Volume 20
August/Août 1999

Notes From the CEA

Please read the CEA News 1999 from Toronto.

Faculty/Corps Professoral

New Appointments, Departures/Récentes Nominations, Départs

Acadia University

Christina Fader resigned to accept position at the University of Waterloo, effective July 1, 1999

University of Calgary

John R. Boyce, formerly from the University of Auckland, effective July 1, 1999

B. Curtis Eaton, formerly from Simon Fraser University, effective July 1, 1999

Jean-Francois Wen, formerly from Wilfrid Laurier University, effective July 1, 1999

Carleton University

Jiankang Zhang, formerly from the University of Western Ontario, effective July 1, 1999

Chris Worswick, formerly from the University of Melbourne, effective January 1, 2000

Brian Erard resigned effective June 30, 1999

Aileen Thompson resigned to accept position at the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., effective June 30, 1999

Lakehead University

John Spraggon, former Ph.D. Candidate at McMaster University,effective July 1, 1999

George Kondor, retired effective June 30, 1999

University of Manitoba, Dept. of Agricultural Economics

Charles Grant, appointment effective March 29, 1999

Stefka Necheva, appointment effective December 15, 1998

McMaster University

Marc-Andre Letendre, former Ph.D. Candidate at Queen's University, effective July 1, 1999

Martin Osborne, resigned to accept a position at the University of Toronto, effective June 30, 1999

Université de Montréal

Pierre Dubois, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1er juin 1999

Pierre-Paul Proulx, retraite, 1er juin 1999

Randal Reed, démission, 1er juin 1999

University of New Brunswick

Yuri Yevdokimov, formerly from the University of Winnipeg, effective July 1, 1999

John Brander, retired effective July 1, 1999

Stephen Law, retired effective July 1, 1999

William Milne, retired effective March 1999

University of Ottawa

Gabriel Rodriguez, former Ph.D. Candidate at Université de Montréal, effective July 1, 1999

Marcel Mérette, formerly from the Department of Finance Public Services (Ottawa), effective July 1, 1999

Bernard Babineau, resigned to accept a position at the Ministry of Finance, effective June 1, 1999

Marcelle Genné died on March 13, 1999

Queen's University

Susanna Esteban, former graduate student at the University of Rochester, effective July 1, 1999

David C. Smith appointed Director, John Deutsch Institute For the Study of Economic Policy, effective July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000

Dan Bernhardt, resigned to accept new position at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, effective July 1, 1999

Debra Holt, resigned to accept new position with the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., effective June, 1999

Ryerson Polytechnic University

Stephen Law, formerly from the University of New Brunswick, effective August 1, 1999

Simon Fraser University

Brian Drauth, formerly from the University of Wisconsin, Effective September 1, 1999

Curtis Eaton, resigned to accept position with the University of Calgary, effective July 1, 1999

Steven Globerman, resigned to accept position with the Western Washington University, effective April 1999

Herbert Grubel, retired effective April 1999

University of Toronto

Michelle Alexopoulos, formerly from Northwestern University, effective July 1, 1999

Robert McMillan, formerly from Stanford University, effective July 1,1999

Martin Osborne, formerly from McMaster University, effective July 1,1999

Diego Restuccia, formerly from the University of Western Ontario, effective July 1, 1999

Mark Stabile, formerly from Columbia University, effective July 1,1999

Richard Bird, retired effective June 30, 1999

Wahidul Haque, retired effective June 30, 1999

Karen Clay, resigned effective June 30, 1999

Harry Eastman, died on April 20, 1999

University of Victoria

Daniel Rondeau, former Ph.D. Candidate at Cornell University, effective July 1, 1999

Anming Zhang, resigned to accept position at City University, Hong Kong, effective July 1, 1998

University of Waterloo

Anindya Sen, formerly at Industry Canada/Competition Bureau, effective September 1, 1999

Wai Ming Ho, resigned to accept position at York University, effective January 2000

University of Western Ontario

Luisa Fuster, formerly from the Universitat Pompea Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, effective January 1, 2000

Meng-Yu Liang, formerly from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, effective July 1, 1999

Miguel Molico, formerly from Pennsylvania State University, effective July 1, 1999

Victor Aguirregabiria, resigned effective June 30, 1999

Diego Restuccia, resigned to accept a position at the University of Toronto, effective June 30, 1999

Wilfrid Laurier University

Maria Gallego, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, July 1, 1999

Margaret Forsyth, effective July 1, 1999

Jean-François Wen, resigned to accept a position at the University of Calgary, effective July 1, 1999

Visiting Appointments/Professeur(e)s Invité(e)s

Carleton University

Colin Rogers, University of Adelaide, September 1, 1999

McMaster University

Gordana Paric, York University, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Fall 1999 through June 2001

Université de Montréal

David Martimort, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Septembre 1999

Yves Richelle, Université Laval, Juin 1999

University of New Brunswick

Malcolm C. Brown, University of Calgary, September 1999/2000

University of Ottawa

Linda Manning, University of Missouri-Rolla, June 21, 1999 - August 31, 2000

Arnold De Silva, Retired Economist, Human Resources Canada January 1, 2000 - April 31, 2000

