CEA 41st Annual Meetings
Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3, 2007
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Novia Scotia
 
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thu 08:20 - 08:30 Loc. TBA
CERF Welcome
Bienvenue au FCRSE
Chair Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)

Thu 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CERF I: Changes in Time Use and Time Stress
Changements de l'emploi du temps et du stress lié à l’emploi du temps
Organizer Shelley A Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Chair Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Changes in the Gender Division of Labour among Adults and Teens
    Katherine Marshall (Statistics Canada)
  Changes in Time Related Stress: 1992 - 2005
    Alex Grey (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Benoit-Paul Hebert (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Discussants Andrew Harvey (St. Mary's University)
  Martha MacDonald (St. Mary's University)

Thu 08:30 - 11:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG I: Political Economy
Économie politique
Organizer Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Chair Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
Presentations A Model of Bicameral Bargaining Over Regional Policies
    Ross Hickey (Simon Fraser University)
  Dynamic Legislative Bargaining with Reconsideration
    Pohan Fong (Concordia University)
    Daniel Diermeier (Northwestern University)
  Would Letting People Vote for Several Candidates Yield Policy Moderation?
    Arnaud Dellis (Universite Laval/University of Hawai'i)
Discussants Sam Bucovetsky (York University)
  Yukihiro Nishimura (Yokohama National University and Queen's University)
  Stanley Winer (Carleton University)

Thu 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CERF II: Employment Consequences of Care-Giving
Conséquences de la prestation de soins sur l’emploi
Organizer Shelley A Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Chair F.R. Woolley (Carleton University)
Presentations Exploring Work/Family Conflict and Job Costs Among Nova Scotia Caregivers
    Janice Keefe (Mount Saint Vincent University)
    Susan Kirkland (Dalhousie University)
    Sheva Medjuck (NS Advisory Council Status of Women)
  Child Health and Parental Paid Work
    Shelley A Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    L. Lethbridge (Dalhousie University)
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
  Perinatal Family Labour Supply: Historical Trends and the Modern Experience
    Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
Discussants Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Katherine Marshall (Statistics Canada)
  François Weldon (Human Resources Social Development Canada)

Thu 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CERF III: Gender, Motherhood and Earnings
Sexe, maternité et salaire
Organizer Shelley A Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Chair Sarah MacPhee (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Marriage, Child-Bearing and Women's Earnings: Evidence Based on Complete Longitudinal Profiles [abstract]
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  Motherhood Earnings Losses in Canada: Evidence froma Large Longitudinal Administrative Database
    Xuelin Zhang (Statistics Canada)
  Sex and Salaries at the University of Manitoba: Systemic Discrimination in a Canadian University
    Laura Brown (University of Manitoba)
    Susan Prentice (University of Manitoba)
    Elizabeth Troutt (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  Yulia A Kotlyarova (Dalhousie University)
  Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)

Thu 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG II: Research, Development and Government Policy
Recherche et développement et politique gouvernementale
Sponsored by Finance Canada
Chair Robin Boadway (Queens University)
Presentations The In-State, Out-of-State, and Aggregate Effects of R&D Tax Credits
    Daniel Wilson (Rederal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Thu 14:30 - 16:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting 1
Conseil exécutif de l'ACE 1

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CERF IV: Workplace Practices Employment Outcomes
Pratiques en milieu de travail et caractéristiques des emplois
Organizer Shelley A Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Chair Brigitte Neumann (Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women)
Presentations Family-Friendly Benefits and Employee Labour Market Outcomes
    Tony Fang (York University)
    Byron Lee (Statistics Canada)
  Workplace Family Support Programs and Employment in Voluntary and Involuntary Part-Time House: Exploring Gender Differences
    Isik Zeytinoglu (McMaster University)
    G. B. Cooke (Memorial University of New Brunswick)
    S.L. Mann (McMaster University)
  Employer- Support for Volunteer Activities and Time Constraints in Canada [abstract]
    Fiona MacPhail (University of Northern British Columbia)
    Paul Bowles (University of Northern British Columbia)
Discussants Vera Brusentsev (Swarthmore College)
  Fiona MacPhail (University of Northern British Columbia)
  Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

Thu 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG III: Empirical Analysis of Taxation
Analyse empirique de la taxation
Organizer Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Chair John A. Weymark (Vanderbilt University)
Presentations An Empirical Analysis of Capital Taxation: Equity Versus Tax Compliance
    Alejandro Esteller Moré (Universitat Barcelona)
    José Maria Duran Cabré (Universitat Barcelona)
  Do Agglomeration Economies Reduce the Sensitivity of Firm Location to Local Taxes
    Mario Jametti (York University)
    Marius Brulhard (University of Lausanne)
    Kurt Schmidheiny (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Discussants Kazuko Miyamoto (Queen's University)
  Jean-Francois Wen (University of Calgary)

Thu 16:30 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Annual General Meeting
Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ACE

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

Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Past President Dinner
Souper des anciens présidents
Sponsored by Export Development Canada

 
 
 
 
