CEA 42nd Annual Meetings
Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8, 2008
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
 
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Current as of Friday, June 6, 2008 - Please watch for updates
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thu 08:45 - 10:15 Loc. TBA
CLSRN 1: Social Capital and Spillovers
Chair Cliff Halliwall (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Presentations Neighours' Effects on Consumption: Estimates from the Dutch Post Code Lottery
    Peter Kuhn (U C Santa Barbara)
  Social capital and wages outcome of recent immigrants to Canada [abstract]
    Li Xue (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Sylvia Fuller (University of British Columbia)
  Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)

Thu 10:45 - 12:15 Loc. TBA
CLSRN 2: Data and Methods Isues in Evaluating Transfer Programs
Chair Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Presentations The Causes and Consequences of Unemployment Compensation Program generosity: What Do We Learn From Cross-National Analyses? [abstract]
    Michael Smith (McGill University)
    Heather Zhang (McGill University)
  Evaluating the Regression Discontinuity Design Using Experimental Data [abstract]
    Dan Black (Syracuse University)
    Jose Galdo (Syracuse University)
    Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
Discussants Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

Thu 13:30 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
SSHRC Open Panel Discussion: Capturing the Impact of Publicly Funded Research (Congress event)
CRSH Atelier ouvert sur l'initiative sur l'impact du savoir (événement du Congrès)
Sponsored by SSHRC
Panelists James Brander (University of British Columbia)
  Brian Cozzarin (Univ of Waterloo)
  John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  A. Abigail Payne (McMaster)

Thu 13:30 - 16:00 Loc. TBA
CLSRN 3: Health Impacts on Labour Supply and Education
Chair David Green (UBC)
Presentations The Impact of Health on Labour Supply over the Life Cycle [abstract]
    Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)
    Derek Hum (University of Manitoba)
    Eyob Fissuh (University of Manitoba)
  Disability Policies for an Aging Workforce: A Household-Level Analysis [abstract]
    Laura Turner (University of British Columbia)
    Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia)
  Using Genetic Lotteries within Families to Examine the Causal Impact of Poor Health on Academic Achievement [abstract]
    Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
    Jason Fletcher (Yale University)
Discussants Stephen Jones (McMaster University)
  Kathleen (Kate) Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
  Ben Sand (University of British Columbia)

Thu 14:30 - 16:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting I
Réunion du conseil exécutif de l'ACE I

Thu 16:15 - 17:45 Loc. TBA
CLSRN - Keynote Talk presented by Robert Moffitt
Presentations Inequality and Volatility in the U.S. and Canada
    Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins University)

Thu 16:30 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CEA AGM
AG de l'ACE

 
 
 
 
 
Friday, June 6, 2008

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Economic Issues: China and Japan
Chair Masao Nakamura (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Foreign and Domestic Equity Relationships and Firms' Internal Wages: Differential Impacts by Worker Ranks at Japanese Manufacturing Firms [abstract]
    Masao Nakamura (University of British Columbia)
    Hitoshi Hayami (Keio University, Fac. of Business & Com )
  Globalization, Poverty and Inequality in Urban China [abstract]
    Runjuan Liu (University of Alberta)
    Jun Han (University of Hong Kong)
    Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Discussants Naoto Jinji (Okayama University)
  Yao Li (University of Western Ontario)
  Doina Maria Radulescu (University of Munich)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Micro-Level Mechanisms and Macro-Level Dynamics
Mécanismes microéconomiques et dynamique macroéconomique
Organizer Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Labour Reallocation And Employment Volatility Through The Microscope [abstract]
    Theodore Panagiotidis (University of Macedonia)
    Gianlugi Pelloni (Università di Bologna, Rimini)
    Maurizio Mussoni (Faculty of Economics-Rimini )
  Optimal Capital Income Taxation with Housing [abstract]
    Makoto Nakajima (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  Corruption and the Size Distribution of Firms [abstract]
    Jonathan Goyette (University of British Columbia)
    Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Real Effects of Exchange Rate Fluctuations
Effets réels des fluctuations de taux de change
Chair Jen Baggs (University of Victoria)
Presentations The Impact of Real Exchange Rate Movements on Services Sector Firms [abstract]
    Jen Baggs (University of Victoria)
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
    Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
  Exchange Rate Volatility, Plant Turnover and Productivity [abstract]
    Ben Tomlin (Boston University)
Discussants Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
  Ben Tomlin (Boston University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
HRSDC 1 - Issues in Canadian Post-Secondary Education
RHDSC 1 - Questions reliées à l'éducation post secondaire au Canada
Organizer Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
Presentations Doctoral Education in Canada: Findings from the 2005-2006 Survey of Earned Doctorates [abstract]
    Darren King (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Judy Eisle-Culkin (Statistics Canada)
  Participation in post-secondary education: graduates, continuers and drop outs: results from YITS cycle 4 [abstract]
    Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
  Initial Program Choice in Postsecondary Education: The Impact of Math and Reading Performance [abstract]
    Justin Bayard (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Discussants Bagala Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN - Gender and the Labour Market
RFÉ - Égalité des sexes et marché du travail
Sponsored by CWEN
Organizer Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
Chair Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Trade Liberalization and the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Vietnam [abstract]
    Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  The Canadian National Child Benefit and parental work hours [abstract]
    Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Are Women Mostly Employed in Low - wage Industries? [abstract]
    Bharati Basu (Central Michigan University)
    Susan Pozo (Western Michigan University)
Discussants Siwan Anderson (University of British Columbia)
  Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
  Lihui Zhang (Dalhousie University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Population Health I
Santé des populations I
Chair Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Presentations How healthy are poor working-age Canadians? [abstract]
    Myriam Fortin (Human Resources and Social development Canada)
  The Mental Health of Immigrants and Minorities in Canada: Social and Economic Effects [abstract]
    Mengxuan Annie Xu (Government of Nova Scotia)
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Marijuana Consumption, Educational Outcomes and Labor Market Success: Evidence from Switzerland [abstract]
    Donata Bessey (University of Zurich)
    Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich)
Discussants Donata Bessey (University of Zurich)
  Myriam Fortin (Human Resources and Social development Canada)
  Mengxuan Annie Xu (Government of Nova Scotia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDESG (S.1) - Women and Children: India
GCED (S.1) - Femmes et enfants: l'Inde
Organizer Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Chair Wimal Rankaduwa (UPEI and Dalhousie)
Presentations The Economics of Child Trafficking: Evidence from India [abstract]
    Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec At Montreal)
    Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
    Flaubert Mbiekop (Cornell University)
    Stephane Pallage (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Gender and Opportunities - who gets to play and learn in Indian Families? [abstract]
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Sripad Motiram (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development R)
  Domestic Violence in Developing Countries: Theory, and Evidence from India [abstract]
    Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)
    Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Shilpi Kapur (Washington University in St Louis)
  Wimal Rankaduwa (UPEI and Dalhousie)
  Lindsay Tedds (University of Victoria)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Applied Econometrics
Sujets en économétrie appliquée
Chair Philip Merrigan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Biased Productivity improvement, Terms of Trade and Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate [abstract]
    Yunfa Zhu (University of Manitoba)
  Does Inflation in China Affect Canada? [abstract]
    Xue Zhao (Carleton University)
  Shadow Value Measure of Energy Efficiency Changes: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Industrial Sectors, 1958-2000 [abstract]
    Asgar Khademvatani (University of Calgary)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CEBERG - Investment Strategies and Information
CEBERG - Stratégies d'investissement et information
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Chair Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Presentations When Herding and Contrarianism Foster Market Efficiency: A Financial Trading Experiment [abstract]
    Andreas Park (University of Toronto)
    Daniel Sgroi (University of Warwick)
  Basic Financial Data and Behavior of Investors with Limited Knowledge of Finance: an Experimental Study [abstract]
    Yuri Khoroshilov (University of Ottawa)
  Informed and Uninformed Trading with Correlated Assets: An Experiment [abstract]
    Philippe Gregoire (Université Laval)
    Hui Huang (University of Victoria at Wellington)
    Jonathan Coupland (Université Laval)
Discussants Richard Martin (University Of Regina)
  Stephan Schott (Carleton University)
  John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Econometrics I: Inference for Poverty and Inequality Measures
Économétrie I : Inférence pour les mesures d'inégalité et de pauvreté
Chair Judith Clarke (University of Victoria)
Presentations On statistical inference for inequality measures calculated with complex survey data [abstract]
    Judith Clarke (University of Victoria)
    Nilanjana Roy (University of Victoria)
  Statistical Inference for Multi-dimensional Poverty Measures [abstract]
    Brennan Thompson (University of Guelph)
  Kernel Density Estimation Based on Grouped Data: The Case of Poverty Assessment [abstract]
    Camelia Minoiu (International Monetary Fund)
    Reddy Sanjay (Barnard-Columbia University)
Discussants Judith Clarke (University of Victoria)
  David Giles (University of Victoria)
  Brennan Thompson (University of Guelph)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CESG (I) - Estimation
CESG (I) - Estimation
Organizer John Abowd (Cornell University)
Chair Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
Presentations Properties and Estimation of Asymmetric Exponential Power Distribution [abstract]
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
    Dongming Zhu (Beijing University)
  Approximate Empirical Saddlepoint Approximations for Nonlinear Estimators [abstract]
    Gubhinder Kundhi (Carleton University)
    Paul Rilstone (York University)
  A Bayesian Mixed Logit-Probit Model for Multinomial Choice [abstract]
    Martin Burda (University of Toronto)
    Matthew C. Harding (Stanford University)
    Jerry Hausman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Asset Pricing
CMSG: Évaluation des actifs
Presentations Valuation Effects And The Dynamics Of Net External Assets [abstract]
    Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
    Alan Sutherland (University of St. Andrews)
  Asset Pricing in a Production Economy with Chew-Dekel Preferences [abstract]
    Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
    Claudio Campanale (Universidad de Alicante)
    Gian Luca Clementi (New York University)
  Understanding the Forward Premium Puzzle: A Microstructure Approach [abstract]
    Craig Burnside (Duke University)
    Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University)
    Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Intellectual Property Protection
Protection de la propriété intellectuelle
Chair Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
Presentations Canadian Patent Data: Exploring the Patent Applications of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office [abstract]
    Rashid Nikzad (University of Ottawa)
    Elias Collette (Canadian Intellectual Property Office)
  Intellectual Property Protection and Innovation [abstract]
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
  Effects of Blocking Patents on R&D: A Quantitative DGE Analysis [abstract]
    Angus C. Chu (Academia Sinica)
Discussants Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Carlos Serrano (University of Toronto)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Macroeconomics and Econometrics
La macroéconomique et l'économétrie empiriques
Chair John Galbraith (McGill University)
Presentations US Inflation Dynamics 1981-2007: 13,193 Quarterly Observations [abstract]
    Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
  Which Structural Parameters Are "Structural"? Identifying the Sources of Instabilities in Economic Models [abstract]
    Atsushi Inoue (University of British Columbia)
    Barbara Rossi (Duke University)
  Electronic transactions as high-frequency indicators of economic activity [abstract]
    John Galbraith (McGill University)
    Greg Tkacz (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Jean-Philippe Cayen (Banque du Canada)
  John Galbraith (McGill University)
  Richard Luger (Emory University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Monetary Policy Analysis
Analyse de la politique monétaire
Chair Shinichi Nishiyama (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Monetary Policy Lag, Zero Lower Bound, and Inflation Targeting [abstract]
    Shinichi Nishiyama (Bank of Canada)
  Do Staggered Wage Setting Outperform Staggered Price Setting: The Equivalence Result Revisited [abstract]
    Maher Khaznaji (Universite du Quebec A Montreal)
Discussants Matthew Doyle (University of Waterloo)
  Malik Shukavev (Bank of Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Innovation I
L'Économie de l'innovation I
Chair Can Erutku (Glendon College)
Presentations Licensing Innovations with Exclusive Contracts [abstract]
    Can Erutku (Glendon College)
    Armando Priegue Freire (CapGemini)
    Yves Richelle (Université de Montréal)
  Competition, Innovation and the Effect of Knowledge Accumulation [abstract]
    Alexander Steinmetz (University of Toronto)
  Non-Technological versus Technological Innovation - Evidence from Germany [abstract]
    Tobias Schmidt (Deutsche Bundesbank)
    Christian Rammer (Centre for European Economic Research)
Discussants Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
  Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir (University of Waterloo)
  Markus Herrmann (Université Laval)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Competition Policy
Politique en matière de concurrence
Sponsored by Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
Chair David Krause (Bell Canada)
Presentations Prohibitions of false claims and unsubstantiated claims: inducing information provision through competition policy [abstract]
    Kenneth Corts (University of Toronto)
  RPM as Exclusion: Did the U.S. Supreme Court Stumble Upon the Missing Theory of Harm? [abstract]
    Tim Brennan (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
  Naked Exclusion; An Experimental Study of Contracts with Externalities [abstract]
    Claudia M. Landeo (University of Alberta)
    Kathryn E. Spier (Harvard University)
Discussants Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
  Mariano Tappata (University of British Columbia)
  Roger Ware (Queen's University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Aid and Development Policy
La Politique d'aide au développement
Chair Hafiz Akhand (University of Regina)
Presentations Elements of effective approaches to bottom-up/community-based development [abstract]
    Brian Hull (Treasury Board-Canada)
  Politique de discrimination positive et pauvreté en Afrique du Sud [abstract]
    Helene Maisonnave (Universite de Rouen)
  Aid, Institutions and Development:: Recasting the Role of Foreign Aid [abstract]
    Hafiz Akhand (University of Regina)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Keynes at 125: Keynes and his Contemporaries and Rivals
Organizer Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations Keynes, Schumpeter and Hayek: the making of the poltical economy of the twentieth century. [abstract]
    Peter Clarke (University of Cambridge)
  Keynes and the LSE economists [abstract]
    Susan Howson (University Of Toronto)
Discussants Sheila Dow (University of Stirling)
  Richard Lipsey (Simon Fraser University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Social Discount Rates and Fiscal Incidence
Taux d'escompte sociaux et incidence fiscale
Chair David Burgess (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Removing Some Dissonance from the Social Discount Rate Debate [abstract]
    David Burgess (University of Western Ontario)
  The Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital for Canada - An Empirical Update [abstract]
    Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University)
    Chun-Yan Kuo (Queen's University)
  Fiscal Incidence When Welfare Matters: The Case of Subsidization of Home-care for the Elderly [abstract]
    Haizhen Mou (Carleton University)
    Stanley Winer (Carleton University)
Discussants Steven James (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)
  Melville McMillan (University of Alberta)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CLSRN 4 - Returns to Schooling
Chair Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
Presentations The Returns to Flexible Post-secondary Education: The effect of delaying School [abstract]
    Ana Ferrer (University of calgary)
    Alicia Menendez (University of Chicago)
  The Returns to Schooling on Reading, Mathematics, and Science Performance: Does Gender and Parental Income Matter? [abstract]
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Bill Warburton (University of British Columbia)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Environmental Economics I
Sujets en économie environnementale I
Chair Andrei Bazhanov (Queen's University)
Presentations The extraction-saving relationship for sustainable growth [abstract]
    Andrei Bazhanov (Queen's University)
  Growth of an integrated economy of humans and renewable biological resources [abstract]
    Liaila Tajibaeva (Ryerson University)
  PV-optimality and sustainability revisited [abstract]
    Bin Hu (University of Guelph)
Discussants Andrei Bazhanov (Queen's University)
  Bin Hu (University of Guelph)
  Jason Stevens (Dalhousie University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Computational Economics
Économie de calcul
Chair Yaz Terajima (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Inflation Targeting and Price-Level-Path Targeting in the Global Economy Model: Some Further Considerations from the Global Commodity and Oil Markets [abstract]
    Dirk Muir (Bank of Canada)
    Don Coletti (Bank of Canada)
    Rene Lalonde (Bank of Canada)
    Paul Masson (Rotman School of Management)
  How Does Income Inequality Affect Market Outcomes in Vertically Differentiated Markets? [abstract]
    Anna Yurko (University of Texas at Austin)
  The performance of Tunisia's bank : evaluation by a DEA model [abstract]
    Haykel Hadj Salem (Economie Appliquée et Simulation)
    Boutheina Bannour (Economie Appliquée et Simulation)
Discussants Shubhasis Dey (Bank of Canada)
  Yaz Terajima (Bank of Canada)
  Alexander L Wolman (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Impact of Parental Employment Decisions and Birth Order on Children's Outcomes
Impact des décisions des parents sur les résultats des enfants
Chair Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
Presentations The Effect of Maternal Work On Adolescent Educational Outcomes In 41 Countries [abstract]
    Coady Wing (Syracuse University)
  Long-term Effects of Maternal Employment on Daughter's Labour Market Outcomes: New Intergenerational Evidence for Canada [abstract]
    Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
    Catherine Deri-Armstrong (University of Ottawa)
    Jennifer Stewart (Carleton University)
  The Early Bird gets the Worm? Birth Order Effects in a Dynamic Model of the Family [abstract]
    Linda Welling (University of Victoria)
    Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
Discussants Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
  Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
  David Gray (University of Ottawa)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Employment Patterns of Older Workers
Structures d'emploi chez les travailleurs plus agés
Chair James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)
Presentations Have Employment Patterns of Older Displaced Workers Improved Over the Last Two Decades? [abstract]
    Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Is There a Mandatory Retirement Effect for Canadian Immigrants? [abstract]
    James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)
    Hugh Grant (University of Winnipeg)
  Movement into Self-Employment During the Years of Transition to Retirement [abstract]
    Leroy Stone (Statistics Canada)
    Hasheem Nouroz (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Joyce Jacobsen (Wesleyan University)
  Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Financial Institutions and Stability
Institutions financières et stabilité
Chair Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations Unequal Treatment of Financial Institutions: A Study of Liquidity and Stability [abstract]
    James Thompson (Queen's University)
    Frank Milne (Queen's University)
  The Subprime Crisis: Irrational Exuberance or Rational Error [abstract]
    Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
    Clyde Martin (Texas Tech University)
Discussants Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
  Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
  Hajime Tomura (Bank of Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
The Equity Premium, and Financial Market Micro-structure
La prime de risque sur les actions et la micro-structure du marché financier
Chair Katya Malinova (University of Toronto)
Presentations Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Agents, Incomplete Markets, and Trading Constraints [abstract]
    Tsvetanka Karagyozova (The University of British Columbia)
  Continuous Trading vs. Batch Auctions. [abstract]
    Katya Malinova (University of Toronto)
    Andreas Park (University of Toronto)
Discussants Andra Ghent (University of California, San Diego)
  Ingrid Lo (Bank of Canada)