Queen's University

Ugurhan Berkok, Royal Military College, Kingston, Jan. 1, 2000

David Love, Brock University, July 1, 1999

Lawrence McDonough, Royal Military College, Kingston, July 1, 1999

Alok Ray, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, July 1, 1999

Simon Fraser University

David Cox, September 1, 1999

Richard Yates, September 1, 1999

University of Toronto

Gilles Duranton, London School of Economics, January 2000

James MacKinnon, Queen's University, September 1999

Ariel Rubinstein, University of Tel Aviv, January 2000

Al Slivinski, University of Western Ontario, September 1999

Dani Tsiddon, University of Tel Aviv, September 1999

University of Victoria

Robert Warne, Retired, September 1999

University of Waterloo

James Budgen, Lecturer, January 1998

Robert Book, Lecturer, January 1998

Geoff Malleck, Lecturer, May 1, 1999

Mary Ann Vaughan, Lecturer, January 1998

Christina Fader, Acadia University, September 1999

University of Western Ontario

Itchak Zilcha, Tel Aviv University, July - December 1999

Awards & Other News/Distinctions & Autre Nouvelles

University of Calgary

William A. Kerr, Faculty of social Sciences Distinguished Research Award for 1998

William N. Holden, Faculty of social Sciences Distinguished Teacher Award for 1998

Université de Montréal

André Martens, Prix Mohammed El Fasi 1998 en économie du développement décerné par l'Agence Universitaire de la Francophonic (AUPELF-UREF)

Pierre-Paul Proulx, Lauréar du Prix André-Laurendeau 1998 pour article "Quel Québec économique voulons-nous?", L'Action Nationale LXXX VIII (1), janvier 1998, pp. 21-38

Pierre-Paul Proulx, Prix-méritas, Université d'Ottawa, 20 juin 1999

Queen's University

Dan Usher, awarded Professor Emeritus, effective July 1, 1999

Tom Courchene was awarded the country's highest civilian honour, The Order of Canada, from Gov. Gen. Romeo LeBlanc at a
ceremony in Ottawa on April 14, 1999.

Tom Courchene and Colin Telmer are the inaugural winners of the First Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy, "From Heartland to North American Regent State: The Social, Fiscal and Federal Evolution of Ontario", May 1999 The Harry Johnson Prize for the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Economics, Chris Ferral, Allan W. Gregory, and W. Tholl, "Practice Setting and Labor Supply of Physicians in Canada", CJE, February, 1999

University of Toronto

University Professor Emeritus Samuel Hollander was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in October 1998

Dan Trefler became the Canadian pacific Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Huw Lloyd-Ellis and Diego Puga wee appointed to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

University of Western Ontario

David Laidler was awarded the Hellmuch Prize 1999 in recognition of outstanding achievement in research, March 24, 1999
Short-Term Visitors/Futurs Visiteurs

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Commerce

Gregory Daneke, Arizona State University, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000

Dalhousie University

The following will visit from September through November 1999

Epp Darus, Statistical Office of Estonia

Aule Kindsigo, National Tax Board, Estonia

Raul Kinks, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Estonia

Marge Laast, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Estonia

Ingrid Matsina, The Estonian Patent Office, Estonia

Sirje Põder, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Estonia

Taivo Tahk, Ministry of Finance, Estonia

Maris Grinbergs, Securities Market Commission, Latvia

Egils Kauzens, Bank of Latvia, Latvia

Anda Krastina, Ministry of Economy/Competition Council, Latvia

Vilnis Lindemanis, The Treasury of the Republic of Latvia, Latvia

Valda Rotberga, State Revenue Service, Latvia

Inta Vanovska, Ministry of Welfare, Latvia

Signe Zeikate, Ministry of Finance, Latvia

Rimantas Butkus, State Property Fund, Lithuania

Daiva Kirkilaite, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania

Vilma Macerauskiene, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania

Vida Mickiene, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania

Arunas Ribokas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania

Irmantas Simonis, Lithuanian Securities Commission, Lithuania

Algimantas Slivinskas, Government Office, Lithuania

McMaster University

Russell Cooper, Boston University, week of 8 Nov. 1999 as Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor

University of Ottawa

Ahmad Seifi, Northwestern University, Jan. 1, to May 31, 2000

Queen's University

H. Scott Gordon, Indiana University, May 1 - September, 1999

Nobuki Mochida, The University of Tokyo, May 1, 1999 - Mar. 31, 2000

Simon Fraser University

Meng-Kng Chng, National University of Singapore, Fall 1999

Markus Brem, Humboldt University of Berlin, Fall 1999

University of Toronto

Douglas Hodgson, University of Rochester, September-December, 1999

John Isbister, University of California, Santa Cruz, Sept - June 2000

University of Victoria

Yehuda Kotowitz, University of Toronto (retired), September 1, 1998 to June 30, 2000

Robert Sugden, University of East Anglia, UK, July 12 - Sept. 30, 1999

Frank A. Wilson, University of Bradford, UK, Sept. 15, '99 - Jan. 4, 2000

University of Western Ontario

Lutz Busch, University of Waterloo, July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000

Mattais Polborn, Universitaet Muenchen, March 1999 to March 2000

Martin Banse, University of Gottingen, September 1999 to March 2000
Miscellaneous Information/Divers


September 23-26, 1999: "International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on German Economic and Social History: First Conference on German Cliometrics". To be held at the University of Toronto. Sponsored by the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies, University of Toronto, and the Institute of Economic History, University of Munich. Contact: Scott Eddie, Dept. of Economics, University of Toronto, 150 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G7 Canada. Phone: (416) 987-4358, email: germclio@chass.utoronto.ca. Visit their web site for more information.

