CEA 39th Annual Meetings
Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29, 2005
McMaster University, Hamilton
 
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Current as of Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - Please watch for updates
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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Thu 09:00 - 09:05 Loc. TBA
CERF: Welcome to McMaster by Ken Norrie, Provost & Vice President Academic
CERF: Bienvenue à l'Université McMaster par Ken Norrie, Principal et Vice-Président Académique
Sponsored by Human Resources & Skills Development Canada, Statistics Canada, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario), Canadian Institute for Health Information, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (McMaster), and Social and Economics Dimentions of an Aging Population Research Program (McMaster)

Thu 09:05 - 09:10 Loc. TBA
CERF: Welcome by David Green & Louis Grignon (CERF co-chairs)
CERF: Bienvenue par David Green et Louis Grignon (Co-Présidents de la CERF)

Thu 09:10 - 09:15 Loc. TBA
CERF: Logistical Matters by Thomas Crossley
CERF: Problèmes logistiques par Thomas Crossley

Thu 09:15 - 11:00 Loc. TBA
CERF: Overview of the Labour Market for Physicians
CERF: Vue d'ensemble du marché du travail des médecins
Presentations Understanding the Physician Labour Market
    Lynda Buske (Canadian Medical Association)
  Physician Labour Supply in Canada
    Sung-Hee Jeon (McMaster University)
    Tom Crossley (Mcmaster University)
    Jeremiah Hurley (McMaster University)

Thu 11:15 - 13:00 Loc. TBA
CERF: La Reléve: Immigrants and Recent Graduates
CERF: La Reléve: Immigrants et diplômés récents
Presentations Educated and Underemployed: The Paradox of Nursing Graduates
    Kirsten Cleverley (McMaster University)
    Andrea Baumann (McMaster University)
    Jennifer Blythe (McMaster University)
    Doris Grinspun (RNAO)
    Catherine Tompkins (McMaster University)
  The Opportunity Cost of Unemployment: The Case of Immigrant Nurses in Ontario
    Karen McIntosh (McMaster University)
    Andrea Baumann (McMaster University)
    Jennifer Blythe (McMaster University)
  Health Graduates' Labour Force Transition: An Analysis Using the National Graduates Survey (Class of 2000)
    Chantal Vaillancourt (Statistics Canada)

Thu 14:15 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CERF: Retention of Health Human Resources
CERF: Rétention des ressources de santé humaine
Presentations Leaving Nursing, Predictors of Nursing Drop-Out and Switching Between Sectors
    Audrey Laporte (University of Toronto)
    Mohammad Alameddine (University of Toronto)
    Andrea Baumann (McMaster University)
    Ruth Croxford (University of Toronto)
    Linda O'Brien-Palass (University of Toronto)
    Raisa Deber (University of Toronto)
  High Skilled Workers and the Migration Decisions of Physicians
    Pierre-Thomas Léger (HEC Montréal, CIRANO and CIRPEE)
    Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)

Thu 15:00 - 17:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting 1
Conseil exécutif de l'ACE 1

Thu 15:45 - 16:45 Loc. TBA
CERF: New Health Human Resource Data Sources from CIHI
CERF: Donnés nouvelles des ressources de santé humaine du CIHI
Presentations New Data Sources From CIHI
    Steve Slade (CIHI)

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

 
 
 
 