Fri 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
International Environmental Issues
Questions internationales en environnement
Chair Gal Hochman (Technion)
Presentations The Economics of Trade, Biofuel, and the Environment [abstract]
    Gal Hochman (Technion)
    Steve Sexton (UC Berkeley)
    David Zilberman (UC Berkeley)
  A Trade-Environment Coalition Game [abstract]
    Walid Marrouch (HEC Montréal)
    Lucia Sbragia (GERAD, HEC Montreal)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Dynamics
Dynamique du marché du travail
Organizer Giovanni Gallipoli (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Severance Payments: EquilibriumWelfare Effects in a Model with Heterogeneous Workers [abstract]
    Cozzi Marco (Queen's University)
    Gianluca Violante (New York University)
    Giulio Fella (Queen Mary University of London)
  A Quantitative Theory of Labor Supply with Heterogeneous Agents: From Individual to Macro Elasticities [abstract]
    Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
    Andres Erosa (University of Toronto)
    Luisa Fuster (University of Toronto)
  Social Security, Disability and the Household: A Computational Welfare Analysis [abstract]
    Laura Turner (University of British Columbia)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CD HOWE: Canadian Trade Policy
CD HOWE: La politique commerciale canadienne
Organizer Robin Banerjee (C.D. Howe Institute)
Presentations Improved Access to Foreign Markets Raises Plant-Level Productivity ... for Some Plants [abstract]
    Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto)
    Alla Lileeva (York University)
  Engage the US, Forget the Rest? [abstract]
    Keith Head (Univ. Brit. Col.)
Discussants Krista Lucenti (C.D. Howe Institute)
  John Ries (University of British Columbia)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN Panel on Publishing
Table ronde RFÉ sur la publication
Organizer Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
Chair Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
Presentations Marketing Econometric Theory [abstract]
    Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University)
  Publishing against the (tenure) clock [abstract]
    Jen Baggs (University of Victoria)
  How to publish in Canadian Public Policy [abstract]
    James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
  Maximizing the Probability of Publication: Tips from the CJE [abstract]
    Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
  To be confirmed [abstract]
    Joyce Jacobsen (Wesleyan University)
Panelists Jen Baggs (University of Victoria)
  Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
  James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
  Joyce Jacobsen (Wesleyan University)
  Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Health and Smoking
Santé et tabagisme
Chair Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
Presentations The long-run effect of cigarette taxes on smoking: evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey [abstract]
    Mahmood Zarrabi Ghahvechi (University of Calgary)
  The Impact of Tobacco Control on the Smoking Behaviour of Canadians, 1999-2006 [abstract]
    Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
    Lindsay Tedds (University of Victoria)
Discussants Lindsay Tedds (University of Victoria)
  Courtney Ward (University of Toronto)
  Mahmood Zarrabi Ghahvechi (University of Calgary)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDESG (Policy Panel 2): Migration and Development: The Role of Canadian Policy
GCED (Table ronde sur la politique 2): Migration et développement: le rôle de la politique canadienne
Organizer Franque Grimard (McGill University)
  Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
Chair Edgard Rodriguez (IDRC)
  Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
Panelists Dillon Alleyne (University of the West Indies)
  Charles Beach (Queen's University)
  Philip Martin (University of California, Davis)
  Edgard Rodriguez (IDRC)
  Erica Usher (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF - Foreign Ownership, Hollowing Out and the Resource Curse
PEF - Investissement direct étranger, dépossession et le paradoxe des ressources
Organizer Mel Watkins (Carleton University)
Chair Mel Watkins (Carleton University)
Presentations Foreign Ownership, Hollowing Out and the Resource Curse [abstract]
    Mel Watkins (Carleton University)
  PEF Panel: Foreign Ownership, Hollowing Out, and [abstract]
    Duncan Cameron (Simon Fraser University)
  The Resource Curse, Deindustrialization, and the Loonie: Putting It All Together [abstract]
    Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)
  PEF Panel: Foreign Ownership, Hollowing Out, and the Resource Curse [abstract]
    Diana Gibson (University of Alberta)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CEBERG - Taking the Lab to the Field: Studies of Voluntary Contributions, Wage Subsidies and a Marriage Market
CEBERG - Du laboratoire à la recherche sur le terrain: études sur les contributions volontaires, les subsides aux salaires et le marché du mariage
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Chair Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Presentations The effect of researcher scrutiny on donation behaviour [abstract]
    Richard Martin (University Of Regina)
    John Randal (Victoria University of Wellington)
  Impact of a Wage Subsidy in Québec: An Experimental Approach [abstract]
    Dany Brouillette (Industry Canada)
    Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
  Marriage in the Shadow of Caste: A Field Experiment on Discrimination in Marriage Market [abstract]
    Subhasish Dugar (University of calgary)
    Haimanti Bhattacharya (Columbia University)
    David Reiley (University of Arizona)
    Ramya Sundaram (World Bank)
Discussants Barb Bloemhof (McMaster University)
  Amadou Boly (Université de Montréal)
  Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick in Saint John)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CESG II - Inference
CESG II - Inférence
Chair Russell Davidson (McGill University)
Presentations Wild Bootstrap Tests for IV Regression [abstract]
    James MacKinnon (Queen's University)
    Russell Davidson (McGill University)
  Reliable Inference for the Gini Index [abstract]
    Russell Davidson (McGill University)
  Bootstrap for Panel Data [abstract]
    Bertrand Hounkannounon (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Contracts
CMSG: Les Contrats
Presentations Costly Contracts and Consumer Lending [abstract]
    Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)
    James MacGee (University of Western Ontario)
    Michele Tertilt (Stanford University)
  Self-Enforcing Employment Contracts and Wage Dispersion [abstract]
    Francisco Gonzalez (University of Calgary)
    Christian Sigouin (Concordia University)
  Financial Contracts and the Political Economy of Investor Protection [abstract]
    Pavel Sevcik (Université de Montréal)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Labour and Macroeconomics
Sujets en macroéconomie et en économie du travail
Chair Geoffrey Dunbar (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Progeny, Productivity and Persistence in Total Factor Productivity [abstract]
    Geoffrey Dunbar (Simon Fraser University)
    Stephen T. Easton (Simon Fraser University)
  How do Canadian firms set wages? [abstract]
    David Amirault (Bank of Canada)
    Therese Lafleche (Bank of Canada)
    Paul Fenton (Bank of Canada)
  The effect of Market Access on the Wage Distribution of U.S. Metropolitan Workers [abstract]
    Belal Fallah (University of Saskatchewan)
    Mark Partridge (Ohio State University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Heterogeneity and Macroeconomics
Hétérogénéité et macroéconomie
Chair Dmytro Hryshko (University of Alberta)
Presentations HIP or RIP? Testing the Heterogeneous and Restricted Models of Labor Income Profiles [abstract]
    Dmytro Hryshko (University of Alberta)
  Unemployment Insurance in a Dynamic Economy with Endogenous Layoffs [abstract]
    Xue Qiao (Tsinghua University)
Discussants René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Laura Turner (University of British Columbia)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Innovation II
Économie de l'innovation II
Chair Markus Herrmann (Université Laval)
Presentations Firm's innovation strategy and its effect on the performance of the innovation process [abstract]
    Charles Berube (Industry Canada)
    Michel Sabbagh (Industry Canada)
  Patent Thicket and Market Value: An Empirical Analysis [abstract]
    Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir (University of Waterloo)
  Monopoly Pricing of an Antibiotic Subject to Bacterial Resistance [abstract]
    Markus Herrmann (Université Laval)
Discussants Charles Berube (Industry Canada)
  Can Erutku (Glendon College)
  Andreanne Leger (Industry Canada)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Competition Policy II - Panel session on Current Issues in Canadian Competition Policy
Politique en matière de concurrence II
Sponsored by Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
Chair Tim Brennan (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Panelists Lilla Csorgo (Competition Bureau)
  David Jones (Camp Fiorante Matthews)
  Roger Ware (Queen's University)
  Douglas West (University of Alberta)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Barriers to Development
Barrières au développement
Chair Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Corruption and the Curse of Natural Resources [abstract]
    Shannon M Pendergast (University of Victoria)
    Judith Clarke (University of Victoria)
    G. Cornelis van Kooten (University of Victoria)
  Minerals, Openness, Institutions and Growth: An Empirical Analysis [abstract]
    Halit Yanikkaya (Celal Bayar University)
    James L Butkiewicz (University of Delaware)
  Impact of Insecure Property Rights In a North-South Endogenous Growth Model [abstract]
    Eesha Sen Choudhury (McGill University)
Discussants Shannon M Pendergast (University of Victoria)
  Eesha Sen Choudhury (McGill University)
  Halit Yanikkaya (Celal Bayar University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada Governor's Award Lecture
Banque du Canada: Bourse du gouverneur
Speaker Henry Siu (University of British Columbia)
  Demographic Change and Postwar Business Cycle Volatility

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Keynes at 125: Inequality, Wages, and Employment
KEYNES 2
Organizer Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Chair Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
Presentations Macroeconomics and Inequality: A Marriage Made in Data [abstract]
    James Galbraith (The University of Texas at Austin`)
  The Wage-Employment Nexus in Keynes: An Evergreen Controversy [abstract]
    Harald Hagemann (Universitat Hohenheim)
Discussants Robert Dimand (Brock University)
  Gilles Dostaler (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Education and Public Finance
Éducation et Finances publiques
Chair Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto)
Presentations Public Expenditures on Education, Human Capital and Growth in Canada: An OLG Model Analysis [abstract]
    Nabil Annabi (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Simon Harvey (Human Resources and Social Development C)
    Yu Lan (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  University Access and High School Dropouts: Canadian Evidence from the Creation of New Universities [abstract]
    Ping Ching Winnie Chan (Statistics Canada)
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
  The Effect of Fiscal Incentives on Special Education Identification Rates and Educational Placements [abstract]
    Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto)
    Stephen Lipscomb (Public Policy Institute of California)
Discussants Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
  Weili Ding (Queen's University)
  Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CLSRN 5 - Decisions within Families
Presentations Substitution Effects in Parental Investments across Different Investments and across Siblings [abstract]
    Hui Wang (University of Toronto)
    Loren Brandt (University of Toronto)
    Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  Evidence from maternity leave expansions of the impact of maternal care on early child development [abstract]
    Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
    Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Weili Ding (Queen's University)
  Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
The Economics of Education I
L'Économie de l'éducation
Chair Alex Whalley (University of California - Merced)
Presentations The Effects of School Consolidation on Student Performance [abstract]
    A. Abigail Payne (McMaster)
    Steve Chan (Hugessen Consulting)
    Jack Leach (McMaster University)
  Do Public Subsidies for Higher Education Affect [abstract]
    Alex Whalley (University of California - Merced)
    Shawn Kantor (University of California - Merced, NBER)
Discussants Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
  Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CSLS (Panel 1) - Policies to Improve Productivity Performance in British Columbia
CSLS (Table ronde 1) - Politiques pour améliorer la productivité en Colombie brittanique
Sponsored by Centre for the Study of Living Standards and the Britsh Columbia Progress Board
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Athana Mentzolopoulos (British Columbia Progress Board)
Panelists Jock Finlayson (Business Council of British Columbia)
  Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  Marc Lee (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  Fazil Mihlar (Vancouver Sun)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Immigration and Labour Market Conditions
Immigration et conditions sur le marché du travail
Chair Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
Presentations The Impact of Immigration on the Labour Market Outcomes of Native-born Canadians [abstract]
    Jiong Tu (McMaster University)
  Internal migration of immigrants: do immigrants respond to regional labour demand shocks? [abstract]
    Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
    Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
    Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
  Immigrant Selection, the IT Bust, and Earnings of Entering Immigrants [abstract]
    Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
    Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
  Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
  Jiong Tu (McMaster University)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bond Markets I
Marché des obligations I
Chair Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
Presentations The Tax (Dis)Advantage of Premium Bonds in Canada: Evidence from the Market for Government of Canada Bonds [abstract]
    Constance Smith (University of Alberta)
    Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
  Are Taxes Capitalized in Bond Prices? Evidence from the Market for Government of Canada Bonds [abstract]
    Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
    Constance Smith (University of Alberta)
Discussants Philippe Gregoire (Université Laval)

Fri 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Climate Change
Changement climatique
Presentations Choice of Market Instrument with Strategic Firms [abstract]
    Samer Atallah (McGill University)
  The Power in Coal: Policy, Prices and CO2 Emissions [abstract]
    Baran Doda (University of Toronto)
Discussants Stephan Schott (Carleton University)

Fri 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
CWEN Luncheon: speaker: Nancy Olewiler
Déjeuner RFE: conférencière: Nancy Olewiler

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Preferential Trading Arrangements
Accords commerciaux préférentiels
Chair John Ries (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The erosion of colonial trade linkages after independence [abstract]
    John Ries (University of British Columbia)
    Keith Head (Univ. Brit. Col.)
    Thierry Mayer (Universite de Paris I)
  On the emergence of an MFN club: equal treatment in an unequal world [abstract]
    Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
    Faruk Sengul (Southern Methodist University)
  Is NAFTA Sustainable? A Dynamical Systems Approach [abstract]
    Weiqiu Yu (University of New Brunswick)
    Mehmet Dalkir (University of New Brunswick)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in the Economics of Growth I
Sujets en économie de la croissance I
Chair Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
Presentations Is There an Elephant in the Room? India's Emergence and the Implications for Canada [abstract]
    Corinne Winters (Bank of Canada)
    Michael Francis (Bank of Canada)
  Indian Economy - TFP or Factor Accumulation: A Comprehensive Growth Accounting Exercise [abstract]
    Abhay Gupta (University of British Columbia)
  Labor Supply and Growth Effects of Environmental Policy under Technological Risk [abstract]
    Christiane Clemens (University of Magdeburg)
    Karen Pittel (Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Discussants Claustre Bajona (Ryerson University)
  Madanmohan Ghosh (Government of Canada)
  Ryan Macdonald (Statistics Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
International Financial Flows
Flux financiers internationaux
Chair Vladimir Klyuev (International Monetary Fund)
Presentations Real Implications of Financial Linkages Between Canada and the United States [abstract]
    Vladimir Klyuev (International Monetary Fund)
  Sovereign Wealth Funds and the New Global Financial System [abstract]
    Tamara Gomes (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Teaching Economics
Enseigner l'économie
Chair Marilyn Cottrell (Brock University)
Presentations A Complementary Technique for Reinforcing Basic Microeconomic Principles by Utilizing Animated Vignettes [abstract]
    Marilyn Cottrell (Brock University)
  Assigning an Essay Using the Inquiry Method [abstract]
    Barb Bloemhof (McMaster University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
The Economics of Education II
Sujets en économie de l'éducation II
Chair David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Educational streaming and labour market outcomes [abstract]
    Afrasiab Mirza (Queen's University)
    Eric Stephens (Queen's University)
  Two approaches to the measurement of school quality in British Columbia [abstract]
    David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Qualified Equal Opportunity and Conditional Mobility: Gender Equity and Educational Attainment in Canada [abstract]
    Teng Wah Leo (St. Francis Xavier University)
    Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto)
    Robert Muelhaupt (University of Toronto)
Discussants David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Teng Wah Leo (St. Francis Xavier University)
  Afrasiab Mirza (Queen's University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Pharmaceutical Drug Policy
Politique publique en matière de produits pharmaceutiques
Chair David Haardt (McMaster University)
Presentations The pricing of pharmaceuticals with heterogeneous health insurance coverage [abstract]
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
  Cost-related prescription drug non-adherence across Canada [abstract]
    David Haardt (McMaster University)
Discussants Farah Farahati (THETA - University of Toronto)
  Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
  Stephen Law (Mount Allison University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CDESG (Policy Panel 1) - The Promise in Competition Policy in Developing Countries
GCED (Table ronde sur la politique 1) - Perspectives de la politique en matière de concurrence chez les pays en voie de développement
Organizer Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Chair Andres Rius (International Development Research Centre)
Panelists Lilla Csorgo (Competition Bureau)
  Phil Evans (Head of Consumer Policy - FIPRA)
  Robert Kerton (University of Waterloo)
  Taimoon Stewart (University of the West Indies)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
PEF - Carbon Trading
PEF - Échange de permis d'émission du carbone
Organizer Marc Lee (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Chair Marc Lee (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Presentations Distributional Aspects of Carbon Pricing [abstract]
    Marc Lee (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  Trends in CO2 Content of Consumption and the Role of Income Inequality [abstract]
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
  Revenue Recycling and Tax Shifting in Canadian Climate Policy [abstract]
    David Sawyer (EnviroEconomics)
    Nic Rivers (Simon Farser University)
Discussants Marjorie Griffin Cohen (Simon Fraser University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CEBERG - Belief Formation, Non-Compliance and Responses to Inequality
CEBERG - Formation de croyances, prises de décision face à des options multiples et réponses à l'inégalité
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Chair Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Presentations Belief Formation By Outside Observers [abstract]
    Kyle Hydnman (Southern Methodist University)
    Wolf Ehrblatt (New York University)
    Erkut Ozbay (University of Maryland)
    Andrew Schotter (New York University)
  A Laboratory Investigation of the Welfare Effects of Imperfectly Enforced Emissions Trading Policies [abstract]
    John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
    John Stranlund (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
    James Murphy (University of Alaska, Anchorage)
  The Determinants of Trust: An Experimental Approach [abstract]
    Alexander Smith (University of Calgary)
Discussants Dany Bouillette (Université Laval)
  Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
  Yuri Khoroshilov (University of Ottawa)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Family and Education
Sujets reliés à la famille et à l'éducation
Presentations Family Background, Parental Involvement, And Academic Achievement In Canadian Schools [abstract]
    James McIntosh (Concordia University)
  Property Division at Divorce: the Effects on Labor Supply and Household Bargaining [abstract]
    Tümer Kapan (Columbia University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of Transportation
Économie du transport
Chair David Gillen (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Airport governance, financing, aeronautical charges and government revenues [abstract]
    William Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Tarification des coûts externes et choix modal en Ile-de-France: cas de déplacements domicile-achat [abstract]
    Néjia Zaouali (Laboratoire Thema)
    André de Palma (Laboratoire Thema)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Macroeconomics and the Family
CMSG: Macroéconomie et famille
Presentations Pacifying monogamy: the mystery revisited [abstract]
    Nils-Petter Lagerlöf (York University)
  Who's afraid of population aging? [abstract]
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada - Monetary Policy Design I
Banque du Canada: Conception de la politique monétaire I
Organizer Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
Chair John Murray (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Trend Inflation and Economic Growth in the Presence of Nominal Price Contracts [abstract]
    Kevin Moran (Université Laval)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
  The Optimal Rate of Inflation with Trending Relative Prices [abstract]
    Alexander L Wolman (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
Discussants Craig Burnside (Duke University)
  André Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economic Growth
Croissance économique
Chair Haibin Wu (University of Alberta)
Presentations Tax Exemeptions, Dynamics of Redistribution and Growth [abstract]
    Daniel Haile (Acadia University)
  Entry Barriers, Property Rights and R&D Activities: Evidence from OECD Countries [abstract]
    Haibin Wu (University of Alberta)
    Jiaren Pang (SUNY Buffalo)
Discussants Min Li (University of Alberta)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Industrial Organization Theory I
Théorie de l'organisation industrielle I
Chair Mihkel Tombak (University of Toronto)
Presentations Persuasion or Information? Firms' Decision on Advertising [abstract]
    Sebnem Ucar (University of British Columbia)
  Endogenous Location Leadership [abstract]
    Mihkel Tombak (University of Toronto)
    Sergio Meza (University of Toronto)
  Vertical Integration and Outsourcing: the Benefits of Operational Flexibility [abstract]
    Gianpaolo Rossini (University of Bologna)
    Michele Moretto (University of Padova)
Discussants Gianpaolo Rossini (University of Bologna)
  Mihkel Tombak (University of Toronto)
  Sebnem Ucar (University of British Columbia)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Welfare and Poverty: International Issues
Bien-être et pauvreté: enjeux internationaux
Chair Eckhard Siggel (Concordia University)
Presentations Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Poverty -Growth and Inequality in Developing Countries [abstract]
    Mengisteab Chokie (University of Saskatchewan)
    Mark Partridge (Ohio State University)
  International Income Comparisons And Location [abstract]
    Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
    Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University)
  Expected Social Security Wealth Simulations and Generational Fairness of the Turkish PAYG System [abstract]
    Yigit Aydede (Saint Mary's University)
  India's Economic Reforms and Poverty [abstract]
    Eckhard Siggel (Concordia University)
Discussants Yigit Aydede (Saint Mary's University)
  Mengisteab Chokie (University of Saskatchewan)
  Eckhard Siggel (Concordia University)
  Marcel Voia (Carleton University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Institutions and Measurement
Institutions et indicateurs
Chair Bryan Paterson (Royal Military College of Canada)
Presentations Worldwide Governance Indicators: Tools for Good Governance or Misinformation [abstract]
    Anwar Shah (World Bank)
    Kazi Iqbal (World Bank )
  Combating Corruption: On the Interplay between Institutional Quality and Social Trust [abstract]
    Christian Bjørnskov (Aarhus School of Business)
  Does Institutional Development Create Ethnic Conflict? [abstract]
    Ken Jackson (University of British Columbia)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: David Card
État des connaissances: David Card
Sponsored by CLSRN
Chair Dwayne Benjamin (University of Toronto)
Speaker David Card (University of California at Berkeley)
  Structural Modelling and Research Design: The Continuing Evolution of Methods In Labour Economics

