Volume 21
February / Février 2000

Notes From the CEA

The CEA Meetings

Planning is in full swing for the 2000 CEA Meetings at UBC. Go to the CEA web site at: economics.ca for complete information. The forms are available to submit a paper and to register and to arrange housing. We hope to see many of you there in 2000.

The 1999 CEA Meetings were a financial success. Final data is available and the CEA had a small surplus of slightly over $4 thousand. The surplus will be used to improve the Meetings over the next two years.

In 2001, the CEA will meet at McGill. Further information will be made available as plans develop.

1999 CWEN/RFÉ Activities

Thanks to the efforts of Roberta Robb and Shelley Phipps especially, CWEN/RFÉ has established a solid presence at the CEA annual meetings. At the 1999 CEA conference in Toronto, CWEN/RFÉ sponsored three successful sessions. (1) The Economics of Coercion and Gender; (2) The Well Being of Women; (3) History and Gender. The CWEN/RFÉ luncheon was well attended and Dr. KimMarie McGoldrick's luncheon address on Feminist Pedagogy was as dynamic as it was stimulating.

In addition to our Canadian presence, CWEN/RFÉ is well connected internationally. Frances Woolley (Carleton; CWEN/RFÉ's IAFFE link) was coordinator of the 1999 International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) conference held in Ottawa this past June.

CWEN/RFÉ Executive 1999/2000:
President: Brenda Spotton Visano (York)
Past President: Roberta Robb (Brock)
Vice President: Cristina Echevarria (Saskatchewan)
Secretary/Treasurer: Linda Welling (Victoria)
IAFFE link: Frances Woolley (Carleton)
Member at Large: Lori Curtis (Dalhousie)

CWEN/RFÉ @ CEA2000 Meetings
Planned sessions for the upcoming CEA meetings in Vancouver include:
  1. A session on Family; Organizer: Linda Welling (UVic)
  2. A graduate student session on Poverty; Workforce Equity; Socio-Economic Inequality; Organizer: Cristina Echevarria (Saskatchewan)

The CWEN/RFÉ Luncheon is scheduled for Friday June 2nd. The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Nancy Folbre (UMass-Amherst). Dr. Folbre has published extensively-including a recent book on "The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual"-and is currently working on a book titled "Self-Love, the Mainspring: A Feminist Critique of Political Economy." Tickets are $24 each. Check the CEA program for final details. (We are currently seeking external funding to assist with the expense. If successful, we will waive the ticket price, in whole or in part, for our junior members.)

1999/2000 Survey of the Status of Women Economists in Canada In terms of new activities, CWEN/RFÉ has initiated a project, joint with the CEA, aimed at identifying and assessing the status of women economists in Canada.

To assess this status, we need information about the gender proportions in both the relevant employment sectors and the available workforce. A special committee* has been struck to design and conduct surveys that will request information about such things as the gender proportions of university economics faculty and graduate students and sample career profiles. The information obtained from this exercise, combined with other data currently available, will yield a fuller understanding of the status of women in economics in Canada.

We need your cooperation in supplying the information and appreciate every effort. We anticipate providing the respective memberships with a final report no later than December of 2000.

*The special committee is comprised of the following members: Martin Dooley (McMaster); Nicole Fortin (UBC); Nancy Gallini (Toronto); Frances Woolley (Carleton); and Brenda Spotton Visano (York).

CWEN/RFÉ and the CEA

CWEN/RFÉ initiated talks this year with the officers of the CEA Executive exploring the ways in which CWEN/RFÉ could be recognised formally by the CEA. Unlike the American Economics Association, the UK Royal Economic Society, and many other academic associations in Canada, the CEA has no official women's caucus. In addition to a motion proposing a formal institutional link be created by designating a CWEN/RFÉ seat on the CEA Executive Council, CWEN/RFÉ sought the adoption by the CEA of a statement of principle on fair representation of women on the CEA Executive Council, the editorial boards of its two journals, and the CEA program. Although both these motions were defeated, the CEA Executive did vote to officially acknowledge CWEN/RFÉ and agree to assign to one of its existing executive members the responsibility of acting as the liaison between the two independent organisations.