 
Friday, May 27, 2005

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Portfolio Theory
Théorie du portefeuille
Chair John Maheu (University of Toronto)
Presentations Tax-Deferred Investing with Diversification Concern [abstract]
    Ashraf Zaman (St. Mary's University)
  Evaluating Portfolio Value-at-Risk Using Semi-Parametric GARCH Models [abstract]
    Jeroen Rombouts (HEC Montreal)
    Marno Verbeek (Erasmus, University Rotterdam)
  Proper Conditioning for Coherent VaR in Portfolio Management [abstract]
    Georges Tsafack (Université de Montréal)
    René Garcia (Université de Montréal)
    Éric Renault (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Discussants Jason Allen (Queen's University)
  Masayuki Hirukawa (Concordia University)
  Jie Zhou (University of Western Ontario)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Canadian Housing Markets
Marchés du logement canadien
Chair Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
Presentations Demographics and Housing Requirements Revisited [abstract]
    Tahir Abdi (Finance Canada)
  Renter Mobility, Cash Flow Shocks and Financial Strength: a Random Effects Logit Analysis [abstract]
    Marion Steele (University of Guelph)
    Jason Dean (Mc Gill University)
Discussants Umut Oguzoglu (University of Guelph)
  Marion Steele (University of Guelph)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Capital Markets and Firm Dynamics
Marchés du capital et dynamiques d'entreprises
Chair Geoffrey Dunbar (Queen's University)
Presentations Debt or Equity: Does it Matter for Firm Size Dynamics? [abstract]
    Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)
    Kim Huynh (Indiana University)
  Patterns of Comovement: The Role of Information Technology in the U.S. Economy [abstract]
    Randall Morck (Harvard University and University of Alberta)
    Hyunbae Chun (City University of New York)
    Jung-Wook Kim (Univesity of Alberta)
    Jason Lee (University of Alberta)
  Capital Control, Debt Financing and Innovative Activity [abstract]
    Dirk Czarnitzki (Catholic University Leuven)
    Kornelius Kraft (University of Dortmund)
Discussants Nazim Belhocine (Queens University)
  Jean-Etienne de Bettignies (University of British Columbia)
  Marcel-Cristian Voia (Carleton University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Retirement Decisions 1
Décisions sur le régime de retraite 1
Chair Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
Presentations Mandatory Retirement Rules and the Retirement Decisions of University Professors in Canada [abstract]
    Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)
  Registered Pension Plans and Early Retirement Incentives in Canada [abstract]
    Cristiana Pescarus (Finance Canada)
    Maud Rivard (Department of Finance Canada)
  Simulating Retirement Incentives under Private Pension Plans [abstract]
    Keith Horner (Unaffiliated)
Discussants Etienne Campens (EUREQua University Paris-1 / Cepremap)
  James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
  Tammy Schirle (University of British Columbia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Demand Systems
Systèmes de la demande
Chair Lonnie Magee (McMaster University)
Presentations Estimation of Non-Cointegrated Demand Systems [abstract]
    James Brox (University of Waterloo)
    Tony Wirjanto (University of Waterloo)
  Flexible Functional Forms, Curvature Conditions, and the Demand for Assets [abstract]
    Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
    Asghar Shahmoradi (University of Calgary)
  A Modified, Implicit, Directly Additive Demand System [abstract]
    John Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Paul Preckel (Purdue University)
    Thomas Hertel (Purdue University)
Discussants Jean Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
  Dean Mountain (McMaster University)
  Lorenzo Pozzi (Ghent University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Immigration 1: Skills
Immigration 1: qualifications
Chair Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
Presentations How is Canada Faring in the Competition for Internationally Mobile High-Skilled Workers? [abstract]
    Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
    Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
  Population Ageing, High-Skilled Immigrants and Productivity [abstract]
    Simon Harvey (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
    Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
    Jean Mercenier (Université Cergy-Pontoise)
  Return to Foreign Credentials of Temporary Workers versus Immigrants [abstract]
    Casey Warman (Carleton University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Macroéconomie en économie ouverte
Chair Nicholas Rowe (Carleton University)
Presentations The Mundell-Fleming-Dornbusch Model in a New Bottle [abstract]
    Anthony Emmanuel Landry (Boston University)
  Capital Mobility in an Open Economy Model with Embodied Productivity Growth [abstract]
    Stephen Kosempel (University of Guelph)
  Learning-By-Doing in a Small-Open Economy Model [abstract]
    Daqing Luo (McMaster University)
Discussants Ufuk Devrim Demirel (University of Virginia)
  Niloufar Entekhabi (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Carlos Resende (Université de Montréal)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Endogenous Growth
Croissance endogène
Chair Andrew Clarke (University of Melbourne)
Presentations Progressive Expenditure Taxes and Growth [abstract]
    Bill Scarth (McMaster University)
  Distortions, Structural Change and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
    Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
  Debt Contract and Endogenous Growth with Imperfect Financial Market [abstract]
    Qichun He (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Melanie O'Gorman (University of Toronto)
  Henry Tam (York University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Macroeconomics and Labour
GECM: Macroéconomie et travail
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
Presentations Accounting for the Changing Life-Cycle Profile of Earnings
    Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
  Career Choice, Marriage Timing, and the Attraction of Unequals
    Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
    Habiba Djebbari (Université Laval)
  Education and Self-Employment: Relationships Between Earnings and Wealth Inequality
    Yaz Terajima (Bank of Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade 1
Commerce international 1
Chair Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
Presentations Does It Matter Where Immigrants Work? Traded Goods, Non-Traded Goods, and Sector Specific Employment [abstract]
    Jennifer Wu (EDC Paris, ZEI / Univ. of Bonn)
    Harry P. Bowen (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School)
  Welfare Analysis for Price Change Of Imports-The Role of Oligopoly and Product Differentiation [abstract]
    Ying Kong (York University)
    Gervan Fearon (York University)
  Heterogeneous Firms and Dynamic Gains From Trade [abstract]
    Julian Emami Namini (University of Duisburg Essen)
Discussants Runjuan Liu (University of Toronto)
  James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)
  Claudiu Tunea (University Of Western Ontario)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
McEEL: Trust, Punishments, Rewards, and Cooperation in Simple Social Dilemmas
McEEL: Confiance, sanctions, récompenses et coopération dans de simples dilemmes sociaux
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Chair Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Presentations Second-Order Punishment and Reward in Public Goods Games [abstract]
    Toko Kiyonari (McMaster University)
    Pat Barclay (McMaster University)
  The Ghost in the Machine: Inferring Machine-Based Strategies from Observed Behaviour [abstract]
    William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
    John Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
  Gaming Trust and Reciprocity: Some Experimental Evidence [abstract]
    Giri Kanagaretnam (McMaster University)
    S. M. Khalid Nainar (McMaster University)
    Mohemad Shehata (McMaster University)
Discussants Neil Buckley (McMaster University)
  Kenneth S. Chan (McMaster University)
  Fei Song (Schulich School of Business)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
The Working Poor
Le prolétariat
Chair Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
Presentations Is Working a Ticket Out of Poverty? Examining the Working Poor in Canada: Facts, Trends, and Causes [abstract]
    Chen Wen-Hao (Statistics Canada)
  Determinants of Persistent Low Income for Five High Risk Groups [abstract]
    Michael Hatfield (Government Of Canada)
  Stability in Work Hours and the "Overworked and Underemployed" Canadian [abstract]
    Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
    Sebastien Larochelle-Cote (Statistics Canada)
Discussants William J. MacMinn (Health Canada)
  Ludmila Rovba (Cornell University)
  Sumati Srinivas (Radford University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
New Evidence on Total Factor Productivity
Nouvel élément sur la productivité
Chair Arman Mansoorian (University of York)
Presentations Productivity and Convergence Trends in OECD Countries: Evidence from a Normalized Quadratic Variable Profit Function [abstract]
    Guohua Feng (University of Calgary)
    Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
  Competition and Productivity Growth: The Relation from a Panel of Canadian Industries [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Total Factor Productivity Growth and R&D Expenditures of Canadian Manufacturing and Services Industries, 1973-1997 [abstract]
    Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Bilkis Khanam (Industry Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:15 Loc. TBA
CERF: Health Human Resource Issues
CERF: Enjeux des ressources de santé humaine
Presentations Trends in Nursing
    Wendy Pyper (Statistics Canada)
  Hospital Staffing and Patient Outcomes
    BeomSoo Kim (University of Maryland)
  The Distribution of Regulated Physiotherapists Across Ontario
    Paul Holyoke (University of Toronto)
    Raisa Deber (University of Toronto)
    Molly C. Verrier (University of Toronto)
    Michel D. Landry (University of Toronto)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Information
Économie de l'information
Chair Rene Kirkegaard (Brock University)
Presentations Quality, Honesty and Competition [abstract]
    Silvia Martinez Gorricho (University of Toronto)
  Lies and Slander: The Implementation of Truth-telling in Repeated Games with Private Monitoring [abstract]
    Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
  Posted-Offer vs. Double Auctions Revisited: An Investigation into Online Sports Betting [abstract]
    Alper Ozgit (University of California, Los Angeles)
Discussants Rene Kirkegaard (Brock University)
  Lester Kwong (Brock University)
  Tobias Lindqvist (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CABE: Economic Well-Being: Will the Canadian Standard of Living Improve?
CABE: Économie du bien-être: le niveau de vie canadien va-t-il augmenter?
Organizer Catherine Harris (Investment Executive)
Chair David C. Hanly (Saskatchewan Industry & Resouces)
Panelists Beata Caranci (TD Bank)
  Derek Holt (Royal Bank)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bargaining and Game Theory
Négociation et théories des jeux
Chair Konstantin Rybakov (University of Toronto)
Presentations Bargaining by Limiting Cooperation [abstract]
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
  Conflict, No Conflict, Common Interests, Mixed Interests [abstract]
    David Robinson (Laurentian University)
    David Goforth (Laurentian Univerity)
  Neutrality Theorem Revisited:An Empirical Examination of Household Public Goods [abstract]
    Hisahiro Naito (University of Tsukuba)
    Ken Yamada (University of College London)
Discussants Anton Miglo (University of Guelph)
  Lodewijk Visschers (University of Pennsylvania)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF/CDH: Federal Fiscal Forecasting: Past Errors, Future Reforms
PEF/CDH: Prévision sur le système fiscal fédéral; les erreurs du passé et les réformes à venir
Chair Bill Scarth (McMaster University)
Presentations Fiscal Forecasting and Fiscal Rules: Where to From Here?
    Tim O'Neill (O'Neill Strategic Economics)
  Fiscal Forecasting: Issues and Uncertainties
    Paul-Henry Lapointe (Finance Canada)
  Understanding Past Federal Budget Errors, and What to do About Them
    Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)
  Errors in Fiscal Forecasting: How to Make Fewer Dumb Ones and More Smart Ones
    William B.P. Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Retirement Decisions 2
Décisions sur le régime de retraite 2
Chair Natalya Dygalo (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Timing of Retirement and Family Obligations [abstract]
    Paula M. Kazi (Michigan State University)
  The Distinctive Work-to-Retirement Transitions of the Self-Employed [abstract]
    Hasheem Nouroz (Statistics Canada)
    Leroy Stone (Statistics Canada and Univ. of Montreal)
  The Effects of Health and Financial Incentives on Retirement Decisions in Canada [abstract]
    Tammy Schirle (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Hideki Ariizumi (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Kathleen Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
  Ralf Wilke (ZEW Mannheim)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Econometric Theory 1
Économétrie 1
Chair Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
Presentations Kernel Estimation When Density Does Not Exist [abstract]
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
  A Bandwidth Selection and the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Non-Experimental Data [abstract]
    Jose Galdo (Syracuse University)
    Dan Black (Syracuse University)
  A Two-Stage Plug-In Bandwidth Selection and Its Implementation for Covariance Estimation [abstract]
    Masayuki Hirukawa (Concordia University)
Discussants Jeffrey Racine (McMaster University)
  Yiguo Sun (University of Guelph)
  Marcel-Cristian Voia (Carleton University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Imperfect Competition
Concurrence imparfaite
Chair Robin Lindsey (University of Alberta)
Presentations The Quiet Life of a Monopolist: The Efficiency Losses of Monopoly Reconsidered [abstract]
    Jun Chen (Carleton University)
    Zhiqi Chen (Competition Bureau)
  The Structure of Mixed Oligopoly Under Uncertainty [abstract]
    Basher Syed (York University)
    Anam Mahmudul (York University)
    Chiang Shin-Hwan (York University)
Discussants Jean-Etienne de Bettignies (University of British Columbia)
  Andrew Eckert (University of Alberta)
  Lester Kwong (Brock University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Incomplete Markets
Marchés internationaux incomplets
Chair Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
Presentations External Debt in Neoclassical Models with Collateral Constraints: A Quantitative Investigation [abstract]
    Genevieve Verdier (Texas A&M University)
  Implicaiton of Limited Participation in International Business Cycles [abstract]
    Koichi Yoshimine (University of British Columbia)
  International Lending, Capital Controls and Wealth Inequality [abstract]
    Geoffrey Dunbar (Queen's University)
Discussants John Bluedorn (University of Oxford)
  Anthony Emmanuel Landry (Boston University)
  Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Habit in Macroeconomics
Habitude en macroéconomie
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations Well-Being, Leisure and Consumption in the Presence of a Relative Consumption Externality [abstract]
    B. Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
    Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
  On Habit Formation is a New Keynesian Business Cycle Model [abstract]
    Richard Dennis (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
  Learning-By-Doing or Habit Formation? [abstract]
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
    Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montréal)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Business Cycles
GECM: Cycles des affaires
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)
Presentations Measuring the Cost of Business Cycles with Preferences that Rationalize the Equity Premium [abstract]
    Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)
  The Cyclical Behavior of Worker Reallocation
    Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania)
    Marcus Hagedorn (University of Frankfurt)
    Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
  Schumpeterian Restructuring [abstract]
    Huw Lloyd-Ellis (Queen's University)
    Patrick Francois (University of British Columbia)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
McEEL: Learning to Play Nash
McEEL: apprendre à utiliser Nash
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Chair R. Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Presentations A Simple Test of Learning Theory [abstract]
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
    Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh)
  A Method to Their Madness: Behavioural Motivations in Voluntary Contributions to a Public Good [abstract]
    Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
  The Effects of Recommended Play on Compliance with Exogenous Targeting Instruments [abstract]
    John Spraggon (Lakehead University)
    Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)
Discussants Pat Barclay (McMaster University)
  Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
  Rod Garratt (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Poverty
Économie de la pauvreté
Chair Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)
Presentations Welfare Reforms and the Living Standards of Single Mothers: Evidence from Canadian Provinces. [abstract]
    Matthew Brzozowski (McMaster University)
  How Should We Measure Global Poverty in a Changing World? [abstract]
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Kuan Xu (Economics - Dalhousie University)
  Nonparametric Expenditure-Based Estimation of Income Under-Reporting and the Underground Economy [abstract]
    Lindsay Tedds (McMaster University)
Discussants Jose Canals-Cerda (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  Catherine Deri (Univeristy of Ottawa)
  Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: James Poterba
Conférence d'avant-garde: James Poterba
Chair Michael Smart (University of Toronto)
Speaker James Poterba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Market Imperfections in Theory and Practice: The Market for Private Annuities

Fri 10:30 - 12:15 Loc. TBA
CERF: Forecasting and Planning for Health Human Resource Requirements
CERF: Besoins de prévisions et de planification pour les resources de santé humaine
Presentations Health Human Resources and the Production Function for Health Care
    Stephen Birch (McMaster University)
    George Kephart (Dalhousie University)
    Linda O'Brien-Palass (University of Toronto)
    Gail Tomblin-Murphy (Dalhousie)
    Rob Alder (HPRAC)
  Users and Suppliers of Physician Services: A Tale of Two Populations
    Frank Denton (McMaster University)
    Amiram Gafni (McMaster University)
    Byron G Spencer (McMaster University)
  Health Human Resources Planning for Mental Health Services:Lessons Learned fm Review of Experiences in UK/Australia/New Zealand
    Gillian Mulvale (McMaster University)

Fri 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN Luncheon
CWEN: Déjeuner-conférence
Speaker Marianne Ferber (University of Illinois)
  Women in Academia: Slow Progress is Better Than No Change At All