September 24-25, 1999: The 12th Annual Meetings of the Canadian Law and Economics Association. To be held at the University of Toronto Law School. Sponsored by the Canadian Law and Economics Association (CLEA). Contact: John Palmer, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (519) 679-2111 ext. 5484, or Margot Hall, University of Toronto Law School.

September 29-30, 1999: The Cuban Economy: Problems, policies, and perspectives. To be held at Carleton University. Sponsored by the Department of Economics, Carleton University and the Departmento de Micro y Macro Economia, Universidad de La Habana. Contact: Arch Ritter (613) 520-2600 ext. 6668 arch_ritter@carleton.ca

September 30 - October 2 1999: 28th Annual Meetings of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association to be held at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Contact: Peter Townley, economics@acadiau.ca, Phone: (902) 585-1491; visit their web site for more information.

October 1-3, 1999: Latin America and the Caribbean into the coming millennium: Equity, democracy and sustainability. To be held at Carleton University. Principal Sponsor - Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, FOCAL, Ottawa and the School of International Affairs and Department of Economics, Carleton University. Contact: Arch Ritter: Tel: (613) 520-2600 ext. 6668. Email: arch_ritter@carleton.ca.

October 29, 1999: Economics Conference: Professor Herbert Grubel. To be held at Simon Fraser University - Harbour Centre. Sponsored by Simon Fraser University. Contact: Richard Harris (604) 291-3795

November 5-6, 1999: Canadian Macroeconomics Study Group/Groupe d'étude canadien en macroéconomique "Current Issues in Macroeconomics: Children and Exchange Rates". To be held at the University of Western Ontario. Sponsored by the University of Western Ontario. Contact: Russell Boyer, University of Western Ontario (519) 661-2111 ext. 5311. FAX: (519) 661-3666. Email: boyer@sscl.uwo.ca

John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University: For upcoming conferences please contact Sharon sullivan, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy. E-mail: sullivan@qed.econ.queensu.ca


The Canada-U.S. Manufacturing Productivity Gap Despite the extensive structural reforms the Canadian economy has undergone in the last decade, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, there appears to have been no narrowing of the gap in labour productivity levels in manufacturing between Canada and the United States.

The Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS) is seeking proposals for a major research project on the Canada-U.S. manufacturing productivity gap. The objective of the project is to shed light on the factors behind slower manufacturing productivity growth in Canada relative to the United States since the early 1980s and the lower level of productivity in Canada. A Conference will be held early in 2000 in Ottawa. A refereed volume based on the papers presented at the conference, to be edited by Jeff Bernstein of Carleton University, Rick Harris of Simon Fraser University, and Andrew Sharpe of the CSLS will be produced by an academic publisher.

Specific areas in which proposals for papers are being sought: (1) conceptual issues directly bearing on the measurement of productivity in manufacturing; (2) econometric and other types of analysis of productivity determinants and trends in the overall manufacturing sector or in particular manufacturing industries in Canada and the United States; and (3) firm-level care studies of productivity determinants and trends in specific manufacturing industries in Canada and the United States.

Proposals should consist of a 1-2 page description of the proposed research, including a clear statement of purpose, methodology, and possible policy implications. Subject to the availability of funds, assistance for travel and accommodations expenses may be available. The deadline for receipt of proposals is September 30, 1999. Please submit proposals to: Andrew Sharpe, Executive Director, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 111 Sparks Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B5, Tele: (613) 233-8891, Fax: (613) 233-8250 - E-mail: csls@csls.ca, Web Site.

International Input-Output Association (IIOA)

The International Input-Output Association and the University of Macerata announce that the Thirteenth International Conference on Input-Output Techniques will be held in August 21-25, 2000 in Macerata, Italy. Macerata is about 40 km from the port of Ancona, which lies on Italy's Adriatic coast.

Goal of the conference: to promote the exchange of ideas among input-output specialists worldwide. The conference is likely to feature work on social, national, and regional accounting and modeling; industrial structural change; industry's relationship to energy use and the natural environment; the ways in which innovation effects productivity change; and new methods in interindustry analysis. Other theoretical and applied work with input-output tables is also welcome.

Deadline for abstracts: please submit abstracts for papers by October 31, 1999 to the Head of the Scientific Programme Committee.

Special sessions: those wishing to organize a parallel session on a specific topic should send the complete session by October 31, 1999 to the Head of the Scientific Programme Committee.

