition on University Enrolment: A Study Using the Canadian Labour Force Survey 1976-2002 [abstract]
    David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Fiona Rahman (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Tuition Increases and Inequality in Post-Secondary Education Attendance in Canada [abstract]
    Michael Coelli (University of British Columbia)
  Tuition Fees and the Post-Secondary Education/Employment Decision in Canada [abstract]
    Christine Neill (University of Toronto)
Discussants Syed Ather H Akbari (Saint Mary's University)
  Mike Hoy (University of Guelph)
  Alexander Whalley (University of Maryland)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Financial Economics
Économie financière empirique
Chair Fazley Kader Siddiq (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Corporate Financial Leverage in Canadian Manufacturing: Consequences for Employment and Inventories [abstract]
    Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
    Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (Statistics Canada)
  Institutional Investors, Financial Sector Development and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Kuhan Harichandra (National University of Singapore)
    Shandre Thangavelu (National University of Singapore)
Discussants Kuhan Harichandra (National University of Singapore)
  Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (Statistics Canada)
  Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CSGB (II): Competition in Canadian Financial Services Markets
CSGC (II) : La concurrence sur les marchés canadiens des services financiers
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
  Peter Townley (Acadia University)
Chair John Chant (Simon Fraser University)
Panelists Joanne De Laurentiis (CEO, Credit Union Central of Canada)
  Tim O'Neil (Bank of Montreal)
  Gerry Salembier (Finance Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CABE (II): Municipal Finances: Making Canadian Cities Competitive
CABE (II): Finances municipales: pour rendre les villes canadiennes concurrentielles
Organizer Catherine Harris (Investment Executive)
Chair Mark Lovewell (Ryerson University)
Panelists Enid Slack (Enid Slack Consulting)
  Derek Burleton (TD Bank Financial Group)
  Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Environmental Economics
Économie financière empirique
Chair Robert Cairns (McGill University)
Presentations Recycling and Waste Diversion Effectiveness: Evidence from Canada [abstract]
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
  Why Did US Air Pollution Decline After 1970? [abstract]
    Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
  Testing the Porter-Linde Hypothesis: Environmental Performance and Productivity Linkages in Canadian Manufacturing Firms [abstract]
    Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  Heather Eckert (University of Alberta)
  Ida Ferrara (York University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Public Economics I
Économie publique I
Chair Muhammed N. Islam (Concordia University)
Presentations Tax Competition Versus Yardstick Competition: Evidence Using U.S. Data [abstract]
    Bradley Kemp Wilson (University of Saint Thomas)
    Luz Saavedra (University of Saint Thomas)
  Fiscal Crises in U.S. Cities: Structural and Non-Structural Causes [abstract]
    Guntram Wolff (University of Bonn)
  Public Inputs as Common Property [abstract]
    James Feehan (Memorial University)
    Raymond Batina (Washington State University)
  Optimal Redistribution in Schumpeterian Growth Model [abstract]
    Jean-Francois Wen (University of Calgary)
    Cecilia Garcia-Penalosa (Groupement de Recherche en Economie Quan)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
C.D. Howe (II): China's Economic Rise (II)
C.D. Howe (II) : La croissance économique de la Chine
Sponsored by C.D. Howe Institute
Chair Danielle Goldfarb (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations Economic impacts of China's WTO Accession
    Elena Ianchovichina (World Bank)
    Will Martin (World Bank)
  The Weight of GDP Revisited: Resource Implications of China's Development
    Dan Ciuriak (ITCan)
  The Risks to China's Transformation: Can They Be Managed?
    Glen Hodgson (Export Development Canada)
Discussants John Helliwell (Bank of Canada & University of British Columbia)
  Finn Poschmann (C.D. Howe Institute)
  John Whalley (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Investment and Macroeconomic Frictions
Investissement et frictions dans la macroéconomie
Chair Ian Christensen (Bank of Canada)
Presentations A Method to Detect Credit Rationing [abstract]
    Vlad Ivanenko (University of Western Ontario)
  Glamour vs. Value: The Real Story [abstract]
    Huntley Schaller (Carleton University)
    Robert S. Chirinko (Emory University)
  The Comparative Performance of Q-Type and Dynamic Models of Firm Investment: Empirical Evidence From the UK [abstract]
    Eleni Angelopoulou (University of Bonn)
Discussants Ian Christensen (Bank of Canada)
  Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
  Huntley Schaller (Carleton University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Growth and Development I
Croissance et développement I
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Paul Klein (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Regional Income Gaps in the U.S.A. Today - What Can Geography and Slavery Explain?
