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Conference Highlights

Presidential Address: Frances Woolley (Carleton University) "The Political Economy of University Education in Canada"

Purvis Lecture: Petra Elisabeth Todd (University of Pennsylvania) "Incorporating Personality Traits into Economic Models of Education and Labour Supply" website

Innis Lecture: Francesco Trebbi (UBC) "Authoritarian Elites" website         

CWEC (Canadian Women Economists Committee) Luncheon: Annamaria Lusardi (George Washington University) "Gender Differences in Financial Literacy: Evidence and Implications." website

State of the Art Lectures: 

  • Jacques Crémer (Toulouse School of Economics), “Competition Policy in the Age of Platforms” (sponsored by CIRANO-Phelps-RIIB) website
  • Dave Donaldson (MIT) "Economic Geography and Urban Path Dependence" website

  • Gilles Duranton (Wharton) "The New Economics of Urban Accessibility" website

  • Rohini Pande (Harvard University) "Ending Extreme Poverty: Aid and the State" website

  • Lones Smith (University of Wisconsin) "Assortative Matching in Economics" website

  • Stephen Williamson (Western University) "Inflation Control: Do Central Bankers Have it Right?" website

Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture: Daniel Trefler (Rotman School of Management) "Chinese Innovation and its Impact on Canadian Innovation: The Role of Scale and Competition" website

CEBERG Special Lecture: Lise Vesterlund (University of Pittsburgh) “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Insights from Experimental Economics" website

Environment and Climate Change Canada Special Lecture: Alan J. Krupnick (Resources for the Future) "Should It Stay or Should It Go? Cost-Benefit Analyses of Eliminating or Modifying Oil and Gas Regulations" website 

Canadian Public Policy Lecture: Guy Lacroix (Université Laval) "Social Policy and Income Mobility: An Interprovincial Perspective" website

CDESG Keynote Speaker: Mukesh Eswaran (UBC) "For-Profit Business and the Alleviation of Extreme Poverty?" website

PEF Galbraith Prize in Economics Lecture: James Stanford (McMaster University), "Articulating a Progressive Vision of Trade Policy" website








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