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Keynes at 125: The British Keynesians
KEYNES 3
Organizer Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Chair Harald Hagemann (Universitat Hohenheim)
Presentations The Accumulation of Capital over 50 years on [abstract]
    Geoff(rey) Harcourt (Jesus College, Cambridge)
  Was Harrod Right? [abstract]
    Kevin D. Hoover (Duke University)
Discussants Peter Howitt (Brown University)
  Edward Nell (The New School for Social Research)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Pensions and Retirement Incomes
Pensions de retraite et revenu des retraités
Chair Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations The role of individual tax deferred savings accounts in retirement financing [abstract]
    Sung-Hee Jeon (University of Melbourne)
    Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
  The Evolving Fair Value of the Canada Pension Plan [abstract]
    Steven James (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)
    John Ilkiw (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)
    James Pesando (University of Toronto)
Discussants Pierre Brochu (University of Ottawa)
  Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Aboriginal Canadians and the Economy I: Education Issues
Autochtones canadiens et l'économie I: Questions reliés à l'éducation
Sponsored by Organized by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards and the CD Howe Institute
Organizer John Richards (Simon Fraser University)
  Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin (Member of Parliament)
Presentations Creating the Conditions for Improved Education on Reserve: A First Nations Education Authority Act [abstract]
    Michael Mendelson (Caledon Institute for Social Policy)
  Explaining the Aboriginal-Non-Aboriginal Gap in Student Performance in BC Schools [abstract]
    John Richards (Simon Fraser University)
  Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Urban First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students [abstract]
    Pamela Sparklingeyes (Edmonton Catholic School Board)
Panelists Fred Caron (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  Cheryl Matthews (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  Doug McArthur (Simon Fraser University)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Contract Theory
Théorie des contrats
Chair Veikko Thiele (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Asset Contractibility in Markov-Perfect Insurance Contracts [abstract]
    Fernando Martin (Simon Fraser University)
    Alexander Karaivanov (Simon Fraser University)
  Subjective Performance Evaluation and Collusion [abstract]
    Veikko Thiele (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Ingela Alger (Carleton University)
  Veikko Thiele (University of British Columbia)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Changes in Income and Retirement Incentives
Variations de revenu et incitations à prendre la retraite
Chair Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Changes in Income and Income Inequality Among Senior Women In Canada [abstract]
    Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Is the reduction in Defined-Benefit Private Plan Coverage Lowering Early Retirement incentives in Canada? [abstract]
    Bruno Rainville (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Social Development)
Discussants René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
  Herbert Schuetze (University of Victoria)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Career and Occupational Mobility
Dynamique de carrière et mobilité occupationnelle
Chair Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
Presentations Who becomes an entrepreneur? Occupational choice and the firm size distribution [abstract]
    Markus Poschke (McGill University)
  Occupational Mobility in Canada, 1994-2005: Evidence from the SLID [abstract]
    Xuyang Chen (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Maxime Fougere (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Zhengxi Lin (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Discussants Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Ottawa)
  Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
  James Townsend (University of Winnipeg)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Financial Economics
Rémunération des cadres
Chair Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick in Saint John)
Presentations Golden Handshakes: Pay for Failure and Executive Separation [abstract]
    Karim Gulamhusein (Kazakhstan Institute of Management)
  Short and Long-run Determinants of Sovereign Debt Credit Ratings [abstract]
    António Afonso (European Central Bank)
    Pedro Gomes (London School of Economics)
    Philipp Rother (European Central Bank)

Fri 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Environmental Policy and Energy
Énergie et environnment
Chair G. Cornelis van Kooten (University of Victoria)
Presentations The Economics of Tidal Stream Power [abstract]
    Susan Boronowski (University of Victoria)
    Katherine Monahan (University of Victoria)
    G. Cornelis van Kooten (University of Victoria)
  Analysis of the energy sector's anticipation of environmental regulations in Alberta's woodland caribou habitat [abstract]
    Michael Habteyonas (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  Environmental Policy in the Presence of an Informal Sector [abstract]
    Soham Baksi (University of Winnipeg)
    Pinaki Bose (University of Memphis)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in the Economics of Growth II
Sujets en économie de la croissance II
Chair Andreas Pollak (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Growth and convergence when technology and human capital are complements [abstract]
    Andreas Pollak (University of Saskatchewan)
  Inter-Firm Knowledge Spillover and Firm Size Heterogeneity [abstract]
    Jie Cai (University of British Columiba)
Discussants Hafiz Akhand (University of Regina)
  Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
  Markus Poschke (McGill University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Exchange Rates, Pass-through and Price Flexibility
Incidence de l'évolution des taux de change sur les prix et flexibilité des prix
Chair Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The effect of the euro on price flexibility [abstract]
    Ivan Tchinkov (Simon Fraser University)
  Financial Integration, Nominal Rigidity and Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)
  Pricing to Market and pass-through by Indian exporters of homogeneous and differentiated goods across G3 and BRICS markets [abstract]
    Sushanta Mallick (Queen Mary, University of London)
    Helena Marques (University of Manchester, UK)
Discussants Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
  Dirk Muir (Bank of Canada)
  Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CABE: Economic, Financial and Social Implications from the Recent Turmoil in Financial Markets
CABE: Conséquences économiques, financières et sociales de la turbulence récente chez les marchés financiers
Sponsored by Canadian Association for Business Economics
Organizer Craig Alexander (TD Bank Financial Group)
Chair Todd Hirsch (Alberta Treasury Board)
Panelists Craig Alexander (TD Bank Financial Group)
  Chris Lawless (BC Investment Management Corp.)
  Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
The Economics of Education III
Sujets en économie de l'éducation II
Chair Torben Drewes (Trent University)
Presentations Persistence of the School Entry Age Effect in a System of Flexible Tracking [abstract]
    Andrea Muehlenweg (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW))
    Patrick Puhani (Leibniz University of Hannover )
  Age-dependent Skill Formation and Returns to Education [abstract]
    Karsten Reuss (Centre of European Economic Research)
    Friedhelm Pfeiffer (Centre of European Economic Research)
  What Does it Take? Issues of Access, Persistence, and Completion for Student Parents in Post-Secondary Education [abstract]
    Trudy Smit Quosai (University of Guelph)
    Donna S. Lero (University of Guelph)
Discussants Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Felice Martinello (Brock University)
  Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
SSHRC Panel on Grant Application and Adjudication
CRSH Table ronde sur les demandes de subvention et le processus d'évaluation
Sponsored by SSHRC
Organizer Michele Dupuis (SSHRC)
Panelists Michele Dupuis (SSHRC)
  Stephen Gordon (Université Laval)
  A. Abigail Payne (McMaster)
  Andre Plourde (University of Alberta)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Innovation: International Issues
Innovation: questions internationales
Chair Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
Presentations Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation around the World: Evidence from Panel Data [abstract]
    Andreanne Leger (Industry Canada)
  Offshoring and Productivity: Does Geographical Location Matter? [abstract]
    Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    Henrique do Livramento (Industry Canada)
  Relative Multifactor Productivity Levels in Canada and the United States: A Sectoral Analysis [abstract]
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
    Beiling Yan (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Carlos Rosell (IE Market Research)
  Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
PEF - Heterodox Approaches to Social Policy
PEF - Approches hétérodoxes à la politique sociale
Organizer Nick Falvo (Street Health/York University)
Chair Salimah Valiani (Canadian Labour Congress)
Presentations Policies to Address Homelessness [abstract]
    Nick Falvo (Street Health/York University)
  PEF Panel: Social Policy [abstract]
    Salimah Valiani (Canadian Labour Congress)
  The Gender Wage Gap [abstract]
    Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CEBERG - Experiments Using Public Good or Common Pool Resource Environments
CEBERG - Expériences en laboratoire sur les biens publics ou les ressources à utilisation commune
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Chair Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Presentations Voluntary Contributions to Multiple Linear Public Goods [abstract]
    Rob Moir (University of New Brunswick in Saint John)
  The Impact of Information Disclosure and Decentralized E-mail Communication on Common Pool Resource Users' Behaviour [abstract]
    Stephan Schott (Carleton University)
    Coady Wing (Syracuse University)
  A Common Pool Resource Experiment with a Dynamic Stock Externality [abstract]
    R. Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
    Finlay Whillans (Dymaximum)
Discussants Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
  Subhasish Dugar (University of calgary)
  Miguel Alejandro Sanchez Villalba (Alicante)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Financial Econometrics I
Économétrie III: Économétrie financière I
Chair David Giles (University of Victoria)
Presentations Exact distribution-free tests of mean-variance efficiency [abstract]
    Richard Luger (Emory University)
    Sermin Gungor (Emory University)
  Extreme Value Analysis of Daily Canadian Crude Oil Prices [abstract]
    David Giles (University of Victoria)
    Feng Ren (University of Victoria)
  ECF Estimation of Continuous-Time SV Model Using Realized Volatility and Model-Free Implied Volatility [abstract]
    Linlan Xiao (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Judith Clarke (University of Victoria)
  Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
  Cathy Ning (Ryerson University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CESG III - Efficient Estimation of Moment Condition Models
CESG III - Estimation efficiente de modèles à restrictions sur les moments
Chair Pascal Lavergne (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Efficient Estimation Using the Characteristic Function [abstract]
    Rachidi Kotchoni (Université de Montréal)
    Marine Carrasco (Université de Montréal)
  Efficient Minimum Distance Estimation with Multiple Rates of Convergence [abstract]
    Bertille Antoine (Simon Fraser University)
    Eric Renault (UNC at Chapel Hill)
  Bandwidth-robust inference with conditional moment restrictions [abstract]
    Pascal Lavergne (Simon Fraser University)
    Valentin Patilea (INSA-IRMAR and CREST-ENSAI)
Discussants Russell Davidson (McGill University)
  Atsushi Inoue (University of British Columbia)
  James MacKinnon (Queen's University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Firm-level Behaviour
CMSG: Comportement au niveau de la firme
Presentations Costly vs. By-product Learning in DGE Models: A Bayesian Evaluation [abstract]
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)
    Keqiang Hou (McMaster University)
  Holdups and Overinvestment in Physical Capital Markets with Matching Frictions [abstract]
    André Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)
  Markups and Inventories in General Equilibrium (S,s) Model [abstract]
    Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
    Virgiliu Midrigan (New York University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada - Monetary Policy Design II
Banque du Canada: Conception de la politique monétaire II
Organizer Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
Chair John Murray (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Of Nutters and Doves [abstract]
    Roc Armenter (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
    Martin Bodenstein (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
  Why is Canada's Price Level So Predictable? [abstract]
    Vladimir Klyuev (International Monetary Fund)
    Heesun Kiem (International Monetary Fund)
    Ondra Kamenik (International Monetary Fund)
    Douglas Laxton (International Monetary Fund)
Discussants Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
  Gregor Smith (Queen's University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Macroeconomic Theory
Théorie macroéconomique
Chair Daniel Solomon (Universite de Montreal)
Presentations Credit, Vacancies and Unemployment Fluctuations [abstract]
    Nicolas Petrosky Nadeau (Université du Québec A Montréal)
  Delayed Output Response to Productivity Shocks in a Monetary Search Model [abstract]
    Ling Sun (University of Toronto)
  Banks as Better Monitors and Firms Financing Choices [abstract]
    Daniel Solomon (Universite de Montreal)
Discussants James Chapman (Bank of Canada)
  Zhe Li (University of Toronto)
  Jean-Francois Nadeau (University of British Columbia)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Industrial Organization Theory II
Théorie de l'organisation industrielle II
Chair Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)
Presentations The Role of Returns Policies on Manufacturers' Competition [abstract]
    Thierno Diallo (Université du Québec (Chicoutimi))
  Hierarchical Stackelberg versus Simultaneous-Move Games: Endogenizing Game Forms [abstract]
    Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)
  Signaling Quality Through Prices in an Oligopoly [abstract]
    Santanu Roy (Southern Methodist University)
    Janssen Maarten (Erasmus University, Rotterdam.)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
P 3's
Partenariats publics-privés
Sponsored by Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
Chair Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Public-Private Partnerships and the Privatization of Financing: An Incomplete Contracts Approach [abstract]
    Jean de Bettignies (Queen's University)
    Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
  Ownership Forms Matter for Airport Efficiency: A Stochastic Frontier Investigation of Worldwide Airports [abstract]
    Chunyan Yu (The University of British Columbia)
    Jia Yan (Washington State University)
    Tae H. Oum (The University of British Columbia)
  Quantitative Analysis and Value for Money
    Mark Harrison (Partnerships BC)
Discussants Iain Cockburn (Boston University)
  David Scoones (University of Victoria)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Growth and Development
Sujets en croissance et développement
Chair Liaila Tajibaeva (Ryerson University)
Presentations Trade Reforms, Poverty and Inequality in the Philippines [abstract]
    Erwin Corong (Université Laval)
    Caesar Cororaton (International Food Policy Research Inst.)
    John Cockburn (Universite laval)
  Feedback Relationships between New Technology Use and Information Networks: Evidence from Ghana [abstract]
    Emma Stephens (Pitzer College)
  Privatization and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: An Empirical Analysis [abstract]
    Abdella Abdou (Brandon University)
    Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Abdella Abdou (Brandon University)
  Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
  Erwin Corong (Université Laval)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CDESG Keynote Speaker: Pranab K. Bardhan
GCED: Conférencier spécial: Pranab K. Bardhan
Chair Franque Grimard (McGill University)
Speaker Pranab K. Bardhan (University of California, Berkeley)
  Institutional Economics of Development: A Critical Assessment

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Keynes at 125: What was the Keynesian Revolution?
Organizer Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Chair Gilles Dostaler (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)
Presentations Keynes's Revolution: The Evidence Showing Who Killed Cock Robin [abstract]
    Paul Davidson (Journal of Post Keynesian Economics)
  Was There a (Methodological) Keynesian Revolution? [abstract]
    Sheila Dow (University of Stirling)
Discussants Geoff(rey) Harcourt (Jesus College, Cambridge)
  Susan Howson (University Of Toronto)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CLSRN 6 - Wage Differentials
Chair David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Glass Ceilings or Glass Doors? Immigrant and Visible Minority Wages in Canada [abstract]
    Simon Woodcock (Simon Fraser University)
    Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser Univ)
  Wage Differentials between Firms: the Role of Unmeasured Ability [abstract]
    Natalya Dygalo (University of Saskatchewan)
    John Abowd (Cornell University)
Discussants David Green (UBC)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Collective Decision-Making
Prises de décision collectives
Chair Paul Schure (University of Victoria)
Presentations Dual Provision of Public Policies in Democracy [abstract]
    Christoph Luelfesmann (Simon Fraser University)
  When the Powerful Drag their Feet [abstract]
    Paul Schure (University of Victoria)
    Francesco Passarelli (U. di Teramo and Università Bocconi)
    David Scoones (University of Victoria)
  A Three Class Model of Elections: the effects of income distribution on electoral outcomes [abstract]
    Sebastian Miller (University Of Maryland)
Discussants Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
  Arvind Magesan (University of Toronto)
  Elena Panova (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Aboriginal Canadians and the Economy II: Labour Market Issues
Autochtones canadiens et l'économie I: Questions reliées au marché du travail
Sponsored by Organized by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards and the CD Howe Institute
Organizer John Richards (Simon Fraser University)
  Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Neil Yates (Associate Deputy Minister, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Presentations The Potential Contribution of Aboriginal Canadians to Labour Force, Employment, Productivity and Output Growth in Canada: An update to 2006-2026 [abstract]
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    Jean-Francois Arsenault (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    Simon Lapointe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  An Exploration of Economic Self-Reliance of First Nation Communities [abstract]
    Bert Waslander (Informetrica Limited)
  Measuring the Self-Reliance of Aboriginal Communities [abstract]
    Dan Beavon (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Panelists Jane Friesen (Simon Fraser University)
  Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Labour Market Outcomes for Immigrants
Issues des immigrants sur le marché du travail
Chair Casey Warman (Queen's University)
Presentations Estimating Returns to Foreign and Host-Country Schooling and Labour Market Experience Using Longitudinal Microdata [abstract]
    Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
    Mingcui Su (University of Waterloo)
  The main culprit behind the immigrant wage gap in Canada - Lower returns to foreign schooling or work experience? [abstract]
    Jason Dean (McGill University)
  Temporary Foreign Workers and Former International Students as a Source of Permanent Immigration [abstract]
    Casey Warman (Queen's University)
    Arthur Sweetman (Queen's University)
Discussants Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)
  Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Patrizio Piraino (Statistics Canada)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Gender Issues in the Labour Market
Questions par rapport à l'égalité des sexes sur le marché du travail
Chair Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
Presentations Comparative study of gender pay differentials: Britain and Canada [abstract]
    Marie Drolet (Statistics Canada)
    Karen Mumford (University of York)
  The Motherhood Wage Penalty in Canada [abstract]
    Xuelin Zhang (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Gender and Competition: From the Lab to the Classroom [abstract]
    Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Ottawa)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Financial Market Efficiency
Efficience des marchés financiers
Chair Mehmet Dalkir (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Can Investors Benefit from Using Trading Rules Evolved by Genetic Programming? A Test of the Efficiency of U.S. Stock Markets with Margin Trading Allowed [abstract]
    Stan Miles (Thompson Rivers University)
    Barry Smith (York University)
  Why Do Markets React Badly to Good News? Evidence from Fed Funds Futures [abstract]
    Andra Ghent (University of California, San Diego)
  Revisiting stock market index correlations [abstract]
    Mehmet Dalkir (University of New Brunswick)
Discussants Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)

Fri 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Corporate Finance
Sujets en finance corporative
Chair Martin Boyer (HEC Montréal and CIRANO)
Presentations Who Smooth Dividends? [abstract]
    Zhaoxia Xu (Bank of Canada)
    Laurence Booth (University of Toronto)
  Investment, Leverage, and Unanticipated Growth Opportunities [abstract]
    Simiao Zhou (University of Toronto)
  The impact of switching costs on vendor financing [abstract]
    Martin Boyer (HEC Montréal and CIRANO)
    Karine Gobert (Université de Sherbrooke)
Discussants Philippe Gregoire (Université Laval)
  Marie-Aude Laguna (Paris School of Economics - Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  Eric Terry (Ryerson University)

Fri 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
Innis Lecture
Conférence Innis
Chair Keith Head (Univ. Brit. Col.)
Speaker Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto)
  Policies for Canadian Prosperity

Fri 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
Reception
Réception
Sponsored by UBC President