Fri 12:15 - 13:30 Loc. TBA
CERF: Panel Discussion and Wrap Up: What Have We Learned and Where Do we Go From Here?
CERF: Réunion-débat et conclusion: qu'avons nous appris et qu'allons nous faire de ca?
Chair Byron G Spencer (McMaster University)
Panelists Owen Adams (Canadian Medical Association)
  Cliff Halliwell (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  Jeremiah Hurley (McMaster University)
  Diane Watson (University of British Columbia & CIHR)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Finance Theory
Théorie financière
Chair Ashraf Zaman (St. Mary's University)
Presentations The Trader's Dilemma: Trading Strategies and Endogenous Pricing in an Illiquid Market [abstract]
    Dan Liang (Queen's University)
    Frank Milne (Queen's University)
  Using Project Financing for Mitigating Asymmetric Information Problem [abstract]
    Anton Miglo (University of Guelph)
  Subordinated Debt and Market Discipline in Canadian Banking [abstract]
    Greg Caldwell (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Greg Caldwell (Bank of Canada)
  Konstantin Rybakov (University of Toronto)
  James Thompson (Queen's University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CWEN: Children, Health, and Poverty
CWEN: Enfants, santé et pauvreté
Organizer Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
Chair Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the Ontario Child Health Study [abstract]
    Martin D. Dooley (McMaster University)
    Paul Contoyannis (McMaster University)
  Equity in Health and Health-Care Utilization in Canada: 25 Years of Public Health Insurance [abstract]
    William J. MacMinn (Health Canada)
    Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Child Poverty in Canada [abstract]
    Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
    Tom Crossley (Mcmaster University)
Discussants Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
  Catherine Deri (Univeristy of Ottawa)
  Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CABE: Canadian Economic Outlook and Longer-Term Issues
CABE: Perspectives sur l'économie canadienne, et enjeux à long terme
Organizer Catherine Harris (Investment Executive)
Chair Ernie Stokes (Centre for Spatial Economics)
Panelists Rick Egelton (Bank of Montreal)
  Warren Jestin (Bank of Nova Scotia)
  Wojciech Szadurski (Global Insights)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
PRI: Consequences of Trade Liberalization for Canada
PRI: Conséquences de la liberalization des échanges pour le Canada
Organizer Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
Chair Randall Morck (Harvard University and University of Alberta)
Presentations Product Diversity, Management Streamlining and Productivity Growth after Free Trade [abstract]
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  The Variety Effects of Trade Liberalization [abstract]
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary and International Trade Canada)
    Shenjie Chen (International Trade Canada)
  Import Competition and Commodity Turnover [abstract]
    Alla Lileeva (York University)
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Who Does Canada Compete With in the U.S. Marketplace? Consequences of Shifting U.S. Import Market Shares and China's Export Growth [abstract]
    Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative)
    David Yerger (Indiana University Pennsylvania)
Discussants Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  Danielle Goldfarb (C.D. Howe Institute)
  Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
  Sebastien Larochelle-Cote (Statistics Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
PEF: New Thinking in Activist Industrial Policy
PEF: Nouvelle reflection en politique industrielle interventionniste
Chair Tim Armstrong (formerly of Industry Ontario)
Presentations Industrial Policy After Neoliberalism?
    Greg Albo (York University)
  Labour and Green Industrial Policy: Reflections from Sweden
    Brendan Haley (York University)
  From Industrial Policy to Community Innovation Strategies: Recent Trends in Economic Development Research and Strategy
    David A. Wolfe (University of Toronto)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Health and Taxes
Santé et impôt
Chair Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
Presentations Tobacco Taxation, Regressivity, and Time Inconsistency [abstract]
    Ian Irvine (Concordia University)
    Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)
  Redistribution Using Health Care Subsidies [abstract]
    Jean-François Wen (University of Calgary)
  Wealth, Health, and Pursuit of Happiness [abstract]
    Xiaochuan(Sherry) Wang (University of Ottawa)
    Victoria Barham (University of Ottawa)
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Emmanuel Piérard (University of Waterloo)
  Anindya Sen (Univesity of Waterloo)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Lifecycle Economics
Économie du cycle de vie
Chair Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
Presentations Public Insurance and Private Savings: Who is Affected and By How Much? [abstract]
    Alex Maynard (University of Toronto)
    Jiaping Qiu (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  On the Relevance of Demograhics in Explaining Life Cycle Consumption [abstract]
    Ekaterina Stepanova (University of Washington)
    Luigi Ventura (University of Rome)
  Self-Employment: Married or Single: Does it Make a Difference? [abstract]
    Kathleen Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
Discussants Cevat Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Canadian Fiscal Policy
Politique fiscale canadienne
Chair Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)
Presentations Redistributive Effectiveness of Three Equalization Alternatives: Representative Tax, Macro-Based and Fiscal Needs Systems. Evidence for Canada [abstract]
    Iryna Kryvoruchko (Alberta Finance)
  An Empirical Investigation of Tax Competition between Canadian Provinces [abstract]
    Ioana Daria Fodor (University of Calgary)
  Long-Term Sustainability of Public Finances in Canada: A Scenario Analysis [abstract]
    Alison McDermott (Fiscal Policy Division)
    Marie-Anne Deussing (Finance Canada)
Discussants Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
  Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
  Tracy Snoddon (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Political Economy of International Trade
Économie politique du commerce international
Chair Patrick Georges (Finance Canada)
Presentations The Heckscher-Ohlin-VaneK Model and Individual Trade Policy Preferences [abstract]
    Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary and International Trade Canada)
    James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
    Eddie Ng (University of Calgary)
  The Political Economy of Technical Regulations: An Empirical Investigation [abstract]
    Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
  Volker Nitsch (Free University Berlin)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Education and Inequality
Éducation et inégalité
Chair Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Peer Effects and Student Academic Achievement: An Application of Spatial Autoregressive Model With Group Unobservables [abstract]
    Xu Lin (Ohio State University)
  The Impact of Tuition Fees on University Access: Evidence From a Large-Scale Price Deregulation in Professional Programs [abstract]
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Gordon Cleveland (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
  Weili Ding (Queen's University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Monetary Policy and the Canadian Dollar
Politique monétaire et dollar canadien
Organizer Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Chair John Murray (Bank of Canada)
Presentations NEMO: An Equation for the Canadian Dollar [abstract]
    Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
    John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
    Ramzi Issa (Bank of Canada)
    Qiao Zhang (Bank of Canada)
  Multilateral Adjustment and the Canadian Dollar [abstract]
    Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
    Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
  Monetary Policy and the Exchange Rate in the Golden Age of Inflation Targeting [abstract]
    Nicholas Rowe (Carleton University)
Discussants Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
  William B.P. Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
  Bill Scarth (McMaster University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Learning in Macroeconomics
Apprendre en macroéconomie
Chair Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
Presentations Uncertain Trend Growth, Learning, and Economic Dynamics [abstract]
    Masashi Saito (Boston University)
  Bounded Rationality, Least Squares Learning, and Business Cycles in a Standard Growth Model [abstract]
    Laurent Cellarier (University of Guelph)
  Learning-by-Doing, Aggregate Fluctuations and Counter-Cyclical Markups [abstract]
    Andrew Clarke (University of Melbourne)
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Heterogeneity
GECM: Hétérogénéité
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Legal Institutions, Sectoral Heterogeneity, and Economic Development
    Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
    Gian Luca Clementi (New York University)
    Glenn MacDonald (Washington University at St. Louis)
  Irreversible Investment in Durable Goods and Household Consumption
    Michio Suzuki (University of Western Ontario)
  Uninsured Idiosyncratic Production Risk with Borrowing Constraints
    Francisco Covas (Bank of Canada)
  Risk Sharing
    Paul Klein (University of Western Ontario)
    Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG: Intrahousehold Allocation in Development
Répartition au sein des ménages en développement
Chair Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
Presentations What Determines Female Autonomy? Evidence from Bangladesh [abstract]
    Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
    Siwan Anderson (University of British Columbia)
  Nutrition and income: evidence from an experiment in a developing country [abstract]
    Habiba Djebbari (Université Laval)
Discussants Hélène Couprie (Université Laval)
  Christine Laporte (Statistics Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
McEEL: Market Performance
McEEL: Comportement du marché
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Chair Doug Welland (McMaster University)
Presentations Cycling Behaviour in Posted Offer Markets with Captive Buyers [abstract]
    Barbara Bloemhof (McMaster University)
  Behavior in Second-Price auctions by Highly Experienced eBay Buyers and Sellers [abstract]
    Rod Garratt (University of California, Santa Barbara)
    Mark Walker (University of Arizona)
    John Wooders (University of Arizona)
  Baseline-and-Credit Style Emission Trading Mechanisms: An Experimental Investigation of Economic Inefficiency [abstract]
    Neil Buckley (McMaster University)
    Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
    R. Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Discussants Jason Childs (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
  Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
  John Spraggon (Lakehead University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Donald Andrews
Conference d'avant-garde: Donald Andrews
Sponsored by Statistics Canada
Chair Silvia Gonçalves (University of Montreal)
Speaker Donald Andrews (Yale University)
  Inference with Weak Instruments

Fri 16:00 - 18:00 Loc. TBA
PEF: Annual General Meeting and Wine & Cheese Social
Speaker Rolf Gerstenberger (United Steelworkers Local 1005)
  Law of the Jungle: The Economics and Politics of CCAA Restructuring