 
Friday, June 1, 2007

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economic Growth: Theory and Measurement
Croissance économique: Théorie et mesure
Chair Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
Presentations Gender Role in Production, Demographic Transition and Economic Takeoff [abstract]
    Henry Tam (York University)
  Measuring the Stock of the Aggregate R&D capital in the Growth Accounting Framework [abstract]
    Ning Huang (The University of British Columbia)
  Manufacturing Productivity in China and India: The Role of Institutional Changes [abstract]
    Manish Pandey (University of Winnipeg)
    Xiao-yuan Dong (University of Winnipeg)
Discussants Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
  Rubina Verma (University of Southern California)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN I: Gender and Work Issues Outside Canada
Enjeux liés au sexe des individus et au travail ailleurs qu'au Canada
Chair Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Would We Really be Better Off in the U.S.? [abstract]
    Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Who Bears the Burden? An Appraisal of the Socio-economic Impact of the Indonesian Crisis [abstract]
    Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
    Beatriz Cid (York University)
  Wage, Employment, and Gender Effects of Vietnam's Transition to a Market Economy [abstract]
    Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Kathy Moscou (York University)
  Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
  Leo Wah Teng (St. Francis Xavier University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PEF I: Taxation and Social Democracy
Taxation et social-démocratie
Organizer Erin Weir (Canadian Labour Congress)
Chair Erin Weir (Canadian Labour Congress)
Presentations Competitiveness and Corporate Taxes: A Reappraisal [abstract]
    Erin Weir (Canadian Labour Congress)
  Taxation and Social Democracy [abstract]
    Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
  Some Implications of Tax Forgiveness on Rollover for Rental Housing [abstract]
    Marion Steele (University of Guelph)
  Doing it by the (Text)Book: The Nordic Approach to Financing the Welfare State [abstract]
    Stephen Gordon (Université Laval)
Discussants Marc Lee (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Oligopoly
Oligopole
Chair Patrick de Lamirande (Cape Breton University)
Presentations A Markov-Switching Model of Refining Margins and Inventories [abstract]
    Olusegun Oladunjoye (University of Guelph)
    Henry Thille (University of Guelph)
  The Competitive Effects of Outside Directors in Oligopoly [abstract]
    Norikoo Ozawa (University of British Columbia, Okanagan)
  Mixed Duopoly with Two Production Periods and Demand Uncertainty [abstract]
    Syed A. Basher (York University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CESG I: Testing
Test
Chair John W. Galbraith (McGill University)
Presentations Testing Parameter Constancy Across Many Groups [abstract]
    Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
  Testing for Restricted Stochastic Dominance: Some Further Results [abstract]
    Russell Davidson (McGill University)
  Minimax Detection of Structural Change Using Large Deviations [abstract]
    Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
  Testing for Singularities [abstract]
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
    John W. Galbraith (McGill University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Health, Labour and Housing
Analyse empirique de la santé, du travail et du logement
Chair Sudeshna Maitra (York University)
Presentations Health Services Use Among Older Canadians In Rural And Urban Areas [abstract]
    Heather Conde (University of New Brunswick)
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  On the Relationship between Unemployment Duration and Limited Job Opportunities for Older Workers [abstract]
    Natalya Dygalo (University of Saskatchewan)
  Factors Underlying Metropolitan House Price changes: Evidence from a Panel Data Model [abstract]
    Richard Watuwa (Cape Breton University)
    Harvey Johnstone (Cape Breton University)
Discussants Logan McLeod (McMaster University)
  Lise Pichette (Bank of Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Industry Canada I: Competition Intensity
Intensité de la compétition
Organizer Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
Chair Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
Presentations The Robustness of International Benchmarks of Competition Intensity: The Case of Mark-ups [abstract]
    Stéphane Crépeau (Industry Canada)
    Jeffrey Peter (University of Ottawa)
  Explorations into the Quality of Venture Capital Financing in Canada [abstract]
    Jeffrey Peter (University of Ottawa)
    Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
  Productivity and Concentration: Empirical Evidence from the Canadian Manufacturing Sector [abstract]
    Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Determinants of Fiscal Policies
Déterminants des politiques fiscales
Chair Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Presentations Impact of Increased Use of Supplementary Estimates on Lapses [abstract]
    Joshua Dempsey (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
    Dagmar Dyck (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
    Annette Ryan (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat )
  Does Tax Competition Tame the Leviathan? [abstract]
    Mario Jametti (York University)
    Marius Brülhart (University of Lausanne)
  Strategic Local Tax Setting in British Columbia [abstract]
    Ross Hickey (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants James Chapman (Bank of Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Consumption, Addiction, and Health
Consommation, toxicomanie et santé
Chair Maximilian Schmeiser (Cornell University)
Presentations Food Consumption and Obesity in France [abstract]
    Celine Bonnet (University of toulouse)
    Pierre Dubois (University of Toulouse)
    Valérie Orozco (University of Toulouse)
  Expanding Waistlines and Wallets: The Impact of Income on the BMI of Women Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit [abstract]
    Maximilian Schmeiser (Cornell University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Trade and the Environment
Commerce et environnement
Chair Chokri Dridi (University of Alberta)
Presentations Foreign Direct Investment and the Choice of Environmental Policy [abstract]
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Halis Murat Yildiz (Ryerson University)
  Production Externalities, Environmental Taxes, and the Gains from Trade [abstract]
    Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
    Soham Baksi (University of Winnipeg)
Discussants Souvik Datta (University of British Columbia)
  John Janmaat (Acadia University)
  Walid Marrouch (HEC Montréal)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Bayesian Estimation and Kalman Filtering
Estimation bayesienne et filtrage de Kalman
Chair Vadim Marmer (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Accounting For The Decline In Volatility Of US Residential Investment With A Bayesian Estimation [abstract]
    Haifang Huang (University of British Columbia)
  Another Approach to Drawing States in State Space Models [abstract]
    Shirley Miller (Université de Montréal)
    William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
    Denis Pelletier (North Carolina State University)
  Bayesian analysis via MCMC scheme for the Normal Inverse Gaussian Stochastic Volatility model. [abstract]
    Sid Ali Amedah (Laval University)
    Stephen Gordon (Université Laval)
Discussants Sid Ali Amedah (Laval University)
  Haifang Huang (University of British Columbia)
  William McCausland (Université de Montréal)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Labour Economics
Économie du travail théorique
Chair Tony Fang (York University)
Presentations Productivity, Inequality, and Social Interactions [abstract]
    Kendra McLeish (University of Calgary)
  Pourquoi a-t-on laissé tomber les régimes à Prestations Déterminées? L'exercice d'une option réelle. [abstract]
    Louise Lavoie (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  On the Optimal Combination of Promotion Tournaments and Individual Performance Pay [abstract]
    Veikko Thiele (University of British Columbia)
    Anja Schöttner (Humboldt University Berlin)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Macroeconometrics
Macroéconométrie
Chair Maxym Chaban (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle: a Panel Smooth Transition Regression Approach [abstract]
    Julien Fouquau (Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans)
    Christophe Hurlin (Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans)
    Isabelle Rabaud (Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans)
  Log versus Level in VAR Forecasting: 16 Million Empirical Answers - Expect the Unexpected [abstract]
    Johannes Mayr (ifo Institute for Economic Research)
    Dirk Ulbricht (ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Discussants Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
  Firmin Doko (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Information and Competition
Information et compétition
Chair Ingela Alger (Boston College)
Presentations Quality Signals, Competition and Consumer Fraud [abstract]
    Silvia Martinez Gorricho (University of Toronto)
  Competing Through Information Provision [abstract]
    Jean Guillaume Forand (University of Toronto)
  Bilateral Matching and Bargaining with Private Information [abstract]
    Chi Leung (Adam) Wong (University of British Columbia)
    Artyom Shneyerov (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
  Maxim Sinitsyn (McGill University)
  Satoru Takahashi (Harvard University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG IV: Redistributive Policy
Politique de redistribution
Organizer Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Chair Leah Brooks (McGill University)
Presentations Optimal Disability Assistance when Fraud and Stigma Matter
    Laurence Jacquet (Université cathol. de Louvain, Belgian National Scientific Fund)
  Redistributive Taxation with Heterogeneous Relative-Consumption Concerns
    Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
Discussants Katherine L Cuff (McMaster University)
  John A. Weymark (Vanderbilt University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CERF V: The Family Context of Labour Market Decisions
Contexte familial des décisions liées au marché du travail
Organizer Shelley A Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Chair Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Understanding Single and Dual Earner Families in Canada, 1993-2004 [abstract]
    Sameer Mawji (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Stéphane Gascon (Human Resources Social Development Canada)
  Immigrant and Canadian-born Family Migration and the Employment Outcomes of Women and Men [abstract]
    Hongchen Yue (University of Manitoba)
  Compensating for Birth and Adoption
    Vera Brusentsev (Swarthmore College)
    Wayne Vroman (Urban Institute)
Discussants Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
  Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Lihui Zhang (Dalhousie University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CREE I: Resources and Sustainability
Ressources et durabilité
Organizer Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
Chair John Janmaat (Acadia University)
Presentations Strategic Extraction of Non-Renewable Resources in the Presence of Learning-By-Doing in Alternative Energy Sources [abstract]
    Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
    Ujjayant Chakravorty (University of Central Florida)
    Michel Moreaux (Universite Toulouse I)
  Constant Consumption with Exhaustible Resources: New Scenarios [abstract]
    John Hartwick (Queen's University)
  Do Energy Efficient Appliances Generate Energy Savings? Some Evidence from Canada [abstract]
    Denise Young (University of Alberta)
Discussants John Hartwick (Queen's University)
  John Janmaat (Acadia University)
  Brooks A. Kaiser (Gettysburg College)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN II: Women, Know Your Place! A Girl's Guide to Being an Economist
Mesdames, sachez où vous devriez être! Un guide féminin pour être économiste
Chair Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Panelists Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
  Lilani Kumaranayake (Dalhousie University)
  Mary Mackinnon (McGill University)
  Shannon Seitz (Boston College)
  Carolyn Wilkins (Bank of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF II: Prospects for the Atlantic Regional Economy
Perspectives d’avenir pour l’économie de la région de l’Atlantique
Organizer David Pringle (Statistics Canada)
Chair David Pringle (Statistics Canada)
Panelists Michael Bradfield (Dalhousie Universtiy)
  David Chaundy (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)
  Douglas May (Memorial University)
  Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick, Saint John)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment I
Investissement direct étranger I
Chair Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Foreign Direct Investment and Host Country Policies: A Rationale for Using Ownership Restrictions [abstract]
    Bilgehan Karabay (Central Bank of Turkey)
  FDI, Exports & Aggregate Productivity [abstract]
    Joel Rodrigue (Queen's University)
Discussants Wissem Ajili (University of Paris Dauphine)
  Wei Dong (Bank of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CESG II: Econometrics
Économétrie
Chair Huntley Schaller (Carleton University)
Presentations Price Level Convergence, Purchasing Power Parity and Multiple Structural Breaks: An Application to U.S. Cities [abstract]
    Syed A. Basher (York University)
    Josep Lluis Carrion-i-Silvestre (University of Barcelona)
  Hybrid Choice Modeling of New Technologies for Car Use in Canada [abstract]
    Ricardo Alvarez-Daziano (Université Laval)
    Denis Bolduc (Laval University)
  Panel Cointegration Estimates of the Effect of Interest Rates, Capital Goods Prices, and Taxes on the Capital Stock [abstract]
    Huntley Schaller (Carleton University)
    Marcel Voia (Carleton University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Development and China
Développement et Chine
Chair Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Presentations The Evolution of Family Planning Policy in Rural China from 1980 to 2002 [abstract]
    Yiu-fai Lee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  China's Upgrading Trajectory in the Global Electronics Industry [abstract]
    Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)
    Byron Gangnes (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
  Poverty, Credit Constraint and Trade [abstract]
    Wenhui Fan (University of British Columbia)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Oligopoly Theory
Théorie des oligopoles
Chair Can Erutku (York University, Glendon Campus)
Presentations Participation and Tacit Collusion [abstract]
    Patrick de Lamirande (Cape Breton University)
    Jean-Daniel Guigou (Université du Luxembourg)
    Bruno Lovat (Université de Nancy 2 )
  Horizontal Mergers, Quality Choice, and Welfare [abstract]
    Thierno Diallo (Universite du Québec a Chicoutimi and CRDT)
  Merging with a Buyer Group Member [abstract]
    Can Erutku (York University, Glendon Campus)
    Patrick de Lamirande (Cape Breton University)
Discussants Can Erutku (York University, Glendon Campus)
  Mikko Packalen (University of Waterloo)
  Steffen Ziss (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Fri 10:30 - 11:00 Loc. TBA
Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy
Dynamique de l’inflation et politique monétaire
Organizer Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
Chair Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
Presentations Investment Adjustment Costs: An Empirical Assessment [abstract]
    Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
    Charlotta Groth (Bank of England)
  Inflation Dynamics with Search Frictions: A Structural Econometric Analysis [abstract]
    Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
    Michael Krause (Deutsche Bundesbank)
    David Lopez-Salido (Board of Governors)
  Structural Multi-Equation Macroeconomic Models: A System-Based Estimation and Evaluation Approach [abstract]
    Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal, CIREQ, CIRANO,..)
    Maral Kichian (Bank of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Health Economics I
Économie de la santé I
Chair Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
Presentations Taking Account of Context: How Important are Family Characteristics in Explaining Individual Health Seeking Behavior? The Case of Vietnam [abstract]
    Ardeshir Sepehri (University of Manitoba)
    Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)
    Sisira Sarma (Health Canada)
    Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)
  Looking for Private Information in Self-Assessed Health [abstract]
    Simo Goshev (McMaster University)
    James Banks (University College London, IFS and SEDAP)
    Thomas F Crossley (University of Cambridge)
  The Impact of Physical and Sexual Abuse in Childhood on Adult Economic Outcomes: Evidence from the Ontario Child Health Study [abstract]
    Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
    Paul Contoyannis (McMaster University)
Discussants Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
  Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
  Ardeshir Sepehri (University of Manitoba)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Schooling Attainment in Canada
Niveau de scolarité au Canada
Chair Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)
Presentations How Are the Descendants of the "Rabble" Doing? The Intergenerational Progress in the Educational Attainment of Franco-Americans vs. French-Speaking Quebeckers [abstract]
    Daniel Parent (McGill University)
    Mary Mackinnon (McGill University)
  Why Are Youth from Lower-income Families Less Likely to Attend University? Evidence from Academic Abilities, Parental Influences, and Financial Constraints [abstract]
    Marc Frenette (Federal Government)
  The Source of Declining Entry Wages for the Less Educated in Canada [abstract]
    James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)
    David Green (University of British Colombia)
Discussants Alice Fabre (Université Aix-Marseille 2)
  Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
  Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Issues on Monetary Policy
Enjeux liés à la politique monétaire
Chair Brigitte Desroches (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Optimal Monetary Policy and Price Stability over the Long Run [abstract]
    Malik Shukayev (Bank of Canada)
    Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
  The Effects of Monetary Policy on Exchange Rates in Small Open Economies: A Structural Vector Autoregressive (VAR) Approach [abstract]
    Rokon Bhuiyan (Queen's University)
Discussants Mario Crucini (Vanderbilt University)
  Tamara Gomes (Bank of Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Finance II
Théorie financière II
Chair Andreas Park (University of Toronto)
Presentations Trade Volume, Price Variability and Information Quality [abstract]
    Katya Malinova (University of Toronto)
    Andreas Park (University of Toronto)
  Counterparty Risk in Insurance Contracts: Should the Insured Worry about the Insurer? [abstract]
    James Thompson (Queen's University)
  Bubbles and Crashes with Multidimensional Uncertainty [abstract]
    Antonio Doblas-Madrid (Michigan State University)
Discussants Ryan Davies (Babson College)
  Eric Jahn (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  Andreas Park (University of Toronto)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Macroeconomic Labour Markets
Macroéconomie du marché du travai
Chair Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Labor Market Dynamics in DSGE Models with Nonlinear Transformation [abstract]
    Jean-Francois Nadeau (University of British Columbia)
  Why a Fixed Workweek? [abstract]
    Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
    Antonia Diaz (Universidad Carlos III)
Discussants Zuzana Janko (University of Calgary)
  Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Testing Hypotheses
Tests d’hypothèses
Chair René Lalonde (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Impact of Instrument Endogeneity on some Test-Statistics [abstract]
    Firmin Doko (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal, CIREQ, CIRANO,..)
  Consistent Tests for Infinite-Degree Stochastic Dominance [abstract]
    Chris Bennett (University of Western Ontario)
  Stochastic Volatility Model under Discrete Mixtures of Normal Specification [abstract]
    Dinghai Xu (University of Western Ontario)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Applications of Decision Theory
Applications de la théorie de la décision
Chair Matteo Triossi (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Presentations Guilt Aversion and Insincerity-Induced Disutility [abstract]
    J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
  Integrating Illiquid Assets into the Portfolio Decision Process [abstract]
    Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
  Two-stage Acts and Exponential Probability Capacities [abstract]
    Nobuo Koida (Princeton University)
Discussants Hikmet Gunay (University of Manitoba)
  Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
  Bingyong Zheng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture
Conférences sur l'état des connaisance
Sponsored by CIREQ
Chair Gillian Hamilton (University of Toronto)
Speaker Maristella Botticini (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino, and Boston University)
  Contracts and Markets: When Mr. Economics Marries Ms. Clio

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG V: Health and Education
Santé et éducation
Organizer Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Chair Sam Bucovetsky (York University)
Presentations Wait Times for Public Health Care: A Political Economy Analysis
    Haizhen Mou (Carleton University)
  School Competition with Publicly-Funded Catholic Schools: Evidence on Student Mobility and Achievement
    A. Abigail Payne (McMaster University)
    Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
    David Card (University of California, Berkeley)
Discussants Pohan Fong (Concordia University)
  Mario Jametti (York University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CERF VI: Workplaces and Well-Being
Milieu de travail et bien-être
Organizer Shelley A Phipps (Dalhousie University)
Chair David Green (University of British Colombia)
Presentations Research in Subjective Well-Being: Results and Implications for Workplaces, Communities and Nations [abstract]
    John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
    Haifang Huang (University of British Columbia)

Fri 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN Luncheon
Diner-causerie de CWEN
Speaker Susan Collins (Georgetown University)
  Accounting for Growth: China and India After 25 Years

