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Conference Highlights

Presidential Address: Nancy Gallini (UBC), "Do Patents Work? Thickets, Trolls and Antibiotic Resistance"

Purvis Lecture: Rafael M. Di Tella (Harvard University), "Populism and the Charm of Incompetent Politicians"

CWEN Luncheon Speaker: Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley), "Income Support and Poverty During the Great Recession"

Innis Lecture: Nancy Olewiler (Simon Fraser University), "Canada's Dependence on Natural Capital Wealth: Was Innis Wrong?"

State of the Art Lectures:

  • Matilde Bombardini (UBC), "Beyond Campaign Contributions: The Tools of Political Influence"

  • Marcel Boyer (Université de Montréal), "Challenges and Pitfalls in Competition Policy Implementation" (jointly sponsored by the Atlantic Canada Economics Association, CIRANO, the Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business, and the Rotman Institute for International Business).  

  • Nathan Nunn (Harvard University), "On the Importance of Culture and Context for Economic Development"

  • Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto), "Misallocation and Aggregate Productivity Across Time and Space"

  • Erik Snowberg (UBC), "Econographics: The Foundations of Economic Behaviour"

  • Norman Swanson (Rutgers University), "Big Data Analytics in Economics: What Have We Learned so Far, and Where Should We Go From Here?"

Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture: Thomas Lemieux (UBC), "Middle-class Wages in Canada and the United States"

Canadian Public Policy Lecture: Peter Burton (Dalhousie University) and Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University), "The Economic Well-being of Canadian Children"

Environment and Climate Change Canada Special Lecture: Meredith Fowlie (University of California, Berkeley), "Field Experiments in Environmental Economics"

CDESG Keynote Speaker: Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University), "Education, Social Mobility and Risk Attitudes: Evidence form Benin"


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