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Health Insurance
Assurance maladie
Chair Jean-François Wen (University of Calgary)
Presentations Effect of Public Long-Term Care Insurance on Medical Care Demand [abstract]
    Hideki Ariizumi (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Ake Blomqvist (National University of Singapore)
  Why is Public Health Insurance Efficient? [abstract]
    Olga Lavrova (University of Ottawa)
    Victoria Barham (University of Ottawa)
  Hospital Competition Under Public Insurance [abstract]
    Ugurhan G. Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
Discussants Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)
  Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Overlapping Generations and Aging
Chevauchement des générations et vieillissement
Chair Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
Presentations Population Ageing and the Accumulation of Human Capital: A Computable Overlapping Generations Model Approach [abstract]
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
    Jean Mercenier (Université Cergy-Pontoise)
  Government Debt, Taxation, and the Economic Dynamics of Population Ageing [abstract]
    Maximilian Baylor (Finance Canada)
Discussants Laurent Cellarier (University of Guelph)
  Koichi Yoshimine (University of British Columbia)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Canadian Wages and Earnings
Salaires canadiens et bénéfices
Chair Jeremiah Hurley (McMaster University)
Presentations Should Workers Care About Firm Size? [abstract]
    Stephanie Lluis (University of Minnesota)
    Ana Ferrer (University of British Columbia)
  Disability and the Labour Market in Canada: an Analysis of Wage Differentials and Employment Effects of Wage Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities [abstract]
    Ludmila Rovba (Cornell University)
  The Instability of Family Earnings in Canada, 1986-1991 and 1996-2001 [abstract]
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
    Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistis Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CESG: Econometrics Poster Session
CESG: Séance d'économétrie à l'affiche
Organizer Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph)
Chair Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph)
Presentations Joint Change Point Estimation in Regression Coefficients and Variances of the Errors of a Linear Model [abstract]
    Oleg Glouchakov (York University)
  Can Dynamic Panel Data Explain Finance-Growth Link? An Empirical Likelihood Approach [abstract]
    Umut Oguzoglu (University of Guelph)
    Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph)
  Third-Order Inference in Economics [abstract]
    Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
  Nonlinear DID Estimation of the Treatment Effect When the Outcome Variable is the Employment/Unemployment Duration [abstract]
    Marcel-Cristian Voia (Carleton University)
  Size Matters: Covariance Matrix Estimation Under the Alternative [abstract]
    Jason Allen (Queen's University)
  Improved Nonparametric Inference for the Mean of a Bounded Random Variable with Application to Poverty Measures [abstract]
    Mame Astou Diouf (Université de Montréal)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Simplified Edgeworth Expansions for Nonlinear Estmators [abstract]
    Gubhinder Kundhi (York University)
    Paul Rilstone (York University)
  An Opportunistic Fisher Effect? [abstract]
    Zisimos Koustas (Brock University)
    Jean Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
  Non-Parametric Exchange Rate Prediction: Revisited [abstract]
    Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
  Trend and Cycles: A New Approach and Explanations of Some Old Puzzles [abstract]
    Tatsuma Wada (Boston University)
    Pierre Perron (Boston University)
  Nonparametric Estimation of Propensity Score with Local Maximum Likelihood Method [abstract]
    Cevat Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)
  Asymmetry in Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices for U.S. Retail Market: An Application of Hidden Cointergration Techniques [abstract]
    Afshin Honarvar (University of Calgary)
    Frank J. Atkins (University of Calgary)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of Education 1
Économie de l'éducation 1
Chair Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)
Presentations Birth Order and Educational Achievement :an Investigation of African American Families using the PSID [abstract]
    Stephane Mechoulan (University of Toronto)
    Kantarevic Jasmin (University of Toronto)
  Educational Spillovers: Does One Size Fit All [abstract]
    Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Baumann (College of the Holy Cross)
Discussants Pierre R. Brochu (University of British Columbia)
  Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: International Macroeconomics
GECM: Macroéconomie internationale
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Has Exchange Rate Pass-Through Really Declined in Canada? A General Equilibrium Approach
    Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
  Twin Dollarization and Exchange Rate Policy Expectation
    Kang Shi (University of British Columbia)
  Endogenous Borrowing Constraints and Consumption Volatility in a Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Carlos Resende (Université de Montréal)
  Currency Areas and Monetary Coordination [abstract]
    Qing Liu (University of Toronto)
    Shouyong Shi (University of Toronto)
Discussants Salem Nechi (Queen's University)
  Yelena Takhtamanova (California State University, Sacramento)
  Genevieve Verdier (Texas A&M University)
  Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG: Labour and Development
CDSG: Travail et développement
Chair Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
Presentations The Impact of the Non-Farm Sector on Labour Earnings and Gender Disparities in India: 1983-1999 [abstract]
    Ashok Kotwal (University of British Columbia)
    Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
    Bharat Ramswami (Indian Statistical Institute)
    wilima Wadhwa (India Development Foundation)
  Does Child Labor Decline with Household Income? A Non-Parametric Approach [abstract]
    Ana Dammert (Syracuse University)
Discussants Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
  Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
McEEL: Productivity, Money, and Income Distributions in Laboratory Environments
McEEL: Productivité, monnaie et distribution des revenues dans les environnements de laboratoire
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Chair Kenneth S. Chan (McMaster University)
Presentations The Effects of Compensation Schemes on Self-Selection and Productivity: An Experimental Investigation [abstract]
    Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
    Fei Song (Schulich School of Business)
    Francis Tapon (University of Guelph)
  Money as a Medium of Exchange: An Experiment [abstract]
    Jason Childs (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
    Gil Breau (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
  Coordination, Cooperation and the Distribution of Income in a Public Good Environment [abstract]
    Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
    Kenneth S. Chan (McMaster University)
    Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
    R. Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Discussants Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
  Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
  Mary-Anne Sillamaa (University of Toronto, Scarborough)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Children and Social Policy
Enfants et politique sociale
Chair Martin D. Dooley (McMaster University)
Presentations The Level, Growth and Volatility of Family Income: Experiences of Canadian Children from 1996 to 2001 [abstract]
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
  The Quality Gap: A Study of Nonprofit and Commercial Child Care Centres in Canada [abstract]
    Gordon Cleveland (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
    Michael Krashinsky (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
  Retailer Compliance as a Predictor of Youth Smoking Participation and Consumption [abstract]
    Alan Diener (Health Canada)
    Rashid Ahmed (University of Waterloo)
    Judy Snider (Health Canada)
    Murray J. Kaiserman (Health Canada)
Discussants Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
70 Years of Central Banking
70 ans de banque centrale
Sponsored by Bank of Canada
Organizer John Murray (Bank of Canada)
Chair David Dodge (Bank of Canada)
Panelists John Chant (Simon Fraser University)
  John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  David Laidler (University of Western Ontario)
  Angela Redish (University of British Columbia)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Diffusion of Innovation
Diffusion de l'innovation
Chair Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
Presentations Diffusion of Innovation: University vs. Corporate [abstract]
    Carlos Rosell (University of Toronto)
    Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
  Investment in Information and Communication Technologies : An Empirical analysis [abstract]
    Gilbert Cette (Banque de France / Université de la Méditerranée)
    Jimmy Lopez (Université de la Méditerranée)
    Pierre-Alexandre Noual (University of Chicago )
  Information Technology and Intangible Output: The Impact of IT Investment on Innovation Productivity [abstract]
    Landon Kleis (University of British Columbia)
    Paul Chwelos (University of British Columbia)
    Ronald Ramirez (University of Colorado at Denver)
    Kenneth Kraemer (University of California, Irvine)
Discussants Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
  Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Anindya Sen (Univesity of Waterloo)

Fri 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
Innis Lecture
Conférence Innis
Chair Huw Lloyd-Ellis (Queen's University)
Speaker Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia)
  Explorations in Medium-Run Macroeconomics

Fri 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
Provost's Reception
Récéption du Principal de l'Université

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, May 28, 2005

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Asset Pricing
Évaluation des actifs
Chair Masayuki Hirukawa (Concordia University)
Presentations Extremes and Extreme Dependence in the NASDAQ and S&P 500 Indices [abstract]
    John W Galbraith (McGill University)
    Serguei Zernov (TD Asset Management)
  Conditioning Information and Variance Bounds on Pricing Kernels With Higher-Order Moments: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Fousseni Chabi Yo (Bank of Canada)
Discussants John W Galbraith (McGill University)
  John Maheu (University of Toronto)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Misrepresentation and Clubs
Représentation déformée et clubs
Chair David Bjerk (McMaster University)
Presentations Thinking Economically About Plagiarism [abstract]
    Alan Collins (University of Portsmouth)
    Guy Judge (University of Portsmouth)
    Neil Rickman (University of Surrey)
  Private Sector Money as a Collusion Device [abstract]
    Seamus Hogan (University of Canterbury)
  The Economics of Fake Degrees [abstract]
    Tarik Lakhal (University of Burgundy)
    Gilles Grolleau (UMR INRA ENESAD)
    Naoufel Mzoughi (UMR INRA ENESAD)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Central Bank Opacity
Opacité de la Banque Centrale
Chair Matthew Doyle (Iowa State University)
Presentations Secrecy Versus Selective Disclosure in Sterilized Foreign Exchange Interventions [abstract]
    Richard Barnett (Villanova University)
    Saltuk Ozerturk (Southern Methodist University)
  Information Acquisition, Dissemination and Transparency of Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Jacob Wong (University of British Columbia)
Discussants James Chapman (University of Iowa)
  Nicholas Rowe (Carleton University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH: Institutions, Policies, and Progress in Historical Perspective
CNEH: Institutions, politique et progrès d'un point de vue historique
Organizer Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Chair Ian Keay (Queen's University)
Presentations The Effect of Religious Denomination on Wealth [abstract]
    Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)
  Education for Export? Schooling Canadians, 1900-1970 [abstract]
    Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
    Alan Green (Queen's University)
  Back to the Roots: Borders and Trade in Canada, 1933-39 [abstract]
    Volker Nitsch (Free University Berlin)
Discussants Gillian Hamilton (University of Toronto)
  Frank Lewis (Queen's University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Nominating Committee Meeting
Comité de nomination de l'ACE