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CREE II: Environment and Industrial Organization
Environnement et organisation industrielle
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Environmental Regulation and Mergers within the Eco-Industry [abstract]
    Joan Canton (Université Aix-Marseille II)
    Maia David (AgroParisTech)
    Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (HEC Montréal)
  Environmental Policy and Mergers in Polluting Oligopolies [abstract]
    Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (McGill University)
    Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University)
  Smart Emission Trading for Toxins [abstract]
    Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Joan Canton (Université Aix-Marseille II)
  Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (McGill University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Microeconomics Theory I
Théorie microéconomique I
Chair Al Slivinski (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Information Provision And Price Competition [abstract]
    Hao Li (University of Toronto)
    Ettore Damiano (University of Toronto)
  Unobservable Heterogeneity in Directed Search [abstract]
    Michael Peters (University of British Columbia)
  Community Enforecement when Players Observe Partners' Past Play [abstract]
    Satoru Takahashi (Harvard University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG I: Health and Education in Development
Santé et éducation dans le développement
Organizer Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Chair Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Long Run Health Effects of Early Childhood Socio-Economic Status on the Elderly in Mexico [abstract]
    Franque Grimard (McGill University)
    Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
    Wilfredo Lim (McGill University)
  Time for School? The Implications of Fetching Water for School Attendance in India [abstract]
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
  Absenteeism and Separation from the Labour Force: What is the HIV Impact? [abstract]
    Lilani Kumaranayake (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto)
  Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Sudeshna Maitra (York University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
HRSDC I: Pathways to Post-Secondary Education
Voies vers l’éducation post-secondaire
Organizer Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
Chair Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources And Social Development Canada)
Presentations What Accounts for Anomalous Educational Trajectories Among High and Low Reading Achievers? [abstract]
    Victor Thiessen (Dalhousie University)
  Early Labour Market Outcomes and Post-Secondary Education [abstract]
    Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
    Jorgen Hansen (Concordia University)
  First Results from the Third Cycle of the Youth in Transition Survey: Educational and Labour Market Pathways [abstract]
    Patrick Bussière (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Discussants Bagala Biswal (Human Resource and Social Development)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CESG III: Theory
Théorie
Chair Vadim Marmer (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Quantile-Based Nonparametric Inference for First-Price Auctions [abstract]
    Vadim Marmer (University of British Columbia)
    Artyom Shneyerov (University of British Columbia)
  Evaluating the Regression Discontinuity Design Using Experimental Data [abstract]
    Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan)
    Don Black (Syracuse University)
    Jose Galdo (Syracuse University)
  Semiparametric Estimation of Fixed Effects Panel Data Models with Smooth Coefficients [abstract]
    Yiguo Sun (University of Guelph)
    Raymond Carroll (Texas A&M University (Statistics))
    Qi Li (Texas A&M University (Economics))
Discussants Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
  Yulia A Kotlyarova (Dalhousie University)
  Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
SRDC I: Job Strategies for the Unemployed
Stratégies d’emploi pour les chômeurs
Chair Neil Bouwer (Human Resources and Social Development)
Presentations A Community-Based Jobs Strategy for the Unemployed: Impacts of CEIP after 3-Years of Eligibility [abstract]
    David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Shawn de Raaf (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Shek-Wai Hui (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Claudia Nicholson (SRDC)
  Community Employment Innovation Project: Interim Results and Lessons Learned from the Study of Community Effects [abstract]
    Shawn de Raaf (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Claudia Nicholson (SRDC)
    Shek-Wai Hui (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Discussants John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Labour Market Dynamics
Analyse empirique de la dynamique du marché du travail
Chair Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
Presentations The Effects of Short-Term Training Measures on Individual Unemployment Duration in Western Germany [abstract]
    Stephan Thomsen (Centre for European Economic Research)
    Reinhard Hujer (University Frankfurt/Main)
    Christopher Zeiss (University Frankfurt/Main)
  Using Semiparametric Methods in an Analysis of Earnings Mobility [abstract]
    Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
Discussants Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
  Natalya Dygalo (University of Saskatchewan)
  Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economic Theory I: Political Economy
Théorie économique I: Économie politique
Sponsored by CETC
Chair Pohan Fong (Concordia University)
Presentations Redistributive Politics with Distortinary Taxation [abstract]
    Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montréal)
    Benoit Crutzen (Erasmus University of Rotterdam)
  Policy Dynamics and Inefficiency in a Parliamentary Democracy with Proportional Representation [abstract]
    Pohan Fong (Concordia University)
    David P. Baron (Stanford University)
    Daniel Diermeier (Northwestern University)
  Indifferent Public, Passionate Advocates, and Strategic Media [abstract]
    Ming Li (Concordia University)
    Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Bonn)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization I
Organisation industrielle empirique I
Chair James Chapman (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Motives for Innovation Co-operation - Evidence from the Canadian Survey of Innovation [abstract]
    Tobias Schmidt (Center for European Economic Research)
  On Retail Gasoline Pricing Websites: Potential Sample Selection Biases and Their Implications for Empirical Research [abstract]
    Benjamin Atkinson (Competition Bureau)
  The Determinants of Partial Equity Stakes [abstract]
    Ran Jing (University of British Columbia)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Empirics of Exchange Rates and Soft Budget Constraints
Analyse empirique des taux de change et des contraintes budgétaires molles
Chair Marc-Andre Letendre (McMaster/Queen's University)
Presentations Microeconomic Sources of Real Exchange Rate Variation [abstract]
    Mario Crucini (Vanderbilt University)
    Chris Telmer (Carnegie Mellon University)
  Measuring the Impact of Intervention on Exchange Market Pressure [abstract]
    Diana Weymark (Vanderbilt University)
    Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  An Empirical Analysis of the Soft Budget Constraint : The Case of Japan [abstract]
    Kazuko Miyamoto (Queen's University)
Discussants Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
  Marc-Andre Letendre (McMaster/Queen's University)
  Hajime Tomura (Bank of Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Canadian Business Cycles
Cycles économiques canadiens
Chair Dalibor Stevanovic (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Real GDP and the Purchasing Power of Provinicial Output [abstract]
    Ryan Macdonald (Statistics Canada)
  Welfare Costs of Border Delays: Numerical Calculations From a Canadian Regional Trade Model [abstract]
    Trien Nguyen (University of Waterloo)
    Randall W. Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  The Transmission of U.S. Business Cycles to the Canadian Economy [abstract]
    Koichi Yoshimine (Ryerson University)
Discussants Gabriel Bruneau (Industry Canada)
  Ghosh Madamohan (Department of Finance)
  Zuzana Janko (University of Calgary)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Development Theory
Théorie du développement
Chair Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
Presentations Humanitarian Relief and Civil Conflict [abstract]
    Max Blouin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Stephane Pallage (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Liberalization and Corruption in Developing Countries: Is there a non-monotonic relationship? [abstract]
    Soham Baksi (University of Winnipeg)
    Pinaki Bose (University of Memphis)
    Manish Pandey (University of Winnipeg)
  The Distributional Gains from Regulating an Open Access Resource: The Case for Communal Management [abstract]
    Ning Qi (University Of Guelph)
    Clive Southey (University of Guelph)
    Patrick Martin (University of Guelph)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance I
Finance empirique I
Chair Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Estimation of Stochastic Volatility Models using Realized Volatility [abstract]
    Linlan Xiao (University of Western Ontario)
  Should We Abandon the Intermediation Approach for Analysing Banking Performance? [abstract]
    André Leclerc (Université de Moncton)
    Mario Fortin (Dép. d'écon., Université de Sherbrooke)
  The Impact of Hedging on Stock Return and Firm Value: New Evidence from Canadian Oil and Gas Companies [abstract]
    Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
    Chang Dan (Chang Jiang Securities)
    Hong Gu (Dalhousie University)
    Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Estimation of Household Preferences
Estimation des préférences des ménages
Chair Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Welfare Effect of a Price Change: The Case of Lotto 6/49 [abstract]
    Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
    Xun Xu (Lakehead University)
  Identification of Intertemporal Allocation Parameters [abstract]
    Kadir Atalay (McMaster University)
    Sule Alan (University of Cambridge)
  Collective Households, "Unitary" Households, And The Role Of Outside Options: Evidence From Turkey [abstract]
    Tumer Kapan (Columbia University)
Discussants Kadir Atalay (McMaster University)
  Tumer Kapan (Columbia University)
  Kam Yu (Lakehead University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Learning Games I
Jeux d’apprentissage I
Chair Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Moral Hazard and Repeated Insurance Contracts [abstract]
    Bingyong Zheng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
    Chris Robinson (University of Western Ontario)
  Learning in the Diamond-Dybvig (1983) Bank Run Model [abstract]
    Janet Hua Jiang (Simon Fraser University)
    Jasmina Arifovic (Simon Fraser University)
    Yiping Xu (University of International Bussiness and Economics)
Discussants Janet Hua Jiang (Simon Fraser University)
  Bingyong Zheng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG 1: Search Models of Money
Modèles de prospection en économie monétaire
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Optimum Quantity of Money Revisited: Distortionary Taxation in a Search Model of Money
    Moritz Ritter (University of Toronto)
  Optimal Inflation in the Presence of Search Frictions and Market Power
    Lucy Qian Liu (Queen's University)
    Allen Head (Queens University)
  Idiosyncratic Uncertainty, Inflation and Welfare
    Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
    Miguel Molico (Bank of Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture
Conférences sur l'état des connaisances
Chair Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
Speaker Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
  Growth and Structural Change in China: 1978-2005

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG VI: Decentralized Decision Making
Prise de décision décentralisée
Chair Stanley Winer (Carleton University)
Presentations Honor Among Tax Haves
    Sam Bucovetsky (York University)
  Inside the Gift Horse's Mouth: Tax and Expenditure Limits, Flypaper, and the Community Development Block Grant Program
    Leah Brooks (McGill University)
Discussants Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
  A. Abigail Payne (McMaster University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CREE III: Environmental and Political Economy
Économie politique et environnementale
Organizer Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
Chair Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
Presentations Harvesting Age and Species Selection in Forestry Economics [abstract]
    Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Skander Benabdallah (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Playing Dirty or Going Clean: Lobbying, Self-regulation and the Government [abstract]
    Souvik Datta (University of British Columbia)
  Lobbying and Public Good Provision in a Federal Economy: A Dynamic Approach [abstract]
    Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University)
  Environmental Policy under Majority Rule and Voting with Feet [abstract]
    Arian Khaleghi Moghadam (University of Guelph)
    Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
Discussants Andrei Bazhanov (Queen's University)
  Skander Benabdallah (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Arian Khaleghi Moghadam (University of Guelph)
  Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Trade and Labour
Commerce et travail
Chair René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Equality through Exposure? International Trade and the Racial Wage Gap [abstract]
    Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Gregory Sweeney (HDRINC)
  Offshoring and Labor Demand in Swedish firms [abstract]
    Linda Andersson (Örebro University)
    Patrik Karpaty (Örebro University)
  The Transmission Effects of World Demographic Changes in a Multi-Country Overlapping Generations Model [abstract]
    Maxime Fougere (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Patrick Georges (University of Ottawa)
    Marcel Merette (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG Lecture
CDSG Conférence
Speaker Phil Keefer (World Bank)
  Going Beyond Autocracy versus Democracy to Explain the Political Economy of Development

