CEA 40th Annual Meetings
Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28, 2006
Concordia University, Montréal (Québec)
 
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Current as of Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - Please watch for updates
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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thu 08:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG I: Theory of Competition Among Jurisdictions
Chair Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Presentations Preventing Public Input Competition
    Sam Bucovetsky (York University)
  Interjurisdictional Competition for Higher Education and Firms
    Fernando Ruiz (Facultés univ. cath. de Mons)
  Tax Competition with Parasitic Tax Havens
    John D. Wilson (Michigan State University)
    Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan)
Discussants Arianna Degan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Marcel Gerard (Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons)

Thu 08:30 - 08:35 Loc. TBA
CERF Welcome: Understanding Cultural Diversity and the Economics of Social Inclusion and Participation
Bienvenue au FCRSE: Comprendre la diversité culturelle et l'économie de l’inclusion sociale et de la participation sociale
Chair Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
  Ging Wong (Heritage Canada)

Thu 08:35 - 10:05 Loc. TBA
CERF I: Canadian Identity and Social Capital
Identité canadienne et capital social
Chair David Green (University of British Colombia)
Presentations Internal Migration of Immigrants in Canada
    Rene Houle (Statistics Canada/CRISP)
  Ethno-Racial Origins, Social Capital, and Strength of Canadian Identity
    Reza Nakhaie (University of Windsor)
    Arshia Zaidi (University of Windsor)
  Social Capital as a Public Policy Tool: Conclusions from the PRI Project
    Jean-Pierre Voyer (Policy Research Initiative (PRI))
Discussants Keith Banting (Queen's University)
  Charles M. Beach (Queen's University)

Thu 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES Executive Meeting
Réunion de l'exécutif du CAES

Thu 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CERF II: Managing Diversity in the Workplace
Gérer la diversité en milieu de travail
Chair Sange De Silva (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Output-Based Pay, Foreign Language and Ethnic Wage Differentials: Evidence from the Workplace and Employee Survey (WES)
    Tony Fang (University of Northen British Columbia)
    John Heywood (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  Cultural Diversity and Socialization: Voices of Internationally Educated Nurses
    Anne Sochan (York University)
    Mina Singh (York University)
  Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants and Native Born Canadians by Occupation and Industry: Evidence from the 2001 Census
    Jean-Philippe Tabet (Human Resources and Social Development)
Discussants Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Bert Waslander (Informetrica)

Thu 14:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG II: Finance Canada Sponsored Session on Empirical Aspects of Decentralized Government
Chair Sam Bucovetsky (York University)
Presentations Invited Lecture: The Effects of Corporate Taxes on Business Location and Behavior
    James R. Hines (University of Michigan)
  Do Fiscal Transfers alleviate business tax competition? Evidence from Germany
    Marko Kothenburger (CES, University of Munich and CESifo)
    Peter Egger (University of Munich)
    Michael G. Smart (University of Toronto)
  Municipal Infrastructure Expenditures in Canada: 1988-2003: Do transfers matter?
    Francois Vaillancourt (Université de Montréal)
    Fabio Bojorquez (University of Montreal)
Discussants Nicolas Marceau (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)

Thu 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CERF III: Ethno-Cultural Diversity and Labour Markets
Diversité ethnoculturelle et marchés de l’emploi
Chair Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Presentations National and Urban Contexts for Employment Success of the Immigrant Second Generation in the United States, Canada, and Australi
    Jeffrey Reitz (University of Toronto)
  Revisiting Visible Minorities and Immigrant Adjustment in Canada's Labour Markets
    Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)
    Derek Hum (University of Manitoba)
  Two Decades of Change in Employment and Earnings of Visible Minorities in Public and Private Sectors
    Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
    Simon Coulombe (Statistics Canada)
  Occupational and Skill Parity of Aboriginal Canadians
    Constantine Kapsalis (Data Probe Economic Consulting & HRSD)
Discussants Kevin Lang (Boston University)
  Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)

Thu 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Principal Paper Session: Structural Change and Learning in Technical Efficiency Measurement
Chair Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
Presentations Threshold Effect versus Smooth Structural Change in the Estimation of Technical Efficiency
    Kien C. Tran (University of Lethbridge)
    Efthymios G. Tsionas (Athens University of Economics and Business)
  Bayesian versus Classical Approaches for Efficiency Frontiers Estimation and Endogenous Entry and Exit
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Clément Yélou (Laval University)
    Mohamed Seddik (Laval University)
    Robert Romain (Université Laval)
  Semiparametric Estimation of Stochastic Frontier with a Non-Parametric Inefficiency Decomposition
    Kien C. Tran (University of Lethbridge)
    Efthymios G. Tsionas (Athens University of Economics and Business)
  Uncovering Evidence of Learning using Stochastic Dominance Tests
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
    Mohamed Seddik (Laval University)
    Clément Yélou (Laval University)

Thu 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Principal Paper Session: CAIRN Session on Trade and Innovation
Chair William H. Furtan (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations IPRs and Trade Flows
    James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
    Olena Ivus (University of Calgary)
  FDI and Innovation Performance: Case of Biotech Industry
    Pascal Ghazalian (Laval University)
    William H. Furtan (University of Saskatchewan)
  Hold-Up Problems in Ag Innovation and Public Secotr Research
    Richard Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
    Stavroula Malla (University of Saskatchwean)

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

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CERF IV: Immigration, Language and Economic Attainment
Résultats obtenus en matière d’immigration, de langue et d’économie
Chair Martha Justus (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Presentations Connaissance des langues officielles par les nouveaux immigrants: à quel point est-ce important?
    Chantal Grondin (Statistics Canada)
  Foreign Education, Language and Social Networks on Economics Attainments of Immigrants
    Eric Fong (University of Toronto)
  The Return to English in a Non-English Speaking Country: Russian Immigrants and Native Israelis in Israel
    Kevin Lang (Boston University)
    Erez Siniver (College of Management, Israel)
Discussants Meyer Burstein (Metropolis)
  Hubert Lussier (Canadian Heritage)

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Valuing Food Attributes
Chair Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
Presentations Auction, Anchoring, and Attention: The Effect of Choice Context and Endowment in Experimental Auctions of the Valuation of Canola Oil Attributes
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
    Lorie Srivastava (Kwantlen University College)
    Michele M. Veeman (University of Alberta)
  The role of sensory attributes and information on the WTP for organic wheat bread
    Vijay Muralidharan (University of Alberta)
    Lisa E. Annett (University of Alberta)
    Peter C. Boxall (University of Alberta)
    Sean B. Cash (University of Alberta)
    Wendy V. Wismer (University of Alberta)
  Assessing consumer perceptions towards attributes of food quality: The case of consumption of tetra-packed fresh milk in Sri Lanka
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    Sumudu Kariyawasam (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka)
    Udith Jayasinghe-Mudalige (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka)
  Consumer acceptance of functional food productions
    Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
    Joanne Ryks (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Rotimi Aluko (University of Manitota)
    Deepananda Herath (University of Guelph)

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Industrial Organization I: Price Transmission in the Value Chain
Chair David Sparling (University of Guelph)
Presentations Two-part tariffs versus linear pricing between manufacturers and retailers
    Céline Bonnet (University of Toulouse (INRA))
    Pierre Dubois (Université de Toulouse (INRA, IDEI))
    Michel Simioni (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique)
  Modelling asymmetries in farm-to-retail price transmission
    Jean-Philippe Gervais (Laval University)
    Barry Goodwin (North Carolina State University)
  Price transmission in Canadian beef and poultry sectors: The role of market power and the impact of food scares
    Verna Mitura (Statistics Canada)
    Bishnu P. Saha (University of Guelph)
    Andy Baldwin (Statistics Canada)

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Trade, Aid and Growth
Chair Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Co-integration analysis of the relationship between public expenditure and economic growth: Evidence from Canada and India
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
    Lawrence Arbenser (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
  The effects of WTO export measures on the composition and disposition of food aid
    Ryan Cardwell (University of Manitoba)
  European Union Enlargement: The Common Agricultural Policy and the Bargaining Power of Entrant Countries
    Florentina N. Uzea (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Meeting Future Water Needs
Chair Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations Design and use of weather derivatives in irrigated agriculture: The case of Rio Mayo Irrigation District in Sonora, Mexico
    Akssell Leiva (GlobalAgRisk)
    Jerry Skees (University of Kentucky)
  Optimal allocation of water in a rural Ontario watershed
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
    Justin H. To (University of Guelph)

Thu 17:30 - 19:30 Loc. TBA
CERF Board Meeting
Réunion de l’exécutif du CERF

Thu 18:30 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
CAES Banquet (Pre-Registration Required)

 
 
 
 
 
Friday, May 26, 2006

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG III: Social Policy
Chair Steeve Mongrain (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Incorporating behavioural effects in the valuation of medical research and improvements to public safety
    Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)
    Mattias K. Polborn (University of Illinois)
  Elderly Wealth and Welfare: Evidence from Old Age Assistance
    Andreea Balan (Harvard University)
Discussants Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
  Francois Vaillancourt (Université de Montréal)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Health Insurance
Assurance santé
Chair Jalil Safaei (University of Northern British Columbia)
Presentations A Political Economy Model of Health Insurance Policy [abstract]
    Alena Kimakova (York University)
  Ranking the Health System Efficiency Among Canadian Provinces and American States [abstract]
    Chunping Liu (University of Guelph)
    Brian Ferguson (University of Guelph)
    Audrey Laporte (University of Toronto)

Fri 08:30 - 09:00 Loc. TBA
IDRM I: Economics of Security: Terrorist Activities
Économie de la sécurité: Activités terroristes
Chair Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)
Presentations Terrorists versus the Government: Strategic Interaction, Support, and Sponsorship [abstract]
    Kevin Siqueira (Clarkson University)
    Todd Sandler (University of Southern California)
  Extremism And Power [abstract]
    Ronald S Wintrobe (University of Western Ontario)
  Defending Multiple Terrorist Targets [abstract]
    Sanghoon Lee (City College of New York, CUNY)
Discussants David Robinson (Laurentian University)
  Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
  Jeffrey S. Smith (Air Force Institute of Technology)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Modeling Consumer Behaviour
Chair John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
Presentations Modeling the demand for soft drinks away from home and socio-economic and demographic factors of households in Alberta, Canada
    George Danso (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
  Comparing elasticity estimates in flexible demand systems
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
  Estimation of the Theil/Nelson decomposition formula under a logistic normal distribution
    J. Stephen Clark (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
  Endogenous price dispersion
    Timothy K.M. Beatty (University of British Columbia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Industrial Organization II: That's the Sound of the Economists Working on the Supply Chain
Chair James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Evolution of market opportunities and supply chain structure for the biocontrol industry in Canada
    K. Sanderson (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Assessing traceability and process verification systems in the cattle industry
    K. Sanderson (University of Saskatchewan)
    Jill E. Hobbs (University of Saskatchewan)
  Formal beef alliances and alignment challenges in the Canadian beef industry
    Kevin (Xin) Lan (University of Alberta)
    Bodo Steiner (University of Alberta)
    James R. Unterschultz (University of Alberta)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Agriculture and Trade
Chair Kathy Baylis (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The effects of exchange rate changes and its variability on trade of fresh pork between Canada and the United States
    Rakhal Sarker (University of Guelph)
    Oscar Menjivar (University of Guelph)
  Economies of scale in the Canadian food processing industry
    Jean-Philippe Gervais (Laval University)
    Steve Couture (Laval University)
    Olivier Bonroy (Université Laval)
    Rémy Lambert (Université Laval)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PEF I: New Developments in Monetary Policy
Nouveaux développements en politique monétaire
Chair John Smithin (York University)
Presentations Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Income Distribution
    John Smithin (York University)
  The Bank of Canada and the Modern View of Central Banking
    Marc Lavoie (University of Ottawa)
    Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)
  Interest Rates, Income Distribution and Monetary Policy Dominance: Post-Keynesians and the 'Fair Rate' of Interest
    Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University)
    Mark Setterfield (Trinity College, Connecticut)
  Inflation, Wages and Capacity Utilization: A Horizontal Phillips Curve?
    Jung Hoon Kim (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Jung Hoon Kim (University of Ottawa)
  Marc Lavoie (University of Ottawa)
  Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PRI I: Living with the Dragon: Canada-China Trade and Investment Relations
Vivre avec le Dragon: les relations commerciales et d’investissement sino-canadiennes
Chair Jean-Pierre Voyer (Policy Research Initiative (PRI))
Presentations Do Economic Size and Growth Matter for FDI and Exports? A Comparison of the Canada and US Experiences with Special Reference to China and India [abstract]
    Madanmohan Ghosh (Industry Canada)
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
  How is China impacting Canadian business in the Canadian Marketplace? [abstract]
    David Yerger (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
    Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative and Government of Canada)
  China Goes Global: The Implications of Chinese Outward Direct Investment for Canada [abstract]
    Kang Qing (Kenny) Zhang (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)
    Yuen Pau Woo (Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)
Discussants Jean Kunz (Policy Research Initiative)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
The Location of Innovation
La localisation de l’innovation
Chair Megan MacGarvie (Boston University)
Presentations Birds of a Feather - Better Together? How Co-Ethnicity and Co-Location Influence Knowledge Flow Patterns [abstract]
    Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
    Devesh Kapur (University of Texas at Austin)
    John McHale (Queen's University)
  Early Academic Science and the Birth of Industrial Research Laboratories in the US Pharmaceutical Industry [abstract]
    Megan MacGarvie (Boston University)
    Jeffrey Furman (Boston University)
  The Arrival Of Electric Technology And Overall Inventive Activity During The Second Industrial Revolution [abstract]
    Dhanoos Sutthiphisal (McGill University)
    Shih-tse Lo (Concordia University)
Discussants Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
  Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Mark D. Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Art and Collecting
Économie des oeuvres d’art et des collections
Chair Mak Arvin (Trent University)
Presentations Age-Price Profiles For Canadian Painters At Auction [abstract]
    Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Art as an Investment under High Inflation: An Empirical Study on Turkish Paintings [abstract]
    Aylin Seckin (Istanbul Bilgi University)
    Erdal Atukeren (KOF / ETH Zurich)
  Rising Stars, Superstars and Dying Stars: Hedonic Explorations of Autograph Prices [abstract]
    Martin Snell (University of Portsmouth)
    Alan Collins (University of Portsmouth)
    Richard O'Doherty (University of West of England)
Discussants Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
  Tim Worrall (Keele University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDH I: Immigration Policy
Politique d'immigration
Chair William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations Alleviating the Effects of Population Aging: Don't Count on Immigration [abstract]
    Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
    William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
  Cognitive Skills and Immigrant Adjustment: Evidence from the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey [abstract]
    W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
    Aneta Bonikowska (University of British Columbia)
    David Green (University of British Colombia)
  Visa Category and the Short-term Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Canada [abstract]
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Patrick Grady (Global Economics Ltd.)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Water Resources
Ressources en eau
Chair Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)
Presentations The Value of Water in Desert Agriculture [abstract]
    Nicholas Sisto (Monterrey Institute of Technology)
  A Little Knowledge . . . Household Water Quality Investment in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada [abstract]
    John Janmaat (Acadia University)
Discussants John Janmaat (Acadia University)
  Nicholas Sisto (Monterrey Institute of Technology)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG I: Business Cycles and Productivity
Cycles économiques et productivité
Chair Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
Presentations Firm Size Dynamics and Productivity
    Yaz Terajima (Bank of Canada)
    Danny Leung (University of Western Ontario)
    Cesaire A. Meh (Bank of Canada)
  The Power of Print
    Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Business Cycles Without Exogenous Productivity Shocks
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)
    Andrew Clarke (Melbourne University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Environmental Dimensions of Agricultural Production
Chair Dick Schoney (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Economic Analysis of Crop Rotation Systems During the Transition to Organic Agriculture
    Emmanuel K. Yiridoe (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    John Henning (McGill University)
    Ralph C. Martin (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    C. Andres Riofrio (McGill University)
  Profitability and environmental effects of nitrogen application on winter wheat
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
    Susantha Jayasundara (University of Guelph)
    Sunil Thrikawala (University of Guelph)
  Modeling economic, biophysical, and environmental dynamics of potato production system
    Mohammad Khakbazan (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
    Cliff Hamilton (University of Saskatchewan)
    Ken Belcher (University of Saskatchewan)
  An innovative approach for modeling crop yield response to fertilizer nutrients
    Elwin G. Smith (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
    Bharat Mani Upadhyay (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
    M. Lucila Favret ( )