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Separations
Classification du marché du travail
Chair David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Presentations The Long-Term Effects of Displacement on Family Income [abstract]
    Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistis Canada)
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Unionization and Plant Closure in Canada [abstract]
    Tony Fang (University of Northern British Columbia)
    John Heywood (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  Severance Payments and Judicial Mistakes [abstract]
    Nikolai Stähler (University of Mainz)
Discussants Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Health and Labour Supply
Santé et offre de travail
Chair Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Productivity And Welfare Losses Of Absenteeism For Canadian Labour Force With Diabetes Mellitus [abstract]
    Farah Farahati (McMaster University)
    Jeremiah Hurley (McMaster University)
  Parental Hours of Work and Child Behavioural and Emotional Outcomes [abstract]
    Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
  Maternal Labour Supply and Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Canada: Evidence from the NLSCY [abstract]
    Yee Fei Chia (University of Toronto)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Econometric Theory 2
Économétrie 2
Chair James MacKinnon (Queen's University)
Presentations Nonstandard Asymptotics for Quantile Regression [abstract]
    Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
  Improving the Efficiency and Robustness of the Smoothed Maximum Score Estimator [abstract]
    Yulia Kotlyarova (Dalhousie University)
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
  Semiparametric Estimation of Regression Functions Under Shape Invariance Restrictions [abstract]
    Ralf Wilke (ZEW Mannheim)
Discussants Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
  Yulia Kotlyarova (Dalhousie University)
  Ralf Wilke (ZEW Mannheim)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG: Fiscal Federalism 1
GECEP: Fiscalité au niveau federal 1
Chair Tracy Snoddon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations The Progressivity of Equalization Payments in Federations [abstract]
    Michel Poitevin (Université de Montréal)
    Nicolas Gravel (Université de la Méditerranée)
  Risk Sharing and Job Turnover in the Swedish Regions [abstract]
    Linda Andersson (Umeå University)
    Johan Lundberg (Umeå University)
  Vertical Versus Horizontal Tax Externalities: An Empirical Test [abstract]
    Mario Jametti (McMaster University)
    Marius Brülhart (University of Lausanne)
Discussants Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
  Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
  Ioana Daria Fodor (University of Calgary)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Immigration 2: New Evidence
Immigration 2: nouveaux éléments
Chair Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
Presentations What Lessons Can We Learn From the Body Mass of Immigrants? [abstract]
    Catherine Deri (Univeristy of Ottawa)
  The Migration of Educated Mexicans: The Role of Informal Social Insurance [abstract]
    Alfredo Cuecuecha (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
  The Earnings Patterns of Recent Cohorts of Immigrants -- Evidence from Tax Data [abstract]
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
Discussants Vincenzo Caponi (University of Western Ontario)
  Mikal Skuterud (Statistics Canada)
  Casey Warman (Carleton University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDH: Ontario School Performance in Context
CDH: Résultats de l'école en Ontario en contexte
Organizer Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
Chair Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations Signpost of Success: Interpreting Ontario's Elementary School Test Scores
    David R. Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants Stephen Easton (Simon Fraser University)
  Richard Jones (EQAO)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CSGB: Competition Policy
CSGB: Politique de la concurrence
Organizer Tom Ross (University of British Columbia)
Chair Anindya Sen (Univesity of Waterloo)
Presentations Information-Sharing Implications of Horizontal Mergers [abstract]
    Albert Banal-Estanol (University of Western Ontario)
  Predatory Pricing in Airlines: Lessons from Four Countries
    Roger Ware (Queen's University)
  Reward Programs and Entry Deterrence [abstract]
    Lester Kwong (Brock University)
Discussants Zhiqi Chen (Competition Bureau)
  Ken Corts (University of Toronto)
  Andrew Eckert (University of Alberta)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Real Effects of Exchange-Rate Changes
Effets réels des changements du taux de change
Chair Alex Maynard (University of Toronto)
Presentations The Impact of Large Real Exchange Rate Movements on Firm's Performance: A Case Study of Taiwanese Manufacturing Firms [abstract]
    Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
    Jin-Tan Liu (National Taiwan University and NBER)
  Labour Market Adjustments to Exchange Rate Fluctuations: Evidence from Canadian Manufacturing Industries [abstract]
    Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
    Terence Yuen (Bank of Canada)
  Understanding Changes in Exchange-Rate Pass-Through [abstract]
    Yelena Takhtamanova (California State University, Sacramento)
Discussants Qing Liu (University of Toronto)
  Kang Shi (University of British Columbia)
  Yelena Takhtamanova (California State University, Sacramento)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDSG: Growth in Africa
CDSG: Croissance en Afrique
Chair Franque Grimard (McGill University)
Presentations Trade Growth under AGOA [abstract]
    Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)
    Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto)
  Africa's Missed Agricultural Revolution: Examining the Links between Factor Endowments, Government Investment, and Technological Change in Agriculture [abstract]
    Melanie O'Gorman (University of Toronto)
Discussants Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
  Genevieve Verdier (Texas A&M University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade 2
Commerce international 2
Chair Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary and International Trade Canada)
Presentations Relationship Specificity, Incomplete Contracts and the Pattern of Trade [abstract]
    Nathan Nunn (University of Toronto)
  Institutional Design and Antidumping [abstract]
    Claudiu Tunea (University Of Western Ontario)
  Foreign Ownership: Cause or Consequence? [abstract]
    Hankook Kim (University of Toronto)
Discussants B. Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
  Hankook Kim (University of Toronto)
  Yanling Wang (Carleton University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Auctions
Économie des enchères
Chair Simon Board (University of Toronto)
Presentations Numerical Analysis of Asymmetric First Price Auctions with Reserve Prices [abstract]
    Wayne-Roy Gayle (University of Pittsburgh)
    Jean-Francois Richard (University of Pittsburgh)
  eBay 9/11 [abstract]
    Jose Canals-Cerda (University of Colorado at Boulder)
    Jason Pearcy (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  The Phantom Made Me Jump! Preemptive Jump Bidding in Auctions [abstract]
    Rene Kirkegaard (Brock University)
Discussants Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
  William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
  Alper Ozgit (University of California, Los Angeles)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Canada-U.S. Productivity Differences
Canada-USA: difference de productivité
Chair Tahir Abdi (Finance Canada)
Presentations Unbalanced Growth in Canada and the United States: Demand and Supply Effects [abstract]
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Anik Dufour (Industry Canada)
  Disparities in Technology Diffusion between Canada and the U.S.: Patterns, Causes and Determinants [abstract]
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
  The Role of Industry Composition in the M&E Investment Intensity Gap between Canada and the U.S. [abstract]
    Edgard Rodriguez (Finance Canada)
    Anthony Fisher (Department of Finance)
Discussants Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Edgard Rodriguez (Finance Canada)
  Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance
Finance: approche empirique
Chair Fousseni Chabi Yo (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Market Impact of Corporate News Stories [abstract]
    Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
    Murray Z. Frank (University of British Columbia)
  Boards and Corporate Governance in a Typical Country [abstract]
    Najah Attig (Saint Mary's University)
    Randall Morck (Harvard University and University of Alberta)
  Fund Flows and Performance: A Study of Canadian Equity Funds [abstract]
    Rajeeva Sinha (University of Windsor)
    Vijay Jog (Carleton University)
Discussants Najah Attig (Saint Mary's University)
  Rajeeva Sinha (University of Windsor)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Ethics
Éthique
Chair Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Presentations What is Pro-Poor Growth? [abstract]
    Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
    Quentin Wodon (World Bank)
  Classical Utilitarianism and the Repugnant Conclusion [abstract]
    Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Peter Ibbott (University of Western Ontario)
  Ashok Kotwal (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH: Resources, Property Rights, and Canadian Economic Development
CNEH: Ressources, droit de propriété et développement économique canadien
Organizer Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Chair Alan Green (Queen's University)
Presentations Mostly Harmless: Socialists, Populists, Policies and the Economic Development of Alberta and Saskatchewan [abstract]
    Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
    Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
  Is the Staples Thesis Dead? Economic Contributions Made by Canada's Natural Resource Industries Through the Twentieth Century [abstract]
    Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  The Early Development of Indian Agriculture on the Canadian Prairies [abstract]
    Tony Ward (Brock University)
Discussants Peter George (McMaster University)
  Ken Norrie (McMaster University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF: Macroeconomic Narratives and Macroeconomic Models
PEF: Histoires macroéconomiques et modèles macroéconomiques
Presentations A Simple Macroeconomic Model
    H. Sonmez Atesoglu (Clarkson University)
    John Smithin (York University)
  Labour Market Narratives in Textbook Macro
    Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)
  A Regulationist/Marxist Model of Macro-Instability
    Jean-Guy Loranger (Université de Montréal)
  Managing Without Growth
    Peter Victor (York University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Health Care Costs
Coûts du système de santé
Chair Seamus Hogan (University of Canterbury)
Presentations Are health care prices really rising? Evidence from heart attack treatments in Canada [abstract]
    Ruolz Ariste (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
    Bachir Belhadji (Health Canada)
    Charles Mallory (Health Canada, ARAD )
  The Quicker and Sicker Issue Revisited: The Case of British Columbia [abstract]
    Eugenia Amporfu (Bishop's University)
  Trends in Access and Utilization of Diagnostic Services in Canada [abstract]
    Piyanjali Tissaaratchy (Health Canada)
Discussants Ake Blomqvist (National University of Singapore)
  Alexandra Constant (Health Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Innovation Policy and Performance
Politique de l'innovation et ses résultats
Organizer Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
  Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
Chair Richard Roy (Industry Canada)
Presentations Market-Based Innovation vs. Originality-Based Innovation: Do They Confer the Same Advantage on Commercialization? [abstract]
    Pierre Therrien (Industry Canada)
  The Role of Benchmarking and Targets in Canadian Innovation Policy [abstract]
    Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
    Richard Roy (Industry Canada)
    Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
  Canada's Low Business R&D Intensity: the Role of Industry Composition [abstract]
    Aled ab Iorwerth (Federal Government)
Discussants John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Don McFetridge (Carleton University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bootstrap
L'amorce
Chair Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
Presentations Bootstrapping Realized Volatility [abstract]
    Silvia Gonçalves (University of Montreal)
    Nour Meddahi (Université de Montréal)
  Applications of the Fast Double Bootstrap [abstract]
    James MacKinnon (Queen's University)
  Examining Ricardian Equivalence by Estimating and Bootstrapping a Nonlinear Dynamic Panel Model [abstract]
    Lorenzo Pozzi (Ghent University)
    Griet Malengier (Ghent University)
Discussants Silvia Gonçalves (University of Montreal)
  Serguei Zernov (TD Asset Management)
  Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Immigration 3: Developments in Canadian Immigration
Immigration 3: développement de l'immigration canadienne
Organizer Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
Chair David Green (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The New Migration: Global Labour Markets and Return Migration [abstract]
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
    Chris Robinson (University of Western Ontario)
  Immigrants, High-Wage Employers and Social Networks [abstract]
    Mikal Skuterud (Statistics Canada)
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
  Intergenerational Mobility among the Children of Canadian Immigrants [abstract]
    Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
    Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
Discussants David Green (University of British Columbia)
  Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDH: Policy Issues in Education
CDH: Enjeux politiques de l'éducation
Organizer Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
Chair Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations Raising the School Leaving Age
    Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto)
  The True Level of Public Support for Higher Education: Measuring Effective Tax Rates on Human Capital in Canada
    James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
    Kirk Collins (University of Western Ontario)
  University Salary Structure and the Quality and Quantity of Research
    John Chant (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Michael Coelli (University of British Columbia)
  Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  David Laidler (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Emerging Market Crises
Crises des marchés émergents
Chair Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)
Presentations Global Monetary Conditions versus Country-Specific Factors in the Determination of Emerging Market Spreads [abstract]
    Paul Masson (University of Toronto)
    Mansoor Dailami (World Bank)
    Jean Jose Padou (University of Toronto)
  Optimal Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Crisis-Prone Small Open Economies [abstract]
    Rajesh Singh (Iowa State University)
    Joydeep Bhattacharya (Iowa State University)
  A Model of Self-Fulfilling Exchange Rate Crisis With Sovereign Debts [abstract]
    Millan Mulraine (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Monetary Policy and Inflation
GECM: Politique monétaire et inflation
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair André Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Dynamic Stochastic Theories with an Appliation to New Keynesian Pricing
    André Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Monetary Policy Under Existing Inflation Targetting Regimes
    Rhys Mendes (University of Toronto)
  Modelling the Central Bank Repo Rate in a Dynamic General Equilibrium Framework [abstract]
    Emanuel Leao (Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa)
    Pedro Leao (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao)
  Optimal Monetary Policy with Vertical Production and Trade
    Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
    Kang Shi (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDSG: Family Economics and Development
CDSG: Économie de la famille et développement
Chair Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The Economics of Child Trafficking [abstract]
    Flaubert Mbiekop (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
    Stéphane Pallage (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  An Almost Exact Overlapping Generations Model of the Rendille of Northern Kenya [abstract]
    Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
    Eric Roth (University of Victoria)
    Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
  Patrilocality and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Central Asia [abstract]
    Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)
Discussants J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
  Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
  Stephen Kosempel (University of Guelph)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Environmental Industrial Organization
Organisation de l'environnement industriel
Chair Sang-Chul Suh (University of Windsor)
Presentations The Enforcement of Environmental Regulations in a Spatial Setting [abstract]
    Andrew Eckert (University of Alberta)
    Heather Eckert (University of Alberta)
  Mandatory Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs in Canada: Are They Economically Efficient? [abstract]
    Arian Khaleghi Moghadam (University of Guelph)
    John Livernois (University of Guelph)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment 1
Investissement direct étranger 1
Chair Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
Presentations Overseas Production and Distribution [abstract]
    Kazutaka Takechi (Hosei University)
  The Determinants of Canadian Foreign Direct Investment Abroad [abstract]
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary and International Trade Canada)
    Shenjie Chen (International Trade Canada)
  Determinants of FDI: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry [abstract]
    Yiagadeesen Samy (Carleton University)
    Rose Cunningham (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Rob Porter
Conférence d'avant-garde: Rob Porter
Chair Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto)
Speaker Rob Porter (Northwestern University)
  Collusion in Auctions

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Social Capital
Le capital social
Chair Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Presentations How's the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace [abstract]
    John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
    Haifang Huang (University of British Columbia)
  Formal and Informal Social Capital: The Relationship Between Income and Network Participation [abstract]
    Ann Largey (Queens University Belfast)
  Participation aux associations et relation de service : le cas du secteur culturel [abstract]
    Damien Rousselière (Université Pierre Mendes France Grenoble II)
    Danièle Demoustier (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble)

Sat 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
Purvis Luncheon
Dîner-conférence Purvis
Chair Peter George (McMaster University)
Speaker Robert Frank (Cornell University)
  Why Does Context Matter More for Some Goods Than Others?