Leontief Memorial Prize: The IIOA is also pleased to announce a Leontief Memorial Prize for the best conference paper of young authors (born after 1959, unpublished work, work combining theory and application). The Leontief Memorial Prize Committee will select the winning paper, which will also be published in Economic Systems Research. Authors who would like to compete for the Prize should submit their paper to the Head of the Scientific Programme Committee by January 31, 2000.

Contact: Michael L. Lahr, Head of the Scientific Programme Committee, Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, 33 Livingston Avenue, Suite 400, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1982, USA Tel: +1-732-932-3133; Fax: +1-732-932-2363; E-mail: lahr@rci.rutgers.edu


University of Alberta
Kenneth Norrie, appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, as of July 1, 1999

Beverly G. Dahlby recommended as Managing Director of the Institute of Public Economics as of July 1, 1999 (Term finished for Dr. Paul M. Boothe)

University of Manitoba
Norman Cameron appointed to Manitoba Low Tax Commission Henry Rempel. Editor, Canadian Journal of Development Studies

Université du Québec à Montréal
CREFE et Département des sciences économiques

We would like to introduce you to the RePEc working papers database. RePEc stands for Research Papers in Economics and is a vast collection of working papers, articles and software components contributed by over 90 archives. Among them are the NBER, the CEPR, all US Federal Reserve Banks, EconWPA, and many other academic and professional institutions. Currently, about 58,000 working papers, 10,000 articles and 400 software components are classified. Over 15,000 items are available online in full text.

This tremendous database is accessible for free through several services. Two of them are IDEAS and NEP. IDEAS allows users to browse through all paper descriptions by series or JEL classification, search by keywords and access the available full texts. At NEP, you may subscribe to email reports with abstracts and download details of all new additions to RePEc. There are over 40 field-specific mailing lists to choose from. Other services using subsets of the database are also available.

We invite you to explore these free services. If your institution does not yet contribute to RePEc, we also invite you to participate. Details are available on our web site. Contributions are also free. Journals are welcome to join, too. WoPEc E-mail contact: WoPEc@netec.mcc.ac.uk. Representative in Canada: Christian Zimmermann, CREFE et Département des sciences économiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, C.P. 8888, succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, PQ H3C 3P8, Canada. E-mail: zimmermann.christian@uqam.ca

Queen's University
Frank Flatters, Research Fellow, International Tax Program, Harvard Law School

James G. MacKinnon, Vice-President, CEA, June 1999

University of Victoria
Malcolm Rutherford will no longer be Chair effective 01 July 1999. The new Chair, for a six month appointment, will be Colin Jones.

University of Waterloo
The department is videotaping a number of courses for offering by Distance Education. The department is investigating the possibility of offering these courses as part of a degree package via television in various Arab countries.

Doctoral Theses/Théses de Doctorat

Carleton University

Pattama Teanravisitsagool, (February 1999) "Trade-Off Between Foreign and Domestic Investment: Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Investigation for the Case of Thailand"

Zennube Aylin Seckin, (June 1999) "Essays on Consumption with Habit Formation"

McMaster University

Heather Antecol, (June 1999) "Gender Differentials in Labour Market Outcomes"

Xiaofin Lin, (June 1999) "Three Essays on Saving Before and After Retirement: A Study of Canadian Couples, 1969-1992"

Jennifer Stewart, (June 1999) "Three Essays on Unemployment and Social Assistance"

Université de Montréal

Maral Kichian, (janvier 1999) "International Financial Asset Returns: Theory and Evidence"

Karine Gobet, (janvier 1999) "Trois essais sur les problèmes d'engagement dans les contrats dynamiques de partage de risque en finance"

University of Ottawa

Ram Acharya, (January 1999) "International Trade Policy: A Game-Theoretic Approach With special Interests Groups and Optimizing Politicians"

Queen's University

Ie Ling Irene Chan, (May 1999) "Three Essays on the Transmission Mechanism of Monetary Policy"

Edward Kutsoati, (May 1999) "Dodos, Contrarians and Central Bankers: Essays on Incentives and Contracts"

Steeve Mongrain, (May 1999) "Government Interventions Under Asymmetric Information"

Vaclav Polasek, (May 1999) "Microstructure of Capital Markets with Low Liquidity: Theory and Evidence from the Prague Stock Exchange"

Simon Fraser University

Victor Aina, (January 1999) "Valuation of Default-risky Securities Under A Mixed Diffusion-jump Process"

University of Western Ontario

Haoming Liu, (June 1999) "The Cyclicality of Real Wages: A Hedonic Approach"
Recent Working Papers/Récents Cahiers de Recherche

To order individual copies of the working papers contact the institution

University of Alberta

Bev Dahlby and Leonard S Wilson, "Vertical Fiscal Externalities and the Under-Provision of Productivity-Enhancing Activities by State Governments"

Paul Booth and Derek Hermanutz, "Paying for ACCESS: Financing Government in a Decentralized Canada"