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Auctions I
Enchères I
Chair Georgia Kosmopoulou (University of Oklahoma)
Presentations An Empirical Study of the Linkage Principle [abstract]
    Artyom Shneyerov (University of British Columbia)
  A Simple Approach to Analyzing Asymmetric First Price Auctions [abstract]
    Rene Kirkegaard (Brock University)
  Efficiency in Optimal Auctions with Common Uncertainty [abstract]
    Lester M.K. Kwong (Brock University)
Discussants James Chapman (University of Iowa)
  Yuri Khoroshilov (University of Ottawa)
  Takashi Kunimoto (McGill University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CERF V: Diversity, Learning Outcomes and Skills Devopment
Diversité, résultats de l’apprentissage et perfectionnement professionnel
Chair Michael C. McCracken (Informetricia Limited)
Presentations Reading Skills of Young canadian Immigrants: The Efffects of length of Residency, Home Language Exposure and Schools
    Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
    Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Enclaves, Peer Effects and Student learning Outcomes in British Columbia
    Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
    Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Scott Murray (UNESCO Institute for Statistics)
  Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics I
Économie du travail I
Chair Padma Rao Sahib (University of Groningen)
Presentations Tenure, Turnover and Age Discrimination [abstract]
    Jesse Bull (Florida International University)
    Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
    Joel Watson (University of California, San Diego)
  Attitude Toward Risk and Self-Employment [abstract]
    Taehyun Ahn (Ohio State University)
  Working hours for sale! [abstract]
    Etienne Campens (Universite Paris)
    Florent Pratlong (ERASME & CES)
Discussants Ruud Koning (University of Groningen)
  Huju Liu (University of Western Ontario)
  Felice Martinello (Brock University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of the Work Force
Économie de l’organisation du travail
Chair René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Workplace organization and innovation [abstract]
    Robert Mohr (University of New Hampshire)
    Cindy Zoghi (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Peter Meyer (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  Learning: What and How? An Empirical Study of Adjustments in Human Resource Systems [abstract]
    Stephanie Lluis (University of Minnesota)
    Avner Ben-Ner (University of Minnesota)
  Choosing How to Downsize: Determinants of Mass Layoffs [abstract]
    Kevin McKinney (Bureau of the Census)
    Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance I
Finance empirique I
Chair Benoit Perron (University of Montreal)
Presentations References in Aggregate Household Portfolios [abstract]
    Pascal St-Amour (HEC University of Lausanne)
  Empirical Resolution of the Asset Allocation Puzzle [abstract]
    Oussama Chakroun (HEC Montréal)
    Georges Dionne (HEC Montreal)
    Amélie Dugas-Sampara (HEC Montréal)
  Underconfidence and Stock-Market Participation [abstract]
    Yiwei Dou (York University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CREE I: Trade and the Environment I
Commerce et environnement I
Chair Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Product Standards in International Trade [abstract]
    Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
    Gulati Roy (Intl. Food Policy Research Institute)
  Inferring Treatment Status When Treatment Assignment is Unkown [abstract]
    John List (University of Chicago)
    Daniel Millimet (Southern Methodist University)
    Michael Price (University of Nevada-Reno)
  Regulatory Takings and Environmental Regulation in NAFTA's Chapter 11 [abstract]
    Carol McAusland (University of Maryland)
    Emma Aisbett (University of California at Berkeley)
    Larry Karp (University of California at Berkeley)
Discussants Abeerrahmane Sokri (HEC Montreal)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade I
Commerce international I
Chair Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
Presentations Input Specificity and Global Sourcing [abstract]
    Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)
    Galina Schwartz (University of California - Berkeley)
  Random versus conscious selection into export markets -- theory and empirical evidence [abstract]
    Ricardo Lopez (Indiana University)
    Julian Emami Namini (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  Trade Reform in Colombia: Assessing its Impact on Productivity and Employment [abstract]
    Alberto Isgut (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)
Discussants James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
  Alberto Isgut (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)
  Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Development Economics I
Sujets en développement économiques I
Chair Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Contracting Institutions and Product Quality: An Empirical Investigation [abstract]
    Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Kinya Fujiwara (Morgan Stanley)
  Subsidies and financial performances of the microfinance institutions: [abstract]
    Marek Hudon (Harvard / FNRS- ULB)
  The Evolution of Social Capital [abstract]
    Ken Jackson (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Vinh Dang (Saint Mary's University)
  Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
  Peter Wylie (University of British Columbia - Okanagan)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Industrial Organization I
Organisation industrielle théorique I
Chair Patrick de Lamirande (Competition Bureau)
Presentations Hierarchies, intra-firm competition and mergers [abstract]
    Steffen Ziss (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Trade Liberalization and Endogenous Mergers: A Dynamic Model [abstract]
    Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (McGill University)
Discussants Leonardo Basso (University of British Columbia)
  Abraham Hollander (Université de Montréal)
  Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Applied Game Theory
Théorie des jeux appliquée
Chair Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montreal)
Presentations Corruption In Japanese Defense Procurement: A Game-Theoretic Analysis [abstract]
    Tetsuro Mizoguchi (University of Ottawa)
    Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
  Equity Participation and Investment Incentives of the Japanese Trading Groups [abstract]
    Noriko Ozawa (University of British Columbia - Okanagan)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Income Distribution
Distribution des revenus
Chair Laurence Jacquet (Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Belgian National Scientific Fund)
Presentations Canadian Income Mobility in a Cross-National Perspective [abstract]
    Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
  On the Decomposition of the Gini Coefficient: An Exact Approach, with an Illustration Using Cameroonian Data [abstract]
    Abdelkrim Araar (CIRPEE, Université Laval)
Discussants David Albouy (University of Califonia, Berkeley)
  Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN: Gender, Work, and Family Issues
Sexe, marché du travail et famille
Chair Linda A. Welling (University of Victoria)
Presentations The Incidence of Family Friendly Workplace Practices in Canada [abstract]
    Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
    Ana Ferrer (University of Calgary)
  The Influence of Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Status on Child Obesity [abstract]
    Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
  Investigation of gender differences in early career progression [abstract]
    Yulia Kotlyarova (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG IV: Political Economy
Chair Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Presentations Racing to the Middle: Minimum Wage Setting and Standards of Fairness
    David Green (University of British Colombia)
    Kathryn Harrison (University of British Columbia)
  Policy Positions, Information Acquisition and Turnout
    Arianna Degan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Discussants Sam Bucovetsky (York University)
  Maria E. Gallego (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Modeling of Health Issues
Modélisation théorique en économie de la santé
Chair Pierre-Thomas Leger (HEC Montreal, CIRANO and CIRPE)
Presentations Patient and physician induced demands under direct to consumer advertising: what are Canada's options? [abstract]
    Bin Xie (University of Western Ontario)
  Another Side of Parallel Trade on Pharmaceuticals: Price, Supply and Social Welfare in the Exporting Country [abstract]
    Hai Zhong (McMaster University)
  Dynamic Stochastic Cancer Incidence [abstract]
    Javier Gonzalez (University of Pennsylvania)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
IDRM II: Economics of Defence: Information and Measurement Issues
Économie de la Défense: Questions d'information et de mesure
Chair Peter Dunnett (Royal Military College of Canada)
Presentations Intelligence Failures: Top-Down [abstract]
    Michael McKee (University of Calgary)
  Private Benefits of peacekeeping [abstract]
    Binyam Solomon (National Defence)
    Elgin Ross Fetterly (Department of National Defence)
  Does Defense Spending Really Promote Aggregate Output in the US? [abstract]
    Jeffrey S. Smith (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Discussants Torben Drewes (Trent University)
  Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)
  Craig Stone (Canadian Forces College)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Consumers, Diet and Health
Chair Sean B. Cash (University of Alberta)
Presentations Advertizing and kidfluence: The effect of the advertizing ban in Quebec
    Kathy Baylis (University of British Columbia)
    Tirtha Dhar (University of British Columbia)
  Demand for food products promoting health and wellness
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
    Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    Mamane Annou (University of Guelph)
  Fat taxes in a comprehensive food demand system
    J. Stephen Clark (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    Petr Prochazka (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  Demand for natural sweeteners and prevalence of obesity in Canada
    Rawlin Thangaraj (University of Guelph)
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Industrial Organization III: Power and Structure
Chair Jean-Philippe Gervais (Laval University)
Presentations The Role of co-operatives in competition: The case of Dairyworld
    Lampros Lamprinakis (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Estimating games in elevation charges in the wheat and canola handling markets in Saskatchewan
    Jing Zhang (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
    Mel Lerohl (University of Alberta)
  Modelling market structure and competition in consumer loan rates: An analysis of the power structure among Canadian credit unions and banks
    Henry Dakurah (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Allocation and Value of Agricultural Resources
Chair Al Mussell (George Morris Centre)
Presentations Farmland markets and auctions in agent based simulation models
    James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
    Tyler Freeman (University of Saskatchewan)
    Dick Schoney (University of Saskatchewan)
  The farm income - land price conundrum in Canada: Fact or fiction
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
    Richard Barichello (University of British Columbia)
  Historic Residual Returns to Farm, Labour, and Management, Saskatchewan 1918-2000
    Dick Schoney (University of Saskatchewan)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF II: Themes in Social Policy
Thèmes en politique sociale
Chair Eric Kam (Ryerson University)
Presentations Gimme Shelter: Homelessness and Canada's Social Housing Crisis
    Nick Falvo (Street Health)
  With Friends Like These: The Corporate Response to Fair Trade
    Mara Fridell (University of Oregon)
    Ian Hudson (University of Manitoba)
    Mark Hudson (University of Oregon)
Discussants Marc-Andre Pigeon (Carleton University)
  Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PRI II: North-American Integration: Policy Research Perspectives on Challenges and Prospects
L’intégration nord-américaine: les perspectives de recherche et les défis
Chair André Downs (Policy Research Initiative - Government of Canada)
Presentations The Emergence of Cross-Border Regions [abstract]
    Gary Sawchuk (Policy Research Initiative and Government of Canada)
  Moving Toward a Customs Union: Evidence, Issues and Beyond NAFTA [abstract]
    Robert (Bob) Kunimoto (Policy Research Initiative)
  A Forward-Looking Examination of North American Regulatory Co-Operation [abstract]
    Doug Blair (Policy Research Initiative)
    Fidele Ndaysenga (Policy Research Initiative)
Discussants Marc Duhamel (University of British Columbia)
  Francois Poitras (Canada Economic Development)
  Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Innovation Performance and Productivity Growth
Industrie Canada: Innovation et croissance de la productivité
Chair James Brox (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Evaluating Canada's Innovation Performance: A Systems Perspective [abstract]
    Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
    François Rimbaud (Industry Canada)
    Kellie Fong (Industry Canada)
  Assessing Canada's Innovation Performance: Pros and Cons of Using Patents Data [abstract]
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
  Research and Development Composition and Labour Productivity Growth in 16 OECD Countries [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
    Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
  Tobias Schmidt (Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim)
  Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
SRI/IRC: Adjustments to Labour Market Conditions: Occupation and Field of Study
Ajustements aux conditions du marché du travail: occupations et champs d’étude
Chair Daniel Boothby (Industry Canada)
Presentations How do Students Choose University Fields of Study? [abstract]
    Brahim Boudarbat (Université de Montréal)
    Claude Montmarquette (Université de Montréal)
  Enrollment Responses to Labour Market Conditions: A Study of the Canadian Market [abstract]
    Katsumi Shimotsu (Queen's University)
    Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
  Accreditation Requirements and the Speed of Labour Market Adjustment for 8 Building Trades in 20 Canadian Cities, 1971-2004 [abstract]
    Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
    Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
Discussants W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDH II: Improving the Scientific Foundations of Public Policy
Vers une amélioration des fondements scientifiques des politiques publiques
Chair William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations The Case for Due Diligence When Empirical Research is Used in Policy Formation [abstract]
    Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
    Bruce McCullough (Drexell University)
Discussants Cliff Halliwell (Human Resources Development Canada)
  James G. MacKinnon (Queen's University)
  Gilles Paquet (University of Ottawa)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Environmental Valuation
Évaluation environnementale
Chair Robert Mohr (University of New Hampshire)
Presentations Land Preservation in British Columbia [abstract]
    Robert Androkovich (Thompson Rivers University)
    Ivan Desjardins (Thompson Rivers University)
    Gordon Tarzwell (Thompson Rivers University)
    Peter Tsigaris (Thompson Rivers University)
  Economic Cost of the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire [abstract]
    Peter Wylie (University of British Columbia - Okanagan)
  Use of a Vickrey Auction with Hidden Reserve Price to Discover the Value of Conservation Easements [abstract]
    Elizabeth Troutt (University of Manitoba)
    Wanjing Hu (University of Manitoba)
    Brian Gray (Ducks Unlimited Canada)
    Laura Brown (University of Manitoba)
    Cynthia Edwards (Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Discussants Laura Brown (University of Manitoba)
  Alan Collins (University of Portsmouth)
  John Janmaat (Acadia University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Environmental Policy and Management
Chair Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
Presentations Managing Nutrients with Property Rights: An Evaluation of Nutrient Management under Central Planning and the Market
    Maria Klimas (University of Guelph)
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
  The Effectiveness and Enforcement of Agro-Environmental Policies
    Shannon Hall (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Green management and the nature of technical innovation
    Donna Ramirez Harrington (University of Guelph)
    George Deltas (University of Illinois)
    Madhu Khanna (University of Illinois)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Auctions II
Enchères II
Chair Artyom Shneyerov (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Bounding Best-Response Violations in Discriminatory Auctions with Private Values [abstract]
    James Chapman (University of Iowa)
    Harry Paarsch (University of Iowa)
    David McAdams (MIT Sloan School of Management)
  The Effect of Shill Bidding Upon Prices: Experimental Evidence [abstract]
    Georgia Kosmopoulou (University of Oklahoma)
    Dakshina De Silva (Texas Tech University)
  Behavioral Biases in Auctions: An Experimental Study [abstract]
    Anna Dodonova (University of Ottawa)
    Yuri Khoroshilov (University of Ottawa)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Strategic Behaviour of Firms
Comportements stratégiques des firmes
Chair Robin Lindsey (University of Alberta)
Presentations Direct and Indirect Strategic Effects: A Taxonomy of Investment Strategies [abstract]
    Lavinia Moldovan (University of Calgary)
    Jeffrey Church (University of Calgary)
  Optimal Mechanism for Selling Substitutes [abstract]
    Gregory Pavlov (Boston University)
  Strategic Delay When Actions are Strategic Substitutes [abstract]
    Hikmet Gunay (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Hikmet Gunay (University of Manitoba)
  Lavinia Moldovan (University of Calgary)
  Gregory Pavlov (Boston University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CERF VI: Cultural Capital and Well-Being: Policy Research Panel
Capital culturel et mieux-être: Groupe d'experts sur la recherche stratégique
Chair Ging Wong (Heritage Canada)
Panelists John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  Jeffrey Reitz (University of Toronto)
  Eileen Sarkar (Canadian Heritage & University of Ottawa)
  Pablo Sobrino (Canadian Heritage)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Narayana Kocherlakota
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: Narayana Kocherlakota
Sponsored by CIREQ
Chair Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)
Speaker Narayana Kocherlakota (University of Minnesota)
  Recent Advances in Dynamic Optimal Taxation