 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Exchange Rate Determination
Détermination des taux de change
Chair Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Do real interest rates converge? Evidence from the European Union [abstract]
    Michael Arghyrou (Cardiff Business School)
    Andros Gregoriou (Brunel University)
    Alexandros Kontonikas (Glasgow University )
  Informational Efficiency, Expectation Heterogeneity and Signaling Effects of Foreign Exchange Interventions [abstract]
    Kentaro Iwatsubo (Kobe University)
    Satoshi Kawanishi (Sophia University, JAPAN)
    Junko Shimizu (Meikai University)
  The Canadian Dollar Determination Puzzle [abstract]
    Ali Emre Konukoglu (PhD Student)
    Jordi Mondria (University of Toronto)
Discussants Michael Arghyrou (Cardiff Business School)
  Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
  Mei Li (University of Guelph)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH - Institutions in History
CNEH - Institutions et histoire
Organizer David Jacks (Simon Fraser Univ)
Chair David Jacks (Simon Fraser Univ)
Presentations The Economics of Clans [abstract]
    Gregory Dow (Simon Fraser University)
    Clyde Reed (Simon Fraser University)
  One Hand Tied Behind Their Back: The Pre-Modern British Aristocracy [abstract]
    Douglas Allen (Simon Fraser University)
  Transition of Credit Institution: A Case Study from Early Modern England [abstract]
    Anirban Mukherjee (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Brooks Kaiser (Gettysburg College)
  Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
  Clyde Reed (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Population Health II
Santé des populations II
Chair David Gray (University of Ottawa)
Presentations The Other Ex Ante Moral Hazard In Health [abstract]
    Mikko Packalen (University of Waterloo)
    Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University)
  Stress as a Pathway in the SES-Health Relationship [abstract]
    Simo Goshev (McMaster University)
    Michael Veall (McMaster University)
  The evolution of health outcomes from childhood to adolescence [abstract]
    Jinhu Li (McMaster University)
    Paul Contoyannis (McMaster University)
Discussants Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Dumping
Dumping
Chair Jim Gaisford (University of Calgary)
Presentations Are Antidumping Duties an Antidote for Predation? [abstract]
    Jim Gaisford (University of Calgary)
    Shan (Victor) Jiang (University of Calgary)
    Stefan Lutz (University of Manchester)
  Antidumping as Strategic Trade Policy Under Asymmetric Information [abstract]
    Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)
    Anja Schottner (University of Bonn)
  Trade Liberalization and Antidumping: Is there a substitution effect? [abstract]
    Michael Moore (George Washington University)
    Maurizio Zanardi (Université Libre de Bruxelles (Ecares) )

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment III
Investissement direct étranger III
Presentations Cross-border Mergers and Entry Modes of FDI Inflows [abstract]
    Shengzu Wang (McGill University)
  The Impact of Foreign Ownership on the Performance of Canadian Firms [abstract]
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
    Michael King (Bank of Canada)
  Regulations, Business Taxes, and Foreign Direct Investment [abstract]
    Haozhen Zhang (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
PEP - Policy Impact Evaluation
PEP
Organizer Maria Laura Alzua (IERAL Fundacion Mediterranea)
Presentations Do criminal politicians increase crime, poverty and corruption? Evidence from a regression discontinuity design in India [abstract]
    Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec At Montreal)
  The Effect of Education on in Prison Conflict: Evidence for Argentina [abstract]
    Maria Laura Alzua (IERAL Fundacion Mediterranea)
    Catherine Rodriguez (Universidad de los Andes)
    Edgar Villa (Universidad Javeriana)
  Teaching Entrepreneurship: Impact of Business Training on Microfinance Clients and Institutions [abstract]
    Martin Valdivia (Grade)
    Dean Karlan (Yale University)
  School achievement effects on subsequent educational attainment: results from a policy-induced natural experiment [abstract]
    Chris Ryan (Australian National University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CEBERG - Studies of Potential Cheating, Tax Evasion, and Corruption
CEBERG - Études sur la tricherie potentielle, l'évasion fiscale, la corruption et la non-conformité aux règles
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Chair Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
Presentations Does Your Compensation Scheme Induce Your Employees to Cheat? An Experimental Investigation [abstract]
    Bram Cadsby (University of Guelph)
    Fei Song (Ryerson University)
    Francis Tapon (University of Guelph)
  Tax Evasion as a Global Game in the Laboratory [abstract]
    Miguel Alejandro Sánchez Villalba (University of Alicante)
  Can Corruption Be Studied in the Lab? Comparing Evidence from a Field and a Lab Experiment [abstract]
    Amadou Boly (Université de Montréal)
    Olivier Armantier (Université de Montréal)
Discussants Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
  Philippe Gregoire (Université Laval)
  Alexander Smith (University of Calgary)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Financial Econometrics and Econometric Theory
Économétrie IV: Économétrie financière II
Chair Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
Presentations Daily Correlation and Volatility Dynamics between National Stock Markets with Non-overlapping Trading Hours [abstract]
    Yiguo Sun (University of Guelph)
  Dynamic Dependence of International Stock Markets [abstract]
    Cathy Ning (Ryerson University)
Discussants Cathy Ning (Ryerson University)
  Yiguo Sun (University of Guelph)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CESG IV - Specification Testing
CESG IV - Tests de spécification
Chair Atsushi Inoue (University of British Columbia)
Presentations m-Testing of Model Specification in Many Groups [abstract]
    Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
  Exogeneity tests and weak-identification [abstract]
    Firmin Doko Tchatoka (Université de Montréal)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Noncognitive Skills, Peer Effects and Neighbourhood Effects
Compétences non cognitives, effets des pairs et effets de quartier
Chair Stephane Mechoulan (University of Toronto)
Presentations The Effect of Schooling on Noncognitive Skills: Evidence from School Entry Laws [abstract]
    Patrizio Piraino (Statistics Canada)
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
  Can a Village Make a Difference? The influence of neighbourhoods on university participation among Canadian youth [abstract]
    Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)
  The Correlates of Youth Outcomes [abstract]
    Lihui Zhang (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Pierre Brochu (University of Ottawa)
  Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Casey Warman (Queen's University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Performance Pay and Benefits
La Rémunération au rendement
Chair Stephanie Lluis (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Firm compensation policy and worker selection: do employer-provided benefits attract better workers? [abstract]
    Stephanie Lluis (University of Waterloo)
    Jean Marie Abraham (University of Minnesota)
  Can Performance-Pay Explain the CPS Divergence? [abstract]
    Bok Hoong Young Hoon (McGill University)
  Profit-Sharing and Employee Ownership in France : Empirical Analysis Using Matched Employer-Employee Data Sets [abstract]
    Noélie Delahaie (Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi (CEE))
    Hélène Chaput (French Ministry of Labour)
    Marc-Arthur Diaye (CEE et Université d'Evry)
Discussants Natalya Dygalo (University of Saskatchewan)
  Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
  Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Intra-household Allocation and the Marriage Market
Allocation intra-familiale et le marché du mariage
Chair Eugene Choo (University of Calgary)
Presentations An Empirical Model of Intra-Household Allocations and the Marriage Market [abstract]
    Eugene Choo (University of Calgary)
    Shannon Seitz (Boston College and Queen's University)
    Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  Assessing the Number of Household Decision-Makers [abstract]
    Anyck Dauphin (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
    Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
    Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
    Abdel-Rahmen El Lhaga ( Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis)
  Education Returns in the Marriage Market: Does Female Education Investment Improve the Quality of Future Husbands in Egypt? [abstract]
    Asmaa Elbadawy (McMaster University)
  Endgames: Household bargaining and the purchase of long term care insurance [abstract]
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
    Elizabeth Peters (Cornell University)
    Sharon Tennyson (Cornell University)
Discussants Eugene Choo (University of Calgary)
  Anyck Dauphin (Université du Québec en Outaouais)
  Asmaa Elbadawy (McMaster University)
  Frances Woolley (Carleton University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Local Public Finance
Finance publique locale
Chair Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Tax interactions among Belgian municipalities, does language matter? [abstract]
    Marcel Gerard (Facultés Univeristaires Catholiques de Mons, FUCaM)
    Hubert Jayet (Université Lille 1)
    Sonia Paty (Université Lille 1)
  Tax Reform, Local Resources and Village Leader Elections in Rural China [abstract]
    Luhang Wang (University of Toronto)
  The Capitalization of Public Services and Amenities into Land Prices - Empirical Evidence from German Municipalities [abstract]
    Alexander Ebertz (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Discussants Alexander Ebertz (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
  Haizhen Mou (Carleton University)
  Otto Reich (Massey University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Remittances
Transferts de fonds par les travailleurs à l'étranger
Chair Judith Clarke (University of Victoria)
Presentations Determinants of Worker's Remittances in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study [abstract]
    Md. Akhtaruzzaman Uz Zaman (Bangladesh Bank)
    Shubhasish Barua (Essex University)
    Md. Alauddin Majumder (Chittagong University, Chitagong)
  Impact of Remittances on Household Expenditures in the Philippines [abstract]
    Shandre Mugan Thangavelu (National University of Singapore)
  The Effect of Remittances and Migration on Human Capital: Evidence from Mexico [abstract]
    Alfredo Cuecuecha (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
Discussants Dillon Alleyne (University of the West Indies)
  Kenneth Stewart (University of Victoria)
  Bill Warburton (University of British Columbia)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Fisheries Management
Gestion de la pêche
Chair Soham Baksi (University of Winnipeg)
Presentations Market power in an ITQ fishery [abstract]
    Aaron Hatcher (University of Portsmouth)
  Poverty And Open Access Resources: The Case For Communal Management [abstract]
    Ning Qi (University of Guelph)
    Patrick Martin (University of Guelph)
Discussants Markus Herrmann (Université Laval)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Local Markets and Demand Analysis
Marchés locaux et analyse de la demande
Chair James Vercammen (University of British Columbia)
Presentations A Natural Experiment in the San Francisco Bay Area [abstract]
    Volodymyr Bilotkach (University of California, Irvine)
    Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley)
    Oleksandr Talavera (DIW Berlin)
  An Application of Cognitive Dissonance Theory on the Competition for a Local Market [abstract]
    Lampros Lamprinakis (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
Discussants Kien Tran (University of Lethbridge)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Mergers
Fusions
Chair Andreas Park (University of Toronto)
Presentations Do Court Decisions Drive The Federal Trade Commission Enforcement Policy On Merger Settlements? [abstract]
    Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
    Malcolm Coate (Federal Trade Commission)
  Do Vertical Mergers Facilitate Downstream Collusion? [abstract]
    Musa Ayar (The University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
  Claudiu Tunea (Finance Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Stress-testing of Canadian Financial Markets
Simulations de crise chez les marchés financiers canadiens
Chair Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
Presentations An estimation of the probability of delinquency for Canadian households and associated stress-tests [abstract]
    Virginie Traclet (Bank of Canada)
    Shubhasis Dey (Bank of Canada)
  Critical Pathways to Financial Inclusion? Fringe Lending in Canada [abstract]
    Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
Discussants Brian MacLean (Laurentian University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Social Choice Theory
Théorie des choix sociaux
Chair Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Nosiness, Loss Aversion and the Stability of Sen's Paradox [abstract]
    Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
    Chetan Dave (University of Texas at Dallas)
  The Value of Approximation: Inequality Sensitive Rules for Social Decision Making [abstract]
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
  Veblen goods and neighbourhoods: endogenising consumption reference groups [abstract]
    Christopher Barrington-Leigh (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
  Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Human Capital, Growth and Innovation
CMSG: Capital humain, croissance et innovation
Presentations Offshoring, Trade in Tasks and (Occupational) Specificity of Human Capital [abstract]
    Moritz Ritter (University of Toronto)
  Why are Developing Countries Aid-Dependent? [abstract]
    Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
    Francis Andrianarison (Université Laval)
  Legal Origin and Creative Destruction [abstract]
    Alessandro Riboni (Universite De Montreal)
    Giovanni Immordino (Universita di Salerno)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada - Globalization Impacts on Small Open Economies
Banque du Canada - Impacts de la globalisation sur les petites économies ouvertes
Organizer Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Composition of Foreign Assets and Monetary Policy: Valuation versus Income Effect of International Financial Integration [abstract]
    Caroline Schmidt (Swiss National Bank)
    Mathias Hoffmann (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  Globalization and Optimal Monetary Policy in a Multi-Sector Small Open Economy Model [abstract]
    Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Maral Kichian (Bank of Canada)
    Greg Tkacz (Bank of Canada)
  Do Central Banks Respond to Exchange Rate Movements? Some New Evidence from Structural Estimation [abstract]
    Wei Dong (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
  Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
  Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Issues in Macroeconomics I
Questions empiriques en macroéconomie I
Chair Geoffrey Dunbar (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations North American Business Cycles: A Disaggregated Shock Analysis [abstract]
    Kimberly Flood (Bank of Canada)
    Nicolas Parent (Bank of Canada)
  The Measurement of Output Instability in Western Canada [abstract]
    Kathleen Diputado Macaspac (Alberta Finance and Enterprise)
  Computing the Accuracy of Unorthodox Sampling Methods: The Case of the Bank of Canada's Business Outlook Survey [abstract]
    Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
    Mark Illing (Bank of Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Asset Price Reactions
Réactions des prix d'actif
Chair Eric Terry (Ryerson University)
Presentations Reactions of Canadian Interest Rates to Bank of Canada Communications: What moves Markets? [abstract]
    Toni Gravelle (Bank of Canada)
    Christine Fay (Bank of Canada)
  Sound Policies or Good Fortune: What Drives Emerging Market Spreads? [abstract]
    Philipp Maier (Bank of Canada)
    Garima Vasishtha (Bank of Canada)
  Stock Market Returns and Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Badye Omar Essid (HEC Montréal)
Discussants Calista Cheung (Bank of Canada)
  Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Sharif Khan (Queen's University and Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CSLS (Finance): Future Productivity Growth in the Canadian Economy
CSLS (Finance): La Croissance future de la productivité dans l'économie canadienne
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Panelists Richard Dion (Bank of Canada)
  Claude Lavoie (Federal Government)
  Richard Roy (Industry Canada)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Public Policy and Pharmaceuticals
Les Politiques publiques et les produits pharmaceutiques
Sponsored by Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business
Organizer Thomas Ross (University of British Columbia)
Chair Aslam Anis (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Globalization of Clinical Trials for New Medicines: Where are the Trials Going, and Why? [abstract]
    Iain Cockburn (Boston University)
    Ernst Berndt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Fabio Thiers (Harvard Medical School)
  Targeted advertising of preventive medicine in Canada [abstract]
    Christopher Willmore (University of Victoria)
  Effects of `authorized generics' on Canadian drug prices [abstract]
    Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
Discussants Aslam Anis (University of British Columbia)
  Ambarish Chandra (University of British Columbia)
  Kenneth Corts (University of Toronto)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CREE I - Trade and Environment
CREE I - Commerce international et environnement
Organizer Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
Chair Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
Presentations Building blocks or stumbling blocks? The relationship between trade agreements and environmental cooperation [abstract]
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Halis Murat Yildiz (Ryerson University)
  Pollution Intensity and the Composition of Traded Goods [abstract]
    Joel Bruneau (University of Saskatchewan)
  Destination Matters: The Impact of Inter-Country Versus Intra-Country Trade on the Environment [abstract]
    Carol McAusland (University of Maryland)
    Daniel Millimet (Southern Methodist University)
Discussants Claustre Bajona (Ryerson University)
  Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
  Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (Tilburg University)

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Will Strange
État des connaissances: Will Strange
Sponsored by Sauder School of Business
Chair Robert Helsley (University of British Columbia)
Speaker William Strange (University of Toronto)
  On Agglomeration

