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The Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting for 2008 will be held in Vancouver at UBC. The conference dates are Friday, June 6 to Sunday June 8, 2008, with some sessions (e.g. CLSRN) beginning on Thursday June 5th.

For the first time in many years we are meeting with the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, so there will be child-care, conference bags and a large beer tent.

The CEA invites anyone wishing to present a paper at the 2008 Meeting to submit an abstract by February 22, 2008. Abstracts in English or French must be submitted through the CEA's online registration form for paper presenters (click on the link for "Submit a Paper")

The abstract should be about 100-300 words. All fields of specialization within economics will be considered. You will receive a notification by e-mail once your paper is accepted (or rejected). Based on past experience, we expect a 50 to 60 percent acceptance rate.

By submitting an abstract, you also agree to serve as a discussant and/or program chair at other sessions within your area of specialization. The web form provides an opportunity to identify your areas of specialization. A participant may not present more than one paper. Consequently, you cannot register more than one paper for presentation unless a second paper is presented by a co-author who also is registered to participate in the conference.

In addition to registering an abstract through the web interface, full-length papers can be submitted either by providing a web link to a corresponding PDF file on the registration form, or by uploading a PDF file to the server by following the link on the bottom of the registration confirmation page. Paper/hard copy submissions will not be accepted. In all cases, presenters are required to provide to their session chair and discussant a copy of their paper (preferably electronically) at least 2 weeks prior to the conference.

Please note that in order to attend or present a paper, you must register for the conference. Registration can be made online through the conference website (click on the link for "Advance Registration"). We strongly encourage paper presenters to become members of the Canadian Economics Association. You may join the CEA and register after you find out whether your paper is accepted for presentation, but do not delay too long since late registration involves a higher fee. The last day for paper presenters to register is April 30th.

The CEA Program Chair for the 2008 conference is Professor Ralph A. Winter, Sauder School of Business, UBC. Please direct all inquires and correspondence to the Program Assistant:
     Jessie Lam
     c/o Sauder School of Business, UBC
     2053 Main Mall
     Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Groups or Organizations requesting a block of sessions need to contact Kathryn before February 8, 2008 to state their preferences as to the numbers of sessions they would like to sponsor and organize. The conference website contains further information (Click on "Session Organizers").


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