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Applications of Game Theory I
Applications de la théorie des jeux
Chair Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
Presentations Pre-Auction Offers in Asymmetric First-Price and Second-Price Auctions [abstract]
    Rene Kirkegaard (Brock University)
    Per Overgaard (University of Aarhus)
  Cohesion and Self-bias in Communities [abstract]
    Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)
    Paul Grout (University of Bristol and CMPO)
    Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)
    Silvia Sonderegger (University of Bristol and CMPO)
  Competition in Auctions in a Monetary Economy [abstract]
    Richard Dutu (University of Waikato)
    Benoit Julien (University of New South Wales)
    Ian King (University of Melbourne)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Alleviating Poverty I
Lutter contre la pauvreté
Chair Sami Bibi (University of Laval)
Presentations Gender Differences in Risk Aversion and Labor Market Behavior [abstract]
    Kathleen Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
  Where is Poverty Greatest in Canada? Comparing Regional Poverty Profile Without Poverty Lines [abstract]
    Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
  Exporting Out of Poverty: Provincial Poverty in Vietnam and U.S. Market Access [abstract]
    Brian McCaig (University of Toronto)
Discussants Deanna Margarett Dolor (Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network / University of the Philippines)
  Brian McCaig (University of Toronto)
  Kathleen Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
SRDC II: Promoting Access to Post-Secondary Education
Promouvoir l’accès à l’éducation post-secondaire
Chair Neil Bouwer (Human Resources and Social Development)
Presentations Enhancing Human Capital Development among the Economically Disadvantaged: Early Evidence from the learn$ave Individual Development Account Demonstration Project [abstract]
    Norm Leckie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Michael Dowie (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
  Can Enhanced Career Education and Financial Incentives offered to Grade 10 students increase access to Post-Secondary Education? Early Implementation of the Future to Discover Pilot Project [abstract]
    Reuben Ford (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
Discussants Arthur Sweetman (Queen's University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Political Economy
Économie politique
Chair Mario Jametti (York University)
Presentations Reliability and Responsibility: A Theory of Endogenous Commitment [abstract]
    Matteo Triossi (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  Electoral Incentives & Public Money: Results from the Indian Parliamentary System. [abstract]
    Prithviraj Guha (New York University)
  Campaign Spending Limits, Incumbent Spending, and Election Outcomes [abstract]
    Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
    Kevin Milligan (Univeristy of British Columbia)
Discussants Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
  Mario Jametti (York University)
  Marcelin Joanis (University of Toronto)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Investments in Children in Developing Countries
Investissements dans les enfants dans les pays en développement
Chair Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations How School Voucher Affect Educational Earning and Employment Outcomes: Evidence from chile [abstract]
    Sankar Mukhpadhyay (University of Nevada, Reno)
    Petra Todd (University of pennsylvania)
  The One Child Policy and Family Formation in Urban China [abstract]
    Leo Wah Teng (St. Francis Xavier University)
    Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
  Child Labor Trap, Schooling Quality and Growth [abstract]
    Alice Fabre (Université Aix-Marseille 2)
    Emmanuelle Augeraud (University of La Rochelle, France)
Discussants Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Toronto)
  Sankar Mukhpadhyay (University of Nevada, Reno)
  Melanie O'Gorman (University of Winnipeg)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment II
Investissement direct étranger II
Chair Andreas Waldkirch (Colby College)
Presentations Impact of FDI Restrictions on Inward FDI in OECD Countries [abstract]
    Panagiotis Syntetos (Industry Canada)
    Ghosh Madamohan (Department of Finance)
    Weimin Wang (Microeconomic Policy Analysis)
  Taxes, Tariffs and Foreign Direct Investment [abstract]
    Koo Woong Park (Seoul National University)
  North American Integration and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment [abstract]
    Andreas Waldkirch (Colby College)
    Ayca Tekin-Koru (Oregon State University)
Discussants Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
  Joel Rodrigue (Queen's University)
  Susan Chun Zhu (Michigan State University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Evidence on Price Adjustments
Évidence d’ajustement des prix
Chair Kevin Moran (Laval University)
Presentations Merchant Acceptance, Costs and Perceptions of Retail Payments: A Canadian Survey [abstract]
    Carlos Arango (Bank of Canada)
    Varya Taylor (Bank of Canada)
  Restaurant Prices and Minimum Wage [abstract]
    Erwan Gautier (Banque de France)
    Denis Fougere (CREST - Banque de France)
    Herve Le Bihan (Banque de France)
  Inflation Forecasts for Canada: What Can We Learn from Capacity Utilization? [abstract]
    Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Empirical Finance
Sujets liés à la finance empirique
Chair Plamen Nikolov (Fordham University)
Presentations Links between Currency Exchange Fluctuations and Banking System Fragility. Evidence from Emerging Markets in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe [abstract]
    Plamen Nikolov (Fordham University)
  An Analysis of Pricing and Returns in the Market for French Canadian Paintings [abstract]
    Douglas J Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Using Matched Samples to Test for Differences in Trade Execution Costs [abstract]
    Ryan Davies (Babson College)
    Sang Soo Kim (Korea Development Bank)
Discussants Douglas J Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University)
  Andreas Park (University of Toronto)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance II
Finance empirique II
Chair Garima Vasishtha (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Dependence Structure between Stock Prices and the Exchange Rate: [abstract]
    Cathy Ning (Ryerson University)
    Leo Michelis (Ryerson University)
  Value at Risk Forecasting with Fat-Tails Finite Mixture Asymmetric GARCH model [abstract]
    Mohammed Bouaddi (HEC Montréal)
  Fiscal and Monetary Nexus in Emerging Market Economies: How does Debt Matter? [abstract]
    Garima Vasishtha (Bank of Canada)
    Taimur Baig (International Monetary Fund)
    Manmohan S. Kumar (International Monetary Fund)
    Edda Zoli (International Monetary Fund)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH I: Wealth and Inequality in Economic History
Richesse et inégalité en histoire économique
Organizer Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Chair Mary Mackinnon (McGill University)
Presentations Zipf, Gibrat and Wealth: Implications for the Interpretation of Canadian Economic History [abstract]
    Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)
  Inequality and Physical Well-Being Among Coloured and White South Africans [abstract]
    Kris Inwood (University of Guelph)
    Oliver Masakure (University of Guelph)
  The Economics of Language in Canada: From Bilingualism to Dual-lingualism [abstract]
    Tolga Koker (Yale University)
Discussants Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
  Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
  Chris Minns (London School of Economics)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Learning Games II
Jeux d’apprentissage II
Chair Xiaopeng Yin (University of Windsor)
Presentations The Leader as Catalyst: On Leaders, Followers and the Politics of Change [abstract]
    Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
    Sharun Mukand (Tufts University)
  'Us' and 'Them': Evolutionary Origins and Some Economic Consequences [abstract]
    Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
    Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
    Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG II: Inflation and Indexation
Inflation et indexation
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Information Expectations and the Business Cycle
    Rhys Mendes (Bank of Canada)
  Aggregate Effects of Nominal Wealth Redistribution under Inflation Targeting and Price Level Targeting
    Yaz Terajima (Bank of Canada)
    Cesaire Meh (Bank of Canada)
    Jose-Vistor Rios-Rull (University of Pennsylvania)
  Does Indexation Bias the Estimated Frequency of Price Adjustment?
    Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
    Maral Kichian (Bank of Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture
Conférence des boursiers de la Banque du Canada
Sponsored by Bank of Canada / Banque du Canada
Chair John D Murray (Bank of Canada)
Speaker Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
  Macroeconomic Lessons from Multivariate Forecasts

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CPEG VII: Volatility and Uncertainty
Volatilité et incertitude
Chair Katherine L Cuff (McMaster University)
Presentations Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Volatility: Evidence from State-Level Cross-Section Data of the United States
    Yukihiro Nishimura (Yokohama National University and Queen's University)
    Nobuo Akai (Osaka University)
    Masayo Sakata (Otemon Gakuin University)
  Hicksian Surplus Measures of Individual Welfare Change when there is Price and Income Uncertainty
    John A. Weymark (Vanderbilt University)
Discussants Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)
  Alejandro Esteller Moré (Universitat Barcelona)

Fri 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
Innis Lecture
Conférence Innis
Chair Li Hao (University of Toronto)
Speaker Michael Peters (University of British Columbia)
  Hedonic Equilibrium

Fri 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
Dalhousie University Reception
Réception de l’Université Dalhousie