    Nils Petter Lagerlof (York University)
  Educational Disparity and Racial Inequality: Insights From The U.S. and South Africa [abstract]
    Melanie O'Gorman (University of Toronto)
  Human Capital Aggregation and Relative Wages Across Countries
    Manish Pandey (University of Western Ontario)
  Distribution Margins and Prosperity [abstract]
    Tasso Adamopoulos (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Health Economics: Pharmaceuticals
Études empiriques de l'économie de la santé : produits pharmaceutiques
Chair Joseph Schaafsma (University of Victoria)
Presentations The Extent and the Depth of Drug Coverage in Canada: Who is at Risk? [abstract]
    Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
    Vishnu Kapur (Health Canada)
    Loan Nguyen (Health Canada)
  Pattern of Prescription Drug Utilization in Canada: A Socioeconomic Analysis [abstract]
    Vishnu Kapur (Health Canada)
    Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
  Pharmaceutical Demand in the Anti-Ulcer Market [abstract]
    Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Macroeconomics and Finance: Applications to Europe
Macroéconomie et Finance : applications à l'Europe
Chair Pierre L Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Convergence of Government Bond Yields in the Euro Area: The Role of Policy Harmonization [abstract]
    Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
    Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
  Does Product Market Competition Reduce Inflation? Evidence From EU Countries and Sectors. [abstract]
    Moreno Roma (European Central Bank)
    Marcin Przybyla (European Central Bank)
  Leaving EMU: A Real Options Perspective [abstract]
    Frank Strobel (University of Birmingham)
  Monetary Versus Fiscal Dominance: Evidence from the Baltic States [abstract]
    Dalia Grigonyte (University of Bonn)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PRI (V): Social, Institutional and Identity Implications of Growing North American Economic Integration
Implications sociales, institutionnelles et identité de l'intégration économique grandissante nord-américaine
Organizer Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
Chair Yves Poisson (Public Policy Forum)
Presentations Canadian Versus U.S. Values - Inexorably Distinct or Inevitably Carbon Copy? Insights and Analysis Based on the World Value Survey: 1981-2000 [abstract]
    Christian Boucher (Policy Research Initiative)
  Toward a Typology on Canada-U.S. Economic Relationships [abstract]
    Jean-François Abgrall (Policy Research Initiative)
  Cross-Border Networks: Assessing Trans-Governmental Linkages In Canada-U.S. Economic Relations
    Jeff Heynen (Canada School of Public Service)
Discussants Chris J Monahan (Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade)
  Francois Poitras (Industry Canada)
  John Stewart (U.S. Department of State)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF (III): Alternatives for Macroeconomic and Monetary Theory
PEF (III) : Théorie macroéconomique et monétaire : alternatives
Chair Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Power and Institutions in Macroeconomic Theory
    John Cornwall (Dalhousie University)
  A Future for Keynesian Macroeconomics
    Wendy Cornwall (Mount St. Vincent University)
  Administered Interest Rates and Inter-Bank Settlements: A Post-Keynesian Take On the New Keynesian Transmission Mechanism
    Louis-Phillipe Rochon (Kalamazoo College)
  Interest Rates, the Business Cycle, Economic Development and Inflation: Pyrospects for an Integrated Macro/Money Theory of Capitalism
    John Smithin (York University)
Discussants Eric Kam (Ryerson University)
  Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Trade and Trade Policy in North America
Commerce et politique du commerce en Amérique du Nord
Chair Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
Presentations Do Labor Issues Matter in the Determination of U.S. Trade Policy? An Empirical Reevaluation [abstract]
    Xenia Matschke (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    Shane Sherlund (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
  Evidence of Specialization in NAFTA Partner Countries: Are They Becoming More Dissimilar in Production Patterns After NAFTA? [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  U.S. Exports and Multinational Production [abstract]
    Susan Chun Zhu (Michigan State University)
    Huiwen Lai (SAS Institute, Inc.)
Discussants Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
  Alla Lileeva (York University)
  Susan Chun Zhu (Michigan State University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Econometrics II
L'économétrie II
Chair Michael McCracken (University of Missouri)
Presentations Detection of Outliers Using Entropy Methods [abstract]
    Jason Allen (Queen's University)
    Jean-Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
  Robust Kernel Estimator for Densities of Unknown Smoothness [abstract]
    Yulia Kotlyarova (McGill University)
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
  Stochastic Discount Factor Volatility Bound and Portfolio Selection Under Higher Moments [abstract]
    Fousseni Chabi Yo (Université de Montréal, CIRANO and CIREQ)
Discussants Helle Bunzel (Iowa State University)
  Michael McCracken (University of Missouri)
  Stephen Sapp (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 12:00 - 13:45 Loc. TBA
Purvis Luncheon (Pre-registration required)
Dîner conférence Purvis (veuillez vous inscrire à l'avance)
Chair John Helliwell (Bank of Canada & University of British Columbia)
Speaker David Laidler (University of Western Ontario)
  Monetary Policy After Bubbles Burst: the Zero Lower Bound, Liquidity Traps and Credit Deadlocks

Sat 12:10 - 13:25 Loc. TBA
Buffet Lunch: Learning Gains in Large Classes
Déjeuner (Buffet): Apprentissage en Classes Nombreuses
Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Presentations Opportunity to Brainstorm on Creative Solutions for the Challenges of Today's Classroom Environment. A Concept Map is Presented to Highlight the Multidimensional Nature of Problems in Large Classes and to Help Resolve Issues.
    Arshad Ahmad (Concordia University)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
IRPP: Innovation Policy And Innovative Organizations
IRPP : Politique de l'innovation et organisations innovatrices
Organizer Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Chair France St. Hilaire (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Presentations Implications For Firm Performance Of Recent Shifts In Business Innovation Strategies
    Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Can Governments Foster Innovative Workplaces?