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics II
Économie du travail II
Chair Audra Bowlus (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations The Econometric Evaluation of the New Deal for Lone Parents [abstract]
    Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
    Peter Dolton (Royal Holloway - University of London)
    Joao Pedro de Azevedo (University of Newcastle)
  Household consumption choices in the presence of several decision makers [abstract]
    Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
    Anyck Dauphin (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
    Abdel-Rahmen El-Lahga (Institut supérieur de gestion de Tunis)
    Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
  Keeping in Touch - A Benefit of Public Holidays [abstract]
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Joachim Merz (University of Lüneburg)
Discussants C. Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)
  Carrie Lee (Queen's University)
  Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Human Capital
Capital humain
Chair Michael Hatfield (Knowledge and Research Branch, Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Presentations The Promise of Social Mobility and Underinvestment In Human Capital [abstract]
    Chris Bidner (University of British Columbia)
  Interaction between Human Capital Accumulation and Job Search: Implications on Lifecycle Wage Growth [abstract]
    Huju Liu (University of Western Ontario)
  The Effects of Technological Change on Schooling and Training Human Capital [abstract]
    Xueda Song (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Joe Huang (University of Alberta)
  Joerg Stoye (New York University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance II
Finance empirique II
Chair Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
Presentations A Hybrid and Aggregate Contingent Claim Approach to Default Risk in the Canadian Economy [abstract]
    Sadok Laajimi (École des Hautes Études Commerciales)
    Georges Dionne (HEC Montreal)
    Sofiene Mejri (HEC Montreal)
    Madalina Petrescu (HEC Montreal)
  Do Firms Adjust toward a Target Leverage Level? [abstract]
    Zhaoxia Xu (University of Toronto)
  Default Risk, Default Risk Premiums,and Corporate Yield Spreads [abstract]
    Khemais Hammami (HEC Montréal)
    Dionne Georges (HEC Montréal)
    Simonato Jean-Guy (HEC Montréal)
    Gauthier Geneviève (HEC Montréal)
Discussants Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Céline Gauthier (Bank of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CREE II: Trade and the Environment II
Commerce et environnement II
Chair Carol McAusland (University of Maryland)
Presentations Dynamic Tariff War on Exhaustible Resource [abstract]
    Jui-Hsien Stephen Chou (McGill University)
    Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
  Bio-Prospecting And Biological Diversity Under Free Trade [abstract]
    Rafat Alam (University of Ottawa)
    Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
  Asymmetries in a Common Pool Natural Resource Oligopoly [abstract]
    Hervé Lohoues (Université de Montréal & Analysis Group, Inc.)
Discussants Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
  Carol McAusland (University of Maryland)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade II
Commerce international II
Chair Madanmohan Ghosh (Industry Canada)
Presentations The Impact of Trade on Wages: What If Countries Are Not Small? [abstract]
    Mika Saito (International Monetary Fund)
    Ichiro Tokutsu (Konan University)
  Revisiting the Issues: Free Trade and Demographic Transition [abstract]
    Guohan Zhu (University of Ottawa)
    Marcel Mérette (University of Ottawa)
  Multi-Lateral Trade Liberalization and Export-Led Growth in the World Economy: Some Post-War Evidence [abstract]
    Vinh Dang (Saint Mary's University)
    Kenneth S. Chan (City University of Hong Kong)
Discussants Henrique do Livramento (Industry Canada)
  Ricardo Lopez (Indiana University)
  Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDSG I: Development in an International Setting
Le développement dans un contexte international
Chair Mak Arvin (Trent University)
Presentations The Analsis of Catalysis: The IMF and Private Capital Flows [abstract]
    Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
    Graham Bird (University of Surrey)
  Foreign Aid, the Incentive Regime, and Environmental Preservation in Developing Countries [abstract]
    Mak Arvin (Trent University)
    Byron Lew (Trent University)
  A political-economic analysis of trade, pollution and poverty [abstract]
    Louis Hotte (University of Ottawa)
    Stanley Winer (Carleton University)
Discussants Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
  Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Bryan Paterson (Queen's University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Industrial Organization II
Organisation industrielle théorique II
Chair Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Cost Differentials Intensify Quality Competition [abstract]
    Mihkel Tombak (University of Toronto)
    Sergio Meza (University of Toronto)
  Cournot Meets the Chicago School [abstract]
    Mikko Packalen (University of Waterloo)
  Revisiting the Role of Information and Political Risks on the Decisions of a Multinational Firm [abstract]
    Simin Seury (York University)
Discussants Anthony Creane (Michigan State University)
  Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (McGill University)
  Steffen Ziss (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Charitable Giving and Voluntary Work
Dons de charité et bénévolat
Chair Minh Dao (Eastern Illinois University)
Presentations Fund-Raising, The Power of Asking, and Charitable Giving [abstract]
    Baris Yoruk (Boston College)
  "Getting the Foot in the Door": On the Role of Volunteer Hiring and Sorting in the Nonprofit Sector [abstract]
    Michael Vlassopoulos (University of British Columbia)
  Sweet and Not-so-Sweet Charity: A Case for Treating Contributions to Different Charities Differently [abstract]
    Calum Carmichael (Carleton University)
Discussants Leah Brooks (McGill University)
  Pohan Fong (Concordia University)

Fri 10:30 - 11:30 Loc. TBA
CWEN Lecture
Conférence CWEN
Sponsored by IRPP
Chair Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
Speaker Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University)
  Families, Work Arrangements, and Child Development

Fri 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN Luncheon and AGM
Déjeuner et assemblée générale
Sponsored by IRPP
Chair Linda A. Welling (University of Victoria)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG V: Tournaments and Bargaining
Chair Michael G. Smart (University of Toronto)
Presentations Deterrence in Rank-Order Tournaments
    Steeve Mongrain (Simon Fraser University)
    Phillip A. Curry (Simon Fraser University)
  The Nash Bargaining Solution, the Kalai-Smorodinsky Solution and Intrafamily Distribution in Efficient Marriage
    Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
Discussants Joanne Roberts (University of Toronto)
  Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Income and Health
Revenu et santé
Chair Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
Presentations Inequality, health, and omitted variables [abstract]
    Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Global income related health inequalities [abstract]
    Jalil Safaei (University of Northern British Columbia)
  Explaining the Sources of Income-Related Inequality in Health Care Utilization in Denmark [abstract]
    Jens Gundgaard (HEC Montréal)
    Jørgen Lauridsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Discussants Xiaochuan (Sherry) Wang (Health Canada)
  Caroline Yung (Health Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
New Uses of Information Technology in Teaching Economics
Nouvelles utilisations des technologies de l'information dans l'enseignement de l'économie
Chair Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations A Learning Object for Macroeconomics Principles [abstract]
    Marilyn Cottrell (Brock University)
  Active Learning with MyEconLab [abstract]
    Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada: Inflation Dynamics I
Banque du Canada: Dynamique de l’inflation I
Chair Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Macroeconomic Effects of Non-Zero Trend Inflation [abstract]
    Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Steven Ambler (University of Quebec at Montreal, CIRPEE)
  DSGE Models in a Data-Rich Environment [abstract]
    Jean Boivin (Columbia University)
    Marc Giannoni (Columbia University)
  Structural Estimation and Evaluation of Calvo-Style Inflation Models [abstract]
    Maral Kichian (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
    Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
Discussants Allen Head (Queen's University)
  Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
  Marc-Andre Letendre (McMaster University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
PEF III: Collective Bargaining's Dubious Future
L'avenir incertain de la négociation collective
Chair Roy J. Adams (McMaster University)
Presentations The Decline of Free Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
    Derek Fudge (NUPGE)
  The Decline of Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector
    Roy J. Adams (McMaster University)
  Have Canadian Workers Lost Their Voice?
    Rafael Gomez (London School of Economics & Political Science)
    Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
  The Decline of Collective Bargaining: Economic and Social Implications
    Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
PRI III: Population Aging
Le vieillissement de la population
Chair Terrance Hunsley (Policy Research Initiative)
Presentations Provincial Variation in the Economic Impact of Population Aging [abstract]
    Jeff Carr (Policy Research Initiative)
  Work-Life Balance in the Context of Aging [abstract]
    Terrance Hunsley (Policy Research Initiative)
    Carolyn MacLeod (Policy Research Initiative)
  Population Aging, Fiscal Sustainability and Inter-Generational Equity [abstract]
    Yang Zou (University of New Brunswick)
    Joe Ruggeri (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Law and Economics
Économie et droit
Chair Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations An Overlapping Generations Model of Crime [abstract]
    David Scoones (University of Victoria)
    Yehuda Kotowitz (University of Victoria)
  Courts' Decision Making without Commitment: A Comparative Analysis [abstract]
    Alessandro Riboni (Université de Montréal)
Discussants Alessandro Riboni (Université de Montréal)
  David Scoones (University of Victoria)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Urban and Spatial Economics
Économie urbaine et spatiale
Chair Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
Presentations Urban Spatial Interactions and Population Growth: Does the New Economic Geography Explain Existing Urban System Dynamics? [abstract]
    Mark D. Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)
    Dan Rickman (Oklahoma State University)
    Kamar Ali (University of Saskatchewan)
    M. Rose Olfert (University of Saskatchewan)
  Population Uncertainty and the Timing of an Urban Transportation Infrastructure Investment [abstract]
    Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)
  Unveiling Hidden Districts: Describing and Assessing the Adoption Patterns of Business Improvement Districts in California [abstract]
    Leah Brooks (McGill University)
Discussants Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
  Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Issues in Environmental Economics
Problèmes d’économie environnementale
Chair Joshua Anyangah (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations Recreation Demand Analysis under Truncation, Overdispersion, and Endogenous Stratification: An Application to Gros Morne National Park [abstract]
    Roberto Martinez-Espineira (St Francis Xavier University)
    Joe Amoako-Tuffour (St Francis Xavier University)
  Parametric Estimation of the Environmental Efficiencies and Shadow Prices of Pollution: Cross-Country Approach [abstract]
    Mykhaylo Salnykov (Simon Fraser University)
    Valentin Zelenyuk (Economic Education & Research Consortium)
Discussants Skander Benabdallah (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Hasnat Dewan (Thompson Rivers University)
  Andrea Podhorsky (York University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG II: Business Cycles
Cycles économiques
Chair Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)
Presentations Matching with Precautionary Savings
    Toshihiko Mukoyama (Concordia University)
    Per Krusell (Princeton University)
    Aysegul Sahin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  Credit Market Frictions with Costly Capital Reallocation as a Propagation Mechanism
    Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)
    Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CAES Presidential and Fellows Addresses
Chair Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
Presentations Values, Choices and Enviromental Policy in Canada
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  Developing an Appropriate Policy Environment for Canada's Commercial Agri-Food Sector
    Larry J. Martin (George Morris Centre)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Information Theory
Théorie de l’information
Chair Irene Valsecchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Presentations A Role for Instructions [abstract]
    Irene Valsecchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
  Information Disclosure in Multistage Tournaments [abstract]
    Maria Goltsman (University of Western Ontario)
    Arijit Mukherjee (Bates White LLC)
Discussants Chris Bidner (University of British Columbia)
  Jennifer Steele (University of Texas at Austin)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Financial Econometrics
Économétrie de la finance
Chair Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
Presentations Dependence Structure between the Equity Market and the Foreign Exchange Market--A Copula Approach [abstract]
    Cathy Ning (Ryerson University)
  Option Pricing with Modular Neural Networks [abstract]
    Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
    Ramazan Gençay (Simon Fraser University)
    Dragan Kukolj (University of Novi Sad)
  Higher Moments as Risk Instruments to Discard Errors in Variables: The Case of the Fama and French Model [abstract]
    François-Éric Racicot (University of Quebec, Outaouais)
    Raymond Théoret (University of Quebec, Montreal)
    Alain Coën (University of Quebec, Montreal)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CREE III: Game Theory in Resource and Environmental Economics
Théorie des jeux en économie des ressources et de l'environnement
Chair Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University)
Presentations Auctioning New Oil to Oligopolistic Extractive Firms [abstract]
    John Hartwick (Queen's University)
    Andrei Bazhanov (Far Eastern National University)
  Recycling with Endogenous Consumer Participation [abstract]
    Soham Baksi (University of Winnipeg)
    Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
Discussants Jui-Hsien Stephen Chou (McGill University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG II: Basic Needs: Water and Electricity in Development Countries
Besoins de base: L'eau et l'electricité dans les pays en développement
Chair Luc Savard (Université de Sherbrooke)
Presentations Electrification and the Household [abstract]
    Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
    Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)
  Water Reforms In Senegal:a Distributional Impact Analysis [abstract]
    Luc Savard (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Dorothée Boccanfuso (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Antonio Estache (World Bank)
  Fetching Water in India - Causes and Implications of Time Use [abstract]
    Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Benoit Dostie (HEC Montréal)
  Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
  Luc Savard (Université de Sherbrooke)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Industrial Organization III
Organisation industrielle théorique III
Chair Achim I. Czerny (Berlin University of Technology)
Presentations Monopoly and Competitive Storage [abstract]
    Henry Thille (University of Guelph)
    Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)
  Inventories and Endogenous Stackelberg Hierarchy in Two-period Cournot Oligopolistic Competition [abstract]
    Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)
    Michel Moreaux (Université de Toulouse 1, IUF-IDEI-LERNA)
  Slot constraints vs. congestion pricing to airport networks [abstract]
    Achim I. Czerny (Berlin University of Technology)
Discussants Heng Ju (University of British Columbia)
  Simin Seury (York University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CSLS I: Productivity Puzzles Facing the Canadian Economy
Les énigmes de productivité qui attendent l’économie canadienne
Chair Ian Stewart (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Presentations Can Measurement Error Explain the Stagnation of Productivity Growth in the Canadian Construction Sector?
    Peter Harrison (Finance Canada)
  What Explains Canada-U.S. Differences in Hours Worked? [abstract]
    Alberto Isgut (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)
    Lance Bialas (Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity)
    James Milway (Institute for Competitiveness And Prosperity)
  Where Did Canada's Productivity Growth Go in the Early 2000s: An Industry Perspective?
    Benoît Robidoux (Department of Finance)
    Tony Fisher (Finance Canada)
    Frank Lee (Finance Canada)
Discussants Pierre Fortin (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
  Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Public Sector Investment
Investissements du secteur publique
Chair Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Road Pricing? [abstract]
    Robin Lindsey (University of Alberta)
  Risk-adjusted Discount Rates for Public Sector Investments [abstract]
    Donald Brean (University of Toronto)
    David Burgess (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Donald Brean (University of Toronto)
  Robin Lindsey (University of Alberta)