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Contract Theory
Théorie des contrats
Chair Seungjin Han (McMaster University)
Presentations Firm Dynamics and Aggregate Volatility with Endogenously Segmented Credit Markets [abstract]
    Antonio Falato (HEC Montreal)
  Licensing a Headstart Innovation [abstract]
    Can Erutku (Competition Bureau)
    Yves Richelle (Université de Montréal)
  Ex Post Production Flexiblity as a Real Option and Industrial Sourcing [abstract]
    Travis Ka Ho Ng (University of Toronto)
Discussants Syed Basher (York University)
  Kim Huynh (Indiana University)
  Konstantin Rybakov (University of Toronto)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Phillips Curves
Courbes de Phillips
Chair Richard Dennis (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
Presentations Inflation Expectations, Factor-Market Structure and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve for Canada [abstract]
    Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
  Inflation Dynamics and the Role of Expectations: Evidence from the Ifo World Economic Survey [abstract]
    Steffen Henzel (ifo Institute for Economic Research)
    Timo Wollmershäuser (ifo Institute)
  Why Didn't Japanese Deflation Accelerate in the Nineties? [abstract]
    Emmanuel De Veirman (Johns Hopkins University)
Discussants Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
  Richard Dennis (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
  Marie Diron (European Central Bank)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH: Labour Market History
CNEH: Histoire du marché du travail
Organizer Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Chair Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Presentations Enabling the Visible Hand: Female Labour Force Participation and Industrial Concentration in the Early 20th Century [abstract]
    Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
    Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  A Ticket to Trade: Belgian Workers and Globalization Before 1914 [abstract]
    Michael Huberman (Université de Montréal)
  English Agrarian Labor Productivity Rates After the Black Death: A Case Study, Part 2 [abstract]
    Eona Karakacili (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)
  Herb Emery (University of Calgary)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of Education 2
Économie de l'éducation 2
Chair David R. Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Estimating Dynamic Treatment Effects from Project STAR [abstract]
    Weili Ding (Queen's University)
    Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
  Does Classroom Attendance Matter? Evidence from an Ontario ITAL [abstract]
    Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
    Paul Pieper (Humber College)
  Student Loans and Access to Post-Secondary Education: Evidence From the New Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey [abstract]
    Christine Laporte (Statistics Canada)
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
Discussants Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  David R. Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Christine Neill (University of Toronto & Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Exploiting Productivity Improvements
Exploiter les améliorations de la productivité
Chair Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Assessing Canada's Commercialization Performance inInternational Perspective [abstract]
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
  What Determines Absorptive Capacity? [abstract]
    Tobias Schmidt (Center for European Economic Research)
  Productivity, Growth, and Internationalisation: The Case of German and British High Techs [abstract]
    Helmut Fryges (Centre for European Economic Research)
Discussants Aled ab Iorwerth (Federal Government)
  Guy Gellatly (Statistics Canada)
  Alla Lileeva (York University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Forecasting
Prévisions
Chair John W Galbraith (McGill University)
Presentations Learning, Forecasting and Structural Breaks [abstract]
    John Maheu (University of Toronto)
    Stephen Gordon (Université Laval)
  Forecasting Canadian GDP: Region-Specific Versus Country-Wide Information [abstract]
    David Dupuis (Bank of Canada)
    Frederick Demers (Bank of Canada)
Discussants John W Galbraith (McGill University)
  James MacKinnon (Queen's University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG: Public Economic Theory 1
GECEP: Théorie de l'économie publique 1
Chair Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
Presentations Collective Risk Control [abstract]
    Toshihiro Ihori (University of Tokyo)
    Martin McGuire (University of California-Irvine)
  Differential Time and Money Pricing as a Mechanism for In-Kind Redistribution [abstract]
    Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
    Bonggeun Kim (University of Canterbury)
  The Law and Economics of Compensation for Aboriginal Resource Rights [abstract]
    Cherie Metcalf (Queen's University)
Discussants Rafat Alam (University of Ottawa)
  Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
  Jukka Pirttila (Labour Institute for Economic Research)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economy of China
L'économie de la Chine
Chair Wai-Ming Ho (York University)
Presentations Nutrition Transition and Intrahousehold Allocation of Food [abstract]
    Yiu-fai Lee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  Reorganizing China's Health Care System: Lessons from Canada and Other Countries [abstract]
    Ake Blomqvist (National University of Singapore)
  A Probe into the Status Quo & Problems of SMEs in China [abstract]
    Guohan Zhu (University of Ottawa)
    Hanchuan Lin (University of International Business and Economics)
    Jie He (Zhongnan University of Economics & Law)
    Hongxi Guan (Zhongnan University of Economics & Law)
Discussants Hideki Ariizumi (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Jinli Zeng (National University of Singapore)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
IMF Issues
FMI: Enjeux
Organizer Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Chair Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Sovereign Debt Defaults and Financing Needs [abstract]
    Mark Kruger (International Monetary Fund)
    Miguel Messmacher (International Monetary Fund)
  Bi-Polar Disorder: Exchange Rate Regimes, Economic Crisis and the IMF. [abstract]
    Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
    Graham Bird (University of Surrey)
  IMF Lending and Sovereign Credit Risk [abstract]
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
    Ryan Felushko (Bank of Canada)
  Dealing with Country Diversity: Challenges for the IMF Coninsurance Model [abstract]
    Adrian Penalver (Bank of England)
    Gregor Irwin (Bank of England)
    Chris Salmon (Bank of England)
    Ashley Taylor (London School of Economics)
Discussants Paul Masson (University of Toronto)
  Yiagadeesen Samy (Carleton University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CSGB: Recent Developments in Canadian Competition Policy
CSGB: Développements récents dans la politique de la concurrence canadienne
Organizer Tom Ross (University of British Columbia)
Chair Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia)
Panelists Andy Baziliauskas (LEGG)
  Patrick Hughes (Competition Bureau Canada)
  David Krause (Competition Bureau Canada)
  Don McFetridge (Carleton University)
  Tom Ross (University of British Columbia)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Tools of Fiscal Policy
Outils en politique fiscale
Chair David Murrell (University of Brunswick)
Presentations Do Public Sector Reforms Get Rusty? An Empirical Analysis on Contracting-Out [abstract]
    Germa Bel (Universitat de Barcelona & Cornell University)
    Anton Costas (Universitat de Barcelona)
  Incentive-Compatible Grants-in-Aid-Mechanisms for Federations with Local Tax Competition and Asymmetric Information [abstract]
    Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher (Chemnitz University of Technology)
    Thomas Kuhn (Chemnitz University of Technology)
  Market Distortions and Public Enterprise Strategies in an International Mixed Oligopoly [abstract]
    Mehrdad Sepahvand (The University of Nottingham)
    Richard Cornes (The University of Nottingham)
Discussants Binyam Solomon (National Defence)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Housing and Portfolio Choice
GECM: Immobilier et choix de portefeuille
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations First-Time House Buyers
    Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
  Housing, Personal Bankruptcy, and Entrepreneurship
    Césaire Meh (Bank of Canada)
    Yaz Terajima (Bank of Canada)
  Portfolio Choice in Taxable and Tax-Deferred Accounts [abstract]
    Jie Zhou (University of Western Ontario)
  The Need for Cash andthe Credit Card Debt Puzzle
    Irina Telyukova (University of Pennsylvania)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Valuing Natural Resources
Estimer la valeur des ressources naturelles
Chair Robert Cairns (McGill University)
Presentations Contrasting Contingent Claims and Dynamic Programming Approaches for Valuing a Risky Resource Investment [abstract]
    Margaret Insley (University of Waterloo)
    Tony Wirjanto (University of Waterloo)
  "Adopt a Hypothetical Pup": A Count Data Approach to the Valuation of Wildlife [abstract]
    Roberto Martinez-Espineira (St Francis Xavier University)
  Efficient Labelling Policies for Credence Goods: Who Should Pay? [abstract]
    Soham Baksi (McGill University)
    Pinaki Bose (University of Memphis)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Optimal Monetary Policy
Politique monétaire optimale
Chair Genevieve Verdier (Texas A&M University)
Presentations A Two Sector Small Open Economy Model. Which Inflation to Target? [abstract]
    Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
    Eva Ortega (Bank of Canada)
  Does the Optimal Monetary Policy Matter for the Current Account Dynamics [abstract]
    Min Lu (University of British Columbia)
  Technical Change, Staggered Contracts, and Optimal Rate of Inflation [abstract]
    Niloufar Entekhabi (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Steven Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Discussants Matthew Doyle (Iowa State University)
  Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
  Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Anne Case
Conférence d'avant-garde: Anne Case
Chair Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
Speaker Anne Case (Princeton University)
  Orphans in Africa