HF Pabst, PM Boothe and MM Carson, "A Comparison of Alternate Immunization Regimes for Measles in Vaccinated Populations"

Paul Booth, "Assessing Alternative Strategies for Restoring Fiscal Balance in Alberta"

Henry van Egteren and Jianmin Tang, "Maximum Victim Benefit: A Fair Division Process in Transboundary Pollution Problems"

Paul Boothe, "Fiscal Reform in Alberta: The Dinning Budgets"

Paul Boothe and Bradford Reid, "Fiscal Prudence and Federal Budgeting in the Medium Term"

Paul Boothe and Derek Hermanutz, "Paying for ACCESS: Province by Province"

Henry van Egteren and R Todd Smith, "Strict Liability versus Negligence in the Harmonization of Environmental Regulations"

Bank of Canada Technical Reports

Gabriet Srour, "Inflation Targeting under Uncertainty"

David Bolder and David Stréliski, "Yield Curve Modelling at the Bank of Canada"

Brian O"Reilly, "The Benefits of Low Inflation: Taking Stock"

Bank of Canada Working Papers

Patrick Osakwe and Lawrence Schembri, "Real Effects of Collapsing Exchange Rate Regimes: An Application to Mexico"

Maral Kichian, "Measuring Potential Output within a Stat-Space Framework"

Robert Amano, Don Coletti and Tiff Macklem, "Monetary Rules When Economic Behaviour Changes"

David Laidler, "The Exchange Rate Regime and Canada's Monetary Order"

Ben Fung, Scott Mitnick and Eli Remolona, "Uncovering Inflation Expectations and Risk Premiums From Internationally Integrated Financial Markets"

David Laidler, "The Quantity of Money and Monetary Policy"

Neil Beattie and Jean-François Fillion, "An Intraday Analysis of the Effectiveness of Foreign Exchange Intervention"

Greg Tkacz and Sarah Hu, "Forecasting GDP Growth Using Artificial Neural Networks"

C. Leung and G.-J. Zhang, "Capital Gains and Inflation Taxes in a Life-cycle Model"

M. Yuan and W. Li, "Dynamic Employment and Hours Effects of Government Spending Shocks"

Pierre St-Amant and David Tessier, "Résultats empiriques multi-pays relatifs à l'impact des cibles d'inflation sur la crédibilité de la polique montétaire"

Serge Coulombe, "A Non-Paradoxical Interpretation of the Gibson Paradox"

René Lalonde, Jennifer Page and Pierre St-Amant, "Une niouvelle méthode d'estimation de l'écart de production et son application aux États-Unis, au Canada et à l'Allemagne"

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Commerce
Research Papers in International Business, Trade & Finance

Keith Head and John Ries, "Armington Vs. Krugman: A Test of Two Trade Models'

Keith Head and John Ries, "Offshore Production and the Home Employees of Japanese manufacturers"

Keith Head and Thierry Mayer, "Non-Europe: The Magnitude and Causes of Market Fragmentation in the EU"

Karen Ruckman, "Expense Ratios in North American Mutual Funds"

University of British Columbia - Simon Fraser University Centre for the Study of Government and Business (CSGB)
Papers available by email: csgb@csgb.ubc.ca

Ron Giammarino and Gerald Garvey, "The Economic Role and Impact of Workers' Compensation"

The University of Calgary

Eugene Beaulieu, "The Stopler-Samuelson Theorem Faces Congress"

R. Devan Moodley, William A. Kerr and Daniel V. Gordon, "Has the Canada-US Trade Agreement Fostered Market Integration?"

Panos C. Afxentiou and Apostolos Serletis, "Convergence Across Canadian Provinces"

Apostolos Serletis and John Herbert "The Message in North American Energy Prices"

Carleton University

Ehsan Choudhri and Lawrence L. Schembri, "Productivity Performance and International Competitiveness: A New Test of an Old Theory"

Soo-Bin Park, "A Test of the Market Efficiency Hypothesis with an Application to Canadian Treasury Bill Yields"

Archibald R.M. Ritter and John A. Turvey, "The Tax Regime for Micro-Enterprise in Cuba: Implications for Equity, Efficiency and Viability"

T.K. Ryles, "On Hollander's and Keynes's 'Canonical" Interpretations of Malthus"

J. Stephen Ferris and Stanley L. Winer, "Searching for Keynes"

Patrick N. Osakwe and Lawrence L. Schembri, "Real Effects of Collapsing Exchange Rate Regimes: An Application to Mexico"

Zhiqi Chen, "A Theory of International Strategic Alliance"

T.K. Rymes, "Effects of Monetary Policy on Productivity in Canada"

Michael Burns, "Environmental Resource Valuation: Some Problems of Specification and Identification"

Brian Erard and Chih-Chin Ho, "Searching for Ghosts: Who Are the Nonfilers and How Much Tax Do They Owe?"

Richard L. Carson, "On The Welfare Effects of Monopolistic Competition with Quality Variation"

Dalhousie University

Shelley Phipps, "The Well-Being of Young Canadian Children in International Perspective"

Mike McCarcken, Informetrica Limited, "Contra-Cyclical Fiscal Policy - Is it Dead?"