    Keith Newton (Carleton University)
  Capacity Without Direction: Learning From Innovation Policy Failures
    Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
Discussants Kenneth Norrie (McMaster University)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Keith Head
Mise au point : Keith Head
Chair Jen Baggs (Queen's University)
Speaker Keith Head (University of British Columbia)
  The New Empirics of Economic Geography and Trade

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Gender and Pay
La main-d'oeuvre des femmes et des hommes et leur rémunération
Chair Ana M Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Gender, Ethnicity, and Performance Pay [abstract]
    Tony Fang (Statistics Canada)
    John Heywood (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
  Evidence on Gender Pay Differentials from 1981 - 2003 [abstract]
    Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
  The Impact of Immigrant Status on Gender Wage Gap in Atlantic Canada [abstract]
    Syed Ather H Akbari (Saint Mary's University)
    Sureel Bhatt (Saint Mary's University)
Discussants Michael Coelli (University of British Columbia)
  Ana M Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
  Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Labour Markets and Human Capital
Marché du travail et capital humain
Organizer Gianluigi Pelloni (Bologna University)
Chair Gianluigi Pelloni (Bologna University)
Presentations Migration, Fertility, Human Capital and Growth [abstract]
    Vincenzo Caponi (University of Western Ontario)
  Black-White Labour Market Outcomes and Property Crimes In The U.S.: A Quantitative Analysis [abstract]
    Marco Cozzi (University College of London and University of Pennsylvania)
  Non-Linearity in the Canadian and U.S. Labour Markets: Univariate and Multivariate Evidence From a Battery of Tests [abstract]
    Theodore Panagiotidis (Loughborough University)
    Gianluigi Pelloni (Bologna University)
Discussants Jean-Paul Lam (Bank of Canada)
  T Stengos (University of Guelph)
  Haiwen Zhou (Ryerson University)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Higher Education: Empirical Studies
Renseignements tertiaires : études empiriques
Chair Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Parental Savings for Post-secondary Education [abstract]
    Sophie Lefebvre (Statistics Canada)
  American University Outputs and Local Housing Prices [abstract]
    Qing Hong (University of Toronto)
    Abigail Payne (McMaster University)
  Maximizing Reputation: The Objective Function of Canadian Universities [abstract]
    Philippe Cyrenne (University of Winnipeg)
    Hugh Grant (University of Winnipeg)
Discussants John Burbidge (University of Waterloo)
  Stacey Chen (SUNY Albany)
  Melanie Raymond (Finance Canada)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Financial Economics II
L'économie financière II
Chair George Waters (Illinois State University)
Presentations Equity Premium in a World of Frictions [abstract]
    Parantap Basu (University of Durham)
    Sanjay Banerji (McGill University)
  New Forecasts of the Equity Premium [abstract]
    Sam Thompson (Harvard University)
    Tuomo Vuolteenaho (Harvard)
    Christopher Polk (Northwestern University)
  Expected Utility, Prospect Theory and Asset Pricing [abstract]
    John Norsworthy (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
    Rifat Gorener (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
    Irvin Morgan (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
    Ding Li (Northern State University)
  Corporate Social Performance: A Theory of the Investor's Perspective [abstract]
    Homayoon Shalchian (Universite of Moncton)
    Bouchra M'Zali (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Philip Merrigan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Alain Paquet (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Discussants Jason Allen (Queen's University)
  George Waters (Illinois State University)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization I
Études empiriques en organisations industrielles
Chair Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations How Did Location Affect Adoption of the Commercial Internet? Global Village, Urban Leadership and Industry Composition [abstract]
    Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
    Chris Forman (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Shane Greenstein (Northwestern University)
  Pie in the Sky? The Proposed Cartel Between Qantas and Air New Zealand [abstract]
    Tim Hazledine (University of Auckland)
  Pricing in an Illiquid Real Estate Market [abstract]
    Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
    Robin Wiebe (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Discussants Jean de Bettignies (University of British Columbia)
  Kazuko Kano (University of British Columbia)
  Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Determinants of Economic Growth
Déterminants de la croissance économique
Chair Miguel Lebre De Freitas (Universidade De Aveiro)
Presentations Aid and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa [abstract]
    Anthony O. Gyapong (Penn State University)
  Economic Growth and Government Spending Under Alternative Regimes [abstract]
    Muhammed N. Islam (Concordia University)
  The Importance of Being Mature [abstract]
    Rafael Gomez (London School of Economics)
    Pablo Hernandez de Cos (Central Bank of Spain)
  Une approche éclectique d'estimation du PIB potentiel britannique [abstract]
    Charles St-Arnaud (Banque du Canada)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
The Provision of Public Goods
L'approvisionnement des biens publics
Chair Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
Presentations Public Goods Contribution by Asymmetric Agents [abstract]
    Garrett Milam (Ryerson University)
    Matthew McGinty (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
  Lotteries as a Funding Tool for Financing Public Goods [abstract]
    Robert Moir (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
  Trust and Reciprocity: The Differing Norms of Individuals and Group Representatives [abstract]
    Fei Song (York University)
Discussants Neil Buckley (McMaster University)
  Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
  Cesar Furtado (McMaster University)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Environmental Accounting/Corporate Liability
Comptabilité et environnement, la responsabilité des corporations
Chair Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
Presentations Extended Liability Under Double Moral Hazard [abstract]
    Joshua Anyangah (University of Alberta)
  Value and Income: An Eisegesis of Environmental Accounting [abstract]
    Robert Cairns (McGill University)
  An Application of "Green Accounting" to the Climate Change Problem: An Applied Dynamic General Equilibrium Model for Turkey [abstract]
    Sebnem Sahin (EureQua, University Paris1 Sorbonne)
    Olfa Jaballi (EureQua, University Paris1 Sorbonne)
Discussants Andrew Leach (HEC Montreal)
  Patrick Martin (University of Guelph)
  Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Public Economics II
L'économie publique II
Chair Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
Presentations Scope for Cost Minimization in Public Debt Management [abstract]
    Patrick Coe (University of Calgary)
    Hashem Pesaran (University of Cambridge)
    Shaun Vahey (University of Cambridge)
  Long -Term Trends of Production Technologies in Canada: An Empirical Analysis [abstract]
    Krishna Murty (Statistics Canada)
  Tax Maximization and Investment Incentives by Means of Accelerated Depreciation [abstract]
    Svetlana Arkina (Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University)
    Aleksander Slastnikov (CEMI RAS)
Discussants Wade Locke (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Teaching of Economics
La pédagogie des sciences économiques
Chair Bradley Kemp Wilson (University of Saint Thomas)
Presentations Using Spreadsheets in the Teaching of Intermediate Macroeconomics [abstract]
    David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Using a Poster to Facilitate Learning in Economics [abstract]
    Barb Bloemhof (McMaster University)
  An Empirical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Different First-Year Economics Textbooks [abstract]
    Derek Pyne (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Macroeconomics in Small Open Economies
Macroéconomie dans les petites économies ouvertes
Chair Iulia Traistaru (University of Bonn)
Presentations Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy with Interest Rate and Government Spending Shocks [abstract]
    Constantine Angyridis (Ryerson University)
  Investment-Specific Shocks and Business Cycles in a Small-Open Economy Model [abstract]
    Daqing Luo (McMaster University)
    Marc-Andre Letendre (McMaster University)
  A Structural VAR Approach to the Intertemporal Model of the Current Account [abstract]
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
  Investment-Specific Technology Shocks in a Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Millan Mulraine (University of Toronto)
Discussants David Dupuis (Bank of Canada)
  Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Uncertainty, Contracts and Investment
Incertitude, contrats et investissement
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Luisa Fuster (University of Toronto)
Presentations Technology Adoption Under Relative Factor Price Uncertainty: The Putty-Clay Investment Model [abstract]
    Hiroyuki Kasahara (Queen's University)
  Uncertainty and Long Term Labor Contracts
    Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
    Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)
    Césaire Meh (Bank of Canada)
  Why Did the Private Business Equity Share of Household Portfolios Fall? [abstract]
    Jie Zhou (University of Western Ontario)
  Banking on Collateral: Income Distribution, Welfare and the Risk-Free Rate with Collateralised Lending
    Geoff Dunbar (Queen's University)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Health Economics: Income and Outcomes
L'économie de la santé : les revenus et ses conséquences
Chair Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Presentations How Much Does Universal Health Insurance Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities in Health? A Comparison of the US and Canada [abstract]
    Sandra Decker (International Longevity Center-USA)
    Dahlia Remler (Columbia University)
  Chronic Poverty and Childhood Asthma in the Maritimes Versus the Rest of Canada [abstract]
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    Lynn Lethbridge (Dalhousie University)
  Does Public Health Insurance Reduce Financial Burden? Evidence from the VLSS Panel [abstract]
    Sepehri Ardeshir (University of Manitoba)
    Sisira Sarma (University of Manitoba)
    Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Lori Curtis (Health Canada)
  Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Joseph Schaafsma (University of Victoria)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Issues in Monetary Economics
Enjeux de l'économie monétaire
Chair Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Monetary Policy and Endogenous Time Preference [abstract]
    Eric Kam (Ryerson University)
  The Translog Utility Function and the Demand for Money in the United States Yet Again [abstract]
    Asghar Shahmoradi (University of Calgary)
    Serletis Apostolos (University of Calgary)
  Monetary Aggregation, Inflation, and Welfare [abstract]
    Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
    Jagat Jit Virk (Queen's University)
  Modeling Money Demand Under the Profit-Sharing Banking Scheme [abstract]
    Amir Kia (Carleton University)
    Ali Darrat (Louisiana Tech University)
Discussants Asghar Shahmoradi (University of Calgary)
  Eric Kam (Ryerson University)
  Amir Kia (Carleton University)
  Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
New Empirical Issues in North American Trade
Nouvelles questions empiriques du commerce en Amérique du Nord
Organizer Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
Chair Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
Presentations The NAFTA, Trade and Investment: Does the Level of Development Matter? [abstract]
    Walid Hejazi (University of Toronto)
    Ed Safarian (University of Toronto)
  Another Good Idea: Get Other Countries to Eliminate Their Tariffs [abstract]
    Alla Lileeva (York University)
    Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto)
  Political Economy of Trade in the Americas [abstract]
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
Discussants Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
  Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  Xenia Matschke (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
PEF (IV): The Economics of Drug Policy in Canada
PEF (IV) : L'économie de la politique sur les médicaments en vente libre
Chair Armine Yalnizyan (Centre for Social Justice)
Presentations Distributional Effects of "General Population" Prescription Drug Programs in Canada
    Paul Grootendorst (McMaster University)
    Sule Alan (McMaster University)
    Thomas F. Crossley (McMaster University)
    Michael Veall (McMaster University)
  A National Formulary for Canada [abstract]
    Aidan Hollis (University of Calgary)
    Stephen M. Law (Mount Allison University)
  The Price Elasticity of Demand Among Elderly Pharmacare Beneficiaries
    Jeremiah Hurley (McMaster University)
    Paul Contoyannis (McMaster University)
    Paul Grootendorst (McMaster University)
    Sung-Hee Jeon (McMaster University)
    Robyn Tamblyn (McGill University)
  Is Private Health Insurance Sustainable?
    Robert Evans (University of British Columbia)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
CSLS (III): Are Indicators of Well-Being Relevant for Public Policy?
CSLS (III) : Les indices de bien-être sont-ils importants pour la politique publique?
Chair Ian Stewart (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Presentations Does Subjective Well-Being Research Have Policy Implications?