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, June 2, 2007

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDH: Retirement and Pensions
Retraite et pensions
Chair Yvan Guillemette (C D Howe Institute)
Presentations Employer Pensions, Public Pensions and Labour Market Attachment [abstract]
    Ted Wannell (Statistics Canada)
  Understanding and Estimating the Fair Value of Pension Promises [abstract]
    John Ilkiw (CPP Investment Board)
  Predicting Who Will Work Past Age 65 [abstract]
    Leroy Stone (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Alex Grey (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Monopoly and Duopoly
Monopole at Duopole
Chair Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
Presentations Who Will Wait Before Buying? Strategic Delay and Dynamic Monopoly Pricing [abstract]
    Hikmet Gunay (University of Manitoba)
  Equilibria in a Capacity-Constrained Differentiated Duopoly [abstract]
    Maxim Sinitsyn (McGill University)
  Price Competition when Not All Customers Know of All Firms [abstract]
    Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
    Ian MacDonald (Lincoln University)
    Laura Meriluoto (The University of Canterbury)
Discussants Silvia Martinez Gorricho (University of Toronto)
  Mikko Packalen (University of Waterloo)
  Chi Leung (Adam) Wong (University of British Columbia)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Gift Giving
Remise de cadeaux
Chair Heather Martin (CBDC Blue Water)
Presentations Charitable Giving under Inequality Aversion [abstract]
    Pinar Derin (Boston University)
    Neslihan Uler (New York University)
  How Responsive are Charitable Donors to Requests to Give? [abstract]
    Baris Yoruk (Boston College)
  Gift Exchange within an Economic Firm: Evidence from a Field Experiment [abstract]
    Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
    Charles Bellemare (Université Laval)
Discussants Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
  Baris Yoruk (Boston College)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Family Economics
Économie de la famille théorique
Chair Flaubert Mbiekop (Cornell University)
Presentations Family Structure and the Median Voter [abstract]
    Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Revisiting the Insuring Child
    Flaubert Mbiekop (Cornell University)
  The Fetters of the Sib [abstract]
    Ingela Alger (Boston College)
    Jörgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics)
Discussants J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
  Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
  Sudeshna Maitra (York University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Urban Growth
Croissance urbaine
Organizer Gilles Duranton (University of Toronto)
Chair Gilles Duranton (University of Toronto)
Presentations Urban Growth and Transportation [abstract]
    Gilles Duranton (University of Toronto)
    Matthew Turner (University of Toronto)
  Spatial Growth and Industry Age [abstract]
    Esteban A. Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)
  Moving to High Quality of Life [abstract]
    Jordan Rappaport (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Gravity Models
Modèles gravitationels
Chair Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)
Presentations New Border Effects Evidence From Canada-U.S. Regional Trade Model [abstract]
    Mykyta Vesselovsky (Carleton University)
  The Border Puzzle Revisited [abstract]
    Susan Chun Zhu (Michigan State University)
  Cultural Proximity and Trade [abstract]
    Farid Toubal (University of Paris 1)
    Gabriel Felbermayr (University of Tuebingen)
  The Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA): An Estimation of the Trade Effects [abstract]
    Javad Abedini (Université de Nantes)
    Nicolas Péridy (Université de Nantes)
Discussants Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
  Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  Mauro Pisu (National Bank Of Belgium)
  Joel Rodrigue (Queen's University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Supply
Offre de travail
Chair Susan Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Understanding Regional Differences in Work Hours [abstract]
    Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (Statistics Canada)
    Andrew Heisz (Statistics Canada)
  Short-Time Working And Working Time Reduction: Which Tendencies? [abstract]
    Oana Calavrezo (Laboratoire d'Economie D'Orleans (LEO) / CEE)
    Richard Duhautois (Centre d'etudes de l'emploi ; Crest)
    Emmanuelle Walkowiak (Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orleans)
  The PhD Labour Market in Canada [abstract]
    Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
    Daniel Boothby (Industry Canada)
    Bernice Lau (Industry Canada)
Discussants Susan Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
  James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Education and Training
Éducation et formation
Chair Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Toronto)
Presentations Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Can Ability Bias Explain the Earnings Gap Between College and University Graduates? [abstract]
    Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)
    Vincenzo Caponi (Ryerson University)
  Premature Apprenticeship Terminations in Germany: An Economic Analysis [abstract]
    Donata Bessey (University of Zurich)
    Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich)
  Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Can Ability Bias Explain the Earnings Gap Between College and University Graduates? [abstract]
    Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)
    Vincenzo Caponi (Ryerson University)
Discussants Philippe Belley (University of Western Ontario)
  Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Victor Thiessen (Dalhousie University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG III: Exchange Rates
Taux de change
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Alok Johri (McMaster University)
Presentations The Returns to Currency Speculation
    Craig Burnside (Duke University)
    Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University)
    Isaac Kleshchelski (Northwestern University)
    Sergio Rebelo (Kellogg School of Management)
  Currency Areas and Monetary Coordination
    Qing Liu (University of Toronto)
    Shouyong Shi (University of Toronto)
  Persistent Real Exchange Rates
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)
    Amartya Lahiri (University of British Columbia)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Learning About Wage Setting Behaviour Through Surveys
En apprendre sur les comportements de fixation des salaires à l’aide de sondages
Organizer Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
Chair Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
Panelists David Amirault (Bank of Canada)
  John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  Danielle Zietsma (Statistics Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Information and Communications Technology
Information et technologie des communications
Chair Rao Someshwar (Industry Canada)
Presentations Are There Productivity Spillovers From ICT Adoption?: Evidence From Canadian and U.S. Industries [abstract]
    Rao Someshwar (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Weimin Wang (Microeconomic Policy Analysis)
  The Past, Present, and Future of the ICT Revolution [abstract]
    Kenneth Carlaw (University of British Columbia)
    Richard Lipsey (Simon Fraser University)
    Ryan Webb (Queens Univsersity)
  ICT and Its Spillover Impacts on Productivity in Canada [abstract]
    Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Koo Woong Park (Seoul National University)
  Weimin Wang (Microeconomic Policy Analysis)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Issues on Commodity Prices
Enjeux liés aux prix des biens
Chair Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations The Impact of Emerging Asia on Commodity Prices [abstract]
    Calista Cheung (Bank of Canada)
    Morin Sylvie (Bank of Canada)
  The Tandem Movement of Natural Resource Price and the Price of Loonie: An Empirical Analysis [abstract]
    Kazi Islam (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Douglas J Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (McGill University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Urban Labour Markets
Marché du travail urbain
Chair Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan)
Presentations Skills in the City: A Hedonic Approach to the Urban Wage Premium [abstract]
    Bernardo Blum (University of Toronto)
    William Strange (University of Toronto)
    Marigee Bacolod (University of California Irvine)
  A Model of Localized Skill Spillovers: Productivity and Credentialism in a Knowledge Economy [abstract]
    Chris Bidner (University of British Columbia)
  External Effects of Education: Human Capital Spillovers in Firms [abstract]
    Matthias Vorell (RWI Essen)
    Thomas K. Bauer (RWI Essen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, CEPR)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Poverty Indices
Indices de pauvreté
Chair Marion Steele (University of Guelph)
Presentations Distribution Sensitive Measure of Population Health [abstract]
    Jianwei Zhong (University of Ottawa)
    Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  Dominance Criteria for Critical-Level Generalized Utilitarianism [abstract]
    John A. Weymark (Vanderbilt University)
    Alain Trannoy (EHESS and GREQAM-IDEP)
  The Human Development Index a Criterion for Optimal Planning [abstract]
    Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
    Ian King (University of Melbourne)
    Nilanjana Roy (University of Victoria)
Discussants Jean-Yves Duclos (Universite Laval)
  Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)
  Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Taxation Theory
Théorie de la taxation
Chair Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
Presentations A Tax Reform Analysis of the Laffer Argument [abstract]
    Alan Krause (University of York)
  Policies to Internalize Reciprocal International Spillovers [abstract]
    Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher (Chemnitz University of Technology)
    Rübbelke Dirk (Chemnitz University of Technology)
    Sheshinski Eytan (Hebrew University Jerusalem)
  Optimal Nonlinear Taxation of Income and Savings in a Two Class Economy [abstract]
    Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
    John A. Weymark (Vanderbilt University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance III
Finance empirique III
Chair Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Measuring Causality between Volatility and Returns with High-Frequency Data [abstract]
    Abderrahim Taamouti (Université de Montréal)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal, CIREQ, CIRANO,..)
    René Garcia (Université de Montréal)
  Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Stock Return Predictability [abstract]
    Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
    James Morley (Washington University in St. Louis)
  Have Euro Area Government Bond Spreads Converged to Their Common State ? [abstract]
    Lorenzo Pozzi (Ghent University)
Discussants Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Lorenzo Pozzi (Ghent University)
  Abderrahim Taamouti (Université de Montréal)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF III: Topics in Emerging Markets
Sujets liés aux marchés émergents
Organizer Mathieu Dufour (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
Chair Mathieu Dufour (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
Presentations International Financial Crises: Scourge or Blessings in Disguise? [abstract]
    Mathieu Dufour (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
    Ôzgûr Orhangazi (Roosevelt University)
  Agrarian Distress, Rural-Urban Migration and Urbanization in Developing Countries: Evidence from India [abstract]
    Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
    Vamsi Vakulabharanam (Queens College, City Univ. of New York)
  Investment under Liberalization - Channels of Uncertainty and Liquidity [abstract]
    Armagan Gezici (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  The Determinants and Implications of Financial Asset Holdings of Non-Financial Firms in Turkey: An Empirical Investigation [abstract]
    Cihan Yalcin (The Central Bank Of Turkey)
    Cafer Kaplan (Central Bank of Turkey)
    Erdal Özmen (Middle East Technical University )
Discussants Mathieu Dufour (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
  Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
  Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
  Cihan Yalcin (The Central Bank Of Turkey)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Incentives in Industrial Organization
Incitations en organisation industrielle
Chair Chi Leung (Adam) Wong (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Market Share Exclusion [abstract]
    Mikko Packalen (University of Waterloo)
  The Interaction of Implicit and Explicit Contracts in Construction and Procurement Contracting [abstract]
    Ken Corts (University of Toronto)
  First-Price and Second-Price Auctions with Resale. [abstract]
    Bernard Lebrun (York University)
Discussants Can Erutku (York University, Glendon Campus)
  Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Financial Econometrics
Économétrie financière
Chair Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)
Presentations Growth or Glamour? Fundamentals and Systematic Risk in Stock Returns [abstract]
    John Campbell (Harvard)
    Christopher Polk (LSE)
    Tuomo Vuolteenaho (Arrowstreet Capital)
  International Money and Stock Market Contingent Claims [abstract]
    Razvan Sufana (York University)
    Christian Gourieroux (CREST, CEPREMAP, University of Toronto)
    Alain Monfort (CREST and CNAM)
  Risk Aversion, Intertemporal Substitution, and the Term Structure [abstract]
    René Garcia (Université de Montréal)
    Richard Luger (Emory University)
Discussants John Campbell (Harvard)
  René Garcia (Université de Montréal)
  Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Measurement Issues in Health Economics
Enjeux liés à la mesure en économie de la santé
Chair Maximilian Schmeiser (Cornell University)
Presentations Survey Response Bias and the Determinants of Substance Use [abstract]
    Siu Fai Leung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
    Shihti Yu (National Chia-Yi University)
  Do Informed Consent Laws Reduce HIV Testing? Evidence From A Natural Experiment [abstract]
    Coady Wing (Syracuse University)
  Determinants of Assistive Device Usages in Low Vision Rehabilitation [abstract]
    Hideki Ariizumi (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Jeffrey Jutai (University of Western Ontario)
    J. Graham Strong (University of Waterloo)
    Ann Plotkin (University of Waterloo)
Discussants Hideki Ariizumi (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
  Coady Wing (Syracuse University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEP/CDSG I: Poverty and Economic Policy I
Pauvreté et politique économique I
Chair Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
Presentations Labor Supply Responses to Adverse Shocks Under Credit Constraints: Evidence from Bukidnon, Philippines [abstract]
    Deanna Margarett Dolor (Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network / University of the Philippines)
    Hazel Jean Malapit (University of the Philippines)
    Jade Eric Redoblado (University of the Philippines)
    Jasmin Suministrado (De La Salle University)
  Philippine Tariff Reduction Program: Poverty Effect Insights from A CGE Analysis [abstract]
    Erwin Corong (Universite Laval)
    Caesar Cororaton (International Food Policy Research Inst.)
  Measurement of Transient and Chronic Household Poverty: Evidence from Rural Kenya [abstract]
    Milu Muyanga (Egerton University)
    Miltone Ayieko (Tegemeo Institute, Egerton University)
    Mary Bundi (Tegemeo Institute, Egerton University)
  Is the Value Added Tax Reform in Inida Pro-Poor: An Analysis of Data From Two Major States [abstract]
    Sudip Kumar Sinha (State Government of West Bengal, India)
    Ajitava Raychaudhuri (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)
    Poulomi Roy (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.)
Discussants Linda Andersson (Örebro University)
  Sami Bibi (University of Laval)
  Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)
  Ghosh Madamohan (Department of Finance)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Trade and Heterogeneous Firms
Commerce et entreprises hétérogènes
Chair Shirley Miller (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Monopolistic Competition, Plant Turnover, and Exchange-Rate-Induced Productivity Growth [abstract]
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
    Jen Baggs (University of Victoria)
    Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
  Exports and Imports at the Level of the Firm: Evidence from Belgium [abstract]
    Mauro Pisu (National Bank Of Belgium)
    Mirabelle Muuls (London School of Economics)
Discussants Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)
  Mykyta Vesselovsky (Carleton University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Free Trade Agreements: Theory
Accords de libre échange: Théorie
Chair Alice Fabre (Université Aix-Marseille 2)
Presentations Endogeous Formation of Trading Blocs [abstract]
    Lingling Zhang (McGill University)
    Licun Xue (McGill University)
  South-South Free Trade Agreements and Foreign Direct Investment [abstract]
    Halis Murat Yildiz (Ryerson University)
    Faruk Sengul (Southern Methodist University)
  Endogenous Free Trade Agreements and Foreign Lobbying [abstract]
    Andrey Stoyanov (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Javad Abedini (Université de Nantes)
  Andreas Waldkirch (Colby College)
  Lingling Zhang (McGill University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Investments in Children I
Investissements dans les enfants I
Chair Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
Presentations Community Resources and Early Childhood Outcomes [abstract]
    Nina Ahmed (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Gongli Xu (Human Resources and Social Development )
  Special Education Spillovers in British Columbia [abstract]
    Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
    Ross Hickey (Simon Fraser University)
    Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Rewriting the Facts About Early Learning and Child Care in Canada [abstract]
    Gordon Cleveland (University of Toronto at Scarborough)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG IV: Default and Credit Markets
Insolvabilité et marchés du crédit
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Caterina Mendicino (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Government Default and Banking Regulation
    Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario, CIAR)
  Credit Scoring and Endogenous Stigma
    Jim MacGee (University of Western Ontario)
    Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario, CIAR)
    Michele Tertilt (Stanford University)
  Credit Market and Macroeconomic Volatility
    Caterina Mendicino (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Theory and Application of Global Economy Model (GEM)
Théorie et application du modèle GEM
Organizer Donald Coletti (Bank of Canada)
Chair Donald Coletti (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Bank of Canada Version`s of the Global Economy Model (BoC-GEM) [abstract]
    René Lalonde (Bank of Canada)
    Dirk Muir (Bank of Canada)
  Inflation Targeting and Price-Level-Path Targeting in the GEM: Some Open Economy Considerations [abstract]
    Donald Coletti (Bank of Canada)
    René Lalonde (Bank of Canada)
    Dirk Muir (Bank of Canada)
  A Party without a Hangover? On the Effects of U.S. Government Deficits [abstract]
    Douglas Laxton (International Monetary Fund)
    Michael Kumhof (International Monetary Fund)
  Oil Price Movements in the Global Economy: A Model Based Assessment
    Dirk Muir (Bank of Canada)
    Selim Elekdag (International Monetary Fund)
    René Lalonde (Bank of Canada)
    Douglas Laxron (International Monetary Fund)
    Paolo Pesenti (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Technology Diffusion
Diffusion de la technologie
Chair Benjamin Atkinson (Competition Bureau)
Presentations The Diffusion of New Technology: Adoption Subsidies, Spillovers, and Transaction Costs [abstract]
    Chokri Dridi (University of Alberta)
    Naceur Khraief (Université de Sousse)
  A TFP Puzzle in OECD Countries: Are Externalities the Resolution? [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
    Susanto Basu (Boston College and NBER)
  Market Structure and Innovation: A Dynamic Analysis of the Global Automobile Industry [abstract]
    Johannes Van Biesebroeck (University of Toronto)
    Aamir Hashmi (National University of Singapore and University of Toronto)
Discussants Benjamin Atkinson (Competition Bureau)
  Manish Pandey (University of Winnipeg)
  Rao Someshwar (Industry Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Social Norms and the Tragedy of the Commons
Normes sociales et tragédie des biens communs
Chair Kathleen Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Altruism, Information and Environmental Economics [abstract]
    Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Negotiating to Delay Regulation: Let's Just Keep Talking ... [abstract]
    John Janmaat (Acadia University)
Discussants Brooks A. Kaiser (Gettysburg College)
  Arian Khaleghi Moghadam (University of Guelph)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Issues In Empirical Labour Economics
Enjeux liés à l’économie du travail empirique
Chair Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Heterogeneous Treatment and Self-Selection in the SSP Applicant Study [abstract]
    Dany Brouillette (Laval University)
    Guy Lacroix (Laval University)
  Can Placement in Foster Care Harm 16, 17 and 18 year Old Boys? [abstract]
    William Warburton (University of British Columbia)
    Clyde Hertzman (University of British Columbia)
  Attenuation Bias in Measuring the Wage Impact of Immigration [abstract]
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
    George Borjas (Harvard University)
Discussants Reuben Ford (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
  Chris Minns (London School of Economics)
  Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Issues in Business Cycles I
Enjeux liés aux cycles économiques I
Chair Craig Burnside (Duke University)
Presentations Cyclical Behavior of Unemployment and Job Vacancy: Evidence from Canada [abstract]
    Min Zhang (University of Toronto)
  Understanding Postwar Business Cycles [abstract]
    Maher M Khaznaji (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Louis Phaneuf (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  The Zero Bound on Nominal Interest Rates:Implications for Monetary Policy in Canada [abstract]
    Claude Lavoie (Bank of Canada)
    Hope Pioro (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CGE, Risk and Macroeconomics
EGC, risque et macroéconomie
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations The Corridor of Stability in Tobin's Keynesian Model of Recession and Depression [abstract]
    Robert Dimand (Brock University)
    Ryan Bruno (Brock University)
  Foreign Direct Investment Liberalization between Canada and the USA: [abstract]
    Evangelia Papadaki (Canadian Service Border Agency)
    Jorge Hernandez (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
    Marcel Merette (University of Ottawa)
    Yu Lan (Strategic Policy Research)
  Assessing Risk in the Canadian Non-Financial Corporate Sector: A Contingent Claims Analysis [abstract]
    Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
    Michal Kozak (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance IV
Finance empirique IV
Chair Ryan Davies (Babson College)
Presentations The Income Trust Announcement Leak: An Event Study Analysis [abstract]
    Kenneth Stewart (University of Victoria)
    Lei Zheng (University of Victoria)
  Liquidity Bond Premia [abstract]
    Jean-Sébastien Fontaine (Université de Montréal)
    René Garcia (Université de Montréal)
  Family Values: The Impact of Ownership Structure on the Characteristics of Canadian Firms [abstract]
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
    Michael King (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Statistics Canada State of the Art Lecture in Applied Labour Economics
Conférence de Statistique Canada sur l’état des connaissances en économie du travail appliquée
Sponsored by Statistics Canada
Chair Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
Speaker Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
  Learning about Child Development, One Labour Market Policy at a Time

