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St. Francis-Xavier University

The 51st Annual Conference Conference of the Canadian Economics Association will be held Friday June 2nd to Sunday June 4th, 2017, at Nova Scotia's St Francis Xavier University, under two hours by conference shuttle from Halifax International Airport. Conference highlights include a gala lobster banquet on Saturday evening, and keynotes addresses by Rafael M. Di Tella (Harvard), Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley), and Nathan Nunn (Harvard). For a full list of invited speakers, click here. To propose a special session, please contact Vivian Tran at by January 31st. Abstracts can be submitted here any time up to February 10th, 2017. A full list of deadlines follows below.

For further information, please click on the links to the left, or contact a member of the CEA Conference Team. Paula Emery at handles all routine inquiries. Vivian Tran at can provide information about organizing special sessions, sponsorship, advertising, or media relations. Professor Greg Tkacz,, is responsible for local arrangements, while Professor Frances Woolley,, is putting together the conference program.

During the conference, participants are encouraged to use the official CEA 2017 Conference social media handle #ACEA17 on social media interactions.


CEA Response to U.S. Executive Order:

The Canadian Economics Association is aware that that some members of the Canadian economic profession have been seriously impacted by the recent U.S. executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. For example, some students will not be able to consider job market prospects at U.S. universities or conduct research in the U.S. during the ban. Members of the CEA Executive Council have been discussing measures that the Association can take to help ease the stress brought on by this action. Regarding the upcoming CEA conference, we will make the following two changes:

  1. For international scholars who have been affected by the executive order, the deadline to submit papers to the 2017 CEA meetings in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, will be extended until February 17, 2017. (In order to submit a paper contact Paula Emery at
  2. People who are unable to leave the US because of the executive order will be able to present and discuss papers at the 2017 CEA meetings via Skype.

Also, the CEA is happy to distribute information, through its email network and website, on any initiatives that individual departments or universities are taking in response to this situation, for example, extending application deadlines. To submit a message, please contact Vivian Tran at

We realize these are only small measures at this time but we will continue to discuss other ways to ease this unexpected burden to some of our members from this executive order. Thank you.

Calendar of Important Dates and Deadlines (tentative)
December 1, 2016 The conference organizer starts accepting submissions of papers for presentation at the conference through the web interface.
January 31, 2017 Last day for prospective session organizers to contact the program office for booking blocks of sessions.
February 1, 2017 Advance registration for the conference commences.
February 10, 2017 Last day for submitting papers or abstracts to the conference organizer.
March 31, 2017 Last day for travel grant applications to be submitted to the CEA Secretary-Treasurer.
March 31, 2017 Last day for notifying paper submitters on the acceptance or rejection of their paper for presentation.
April 14, 2017 Last day for paper presenters to register. Presenters must register by this date or lose their conference program slot.
May 12, 2017 Early registration ends, and late registration fees apply thereafter.
June 1, 2017 Select sessions organized by affiliated groups begin.
June 2, 2017 The conference begins.

Conference Postal Address:
    Ms Paula Emery
    Brock University
    500 Glenridge Avenue
    St. Catherines, ON, L2S 3A1, Canada
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