    John Helliwell (Bank of Canada & University of British Columbia)
  The Relevance of Objective Indicators of Well-Being for Public Policy
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Fred Gorbet (York University)
  Jean-Pierre Voyer (Policy Research Initiative)

Sat 13:45 - 15:15 Loc. TBA
Applied Econometrics
Applications de l'économétrie
Chair Kenneth Stewart (University of Victoria)
Presentations Input Separability in the Canadian Cable Television Industry: An Application of Generalized Additive Models [abstract]
    Morteza Haghiri (Mount Allison University)
    Stephen M. Law (Mount Allison University)
    James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
  Is the Efficiency of Commodity Promotion Programs Overestimated? Applying Time-Series Econometrics to Demand Systems [abstract]
    Ryan T. Cardwell (University of Saskatchewan)
  Evaluating the Performance of Non-Experimental Estimators: Evidence from a Randomized UI Program [abstract]
    Jose Galdo (Syracuse University)
Discussants Jean-Francois Houde (Queen's University)
  Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)
  Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Innovation and Learning
Innovation et apprentissage
Chair Don Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island)
Presentations The Spread of ICT and Potential Output Growth [abstract]
    Gilbert Cette (Banque de France and Université d'Aix-Marseille II)
    Yusuf Kocoglu (Université d'Aix MArseille II)
    Jacques Mairesse (Insee-Crest)
  Innovations Are Clustered - But do Clusters Promote Innovation? [abstract]
    Don Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island)
  Do Firms Learn From International Trade? [abstract]
    Megan MacGarvie (Boston University School of Management)
Discussants Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
  Megan MacGarvie (Boston University School of Management)
  Don Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
A. L. Levine Session on Microeconomics and History of Economic Thought
Microéconomie et histoire de la pensée économique. Séance en hommage au Professeur A. L. Levine
Organizer Joseph Atta-Mensah (Bank of Canada)
Chair Joseph Atta-Mensah (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Conflict, Colonies, And Foreign Trade: Adam Smith On Imperial Policy [abstract]
    Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
  Academic Research And Productivity In Canadian Manufacturing: Are Universities Public Goods [abstract]
    James Brox (University of Waterloo)
  Retailer's Response To Alternate Manufacturer's Incentives Under Price-Dependent Stochastic Demand [abstract]
    F. J. Arcelus (University of New Brunswick)
    S Kumar (University of New Brunswick)
    G. Srinivasan (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Robert Moir (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
  John Rowcroft (University of New Brunswick)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics Theory III
Théorie de l'économie de la main-d'oeuvre III
Chair Mahmudul Anam (York University)
Presentations Why Do Firms Provide General Skills Training? A Signaling Perspective [abstract]
    Simon Fan (Lingnan University)
    Xiangdong Wei (Lingnan University)
  Introducing Uncertainty into Baland and Robinson's Model of Child Labour [abstract]
    William Pouliot (Carleton University)
  Sabotage, Selection Tournaments, and Participation [abstract]
    Johannes Muenster (Free University Berlin and Social Science Research Center Berlin)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics: Intra-Household Resource Allocation
L'économie de la main-d'oeuvre : allocation des ressources au sein des ménages
Chair Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Presentations Social Transfers and Intrahousehold Resource Allocation Allocation: Evidence from Russia [abstract]
    Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)
  Families, Time and Money in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States [abstract]
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
  Consumption Inequality and Intra-Household Allocations [abstract]
    Jeremy Lise (Queen's University)
    Shannon Seitz (Queen's University)
Discussants Charles Beach (Queen's University )
  Yulia Kotlyarova (McGill University)
  Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Public Schools
Les écoles publiques
Chair David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Why Did the Drop Out Rate Fall During the 1990's? [abstract]
    Ana M Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
    Miles Corack (Statistics Canada)
    Darren Lauzon (Statistics Canada)
    Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  Competition and Public School Performance: Evidence from Ontario's Tuition Tax Credit [abstract]
    Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  Evaluating The New York School Choice Scholarship Program Using Matching Estimators [abstract]
    Jeffrey Yau (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussants Abigail Payne (McMaster University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization II
Études empiriques en organisations industrielles II
Chair Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
Presentations Economic Returns to Social Capital in the Urban Informal Sector in Developing Countries: Micro Evidence from Small Textile Producers in Bolivia [abstract]
    Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
  Which Firms Die? A Look at Exit from Manufacturing in Ghana [abstract]
    Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)
  Interregional Price Difference in the New Orleans' Market for Slaves [abstract]
    Jean Eid (University of Toronto)
    Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
Discussants Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
  Jean Eid (University of Toronto)
  Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Growth and Development II
Croissance et le développement II
Chair Rafael Gomez (London School of Economics)
Presentations A Comparative Study of the Macroeconomic Performance of the Iranian Economy, Before and After the Islamic Revolution [abstract]
    Javid Taheri (Saint Mary's University)
  The Impact of the Slave Trade in Africa, 1400-2000 [abstract]
    Nathan Nunn (University of Toronto)
  The Determinants of Schooling in Egypt: The Role of Gender and Rural-Urban Location [abstract]
    Anu Rammohan (University of Sydney)
    Diane Dancer (University of Sydney)
  Public Bads, Growth, and Welfare [abstract]
    Toshihiro Ihori (University of Tokyo)
    Hirofumi Shibata (Kanto Gakuen University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Emission Reduction: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches
La réduction d'émissions : Approches théoriques et expérimentales
Chair Garrett Milam (Ryerson University)
Presentations Curbing GHG Emissions Using an Output-Based Permit Trading System: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis [abstract]
    Yazid Dissou (Finance Canada)
    Véronique Robichaud (CCE, Montreal)
  Short-Run Implications of Alternative Emission Trading Plans: Experimental Evidence [abstract]
    Neil Buckley (McMaster University)
  The Climate Change Plan for Canada: A Full Cost-Benefit Framework for Evaluating Options [abstract]
    David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
    Van Lantz (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
  Garrett Milam (Ryerson University)
  Paul Missios (Ryerson University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Globalization and Trade Policy
Mondialization et politique commerciale
Chair Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
Presentations A CGE Analysis of China's Duty Drawback and Tax Rebate Policies [abstract]
    Chi-Chur Chao (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Eden Yu (City University of Hong Kong)
    Wusheng Yu (City University of Hong Kong)
  Is Globalization Good for Women? Evidence from Vietnam [abstract]
    Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  Ten Years of NAFTA, and the Future: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis from the Canadian Perspective [abstract]
    Hasan Imam (Brock University)
Discussants Madanmohan Ghosh (Industry Canada)
  Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
  Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Public Economics: Taxation
L'économie publique : L'imposition
Chair Andreas Haufler (University of Munich)
Presentations The Migration Tax Problem [abstract]
    Kirk Collins (University of Western Ontario)
    Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
  Effect of R&D Tax Credits on Performance of Canadian Manufacturing Firms [abstract]
    Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Dirk Czarnitzki (Centre for European Economic Research)
    Julio Rosa (Statistics Canada)
  On Optimal Redistributive Capital Taxation [abstract]
    Leslie J. Reinhorn (University of Durham, England)
  The Tax Subsidy Under the Home Buyers' Plan and Implications for Rational Homeownership Strategies [abstract]
    Marion Steele (University of Guelph)
Discussants John McHale (Queen's University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Aplia Reception & Demonstration
Réception de l'Aplia et démonstration
Organizer Larry Gee (Aplia, Inc.)