Sat 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Keynes at 125: Money, Macro and Maynard
KEYNES 5
Organizer Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Chair Sheila Dow (University of Stirling)
Presentations The Roots of the Present Are in the Past: The Relation of Postwar Developments in Macroeconomics to Interwar Business Cycle and Monetary Theory [abstract]
    Robert Dimand (Brock University)
  Keynes and Freud on Money and Capitalism [abstract]
    Gilles Dostaler (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)
Discussants Paul Davidson (Journal of Post Keynesian Economics)
  Kevin Hoover (Duke University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Foreign Exchange Reserves and Currency Stability
Réserves internationales et stabilité des devises
Chair Mei Li (University of Guelph)
Presentations The New Wave of Foreign Reserves Accumulations in Emerging Economies: Determinants and Sustainability [abstract]
    Salem Nechi (Queen's University)
    Lloyd-Ellis Huw (Queen's University)
  The Role of Large Players in a Dynamic Currency Attack Game [abstract]
    Mei Li (University of Guelph)
    Frank Milne (Queen's University)
  Demand for International Reserves: A Quantile Regression Approach [abstract]
    Ozan Sula (Western Washington University)
Discussants Satoshi Kawanishi (Sophia University, JAPAN)
  Salem Nechi (Queen's University)
  Ozan Sula (Western Washington University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH - Colonies and Commodities
CNEH - Les colonies et les marchandises
Organizer David Jacks (Simon Fraser Univ)
Chair Catherine Douglas (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Transport Costs & the Slave Trade to the Caribbean 1683-1729 [abstract]
    Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
    David Eltis (Emory University)
    Kim McIntryre (Fiscal Policy, Finance Canada)
  Political Institutions, Labor Coercion, and the emergence of Public Schooling: Evidence from the 19th Century Coffee Boom [abstract]
    Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto)
  Land reform and export-oriented agriculture in the Philippines and Taiwan under colonial rule [abstract]
    Michael Jolly (Ryerson University)
Discussants David Jacks (Simon Fraser Univ)
  Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Trade
Sujets divers en commerce international I
Chair Matilde Bombardini (The University of British Columbia)
Presentations Together or Alone in Lobbying for Trade Policy [abstract]
    Matilde Bombardini (The University of British Columbia)
    Matilde Bombardini (The University of British Columbia)
    Francesco Trebbi (University of Chicago GSB)
  Investment in biofuels market and future trade disputes [abstract]
    Crina Viju (University of Regina)
    William Kerr (University of Saskatchewan)
  Gotcha! A Profile of Smuggling in International Trade [abstract]
    Volker Nitsch (ETH Zurich)
    Helge Berger (Free University Berlin)
Discussants Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)
  Andrey Stoyanov (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
International Outsourcing
Externalisation internationale
Chair Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
Presentations Employment Structure by Skills: An Interplay of Trade and Technology [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Global sourcing under heterogeneous firm productivities [abstract]
    Joel Blit (University of Toronto)
  A theory of a Business Process Outsourcing Service Provider Firm [abstract]
    Arti Grover (Delhi School of Economics)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Joel Blit (University of Toronto)
  Arti Grover (Delhi School of Economics)
  Yi Zheng (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDESG (S. 2) - Aid and Development
GCED (S. 2) - Aide et développement
Organizer Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Chair Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
Presentations The Games Donors Play: Competin for influence in Recipient States [abstract]
    Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)
  Foreign Aid, Donor Fragmentation, and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Kurt Annen (University of Guelph)
    Stephen Kosempel (University of Guelph)
  Addressing the Food Aid Curse [abstract]
    Max Blouin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Stephane Pallage (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Discussants J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
  Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
  Ashok Kotwal (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF - Teaching Varieties of Economics
PEF - Enseigner des approches variées à l'économie
Organizer Abdella Abdou (Brandon University)
  Rod Hill (University of New Brunswick)
Chair Rod Hill (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations PEF panel on Teaching Varieties of Economics [abstract]
    Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)
  Teaching Varieties of Economics (panel title) [abstract]
    Joan McFarland (St. Thomas University)
  The Problem of Ideology [abstract]
    Ian Hudson (University of Manitoba)
  Defying the Dominant Discourse: Critical Pedagogy and Heterodox Economics [abstract]
    Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CEBERG - Games and Bargaining in the Laboratory
CEBERG - Les Jeux et le bargaining en laboratoire
Organizer Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  John Spraggon (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Chair Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
Presentations Five Indefinitely Repeated Games in the Laboratory [abstract]
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
  A `Pure' Backward Induction Experiment [abstract]
    Subhasish Dugar (University of calgary)
  The effects of historical entitlements in cooperative bargaining over environmental policy: an experimental test [abstract]
    Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
    Christopher Bruce (University of Calgary)
Discussants Kyle Hydnman (Southern Methodist University)
  Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
  Andreas Park (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Econometrics V: Semiparametric Estimation
Économétrie V: Estimation semi paramétrique
Chair Harry J. Paarsch (University of Iowa)
Presentations Semiparametric Estimation in Models of First-Price, Sealed-Bid Auctions with Affiliation [abstract]
    Harry J. Paarsch (University of Iowa)
    Tong Li (Vanderbilt University)
    Timothy P. Hubbard (University of Iowa)
  Nonjointness and Scope Economies in the Multiproduct Symmetric Generalized McFadden Cost Function [abstract]
    Kenneth Stewart (University of Victoria)
  Alternative Semiparametric Efficient Estimation of Stochastic Frontier panel Data Model [abstract]
    Kien Tran (University of Lethbridge)
Discussants Eugene Choo (University of Calgary)
  Pascal Lavergne (Simon Fraser University)
  Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser Univ)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CESG (V) - Testing for Nonlinerarity, Structural Change and Unit Root
CESG (V) - Tests de non-linéarité, de changements structurels et de racines unitaires
Chair Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Approximation Methods & Testing Linearity in Cointegrating Relations [abstract]
    Seung Hyun Hong (Concordia University)
  Tests for a Mean Shift with Good Size and Monotonic Power [abstract]
    Mohitosh Kejriwal (Purdue University)
  Fast Double Sieve Bootstrap Unit Root Tests [abstract]
    Patrick Richard (Université de Sherbrooke)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Labour Economics
Changements dans le domaine de la sécurité d'emploi
Chair Pierre Brochu (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Is Job Insecurity On The Rise? Evidence From Canadian Perception Data [abstract]
    Pierre Brochu (University of Ottawa)
    Lu Zhou (University of Ottawa)
  An analysis of twentieth century work patterns: a nonparametric and semiparametric approach [abstract]
    Luke Ignaczak (Human Resources and Social Development)
    Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
  Blood Money: Incentives for Violence in NHL Hockey [abstract]
    John Haisken-DeNew (RWI Essen)
    Matthias Vorell (RWI Essen)
Discussants Philippe Belley (The University of Western Ontario)
  Stephanie Lluis (University of Waterloo)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Educational and Labour Market Decisions of Youth
Les Décisions des jeunes en matière de l'éducation et du marché du travail
Chair Ana Ferrer (University of calgary)
Presentations Bouncing back: What's happening to high school dropouts? [abstract]
    Christine Laporte (Statistique Canada)
    Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
    Arthur Sweetman (Queen's University)
  Does tightening access to welfare reduce the high school drop out rate? [abstract]
    Bill Warburton (University of British Columbia)
    Alex Mann ( BC Ministry of Education)
  The long term effect of booms on human capital accumulation [abstract]
    Ana Ferrer (University of calgary)
    Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
    David Green (UBC)
Discussants Maria Laura Alzua (IERAL Fundacion Mediterranea)
  Ping Ching Winnie Chan (Statistics Canada)
  Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics and Children
Économie et enfants
Chair Gordon Cleveland (University of Toronto Scarborough)
Presentations Towards a Better Understanding of Barriers Faced by Canadian Young Children in Accessing Community Resources - Insights from Community-Based Survey Studies [abstract]
    Gong-Li Xu (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Producing Quality Centre-Based Child Care Services [abstract]
    Gordon Cleveland (University of Toronto Scarborough)
  The Causal Impact of Alternative Parental Child Rearing Practices on Adolescent Outcomes [abstract]
    Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
Discussants Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto)
  Philip Merrigan (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Public Goods and Public Debt
Biens publics
Chair Stavroula Malla (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations A Theory of Congregational Giving [abstract]
    Jonathan Rosborough (University of Western Ontario)
  Public Intellectual Property Rights and Research Spillovers [abstract]
    Stavroula Malla (University of Lethbridge)
    Richard Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
  Leviathan Governments and the Dynamics of Public Debt [abstract]
    Eric Stephens (Queen's University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Micro-credit and Micro-insurance I
Micro-crédit et micro-assurance I
Chair Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Social Protection for the Poor: A Study on Micro-Health Insurance in Bangladesh [abstract]
    Hedayet Chowdhury (Kazakhstan Institute of Management (KIMEP))
    Abu Eusuf (Dhaka University)
  Time Inconsistent Choice and Social Insurance [abstract]
    Russell Toth (Cornell University)
Discussants Anirban Mukherjee (University of British Columbia)
  Russell Toth (Cornell University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Environmental Economics
Économie environnementale: questions reliées au pétrole
Chair Adeyemi Esuola (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Dynamic Programming of Oil Well Abandonment [abstract]
    Lucija Muehlenbachs (University of Maryland)
  Market Structure and Optimal Carbon Tax with Carbon Storage and Enhanced Resource Recovery. [abstract]
    Adeyemi Esuola (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  A Lindahl Solution to International Emissions Trading [abstract]
    Yukihiro Nishimura (Yokohama National University)
Discussants Rafat Alam (Grant MacEwan College)
  Walid Marrouch (HEC Montréal)
  Joel Wood (University of Guelph)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
The Organization of the Firm
L'Organisation de la firme
Chair Ingela Alger (Carleton University)
Presentations Surplus and Information in a Firm's Make-or-Buy Decision [abstract]
    Ingela Alger (Carleton University)
    Ching-to Albert Ma (Boston University)
    Régis Renault (Thema Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
  British Rail: a matter of contractual design [abstract]
    Miguel Alejandro Sánchez Villalba (University of Alicante)
    Rafael Hortala-Vallve (Nuffield College (Oxford University))
  Business R&D Intensity in Canada and the United States: Does Firm Size Matter? [abstract]
    Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
    Daniel Boothby (Industry Canada)
    Bernice Lau (Industry Canada)
Discussants Catherine Beaudry (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
  Veikko Thiele (University of British Columbia)
  Jun Zhang (Queen's University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Industrial Organization and the Environment II
Organisation industrielle et environnement II
Chair Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Do Environmental Regulations Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? A Study on Canadian Industries [abstract]
    Golnaz Sedigh (University of Ottawa)
  Tradable Permits Under Environmental and Cost-reducing R&D [abstract]
    Jian Qiao Liu (University of Ottawa)
    Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Optimal Forestry Contracts With Private Information [abstract]
    Francis Didier Tatoutchoup (Université de Montreal)
Discussants Souvik Datta (University of British Columbia)
  James Vercammen (University of British Columbia)
  Jennifer Winter (University of Calgary)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Household Finance and Insurance
Économie financière des ménages I
Chair Nasser Ary Tanimoune (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Canadians' Means of Payment Use: The Role of Risk and Convenience [abstract]
    Calros A. Arango (Bank of Canada)
    Varya Taylor (Bank of Canada)
  Indebtedness and the household financial health: An examination of the Canadian debt service ratio distribution [abstract]
    Umar Faruqui (Bank of Canada)
  Efficiency of Insurance Firms with Endogenous Risk Management and Financial Intermediation Activities [abstract]
    Georges Dionne (HEC Montreal)
    David Cummins (Temple University)
    Robert Gagne (HEC Montreal)
    Abdelhakim Nouira (HEC Montreal)
Discussants Calros A. Arango (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Theory of the Firm
Théorie de la firme
Chair Keir G. Armstrong (Carleton University)
Presentations Inframarginal Analysis and the Theory of the Firm [abstract]
    Keir G. Armstrong (Carleton University)
  The Implications of the Ranking Axiom for Discrete Cost Sharing Methods [abstract]
    Eric Akcel Bahel (Université de Montréal)
    Yves Sprumont (Université de Montréal)
  Team Incentives for Managing Competition [abstract]
    Jaesoo Kim (Michigan State University)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Banking and Payment Systems
CMSG: Les Banques et les systèmes de paiement
Organizer James Chapman (Bank of Canada)
  Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Banking, Liquidity and Inflation [abstract]
    Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
    Cesaire Meh (Bank of Canada)
  Private Money and Bank Runs [abstract]
    Xiuhua Huangfu (University of Sydney)
    Hongfei Sun (Queen's University)
  A Model of Tiered Settlement Networks [abstract]
    James Chapman (Bank of Canada)
    Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
    Miguel Molico (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Mei Dong (Simon Fraser University)
  Lucy Qian Liu (Queen's University)
  Ling Sun (University of Toronto)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada - Exchange Rate Modelling
Banque du Canada - modélisation des taux de change
Organizer Donald Coletti (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Futures beacon: Can commodity futures and interest rate expectations help predict the value of the Canadian dollar? [abstract]
    Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
    Loyal Chow (Bank of Canada)
  The Quixotic Relationship between Interest Rates and the Exchange Rate [abstract]
    Viktoria Hnatkovska (University of British Columbia)
    Amartya Lahiri (University of British Columbia)
    Carlos Vegh (University of Maryland)
  What's Behind the Strength in the Canadian Dollar? New Evidence from a Panel of US Dollar Bilateral Exchange Rates [abstract]
    Donald Coletti (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Philippe Cayen (Banque du Canada)
    René Lalonde (Bank of Canada)
    Philipp Maier (Bank of Canada)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Beliefs and Business Cycles
Les croyances et le cycle des affaires
Chair Xiaopeng Yin (University of International Business and Economics)
Presentations Complementarities, Expectation Revisions and the Business Cycle [abstract]
    Jean-Francois Nadeau (University of British Columbia)
  Nominal rigidity, monetary policy and expectation driven business cycles [abstract]
    Shen Guo (Concordia University)
  Endogenous Business Cycles with Knowledge Externalities [abstract]
    Xiaopeng Yin (University of International Business and Economics)
    Yuntong Wang (University of Windsor)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Open Economies
Économies ouvertes
Chair Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
Presentations A wave of protectionism? An analysis of economic and political considerations [abstract]
    Philipp Maier (Bank of Canada)
  Optimal Monetary Policy Rules In A Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Deming Luo (Carleton University)
  Exchange rate appreciation and productivity [abstract]
    Yao Tang (University of British Columbia)
  Globalization and Inflation: The Role of China [abstract]
    Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
    Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Deming Luo (Carleton University)
  Philipp Maier (Bank of Canada)
  Yao Tang (University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of Parole Decisions
L'économie des prises de décision en matière de libération conditionnelle
Chair David Scoones (University of Victoria)
Presentations Rehabilitated or Not?: To Release (?) is the Question [abstract]
    Joanne Roberts (University of Calgary)
    Dan Bernhardt (University of Illinois)
    Steeve Mongrain (Simon Fraser University)
  Assessing Racial Discrimination in Parole Release in the U.S. [abstract]
    Stephane Mechoulan (University of Toronto)
    Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montréal)
  Unconditional Parole [abstract]
    David Scoones (University of Victoria)
Discussants Gregory DeAngelo (University of California Santa Barbara)
  Stephen T. Easton (Simon Fraser University)
  Jean-Francois Wen (University of Calgary)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
BYE and AEDSB - Microfinance: Poverty, Health and Female Empowerment
BYE and AEDSB - La Micro-finance: pauvreté, santé et l'autonomisation des femmes
Organizer Syed M Ahsan (Concordia University)
Presentations A Welfare Economic Analysis of the Impact of Microfinance in Bangladesh [abstract]
    Nigar Nargis (University of Dhaka)
    AKM Ghulam Hussain (University of Dhaka)
  What determines female autonomy? Evidence from Bangladesh [abstract]
    Siwan Anderson (University of British Columbia)
    Mukesh Eswaran (University of British Columbia)
  Helping Poor Women's Health : an evaluation of a micro-credit program targeted at the poorest in Bangladesh [abstract]
    Franque Grimard (McGill University)
    Vivek Prakash (McGill University)
Discussants Siwan Anderson (University of British Columbia)
  Franque Grimard (McGill University)
  Kim Lehrer (The University of British Columbia)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CREE II - Industrial Oorganization and the Environment
CREE II - Organisation industrielle et environnement
Organizer Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
Chair Joel Bruneau (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations The effect of environmental policy on collusion [abstract]
    Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (Tilburg University)
    Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University)
  Environmental Regulation and Rationalization in the Retail Gasoline Industry [abstract]
    Heather Eckert (University of Alberta)

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Catherine Wolfram
État des connaissances: Catherine Wolfram
Sponsored by IRPP
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Catherine Wolfram (University of California at Berkeley)
  Policies to Address Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges

Sat 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Keynes at 125: Keynes and Later Macroeconomics
KEYNES 6
Organizer Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Chair Kevin Hoover (Duke University)
Presentations Evolutionary Economics, the Phillips Curve and the Incredible Disappearing Natural Rate of Unemployment [abstract]
    Richard Lipsey (Simon Fraser University)
  From the LM Curve to the Equations of Finance - Reinventing a Keynesian Theory of Interest [abstract]
    Edward Nell (The New School for Social Research)
Discussants Harald Hagemann (Universitat Hohenheim)
  Robert Mundell (Columbia University)

Sat 12:00 - 13:30 Loc. TBA
PEF AGM
PEF - AG

Sat 12:00 - 14:00 Loc. TBA
Purvis Lunch
Déjeuner-conférence Purvis
Sponsored by CIRPEE
Chair James Brander (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Caroline M. Hoxby (Harvard University)
  Education and Growth: Working Out the Causal Connection