Fri 16:00 - 18:00 Loc. TBA
PEF Annual General Meeting / Wine and Cheese Reception
Speaker Gilles Dostaler (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  Keynes and His Battles: What They Mean for Canada Today

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG VI: Public Goods
Chair Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
Presentations Commitment and Matching Contributions to Public Goods
    Jean-François Tremblay (University of Ottawa)
    Robin Boadway (Queen's University )
    Zhen Song (Queen's University)
  Political Campaigns as Coordinating Devises in Parliamentary Systems
    Maria Gallego (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Economic Effects of Poor Health
Effets économiques de la mauvaise santé
Chair Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations The Impact of Poor Health on Education: New Evidence Using Genetic Markers [abstract]
    Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
    Weili Ding (Queen's University)
    J. Niels Rosenquist (University of Pennsylvania and Massachus)
    Janet Audrain-McGovern (University of Pennsylvania)
  The Health Behaviors of Immigrants and Native-Born People in Canada [abstract]
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
New Ideas About Conventional Approaches in Teaching Economics
Nouvelles idées sur les approches conventionnelles de l'enseignement de l'économie
Chair Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations Why Public Goods Are a Pedagogical Bad [abstract]
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
  A Comparison of Online and Face-to-face Learning in Undergraduate Finance and Economic Policy Courses [abstract]
    Jacques Raynauld (Hautes Études Commerciales)
    Marie-Pierre Pelletier (Hautes Études Commerciales)
  Microeconomics: Adding a non-analytical component to Graduate Theory [abstract]
    Laura Brown (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
  Dan Otchere (Concordia University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
PEF Annual General Meeting
Assemblée générale annuelle du PEF

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
SRI/IRC: International Mobility of Highly Skilled Workers
Mobilité internationale des travailleurs hautement qualifiés
Chair Richard Roy (Industry Canada)
Presentations Self-Selection in Migration and Returns to Skills [abstract]
    Pierre-Thomas Leger (HEC Montreal, CIRANO and CIRPE)
    Dostie Benoit (HEC Montréal, CIRANO and CIRPÉE)
  Migration, Human Capital, and Skills Redistribution Across the Canadian Provinces [abstract]
    Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
    Jean-François Tremblay (University of Ottawa)
  Highly Skilled Workers: Build, Share or Buy? [abstract]
    John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  Which Stars Should You Reach For? Firm Innovation and the Mobility of Scientific Stars [abstract]
    Alexander Oettl (University of Toronto)
Discussants Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
  Charles M. Beach (Queen's University)
  David Green (University of British Colombia)
  Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG III: Monetary Policy
Politique monétaire
Chair Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Optimal Monetary Policy and the Role of Forward-Looking Policy Statements
    Rhys Mendes (University of Toronto)
  Central Bank Communication
    Nurlan Turdaliev (McGill University)
  Money, Taxes, Audits and the Underground Economy
    Stephen Ahiabu (University of Toronto)
  The Dynamic (In)efficiency of Monetary Policy by Committee
    Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
    Alessandro Riboni (Université de Montréal)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Issues in Macroeconomics
Problèmes en macroéconomie
Chair Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
Presentations Revisions in Canadian National Accounts Data [abstract]
    Bryan Campbell (Concordia University, CIREQ, and CIRANO)
    Steve Murphy (University of Toronto)
    Florian Pelgrin (Université de Lausanne-HEC)
  Can A Medium-Term Target Improve Canada's Fiscal Policy? [abstract]
    Stephen Tapp (Queen's University)
  Do the Rich Save More in Canada [abstract]
    Kadir Atalay (McMaster University)
    Thomas Crossley (McMaster University)
    Sule Alan (York University)
Discussants Peter Harrison (Finance Canada)
  Robert Lavigne (Bank of Canada)
  Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Exchange Rates Dynamics
Dynamique des taux de change
Chair Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Real variables and the real exchange rate: An inquiry into the transmission mechanism [abstract]
    Maxym Chaban (University of Saskatchewan)
  Imperfect Information, Learning, And Exchange Rate Dynamics [abstract]
    Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montréal)
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
    Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
  Real Exchange Rate Dynamics With Endogenous Distribution Services [abstract]
    Millan Mulraine (University of Toronto)
Discussants Niloufar Entekhabi (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Constance Smith (University of Alberta)
  Albert Touna Mama (Université de Montréal)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES Business Meeting

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture
Conférence des boursiers de la Banque du Canada
Chair John Murray (Bank of Canada )
Speaker Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
  Expectations and Exchange Rate Policy

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Labour Economics III
Économie du travail III
Chair Tim Worrall (Keele University)
Presentations Earnings Losses of Canadian Displaced Workers [abstract]
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
    Xuelin Zhang (Government of Canada)
  Empirical Analysis of Occupational Retention of Science and Engineering Doctorates [abstract]
    Natalia Mishagina (Queen's University)
  Identifying the Potential of Work-Sharing as a Job-Creation Strategy [abstract]
    Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
Discussants Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  Stéphane Robin (University of Strasbourg 1)
  Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Returns to Education
Rendement de l’éducation
Chair Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Measuring the Returns to Education Nonparametrically [abstract]
    Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
  Private Returns to Training in Canada [abstract]
    C. Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)
Discussants C. Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)
  Ben Sand (University of British Columbia)
  Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
History of Financial Economics
Histoire de l’économie de la finance
Chair Geoffrey Poitras (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Frederick Macaulay, Frank Redington and the Emergence of Modern Fixed Income Analysis [abstract]
    Geoffrey Poitras (Simon Fraser University)
  Louis Bachelier and the Origins of Mathematical Finance [abstract]
    Robert Dimand (Brock University)
    Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh (Brock University)
  The role of the CAPM, Modigliani-Miller's article and Efficient market theory in the rise of a scientific discipline [abstract]
    Franck Jovanovic (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Hume and Endogenous Money [abstract]
    Thomas Velk (McGill University)
    Eugene Rotwein (Deceased)
Discussants Robert Dimand (Brock University)
  Camilla Josephson (London School of Economics)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CREE IV: Political Economy Models in Resource and Environmental Economics
Modèles d’économie politique en économie des ressources et de l’environnement
Chair Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University)
Presentations Optimal Emission Tax in the Presence of Lobbying [abstract]
    Huilan Tian (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
  Pollution Noncompliance When "Environmental Protection for Sale" Exists: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. [abstract]
    Meng Sun (University of British Columbia)
  Renewable Resource Management and the Political Economy of the Emergence of Resource Conflicts [abstract]
    Horatiu Rus (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Soham Baksi (University of Winnipeg)
  Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
International Trade III
Commerce international III
Chair Alberto Isgut (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)
Presentations The Role of Trade in Income Convergence [abstract]
    Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  The Evolution of World's Technology Frontier, 1973-2002 [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
    Wolfgang Keller (University of Colorado; NBER; CEPR)
  Asymmetries in Exchange Rate Effects on Firm Survival in North America [abstract]
    Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
    Jen Baggs (University of Victoria)
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
Discussants Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
  Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization I
Organisation industrielle empirique I
Chair Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Completion and Abandonment of Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from the Newspaper Industry [abstract]
    Padma Rao Sahib (University of Groningen)
    Katrin Muehlfeld (University of Groningen)
    Arjen Witteloostuijn (University of Groningen )
  Are Sports Teams Multi-Product Firms? [abstract]
    Ken Stewart (University of Victoria)
    J.C.H. Jones (University of Victoria)
  What's in the box: does brand matter in the demand for personal computers? [abstract]
    Landon Kleis (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
  Noriko Ozawa (University of British Columbia - Okanagan)
  Aylin Seckin (Istanbul Bilgi University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Decision Theory
Théorie de la décision
Chair William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Statistical Decisions Under Ambiguity [abstract]
    Joerg Stoye (New York University)
  Ambiguity and Compound Lotteries: Calibration [abstract]
    Yoram Halevy (University of British Columbia)
    Emre Ozdenoren (University of Michigan)
Discussants Larry Epstein (University of Rochester)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
The Political Process
Le processus politique
Chair Guillaume Cheikbossian (LASER Montpellier 1 and GREMAQ Toulouse)
Presentations Policy Positions, Information Acquisition, and Turnout [abstract]
    Arianna Degan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Congruence Among the Voters and Contributions to Political Campaigns. [abstract]
    Elena Panova ( Université du Québec à Montréal)
  The Impact of Expenditure Ceilings on Election Outcomes [abstract]
    Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
    Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Elena Panova ( Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montreal)

Fri 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
Innis Lecture
Conférence Innis
Chair Russell Davidson (McGill University)
Speaker Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
  Equity and Equality / Équité et égalité

Fri 19:00 - 20:30 Loc. TBA
University of Concordia Reception
Réception de l'Université Concordia

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, May 27, 2006

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Consumption and Production of Genetically Modified Food
Chair Michele M. Veeman (University of Alberta)
Presentations Determinants of GM food purchase revisited
    Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
    Giuseppe Nocella (University of Bologna)
  Consumer resistance to GM products and innovative activity in the biotech industry
    Viktoriya Galushko (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Impact of crop biotechnology on production structure: Evidence from Ontario farms
    Bishnu P. Saha (University of Guelph)
    Rakhal Sarker (University of Guelph)
    Michael J. Trant (Statistics Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Federal Reserve Board I: Trade Integration and Sectoral Composition in Open-Economy Macroeconomics
Intégration commerciale et composition sectorielle en macroéconomie ouverte
Chair Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations Monetary Policy Rules in Economies with Traded and Non-Traded Goods [abstract]
    Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
    Christopher Erceg (Federal Reserve Board)
    Andrew Levin (Federal Reserve Board)
  Trade Integration, Competition, and the Decline in Exchange-rate Pass-through [abstract]
    Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)
    Christopher Gust (Federal Reserve Board)
    Sylvain Leduc (Federal Reserve Board)
  Trade Adjustment and the Composition of Trade [abstract]
    Christopher Gust (Federal Reserve Board)
    Christopher Erceg (Federal Reserve Board)
    Luca Guerrieri (Federal Reserve Board)
Discussants Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
  Emanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
  Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Climate Change I: On the Farm
Chair Mohammad Khakbazan (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Presentations The Impact of Climate Change on Canadian Prairie Agriculture: A Spatial Econometrics Approach
    Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
    Ken Belcher (University of Saskatchewan)
    Mark D. Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)
  The adoption of minimum tillage technology throughout the Prairie Provinces
    Kelly Davey (University of Saskatchewan)
    William H. Furtan (University of Saskatchewan)
  Liability and crediting period length: Implications for the value of carbon offset projects from agriculture
    Paul J. Thomassin (McGill University )
  Does weather influence the demand for crop insurance?
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
    Juan Cabas (University of Guelph)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Agricultural Production and Productivity
Chair Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
Presentations Quantifying the Contribution of Area, Yield and Prices in the Variability of Total Supply of Lentils: Evidence from Saskatchewan
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
    Lawrence Arbenser (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
  Causes of divergent productivity growth in the livestock and crop sectors: Prairie provinces 1940 - 2004
    Bryce Stewart (University of Alberta)
    Terrence S. Veeman (University of Alberta)
    James R. Unterschultz (University of Alberta)
  A technical efficiency analysis of the paddy farming systems in the dry zone of Sri Lanka: A case study
    Pahan Prasada (University of Guelph)
    A.D.D. Udayanganie (University of Maine)
    K.A.S.S. Kodithuwakku (University of Peradeniya)
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    D.C. Little (Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling)
  Impact of characteristics of the farmers and their enterprise on profitability in the Canadian hog industry
    Véronique Maltais (Statistics Canada)
    Verna Mitura (Statistics Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PEF IV: Financialization and Contemporary Capitalism
Chair Eric Pineault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Financialization as Differential Accumulation: The Case of Pharmaceutical Sector
    Marc-André Gagnon (York University)
  Financialization as an Accumulation Regime: A Research Agenda on the Transformation of Canadian Capitalism
    Eric Pineault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Frédéric Hanin (Laval University)
  Industrial Investment and Financialization: The Case of Large Canadian Corporations
    Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Explaining Educational Achievement
Explications du succès scolaire
Chair Alfredo Cuecuecha (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)
Presentations School choice and student achievement: An Ontario analysis using NLSCY and EQAO data [abstract]
    Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  Differences in the Distribution of High School Achievement: The role of class size and time in term [abstract]
    Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
    Darren Lauzon (Statistics Canada)
  Educational Attainment of Three Generations of Immigrants in Canada: Initial Evidence from the Ethnic Diversity Survey [abstract]
    Aneta Bonikowska (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Aneta Bonikowska (University of British Columbia)
  Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Assessing and Understanding National Labour Productivity Differences
Évaluation et analyse des différences de niveaux nationaux de productivité du travail
Chair Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
Presentations What Explains Canada-U.S. Capital Intensity Gap? [abstract]
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
  Technology Adoption, Business Practices, and Productivity Performance [abstract]
    Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
    Anik Dufour (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
  Cultural Capital, Productivity and Well Being [abstract]
    Ging Wong (Heritage Canada)
  Education and Labor-Market Discrimination [abstract]
    Kevin Lang (Boston University)
    Michael Manove (Boston University)
Discussants John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH I: Understanding Technological Change
Pour comprendre le changement technologique
Chair Ian Keay (Queen's University)
Presentations Cooperating to Innovate [abstract]
    Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
  What Technical Change Really is in a Disaggregate Production Function [abstract]
    Camilla Josephson (London School of Economics)
  Predicting Patterns of Inter-War Wage Inequality in a Model of Ability-Biased Technological Change [abstract]
    Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
  Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Dhanoos Sutthiphisal (McGill University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Evolutionary Behaviour
Comportements évolutionnaires
Chair Ingela Alger (Boston College)
Presentations A Theory of a Hierarchy of Replicators: A Proposed Resolution to the Levels of Selection Debate [abstract]
    Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Altruism, Climate, and Evolution [abstract]
    Ingela Alger (Boston College)
    Jörgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics)
Discussants Ingela Alger (Boston College)
  Ken Jackson (University of British Columbia)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDSG III: Gender and Development
Sexe et développement
Chair Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)
Presentations Gender Discrimination, Human Capital and Marriage [abstract]
    Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
    Stéphane Pallage (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  Microfinance and Female Empowerment [abstract]
    Ewoudou Jacques (Université de Montreal)
    Dessy Sylvain Eloi (Université Laval)
  Domestic Violence and Intrahousehold Resource Allocation [abstract]
    Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)
    Julia Witt (Melbourne Institute, U. Melbourne)
Discussants Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
  Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University)
  Frances Woolley (Carleton University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Monetary Economics I
Économie monétaire I
Chair Aylin Seckin (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Presentations A Dynamic Model of Settlement [abstract]
    Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)
    Cyril Monnet (European Central Bank)
    Ted Temzelides (University of Pittsburgh)
  Financial Intermediaries, Collateral and Deposit Insurance [abstract]
    Geoffrey Dunbar (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Consumer Price Setting
Fixation des prix au consommateur
Chair Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)
Presentations Price Setting under Low and High Inflation: Evidence from Mexico [abstract]
    Etienne Gagnon (Northwestern University)
  Micro Foundations of Price-setting Behaviour: Evidence from Canadian Firms [abstract]
    Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
    Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
  Etienne Gagnon (Northwestern University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Finance I
Finance internationale I
Chair Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
Presentations The IMF's Balance Sheet and Credit Risk [abstract]
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
    Ryan Felushko (Bank of Canada)
  Integration of the Mexican Stock Market [abstract]
    Alonso Gomez (University of Toronto)
  Endogenous Probability of Financial Crises, Lender of Last Resort, and the Accumulation of International Reserves [abstract]
    Junfeng Qiu (Queen's University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Pierre-André Chiappori
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: Pierre André Chiappori
Sponsored by TARGET
Chair Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
Speaker Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia University)
  Recent Progresses in Aggregation Theory and Group Behaviour Modeling