For further information about the Canadian Women Economists Network/Réseau de Femmes Économistes and its activities, please visit our website http://www.yorku.ca/research/cwen

Faculty/Corps Professoral

New Appointments, Departures/Récentes Nominations, Départs

University of Alberta, Dept. Marketing, Business Economics and Law, Faculty of Business
Douglas J. Cumming, joint appointment with Dept. Finance & Management Science, former PhD Graduate, University of Toronto, effective July 1, 1999

Gilbert Reschenthaler, retired effective July 1, 1999

University of Alberta, Dept. of Rural Economy

Peter C. Boxall, formerly Non-Timer Valuation Economist, Canadian

Forest Service, Alberta, effective October 1, 1999

Debra J. Davidson, formerly Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, effective October 1, 1999

Harvey G. Brooks, resigned to accept new position as Director, Policy and Economic Research, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, effective July 1, 1999

Frank S. Novak, resigned to accept new position as Managing Director, Alberta Pig Company, effective July 1, 1999

University of British Columbia

Nicole Fortin, formerly from University of Montreal, effective July 1, 1999

Parikshit Ghosh, formerly from Texas A & M, effective July 1, 1999

Yoram Halevy, formerly from Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 1999

Thomas Lemieux, formerly from University of Montreal, effective July 1, 1999

Okan Yilankaya, appointment effective July 1, 1999

Michele Piccione, resigned effective July 1, 1999

John Weymark, resigned effective July 1, 1999

Geoffrey Hainswroth, retired effective January 1, 2000

Gordon Munro, retired effective January 1, 2000

University of Calgary

Gillian R. Currie, former Ph.D. student in Economics at Yale University, effective September 1, 1999

Richard A. Sicotte, former Post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Business School, effective September 1, 1999

Dalhousie University

Lori Curtis, cross-appointment in Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, effective September 1, 1999

University of Guelph

Stephen Kosempel, formerly from Simon Fraser University, effective August 1, 1999

University of Manitoba, Dept. of Agricultural Economics

J.A. MacMillan, Acting Head, effective July 1, 1999

John Cranfield, effective July 1, 1999

Renee Kim, effective January 1, 2000

Michael Power, resigned effective August 31, 1999

McGill University

Suryapratim Banerjee, former Ph.D. student at Boston University, effective September 1, 1999

Chenghu Ma, resigned to accept new position, effective May 31, 1999

Université de Montréal

Walter Bossert, formerly from University of Nottingham, effective April 1, 2000

Eric Renault, formerly from Ensai-Crest, France, effective 1 juin 2000

Pierre Dubois, Démission, effective 31 décembre 1999

(Université de Montréal) École des Hautes Études Commerciales Institut d' économie appliquée

Paul Lanoie, Chairman, Institut d' économie appliquée, effective June 1, 1999

Daniel Racette, leave of absence, Special Adviser, Bank of Canada, effective August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2000

Carmine Nappi, leave of absence, Alcan, Director, Industry Analysis, effective June 1, 1999

Denyse L. Dagenais, retired, effective June 1, 1999

Jeannine David-McNeil, retired, effective June 1, 1999

University of New Brunswick

Giuseppe Ruggeri, three-year appointment, effective April 1, 1999

University of Regina

David L. Beattie died on November 1, 1999

University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Agricultural Economics

Ken Belcher, former Graduate Student, effective July 1, 1999

Jill Hobbs, former Associate Director, George Morris Centre, effective July 1, 1999

John sprigs, resigned effective June 30, 1999

Wilfrid Laurier University

Joseph DeJuan, formerly at York University, effective July 1, 1999

University of Winnipeg

Ian Hudson, appointment effective Sept. 1, 1999 - Aug. 30, 2000

York University - Atkinson

John Paschakis, formerly at American University - Beirut, effective July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2001