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
International Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
Macréconomie internationale et croissance économique
Chair Andrew Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
Presentations How Quick is the Recovery from Aid Dependency: A Global Analysis [abstract]
    Anupam Das (University of Manitoba)
    John Serieux (University of Manitoba)
  Booming resource exports, the exchange rate and deindustrialization: Is Canada catching the "Dutch Disease"? [abstract]
    Jafar Khondaker (Statistics Canada)
  Sources of Growth in National Income 2002-2007 [abstract]
    Andrew Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
Discussants Fletcher Baragar (University of Manitoba)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH - Perspectives on Public Finance
CNEH - Perspectives en économie publique
Organizer David Jacks (Simon Fraser Univ)
Chair Ruth Dupré (HEC Montréal)
Presentations Public Pensions and the Well-being of Seniors in Canada: Comparing Means-Tested and Universal Eligibility, 1921-1970 [abstract]
    Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
    Jesse Matheson (University of Calgary)
  School resources and schooling outcomes in a frontier society: evidence from British Columbia, 1900-1920 [abstract]
    Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
    Chris Minns (London School of Economics)
  Estimating the Credibility of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation's Threat to Nationalize Oil Resources in Saskatchewan [abstract]
    Jennifer Winter (University of Calgary)
    Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
Discussants Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)
  Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser Univ)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Health: Theoretical Topics
Santé: sujets théoriques
Chair Weiqiu Yu (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Are Group Practices Good for Society's Health? [abstract]
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
    Jianwei Zhong (University of Ottawa)
  Lifestyles, Risks on Health and Longevity, and Insurance [abstract]
    Louise Lavoie (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Louise Lavoie (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Optimal Public Provision of Nursing Homes and the Role of Information [abstract]
    Robert Nuscheler (University of Waterloo)
    Michael Kuhn (Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research)
Discussants Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  Louise Lavoie (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Robert Nuscheler (University of Waterloo)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Borders
Gestion frontalière et commerce international
Chair Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The Impact of Visa Requirements on Canadian Trade [abstract]
    David Boileau (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
  North American Perimeter and Border Management Options: Is a Customs Union necessary? A CGE Investigation [abstract]
    Evangelia Papadaki (Public Safety , Canadain Border Service Agency)
    Marcel Merette (University of Ottawa)
  Do National Borders Matter? Evidence from the Mercosur Trade Bloc [abstract]
    Denise Vasconcelos (Bank of Canada)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Trade, Development and Immigration
Commerce international, développement et immigration
Chair Crina Viju (University of Regina)
Presentations Does Africa trade less than it should? The role of market access and domestic factors [abstract]
    Devesh Roy (International Food Policy Research Institute)
    Bouet Antoine (International Food Policy Research Institute)
    Santosh Mishra (Oregon State University)
  An India-China FTA: Potential Economic Implications for the Asian and the North American Economies [abstract]
    Madanmohan Ghosh (Government of Canada)
    Manmohan Agarwal (CIGI, Watertoo, Canada)
Discussants Madanmohan Ghosh (Government of Canada)
  Devesh Roy (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CDESG (S.3) - Health and Education in Development
GCED (S.3) - Santé et éducation en développement économique
Organizer Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Chair Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Health and welfare in 19th-century France [abstract]
    Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
    Josée Leblanc (Finance Canada)
    Gilles Postel-Vinay (INRA and EHESS)
    David Sahn (Cornell University)
  Children's educational completion rates and dropouts in the context of Ethiopia's national poverty reduction strategy [abstract]
    Tassew Woldehanna Kahsay (Addis Ababa University; IDRC project leader)
    Tassew Woldehanna (Addis Ababa University)
  Adjusting the Human Development Index for Mortality [abstract]
    Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
    Sari Fink (University of Victoria)
    Nilanjana Roy (University of Victoria)
Discussants Jean-Francois Arsenault (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  Charles Beach (Queen's University)
  Lihui Zhang (Dalhousie University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Housing Markets
Les Marchés du logement
Chair Ron Cheung (Florida State University)
Presentations The Effect of Land-Use Regulation on the Housing Market: Disentangling Price and Quantity Responses [abstract]
    Ron Cheung (Florida State University)
    Keith Ihlanfeldt (Florida State University)
    Thomas Mayock (Florida State University)
  Effect of Neighbourhood Characteristics on House Prices in the City of Edmonton [abstract]
    Shahidul Islam (Grant MacEwan College)
    Varghese Manaloor (University of Alberta)
  Asset Prices and Armageddon: Do 'Evangelicals' 'End Times' Beliefs Affect U.S. House Prices? [abstract]
    Christopher Crowe (International Monetary Fund)
Discussants Ron Cheung (Florida State University)
  Shahidul Islam (Grant MacEwan College)
  Qiang Li (University of British Columbia)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Econometrics VI: Applied Microeconometrics
Économétrie VI: micro-économétrie appliquée
Chair Hui Feng (King's University College at the U.W.O)
Presentations Hybrid Choice Modeling of New Technologies for Car Use in Canada: A Simulated Maximum Likelihood Approach [abstract]
    Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)
    Nathalie Boucher (Université Laval)
    Ricardo Alvarez-Daziano (Université Laval)
  Estimating Household Equivalence Scales for South Africa by Bayesian Fuzzy Regression [abstract]
    Hui Feng (King's University College at the U.W.O)
  Accounting for Time-Varying Unobserved Ability Heterogeneity within Education Production Functions [abstract]
    Weili Ding (Queen's University)
    Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
Discussants David Giles (University of Victoria)
  Yiguo Sun (University of Guelph)
  Martijn van Hasselt (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Productivity
Productivité
Chair Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
Presentations What Affects MFP in the Long-Run? Evidence from Canadian Industries [abstract]
    Yi Zheng (Bank of Canada)
    Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
  Relative Price Movements and Labour Productivity in Canada: A VAR Analysis [abstract]
    David Dupuis (Bank of Canada)
    Lise Pichette (Bank of Canada)
    Michael Dolega (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Gabriel Bruneau (University of Montréal)
  Abhay Gupta (University of British Columbia)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Determinants of Self-employment
Déterminants du travail autonome
Chair Jean-Francois Wen (University of Calgary)
Presentations Determinants of Self-Employment in Canada [abstract]
    Jean-Francois Wen (University of Calgary)
    Daniel Gordon (University of Calgary)
  Income Under-reporting and Self-employment [abstract]
    Chunling Fu (Simon Fraser University)
    Geoffrey Dunbar (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Herbert Schuetze (University of Victoria)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Trade Topics
Sujets en commerce international empirique
Chair Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
Presentations From Beijing to Bentonville: How Multinational Retailers Link Markets [abstract]
    Ran Jing (University of British Columbia)
    Keith Head (Univ. Brit. Col.)
    Deborah Swenson (University of California, Davis)
  The Effects of Outward Foreign Direct Investment on the Growth of Parent Firms: A Case Study of Taiwanese Companies [abstract]
    Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
    Yi-Yi Chan (National Taiwan University)
    Jin-Tan Liu (National Taiwan University)
Discussants Runjuan Liu (University of Alberta)
  Katheryn Russ (University of California, Davis)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
International Taxation
Taxation internationale
Chair Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
Presentations International Income Shifting in Canadian Corporations [abstract]
    Qing Hong (Universtiy of Toronto)
  Labour Taxation and Foreign Direct Investment [abstract]
    Doina Maria Radulescu (University of Munich)
    Peter Egger (ifo Institute Munich)
Discussants Marcel Gerard (Facultés Univeristaires Catholiques de Mons, FUCaM)
  Eric Stephens (Queen's University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Economic Reform and Employment
Réformes économiques et emploi
Chair Dipak Mazumdar (University Of Toronto, Canada)
Presentations The Employment Problem in India and the Phenomenon of the `Missing Middle' [abstract]
    Dipak Mazumdar (University Of Toronto, Canada)
    Sandip Sarkar (Institute for Human Development, India)
  Reforms and Employment Determination: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Enterprises at the turn of the 21st Century [abstract]
    Manish Pandey (University of Winnipeg)
    Xiao-yuan Dong (University of Winnipeg)
  Productivity Effects on Mexican Manufacturing Employment before and after NAFTA [abstract]
    Rene Cabral Torres (EGAP, Tecnologico de Monterrey)
    Andre Varella Mollick (University of Texas, Pan American)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
International Environmental Issues
Questions internationales en environnement
Chair Heather Eckert (University of Alberta)
Presentations Consumption Externalities, Backhauling, and Pollution Havens [abstract]
    Derek Kellenberg (University of Montana)
  Does emission permit trade hamper development? Capital and output dynamics under an international transferable emission quota trade system [abstract]
    Mykhaylo Salnykov (Simon Fraser University)
  Illegal Extractions of Renewable Resources and Trade [abstract]
    Naoto Jinji (Okayama University)
Discussants Joel Bruneau (University of Saskatchewan)
  Naoto Jinji (Okayama University)
  Michael Margolis (Universidad de Guanajuato)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Regulation
Réglementation
Chair Stephen Law (Mount Allison University)
Presentations Airport Congestion Pricing and its Welfare Implications [abstract]
    Andrew Chi Lok Yuen (University of British Columbia)
    Anming Zhang (University of British Columbia)
  The Effects of Competition and Proportional Return Rule in the International Telephone Markets [abstract]
    Heng Ju (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
  The Lack of Evidence for the Averch-Johnson Effect for Regulated Network Utilities [abstract]
    Stephen Law (Mount Allison University)
Discussants David Haardt (McMaster University)
  Heng Ju (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
  Hankook Kim (Industry Canada)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Electricity Markets
Les marchés de l'électricité
Chair Henry Thille (University of Guelph)
Presentations Voting on Electricity Market Integration [abstract]
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur (Toulouse School of Economics)
    Pierre-Olivier Pineau (HEC Montreal)
  Dynamic Competition in Electricity Markets: Hydropower and Thermal Generation [abstract]
    Henry Thille (University of Guelph)
    Talat Genc (University of Guelph)
Discussants Etienne Billette de Villemeur (Toulouse School of Economics)
  Henry Thille (University of Guelph)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Firm Survival, and Household Credit
La survie des firmes et le crédit aux ménages
Chair Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)
Presentations Why Do Firms Fail? Managerial Acquisitiveness and Corporate Failure [abstract]
    Mohammad Rahaman (University of Toronto)
  Startup Financial Conditions and Survival of New Firms [abstract]
    Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)
    Kim Huynh (Indiana University)
    Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
  Analysis of Credit Constraint and Financial Exclusion with Canadian Microdata [abstract]
    Jerry Buckland (Menno Simons College)
    Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)
Discussants Umar Faruqui (Bank of Canada)
  Mohammad Rahaman (University of Toronto)
  Wayne Simpson (University of Manitoba)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Microeconomic Theory
Sujets en théorie microéconomique
Chair Gregory Dow (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Social Status and Classical Utility [abstract]
    Bianjun Xia (Simon Fraser University)
    Arthur Robson (Simon Fraser Univeristy)
  Two-Sided Signaling with Noisy Signals [abstract]
    Chris Bidner (University of British Columbia)
  Sequential Analysis in Groups [abstract]
    Arvind Magesan (University of Toronto)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Environmental and Health Econometrics
L'Économétrie de l'environnement et de la santé
Chair Van Lantz (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Environmental Kuznets Curves for bird abundance in Canada: an examination of alternative regression models using panel data [abstract]
    Van Lantz (University of New Brunswick)
    Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira (St. Francis Xavier University)
  The Consumption of Legal and Illegal Substances: Onset, Initiation Timing, and Interdependence [NOT AVAIL ON SUNDAY] [abstract]
    Siu Fai Leung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
    Shihti Yu (Tsing Hua University)
  Decoupling Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economic Growth: A revisit of the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis [abstract]
    Paritosh Ghosh (Red Deer College)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada - Economic History: Exchange Rate and Monetary Policy Regimes
Banque du Canada - Histoire économique: régimes de taux de change et régimes monétaires
Organizer Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Chair Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Canada and the IMF: Trailblazer or Prodigal Son? [abstract]
    Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
    Michael Bordo (Rutgers University)
    Tamara Gomes (Bank of Canada)
  Did Adhering to the Gold Standard Reduce the Cost of Capital?
    Ron Alquist (University of Michigan)
    Ben Chabot (U. of Michigan)
  Coin Sizes and Payments in Commodity Money Systems [abstract]
    Angela Redish (University of British Columbia)
    Warren Weber (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
Discussants Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
  Miguel Molico (Bank of Canada)
  Gregor Smith (Queen's University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Optimal Macroeconomic Policy
Politique macroéconomique optimale
Chair Matthew Doyle (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Ramsey Optimal Fiscal Policy in Emerging Countries: Is it Procyclical? [abstract]
    Subrata Sarker (University of British Columbia)
  Nominal External Debt and Time-Consistency of Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Garima Vasishtha (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Makoto Nakajima (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  Subrata Sarker (University of British Columbia)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Business Cycle Mechanisms
Mécanismes de propagation du cycle économique
Chair Maher Khaznaji (Universite du Quebec A Montreal)
Presentations Rule-of-thumb consumers, productivity and hours [abstract]
    Francesco Furlanetto (Central Bank of Norway)
    Martin Seneca (University of Aarhus)
  Cash Flow Sensitivity of Investment: Does This Test the Presence of Finance Constraints or the Corporate Governance Problem? [abstract]
    Sadaquat Junayed (Carleton University)
  Estimating DSGE-Model-Consistent Trends for Use in Forecasting [abstract]
    Marc-Andre Gosselin (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Philippe Cayen (Banque du Canada)
    Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
  International Real Business Cycles, Capital Rigidity and Investment-Specific Technology Shocks [abstract]
    Sharif Khan (Queen's University and Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants Francesco Furlanetto (Central Bank of Norway)
  Marc-Andre Gosselin (Bank of Canada)
  Sadaquat Junayed (Carleton University)
  Sharif Khan (Queen's University and Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Law and Economics I
Sujets en droit et économie I
Chair Douglas Allen (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations The Evolution of Criminal Law and Police During the Industrial Revolution [abstract]
    Douglas Allen (Simon Fraser University)
    Yoram Barzel (The University of Washington)
  First Names and Crime: Does Unpopularity Spell Trouble? [abstract]
    Daniel Lee (Shippensburg University)
    David Kalist (Shippensburg University)
  Life and Death in the Fast Lane: The Effect of Police Enforcement on Roadway Safety [abstract]
    Gregory DeAngelo (University of California Santa Barbara)
    Benjamin Hansen (University of California Santa Barbara)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Environmental Policy I
Politique environnementale I
Sponsored by Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business
Organizer Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Incentive Contracting for an Intermediary in an Emerging Carbon Offset Market [abstract]
    James Vercammen (University of British Columbia)
    Murray Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Comparing Policies to Combat Emissions Leakage: Border Tax Adjustments versus Rebates [abstract]
    Carolyn Fischer (Resources for the Future)
    Alan Fox (U.S. International Trade Commission)
  Biological Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Trading Re-Visited [abstract]
    G. Cornelis van Kooten (University of Victoria)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
HRSDC 2 - Issues in Literacy in Canada
RHDSC 1 - Questions reliées au taux d'alphabétisation au Canada
Organizer Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
Presentations Literacy Skills Levels of Canadian Workforce (16-65 age group): Evidence from IALSS 2003 [abstract]
    Bagala Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
  Youth Literacy in Canada [abstract]
    Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
    David Green (UBC)
    Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)
  Overqualified Immigrants in Canada: Is low literacy to blame? [abstract]
    Mathieu Audet (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Discussants Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Randy Wright
État des connaissances: Randy Wright
Sponsored by Bank of Canada
Chair Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Randall Wright (University of Pennsylvania)
  Inflation and Unemployment in the long run

Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in the History of Monetary Economics
Sujets en histoire de l'économie monétaire
Organizer Russell Boyer (University of Western Ontario)
Chair Russell Boyer (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations The Quantity Theory of Money Revisited [abstract]
    Michael Graff (ETH Zurich)
  Was Mundell aware of Lerner's contribution? [abstract]
    Russell Boyer (University of Western Ontario)
  The origins of a classic contribution to The Canadian Journal [abstract]
    Warren Young (Bar-Ilan University)
    Russell Boyer (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Filippo Cesarano (Banca d'Italia)
  Richard Lipsey (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
MESA - Postsecondary Education and Money Matters
CMSF - Aspects financiers de l'éducation post secondaire
Chair Anne Motte (Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation - MESA)
Presentations Does student aid cause more participation in Post-Secondary Education ? [abstract]
    Pier-André Bouchard St-Amant (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Pier-André Bouchard St-Amant (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec At Montreal)
  The effects of university characteristics and academic regulations on degree completion and time to degree [abstract]
    Felice Martinello (Brock University)
  The Effect of School Resources on Investment in Post-secondary Education in Canada [abstract]
    Kathleen Day (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Ana Ferrer (University of calgary)
  Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CNEH - Alcohol, Sex, and Herpetology
CNEH - Alcool, sexe et herpétologie
Organizer David Jacks (Simon Fraser Univ)
Chair Rick Szostak (University of Alberta)
Presentations Why did Canada nationalize liquor sales in the 1920s ? A political economy story [abstract]
    Ruth Dupré (HEC Montréal)
  Go Forth and Multiply: The Effect of Religion on Family Size [abstract]
    Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead University)
  Worldwide Herpetological Species Movements from 1850: Accidental, Purposeful, and Costly Ecological Change [abstract]
    Brooks Kaiser (Gettysburg College)
    Fred Kraus (Bishop Museum, Honolulu)
    Kimberly Burnett (University of Puget Sound)
Discussants Ross Hickey (Simon Fraser Univeristy)
  Carol McAusland (University of Maryland)
  Jennifer Winter (University of Calgary)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
The Urban-Rural Interface
L'Interface ville-campagne
Chair G. Cornelis van Kooten (University of Victoria)
Presentations Expert Opinion versus Transaction Evidence: Using the Reilly Index to Measure Open Space premiums in the Urban-Rural Fringe [abstract]
    Tracy Stobbe (University of Victoria)
    Geerte Cotteleer (Wageningen University)
    G. Cornelis van Kooten (University of Victoria)
  Hobby Farms and Protection of Farmland in British Columbia [abstract]
    Alison J. Eagle (University of Victoria)
    G. Cornelis van Kooten (University of Victoria)
    Tracy Stobbe (University of Victoria)
  Urban Footprints in Rural Canada: Employment Spillovers by City Size [abstract]
    Kamar Ali (University of Saskatchewan)
    Rose Olfert (University of Saskatchewan)
    Mark Partridge (Ohio State University)
Discussants Kamar Ali (University of Saskatchewan)
  Alison J. Eagle (University of Victoria)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Health Policy I
La politique en matière de santé I
Chair Pierre Thomas Léger (HEC Montréal, CIRANO and CIRPÉE)
Presentations Monotherapy With Atypical Antipsychotics For Schizophrenia: A Clinical Review And Economic Evaluation Of First Twelve Months Of Treatment [abstract]
    Farah Farahati (THETA - University of Toronto)
    Michel Boucher (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health)
    Richard Williams (University of British Columbia)
    Kristen Moulton (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health)
  Hospital Physician Gainsharing [abstract]
    Pierre Thomas Léger (HEC Montréal, CIRANO and CIRPÉE)
    Claudio Lucarelli (Cornell University)
    Jonathan Ketcham (Arizona State)
  Physician Payment Mechanisms: Dynamics, Diagnostic Ability and Altruism [abstract]
    Marie Allard (HEC Montréal)
    Pierre Thomas Léger (HEC Montréal, CIRANO and CIRPÉE)
    Izabela Jelovac (Université de Lyon II)
Discussants Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  Robert Nuscheler (University of Waterloo)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Foreign Direct Investment II
Investissement étranger direct II
Chair Larry Qiu (University of Hong Kong)
Presentations Cross-border strategic alliances and foreign market entry [abstract]
    Larry Qiu (University of Hong Kong)
  Financial Openness: Foreign Loans vs. FDI [abstract]
    Katheryn Russ (University of California, Davis)
    Beatriz De Blas Perez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
  Sectoral Patterns of Expropriation and Foreign Direct Investment [abstract]
    Christopher Hajzler (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Xiaohua Bao (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
  Bo Chen (Simon Fraser University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Trade and Growth
Commerce international et croissance
Chair Claustre Bajona (Ryerson University)
Presentations Trade Liberalization, Growth, and Productivity [abstract]
    Claustre Bajona (Ryerson University)
    Mark Gibson (Washington State University)
    Timothy Kehoe (University of Minnesota)
    Kim Ruhl (University of Texas at Austin)
  Poverty Impacts of Increased Openness and Fiscal Policies in a Dollarized economy: A CGE-Micro Approach for Ecuador [abstract]
    Sara Wong (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL))
    Ricardo Arguello (Universidad del Rosario)
  Institutions, Geography, and Terms of Trade in Latin America: A Longitudinal Econometric Analysis [abstract]
    Carlos E. Schonerwald da Silva (University of Utah )
    Nathan Perry (University of Utah)
Discussants Claustre Bajona (Ryerson University)
  Alberto Salvo (Northwestern University)
  Sara Wong (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL))