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Earnings Distribution
La distribution des gains
Chair Stephen Ferris (Carleton University)
Presentations Decomposing Wage Distributions using Influence Function Projections [abstract]
    Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
    Sergio Firpo (PUC Rio)
    Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia)
  Labor Market Policies, Institutions, and Wage Dispersion [abstract]
    Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)
  On-the-Job Search and Precautionary Savings: Theory and Empirics of Earnings and Wealth Inequality [abstract]
    Jeremy Lise (Queen's University)
Discussants Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  Jeremy Lise (Queen's University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Social Policy Analysis
Analyse de politiques sociales
Chair Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Does tightening welfare reduce the high school drop out rate? [abstract]
    Bill Warburton (University of British Columbia)
    David Green (University of British Colombia)
    Clyde Hertzman (University of British Columbia)
  Income support policies for part-time workers: a stepping-stone to full employment for young unemployed women ? [abstract]
    Stéphane Robin (University of Strasbourg 1)
    Christian Goebel (Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium))
    Bart Cockx (Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium))
  Temporary Unemployment Insurance Coverage's Time-Varying Impacts on Reemployment Wages [abstract]
    Kailing Shen (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Charles M. Beach (Queen's University)
  Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Zhengxi Lin (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Financial Economics I
Économie de la finance I
Chair Pascal St-Amour (HEC University of Lausanne)
Presentations Contribution Limits and Retirement Savings [abstract]
    Ashraf Zaman (St. Mary's University)
  Best Instruments for Market Discipline of Banks [abstract]
    Greg Caldwell (Bank of Canada)
  Corporate Social Responsibility and Portfolio's Performance: A theoretical Perspective [abstract]
    Homayoon Shalchian (University of Moncton)
    Bouchra M'Zali (University of Quebec at Montreal)
    Alain Paquet (University of Quebec at Montreal)
Discussants Oussama Chakroun (HEC Montréal)
  Badye Omar Essid (HEC Montréal)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CREE V: Climate Change Economics
Économie du changement climatique
Chair Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Who Will Bear the Greenhouse Policy Cost [abstract]
    Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Tracy Snoddon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Induced Innovation in a Decentralized Model of Climate Change [abstract]
    Andrew Leach (HEC Montréal)
    Jeremy Lucchetti (HEC Montréal)
  The Cost of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Industrial Sectors in Canada: A Political Economy Approach [abstract]
    Brenda Tang (University of Ottawa)
    Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Yazid Dissou (University of Ottawa)
  Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)
  Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade Policy
Politique de commerce international
Chair Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)
Presentations Effectiveness of the Canadian Antidumping Regime: Is Trade Restricted? [abstract]
    Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)
    Horatiu Rus (University of British Columbia)
  Costly Revenue-Raising and the Case for Favoring Import-Competing Industries [abstract]
    Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)
  Protection for Sale or Surge Protection? [abstract]
    Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
    Hajime Katayama (University of Sydney)
    Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University and NBER)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
  Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Physicians' Behaviour
Comportement des médecins
Presentations Physician Production of Primary Care in Ontario: Evidence from the 2004 National Physician Survey, Canada [abstract]
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
    Sisira Sarma (University of Ottawa)
    William Hogg (University of Ottawa)
  Compensation, Incentives and the Practice Patterns of Physicians: Theory and Evidence from Microdata [abstract]
    Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
    Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
    Nicolas Jacquemet (CREST )
Discussants Sisira Sarma (University of Ottawa)
  Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CESG I: Statistical Inference
Inférence statistique
Chair Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)
Presentations Specification Test Based on the Hansen-Jagannathan Distance with Good Small Sample Properties [abstract]
    Yu Ren (Queen's University)
    Katsumi Shimotsu (Queen's University)
  Bootstrap Inference in a Linear equation Estimated by Instrumental Variables [abstract]
    Russell Davidson (McGill University)
    James G. MacKinnon (Queen's University)
  Exact Split-Sample Permutation Tests of Orthogonality and Random Walk in the Presence of a Drift Parameter [abstract]
    Richard Luger (Emory University)
Discussants Masayuki Hirukawa (Concordia University)
  Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
  Alex Maynard (University of Toronto)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization II
Organisation industrielle empirique II
Chair Jean-François Houde (Queen's University)
Presentations Demand Fluctuations and Plant Turnover in the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry [abstract]
    Allan Collard-Wexler (Northwestern University)
  Firm entry and exit in Canadian Manufacturing [abstract]
    Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)
    Kim Huynh (Indiana University)
  Political Risk and Irreversible Investment [abstract]
    Michel Demers (Carleton University)
    Sumru Altug (Koc University)
    Fanny Demers (Carleton University)
Discussants Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
  Robert Clark (HEC Montreal)
  Toshihiko Mukoyama (Concordia University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Taxation
Taxation
Chair Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
Presentations Simulated Marginal Tax Rates for Canadian Firms [abstract]
    Joe Huang (University of Alberta)
  Tax Noncompliance and Corporate Governance: A Comparative Study [abstract]
    Lindsay Tedds (University of Manitoba)
  Yardstick Competition and Tax Base Competition in Local Tax Setting in New Brunswick [abstract]
    Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
    Christina Tardif (Mount Allison University)
Discussants Marcel Gerard (Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons)
  Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University)
  Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Innovation, Research, and Development
Chair Donna Ramirez Harrington (University of Guelph)
Presentations Financing functional foods and nutraceutical innovations in Canada
    Deepananda Herath (University of Guelph)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    David Sparling (University of Guelph)
  Private R&D Investment and Productivity Growth in a Panel of Canadian Food Manufacturing Industries
    Richard Carew (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)
  Agricultural biotechnology: An application of real options to Canadian research policy
    James R. Unterschultz (University of Alberta)
    Emmanuel Laate (University of Alberta)
    Desmond Ng (Texas A&M University)
  Evaluating Preferences for Research Funding Allocations to Plant Molecular Funding
    Michele M. Veeman (University of Alberta)
    Shiyi Tao (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Climate Change II: Market Mechanisms and Regulation
Chair Paul J. Thomassin (McGill University )
Presentations Explaining the variation in commitment to the Kyoto Protocol in Annex I countries
    Nicholas Schneider (University of Guelph)
  Trading and auditing choices under a producers' association structure in a carbon offset market
    Daniela Mihal (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Implications of a Market for Carbon on Timber and Non-Timber Values: Joint Production of Timber, Carbon, and Wildlife Habitat in an Uncertain World
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
    Glen W. Armstrong (University of Alberta)
    Geoffrey R. McCarney (University of Alberta)
  Environmental policy and adaption to climate change: A general equilibrium analysis
    Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
    Ashkan Babaheydari (University of Saskatchewan)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Federal Reserve Board II: Evaluating Macroeconomic Shocks and Policies Using Estimated Models and VARs
Évaluation des chocs macroéconomiques à l’aide de modèles estimés et de VARs
Chair Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations Assessing Structural VARs [abstract]
    Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)
    Lawrence J. Christiano (Northwestern University)
    Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University)
  Real-Time Model Uncertainty in the United States: Robust Policies Put to the Test [abstract]
    Robert Tetlow (Federal Reserve Board)
  The Effects of Oil Shocks on the Global Economy [abstract]
    Luca Guerrieri (Federal Reserve Board)
Discussants Steven Ambler (University of Quebec at Montreal, CIRPEE)
  Jean Boivin (Columbia University)
  Gino Cateau (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: New Ag & Resource Products (Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Pharmaforestry)
Chair Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations The Canadian bioproducts industry: Analysis of the bioproduct development survey - 2004
    David Sparling (University of Guelph)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    Pamela Laughland (University of Guelph)
  Farm produced biogas in Southern Alberta: An economic analysis
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
    Danny G. Le Roy (University of Lethbridge)
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
  Impact of single vs. multiple policy options on the economic feasibility of biogas energy production for small and mid-size swine and dairy farms
    Bettina B. Brown (Nova Scotia Agriculture)
    Emmanuel K. Yiridoe (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    Robert Gordon (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  Drug farms: The potential for Canadian yew
    Susan Robertson (University of Alberta)
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CAES: Trade and Industry Structure after BSE
Chair Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
Presentations Economy-wide impacts of BSE in Ontario: A CGE analysis
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    Sudarma Samarajeewa (Universit of Guelph)
    Maury Bredahl (University of Guelph)
    Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Determination of industry structure and market power in the Canadian cattle/beef industry
    Gabriel John (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
  Impacts of BSE Crisis on the Canadian economy: An Input-Output Analysis
    Sudarma Samarajeewa (Universit of Guelph)
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    Maury Bredahl (University of Guelph)
    Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Exchange rates and border costs for under thirty month cattle: Two new challenges for Alberta beef producers
    Danny G. Le Roy (University of Lethbridge)
    Allan Walburger (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Access to Post-Secondary Education
Accès à l’enseignement supérieure
Chair Felice Martinello (Brock University)
Presentations If You Build It, Will They Come? University and College Participation Among Local Youth Following the Creation of a New University [abstract]
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
  Student loans and university attendance [abstract]
    Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
  Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Assessing and Comparing National TFP Levels
Évaluation et comparaison des niveaux nationaux de productivité totale
Chair Kevin Lang (Boston University)
Presentations What Factors Explain the Canada-U.S. TFP Level Gap? [abstract]
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
  Depreciation Rates for the Productivity Accounts [abstract]
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
    Marc Tanguay (Statistics Canada)
  Measuring Aggregate Productivity Growth Using Plant-level Data [abstract]
    Amil Petrin (University of Chicago)
    James Levinsohn (University of Michigan)
Discussants Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
  Amil Petrin (University of Chicago)
  Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH II: Industry and Resources
Industrie et ressources
Chair Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Size, Productivity, and Profitability: Canada's Natural Resource Industries in the 20th Century [abstract]
    Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Trade Costs and the First Wave of Globalization [abstract]
    David Jacks (Simon Fraser University)
    Chris Meissner (University of Cambridge)
    Dennis Novy (University of Cambridge)
  The Hudson's Bay Company and Organizational Architecture. The Managerial Economics of the HBC at the end of the 18-th Century: A Series of Unfortunate Events. [abstract]
    Joseph DaBoll-Lavoie (Nazareth College of Rochester)
Discussants Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
  Frank Lewis (Queen's University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Health and Welfare
Santé et bien-être
Chair Don Van Wart (British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance)
Presentations The Effect of Economic Conditions and Health Care Expenditures on Suicide Rates in Canada [abstract]
    Emmanuelle Piérard (University of Waterloo)
    Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
  Welfare to Work: Does it Pay? [abstract]
    Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Child Disability and Longer-Term Parental Health [abstract]
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
    Lynn Lethbridge (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
  Bill Warburton (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Pollution Reducing Mechanisms
Mécanismes de réduction de la pollution
Chair Nicholas Sisto (Monterrey Institute of Technology)
Presentations The ARET Challenge: Evaluating Canada's First Environmental Voluntary Challenge Program [abstract]
    Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
    Kathryn Harrison (University of British Columbia)
  Environmental Labeling [abstract]
    Andrea Podhorsky (York University)
  Empricical Analysis of Sequestered Carbon Trading Between Large Final Emitters and Sequesterers [abstract]
    Adeyemi Esuola (University of Guelph)
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDSG IV: Reform in Developing Countries
Réformes dans les pays en développement
Chair Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec at Montreal)
Presentations Why Do People Go Home Again? Disappointment Theory and Target Saving Theory Revisited [abstract]
    Alfredo Cuecuecha (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)
  The Causal Impact of the Judiciary on Economic Activity: Evaluation of the "Access to Justice Program" in Pakistan. [abstract]
    Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  Path-Dependency, Increasing Returns and Multiple-Equilibria in Transition: Modelling a Move From Plan to Clan [abstract]
    Anna Klimina (St. Francis Xavier University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG IV: Search-Theoretic Models in Monetary Economics
Modèles de prospection en économie monétaire
Chair Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Sustained Social Benefit of Illiquid Bonds
    Ling Sun (University of Toronto)
  Banking, Inside Money and Outside Money
    Hongfei Sun (University of Toronto)
  Search, Market Power, and Inflation Dynamics
    Allen Head (Queen's University)
    Beverly Lapham (Queen's University)
  Endogenously Segmented Market in a Search-Theoretic Model of Monetary Exchange
    Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
    Miguel Molico (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Monetary Economics II
Économie monétaire II
Chair Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)
Presentations Oil Currency and the Dollar Standard [abstract]
    Kang Shi (University of British Columbia)
    Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
    Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
  Temporal Distribution of Price Changes: Staggering in the Large and Synchronization in the Small. [abstract]
    Jerzy Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Emmanuel Dhyne (National Bank of Belgium)
  Joining EMU: A Real Options Perspective [abstract]
    Frank Strobel (University of Birmingham)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Macroeconomics and Labour
Macroéconomie et travail
Chair Tony Fang (University of Northen British Columbia)
Presentations Intertemporal Substitution in Macroeconomics: Evidence from a Two-Dimensional Labor Supply [abstract]
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Louis Phaneuf (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  A sectoral analysis of labour's share of income in Canada [abstract]
    Louis Morel (Bank of Canada)
  How Aging of the Labor Force Affects Equilibrium Unemployment [abstract]
    Carsten Ochsen (University of Rostock)
    Pascal Hetze (University of Rostock)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Finance II
Finance internationale II
Chair Ken Stewart (University of Victoria)
Presentations Distribution Costs and International Business Cycles [abstract]
    Rajesh Singh (Iowa State University)
    Marcelo Oviedo (Iowa State University)
  Vertical trade, Export Pricing, and the Exchange Rate Policy [abstract]
    Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
    Kang Shi (University of British Columbia)
  International lending crisis, maturity mismatch and dynamic contracts [abstract]
    Albert Touna Mama (Université de Montréal)
Discussants Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)
  Millan Mulraine (University of Toronto)
  Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Yves Sprumont
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: Yves Sprumont
Sponsored by Bell Canada Chair in Industrial Economics/Chaire Bell Canada en économie industrielle
Chair Szilvia Papai (Concordia University)
Speaker Yves Sprumont (Université de Montréal)
  Sharing Joint Costs: Recent Axiomatic Results