  Eric Gibbs (Aplia, Inc.)
Presentations Preview Aplia, see Online Experiments, and Discuss Ways to Incorporate Active Learning Teaching Methods in Undergraduate and Graduate Economic Classes
    Larry Gee (Aplia, Inc.)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Empirical Implications of Nominal Rigidity Models
Implications empiriques des modèles de rigidité nominale
Chair Michael McCracken (University of Missouri)
Presentations The New Keynesian Phillips Curve: An Empirical Assessment [abstract]
    Florian Pelgrin (Bank of Canada, Université Paris I, EuREQUA and OFCE)
    Alain Guay (UQAM)
  The New Keynesian Hybrid Phillips Curve: A Look at Competing Specifications. [abstract]
    David Dupuis (Bank of Canada)
  New Keynesian Models of the Business Cycle: Some Counterfactual Evidence [abstract]
    Juan Paez-Farrell (Hull University (UK))
  The Determinants of Nominal Wage Adjustments [abstract]
    Amy Peng (University of Guelph)
    Louis Christofides (University of Cyprus)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Heterogenous Agent Models
Modèles de l'agent hétérogène
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Why Has Skilled Employment Become so Procyclical after 1985?
    Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
    Daniele Coen-Pirani (Carnegie-Mellon University)
  Elimination of Social Security in a Dynastic Framework
    Luisa Fuster (University of Toronto)
    Ayse Imrohoroglu (University of Southern California)
    Selahattin Imrohoroglu (University of Southern California)
  Risk-Sharing Over the Business Cycle
    Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
    Paul Klein (University of Western Ontario)
  Heterogeneity and Aggregation in the Labor Market: Implications for Aggregate Preference Shifts [abstract]
    Sun-Bin Kim (Concordia University)
    Yongsung Chang (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Health Economics II
L'économie de la santé II
Chair Narayan Regmi (R. K. House and Associates)
Presentations Measuring the Output of the Health Care Sector [abstract]
    Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
    Hui Duan (Lakehead University)
  Access to Medicare vs. Waiting Times for Treatment: Some Insights into the Future of the Canadian Medicare System [abstract]
    Piyanjali Tissaaratchy (Health Canada)
  Snapshots of Health-Care Utilization in Canada, 1978 and 1998: Is the Picture Changing Over Time? [abstract]
    Lori Curtis (Health Canada)
Discussants Piyanjali Tissaaratchy (Health Canada)
  Kam Yu (Lakehead University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Monetary Transmission Mechanisms
Mécanismes de transmission de la monnaie
Chair Vlad Ivanenko (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Real and Nominal Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks [abstract]
    Rokon Bhuiyan (University of Saskatchewan)
    Robert Lucas (University of Saskatchewan)
  Monetary Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model with Nominal and Real Rigidities and a Financial Accelerator [abstract]
    Ian Christensen (Bank of Canada)
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Tokhir Mirzoev (Ohio State University)
  Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
PEF (V) and C.D. Howe: Free Trade in North America 10/15 Years Later: Debating the Effects
PEF (V) and C.D. Howe : Le libre échange en Amérique du Nord 10/15 ans plus tard : débat sur ses conséquences
Chair John Helliwell (Bank of Canada & University of British Columbia)
Presentations The FTA and $2 Billion per Day: "Did Anything Really Go Wrong?
    Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  Free Trade, Then and Now
    William Dymond (Carleton University)
  From Leaps of Faith to Hard Landings: Fifteen Years of 'Free Trade'
    Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
  Canadian Auto Workers: "Economic Models and Economics Reality -- What Went Wrong?"
    James Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Empirical Topics in International Trade
Enjeux empiriques sur le commerce international
Chair Morteza Haghiri (Mount Allison University)
Presentations International Competition in Corporate Taxation: Evidence from the OECD Time Series [abstract]
    Kenneth Stewart (University of Victoria)
    Michael C. Webb (University of Victoria)
  Transition Economies and The Relative Efficacy of Imported Foreign Marketing Strategies [abstract]
    Elena Skliarenko (Seneca College)
    Henry Bartel (York University)
  On the Quantity and Quality of Knowledge: The Impact of Openness and Foreign R&D on North-North and North-South Technology Spillovers [abstract]
    Yanling Wang (Carleton University)
    Maurice Schiff (The World Bank)
Discussants Kenneth Stewart (University of Victoria)
  Yanling Wang (Carleton University)

Sat 15:45 - 17:15 Loc. TBA
Econometric Studies of Health Care
Études empiriques des services de santé
Chair Sandra Decker (International Longevity Center-USA)
Presentations Estimating Survival Rates for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease [abstract]
    Sumana Bandyopadhyay (York University)
    Paul Rilstone (York University)
  The Determinants of Canadian Provincial Health Expenditures: Further Evidence From Panel [abstract]
    Firat Bilgel (University of Saskatchewan)
Discussants Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
  Stephen M. Law (Mount Allison University)
  William MacMinn (Health Canada)

Sat 17:30 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Presidential Address
Discours du président de l'ACE
Chair Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal )
Speaker B. Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
  The Elementary Economics of Almost Everything

Sat 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Presidential Reception
Réception du président de l'ACE

Sat 20:30 - 23:30 Loc. TBA
Graduate Reception
Réception d'étudiants diplomés

 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, June 6, 2004

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Applications of Uncertainty and Information Theory
Applications de théories d'incertitude et d'information
Chair Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
Presentations Dynamic Insurance Contracts Under Limited Commitment and Moral Hazard [abstract]
    Yukihiro Nishimura (Yokohama National Universituy)
  Designing Optimal Compensation Schemes for Heterogeneous Sales Forces: Some Explicit Results [abstract]
    Botao Yang (University of Toronto)
Discussants Philippe Gregoire (Lakehead University)
  Ling Yang (University of Guelph)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Markets and Broader Outcome Measures
Marchés du travail et mesures plus générales des résultats
Chair Mikal Skuterud (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Do Athletes Make Better Citizens and Life Choices [abstract]