McMaster University
Institute for Quantitative Study of Economics and Population

F.T. Denton and G.G. Spencer, "Economic Costs of Population Aging"

F.T. Denton and B.G. Spencer, "Population Aging and Its Economic Costs: A Survey of the Issues and Evidence"

C.J. Rosental and I.O. Stone, "How Much Help is Exchanged in Families? Towards an Understanding of Discrepant Research Findings"

M.R. Veall, "Did Tax Flattening Affect RRSP Contributions?"

C.J. Rosenthal and A. Martin-Matthews, "Families as Care-Providers Versus Care-Managers? Gender and Type of Care in a Sample of Employed Canadians"

W. Scarth, "Alternatives for Raising Living Standards"

McMaster University
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

C. Donaldson, S. Birch and A. Fafni, "The 'Distribution Problem' in Economic Evaluation: Income and the Valuation of Costs and Consequences of Health Care Programmes"

W. Furlong, D. Feeny, G. Torrance, C. Goldsmith, S. DePauw, Z. Zhu, M. Denton and M. Boyle, "Multiplicative Multi-Attribute Utility Function for the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) System: A Technical Report"

M. Sculpher and A. Gafni, "Recognizing Preference Diversity: The Use of Preference Sub-Groups in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis"

M. Sculpher and B. O'Brien, "Income Effects of Reduced Health and Health Effects of Reduced Income: Implications for Health State Valuation"

J. Abelson, "Bridging Academic Disciplines and Policy Sectors: Understanding the Influences on Community Participation"

Université de Montréal
Département de sciences économiques

Benoit Perron, "Semi-Parametric Weak Instrument Regressions with an Application to the Risk-Return Trade-off"

Yves Sprumont, "Coherent Cost-Sharing Rules"

Yves Sprumont, "Paretian Quasi-Orders: Two Agents"

Lars Vilhuber, "Sector-Specific Training and Mobility in Germany"

Lars Vilhuber, "Wage Flexibility and Contract Structure in Germany"

Lars Vilhuber, "Sector-Specific On-the-Job Training: Evidence from U.S. Data"

Rodrigue Tremblay, "Les facteurs déclencheurs des crises financières internationales"

Pierre-Paul Proulx, "L'intégration économique dans les Amériques: stratégies pour tenter d'assurer la viabilité et le développement économique du Québec"

Paul Johnson et Jacques Rovert, "Collusion in a Model of Repeated Auctions"
Gérard Gaudet et Ngo Van Long, "Noncompetitive Recycling and Market Power"

(Université de Montréal)
École des Hautes Études Commerciales

G. Dionne, "Offre d'assurance non vie : une revue de la littérature récente"

G. Dionne, C. Gouriéroux and C. Vanasse, "The Informational Content of Household Decisions with Applications to Insurance Under Adverse Selection"

K. Dachraoui and G. Dionne, "Information Structure, Labour Contracts and the Strategic Use of Debt"

M.M. Boyer, "Over-Compensation as a Partial Solution to Commitment and Renegotiation Problems : the Case of Ex-Post Moral Hazard"

M.M. Boyer, "A Rationale for Borrowing More than Needed"

G. Dionne, C. Laberge-Nadeau, D. Desjardins, S. Messier and U. Maag, "Analysis of the Economic Impact of Medical and Optometric Driving standards on Costs Incurred by Trucking Firms and on the Social Costs of Traffic Accidents"

J.C. Duan and J.G. Simonato, "The Estimation of Deposit Insurance with Interest Rate Risk"

K. Dachraoui and G. Dionne, "Portfolio Response to a Shift in a Return Distribution: Comment"

G. Dionne, C. Gouriéroux and C. Vanasse, "Evidence of Adverse Selection in Automobile Insurance Markets"

S. Spaeter, "Réflexion sur l'optimalité des contrats d'assurance"

S. Spaeter, "The Principal-Agent Relationship: Two Distributions Satisfying MLRP and CDFC"

G. Dionne and S. Apaeter, "Environmental Risk and Extended Liability: The Case of Green Technologies"

M.M. Boyer, "Poll Subsidy and Excise Tax"

C. Nyce and M.M. Boyer, "An Analysis of the Title Insurance Industry"

P. André, D. Côté and R. Morissette, "Internal Control Systems and Risk Management in the Life and Health Insurance Industry: Current Issues"

G. Dionne, "La mesure empirique des problèmes d'information"

Y. Alarie, "Some Remarks About the Probability Weighting Function"

G. Dionne, C. Laberge-Nadeau, U. Maag, D. Desjardins et S. Messier, "Le non-respect du code de la sécurité par les conducteurs professionnels en fonction des caractéristiques des individus, des transporteurs et de l'environnement routier"

University of New Brunswick

T. Myatt and D. Murrell, "The Role of Household Capital Gains Taxation and its Influence on the Aggregate Personal Income Tax Rate"

G.C. Ruggeri, "A Proposal for Reducing Federal Taxes"

