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Conference Highlights

Presidential Address: Russell Davidson, McGill University & Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE)

Purvis Luncheon Speaker: Robin Boadway (Queen's University), "Tax Policy for a Rent-Rich Economy"

Innis Lecture: David Green (University of British Columbia) "Chasing After "Good Jobs": Do They Exist and Does It Matter If They Do?"

CEBERG Invited Lecture: Glenn W. Harrison (Georgia State University) "The Normative Turn in Behavioral Economics"

State of the Art Lectures:

  • W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University), "Theory and Evidence in Labour Economics: It is a Question of Time"

  • Lisa Powell (University of Illinois at Chicago), "Economics and Obesity: The Skinny on Fat”

  • A. Abigail Payne (McMaster University) "Charitable Giving"

  • Joseph Ferrie (Northwestern University) "The Un-Dead Past: The Laboratory of History and Its Relevance in Current Policy Debates"

  • José-Victor Rios-Rull (University of Minnesota) "The Great Recession and Financial Shocks"

  • Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University) "The I Theory of Money"

  • Lawrence J. White (New York University): CIRANO-PHELPS-RIBB Lecturer on Competition Policy,  "Competition Policy and Economics: Where Have We Been? Where Should We Be Going?"

CWEN Luncheon Speaker: Raquel Fernández (New York University) "Culture and Economics"

CLSRN Keynote lecture: Martha J. Bailey (University of Michigan) "The ERA of the Pill"

Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture: Gregor Smith (Queen's University) "Are the Unbanked Rational?"

Canadian Public Policy Lecture: Miles Corak (University of Ottawa), "'Inequality is the root of social evil,' or maybe not: Two stories about inequality and public policy"

CDESG Keynote Speaker: Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University), "Is Inequality of Opportunity A Useful Policy Construct?"

Environment Canada Lecture: Jason Shogren (University of Wyoming), 'Global Environmental Risks - Some Observations on the Economics of Pandemics and Species Protection'

PEF: Keynote Lecture: Mark Lavoie (University of Ottawa) "How Post Keynesian Economic Theory Helps Explain Today's Economic Crisis"

C.D. Howe Institute's Annual Scholars' Dinner (Thursday May 28th): Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, "Crisis Management to Crisis Leadership: Theory and Practice in the Response to the Global Financial Crisis" For tickets and information contact: Devan Gander at


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