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Earnings Differentials
Les écarts de gains
Chair Vinh Dang (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Trends in Gender Wage Differential and Selection Bias: 1975-2000 [abstract]
    Zafrul Siddique (University of Western Ontario)
  The Earnings Gap between Francophones and Anglophones: A Canadian Perspective, 1970 to 2000 [abstract]
    David Albouy (University of Califonia, Berkeley)
  The Evolution of Male-Female Wages Differentials in Canadian Universities [abstract]
    Casey Warman (Queen's Unversity)
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
    Chris Worswick (Carleton University)
Discussants Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
  Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Immigration I
Économie de l’immigration I
Chair Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
Presentations Poverty Dynamics Among Recent Immigrants [abstract]
    Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
    Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  Intergenerational Transmission of Abilities and Self Selection of Mexican Immigrants [abstract]
    Vincenzo Caponi (Ryerson University, IZA)
  Environmental Regulation, Innovation, and the Migration of Skilled Workers [abstract]
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
Discussants Colleen Dempsey (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  Pierre-Thomas Leger (HEC Montreal, CIRANO and CIRPE)
  Alexander Oettl (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Financial Economics II
Économie de la finance II
Chair Bryan Campbell (Concordia University, CIREQ, and CIRANO)
Presentations Credit Risk Transfer: To Sell or to Insure [abstract]
    James Thompson (Queen's University)
  A Study of Systemic Bankruptcy in Global Games [abstract]
    Mei Li (Queen's University)
  A Dynamic Model of Diversification and Divestiture [abstract]
    Yuri Khoroshilov (University of Ottawa)
    Anna Dodonova (University of Ottawa)
Discussants James Thompson (Queen's University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Trade Agreements
Accords de commerce international
Chair Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
Presentations Bilateral Trade Agreements and the Feasibility of Multilateral Free Trade [abstract]
    Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
    Halis Yildiz (Ryerson University)
  Do Preferential Trade Agreements Created Under the GATT 1979 Enabling Clause Generate Economic Integration and Stability? [abstract]
    Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
  Prospects of a Canada-US Customs Union: a dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Assessment [abstract]
    Evangelia Papadaki (International Trade Canada)
    Marcel Merette (University of Ottawa)
    Jorge Hernandez (International Trade Canada)
    Yu Lan (Internationa Trade Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Prices of Pharmaceuticals and of Medical Care
Prix des médicaments et des soins médicaux
Chair Antonia Swann (York University)
Presentations The effects of reference pricing of antihypertensives on health outcomes: evidence from BC Pharmacare [abstract]
    Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
  Can Health Insurance Coverage explain the Generic Competition Paradox? [abstract]
    Ying Kong (York University)
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
  Is the price of cancer treatment falling? [abstract]
    Alexandra Constant (Health Canada)
    Marie-Chantal Benda (Health Canada)
    Ruolz Ariste (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
    Charles Mallory (Health Canada)
Discussants Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  Javier Gonzalez (University of Pennsylvania)
  Chunping Liu (University of Guelph)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CESG II: Methods of Moments and Volatility
Méthodes des moments et volatilité
Chair Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Drawing Stochastic Volatility [abstract]
    William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
    Denis Pelletier (North Carolina State University)
  Conditionally Heteroskedastic Factor Models with [abstract]
    Prosper Dovonon (University of Montreal)
Discussants O. Mikhail (University of Central Florida)
  Hong Seung Hyun (Concordia University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
R&D Spillovers
Effets de débordement en R&D
Chair Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
Presentations Modelling the Effects of Interindustry and International R&D Spillovers on Total Factor Productivity Growth [abstract]
    Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Bilkis Khanam (Industry Canada)
  Synergies and Spillovers: The Role of Implementation in the Innovation Process [abstract]
    Bryan Paterson (Queen's University)
  Estimation of R&D Capital Depreciation Rate for US Manufacturing and Four Knowledge Intensive Industries [abstract]
    Ning Huang (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Tobias Schmidt (Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CSLS II: Measures of Well-Being for the Canadian Economy
Mesures de bien-être pour l’économie canadienne
Chair Richard van Loon (Centre for the Study of Living Standards & Carleton University)
Presentations New Estimates of the Index of Economic Well-Being in Canada
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  The Economic Domain of the Canadian Index of Well-Being
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    Jean-François Arsenault (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  Temporal Dimensions of Well-Being: Towards a Composite Index
    Andrew Harvey (Saint Mary's University)
    Arun Mukhopadhyay (Saint Mary's University)
Discussants Keith Banting (Queen's University)
  Paul Bernard (Université de Montréal)
  John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Taxation in Developing Countries
Taxation dans les pays en développement
Chair Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Is the Value Added Tax Naturally Progressive? [abstract]
    Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University)
    Hatice Jenkins (Eastern Mediterranean University)
    Chun-Yan Kuo (Queen's University)
  VAT Revisited: A New Look at the Value Added Tax in Developing and Transitional Countries [abstract]
    Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
    Richard M. Bird (University of Toronto)
  The Institutional and Political Determinants of Fiscal Adjustment [abstract]
    Robert Lavigne (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
  Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University)
  Vamsi Vakulabharanam (Queens College, City University of New York)

Sat 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
Purvis Luncheon
Déjeuner-conférence Purvis
Sponsored by IAPR
Chair Andre Martens (Université de Montréal)
Speaker William Easterly (New York University)
  The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
The Determinants of Obesity
Les déterminants de l’obésité
Chair Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
Presentations Revisiting Assimilation in Body Mass - New Evidence Regarding the Healthy Immigrant Effect [abstract]
    Catherine Deri Armstrong (University of Ottawa)
  Determinants of Obesity in Canada: New Evidence from Panel Data [abstract]
    Ehsan Latif (Thompson Rivers University)
  An Empirical Investigation of Household Income and Income Policies on Obesity in Canada [abstract]
    Xiaochuan (Sherry) Wang (Health Canada)
    Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Pierre K. Alexandre (Johns Hopkins University)
  Emmanuelle Piérard (University of Waterloo)
  Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Information Sharing and Spillovers
Partage et débordement d’information
Chair Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
Presentations An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Patents and Secrecy on Knowledge Spillovers [abstract]
    Tobias Schmidt (Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim)
  Research Joint Ventures with Asymmetric Spillovers and Symmetric Contributions [abstract]
    Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Productivity information in vertical sharing agreements [abstract]
    Anthony Creane (Michigan State University)
Discussants Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
  Jennifer Steele (University of Texas at Austin)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada: Inflation Dynamics II
Banque du Canada: Dynamique de l’inflation II
Chair Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
Presentations How Important is Forward-Looking Behavior in New-Keynesian Models? [abstract]
    Giovanni Olivei (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
    Michelle Barnes (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
    Fabia Gumbau-Brisa (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
  Survey-Based Estimates of the Term Structure of U.S. Expected Inflation [abstract]
    Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
    Peter Tinsley (George Washington University)
  Learning about Disinflations: Evidence for Canada [abstract]
    Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Kevin Moran (University of Laval)
Discussants Kevin Moran (University of Laval)
  Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
  Robert Tetlow (Federal Reserve Board)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Principal Paper Session: Advances in International Agricultural Trade
Chair Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
Presentations Theoretical Foundations of Gravity-based Models of Agri-food Trade
    Lota D. Tamini (Laval University)
    Jean-Philippe Gervais (Laval University)
    Pascal Ghazalian (Laval University)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
  Evaluating Agri-food Trade Liberalization Scenarios Using a Gravity Model
    Pascal Ghazalian (Laval University)
    Jean-Philippe Gervais (Laval University)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Lota D. Tamini (Laval University)
  The Impact of Geographical and Jurisdictional Remoteness on the Volume of Trade and Market Power
    Jean-Philippe Gervais (Laval University)
    Maxime Audet (Laval University)
    Olivier Bonroy (Université Laval)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
  Concrete Results about the Deliberately Vague: An Analysis of the EU Anti-Dumping Law
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Hoang Vu Quang (Laval University)
    Richard Oullett (Laval University)
    Rémy Lambert (Université Laval)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Principal Paper Session: CAIRN Session on Regional Spillovers
Chair Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Innovation and Human Capital in Agribusiness
    Vahid Omidvar (University of Manitoba)
    Derek G. Brewin (University of Manitoba)
  The Elusive Inequality-Economic Growth Relationship: Are there Differences between Cities and the Countryside?
    Belal Fallah (University of Saskatchewan)
    Mark D. Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)
  Innovative Activity in Rural Areas: The Roles of Local and Regional Characteristics
    David Barkley (Clemson University)
    Mark Henry (Clemson University)
    Doohee Lee (Clemson University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economic Benefits of Education
Bénéfices économiques de l’éducation
Chair Khondlo Mtshali (York University)
Presentations Do College-Bound High School Students Need an Extra Year? [abstract]
    Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Toronto)
  International Differences in Education Mobility Across Generations [abstract]
    Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Pierre Brochu (University of British Columbia)
  Patrick Bussière (Government of Canada)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH III: Policy Matters
Questions de politique économique
Chair Shih-tse Lo (Concordia University)
Presentations "Un-American" or Unnecessary? America's Rejection of Compulsory Government Health Insurance before 1930 [abstract]
    Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
  Canadian School Attendance in 1901: Laws, Costs, and Family Characteristics [abstract]
    Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
    Chris Minns (Trinity College, Dublin)
  Shared Tax Bases and Local Public Expenditure Decisions: Two Historical Episodes [abstract]
    Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
Discussants David Albouy (University of Califonia, Berkeley)
  Michael Huberman (Université de Montréal)
  Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Contract Theory
Théorie des contrats
Chair Karine Gobert (University of Sherbrooke)
Presentations Incentive Contracts in a Cournot Duopoly [abstract]
    Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
    Yang Wang (University of Western Ontario)
  Self-Enforcing Contracts With Action Dynamics [abstract]
    Tim Worrall (Keele University)
    Jonathan P Thomas (Edinburgh University)
  Non Linear Contracting and Engogenous Market Power Between Manufacturers and Retailers [abstract]
    Pierre Dubois (Université de Toulouse (INRA, IDEI))
    Céline Bonnet (University of Toulouse (INRA))
Discussants Isabelle Akaffou (Université de Montréal)
  Pierre Dubois (Université de Toulouse (INRA, IDEI))
  Tim Worrall (Keele University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Oil Economics
Économie pétrolière
Chair Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Modeling of Asymmetry between Gasoline and Crude oil prices: A Monte Carlo Comparison [abstract]
    Afshin Honarvar (University of Calgary)
  Crude oil price and aggregate economic activity: Asymmetric or Symmetric relationship "Evidence from Canada's Economy" [abstract]
    Asgar Khademvatani (University of Calgary)
Discussants Benjamin J. Atkinson (University of Alberta)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG V: Bankruptcy and Occupational Choices
Faillite et choix d'occupation
Chair Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Exemptions: Limited Enforcement Encouraging Entrepreneurship?
    Ahmet Akyol (York University)
    Kartik Athreya (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
  Consumption Inequality and Occupational Mobility
    Michio Suzuki (University of Western Ontario)
  Timing Is Everything: Announcing a Policy Change
    Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Monetary Economics III
Économie monétaire III
Chair George Waters (Illinois State University)
Presentations Short-Run and Long-Run Causality between Monetary Policy and Stock Prices [abstract]
    David Tessier (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Yield Curve Responses to Monetary Policy in the Presence of Asymmetric Information [abstract]
    Edda Claus (Australian National University)
    Mardi Dungey (Cambridge University)
  Bayesian Estimation of the Neutral Rate with a Structural Open-Economy Macroeconomic Model In a Moderately Rich Data Environment [abstract]
    Paul Corrigan (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Calista Cheung (Bank of Canada)
  Ryan Macdonald (Bank of Canada)
  George Waters (Illinois State University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Macroeconomic Shocks
Chocs macroéconomiques
Chair Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montréal)
Presentations What Happens After A Technology Shock? A Bayesian Perspective. [abstract]
    O. Mikhail (University of Central Florida)
  Oil Price Shocks and Macroeconomic Dynamics: The Role of Inventories [abstract]
    Ana María Herrera (Michigan State University)
Discussants Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
  Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: John List
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: John List
Sponsored by CIRPÉE
Chair Michael McKee (University of Calgary)
Speaker John List (University of Chicago)
  Field Experiments