V. Dickson, "Welfare Losses When There Are Cost Differences Among Firms"

A.L. Levine, "Social-Welfare Functions: Some Dissonant Notes"

A.L. Levine, "Modelling That Problem Set Which is Team Production"

A.L. Levine, "The Notion of Equilibrium In Microeconomic Theory"

University of Ottawa

M. Seccareccia et M. Saint-Germain, "Surplus de main-d'oeuvre immigrante et d"eveloppement dualists: l'économie canadienne au milieu du 19th siècle"

A. Parguez and M. Seccareccia, "A Credit Theory of Money: the Monetary Circuit Approach"

M. Seccareccia and A. Sood, "Government Debt Monetization and Inflation: A Somewhat Jaundiced View"

Université du Québec à Montréal
Département de sciences économiques

Publisher Homepage; Contact: pallage.stephane@quam.ca

Dominique Demougin Claude Fluet, "A Further Justification for the Negligence Rule"

Claude Fluet, "Régulation des risques et insolvabilité: le rôle de la responsabilité pour faute en information imparfaite"

Université du Québec à Montréal
Center for Research on Economic Fluctuations and Employment (CREFE)

Publisher Homepage; Contact: zimmermann.christian@uqam.ca

Eric Guysels and Alain Guay, "Structural Change Tests for Simulated Method of Moments"

Dominique Demougin and Robert Schwager, "Public Safety, Altruism and Redistribution"

Stephane Pallage and Michel Robe, "Foreign Aid and the Business Cycle"

Stephane Pallage and Christian Zimmermann, "Voting on Unemployment Insurance Generosity"

Huw Lloyd-Ellis and Nicolas Marceau "Getting Over the Hump: A Theory of Crime, Credit and Accumulation"

David Andolfatto and James Redekop, "Redistribution Policy in a Model with Heterogeneous Time Preference"

Queen's University
Papers are available electronically from the Queen's web site.

Dan Usher, "Public Provision of Indivisible Private Goods in Short Supply"

Russell Davidson and James MacKinnon, "Artificial Regressions"

John M. Hartwick, "Loan-monitoring and Deposit-servicing by Commercial Banks in a Stationary Environment"

Robin Boadway and Katherine Cuff, "A Minimum Wage Can beWelfare-improving and Employment-enhancing"

James Bergin and Dan Bernhardt, "Comparative Dynamics"

Robin Boadway and Katherine Cuff, "Monitoring Job Search as an Instrument for Targeting Transfers"

Robin Boadway and Michael Keen, "Redistribution"

Robin Boadway, Katherine Cuff and Maurice Marchand, "Optimal Income Taxation with Quasi-linear Preferences Revisited"

Ryerson Polytechnic University

Dagmar Rajagopal, "An Alternative Interpretation of the Household's Optimization Problem"

Mark Lovewell, "Getting to Zero: Bank of Canada Policy in Context"

University of Toronto
To download copies visit their web site

Michael Baker, "The Retirement Behaviour of Married Couples: Evidence From the Spouse's Allowance" [UT-ECIPA-BAKER-99-01]

Michael Baker and Angelo Melino, "Duration Dependence and Nonparametric Heterogeneity: A Monte Carlo Study" [UT-ECIPA-MELINO-99-01]

Miquel Gaig, "The Optimal Structure of Liquidity Provided by a Self Financed Central Bank" [UT-ECIPA-FAIG-99-01]

Gillian Hamilton and Aloysius Siow, "Marriage and Fertility in a Catholic Society: Eighteenth-Century Quebec" [UT-ECIPA-SIOW-99-01]

John Munro, "The Low Countries' Export Trade in Textiles with the Mediterranean Basin, 1200-1600: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Comparative Advantages in Overland and Maritime Trade Routes" [UT-ECIPA-MUNRO-99-01]

John Munro, "The Monetary Origins of the Price Revolution Before the Influx of Spanish-American Treasure: the South German Silver-Copper Trades, Merchant-Banking, and Venetian Commerce, 1470-1540" [UT-ECIPA-MUNRO-99-02]

Abigail Payne and Aloysius Siow, "Estimating the Effects of Federal Research Funding on Universities using Alumni Representation on Congressional Appropriations Committees" [UT-ECIPA-SIOW-99-02]

Michael Peters, "Common Agency and the Revelation Principle" [UT-ECIPA-PETERS-99-01]

Aloysius Siow and Xiaodong Zhu, "Differential Fecundity and Gender Biased Parental Investment" [UT-ECIPA-SIOW-99-03]

Mark Stabile, "Tax Subsidies and the Provision of Health Insurance in Small Firms" [UT-ECIPA-MSTABILE-99-01]

University of Victoria
To read or download copies visit their web site

Kevin F. Ryan and David E.A. Giles, "Testing for Unit Roots With Missing Observations"

David E.A. Giles, "Modelling the Tax compliance Profiles of New Zealand Firms: Evidence From Audit Records"

Patrick J. Caragata and David E.A. Giles, "Simulating the Relationship Between the Hidden Economy and the Tax Level and Tax Mix in New Zealand"