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Policies
Politiques du marché du travail
Chair Stephanie Lluis (University of Minnesota)
Presentations Impacts of the 1996 Employment Insurance Reform: Wage Movements Within and Across Employment Spells [abstract]
    Kailing Shen (University of British Columbia)
  Deregulating Job Placement in Europe: A Microeconometric Evaluation of an Innovative Voucher Scheme in Germany [abstract]
    Henrik Winterhager (Centre for European Economic Research)
    Anja Heinze (Centre for European Economic Research)
    Alexander Spermann (Centre for European Economic Research)
  The Opportunity Costs of Informal Care in Canada [abstract]
    Ehsan Latif (Thompson Rivers University)
Discussants Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
  Chris Riddell (Queen's University)
  Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics Theory
Théorie de l'économie du travail
Chair Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)
Presentations Unions, Wage Setting, and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Joerg Lingens (University of Regensburg)
  Dynamic Effects of the Labour Market Policies: Theory and Applications [abstract]
    Etienne Campens (EUREQua University Paris-1 / Cepremap)
  Skill-Biased Technological Change, Fertility Choice and Gender Inequality [abstract]
    Henry Tam (York University)
Discussants Aled ab Iorwerth (Federal Government)
  Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH: Pre-Industrial Canadian Development
CNEH: Développement pré-industriel canadien
Organizer Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Chair Eona Karakacili (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Native American Living Standards in the Mid-Eighteenth Century [abstract]
    Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
    Ann Carlos (University of Colorado)
    Alexander MacDonald (University of British Columbia)
  Bank Mergers, Branch Networks, and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence from Canada, 1889-1926. [abstract]
    Kam Hon Chu (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  Was Pre-Industrial Society Malthusian? Tests from England and New France [abstract]
    Gillian Hamilton (University of Toronto)
    Greg Clark (University of California-Davis)
Discussants Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
  Tony Ward (Brock University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Payment Systems
Systèmes de paiement
Organizer Nadja Kamhi (Bank of Canada)
Chair Neville Arjani (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Policy in International Payment Systems with a Timing Friction [abstract]
    James Chapman (University of Iowa)
  Central Counterparties
    Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)
    Cyril Monnet (European Central Bank)
  LVTS and the Overnight Market in Canada [abstract]
    Nadja Kamhi (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Can Hakyemez (Carleton University)
  Min Lu (University of British Columbia)
  Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Physicians' Choices
Choix des médecins
Chair Stephane Mechoulan (University of Toronto)
Presentations Will an Increasing Proportion of Female Physicians Reduce the Availability of Physician Services? An Empirical Analysis [abstract]
    Alexandra Constant (Health Canada)
    Pierre-Thomas Léger (HEC Montréal, CIRANO and CIRPEE)
  Interprovincial Migration of Physicians in Canada: what are the determinants? [abstract]
    Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
    Sameer Rajbhandary (Health Canada)
  Joint Estimation of Survival Rates and Treatment Choice for Kidney Disease Patients in Canada [abstract]
    Sumana Bandyopadhyay (York University)
    Paul Rilstone (York University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Academic Productivity
Productivité de l'académie
Chair Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
Presentations Did Connecting to the Internet Increase Academic Collaboration? Evidence From Engineering Publications [abstract]
    Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto)
    Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
  Influence of Mentoring on Knowledge Flows [abstract]
    Guihong Zhong (Queen's University)
    Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
    Iain Cockburn (Boston University, NBER)
  The Productivity of Research in Canadian Universities [abstract]
    Phaedra Kaptein-Russell (Finance Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
New Large Forecasting Models
Nouveaux grands modèles de prévisions
Chair Jean-Paul Lam (University of Waterloo)
Presentations An Introduction to TOTEM [abstract]
    Patrick Perrier (Bank of Canada)
    Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
    Andrew Rennison (Bank of Canada)
    André Binette (Bank of Canada)
  Launching the NEUQ - The New European Union Quarterly Model [abstract]
    Anna Piretti (Bank of Canada)
    Charles St-Arnaud (Bank of Canada)
  Recent Innovations in The Informetrica Model (TIM) [abstract]
    Michael McCracken (Informetrica Limited)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG: Public Economic Theory 2
GECEP: Théorie de l'économie publique 2
Chair Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick Saint John)
Presentations Can a Raise in Your Wage Make You Worse Off? A Public Goods Perspective [abstract]
    Alexander Karaivanov (Simon Fraser University)
    Suman Ghosh (Florida Atlantic University)
  A Voluntary Participation Game Through a Unit-by-Unit Cost Share Mechanism of a Non-Excludable Public Good [abstract]
    Yukihiro Nishimura (Yokohama National University)
    Ryusuke Shinohara (Shinshu University)
Discussants Giri Kanagaretnam (McMaster University)
  David Murrell (University of Brunswick)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Immigration 4: Impacts
Immigration 4: les impacts
Chair Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Intergenerational Transmission of Abilities and Self Selection of Mexican Immigrants [abstract]
    Vincenzo Caponi (University of Western Ontario)
  Measuring the Substitutability of Native and Immigrant Workers [abstract]
    Bruce C. Brown (California State Polytechnic University)
  Immigration, Entrepreneurship and the Venture Start-Up Process [abstract]
    Herbert Schuetze (University of Victoria)
    Heather Antecol (Claremont McKenna College)
Discussants Bruce C. Brown (California State Polytechnic University)
  Herbert Schuetze (University of Victoria)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Open Economy Fiscal Policy
Politique budgétaire en économie ouverte
Chair John Smithin (York University)
Presentations Foreseeing Another HIPC: The Response of a Post-HIPC Economy [abstract]
    Syed Abbas (University of Oxford)
  Old People and the Things that Pass: Shocks in a Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Ward E. Romp (University of Groningen)
    Ben J. Heijdra (University of Groningen)
  Procyclical Fiscal Policy and Exchange Rate Regimes [abstract]
    Ufuk Devrim Demirel (University of Virginia)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Monetary Policy
Politique monétaire
Chair Zisimos Koustas (Brock University)
Presentations Testing Commitment Models of Monetary Policy: Evidence from OECD Economies [abstract]
    Matthew Doyle (Iowa State University)
    Barry Falk (Iowa State University)
  Structural VARs and Long-Run Monetary Neutrality [abstract]
    Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  The Political Economy of International Monetary Integration [abstract]
    Patrick Leblond (HEC Montreal)
Discussants Nicholas Rowe (Carleton University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
TARGET: Education, Human Capital and Technical Change
TARGET: Education, capital humain et progrès technique
Organizer Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Chair Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The Effects of Technological Change on Life-Cycle Human Capital Investment [abstract]
    Xueda Song (University of British Columbia)
    John Jones (State University of New York at Albany)
  Educational Upgrading and its Consequences Among Welfare Recipients [abstract]
    Chris Riddell (Queen's University)
    Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  School Principals and Graduation Rates [abstract]
    Michael Coelli (University of British Columbia)
    David Green (University of British Columbia)
    William Warburton (Warburton Consulting)
Discussants Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Money and Banking
GECM: Monnaie et système bancaire
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Miquel Faig (University of Toronto)
Presentations Precautionary Balances and the Velocity of Circulation of Money [abstract]
    Miquel Faig (University of Toronto)
    Belen Jerez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  The Variability of Welocity of Money in a Search Model
    Shouyong Shi (University of Toronto)
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
  Aggregate Uncertainty, Money and Banking [abstract]
    Hongfei Sun (University of Toronto)
  Bank Runs Without Sunspots
    Francisco Santos-Arteaga (York University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG: New Approaches to Inequality
CDSG: Nouvelles approaches de l'inégalité
Chair Ashok Kotwal (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Inequality, Public Goods Provision and Development [abstract]
    Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
    Jeffrey Nugent (University of Southern California)
  Common Property and the Influence of Wealth on Choices [abstract]
    Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
    Clive Southey (University of Guelph)
  Measurement Error in Access to Markets [abstract]
    Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
    Javier Escobal (GRADE)
Discussants Alfredo Cuecuecha (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
  Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
  Nathan Nunn (University of Toronto)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CREE: Resource Extraction
CREE: Extraction des ressources
Chair Margaret Insley (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Racing for Water [abstract]
    John Janmaat (Acadia University)
  Group and Size Asymmetries in a Fish War [abstract]
    Hervé Lohoues (Université de Montréal)
  Optimal Timing of Resource Development: A Comparison of Stopping Rules under Certainty and Uncertainty [abstract]
    Robert Cairns (McGill University)
    Graham Davis (Colorado School of Mines)
Discussants Barbara Bloemhof (McMaster University)
  Margaret Insley (University of Waterloo)
  John Spraggon (Lakehead University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization
Organisation industrielle: approche empirique
Chair Albert Banal-Estanol (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Scale versus Scope: Evidence on Complementarities and Technology Adoption [abstract]
    Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto)
  An Empirical Test of Raising the Rivals' Costs [abstract]
    Anindya Sen (Univesity of Waterloo)
    Stanley Kardasz (University of Waterloo)
  Product Market Competition and Agency Costs [abstract]
    Jean-Etienne de Bettignies (University of British Columbia)
    Jen Baggs (Queens University)
Discussants Dirk Czarnitzki (Catholic University Leuven)
  Xavier Fageda (University of Barcelona)
  Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
IDRM: Defence and Security
IDRM: Défense et sécurité
Organizer Ugurhan G. Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
Chair Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
Presentations (Non)intervention In Intra-State Conflicts [abstract]
    J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
    Edward Kutsoati (Tufts University)
  Stability and the Cost of Intervention [abstract]
    Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)
    James Finan (Royal Military College of Canada)
  Canadian Demand for Military Expenditures Model [abstract]
    Binyam Solomon (National Defence)
    Ross Fetterly (Royal Military College of Canada)
Discussants Ugurhan G. Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
  Umut Oguzoglu (University of Guelph)
  Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)

Sat 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Presidential Address
Discours du président de l'ACE
Chair B. Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
Speaker Barbara Spencer (University of British Columbia)
  International Outsourcing and Incomplete Contracts

Sat 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
TARGET Reception
TARGET Réception