    Alexandre Olbrecht (Binghamton University)
    Solomon Polachek (SUNY Binghamton)
    Daniel J Henderson (SUNY Binghamton)
  Labor Market Participation and Domestic Violence [abstract]
    Bisakha Sen (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
    Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
    Reshmi Gupta (University of Waterloo)
  Effects of Unemployment on Individual Health [abstract]
    Hideki Ariizumi (University of Western Ontario)
  U.S. Border Enforcement and the Net Inflow of Mexican Illegal Migration [abstract]
    Manuela Angelucci (University College London)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Labour Economics II
Études empiriques de l'économie de la main-d'oeuvre II
Chair Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
Presentations Market Conditions and Worker Training [abstract]
    Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
  Black Human Capital is More Valuable Than You Think [abstract]
    Alexander Whalley (University of Maryland)
  Unionization and Employee Participation in Workplace Training [abstract]
    George Slotsve (Northern Illinois University)
    Richard Chaykowski (Queen's University)
Discussants Andrew Leach (HEC Montreal)
  Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
  Alexander Whalley (University of Maryland)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Whistleblowers, Privacy and the Law
Dénonciateurs, la vie privée et la loi
Chair Heather Eckert (University of Alberta)
Presentations Reputation, Welfare and the Timing of Consent [abstract]
    Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
  Why are Whistleblowers Fired? [abstract]
    Mehmet Bac (Sabanci University)
  How Useful Are Public Complaints and Industry Notification? [abstract]
    Heather Eckert (University of Alberta)
Discussants Alan Chan (University of Western Ontario)
  Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
  Kam Yu (Lakehead University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Applications of Experimental Methods
Applications de méthodes expérimentales
Chair Claudia M. Landeo (University of Alberta)
Presentations Rate of Return Parity With Robot Asset Traders [abstract]
    Jason Childs (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
  Market Power With Seller Limited Information [abstract]
    Barb Bloemhof (McMaster University)
  Split-Award Tort Reform and Settlement Outcomes: An Experimental Investigation [abstract]
    Claudia M. Landeo (University of Alberta)
    Linda Babcock (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Maxim Nikitin (University of Alberta)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Charitable Giving and Norms of Fairness
Dons de charité et normes d'equité
Chair Robert Moir (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
Presentations Gifts of Time and Money and the Supply of Labour [abstract]
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
    Amornrat Apinunmahakul (University of Windsor)
    Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
  Charity Auctions: A Field Experiment and Model [abstract]
    Peter Matthews (Middlebury College)
    Jessica Holmes (Middlebury College)
    Jeffrey Carpenter (Middlebury College)
  Determinants of Culture Volunteers in Canada [abstract]
    Vik Singh (Statistics Canada)
  Norms Of Fairness In Inter-Individual Versus Inter-Team Interactions: An Experimental Investigation [abstract]
    Fei Song (York University)
    Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
    Tristan Morris (University of Guelph)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Finance and Exchange Rates
Finance internationale et taux de change
Chair Pinar Ayse Yesin (Study Center Gerzensee)
Presentations Real Exchange Rates with Limited Asset Market Participation [abstract]
    Ozden Sungur (Queen's University)
  Non-Parametric Tests of Real Exchange Rates in the Post-Bretton Woods Era [abstract]
    Francis Ahking (University of Connecticut)
  Conditional Jump Dynamics in Foreign Exchange Rates [abstract]
    Wing Chan (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Spillover Effects of Fiscal Policy Under Flexible Exchange Rates [abstract]
    Ingo Pitterle (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    Dirk Steffen (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Monetary Policy and Asset Prices
La politique monétaire et l'évaluation d'actifs
Chair Virginie Traclet (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Paradox of Credibility: How Financial Imbalances Can Arise in a Low Inflation Environment [abstract]
    Rhys Mendes (University of Toronto)
  The Impact of Monetary Policy on Asset Prices: An Empirical Study from the Canadian Perspective [abstract]
    Jackson Loi (Bank of Canada)
    Alejandro Garcia (Bank of Canada)
    Carolyn Wilkins (Bank of Canada)
  The Impact of Monetray Policy on Stock Prices: Evidence from Canada and the U.S. [abstract]
    Yun (Daisy) Li (Dalhousie University)
  Règle de politique monétaire et théorie des anticipations : une application au Canada [abstract]
    Alexis Penot (Banque du Canada)
Discussants Alexandros Kontonikas (Brunel University)
  Yun (Daisy) Li (Dalhousie University)
  Jackson Loi (Bank of Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Health Economics III
Économie de la santé III
Chair Dahlia Remler (Columbia University)
Presentations Vertical Equity Consequences of Very High Cigarette Taxes: If the Poor Are the Ones Smoking, How Can Cigarette Taxes be Progress?
    Dahlia Remler (Columbia University)
    Greg Colman (Pace University)
  Smoking Behaviour in Canada: Are Different Surveys Telling the Same Story? [abstract]
    William MacMinn (Health Canada)
    Lori Curtis (Health Canada)
Discussants Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University)
  Jeffrey Yau (University of Pennsylvania)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Investment and Trade Patterns
Investissement et schémas du commerce
Chair Akbar Tavakoli (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Technical Regulations and Specialization in International Trade [abstract]
    Azim Essaji (University of Toronto)
  Sectoral Composition of Global Trade [abstract]
    Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
    Chris Hajzler (University of Western Ontario)
  On the Role of Distance for Outward FDI [abstract]
    Peter Egger (University of Notre Dame)
Discussants Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
  Peter Egger (University of Notre Dame)
  Azim Essaji (University of Toronto)
  Akbar Tavakoli (University of Ottawa)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Lucio Sarno
Mise au point : Lucio Sarno
Chair Leo Michelis (Ryerson University)
Speaker Lucio Sarno (University of Warwick )
  Towards a Solution to the Puzzles in Exchange Rate Economics: Where Do We Stand?