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of the Family I
Économie de la famille I
Chair Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
Presentations Lifecycle Marriage Matching: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
    Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  Universal Childcare, Maternal Labor Supply and Family Well-Being [abstract]
    Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
    Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
    Jonathan Gruber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of Immigration II
Économie de l’immigration II
Chair Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
Presentations The Assimilation of Immigrants in Canadian Labour Markets: A Stochastic Frontier Approach [abstract]
    Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
    Najma Sharif (Saint Mary's University)
  Optimal Design of an Immigration Points System [abstract]
    Keith Rogers (Queen's University)
    John McHale (Queen's University)
Discussants Danny Leung (University of Western Ontario)
  Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Mikko Packalen (University of Waterloo)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Financial Economics III
Économie de la finance III
Chair Ashraf Zaman (St. Mary's University)
Presentations Évaluation des actifs financiers dans une économie de production à plusieurs pays [abstract]
    Badye Omar Essid (HEC Montréal)
    Michel Normandin (HEC Montréal)
  Information Quality and Stock Returns Revisited [abstract]
    Stefano d'Addona (University of Rome III)
    Frode Brevik (University of St. Gallen)
Discussants Pascal St-Amour (HEC University of Lausanne)
  Zhaoxia Xu (University of Toronto)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
International Trade and Growth
Commerce international et croissance
Chair Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)
Presentations Should Countries Worry About Immiserizing Growth? [abstract]
    Stephen Tokarick (International Monetary Fund)
  Capital Flows, Financial Development, and Economic Growth [abstract]
    George Georgopoulos (York University)
Discussants Peter Egger (University of Munich)
  Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
  Min Li (University of Alberta)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
ICTs and Productivity I
TICs et productivité I
Chair Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
Presentations Cross-Country Differences in the Adoption and Diffusion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT): Patterns and Determinants [abstract]
    Jean McCardle (Industry Canada)
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
  ICTs, Skills and Productivity Performance: Firm-Level Evidence for Canadian Manufacturing [abstract]
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Daniel Boothby (Industry Canada)
    Anik Dufour (Industry Canada)
Discussants Ning Huang (University of British Columbia)
  Alberto Isgut (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)
  Marc Tanguay (Statistics Canada)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CESG III: Structural Breaks and Outliers
Changements structurels et observations à l'écart
Chair Jean-Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
Presentations Testing for Structural Breaks in a Nonstationary Linear Model [abstract]
    Oleg Glouchakov (York University)
  Spurious Regression of Another Kind: Stationary Series Around Deterministic Trend with Structural Breaks [abstract]
    Hong Seung Hyun (Concordia University)
  A model selection method for S-estimation [abstract]
    Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
    Arie Preminger (Universite’ de Catholique, CORE)
Discussants Prosper Dovonon (University of Montreal)
  Oleg Glouchakov (York University)
  Katsumi Shimotsu (Queen's University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Vertical Market Structures
Structures de marché verticales
Chair Jeffrey Church (University of Calgary)
Presentations Fair Trade: In or Out the Market? [abstract]
    Sylvaine Poret (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Claire Chambolle (INRA-LORIA)
  On Input Markets Surplus and its Relation to the Downstream Market Game [abstract]
    Leonardo Basso (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Leonardo Basso (University of British Columbia)
  Sylvaine Poret (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Government Debt
La dette gouvernementale
Chair Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
Presentations Federal and Provincial Government Fiscal Balances in Canada's Major Cities [abstract]
    Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
  Government Debt Spillovers in a Federation [abstract]
    Constance Smith (University of Alberta)
    Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
  A Positive Theory of Government Debt [abstract]
    Fernando Martin (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
  Stephen Ferris (Carleton University)
  Stephen Tapp (Queen's University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Issues in Optimal Taxation
Problèmes de taxation optimale
Chair Simone Valente (ETH Zurich)
Presentations Envy, Leisure, and the Length of the Work Week [abstract]
    Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (McGill University)
  When Mirrlees Meets Rawls: Optimal Marginal and Average Income Taxation under Maxi-Min [abstract]
    Laurence Jacquet (Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Belgian National Scientific Fund)
    Robin Boadway (Queen's University )
Discussants Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
  Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Trade and Policy
Chair Ryan Cardwell (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Market Integration? An Empirical Study of Agricultural Trade in the EU
    Crina Viju (University of Saskatchewan)
    William Kerr (University of Saskatchewan)
    James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
  The effect of choosing free trade on pollution policy and welfare
    Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
  Immigration wave effects on Canada's trade flows
    Jamie Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Communications Markets
Marchés des communications
Chair Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
Presentations Tying and Entry Decision in Telecommunication Markets [abstract]
    Xiaoting Wang (Brock University)
  Bundling in Communication Markets [abstract]
    Thierno Diallo (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  Competition, Proportional Return Rule and Settlement Rates in International Telephone Markets [abstract]
    Heng Ju (University of British Columbia)
    Guofu Tan (University of Southern California)
Discussants Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
  Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Western Resources and Sustainability
Chair Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Modeling oil and gas exploration and production in Alberta using systems approach
    Michael Habteyonas (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  Intertemporal development preferences: A case study in the southeast Yukon
    Amanda Spyce (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
    Marian Weber (Alberta Research Council)
  Comparing the economic value of hiking in New Mexico recreation sites using CV and TC methods
    Mahasti Khakpour (University of Saskatchewan)
    Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
    Hayley Hesseln (University of Saskatchewan)
  Alberta's water for life strategy: Some early indicators of its acceptance by the irrigation industry in southern Alberta
    Henning Bjornlund (University of Lethbridge)
    Lorraine Nicol (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CAES: Research, Intellectual Property, and Property Rights
Chair Derek G. Brewin (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Management of public intellectual property
    Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
    Stavroula Malla (University of Saskatchwean)
    Dan Holman (University of Saskatchewan)
  Public intellectual property rights and distribution of research benefits
    Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
    Stavroula Malla (University of Saskatchwean)
  An economic rationale for Canadian taxpayer-financed agricultural research
    Claudia Schmidt (University of Guelph)
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
  Five economic theories of property rights
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of University Education
Économie de l’éducation universitaire
Chair Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
Presentations A Theory of Academic Tenure [abstract]
    Bruce Cater (Trent University)
  University Faculty Salaries in Ontario: 1970/71-2003/04 [abstract]
    Felice Martinello (Brock University)
  Interjurisdictional Competition for Higher Education and Firms [abstract]
    Marcel Gerard (Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons)
    Fernando Ruiz (Facultés univ. cath. de Mons)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH IV: Crises and Stability
Crises et stabilité
Chair Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Presentations Hours of Work in Old and New Worlds: The Long View, 1870-2000 [abstract]
    Michael Huberman (Université de Montréal)
    Chris Minns (Trinity College, Dublin)
  Urban Property and the 1948 Palestinian Refugees: Assessing the Loss [abstract]
    Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
    Jacob Metzer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Discussants Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
  Leah Brooks (McGill University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Game Theory
Théorie des jeux
Chair Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
Presentations On the Non-Robustness on Nash Implementation [abstract]
    Takashi Kunimoto (McGill University)
  Within-Group Cooperation and Between-Group Competition in Rent-seeking Contests [abstract]
    Guillaume Cheikbossian (LASER Montpellier 1 and GREMAQ Toulouse)
  Dynamic Processes of Endogenous Coalition Formation with Externalities [abstract]
    Lingling Zhang (McGill University)
    Licun Xue (McGill University)
Discussants Gregory Pavlov (Boston University)
  Amy Peng (Ryerson University)
  Mihkel Tombak (University of Toronto)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
International Trade IV
Commerce international IV
Chair Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Macroeconomic Effects of Foreign Aid in Ghana and the Dutch Disease Effect: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis [abstract]
    Lawrence Arbenser (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
  Waltzing with the State: Quality of Government vs Institutions [abstract]
    Hankook Kim (University of Toronto)
  The Euro and Developing Country Finance [abstract]
    Paul R. Masson (University of Toronto)
Discussants Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Natural Resources and Growth
Ressources naturelles et croissance
Chair Alan Collins (University of Portsmouth)
Presentations Is Natural Resource Abundance Beneficial or Detrimental to Income and Growth? [abstract]
    Chi-Yung (Eric) Ng (University of Western Ontario)
  The Direction of Technical Change in Capital-Resource Economies [abstract]
    Simone Valente (ETH Zurich)
    Corrado Di Maria (CentER, Tilburg University)
  Cursing the Blessings? Natural Resource Abundance, Institutions, and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Christa Brunnschweiler (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich)
Discussants Robert Mohr (University of New Hampshire)
  Chi-Yung (Eric) Ng (University of Western Ontario)
  Stephan Schott (Carleton University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG V: Topics in Development Economics II
Sujets en développement économique II
Chair Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
Presentations Sociopolitical Instability, Income Shocks and Savings of Households [abstract]
    Solomon Aklilu (State University of New York)
  Structural Adjustment During Canada's Wheat Boom: 1900-1913 [abstract]
    Emma Stephens (Cornell University)
  Agrarian Organization and Economic Development: A Theoretical Analysis [abstract]
    Vamsi Vakulabharanam (Queens College, City University of New York)
    Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
  The Effect of an Additional Alternative on Measured Risk Preferences in a Field Experiment [abstract]
    Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
    Javier Escobal (Group for the Analysis of Development)
Discussants Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  George Grantham (McGill University)
  Emma Stephens (Cornell University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG VI: Labour
Travail
Chair Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Why Are Married Men Working So Much?
    John Knowles (University of Pennsylavannia)
  Working Time over the 20th Century
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
  Skill Premium in General Equilibrium Framework
    Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Monetary Economics IV
Économie monétaire IV
Chair Emanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Long-term Inflation Outcomes after Hyperinflation: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Federico Guerrero (University of Nevada)
  Money, Taxes, Audits and the Underground Economy [abstract]
    Stephen Ahiabu (University of Toronto)
  Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Yunfa Zhu (Universitry of Manitoba)
    Adian Ashauni McFarlane (University of Manitoba)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Business Cycles and Growth
Cycles économiques et croissance
Chair Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Inflation and Economic Growth: Threshold Effects and Transmission Mechanisms [abstract]
    Min Li (University of Alberta)
  The Canadian Business Cycle: A Comparison of Models [abstract]
    Ryan Macdonald (Bank of Canada)
    Frederick Demers (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)
  Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
International Finance IV
Finance internationale IV
Chair John Smithin (York University)
Presentations Portfolio Choice Under Incomplete Financial Market [abstract]
    Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)
  Dependence Structure and Extreme Comovements in International Equity and Bond Markets [abstract]
    Georges Tsafack Kemassong (Université de Montréal)
  A reappraisal of the evidence on PPP: A systematic investigation into MA roots in panel unit root tests and their implications [abstract]
    Christoph Fischer (Deutsche Bundesbank)
Discussants Christoph Fischer (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)
  Georges Tsafack Kemassong (Université de Montréal)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of the Family II
Économie de la famille II
Chair Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Inequality within the Household: Expenditure Responses to Female Income [abstract]
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
  Have we come a long way, baby? Revisiting the `Pin Money' theory [abstract]
    Linda DeRiviere (Statistics Canada)
  Headship and Marital Status Effects of Canadian Welfare Legislation: From Dependence on the State to Dependence on a Mate [abstract]
    Emily Hanna (University of Toronto)
  Divorce And The Cognitive Achievement Of Children [abstract]
    Melissa Tartari (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussants Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
  Andrew Heisz (Business & Labour Market Analy Divis)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of Retirement
Économie de la retraite
Chair Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Home Cooking, Food Consumption and Food Production among the Unemployed and Retired Households. [abstract]
    Matthew Brzozowski (University of Western Ontario)
    Yuqian Lu (University of Toronto)
  Housing Wealth and Retirement Timing: Evidence from the HRS [abstract]
    Martin Farnham (University of Victoria)
    Purvi Sevak (Hunter College)
  Influence of Policy-Sensitive Factors in the Flexibility of Transitions to Retirement [abstract]
    Leroy Stone (Statistics Canada and University of Montreal)
    Hasheem Nouroz (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Tammy Schirle (University of British Columbia)
  Michael Veall (McMaster University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment I
Investissement direct étranger I
Chair Mariana Spatareanu (Rutgers University)
Presentations Estimating Regional Trade Agreement Effects on FDI in an Interdependent World [abstract]
    Peter Egger (University of Munich)
    Badi Baltagi (University of Syracuse)
    Michael Pfaffermayr (University of Innsbruck)
  Patterns of FDI in Mexico after NAFTA: The Role of Export Markets and Geographical Determinants [abstract]
    Claudiu Tunea (Department of Finance, Canada)
Discussants Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
  Alberto Isgut (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
International Trade Theory
Théorie du commerce international
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Endogenous Trade Policies In A Developing Economy [abstract]
    Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
    Nguyen Manh Hung (Université Laval)
  Kyoto in Question: a Four-Sector North-South-OPEC Model [abstract]
    James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
    Gyulnara (Julia) Sagidova (University of Calgary)
Discussants James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
  Mykhaylo Salnykov (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
ICTs and Productivity II
TICs et productivité II
Chair Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
Presentations L'impact des nouvelles technologies de l'information sur le taux d'utilisation de la capacité de chargement dans le secteur du camionnage au Québec [abstract]
    Philippe Barla (GREEN, CDAT et Université Laval)
    Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)
    Nathalie Boucher (CDAT et Université Laval)
    Jonthan Watters (CDAT et Université Laval)
  Do Computers Need "Hidden Capital" in Order to Enhance Labor Productivity? [abstract]
    Benoit Dostie (HEC Montréal)
    Rajshri Jayaraman (University of Munich and CESifo)
  Importance of knowledge networks within Canadian biotechnology clusters [abstract]
    Catherine Beaudry (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal)
    Jean-Sébastien Beaucage (Ciment Saint-Laurent)
Discussants Catherine Beaudry (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal)
  Benoit Dostie (HEC Montréal)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization III
Organisation industrielle empirique III
Chair Allan Collard-Wexler (Northwestern University)
Presentations Retail Gasoline Price Cycles: Evidence from Guelph, Ontario Using Bi-Hourly, Station-Specific Retail Price Data [abstract]
    Benjamin J. Atkinson (University of Alberta)
  Predatory Pricing: Domestic and International [abstract]
    Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)
    Kathy Baylis (University of British Columbia)
  Spatial Differentiation in Retail Markets for Gasoline [abstract]
    Jean-François Houde (Queen's University)
Discussants Jean-François Houde (Queen's University)
  David Krause (BCE Inc.)
  Artyom Shneyerov (University of British Columbia)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Public Economics
Économie publique théorique
Chair Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
Presentations Economics of public good provision: auditing, outsourcing and bribery [abstract]
    Gervan Fearon (York University)
  Re-election incentives and the sustainability of international cooperation [abstract]
    Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montreal)
    Paola Conconi (Ecares)
  Cycles and the House Allocation Problem [abstract]
    Patrick de Lamirande (Competition Bureau)
Discussants Georgia Kosmopoulou (University of Oklahoma)
  Sanghoon Lee (City College of New York, CUNY)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
The Economic Impact of Public Spending
L’impact économique des dépenses publiques
Chair Muhammed Islam (Concordia University)
Presentations Political Competition and the Political Business Cycle [abstract]
    Stephen Ferris (Carleton University)
    Stanley Winer (Carleton University)
  Public Pensions, Income Security, and Consumption [abstract]
    Jia-Zhueng Fan (Australian National University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CESG Econometrics Poster Session
Séance d'affiches en économétrie
Chair Jean-Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
Presentations Short and Long Run Causality Measures: Theory and Inference [abstract]
    Abderrahim Taamouti (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Modified Wald tests with Weak Identification [abstract]
    Bertille Antoine (Université de Montréal)
  Identification Robust Confidence Set Methods for Inference on Parameter Ratios with Application to Discrete Choice Models [abstract]
    Clement Yelou (Université Laval)
    Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
    Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)
  Evaluating Forecasts from Factor Models for Canadian GDP Growth and Core Inflation [abstract]
    Calista Cheung (Bank of Canada)
    Frederick Demers (Bank of Canada)
  Testing For Sequential Logit Models Against Nested Logit Models [abstract]
    Daisuke Nagakura (University of Washington)
    Masahito Kobayashi (Yokohama National University)
  Estimation of the Truncated Density Function at Its Unknown Truncation Point with an Application [abstract]
    Pai Xu (University of British Columbia)
  Estimate Conditional Quantile for Financial Time Series by Bootstrapping and Subsampling Methods [abstract]
    Ling Yang (University of Guelph)
    Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph)
  Asset Returns under State-Dependent Recursive Preferences [abstract]
    Mohsen Bouaissa (Human Resources & Social Development Canada)
  Nonlinear Models of Inflation Changes [abstract]
    Fuchun Li (Bank of Canada)

Sat 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Presidential Address
Discours du président de l'ACE
Chair Barbara Spencer (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
  The Spectre of Deflation

Sat 19:00 - 20:30 Loc. TBA
Analysis Group Reception
Réception du Groupe d'Analyse
Sponsored by Analysis Group

 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Nominating Committee Meeting (for Nominating Committee Members)
Comité de nomination de l’ACE