 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, May 29, 2005

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Evolution and Learning in Games
Évolution et apprentissage dans les jeux
Chair David Robinson (Laurentian University)
Presentations Evolving a Taste for Privacy [abstract]
    Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
  The Evolution of the Week [abstract]
    Amy Peng (Ryerson University)
    Francis McKenna (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
Discussants B. Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
  Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Dynamics
Dynamiques du marché du travail
Chair Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Labor Force Attachment Dynamics [abstract]
    Stephen Jones (McMaster University)
    Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  Social Protection, Economic Crisis, and the Risk of Unemployment: The Argentinean Case, 1995-2003. [abstract]
    Roberto Félix Giuliodori (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)
    Jeronimo Carballo (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)
    Benoit Laplante (Université du Québec)
  You Won't Get That Bling If You Ain't Got That Swing: A Nonparametric Investigation of Age, Experience, and Movement in the Market for Free Agent Major League Baseball Players [abstract]
    Alexandre Olbrecht (State University of New York at Binghamton)
Discussants David Gray (University of Ottawa)
  Haoming Liu (National University of Singapore)
  Kathleen Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Human Capital and Training
Capital humain et formation
Chair Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
Presentations Returns to Government Sponsored Training [abstract]
    Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)
    Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
    Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania)
  Workplace Learning: A Longitudinal Perspective From the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey [abstract]
    Cindy Carter (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
  Technology, Job Stability and Inter-Industry Labor Mobility [abstract]
    Sumati Srinivas (Radford University)
Discussants Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
  Natalya Dygalo (University of Western Ontario)
  Alice Nakamura (Alberta University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
The Gradient
Le gradient
Chair Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
Presentations Socio-Economic Status, Health Shocks, Life Satisfaction and Mortality: Evidence from an Increasing Mixed Proportional Hazard Model [abstract]
    John Haisken-DeNew (RWI Essen)
    Paul Frijters (Australian National University)
    Michael Shields (Melbourne University)
  Socioeconomic Differences in Asthma Treatment: Implications for the Income Gradient in Health [abstract]
    Aparajita Zutshi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  Disentangling the Relationship Between Education and Health [abstract]
    Caroline Yung (Health Canada)
Discussants John Haisken-DeNew (RWI Essen)
  Caroline Yung (Health Canada)
  Aparajita Zutshi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Institutions and Corruption
Institutions et corruption
Chair Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Presentations On Promoting Institutional Change [abstract]
    Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
    Sharun Mukand (Tufts University)
  Corruption and Tax Auditing in Transition Economies [abstract]
    Monika Cule (University of Regina)
    Murray Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Institutional Traps and Growth: Lessons from the Ukrainian Transition [abstract]
    Anna Klimina (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Monika Cule (University of Regina)
  Anna Klimina (University of Manitoba)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Forecasting
Prévisions internationales
Chair Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Forecasting Output and Prices, the Benefits of Using International Linkages [abstract]
    Yongil Jeon (Central Michigan University)
  Short-Term Forecasts of Euro Area Real GDP Growth: An Assessment of Real-Time Performance Based on Vintage Data [abstract]
    Marie Diron (European Central Bank)
  Does a North American Business Cycle Really Exist? [abstract]
    Rosmy Jean-Louis (Malaspina University College)
    Daniel Simons (Malaspina University )
Discussants Jason Allen (Queen's University)
  James Brox (University of Waterloo)
  Patrick Coe (Carleton University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG: Taxation Theory
GECEP: Théorie de la fiscalité
Chair Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Presentations Moral Hazard, Income Taxation, and Prospect Theory [abstract]
    Jukka Pirttila (Labour Institute for Economic Research)
    Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University)
    Matti Tuomala (University of Tampere)
  In Praise of Tax Havens: International Income Shifting and Investment [abstract]
    Qing Hong (University of Toronto)
    Michael Smart (University of Toronto)
  Three Applications of the Marginal Cost of Public Funds Concept [abstract]
    Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Bundling in Microeconomics
Intégration en microéconomie
Chair Alexander Karaivanov (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Bundling and Complementarity [abstract]
    Thierno Diallo (Université de Montréal)
  Bundling in Low Competition Environments [abstract]
    Mares Vladimir (Washington University in St. Louis)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Macroeconomics and International Trade
GECM: Macroéconomie et commerce international
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulous (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Jim MacGee (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Trade and the Canadian Great Depression
    Jim MacGee (University of Western Ontario)
    Pedro Amaral (Southern Methodist University)
  Import Protection as Export Destruction
    Hiroyuki Kasahara (University of Western Ontario)
  Transportation Costs, Agricultural Productivity, and Cross-Country Income Differences
    Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDSG: Cross-Country Growth Empirics
CDSG: Croissance inter-pays: approches empiriques
Chair Habiba Djebbari (Université Laval)
Presentations The Impact of Tuberculosis on Economic Growth and Povert [abstract]
    Franque Grimard (McGill University)
    Guy Harling (McGill University)
    Dick Menzies (McGill University)
  Institutional Reform, Trade And Growth [abstract]
    Michael Francis (Bank of Canada)
    Brigitte Desroches (Bank of Canada)
  Perennial Clubs in the Distribution of Ouput Per Capita? Evidence From Calibrated Modality Tests [abstract]
    Christopher Parmeter (SUNY Binghamton)
    Daniel Henderson (SUNY Binghamton)
    Robert Russell (University of California, Riverside)
Discussants Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Nathan Nunn (University of Toronto)
  Tatsuma Wada (Boston University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CREE: Carbon
CREE: Carbone
Chair Brian Copeland (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Efficient Risk Allocation in Contracts to Sequester Carbon in Agriculture and Forestry [abstract]
    Adeyemi Esuola (University of Guelph)
    Alfons Weersink (University of Guelph)
    Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
    Patrick Martin (University of Guelph)
  Stationarity of Global Per Capita Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Implications for Global Warming Scenarios [abstract]
    Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
    Mark Strazicich (Appalachian State University)
  Tax Incentives for Investment in Pollution Abatement [abstract]
    Huilan Tian (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
Discussants Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  Brian Copeland (University of British Columbia)
  Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Models of Productivity
Modèles théoriques de la productivité
Chair Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)
Presentations Measuring Productivity in a Principal-Agent Setting [abstract]
    Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
    Yanmin Gao (University of British Columbia)
  Market Structure and Innovations in a Dynamic Industry Model [abstract]
    Aamir Hashmi (National University of Singapore and University of Toronto)
  Patent Protection vs Price Regulation in an R&D Growth Model [abstract]
    Jinli Zeng (National University of Singapore)
    Michael K. Y. Fung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Jie Zhang (National University of Singapore )
Discussants Jean-Francois Houde (Queens University)
  Andrew Wait (University of Sydney)
  Kam Yu (Lakehead University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Mergers
Économie des fusions
Chair Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Second-Mover Advantage in a Market-Entry Game [abstract]
    Andrew Wait (University of Sydney)
    Vladimir Smirnov (University of Sydney)
  Horizontal Mergers with Free Entry [abstract]
    Arijit Mukherjee (University of Nottingham)
    Carl Davidson (Michigan State University)
  Acquisition Strategies: Empirical Evidence of Outsider-Toeholds [abstract]
    Tobias Lindqvist (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics)
Discussants Albert Banal-Estanol (University of Western Ontario)
  Lester Kwong (Brock University)
  Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Search
Étude du marché du travail
Chair Mikal Skuterud (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Taxes, Labor Market Institutions, and the Dispersion of wages [abstract]
    Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)
  General Equilibrium Search Models and Life-Cylce Wage Growth [abstract]
    Huju Liu (University of Western Ontario)
  Structural Estimation of Search Models with Wage-Tenure Contracts [abstract]
    Giovanii Sulis (University of Essex)
    Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex)
Discussants James Bruce (McMaster University)
  Andrew Clarke (University of Melbourne)
  Huju Liu (University of Western Ontario)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Lessons from Employer-Employee Data
Leçons des données employé/employeur
Chair Chris Riddell (Queen's University)
Presentations New Evidence on the Determinants of Absenteeism Using Linked Employer-Employee Data [abstract]
    Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal)
    Georges Dionne (HEC Montreal)
  Estimating Age-Productivity Profiles from Earnings over Employment Spells [abstract]
    Natalya Dygalo (University of Western Ontario)
  The Link Between Human Capital Flows Due to Mass Layoffs and Firm Deaths [abstract]
    Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University)
    John Abowd (Cornell University)
    Kevin McKinney (US Census Bureau)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Drugs and Crime
Drogues et délit
Chair Lindsay Tedds (McMaster University)
Presentations Raging Hormones in Puberty: Do They Affect Adolescent Outcomes? [abstract]
    Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
    Richard Tremblay (University of Montreal)
    Frank Vitaro (University of Montreal)
    Benoist Svare (ECSI at Dijon)
  Hard Drug Dynamics, Drug Abuse Violations and Property Crimes in the US [abstract]
    Marco Cozzi (University College of London and University of Pennsylvania)
  Unintended Consequences from Marijuana Arrests: Recent Evidence from the USA [abstract]
    Edward Shepard (LeMoyne College)
    Paul Blackley ( LeMoyne College)
    Edward Shepard (LeMoyne College)
Discussants Eugenia Amporfu (Bishop's University)
  Martin D. Dooley (McMaster University)
  Edward Shepard (LeMoyne College)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Matching Models
Modèles assortis
Chair Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
Presentations How Your Choices Effect Who You Match With [abstract]
    Konstantin Rybakov (University of Toronto)
  Shiny Suits and Shabby Shirts: Signaling in a Bilateral Search Model [abstract]
    Lodewijk Visschers (University of Pennsylvania)
  Measuring the Degree of Assortative Mating [abstract]
    Haoming Liu (National University of Singapore)
Discussants Paul Anglin (University of Windsor)
  Seungjin Han (McMaster University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG: Taxation Empirics
GECEP: Fiscalité: approche empirique
Chair Mario Jametti (McMaster University)
Presentations The Effect of Property Tax Limitations on Private Government Formation: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Ron Cheung (University of British Columbia)
  Taxation and R&D: An Empirical Investigation of Push and Pull Effects [abstract]
    Ken McKenzie (University of Calgary)
  Modeling the Removal of NAFTA Rules of Origin: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis [abstract]
    Patrick Georges (Finance Canada)
Discussants Aled ab Iorwerth (Federal Government)
  Toshihiro Ihori (University of Tokyo)
  Mario Jametti (McMaster University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Transportation Economics
Économie des transports
Chair Garrett Milam (Ryerson University)
Presentations Modelling and Evaluation of Road Pricing in Paris [abstract]
    Robin Lindsey (University of Alberta)
    Andre De Palma (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
  The Operational Efficiencies of the Major United States Airlines: A Data Enveloment Analysis [abstract]
    Mark Greer (Dowling College)
  Measuring Conduct and Cost Parameters in the Spanish Air Transport Market [abstract]
    Xavier Fageda (University of Barcelona)
Discussants Xavier Fageda (University of Barcelona)
  Mark Greer (Dowling College)
  Robin Lindsey (University of Alberta)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Political Economy
Économie politique
Chair Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
Presentations Divide Et Impera: Unified Government, Divided Government And Accountability [abstract]
    Otto Reich (The University of Western Ontario)
  Institutions: Why are They Persistent and Why do They Change? [abstract]
    Bryan Paterson (Queen's University)
  Rational Extremism: The Calculus of Discontent
    Ronald Wintrobe (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
  Laurent Cellarier (University of Guelph)
  Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDSG: Consumption Smoothing in Development
CDSG: Régulation de la consommation
Chair Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
Presentations Hurricanes: Intertemporal Trade and Capital Shocks [abstract]
    John Bluedorn (University of Oxford)
  Weather Variability, Income Shocks and Labour Supply Response of Farm Households in Peru [abstract]
    Solomon Aklilu (St. Lawrence University)
Discussants Franque Grimard (McGill University)
  Edgard Rodriguez (Finance Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CREE: Pollution Control Theory
CREE: Théorie du contrôle de la pollution en développement
Chair John Janmaat (Acadia University)
Presentations Voluntary Participation vs. Non-Manipulability in a Permit Sharing Problem [abstract]
    Sang-Chul Suh (University of Windsor)
    Sungwhee Shin (University of Seoul)
  Pollution Policy and the Market for Abatement Services [abstract]
    Brian Copeland (University of British Columbia)
  Land Conversion, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services under North-South Trade [abstract]
    Rafat Alam (University of Ottawa)
    Nguyen Quyen (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Adeyemi Esuola (University of Guelph)
  Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)
  Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment 2
Investissement direct étranger 2
Chair Yiu-fai Lee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Presentations Exchange-Rate Competitiveness with Rivals [abstract]
    Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
    Christopher Laincz (Drexel University)
  Does It Matter Where You Come From? Vertical Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment and the Nationality of Investors [abstract]
    Mariana Spatareanu (World Bank)
    Beata Javorcik (The World Bank)
    Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
  Externalities: Canadian versus Foreign Multinationals [abstract]
    Guy Gellatly (Statistics Canada)
    Desmond Beckstead (Statistics Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Shouyong Shi
Conférence d'avant-garde: Shouyong Shi
Chair André Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Speaker Shouyong Shi (University of Toronto)
  The Microfoundation of Monetary Theory: Where It Stands Now and Where It Will Possibly Go

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade 3
Commerce international 3
Chair Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Specialization, Fragmentation, and Factor Intensities: Evidence from Chilean Plant-level Data [abstract]
    Chul Chung (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    Alan Deardorff (University of Michigan)
  Globalization and Firm Refocusing [abstract]
    Runjuan Liu (University of Toronto)
  Economic Integration in Europe: Its Effects on Canada [abstract]
    Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
    Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
    Richard Cameron (International Trade Canada)
Discussants Carlos Rosell (University of Toronto)

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 12:00 - 13:30 Loc. TBA
Canadian Public Policy Editorial Board Lunch
Lunch du comité de rédaction de la revue Analyse de Politiques

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

Sun 14:30 - 16:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting 2
Conceil exécutif de l'ACE 2


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