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice
L'évaluation d'actifs et le choix de portefeuille
Chair Wing Chan (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations What Does the Risk-Appetite Index Measure? [abstract]
    Miroslav Misina (Bank of Canada)
  Household Portfolio Choices with Precommitment [abstract]
    Rong Li (University of Toronto)
Discussants Miroslav Misina (Bank of Canada)
  Ashraf Zaman (Purdue University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants
Le marché du travail, résultats chez les immigrants
Chair Anu Rammohan (University of Sydney)
Presentations Explaining the Deteriorating Entry Earnings of Canada's Immigrant Cohorts: 1966-2000 [abstract]
    Mikal Skuterud (Statistics Canada)
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
  Labour Market Outcomes of Non-Permanent Residents in Canada [abstract]
    Casey Warman (Carleton University)
  An Analysis of the Labour Market for Immigrant Nurses in Canada [abstract]
    Karen Buhr (Carleton University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Labour Economics III
Études empiriques de l'économie de la main-d'oeuvre III
Chair George Slotsve (Northern Illinois University)
Presentations Temporary Work Agencies in Italy: A Springboard Toward Permanent Employment? [abstract]
    Tommaso Nannicini (European University Institute)
    Andrea Ichino (European University Institute)
    Fabrizia Mealli (University of Florence)
  How Were Canadian Labour Market Transitions Affected by the 1996 Employment Insurance Reform? [abstract]
    Kailing Shen (University of British Columbia)
  The Take-up of Means-Tested Income Support Following Job Separation [abstract]
    Stephen Whelan (University of Sydney)
Discussants Richard Chaykowski (Queen's University)
  Michael T. Shannon (Lakehead University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical International Macroeconomics
Études empiriques en macroéconomie internationale
Chair Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University & CESifo)
Presentations Dynamique du Compte Courant, Choc commun, Chocs Spécifiques et Taux d'intérêt Réel Mondial [abstract]
    Bruno Powo Fosso (HEC Montreal)
    Michel Normandin (HEC Montreal)
  The Transmission of World Shocks to Emerging Market Countries: An Empirical Analysis [abstract]
    Brigitte Desroches (Bank of Canada)
  Does Globalization Enhance the Role of Fiscal Policy in Economic Stabilization? [abstract]
    Alena Kimakova (York University)
Discussants Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
  Katerina Kalcheva (Universtity of Munich)
  Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Law, Economics, and Public Enterprise
Loi, économie et entreprises publiques
Chair Derek Pyne (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Presentations Contract Damages and Timing of Reliance [abstract]
    Alan Chan (University of Western Ontario)
    Tai Yeong Chung (University of Western Ontario)
  Managing Competition Policy and the Case for Regulatory Reform in the Canadian Financial Services Industry [abstract]
    Reza Rajabiun (York University)
Discussants Mehmet Bac (Sabanci University)
  Doug May (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Decision Rules in Games: Experimentation and Identification
Règles de décision des jeux : expérimentation et identification
Chair Jason Childs (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
Presentations Changes In the Environment And Individual Learning [abstract]
    Jasmina Arifovic (Simon Fraser University)
    John Ledyard (California Institute of Technology)
  Competitive Burnout in the Lab [abstract]
    Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
    J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
    Yang Song (University of Guelph)
  Inferring Decision Rules in Experimental Choice Data [abstract]
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Taxation: Political Economy and Evasion
Imposition : économie politique et évasion
Chair Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi (University of the West Indies, Mona)
Presentations Political Economy of Cigarette Taxation [abstract]
    Khawaja Abdullah Al Mamun (Southern Methodist University)
  Tax Evasion and Business Culture: Why the Unofficial Economy Can Persist? [abstract]
    Monika Çule (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
Discussants Qing Hong (University of Toronto)
  Toshihiro Ihori (University of Tokyo)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Health Care: Supply and Demand
Services de santé : offre et demande
Chair Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
Presentations Empowered Patient or Empowered Physician: An Analysis of the Importance of the Gatekeeper in the Health Delivery System [abstract]
    Xiaochuan (Sherry) Wang (University of Ottawa)
    Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  The Effect of Provincial Physician Supply on Health Status in the National Population Health Survey [abstract]
    Emmanuelle Piérard (McMaster University)
  Supply Projections for Dentists in BC, SK, NS and PEI [abstract]
    Narayan Regmi (R. K. House and Associates)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Trade and Productivity Growth
Commerce et croissance de la productivité
Chair Sal AmirKhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Trade Orientation and Factor Productivity Growth in Most Industrialized Countries [abstract]
    Sal AmirKhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
    Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
  Learning-By-Doing, Learning-By-Exporting, and Productivity: Evidence From Colombia [abstract]
    Alberto Isgut (Wesleyan University)
    Ana Fernandes (World Bank)
  Large Real Exchange Rate Movements, Firm Dynamics, and Productivity Growth [abstract]
    Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
Discussants Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
  Alberto Isgut (Wesleyan University)
  Akbar Tavakoli (University of Ottawa)

Sun 12:00 - 13:30 Loc. TBA
Canadian Journal of Economics Editorial Board Lunch
Lunch du comité de rédaction de la Revue canadienne d'économique

Sun 13:30 - 14:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Annual General Meeting
Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ACE

Sun 14:30 - 16:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting (II)
Conseil exécutif de l'ACE (II)


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