Sat 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
PEF Annual General Meeting
Assemblée générale annuelle

Sat 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
Purvis Luncheon
Déjeuner-conférence Purvis
Sponsored by Centre Interuniversitaire sur le Risque, les Politiques Économiques et l'Emploi
Chair Jean-Yves Duclos (Universite Laval)
Speaker David Levine (Washington University in St. Louis)
  Competition, Innovation, and Intellectual Property

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
PEF IV: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic Issues
Approches interdisciplinaires aux enjeux économiques
Organizer John Smithin (York University)
Chair John Smithin (York University)
Presentations Economic and Sociological Theories of Money [abstract]
    Heiner Ganssmann (Free University of Berlin)
  Confronting Uncertainty: The Fragility of Financial Institutions in Structuring Social Interaction [abstract]
    Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
    Gervan Fearon (York University)
  Economics and Politics [abstract]
    John Smithin (York University)
  Alternative Approaches to the Affordability of Low-Income Housing [abstract]
    Nick Falvo (York University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH II: Canadian Economic History
Histoire économique du Canada
Organizer Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Chair Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
Presentations From the One-Room School to High School: The Provision of Education in British Columbia, 1900-1950 [abstract]
    Chris Minns (London School of Economics)
    Mary Mackinnon (McGill University)
  World War I and the Expansion of Canadian Wheat Supply [abstract]
    Byron Lew (Trent University)
    Marvin McInnis (Queen's University)
  The Economic Assimilation of Urban Immigrants in Canada During the Wheat Boom Era of 1896-1913 [abstract]
    Jason Dean (McGill University)
Discussants David P Byrne (Queens University)
  Kris Inwood (University of Guelph)
  Barry Lesser (Dalhousie University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG II: Institutions, Growth and Poverty
Institutions, croissance et pauvreté
Organizer Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Chair Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Trade Winds, Coffee, and Historical Development [abstract]
    Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto)
  Population Growth and Rising Dowries: The Long-Run Mechanism of a Marriage Squeeze [abstract]
    Sudeshna Maitra (York University)
  Growth with Equity is Better for the Poor [abstract]
    Sami Bibi (University of Laval)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Applications of Game Theory II
Applications de la théorie des jeux
Chair Antonio Doblas-Madrid (Michigan State University)
Presentations Herd Behavior in Efficient Financial Markets [abstract]
    Andreas Park (University of Toronto)
    Hamid Sabourian (Cambridge University)
  Simultaneous Signaling in Elimination Contests [abstract]
    Jun Zhang (Queen's University)
  Efficient R&D Delegation [abstract]
    Etienne B. de Villemeur (University of Toulouse)
    Bruno Versaevel (E.M. Lyon)
Discussants Antonio Doblas-Madrid (Michigan State University)
  Rene Kirkegaard (Brock University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Volatility and Trade
Volatilité et commerce
Chair Julian di Giovanni (International Monetary Fund)
Presentations Financial Crises and International Trade: The Long Way to Recovery [abstract]
    Nicolas Berman (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  The Risk Content of Exports [abstract]
    Julian di Giovanni (International Monetary Fund)
    Andrei A. Levchenko (International Monetary Fund)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Housing Economics
Économie du logement
Chair Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
Presentations Business Cycles, Housing Prices and Land Sale Policies [abstract]
    Francis Cheung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Shawn Ni (University of Missouri - Columbia)
  The Effects of House Price Uncertainty on Housing [abstract]
    Lu Han (University of Toronto)
  Another Look at Housing Wealth Effects in Canada [abstract]
    Lise Pichette (Bank of Canada)
    Alain Guay (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Discussants Martin Altemeyer-Bartscher (Chemnitz University of Technology)
  Lu Han (University of Toronto)
  Marion Steele (University of Guelph)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Productivity
Productivité
Chair Pierre-Yves Cremieux (Analysis Group)
Presentations Service Sector Driven Growth in Low Income Countries [abstract]
    Rubina Verma (University of Southern California)
  Offshoring and Productivity: An Industry Analysis [abstract]
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Henrique do Livramento (Micro-Economic Policy Analysis Branch)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Investments in Children II
Investissements dans les enfants II
Chair Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
Presentations Investment in Human Capital and the Family Gap [abstract]
    Philippe Belley (University of Western Ontario)
  Do Children Keep Mothers from Developing their Careers? Evidence Using State Kindergarten Entrance Age Laws [abstract]
    Rashmi Barua (Boston University)
  Intergenerational Mobility in Educational Attainment Among the Children of Canadian Immigrants [abstract]
    Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
    Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
    Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
  David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Trade and Environment
Commerce et environnement
Chair Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Corruption and Conflict in the Management of Renewable Resources [abstract]
    Horatiu Rus (University of British Columbia)
  Environmental Taxation and Trade Liberalization in Environmental Goods and Services [abstract]
    Alain-Désiré Nimubona (HEC Montréal)
  Static and Dynamic Impications of the MFN Clause on the Environment [abstract]
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
    Halis Murat Yildiz (Ryerson University)
Discussants Melvin Cross (Dalhousie University)
  Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Jason Stevens (Dalhousie University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada: New Developments In Monetary Policy Design
Banque du Canada: Nouveaux progrès dans la conception de la politique monétaire
Organizer Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
Chair Sheryl Kennedy (Bank of Canada)
Presentations How Much Inflation is Necessary to Grease the Wheels? [abstract]
    Jinill Kim (Federal Reserve Board)
    Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
  Price Level Targeting, Wage Indexation and Welfare [abstract]
    Steven Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Peter Ireland (Boston College)
  Trend Inflation, Wage and Price Dispersion and Welfare [abstract]
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Kevin Moran (Laval University)
    Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
    Andrew Rennison (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Craig Burnside (Duke University)
  Nicolas Vincent (Northwestern University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Finance V
Finance empirique V
Chair Bertille Antoine (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Portfolio Selection With Estimation Risk: A Test-Based Approach [abstract]
    Bertille Antoine (Université de Montréal)
  Consumption Volatility and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns [abstract]
    Roméo Tédongap (Université de Montréal, CIREQ and CIRANO)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Estimation Theory I
Théorie de l’estimation I
Chair Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The Information Content of Implied Probabilities [abstract]
    Jean-François Lamarche (Brock University)
    Alain Guay (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Generalized Empirical Likelihood for a Continuum of Moment Conditions [abstract]
    Pierre Chaussé (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  Robust Average Derivative Estimation [abstract]
    Marcia Schafgans (London School of Economics)
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
Discussants Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
  Vadim Marmer (University of British Columbia)
  Yiguo Sun (University of Guelph)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Advances in Microeconomic Theory
Progrès en théorie microéconomique
Chair Hikmet Gunay (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Predatory Bidding in Sequential Auctions [abstract]
    Xin Meng (University of Manitoba)
    Hikmet Gunay (University of Manitoba)
  Learning with periodic signals [abstract]
    Mehmet Dalkir (University of New Brunswick)
  The Technological Effect in Cost Sharing Problems [abstract]
    Christian Trudeau (Université de Montréal)
Discussants Adian McFarlane (University of Manitoba)
  Christian Trudeau (Université de Montréal)
  John A. Weymark (Vanderbilt University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Issues in Business Cycles II
Enjeux liés aux cycles économiques II
Chair Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
Presentations Reexamination of Real Business Cycle in A Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Zuzana Janko (University of Calgary)
    Jang-Ting Guo (University of California, Riverside)
  Rediscounting Under Aggregate Risk With Moral Hazard [abstract]
    James Chapman (Bank of Canada)
    Antoine Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  World Real Interest Rates: A Global Savings and Investment Perspective [abstract]
    Brigitte Desroches (Bank of Canada)
    Michael Francis (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
  Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario, CIAR)
  Jean-Francois Nadeau (University of British Columbia)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Trade Cost and Integration
Coût de transaction et intégration
Chair Michael Benarroch (University of Winnipeg)
Presentations Die Another Day: Duration in German Import Trade [abstract]
    Volker Nitsch (ETH Zurich)
  Chinese Accession To The Wto: Economic Implications For Canada And China [abstract]
    Ghosh Madamohan (Department of Finance)
    Rao Someshwar (Industry Canada)
  Impact of Offshoring on the Canada-U.S. Trade Structure: An Empirical Investigation [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
    Anik Dufour (Industry Canada)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Trien Nguyen (University of Waterloo)
  Volker Nitsch (ETH Zurich)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture
Conférences sur l'état des connaisance
Sponsored by Bank of Canada / Banque du Canada
Chair Angelo Melino (University of Toronto)
Speaker John Campbell (Harvard)
  Estimating the Equity Premium