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CDESG (S. 4) - Africa and Development
GCED (S.4) - L'Afrique et le développement
Organizer Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Chair Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)
Presentations TRENDS IN RAINFALL AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA: A Neglected Cause of the African Growth Tragedy [abstract]
    Luisito Bertinelli (University of Luxembourg)
    Eric Strobl (Ecole Polytechnique Paris)
    Salvador Barrios (European Commission)
  The Political Economy of Rural Neglect in Tanzania [abstract]
    Melanie O'Gorman (University of Winnipeg)
  Geography, Infrastructure and Africa's Manufacturing Exports ( Evidence from firm level data) [abstract]
    Busani Moyo (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  Unions, Productivity and Profitability in African Manufacturing [abstract]
    Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)
Discussants Luisito Bertinelli (University of Luxembourg)
  Garth Frazer (University of Toronto)
  Busani Moyo (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  Melanie O'Gorman (University of Winnipeg)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
PEF - Public Policy and Economic Security of Vulnerable Populations in British Columbia
PEF - Politiques publiques et sécurité économique des populations vulnérables en Colombie brittanique
Organizer Seth Klein (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Chair Seth Klein (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Presentations Public Policy and Economic Security of Vulnerable Populations in British Columbia [abstract]
    Marjorie Griffin Cohen (Simon Fraser University)
  Welfare, Social Policy Reform and Economic Security [abstract]
    Seth Klein (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  Community Health Care Restructuring [abstract]
    Zena Sharman (University of British Columbia)
  Community Health Care Restructuring [abstract]
    Iglika Ivanova (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
SRDC - Community Employment Innovation Project: Encouraging Work while Supporting Local Development
SRDC - Projets de développement communautaire de l'emploi: soutenir l'emploi tout en encourageant le développement local
Organizer David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Canada)
Chair Bagala Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Presentations The Long-run Impacts and Cost-Efficiency of a Community-based Jobs Strategy [abstract]
    David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Canada)
    Shawn de Raaf (Social Research & Demonstration Corporation)
    Taylor Shek-Wai Hui (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Canada)
    Boris Palameta (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
  Strengthening Local Capacity through the Social Economy: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Community-Level Effects [abstract]
    Shawn de Raaf (Social Research & Demonstration Corporation)
    David Gyarmati (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Canada)
    Boris Palameta (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
    Taylor Shek-Wai Hui (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Canada)
Discussants David Green (UBC)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Econometrics VII: Macroeconometrics
Économétrie VII: macro-économétrie
Chair Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University)
Presentations The Asymmetric Effects of Oil Price Shocks [abstract]
    Sajjadur Rahman (University of Calgary)
  How Much Do Real Wage Rigidities Matter for Canadian Inflation? [abstract]
    Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University)
    Maral Kichian (Bank of Canada)
  Forecasting Euro Area Quarterly Real GDP: Optimal Pooling of Information [abstract]
    Oliver Hülsewig (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
    Oliver Huelsewig (ifo Institute for Economic Research)
    Timo Wollmershaeuser (ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Discussants Marie-Hélène Gagnon (Université Laval)
  Dalibor Stevanovic (Universite de Montreal)
  Kenneth Stewart (University of Victoria)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Intellectual Property and Innovation I
Sujets en innovation et en productivité I
Chair Ryan Macdonald (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Estimating the rate of return from public infrastructure [abstract]
    Ryan Macdonald (Statistics Canada)
  HOURS CONSTRAINTS AND TRAINING FOR OLDER WORKERS: A Comparision between Australia and Canada Using Matched Employer-Employee Surveys. [abstract]
    Elisabetta Magnani (The University of New South Wales)
  Canadian biotechnology business alliances and cooperation [abstract]
    Catherine Beaudry (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
Discussants Jie Cai (University of British Columiba)
  Rashid Nikzad (University of Ottawa)
  Kam Yu (Lakehead University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Labour Supply and Regional Wage Differences
Sujets en offre de travail et inégalités de salaire entre régions
Chair Ian Cahill (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
Presentations Estimating lifecycle labor supply model for men using sample selection corrected panel data models: Canadian Evidence [abstract]
    Eyob Fissuh (University of Manitoba)
  Explaining Canadian Regional Wage Relativities [abstract]
    Ian Cahill (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
    Michael Gager (Government of Canada)
  Demand for Science and Technology Skills:Is it lower in Canada than in the US? If so, Why? [abstract]
    Surendra Gera (Industry Canada)
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
    Francois Rimbaud (Industry Canada)
Discussants Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Social Development)
  James McIntosh (Concordia University)
  Yunfa Zhu (University of Manitoba)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Labour Issues in Developing Countries
Questions par rapport au travail dans les pays en voie de développement
Chair Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Remittances and skill mismatch among Philippine residents working abroad [abstract]
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
    Rebecca Valenzuela (Monash University)
  Changing Employment Pattern of Dynamic Sectors in India [abstract]
    Sourabh Paul (University of British Columbia)
  English Language Premium: Effect on Labor Market Outcomes from a policy experiment in India [abstract]
    Shilpi Kapur (Washington University in St Louis)
    Tanika Chakraborty (Washington University in St Louis)
Discussants Tamara Gomes (Bank of Canada)
  Andrew Kelvin (Bank of Canada)
  Russell Toth (Cornell University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Economics of National Security I (empirical)
L'Économie de la sécurité nationale I (empirique)
Organizer Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College)
Presentations Economic Sanctions and Culture [abstract]
    Dennis Halcoussis (California State University, Northridge)
    Anton Lowenberg (California State University, Northridge)
    Donna Driscoll (California State University, Northridge)
  Democratic Peace: the role of electoral incentives [abstract]
    Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montréal)
    Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles (Ecares))
    Maurizio Zanardi (Université Libre de Bruxelles (Ecares) )
  The Strategic Cost Model: Theory and Empirics [abstract]
    Biinyam Solomon (Defence Research and Development Canada)
    Paul Chouinard (Defence Research and Development Canada)
    Leonard Kerzner (Defence Research and Development Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Optimal Taxation
Taxation optimale
Chair Syed M Ahsan (Concordia University)
Presentations The Impact of Changing Skill Levels on Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxes [abstract]
    Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
    John A. Weymark (Vanderbilt University)
  Discrimination-Blind versus Discrimination-Sighted Optimal Income Taxation [abstract]
    Alan Krause (University of York)
  The Efficiency Loss of Capital Income Taxation under Imperfect Loss Offset Provisions [abstract]
    Syed M Ahsan (Concordia University)
    Panagiotis Tsigaris (Thompson Rivers University)
Discussants Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
  Alan Krause (University of York)
  Panagiotis Tsigaris (Thompson Rivers University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Environmental Social Choice
Choix social environnemental
Chair Yazid Dissou (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Innovation and information acquisition under time consistency and uncertainty [abstract]
    Caroline Orset (Université Laval)
    Sophie Chemarin (Ecole Polytechnique Paris)
  Household incidence of pollution control policies: a stochastic dominance analysis using general equilibrium effects [abstract]
    Yazid Dissou (University of Ottawa)
    Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
    Abdelkrim Araar (CIRPEE and PEP)
  Environmental Information and Moral Suasion as Policy Tools: A Cross Disciplinary Perspective [abstract]
    Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Philippe Bontems (Toulouse School of Economics)
  Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Caroline Orset (Université Laval)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization I
Organisation industrielle empirique I
Chair Mariano Tappata (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Entrepreneurship, Teamwork and the Commercialization of Ideas [abstract]
    Carlos Serrano (University of Toronto)
    Thomas Astebro (University of Toronto)
  Price Dispersion and Consumer Search in the Retail Gasoline Market [abstract]
    Mariano Tappata (University of British Columbia)
    Ambarish Chandra (University of British Columbia)
  Evidence on the Secondary Market for Concert Tickets [abstract]
    Marie Connolly Pray (Cornerstone Research)
    Alan B, Krueger (Princeton University)
Discussants Ambarish Chandra (University of British Columbia)
  Hankook Kim (Industry Canada)
  Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Monetary Economics
Sujets en économie monétaire
Chair Matthew Doyle (University of Waterloo)
Presentations Was the Great Inflation Caused by Errors in Monetary Policy? An Investigation on OECD countries. [abstract]
    Matthew Doyle (University of Waterloo)
    Jean-Paul Lam (University of Waterloo and RCEA)
  Data Revisions, Gradualism, and US Inflation Pressure in Real Time [abstract]
    Diana Weymark (Vanderbilt University)
    Pierre Silkos (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Discussants Kim Huynh (Indiana University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Financial Economics II
Sujets en économie financière II
Chair Meyer Aaron (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Does Newspaper Coverage of Macroeconomic Events Affect Stock Returns? [abstract]
    Gene Birz (State University of New York at Binghamton)
    John Lott (University of Maryland)
  Media Coverage and Stock Market Returns: Evidence from Chemical Disasters [abstract]
    Marie-Aude Laguna (Paris School of Economics - Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  Linkages in the international banking system: a network analysis using market data [abstract]
    Meyer Aaron (Bank of Canada)
    Nikil Chande (Bank of Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Capital
CMSG: Le Capital
Presentations Organizational Capital and Optimal Taxation [abstract]
    Bidyut Talukdar (Mcmaster University)
    Alok Johri (McMaster University)
  Venture Capital vs. Banks in Financing High-Tech Firms: Cross-Country Differences in Banking Regulation and Venture Capital Investment Allocation [abstract]
    Ye Jia (University of Western Ontario)
  Intangible Capital, Barriers to Technology Adoption and Cross-Country Income Differences [abstract]
    Aamir Hashmi (National University of Singapore)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics
CMSG: Hétérogénéité en macroéconomie
Presentations Aggregate and Welfare Effects of Redistribution of Wealth Under Inflation and Price-Level Targeting [abstract]
    Yaz Terajima (Bank of Canada)
    Meh Cesaire (Bank of Canada)
    Rios-Rull Jose-Victor (University of Minnesota)
  Lumpy Capital, Labor Market Search and Employment Dynamics in Business Cycles [abstract]
    Zhe Li (University of Toronto)
  Social Security, Differential Fertility, and the Dynamics of the Earnings Distribution [abstract]
    Kai (Jackie) Zhao (University of Western Ontario)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Applied Microeconometrics I
Micro-économétrie I
Chair Sisira Sarma (The University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Comparison Income Effect on Subjective Well-Being [abstract]
    Zhi Li (University of Guelph)
  Transitions in Living Arrangements of Canadian Seniors: Findings from NPHS Longitudinal Data [abstract]
    Sisira Sarma (The University of Western Ontario)
    Gordon Hawley (Health Canada)
    Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
  Unemployment and Occupational Attainment of Male Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in UK [abstract]
    Sayema H. Bidisha (University of Nottingham)
Discussants Zaida Adatia (Health Canada)
  Sherry Wang (Health Canada)
  Caroline Yung (Health Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Labour Markets and Macroeconomics
Macroéconomie et marché du travail
Chair Daniel Haile (Acadia University)
Presentations Labor Market Cycles and Unemployment Insurance Eligibility [abstract]
    Min Zhang (University of Toronto)
    Miquel Faig (University of Toronto)
  Aggregate Hours Adjustment in Frictional Labor Markets [abstract]
    Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
    Michael Krause (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  Money, Production, and the Frictions in the Labor Market [abstract]
    Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Inflation, Money and Interest Rates
Inflation, monnaie et taux d'intérêt
Chair Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
Presentations Seasonal Variation In The Use Of The Us Postal Money Order [abstract]
    Thomas Velk (McGill University)
    Terence Hines (Pace University)
  Core and Total Inflation: Recent International Evidence [abstract]
    Marianne Johnson (Bank of Canada)
    Jonathan Hoddenbagh (Bank of Canada)
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
  Estimating Sensitivity of Inventory Investment to Interest Rate [abstract]
    Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)
    Sadaquat Junayed (Carleton University)
  Capacity Utilization and Inflation Redux: Results from the Service Sector and Beyond [abstract]
    Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Brant Abbott (University of Victoria)
  Janet Hua Jiang (University of Manitoba)
  Hashmat Khan (Carleton University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Topics in Law and Economics II
Sujets en droit et économie II
Chair Cherie Metcalf (Queen's University)
Presentations The Private Diffusion of Public Law Norms: Third Party Rankings as Regulation by Information [abstract]
    Cherie Metcalf (Queen's University)
  On social and market sanctions in deterring illegal behavior [abstract]
    Philippe Bontems (Toulouse School of Economics)
    Gilles Rotillon (University of Paris X Nanterre)
  Trial and Settlement under Loss Aversion [abstract]
    Eric Terry (Ryerson University)
Discussants Jeremy Clark (University of Canterbury)
  Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Environmental Policy II
Politique environnementale II
Sponsored by Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business
Organizer Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Climate Policy and Induced R&D: How Great is the Effect? [abstract]
    Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
    Nikita Lyssenko (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  Evaluating Tax Rebates for Hybrid Vehicles [abstract]
    Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
    Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)
    Milind Kandlikar (University of British Columbia)
  Regulatory Coordination and Optimal Taxation of Polluters in Non-Competitive Markets [abstract]
    Stephan Schott (Carleton University)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Health Policy II
La Politique en matière de santé II
Chair Gervan Fearon (York University)
Presentations Government funding policy towards communicable diseases [abstract]
    Gervan Fearon (York University)
    Na Hao (York University)
  Producing Health Care, Decreasing Health Status [abstract]
    Alan Diener (Public Health Agency of Canada)
    Andrew Jameton (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
    Ted Schettler (Science and Environmental Health Network)
  An Ounce of Prevention or a Pound of Cure? The Effect of Ontario Vaccination Subsidies on Influenza Hospitalizations and Work Absences [abstract]
    Courtney Ward (University of Toronto)

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Keynes Mini-Conference Keynote Speaker
Speaker Robert Mundell (Columbia University)
  Keynes and the international monetary system

Sat 16:00 - 17:30 Loc. TBA
Income Inequality and Assistance
Aide sociale et inégalité des revenus
Presentations Measuring Income Inequality Aversion Using the Leaky-Bucket Method: Is Social Context Important? [abstract]
    Brandon Schaufele (University of Alberta)
    Melville McMillan (University of Alberta)
    Peter Boxall (University of Alberta)
    Wiktor Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  On the decomposition of polarization indices: Illustrations with Chinese and Nigerian household surveys [abstract]
    Abdelkrim Araar (CIRPEE and PEP)

Sat 17:45 - 19:00 Loc. TBA
Presidential Address
Discours de la présidente de l'ACÉ
Sponsored by Sauder School of Business
Chair Gérard Gaudet (Université de Montréal)
Speaker Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  On Marriage Markets

Sat 19:00 - 22:00 Loc. TBA
Analysis Group Reception (open to all attendees)
Réception Groupe d'Analyse (ouverte à tous les congressistes)
Sponsored by Analysis Group

 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
MESA/CMSF - Post Secondary Participation
Participation aux études postsecondaires
Organizer Anne Motte (Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation - MESA)
Chair Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Regional differences in rural-urban participation rates in college and university [abstract]
    Dianne Looker (Mount Saint Vincent University)
  The Off-reserve Aboriginal Educational Experience in a Nutshell: Returns to Schooling, Academic Performance, Educational Outcomes, and Some Underlying Explanations [abstract]
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
  The University Gender Gap [abstract]
    Torben Drewes (Trent University)
Discussants Torben Drewes (Trent University)
  Tomasz Gluszynski (Government of Canada)
  Felice Martinello (Brock University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CNEH - Growth, Persistence, and the Current Account
CNEH - Croissance, Persistance et le compte courant
Organizer David Jacks (Simon Fraser Univ)
Chair Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
Presentations A Growth Agenda for Economic History [abstract]
    Rick Szostak (University of Alberta)
  The Persistence of the Old Economy [abstract]
    Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Canada's International Accounts with Great Britain, the United States and the Rest of the World, 1868 -1929: Part II: The Current Account [abstract]
    Gordon Holmes (McMaster University)
Discussants Stephen T. Easton (Simon Fraser University)
  Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
  Angela Redish (University of British Columbia)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Spatial Economics I
Sujets en économie spatiale I
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Economies of Density versus Natural Advantage: Crop Choice on the Back Forty [abstract]
    Sanghoon Lee (University of British Columbia)
    Tom Holmes (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
  Migration and Job Search: Evidence from Canada [abstract]
    Hongchen Yue (University of Manitoba)
  Internal and External Distance: Gravity Depends on It! [abstract]
    Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Public/Private Health Care Delivery and Variation in Health Status
Approvisionnement public/privé des soins de santé et variabilité de l'état de santé
Chair Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
Presentations Can specialized delivery of services by private clinics be efficient under appropriate price setting? [abstract]
    Caroline Yung (Health Canada)
    Hu Lu (Health Canada)
  Public and Private Health Care Financing with Alternate Public Rationing Rules [abstract]
    Katherine Cuff (McMaster University)
    Jeremiah Hurley (McMaster University)
    Stuart Mestelman (McMaster University)
    Andrew Muller (McMaster University)
    Robert Nuscheler (University of Waterloo)
  Flat-of-the Curve Medicine - A New Perspective [abstract]
    Johannes Schoder (University of Zurich)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Trade and Industrial Organization
Commerce international et organisation industrielle
Chair Nicolas Schmitt (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations International Trade with Heterogeneous Retailers [abstract]
    Nicolas Schmitt (Simon Fraser University)
    Horst Raff (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
  Trade with Horizontally and Vertically Differentiated Goods [abstract]
    Claudiu Tunea (Finance Canada)
  Monopolistic Competition, International Trade and Firm Heterogeneity - a Life Cycle Perspective [abstract]
    Jørgen Drud Hansen (University of Aarhus)
    Virmantas Kvedaras (Vilnius Universitus)
    Jørgen Ulff-møller Nielsen (University of Aarhus)
  Price as Indicator for Quality? [abstract]
    Jørgen Ulff-møller Nielsen (University of Aarhus)
    Jørgen Drud Hansen (University of Aarhus)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Trade Policy
Politique commerciale
Chair Joel Bruneau (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Evaluating the Robustness of Trade Restrictiveness Indices [abstract]
    Stephen Tokarick (International Monetary Fund)
  Country-Level Evaluation of the 2004 EU Enlargement [abstract]
    Constantin Colonescu (Grant MacEwan College)
  Optimal Trade Policy in Audiovisual Sector [abstract]
    Maryam Dilmaghani (McGill University)
Discussants Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CDESG (S. 5) - Markets and Development
GCED (S.5) - Marchés et développement
Organizer Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Chair Emma Stephens (Pitzer College)
Presentations The Effects of Political Competition: Evidence from the Power Sector in India [abstract]
    Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University)
    Nishant Upadhyay (Queen's University)
  Community Electrification and Labour Market Development [abstract]
    Louise Grogan (University of Guelph)
  Assessing The Determinants Of The Perception Of Decentralization's Welfare In Peru [abstract]
    Castillo Gonzales (Consorcio de Investigación Económica y Social - CIES - Perú)
    Marco Shiva (Consorcio de Investigación Económica y S)
  Financement des économies en développement : La performance comparative des banques et institutions de microfinance [abstract]
    Nasser Ary Tanimoune (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Nasser Ary Tanimoune (University of Ottawa)
  Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec At Montreal)
  Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University/Univ of Limerick)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Econometrics of Monetary Policy
L'Économétrie de la politique monétaire
Chair Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Financial Innovation and the Persistence of the Extensive Margin [abstract]
    Kim Huynh (Indiana University)
  Financial Stress, Monetary Policy, and Economic Activity [abstract]
    Fuchun Li (Bank Of Canada)
    Pierre St-Amant (Bank of Canada)
  Monetary Policy Responses to Shocks: Are Commodity Price Shocks Different? [abstract]
    Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
    Jack Selody (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Ravi Balakrishnan (International Monetary Fund)
  Chetan Dave (University of Texas at Dallas)
  Atsushi Inoue (University of British Columbia)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CPEG - Economics of Children
CPEG - L'Economie des enfants
Organizer Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Analysing the Relationship between Child Health and Family Income: A Nonparametric Approach [abstract]
    Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
  The Effect of School Quality and Family Functioning on the Math Scores of Young Canadians: A Longitudinal Analysis [abstract]
    Philip Merrigan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Merrigan Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Matthieu Verstraete (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)
  The Role of Child Health and Economic Status in Educational, Health and Labour Market Outcomes in Young Adulthood [abstract]
    Martin Dooley (McMaster University)
    Paul Contoyannis (McMaster University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Econometrics VIII: VAR Models
Économétrie VIII: les modèles VAR
Chair Martijn van Hasselt (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations A New Forecast Approach In Vector Autoregression Models With An Application To The Banking Industry [abstract]
    Hui (Julia) Zhu (Queen's University)
    Allan W. Gregory (Queen's University)
  Measuring the Effects of Monetary Policy in Canada: A FAVAR Approach [abstract]
    Dalibor Stevanovic (Universite de Montreal)
    Jean Boivin (HEC Montreal)
  Simplified order selection and efficient linear estimation for VARMA models with a macroeconomic application [abstract]
    Tarek Jouini (University of Windsor)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University)
  The Effects of Monetary Policy in a Small Open Economy: A Structural VAR Approach [abstract]
    Rokon Bhuiyan (Queen's University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Intellectual Property and Innovation II
Sujets en innovation et en productivité II
Chair Bryan Paterson (Royal Military College of Canada)
Presentations Innovation and Imitation with Labour Market Returns [abstract]
    Bryan Paterson (Royal Military College of Canada)
  Innovation and Labour Productivity in Canadian Manufacturing Firms, 2002-2004 [abstract]
    Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Pierre Therrien (Industry Canada)
  R&D Spending and M&E investment in Canadian Manufacturing Industries [abstract]
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
    Malick Souare (Industry Canada)
Discussants Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
  Tobias Schmidt (Deutsche Bundesbank)
  Alexander Steinmetz (University of Toronto)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Employers and Their Employees
Employeurs et salariés
Presentations Is There Really a Gap Between Returns to Government and Employer Training? Evidence from the US and Canada [abstract]
    Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)
    Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
    Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania)
  Information Technology and Changing the Workplace in Canada; Firm Level Evidence [abstract]
    Yunfa Zhu (University of Manitoba)
    Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of National Security II
L'Économie de la sécurité nationale II
Organizer Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College)
Presentations Blood Diamonds: What Makes Them Bloody? [abstract]
    Wenhui Fan (University of British Columbia)
  The Desire for Revenge and the Dynamics of Conflicts [abstract]
    J. Atsu Amegashie (University of Guelph)
    Marco Runkel (University of Munich, Germany)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Federalism
Le Fédéralisme
Chair James Davies (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Bicameral Bargaining and Federation Formation [abstract]
    Ross Hickey (Simon Fraser Univeristy)
  Public Spending in Functional Jurisdictions: a Nash Bargaining Approach [abstract]
    Petra Enss (University of Goettingen)
  Interregional Transfers, Vertical Fiscal Gap and Accountability [abstract]
    Otto Reich (Massey University)
Discussants Gervan Fearon (York University)
  Kai (Jackie) Zhao (University of Western Ontario)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Land and Population in Development
Terre et population en développement
Chair Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
Presentations The Effect of Population Pressures on Political and Economic Development after Columbus: Evidence from a Historical Natural Experiment using Potatoes [abstract]
    Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
    Nancy Qian (Brown University and Harvard University)
  Land Curse in Industrialization: Evidence from China [abstract]
    Qichun He (Central University of Finance and Economics)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Endangered Species, Invasive Species and Natural Site Preservation
Espèces en voie de disparition, espèces envahissantes et la conservation des sites naturels
Chair Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira (St. Francis Xavier University)
Presentations Is the Endangered Species Act Endangering Species? [abstract]
    Michael Margolis (Universidad de Guanajuato)
    Daniel Osgood (Columbia University, Earth Institute)
    John List (University of Chicago)
  Multi-destination and multi-purpose trip effects in the analysis of the demand for trips to a remote recreational site. [abstract]
    Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira (St. Francis Xavier University)
    Joe Amoako-Tuffour (St. Francis Xavier University)
Discussants Heather Eckert (University of Alberta)
  Lucija Muehlenbachs (University of Maryland)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Industrial Organization II
Organisation industrielle empirique II
Chair Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
Presentations Benchmarking Competition Intensity in Canada and the U.S. [abstract]
    Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada)
    Daniel Ershov (University of Ottawa)
  Benchmarking Product and Marketing Innovations in Canada and the U.S.: A Case Study on Two Retail Product Categories [abstract]
    Hankook Kim (Industry Canada)
  Canadian biotechnology star scientists and their location [abstract]
    Andrea Schiffauerova (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
    Catherine Beaudry (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
Discussants Tim Brennan (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
  Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Applied Analysis of Taxation
Analyse appliquée de la taxation
Chair Pyare Arya (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Tax Cuts, Economic Growth, and the Marginal Cost of Public Funds for Canadian Provincial Governments [abstract]
    Ergete Ferede (Grant MacEwan College)
    Bev Dahlby (University of Alberta)
  Implications of Tax Expenditures on the Progressiveness of the Canadian Tax Structure [abstract]
    Hasan Imam (Brock University)
  Taxation of Income Trusts in Canada: Effects on Structure, Conduct and Performance [abstract]
    Pyare Arya (Saint Mary's University)
Discussants Pyare Arya (Saint Mary's University)
  Ergete Ferede (Grant MacEwan College)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
The Economics of Education IV
Sujets en économie de l'éducation I
Chair Aneta Bonikowska (Statistics Canada)
Presentations The Impact of Alternative Food for Education Programs on Learning Achievement and Cognitive Development in Northern Uganda [abstract]
    Kim Lehrer (The University of British Columbia)
    Sarah Adelman (University of Maryland, College Park)
    Harold Alderman (The World Bank)
    Daniel Gilligan (International Food Policy Research Inst.)
  Explaining the Education Gap Between Children of Immigrants and the Native Born: Allocation of Human Capital Investments in Immigrant Families [abstract]
    Aneta Bonikowska (Statistics Canada)
  Rates of Return and Risk-Return Trade-Offs to Different Types of Educational Paths: Vocational, Academic and Mixed [abstract]
    Simone Tuor (University of Zurich)
    Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich)
Discussants Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto)
  Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto)
  Simone Tuor (University of Zurich)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Monetary Economics
CMSG: Économie monétaire
Presentations Inflation and Variety [abstract]
    Mei Dong (Simon Fraser University)
  Anticipated Inflation and Unemployment: Asymmetric Effects of the Inflation Tax [abstract]
    Lucy Qian Liu (Queen's University)
  One or Two Monies? [abstract]
    Janet Hua Jiang (University of Manitoba)
    Mei Dong (Simon Fraser University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Macroeconomic Policy
CMSG: Politique macroéconomique
Presentations Staggered Labour Contracts and Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Malik Shukayev (Bank of Canada)
  Estimating the Degree of Fiscal Dominance in a DSGE Model with Sticky Prices and Non-Zero Trend Inflation [abstract]
    Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)
    Nooman Rebei (African Development Bank)
  Optimal Pass Through of Oil Prices
    Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montreal)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada : Structural Challenges Facing the U.S. Economy
Banque du Canada: Les Défis structurels de l'économie américaine
Organizer James Rossiter (Bank of Canada)
Chair James Rossiter (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Global Effects of U.S. Fiscal Policy [abstract]
    Kimberly Flood (Bank of Canada)
  Credit Matters: Empirical Evidence on U.S. Macro-Financial Linkages [abstract]
    Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
    Ola Melander (Stockholm School of Economics)
  Do Differences in Financial Development Explain the Global Pattern of Current Account Imbalances? [abstract]
    Joseph Gruber (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
    Steven Kamin (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
Discussants Phil King (Government of Canada)
  Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
  James Rossiter (Bank of Canada)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Commodity Prices and Macroeconomics
Les Prix des matières premières et la macroéconomie
Presentations What Do We Learn From the Price of Crude Oil Futures? [abstract]
    Ron Alquist (University of Michigan)
    Lutz Kilian (University of Michigan and CEPR)
  Global Inflation: The Information Content in Commodity Prices and Global Variables [abstract]
    Calista Cheung (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Christopher Crowe (International Monetary Fund)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Agricultural Economics I
Sujets en économie agricole I
Chair Tracy Stobbe (University of Victoria)
Presentations Estimation de la valeur de l'oiseau dans un contexte Canadien - cas d'un marché inexistant [abstract]
    Albekaye Samake (Government)
    Mandje Toure (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  Biofuels and Canadian Agriculture: Expectations and Impacts [abstract]
    Gizelle Tiponut (University of Lethbridge)
    Danny G. Le Roy (The University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (The University of Lethbridge)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Labour Immigration and Trade
Immigration des travailleurs et commerce international
Chair Simon Woodcock (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations The economic impacts of immigration of high-skill workers in the context of globalization [abstract]
    Guohan Zhu (University of Ottawa)
  Labour Market Adjustments to Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations [abstract]
    Gabriel Bruneau (University of Montréal)
    Kevin Moran (Université Laval)
  Les effets économiques du Programme canadien des travailleurs agricoles saisonniers immigrants sur le secteur qui les emploie [abstract]
    Karla Nievas (Social Research and Demonstration corporation)
Discussants Natalya Dygalo (University of Saskatchewan)
  Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
  Mohsen Javdani Haji (Simon Fraser University)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Mechanism Design
Conception de mécanismes
Organizer Jun Zhang (Queen's University)
Chair Viplav Saini (Johns Hopkins University)
Presentations Auction With Return Policy As Optimal Selling Mechanism [abstract]
    Jun Zhang (Queen's University)
  A Dynamic Procurement Auction with Persistent Backlog and Capacity Constraints [abstract]
    Viplav Saini (Johns Hopkins University)
  First and Second Price Mechanims in Procurement and Other Asymmmetric Auctions [abstract]
    Vladimir Mares (Washington University in St. Louis)
    Jeroen Swinkels (Olin Business School)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
CREE Student Session
CREE - Séance étudiante
Organizer Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
Chair Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti (HEC Montréal)
Presentations Choosing and Sharing [abstract]
    Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti (HEC Montréal)
    Justin Leroux
  Risk Aversion and International Environmental Agreements [abstract]
    Vincent Boucher (Université Laval)
    Yann Bramoullé (Université Laval)
  Co-fluctuation patterns of per capita carbon dioxide emissions: The role of energy resource markets [abstract]
    Joel Wood (University of Guelph)
    Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture
Diccours Bourse de la Banque du Canada
Sponsored by Bank of Canada
Speaker Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University)
  Identification and causality in macroeconomics and finance