Linda F. DeBenedictis and David E.A. Giles "Robust Specification Testing in Regression: The FRESET Test and Autocorrelated Disturbances"

David E.A. Giles, "The Underground Economy: Minimizing the Size of Government"

David E.A. Giles, "Measuring the Hidden Economy: Implications for Econometric Modelling"

Kenneth G. Stewart, "Gauss- Newton, Milliken- Graybill, and Exact Misspecification Testing Using Artificial Regressions"

Malcolm Rutherford, "Institutionalism as 'Scientific' Economics"

Judith A. Giles and Cara L. Williams, "Export-led Growth: A Survey of the Empirical Literature and Some Noncausality Results"

J.C.H. Jones, J.A. Schofield and D.E.A. Giles, "Our Fans in the North: The Demand for British Rugby League"

Frank S. Reinhardt and David E.A. Giles, "Are Cigarette Bans Really Good Economic Policy?"

David E.A. Giles and Patrick J. Caragata, "The Learning Path of the Hidden Economy: The Tax Burden and Tax Evasion in New


David E.A. Giles, "Modelling the Hidden Economy and the Tax-Gap in New Zealand"

John P. Small, "The Timing and Scale of Investment Under Uncertainty"

University of Waterloo

David Andolfatto and Eric Smith, "Technological Change and Income Distribution Dynamics"

David Andolfatto and Paul Gomme, "Unemployment and Economic Welfare"

Tony Wirjanto, Peter Kim and Lingxue Pan, "Bootstrapping and Jackknifing Neural Networks for Noisy Financial Time Series"

The University of Western Ontario Dept. of Economics, Amalgamated Series

Hector Chade and Gustavo Ventura, "Taxes and Marriage: A Two-Sided Search Analysis"

Diego Restuccia and Carlos Urrutia, "Public Policy, Price Distortions, and Investment Rates"

Shannon N. Seitz, "Labor Supply, Divorce and Remarriage"

Huirong Li and Jian Yang, "Stochastic Threshold Models on Interest Rate"

Huirong Li and Jian Yang, "Modeling Stock Volatility with Trading Information"

Wilfrid Laurier University

David Gillen and Jean-Francois Wen, "Taxing Hydroelectricity in Ontario"

Jim Dolmas, Baldev Raj and Daniel J. Slottje, "The US Productivity Slowdown: A Peak Through the Structural Break Window"

Tracy Snoddon and Jean-Francois Wen, "A Primer of Intergovernmental Grants"

Marianne Vigneault and Jean-Francois Wen, "Tax Policy and the Fringe"

Gianluigi Pelloni and Wolfgang Polasek, "Intersectoral Labour Reallocation and Employment Volatility: A Bayesian Analysis

Using a VAR-GARCH-M Model"

Lucy F. Ackert and M.D. Racine, "Hedging With Stock Index Futures in Canada"

Marie D. Racine, "Asset Valuation and Cockewess in Canada"

University of Windsor

Paul Anglin and Ron Meng, "Evidence on Grades and Grade Inflation at Ontario's Universities"

Ronald Meng and R. Finnie, "Literacy and Labour Market Outcomes: Self-Assessment and Test Score Measures"

Ronald Meng, and R. Finnie, "A Recursive Model of Earnings Determination"

Michael F. Charette, "Welfare Caseloads, Economic Conditions and Benefit Levels: Ontario, 1981 to 1998"

Sang-chul Suh and Quan Wen, "Unique Subgame Perfect Equilibrium in a Multi-Agent Bilateral Bargaining Model"

Forthcoming Papers/Articles à Paraître

Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue Canadienne d'Economique

See the list of forthcoming papers on the CJE web site. CEA members can also browse through the CJE archive. The archive contains all papers published in the CJE starting with issue 31:3 in PDF format.

Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de Politiques

Serge Coulombe and Kathleen M. Day, "Economic Growth and Regional Income Disparities in Canada and the Northern United


Kuan Xu and Lars Osberg, "Poverty Intensity - How Well Do Canadian Provinces Compare?"

John Cartwright, "The Price of Compromise: Why We Should Wind Down Our Forest Industry"

Joseph A. Doucet and Jean-Thomas Bernard, "L'ouverture du marché d'exportation d'électricité québécoise: réalit'e ou mirage à l'horizon"

Wayne Simpson and Derek Hum, "Wage Opportunities for Visible Minorities in Canada"

Diane P. Dupont and Steven Renzetti, "An Assessment of the Impact of Charging for Provincial Water Use Permits"

David W. Conklin and Rick Robertson, "Tax Havens: Investment Distortions and Policy Options"

Richard Nadeau, André Blais, Neil Nevitte and Elizabeth Gidengil, "Why Perceptions about Unemployment Hurt the Liberals"

Peter Urmetzer, Donald E. Blake and Neil Guppy, "Individualized Solutions to Environmental Problems: The Case of Automobile


David A. Green and Alan G. Green, "The Economic goals of Canada's Immigration Policy, Past and Present"

Neil Longley, "Voting on Abortion in the House of Commons: A Test for Legislator Shirking"