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
PEF V: The State and Economy
L’État et l’économie
Organizer Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)
Chair Brian Maclean (Laurentian University)
Presentations Economically Targetted Investments, Union Pension Funds, and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada [abstract]
    John Loxley (University of Manitoba)
  TILMA: A Case of Investor Rights [abstract]
    Marc Lee (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  Effects of Globalisation on Social Public Expenditures and Tax Revenues in OECD Countries [abstract]
    Jesse Hajer (University of Manitoba)
  An Invasive Stage of Capitalism? [abstract]
    Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)
    Robert Chernomas (University of Manitoba)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH III: U.S and International Economic History
Richesse et inégalité dans l’histoire économique
Organizer Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations Bend it Like Beckham: Labor Supply in Fifty Countries, 1890-1900 [abstract]
    Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
    Michael Huberman (Université de Montréal)
  Explorations in the Official Register: Statistical Analyses of Postmaster Compensation Data From 19th Century New Hampshire [abstract]
    Thomas Velk (McGill University)
    Terence Hines (Pace University)
  The Business Press and Prohibition in the United States [abstract]
    Ranjit Dighe (State University of New York at Oswego)
Discussants Ranjit Dighe (State University of New York at Oswego)
  Mary Mackinnon (McGill University)
  Thomas Velk (McGill University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CDSG III: Topics In Development
Sujets liés au développement
Organizer Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Chair Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
Presentations Ambiguity Aversion as a Predictor of Technology Choice: Experimental Evidence from Peru [abstract]
    Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
    Javier Escobal (Group for the Analysis of Development)
  Assessing Pro-Poor, with Application to Mexico [abstract]
    Jean-Yves Duclos (Universite Laval)
    Abdelkrim Araar (Universite Laval)
    Mathieu Audet (World Bank)
    Paul Makdissi (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Foreign Aid and Institution Reforms [abstract]
    Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
    Désiré Vencatachellum (African Development Bank)
  Determinants of Remittances from Recent Canadian Immigrants [abstract]
    Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
    Per Unheim (Carleton University, FOCAL)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
HRSDC II: Issues of Literacy Among Canadians
Enjeux liés à la littératie des Canadiens
Organizer Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
Chair Patrick Bussière (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Presentations Literacy, workforce and labour market in Canada [abstract]
    Bagala Biswal (Human Resource and Social Development)
    Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources And Social Development Canada)
  The Determinants of Literacy and Numeracy for the Canadian Immigrants [abstract]
    Chris Li (National Learning Policy)
    Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources And Social Development Canada)
  How Prepared are Older Workers (55-65) and Seniors (65+) for the Knowledge-Based Economy?
    Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources And Social Development Canada)
    Bagala Biswal (Human Resource and Social Development)
Discussants Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Canadian Labour Markets
Marchés canadiens du travail
Chair David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Unfair Labour Practices in Canada 1980 to 2005 [abstract]
    Susan Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Earnings Inequality and Earnings Instability of Immigrants in Canada [abstract]
    Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
  Adjusting to the Optimal Claim: Learning Effects for EI Benefits in Canada [abstract]
    David Gray (University of Ottawa)
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants David Gray (University of Ottawa)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
How to Talk to the Media
Comment parler aux medias
Chair Bill Watson (McGill University)
Panelists Bruce Little ( )
  Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
  William Robson (C. D. Howe Institute)
  Bill Watson (McGill University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Alleviating Poverty II
Lutter contre la pauvreté
Chair William Warburton (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Participatory Governance and Pro-Poor Targeting: Evidence from Central India [abstract]
    Neha Neha (Boston University)
  Microcrédit individuel et pression sociale : le rôle du garant [abstract]
    Baptiste Venet (Université Paris Dauphine)
    Laure Jaunaux (University of Paris Dauphine)
  Child Poverty, Generational Mobility and the One Child Policy in Urban China. [abstract]
    Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
    Leo Wah Teng (St. Francis Xavier University)
Discussants Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
  Daniel Parent (McGill University)
  William Warburton (University of British Columbia)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of Crime
Économie du crime
Chair Leo Wah Teng (St. Francis Xavier University)
Presentations Economics of Crime Networks [abstract]
    Alexander Karaivanov (Simon Fraser University)
    Stephen Easton (Simon Fraser University)
  The External Effects of Black-Male Incarceration on Black Females [abstract]
    Stephane Mechoulan (University of Toronto)
  Australian Firearms Laws and Suicide Rates [abstract]
    Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Resource Economics
Économie des ressources
Chair Denise Young (University of Alberta)
Presentations Switching to a Sustainable Efficient Extraction Path [abstract]
    Andrei Bazhanov (Queen's University)
  An Asset Pricing Approach to Non-renewable Resource Extraction [abstract]
    Jason Stevens (Dalhousie University)
  Energy Shadow Value as an Economic Measure of Energy Efficiency: An Intuitive and Theoretical Perspective [abstract]
    Asgar Khademvatani (University of Calgary)
    Daniel V. Gordon (University of Calgary)
Discussants Joshua Anyangah (University of Lethbridge)
  Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Louise Lavoie (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG V: Business Cycles
Cycles économiques
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Shigeru Fujita (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
Presentations Believe It or Not! The 1930s was a Tecnologically Progessive Decade
    Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Driving Forces of the Canadian Economy: An Accounting Exercise
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
    Simona Cociuba (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Fed)
  The Cyclicality of Worker Flows and Vacancies: Evidence from the Agnostic Indentification Approach
    Shigeru Fujita (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Urban Economics
Économie urbaine empirique
Chair Christopher Barrington-Leigh (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Logit Mixture Modelling of Home-to-Work Travel Choice in the Greater Toronto Area [abstract]
    Dalibor Stevanovic (Université de Montréal)
    Denis Bolduc (Laval University)
  Detecting Housing Submarkets using Unsupervised Learning of Finite Mixture Models [abstract]
    Christos Ntantamis (McGill University)
  Subjective Well-Being and the Empirical Resolution of Geographic Reference Groups [abstract]
    Christopher Barrington-Leigh (University of British Columbia)
    John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Jason Dean (McGill University)
  Ross Hickey (Simon Fraser University)
  Marion Steele (University of Guelph)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Estimation Theory II
Théorie de l’estimation II
Chair Firmin Doko (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
Presentations Small Sample Properties of Nonlinear DID and Semiparametric MPH Estimators Used to Construct Counterfactual Distributions for Duration Outcome Variables [abstract]
    Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
  On Bayesian Analysis and Computation for Functions with Monotonicity and Curvature Restrictions [abstract]
    William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
  The Power of Structural VARs [abstract]
    Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Health Economics II
Économie de la santé II
Chair Daniel Parent (McGill University)
Presentations Optimal Cancer Screening [abstract]
    Javier Gonzalez (University of Pennsylvania)
  Determinants of General Practitioner Utilization [abstract]
    Logan McLeod (McMaster University)
  Do Physician Remuneration Schemes Matter? The Case of Canadian Family Physicians [abstract]
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
    Sisira Sarma (Health Canada)
Discussants Stephen Gordon (Université Laval)
  Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
  Dominika Wranik (Dalhousie University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Investments and Business Cycles I
Investissements et cycles économiques I
Chair Caterina Mendicino (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Housing Market Cycles and Duration Dependence in the United States and Canada [abstract]
    Ilan Kolet (Bank of Canada)
    Rose Cunningham (Bank of Canada)
  Firm Dynamics, Bankruptcy Laws and Total Factor Productivity [abstract]
    Hajime Tomura (Bank of Canada)
  International Real Business Cycles with Investment-Specific Technology Shocks [abstract]
    Sharif Khan (Queen's University)
Discussants Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
  Jinill Kim (Federal Reserve Board)
  Jim MacGee (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Litigation and Economics
Litige et science économique
Organizer Jimmy Royer (Analysis Group)
Chair Jimmy Royer (Analysis Group)
Presentations Do Mutual Fund Investors Care about Fees? [abstract]
    Stanley Ornstein (Analysis Group, Inc.)
    Michael Koehn (Analysis Group Inc.)
    Glenn Hubbard (Colombia University NY)
    Marc Van Audenrode (Analysis Group, Inc.)
  Potential Competition and the Prices of Network Goods: Desktop Software [abstract]
    Marc Van Audenrode (Analysis Group, Inc.)
    Robert Hall (Stanford)
    Jimmy Royer (Analysis Group)
  The Dynamics of Marketing Effort and Drug Market Penetration [abstract]
    Rebecca Kirk (Analysis Group, Inc.)
    Pierre-Yves Cremieux (Analysis Group)
    Robert Pindyck (MIT)
    Jimmy Royer (Analysis Group)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Intertemporal Public Economics
Économie publique intertemporelle
Chair Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)
Presentations The General Equilibrium Welfare Value of Social Security in the Presence of Disability [abstract]
    Laura Turner (University of British Columbia)
  Entrepreneurship and Labor Market Policies [abstract]
    Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)
    Herbert Schuetze (University of Victoria)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture
Conférences sur l'état des connaisance
Sponsored by TARGET
Chair Gilles Duranton (University of Toronto)
Speaker Esteban A. Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)
  Trading Tasks: The International Organization of Production

Sat 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
CEA Presidential Address
Discours de la présidente de l'ACE
Sponsored by Analysis Group / Groupe d'Analyse, Ltée.
Chair Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
Speaker Gérard Gaudet (Université de Montréal)
  Natural Resource Economics under the Rule of Hotelling

Sat 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
Analysis Group Reception
Réception du Groupe d'Analyse, Ltée.
Sponsored by Analysis Group / Groupe d'Analyse, Ltée.

Sat 20:00 - 23:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH Dinner
To pre-register contact Marina Adshade marina.adshade@dal.ca or see Marina at CNEH sessions Friday & Saturday