Sun 08:30 - 10:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Welfare and Poverty
Sujets en bien-être et pauvreté
Chair Kathleen (Kate) Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
Presentations No Exit: Older Women in Poverty [abstract]
    Kathleen (Kate) Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
  The welfare cost of inflation and capital accumulation in a lifecycle economy with housing [abstract]
    Katerina Koka (University of Guelph)
  Income Distribution, Market Structure, and Individual Welfare [abstract]
    Alexander Tarasov (Penn State University)
Discussants Katerina Koka (University of Guelph)
  Kathleen (Kate) Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
MESA/CMSF - Family Background and PSE
Contexte familial et ÉPS
Organizer Anne Motte (Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation - MESA)
Chair Alex Usher (Education Policy Institute)
Presentations The Effects of Family Background, Income and Tests Scores on Enrolment in Post-secondary Education: Evidence for the NLSCY's Youths [abstract]
    Pierre Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Philip Merrigan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    David Groux (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Access to Post-secondary Education in Canada amongst First and Second Generation Canadian Immigrants [abstract]
    Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)
    Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
  The role of parental income and academic performance in determining educational achievement in Canada and the US [abstract]
    Philippe Belley (The University of Western Ontario)
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
    Lance Lochner (The University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Barbara Glover (Human Resources and Development Canada)
  Harold Hanson (Human Resources and Development Canada)
  David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Environmental Economics I
Sujets en économie environnementale I
Chair Hasnat Dewan (Thompson Rivers University)
Presentations A Sustainability Index vs. the Cost-Benefit Analysis [abstract]
    Hasnat Dewan (Thompson Rivers University)
  Do Pollution Abatement Spillovers Exist? A Spatial Econometric Approach [abstract]
    Souvik Datta (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Robert Androkovich (Thompson Rivers University)
  Mohammad Mahbobi (Thompson Rivers University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Productivity, Innovation and Trade
Productivité, innovation et commerce international
Chair Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
Presentations A Model of Trade Liberalization and Technology Adoption with Asymmetric Firms [abstract]
    Andrey Stoyanov (University of British Columbia)
  The Impact of Import Competition on Basic Innovation [abstract]
    Carlos Rosell (IE Market Research)
    Runjuan Liu (University of Alberta)
  Borders and Distance in Knowledge Flows: Dying over Time or Dying with Age? - Evidence from Patent Citations [abstract]
    Yao Li (University of Western Ontario)
Discussants Yao Li (University of Western Ontario)
  Carlos Rosell (IE Market Research)
  Andrey Stoyanov (University of British Columbia)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Assorted Topics in International Trade II
Sujets divers en commerce international II
Chair Jim Gaisford (University of Calgary)
Presentations An Empirical Analysis of Antidumping Filings [abstract]
    Xiaohua Bao (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
    Larry D Qiu (University of Hong Kong)
  Inward Foreign Investment, Politico-Economic Risks and Corruption: Firm-level Perspective from the Evidence in the Transition Economies [abstract]
    Simin Seury (York University)
  The Inside Scoop: Acceptance and Rejection at the JIE. [abstract]
    Susumu Imai (Queen's University)
    Ivan Cherkashin (Pennsylvania State University)
    Svetlana Demidova (University of Georgia)
    Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CDESG (S. 6) - Trade and Development
GCED (S.6) - Commerce international et développement
Organizer Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
Chair Abdella Abdou (Brandon University)
Presentations Competitiveness analysis of agricultural products in Mekong River Delta: Implications for Vietnam agriculture on accession to WTO [abstract]
    Vinh Quoc Duy Luong (University of Economics, Hochiminh City)
    Ngoc Danh Nguyen (University of Economics, Hochiminh City)
    Thi Bich Thuy Ta (University of Economics, Hochiminh City)
    Thanh Vu Truong (South Vietnam Economic Studies Center)
  Purchasing Power Parity and Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis: Evidence from South Asian Developing Countries [abstract]
    Wimal Rankaduwa (UPEI and Dalhousie)
Discussants Dumsile Dlamini (School of Economics and Business Sciences)
  Vinh Quoc Duy Luong (University of Economics, Hochiminh City)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
PEF: Biennial John Kenneth Galbraith Prize/Lecture (Co-winners: Kari Polanyi Levitt (McGill University), Mel Watkins (U. of Toronto)
PEF: Discours du Prix semi annuel John Kenneth Galbraith (co-récipiendaires Kari Polanyi Levitt (Université McGill) et Mel Watkins (Université de Toronto))
Speaker Kari Polanyi Levitt (McGill University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Macroeconometrics II
Macro-économétrie II
Chair Kul Luintel (Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University)
Presentations Financial Structure and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Kul Luintel (Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University)
    Mosahid Khan (World Intellectual Property Organization)
    Philip Arestis (Cambridge University)
    Konstantinos Theodoridis (Bank of England)
  The Impact of Political Party Convergence on Tests of Financial Integration [abstract]
    Marie-Hélène Gagnon (Université Laval)
    Marie-Claude Beaulieu (Université Laval)
    Linda Khalaf (Carleton University)
  Oil and the US Economy: A Threshold Approach [abstract]
    Jason Stevens (Dalhousie University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
New Approaches to Measurement Error and Model Uncertainty
Approches nouvelles aux erreurs de mesure et à l'incertitude quant à la spécification du modèle
Organizer Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
Chair Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Bounding a linear causal effect using relative correlation restrictions [abstract]
    Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Differential Measurement Error and Moment Conditions: a Bayesian Perspective [abstract]
    Martijn van Hasselt (University of Western Ontario)
  On the Robustness of Coefficient Estimates to the Inclusion of Proxy Variables [abstract]
    Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)
    Christopher Bollinger (University of Kentucky)
Discussants Bertille Antoine (Simon Fraser University)
  Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)
  Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Labour Economics II
Minorités défavorisées
Presentations The Labour Market Position of Aboriginals in Canada [abstract]
    Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser Univ)
    Ravi Pendakur (University of Ottawa)
  Illegal Immigrants in the US: Who Are They? [abstract]
    Vincenzo Caponi (Ryerson University, IZA, RCEA)
    Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Applied Labour Market Dynamics
Dynamique du marché du travail appliquée
Presentations Human Capital Risk and the Firm Size Wage Premium [abstract]
    Danny Leung (Bank of Canada)
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
  Canada's Public Pension Plan, Retirement Decisions and Economic Welfare: An Analysis with a Dynamic Life-Cycle CGE Model [abstract]
    Yu Lan (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Maxime Fougère (Human Resources and Social Development)
    André Léonard (Human Resources and Social Development C)
  Implications of a dynamic workforce model of the federal public service [abstract]
    Chi Nguyen (Government of Canada)
    Brian Hull (Treasury Board-Canada)
  Canadian Firm and Job Dynamics [abstract]
    Ravi Balakrishnan (International Monetary Fund)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Economics of National Security III
L'Économie de la sécurité nationale III
Organizer Ugurhan Berkok (Royal Military College)
Presentations Defensive Counterterrorism Measures and Domestic Politics [abstract]
    Kevin Siqueira (University of Texas at Dallas)
    Todd Sandler (University of Texas at Dallas)
  The Interdependence between a Terrorist's Choice of Target and Homeland Security Efforts of a State [abstract]
    Timothy Mathews (Kennesaw State University)
    Anton Lowenberg (California State University, Northridge)
  Targeting Party Policies: Are Certain Governments More Susceptible to Transnational Terrorism [abstract]
    Kathleen Deloughery (Ohio State University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Positive Analysis of Elections and Voting
Analyse positive des élections et des votes
Chair Musa Ayar (The University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Electoral incentives, iInstitutions and corruption [abstract]
    Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University/Univ of Limerick)
    Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
  Informative Campaign Promises [abstract]
    Elena Panova (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Discussants Tatoutchoup Didier (McGill University)
  Jonathan Rosborough (University of Western Ontario)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Micro-credit and Micro-insurance II
Micro-crédit et micro-assurance II
Chair Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Impact of Outreach on Financial Viability of Microfinance Institutions [abstract]
    Shakil Quayes (Arizona State University)
  Repeated Borrowing and Default: A Double-Hurdle Model Approach [abstract]
    Sohini Paul (University of British Columbia)
    Bibhas Saha (University of East Anglia )
    Kausik Chaudhuri (Leeds University Business School )
Discussants Shubhasis Dey (Bank of Canada)
  Corinne Winters (Bank of Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Empirical Labour Economics
Sujets en économie du travail empirique
Chair Felice Martinello (Brock University)
Presentations Ability, Schooling Inputs and Wages: Evidence from the NELS [abstract]
    Ozkan Eren (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
  You're Fired! The Causal Negative Effect of Unemployment on Life Satisfaction [abstract]
    Sonja Kassenboehmer (RWI Essen)
    John Haisken-DeNew (RWI Essen)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Messages and the Media
Les médias et les messages
Chair Ian MacDonald (Lincoln University)
Presentations Spam - solutions and their problems [abstract]
    Ian MacDonald (Lincoln University)
    Curtis Eaton (University of Calgary)
    Laura Meriluoto (University of Canterbury)
  Mergers in Two-Sided Markets: An Application to the Canadian Newspaper Industry [abstract]
    Ambarish Chandra (University of British Columbia)
    Allan Collard-Wexler (New York University)
  Targeted Advertising: The Role of Subscriber Characteristics in Media Markets [abstract]
    Ambarish Chandra (University of British Columbia)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Trade, Productivity and Growth
Sujets en commerce international, productivité et croissance
Chair Alberto Salvo (Northwestern University)
Presentations Trade Variety and Productivity in Canada [abstract]
    Bo Chen (Simon Fraser University)
  Export Centrality and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Alexander Murray (Dalhousie University)
  Trade Flows in a Spatial Oligopoly: Gravity Fits Well, But What Does it Explain? (presenter will arrive Friday late afternoon.) [abstract]
    Alberto Salvo (Northwestern University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Older Workers
Travailleurs agés
Chair Herbert Schuetze (University of Victoria)
Presentations Do wages of older workers really decline? [abstract]
    May Luong (Federal Government)
  Displacement of older workers: re-employment, hastened retirement, disability, or other destinations [abstract]
    David Gray (University of Ottawa)
    Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
  The Determinants of Self-Employment among Older Workers in Canada [abstract]
    Herbert Schuetze (University of Victoria)
Discussants Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
  Kathleen (Kate) Rybczynski (University of Waterloo)
  Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Inflation and Price-level Targeting
CMSG: Cibles de taux d'inflation et de niveau des prix
Presentations Price-level versus inflation targeting with financial market imperfections [abstract]
    Yahong Zhang (Bank of Canada)
    Francisco Covas (Federal Reserve Board)
  Optimal Monetary Policy in a SOE Model with Financial Frictions:Price-Level vs. Inflation Targeting [abstract]
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Caterina Mendicino (Bank of Canada)
    Yahong Zhang (Bank of Canada)
  Bonds, Money and a Case for Inflation Targets [abstract]
    Geoffrey Dunbar (Simon Fraser University)
    Janet Jiang (University of Manitoba)
  Adopting Price Level Targeting under Imperfect Credibility
    Malik Shukavev (Bank of Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CMSG: Business Cycles
CMSG: Cycles économiques
Presentations A Model of Housing Boom and Bust in a Small Open Economy [abstract]
    Hajime Tomura (Bank of Canada)
  News, Nominal Price Rigidities and Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Hajime Tomura (Bank of Canada)
    Caterina Mendicino (Bank of Canada)
  Technology Shocks and the Response of Hours Worked in the UK [abstract]
    John Tsoukalas (University of Nottingham)
    Hashmat Kahn (Carleton University)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada - Financial Market Microstructure
Banque du Canada: Micro-structure des marchés financiers
Organizer Chris D'Souza (Bank of Canada)
Presentations When do informed traders arrive in foreign exchange markets? [abstract]
    Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
    Ramazan Gencay (Simon Fraser University)
    Faruk Selcuk (Bilkent University)
  Information Shocks and Bond Price Jumps: Evidence from US treasury market [abstract]
    Ingrid Lo (Bank of Canada)
    George Jiang (University of Arizona)
    Adrien Verdelhan (Boston University)
  Collateral Management in Financial Institutions [abstract]
    Chris D'Souza (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Charles Gaa (University of British Columbia)
  Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
  Toni Gravelle (Bank of Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Empirical Issues in Macroeconomics II
Questions empiriques en macroéconomie II
Chair Lena Suchanek (Bank of Canada)
Presentations An updated assessment of the Lucas supply curve and the inflation-output trade-off [abstract]
    Brant Abbott (University of Victoria)
    Martinez Cristina (University of Victoria)
  The Contributions of Trade, Technology, and Consumption to Canadian Jobs and Output, 1986 to 2004 [abstract]
    Ziad Ghanem (Statistics Canada)
    Anick Johnson (Statistics Canada)
  The distribution of national income and the role of capital market imperfections [abstract]
    Lena Suchanek (Bank of Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
CSLS (Health Care): Improving Measures of Output and Productivity in the Health Sector
CSLS (Soins de santé): Améliorer les mesures d'output et de productivité dans le secteur des soins de santé
Sponsored by Organized by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards
Organizer Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair Hu Lu (Health Canada)
Presentations A Satellite Account for U.S. Health Care Spending: Plans and Progress [abstract]
    Mary Smith (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
  The Measurement of Output and Productivity in the Health Care in Canada: Toward a Satellite Account [abstract]
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    Celeste Bradley (CSLS)
    Peter Harrison (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  Comparisons of Hospital Output in Canada: National and International Perspectives [abstract]
    Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
    Ruolz Ariste (Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI))
Discussants Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
  Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in Game Theory
Sujets en théorie des jeux
Chair William Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Optimal procurement when sellers are divided into groups and the buyer is constrained to buy from all the groups [abstract]
    Paul Samuel Njiki Njiki (Université de Montréal)
  Heterogeneity in Social Networks and the Classical Theory of Public Goods [abstract]
    Dennis O'Dea (University of Illinois)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Topics in the Economics of Growth III
Sujets en économie de la croissance III
Chair Min Li (University of Alberta)
Presentations War! What is it Good For? [abstract]
    Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
    Steven Yamarik (California State University - Long Beach)
    Noel Johnson (SUNY Buffalo)
  Inflation Threshold Effects in the Finance-Growth Nexus and Transmission Mechanism Analysis [abstract]
    Min Li (University of Alberta)
Discussants Abhay Gupta (University of British Columbia)
  Raphael Solomon (Bank of Canada)

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
State of the Art Lecture: Li Hao
État des connaissances: Li Hao
Sponsored by CIREQ
Chair Mike Peters (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Hao Li (University of Toronto)
  Decision-making in Committees

Sun 10:30 - 12:00 Loc. TBA
Bank of Canada: Canada's IMF Article IV Review: The Canadian Financial System in the Short and Long Runs
Banque du Canada: L'Évaluation du Canada par le FMI dans le cadre de l'Article IV: le système financier canadien dans les court et long termes
Sponsored by Bank of Canada
Organizer Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Chair Lawrence Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Panelists Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
  Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  John Murray (Bank of Canada)
  Finn Poschmann (C.D. Howe Institute)
  Jeremy Rudin (Finance Canada)

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

Sun 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 13:30 - 15:30 Loc. TBA
CEA Executive Council Meeting II
Réunion du conseil exécutif de l'ACE II


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