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Health Economics
Sujets en économie de la santé
Chair David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Physician Home Visit in Nova Scotia: A Case Study [abstract]
    Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
    Juan Wang (Student)
  Why Has the Public-Health-Spending-to-Total-Health-Spending Ratio Across the Provinces Diverged Since 1997? [abstract]
    David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
    Michael Farnworth (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Jeff Carr (Policy Research Initiative)
  David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada: New Developments in Modeling the Canadian Dollar
Banque du Canada: Nouveaux développements dans la modélisation du dollar canadien
Chair Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Commodity Currencies, Global Imbalances and Multilateral Adjustment [abstract]
    Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
    Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
  The Turning Black Tide: Energy Prices and the Canadian Dollar [abstract]
    Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
    Ramzi Issa (Bank of Canada)
    John Murray (Bank of Canada )
  A Fair Exchange? Theory and Practice of Calculating Equilibrium Exchange Rates [abstract]
    Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
    Hamid Faruqee (International Monetary Fund)
    Jaewoo Lee (International Monetary Fund)
Discussants Vladimir Klyuev (International Monetary Fund)
  Paul R. Masson (University of Toronto)
  Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Experimental Economics I
Économie expérimentale I
Chair John List (University of Chicago)
Presentations Who Gets the Last Word? An Experimental Study of the Expression of Social Norms [abstract]
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
    Andreas Leibbrandt (University of Zurich)
  Tax Evasion and Social Interactions [abstract]
    Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
    Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
    Marie-Claire Villeval (Université Lyon 2)
  Online Communication and Information Disclosure in Common Pool Dilemmas [abstract]
    Stephan Schott (Carleton University)
    Coady Wing (Carleton University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economic Growth I
Croissance économique I
Chair Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (McGill University)
Presentations Gradual Financial Reform, Sectoral Allocation of Credit, and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Qichun He (University of British Columbia)
  Does it Take a Revolution? An Empirical Study of Political Instability and Economic Growth in the Long Run [abstract]
    Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
    Noel Johnson (California State University Long Beach)
    Dan Giedeman (Grand Valley State University)
  Structural Change Associated with Economic Growth: Evidence from Two Centuries of US Data [abstract]
    Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
    Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
Discussants Daniel Brou (Columbia University)
  Christa Brunnschweiler (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich)
  Weichun Chen (University of Victoria)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
HRSDC: Economics of Post-Secondary Education
RHDCC: Économie de l’enseignement supérieur
Chair Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Presentations Returns to College Education: Evidence from the National Graduates Surveys [abstract]
    Torben Drewes (Trent University)
  Trends in Student Borrowing and Pathways: Evidences from the 1990, 1995 and 2000 classes [abstract]
    Julie Dubois (Government of Canada)
  Returns to university level education: Variations within disciplines, occupations and employment sectors [abstract]
    Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Jorgen Hansen (Concordia University)
  Who pursues postsecondary education, who leaves and why: Results from the Canadian Longitudinal Youth in Transition Survey [abstract]
    Patrick Bussière (Government of Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CSGB I: Competition Policy
Politique de concurrence
Chair Gwill Allen (Competition Bureau)
Presentations First degree price discrimination in a competitive setting:pricing and quality choice [abstract]
    Abraham Hollander (Université de Montréal)
    David Encaoua (Université de Paris 1- Sorbonne)
  An Analysis of Price-Based Tests of Antitrust Market Delineation [abstract]
    David Krause (BCE Inc.)
    Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  Taxes and Collusion [abstract]
    Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
Discussants Jeffrey Church (University of Calgary)
  Robert Clark (HEC Montreal)
  Henry Thille (University of Guelph)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Natural Resources, Growth and Sustainability
Ressources naturelles, croissance et durabilité
Chair Andrew Leach (HEC Montréal)
Presentations Population, Impartiality and Sustainability in the Neoclassical Growth Model [abstract]
    Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
  Sustainability Index: An Economics Perspective [abstract]
    Hasnat Dewan (Thompson Rivers University)
  Natural Capital Index of Canada: A Brometer of the Stock of Natural Resources [abstract]
    Kazi N. Islam (Statistics Canada)
Discussants John Hartwick (Queen's University)
  Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal & Cirano)
  Jeremy Lucchetti (HEC Montréal)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Monetary Policy
Politique monétaire
Chair James Chapman (University of Iowa)
Presentations Heterogeneity and Optimal Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Michael Sampson (Concordia University)
  Learning, Commitment and Monetary Policy: The Case for Partial Commitment [abstract]
    George Waters (Illinois State University)
Discussants Matthew Doyle (Iowa State University)
  Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Macroeconomics I
Macroéconomie théorique I
Chair Steven Ambler (University of Quebec at Montreal, CIRPEE)
Presentations Unemployment Insurance: Isn't Marriage Enough? [abstract]
    Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)
    Stéphane Pallage (University of Quebec at Montreal)
    Michel Robe (American University)
  IMF-Supported Adjustment Programs: Welfare Implications and the Catalytic Effect [abstract]
    Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Open Economy Macroeconomics I
Macroéconomie ouverte I
Chair Sal Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Determination of the Equilibrium Exchange Rate in Canada: A General Equilibrium Analysis [abstract]
    Hasan Imam (Brock University)
  The Long-Run Current Account in Canada [abstract]
    Rebecca Braeu (California State University, Long Beach)
  On Saving -Investment Relationship and its Implications for the Current Account [abstract]
    Sal Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
    Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
    Samad Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of the Family III
Économie de la famille III
Chair Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
Presentations Modelling Children in a Family Bargaining Model [abstract]
    Linda A. Welling (University of Victoria)
    Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
  Time Preference Assortative Mating [abstract]
    Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Taxation, Intrafamily Distribution, and Dynamic Family Bargaining [abstract]
    Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
Discussants Catherine Deri Armstrong (University of Ottawa)
  Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Force Participation of Older Workers
Activités de travail des personnes agées
Chair Leroy Stone (Statistics Canada and University of Montreal)
Presentations Why Have Labour Force Participation Rates of Older Men Increased Since the Mid-1990s? [abstract]
    Tammy Schirle (University of British Columbia)
  Canada's Income Security System and the Labour Force Participation of Older Workers [abstract]
    Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Simon Harvey (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Bruno Rainville (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Andrea Wenham (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  What factors affect the labour market re-entry of retirees? [abstract]
    Bruno Rainville (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    André Léonard (Human Resourcse Social Development Canada)
Discussants Bob Baldwin (Informetrica Ltd.)
  Jeremy Lise (Queen's University)
  Carolyn MacLeod (Policy Research Initiative)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Dynamics
Dynamique du marché du travail
Chair Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
  Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
Presentations Understanding Why Job Stability Increased in the 1990s [abstract]
    Pierre Brochu (University of British Columbia)
  Analyzing Movements over Time in Employment Status and Welfare Participation while Controlling for Seam Bias using SIPP [abstract]
    Xianghong Li (York University)
    John Ham (University of Southern California)
    Lara Shore-Sheppard (Williams College)
  Measuring Changes in Aggregate Labor Quality over Time Using Production Functions [abstract]
    Natalya Dygalo (University of Western Ontario)
  Wealth Shocks, Birth Cycles and Wage Trends: A Dynamic Equilibrium Model of Fertility, Wage and Labor Supply in the 20th Century [abstract]
    Carrie Lee (Queen's University)
Discussants Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
  Natalya Dygalo (University of Western Ontario)
  Shek-Wai Hui (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
  Xianghong Li (York University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment II
Investissement direct étranger II
Chair Yanling Wang (Carleton University)
Presentations North-South Technology Diffusion: How Important are Trade, FDI and International Telecommunications? [abstract]
    Yanling Wang (Carleton University)
  To Share or Not To Share: Does Local Participation Matter for Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment? [abstract]
    Mariana Spatareanu (Rutgers University)
    Beata Javorcik (World Bank)
  FDI, Absorptive Capacity, and Productivity Growth: The Role of Inter-Industry Linkages
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    Yanling Wang (Carleton University)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
  Ricardo Lopez (Indiana University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Macroeconomics
Macroéconomie empirique
Chair Alessandro Riboni (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Money, Interest Rate, and Output in the Open Economy: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation [abstract]
    Bekele Sinkie Gebregiorgis (McGill University)
  The Credit Channel in a Small, Open Economy [abstract]
    Sadaquat Junayed (Carleton University)
    Huntley Schaller (Carleton University)
Discussants Sadaquat Junayed (Carleton University)
  Bekele Sinkie Gebregiorgis (McGill University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Technological Change and Productivity
Changement technologique et productivité
Chair Solomon Aklilu (State University of New York)
Presentations Local Infrastructure Investments and Manufacturing Productivity [abstract]
    James Brox (University of Waterloo)
    Derek Picard (University of Waterloo and Empirical Eco)
  Productivity Growth in the Canadian Retail Trade Sector: Evidence from Micro Data [abstract]
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  Competition Policy and Innovation [abstract]
    Aamir Hashmi (National University of Singapore and University of Toronto)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CESG IV: Nonstationarity and Causality
Non stationnarité et causalité
Chair Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
Presentations Inference in Nearly Nonstationary SVAR Models with Long-Run Identifying Restrictions [abstract]
    Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)
  MA Sieve Bootstrap Unit Root Tests [abstract]
    Patrick Richard (McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke)
  Robust Granger Causality Tests in the VARX Framework [abstract]
    Alex Maynard (University of Toronto)
    Dietmar Bauer (Arsenal Research, Vienna, Austria)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Public Spending
Dépenses publiques
Chair Francois Vaillancourt (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Provision of Public Good in a Federal Economy: The Role of Party Politics [abstract]
    Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University)
  Public Investment as Political Investment: Evidence from Road Spending in Québec [abstract]
    Marcelin Joanis (University of Toronto)
  Structure of Federal Government Expenditure under Different Political Regimes [abstract]
    Muhammed Islam (Concordia University)
  Corruption and the Provision of Public Education and Infrastructure [abstract]
    Monika Cule (University of Regina)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
Discussants Monika Cule (University of Regina)
  Muhammed Islam (Concordia University)
  Marcelin Joanis (University of Toronto)
  Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada: The Canadian Economy: The IMF Article IV Report
Banque du Canada: L’économie canadienne: Rapport aux termes de l’Article IV du FMI
Chair Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Canada in the World Economy: An IMF View
    Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
Panelists Mark Carney (Finance Canada)
  Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)
  Chris Ragan (McGill University)
  William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Experimental Economics II
Économie expérimentale II
Chair John List (University of Chicago)
Presentations Testing if the Heterogeneity Distribution of a Randomized Experiment Changes During the Experimental Period [abstract]
    Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
    Ricardas Zitikis (University of Western Ontario)
  Actions and Beliefs: Estimating Distribution-Based Preferences Using a Large Scale Experiment with Probability Questions on Expectations [abstract]
    Charles Bellemare (Université Laval)
    Sabine Kröger (Université Laval)
    Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University)
  Price formation in a sequential selling mechanism [abstract]
    Sabine Kröger (Université Laval)
    Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economic Growth II
Croissance économique II
Chair Louis Hotte (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Political Integration, Rent Seeking and Growth [abstract]
    Daniel Brou (Columbia University)
    Michele Ruta (European University Institute)
  Contract Chronology and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Amy Peng (Ryerson University)
Discussants Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (McGill University)
  Louis Hotte (University of Ottawa)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Housing Prices
Le prix du logement
Chair Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations A Comparative Study of Hedonic Regression Techniques: The Case of Resale Houses [abstract]
    Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
    Wenzheng Li (Statistics Canada)
    Marc Prud'homme (Statistics Canada)
  The Baby Boom: Predictability in House Prices and Interest Rates [abstract]
    Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
  Canadian Housing Prices and Urban Market Segmentation [abstract]
    David Byrne (Queen's University)
    Jason Allen (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Allan Gregory (Queen's University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CSGB II: Deregulation in Local Telecommunications Markets
La déréglementation des marchés locaux de télécommunication
Chair Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia)
Panelists Tim Brennan (Competition Bureau)
  Jeffrey Church (University of Calgary)
  Don McFetridge (Carleton)
  Tom Ross (University of British Columbia)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Resource and Environmental Economics
Économie des ressources naturelles et de l’environnement théorique
Chair Mykhaylo Salnykov (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Computing Business-as-Usual with a Representative Agent and a Pollution Externality [abstract]
    Nikita Lyssenko (Carleton University)
    Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
  Irreversible Investment in Alternative Projects [abstract]
    Skander Benabdallah (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal & Cirano)
  Debt vs Foreign Direct Investment: The Impact of International Capital Flows on Investment in Environmentally Sound Technologies [abstract]
    Joshua Anyangah (University of Lethbridge)
Discussants Andrew Leach (HEC Montréal)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG-VII: International
International
Chair Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)
Presentations Technology Choice and Barriers to Capital Accumulation Across Countries
    Manish Pandey (University of Winnipeg)
  Convergence in Stochastic Dynamic Heckscher-Ohlin Model
    Malik Shukayev (Bank of Canada)
    Partha Chatterjee (National University of Singapore)
  Relative Stagnation Alla Turca
    Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)
    Ahmet Akyol (York University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Money and Banking
Monnaie et banque
Chair Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)
Presentations China's Incomplete Banking Reforms [abstract]
    Wendy Dobson (University of Toronto)
    Anil Kashyap (University of Chicago)
  Do Asymmetric Central Bank Preferences Help Explain Observed Inflation Outcomes? [abstract]
    Matthew Doyle (Iowa State University)
    Barry Falk (Iowa State University)
  Corporate Balance Sheets in Developed Economies: Implications for Investment and Financial Stability [abstract]
    Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
    Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Qichun He (University of British Columbia)
  Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Macroeconomics II
Macroéconomie théorique II
Chair Kevin Moran (University of Laval)
Presentations Defaultable Debt, Fiscal Policy and the Underground Economy [abstract]
    Baran Doda (University of Toronto)
  The Economic Consequences of Sudden Stops with Underemployment and Subsistence Consumption [abstract]
    Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
    Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
  Market Share Considerations and Price Dynamics [abstract]
    Nicolas Vincent (Northwestern University)
    Isaac Kleshchelski (Kellogg School of Management)
  Choosing Longevity with Overlapping Generations [abstract]
    Weichun Chen (University of Victoria)
    Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
    Ian King (University of Otago)
Discussants Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)
  Baran Doda (University of Toronto)
  Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
  Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Open Economy Macroeconomics II
Macroéconomie ouverte II
Chair Federico Guerrero (University of Nevada)
Presentations Macroeconomic Fundamentals and the Forward Discount Anomaly [abstract]
    Adrian Ma (Trent University)
  Investment in an Open Economy: Aggregate and Sector-Level Estimates [abstract]
    Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
    Constance Smith (University of Alberta)
Discussants Maxym Chaban (University of Saskatchewan)
  Paul Corrigan (Bank of Canada)
  Adrian Ma (Trent University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Larry Epstein
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: Larry Epstein
Sponsored by Bank of Canada/Banque du Canada
Chair Yoram Halevy (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Larry Epstein (University of Rochester)
  Standard Models of Nonstandard Agents

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Welfare
Économie du bien-être
Chair Catherine Deri Armstrong (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Working Hours Among Canadian Families With Children [abstract]
    Andrew Heisz (Business & Labour Market Analy Divis)
    Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (Statistique Canada)
  The Impact of the Child Care Allowance on Female Labour Force Participation and Income Redistribution [abstract]
    Don Van Wart (British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance)
  Immigrant Earnings and Income Distributions: Family Outcomes [abstract]
    Colleen Dempsey (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Discussants Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Casey Warman (Queen's Unversity)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment III
Investissement direct étranger III
Chair Abraham Hollander (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Export, foreign direct investment, and joint ventures: strategic learning and strateigc correlation [abstract]
    Kaz Miyagiwa (Emory University)
    Anthony Creane (Michigan State University)
  The Effect of Foreign Productivity on FDI Decisions [abstract]
    Jennifer Steele (University of Texas at Austin)
  Property rights, Tax Incentives and Bogus FDI [abstract]
    Haozhen Zhang (University of Alberta)
Discussants Thierno Diallo (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  Yanling Wang (Carleton University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Cross-Countries Macroeconomic Synchronization
Synchronisation macroéconomique inter-pays
Chair Etienne Gagnon (Northwestern University)
Presentations Tracking the Output Correlations: Are We on the Right Track? [abstract]
    Mehmet S. Dalkir (University of New Brunswick)
  Do Countries of the Same Development Degree Move on the Same Wavelength? [abstract]
    Rosmy Jean Louis (Malaspina University)
    Daniel Simons (Malaspina University )
Discussants Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
  Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Productivity and Growth
Productivité et croissance
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations A Model of Economic Growth with Multiple GPTs [abstract]
    Richard Lipsey (Simon Fraser University)
    Kenneth Carlaw (University of British Columbia, Kelowna)
  Human Capital, Productivity and Growth [abstract]
    Audra Bowlus (University of Western Ontario)
    Chris Robinson (University of Western Ontario)
  Competition and Growth: The Key Role of R&D Duplication Behind the 'Inverted U' Relationship [abstract]
    Antonia Swann (York University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CESG V: Nonparametric Methods
Méthodes non paramétriques
Chair Russell Davidson (McGill University)
Presentations Finite sample Nonparametric Inference for Inequality Measures [abstract]
    Mame Astou Diouf (Université de Montréal)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Non and Semiparametric Estimation in Models with Unknown Smoothness [abstract]
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
    Yulia Kotlyarova (Dalhousie University)
  Nonparametric Inferences on Conditional Quantile Processes [abstract]
    Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)

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

Sun 12:00 - 13:30 Loc. TBA
Canadian Public Policy Editorial Board Lunch
Déjeuner 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 - 16:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting 2
Conseil exécutif de l'ACE 2


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