 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, June 3, 2007

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CSGB: Industrial Organization Theory
Théorie de l’organisation industrielle
Chair Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
Presentations Market Power in Natural Gas Storage [abstract]
    Roger Ware (Queen's University)
    David Brown (Ontario Energy Board)
  Long-Term Contracts as Barriers to Entry with Differentiated Products [abstract]
    Sebnem Ucar (University of British Columbia)
  On Exclusive Contracts as Barriers to Entry [abstract]
    Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia)
    Ran Jing (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Ken Corts (University of Toronto)
  Andrew Eckert (University of Alberta)
  Lester Kwong (Brock University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Finance I
Finance internationale I
Chair Jun Yang (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Commodity Currencies and Equity Flows [abstract]
    Maxym Chaban (University of Saskatchewan)
  A No-Arbitrage Analysis of Macroeconomic Determinants of Term Structures and the Exchange Rate [abstract]
    Jun Yang (Bank of Canada)
    Fousseni Chabi-Yo (Bank of Canada)
  The Forward Premium Puzzle only Emerges Gradually [abstract]
    Kerstin Bernoth (De Nederlandsche Bank)
    Casper de Vries (Erasmus University of Rotterdam)
    Jürgen von Hagen (University of Bonn)
Discussants Kerstin Bernoth (De Nederlandsche Bank)
  Maxym Chaban (University of Saskatchewan)
  Jun Yang (Bank of Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PEF VI: Inequality
Inégalité
Sponsored by PEF & Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Organizer Ellen Russell (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Chair Marc Lee (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Panelists Mathieu Dufour (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
  James Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
  Ellen Russell (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  Armine Yalnizyan (Community Social Planning Council of Toronto)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
MESA/CMSF I: Family Background and Access to PSE
Antécédents familiaux et accès aux EPS
Organizer Anne Motte (Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation)
Chair Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations How Parental Income and Education Levels Affect Post-Secondary Attendance in Canada [abstract]
    Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)
    Jane Li (University of Guelph)
    Louis Christofides (University of Cyprus)
    Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph)
  Student Background and Access to Post-Secondary Education in Canada: New Evidence from the YITS [abstract]
    Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  Access to Postsecondary Education: Can Quality Schools Compensate for Socioeconomic Disadvantage? [abstract]
    George Frempong (York University)
    Joseph Mensah (York University)
    Ma Xin (University of Kentucky)
Discussants Marc Frenette (Federal Government)
  Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Immigration, Trade and the Labour Market
Immigration, commerce et marché du travail
Chair Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations High-Skilled Immigrants, the Skill Premium and Investment in Human Capital in Canada: A General Equilibrium Analysis [abstract]
    Bruno Rainville (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Simon Harvey (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Changes in Relative Wages and Employment of Science and Technology Workers in Canada and the US: The Role of Supply and Demand Factors [abstract]
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
    Francois Rimbaud (Industry Canada)
  Effects of Immigration on the Extensive and Intensive Margins of Trade: Evidence from Canada [abstract]
    Shan Jiang (University of Calgary)
Discussants Natalya Dygalo (University of Saskatchewan)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economics and Politics of International Organization
Économie et politique des organisations internationales
Organizer Axel Dreher (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Chair Axel Dreher (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Presentations Does Membership on the UN Security Council Influence IMF Decisions? Evidence from Panel Data [abstract]
    Axel Dreher (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
    Jan-Egbert Sturm (ETH Zurich)
    James Vreeland (Yale University)
  The GATT/WTO as a Public Good [abstract]
    Martin Gassebner (ETH Zurich)
    Alexander Keck (World Trade Organization)
    Robert Teh (World Trade Organization)
  The Political Economy of Conditionality: An Empirical Analysis of World Bank Enforcement [abstract]
    Christopher Kilby (Vassar College)
  The politics of IMF Forecast [abstract]
    Axel Dreher (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
    Silvia Marchesi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
    James Vreeland (Yale University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
IDRM: Defense Economics
Économie de la défense
Organizer Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)
Chair Binyam Solomon (DRDC CORA)
Presentations Contract Delays and Their Impact on Shareholder Wealth for Department of Defense Contractors [abstract]
    Jeff Smith (Air Force Institute of Technology)
    Jackie Leskowich (Air Force Institute of Technology)
  Terrorist Backlash, Terrorism Mitigation, and Policy Delegation [abstract]
    Kevin Siqueira (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Todd Sandler (University of Texas at Dallas)
  Threats and the Demand for Defence and Security [abstract]
    Lawrence McDonough (Royal Military College of Canada)
    Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College of Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Innovation and Technology Spillovers
Effets de débordement dans l’innovation et la technologie
Organizer Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
Chair Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
Presentations Private and Social Returns to R&D: How Different Are They across Industries? [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Are Firms that Received R&D Grants More Innovative? [abstract]
    Charles Bérubé (Industry Canada)
    Pierre Mohnen (Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT)
  The Determinants of Canada's R&D Productivity, o32 [abstract]
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Micro-Economic Policy Analysis Branch)
    Peter Syntetos (Industry Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Canada in the North American Economy
Le Canada dans l’économie nord-américaine
Organizer Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Chair Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Panelists Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
  Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
  Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)
  William Robson (C. D. Howe Institute)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Theoretical Political Economy I
Économie politique théorique I
Chair Jun Zhang (Queen's University)
Presentations The Public Economics of Forecasting and Insurance [abstract]
    Al Slivinski (University of Western Ontario)
    Al Slivinski (University of Western Ontario)
    James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
  Intertwined Federalism: Accountability Problems under Partial Decentralization [abstract]
    Marcelin Joanis (University of Toronto)
Discussants Jean Guillaume Forand (University of Toronto)
  Yukihiro Nishimura (Yokohama National University and Queen's University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG VI: Topics in International Macroeconomics
Sujets liés à la macroéconomie internationale
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Zhe Li (University of Toronto)
Presentations The Unbalanced Growth in the Open Economy
    Xiaopeng Yin (University of Windsor)
  Revisiting Cross Country Correlations Anomalies
    Marc-Andre Letendre (McMaster/Queen's University)
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)
    Daqing Luo ( )
  Curbing Air Emissions with Productivity Dispersion
    Zhe Li (University of Toronto)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Investment, Research and Development
Investissement, recherche et développement
Chair Kenneth Carlaw (University of British Columbia)
Presentations R&D Races and Spillovers Between the EU and the US: Some Causal Evidence [abstract]
    Erdal Atukeren (KOF - ETH Zurich)
  Investment, Cash Flow and Value: A Neoclassical Benchmark [abstract]
    Nicolas Vincent (Northwestern University)
    Janice Eberly (Kellogg School of Management)
    Sergio Rebelo (Kellogg School of Management)
  Privatization and Capital Formation in Developing Countries [abstract]
    Abdella Abdou (Brandon University)
    Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Regulating Environment
Réglementer l’environnement
Chair Joshua Anyangah (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations Information Disclosure and Lender Liability [abstract]
    Joshua Anyangah (University of Lethbridge)
  Soil Erosion and Spatial Instruments in a Riverway Ecosystem [abstract]
    Walid Marrouch (HEC Montréal)
    Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné (HEC Montréal)
  A Solution to the Problem of Externalities when Agents are Well-Informed: Another Comment [abstract]
    Steffen Ziss (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Investments and Business Cycles II
Investissements et cycles économiques II
Chair Maher M Khaznaji (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations The Spirit of Capitalism and Expectation Driven Business Cycles [abstract]
    Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)
  The Aggregate Value of Securities and Capital Accumulation [abstract]
    Nazim Belhocine (Queen's University)
  Does FDI Accelerate Economic Growth? The OECD Experience Based on Panel Data Estimates for the Period 1980-2004 [abstract]
    Ghosh Madamohan (Department of Finance)
    Weimin Wang (Microeconomic Policy Analysis)
Discussants Mehmet Dalkir (University of New Brunswick)
  Koo Woong Park (Seoul National University)
  Malik Shukayev (Bank of Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economic Theory II: Cheap Talk
Théorie économique II: Cheap Talk
Sponsored by CETC
Chair Bernard Lebrun (York University)
Presentations Confidence and Competence in Expertise [abstract]
    Kohei Kawamura (University of Oxford)
  Multi-Sender Cheap Talk with Restricted State Space [abstract]
    Satoru Takahashi (Harvard University)
    Attila Ambrus (Harvard University)
  Informative Cheap Talk Equilibria as Fixed Points [abstract]
    Sidartha Gordon (Université de Montréal)
Discussants Kohei Kawamura (University of Oxford)
  Ming Li (Concordia University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture
Conférences sur l'état des connaisances
Sponsored by CLSRN
Chair Shannon Seitz (Boston College)
Speaker Shelly Lundberg (University of Washington)
  The Empirical Content of Household Bargaining Models

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Search and Networks in Industrial Organization
Prospection et réseaux en organisation industrielle
Chair Ming Li (Concordia University)
Presentations The Economics of Airline Network Configurations [abstract]
    Carlene Belford (McGill University)
  Advertising and Coordination with Social Goods [abstract]
    Jonathan Rosborough (The University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Etienne B. de Villemeur (University of Toulouse)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Finance II
Finance internationale II
Chair Rokon Bhuiyan (Queen's University)
Presentations The Effect of China on Global Inflation [abstract]
    Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
    Carlos De Resende (Banque du Canada)
    Yang Zhang (Bank of Canada)
  A Value-at-Risk Approach to Assess Exchange Risk Associated to a Public Debt Portfolio: The Case of a Small Developing Economy [abstract]
    Wissem Ajili (University of Paris Dauphine)
  Welfare Effects of Commodity Price and Exchange Rate Volatilities in [abstract]
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Maxym Chaban (University of Saskatchewan)
  Julian di Giovanni (International Monetary Fund)
  Tommy Tung On Wu (Queen's University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF: Inaugural John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture
Leçon inaugurale John Kenneth Galbraith
Speaker James Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
MESA/CMSF II: PSE Persistence
Persévérance au niveau postsecondaire
Organizer Anne Motte (Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation)
Chair Arthur Sweetman (Queen's University)
Presentations Interprovincial Variation in University Tuition and University Attendance Decisions: Evidence from Cohort B of the Youth in Transition Survey in Canada [abstract]
    David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  The Patterns of Persistence in Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Evidence from the YITS [abstract]
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
    Theresa Qiu (Statistics Canada)
  Student Employment and PSE Persitence: Working till you drop 'out'? [abstract]
    Anne Motte (Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation)
    Saul Schwartz (Carleton University)
Discussants Patrick Bussière (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Jorgen Hansen (Concordia University)
  Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Time Use in Canada
Emploi du temps au Canada
Chair Stéphane Gascon (Human Resources Social Development Canada)
Presentations Does the Labour Supply of Canadian Wives Respond to Husbands' Wages? Evidence from Grouped Data [abstract]
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
    Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
  Work, Rest, and Play: Exploring Trends in Market Work, Non-Market Work, and Leisure in Canada and the U.S., 1986-2005 [abstract]
    Adian McFarlane (University of Manitoba)
    Lindsay Tedds (University of Manitoba)
  Intergenerational Private Transfers in Canada-Retirement, Transfers in Time and Well-Being [abstract]
    Elsa Fontainha (Technical University of Lisbon)
    Andrew Harvey (St. Mary's University)
Discussants Dany Brouillette (Laval University)
  Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (Statistics Canada)
  Andrija Popovic (Human Resources Social Development Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Health Economics IV
Économie de la santé IV
Chair Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Distributional Effects Of "Needs-Based" Drug Subsidies [abstract]
    Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
    Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
    Jeff Racine (McMaster University)
  The Healthy Immigrant Effect And Immigrant Selection: Evidence From Four Countries [abstract]
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
    Steven Kennedy (Australian Treasury)
    Nicholas Biddle (Australian National University)
  Understanding the Income Gradient in Children's Physical Health: Revisiting the Canadian Case [abstract]
    Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
Discussants Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  Lilani Kumaranayake (Dalhousie University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH IV: Marriage and Feasting
Mariage et festin
Organizer Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Chair Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
Presentations The Origin of the Institutions of Marriage [abstract]
    Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
    Brooks A. Kaiser (Gettysburg College)
  On the Role of Feasting in Big Man Collectivities [abstract]
    Scott Skjei (Simon Fraser University)
  Social Entrepreneurs: The Catalyst for Socio-Economic Change [abstract]
    Heather Martin (CBDC Blue Water)
    Julia Sagebien (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Santo Dodaro (Saint Francis Xavier)
  Brooks A. Kaiser (Gettysburg College)
  Leo Wah Teng (St. Francis Xavier University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Productivity Studies
Études sur la productivité
Chair Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Accounting for Productivity Differences in Developing Country Agriculture [abstract]
    Melanie O'Gorman (University of Winnipeg)
  Investment and Long-term Productivity Growth in the Canadian Business Sector [abstract]
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Rao Someshwar (Industry Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Innovation: Theory
Innovation: Théorie
Chair Eric Jahn (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Presentations R&D Competition and Strategic Trade Restrictions in the Market forTechnology [abstract]
    Eric Jahn (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    Patrick Herbst (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  Optimal Patent Breadth: Quantifying the Welfare Effects of Insufficient Patent Breadth [abstract]
    Chu Angus (University of Michigan)
Discussants Ning Huang (The University of British Columbia)
  James Thompson (Queen's University)

Sun 10:30 - 11:45 Loc. TBA
CMSG VII: Macro-Labour
Macroéconomie du travail
Organizer Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)
  Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations The Heterogeniety and Dynamics of Individual Labor Supply over the Life Cycle: Facts and Theory
    Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
    Andres Erosa (University of Toronto)
    Luisa Fuster (University of Toronto)
  Job and Worker Flows in Europe and the U.S.: Specific Skills or Employment Protection?
    Alain Delacroix (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Etienne Wasmer (IEP Paris)
  The Business Cycle Implications of Reciprocity in labor Relations
    Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Family Economics
Analyse empirique de l’économie de la famille
Chair Stephane Mechoulan (University of Toronto)
Presentations Decision-Making by the Children of the NLS
    Shelly Lundberg (University of Washington)
    Jennifer Romich (University of Washington)
  Marriage Matching, Risk Sharing and Family Labor Supplies: An Empirical Framework [abstract]
    Shannon Seitz (Boston College)
    Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
    Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  Household Risk Sharing and Collective Labor Supply [abstract]
    Sisi Zhang (Boston College)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Environmental Economics
Sujets liés à l’économie de l’environnement
Chair Horatiu Rus (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Renewable Resources and Trading Neighbours: a Spatial Perspective [abstract]
    Horatiu Rus (University of British Columbia)
  Economic Valuation of Environmental Damages of Waste Sites. What can Meta-Analysis Tell Us about Variations in Amenity Costs Estimates? [abstract]
    Benoit Denis Cheze (EconomiX, University of Paris-X & ADEME)
Discussants Walid Marrouch (HEC Montréal)
  Varvara Rakova (Department of Finance)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies
Politiques monétaires et de taux de change
Chair Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
Presentations Expenditure-Switching Effect and the Exchange Rate Regime Debate [abstract]
    Wei Dong (Bank of Canada)
  Portfolio Choice and Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)
  A Common Currency for China, Japan and Korea?
    Kang-Soek Lee (Université d'Orléans)
Discussants Kang-Soek Lee (Université d'Orléans)
  Marc-Andre Letendre (McMaster/Queen's University)
  Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
IMF Surveillance Reform
Réforme de la surveillance du FMI
Sponsored by Bank of Canada
Organizer Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Chair John D Murray (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The IMF: Victim of its Own Success or Institutional Failure?
    Paul Masson (University of Toronto)
Panelists Carlo Cottarelli (International Monetary Fund)
  Javier Guzman (Banco de Mexico)
  Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)

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 lè l'Analyse de politiques

Sun 12:00 - 13:30 Loc. TBA
Galbraith Lecture Reception
Réception de la conférence Galbraith

Sun 13:30 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting 2
Conseil exécutif de l'ACE 2


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