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

University of British Columbia

Ana Ferrer, July 1, 1999

Robert Gateman, September 1, 1999

Charles Hyde, Melbourne, September 1, 1999

Marvin Shaffer, September 1, 1999

Darrell Turkington, Western Australia, September 1, 1999

Diana Whistler, September 1, 1999

Soren Lemche, January 1, 2000

Geoffrey Newman, January 1, 2000

Christopher Riddell, January 1, 2000

Dalhousie University

JoAnn Kingston-Riechers, Post-Doc Fellow, effective September 1, 1999

McMaster University

Stephan Schott, University of Guelph, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, January 2000 through June 2001

Université de Montréal

Christian Gourieroux, Crest, France, effective 1 janvier 2000

University of New Brunswick, at Saint John

Sean Rogers, former Ph.D. candidate at McGill University, September 1, 1999

Queen's University

Alok Ray, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, July 2000 - June 2001

University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Agricultural Economics

Bill Kerr, Van Vliet Chair, Dept. of Economics, University of Calgary, July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2002

University of Toronto

Gilles Duranton, London School of Economics, January 2000

Ariel Rubinstein, University of Tel Aviv, January 2000

Awards & Other News/Distinctions & Autre Nouvelles

University of Alberta, Dept. Marketing, Business Economics and Law, Faculty of Business

Stuart McFadyen, awarded McCalla Professorship, 1999-2000

University of Alberta, Dept. of Rural Economy

Grant K. Hauer, Harold Jensen Award for Excellence for best PhD dissertation in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota

Scott R. Jeffrey, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics recipient of the NATA Teaching Award

Atakelty Hailu, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Outstanding PhD Thesis Award

University of British Columbia

Paul Beaudry was invited to be a Research Scholar at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Robert Evans is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

David Green, awarded the Killam Memorial Faculty Research Fellowship

Jonathan Kesselman, awarded the Douglas Purvis Prize for 1998

Craig Riddell, Fellow, Institute for Research on Public Policy: President, Canadian Economics Association, 1998-99

Robert Allen, invited to deliver the Hicks Lecture at Oxford University

Michael Devereux, awarded the Killam Memorial Faculty Research Fellowship

Brock University

Roberta E. Robb won the 1999 Brock Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Dalhousie University

John Cornwall, Professor Emeritus, Economics, recently awarded Festschrift. A presentation was made at Cambridge University in September 1999

Barry Lesser, Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Latvia

University of Guelph

Qi Li, Premier's Research Excellence Award

McGill University

Ian Keay, Post-doctoral Fellow received the Allen Nevins Prize for 1998-99 for the best dissertation in economic history on a North American topic. He is the first Canadian recipient of the Nevins award, which is administered by Columbia University

William Watson: Runner-up, Donner Prize for best policy book published in Canada in 1998, for Globalisation and the Meaning of Canadian Life

William Watson, Editor of Policy Options, magazine of the Institute for Research on Public Policy

Myron Frankman, president MAUT, 1999-2000

McMaster University

Susan Johnson, Second Prize ($3,000), McConnell Award for Excellence in Public Communication of Research, announced in the context of the 1999 SSHRC Research Showcase

Université de Montréal

Marcel Dagenais, lauréat du Prix Léon-Gérin 1999. (Gouvernement du Quebec)

Queen's University

Frank Milne (holds a cross-appointment with the School of Business and the Department of Economics) received the "1999 School of Business Research Excellent Award"

University of Toronto

Michael Smart: Recipient of the 1999 Polanyi Prize
Short-Term Visitors/Futurs Visiteurs

University of Alberta, Dept. of Rural Economy

Mario Carrier, Université du Québec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue, July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000

Jeff Englin, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Nevada, August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2000

University of British Columbia

Tsuyoshi Toshimitsu, Kwansei Gakuin University, April 1, 1999 - March 31, 2000

Shourong Zhang, Jiangsu Provincial Academy of social Science, September 1, 1999 - August 31, 2000

Jonghwa Cho, Korean Institute for International Economic Policy, March 1 - August 31, 2000

Anu Rammohan, LaTrobe University, Australia, February 1 - August 31, 2000

Peter Robertson, University of New South Wales, February 1 - August 31, 2000

Brock University

Kaharjan Ibrahim, Xinjiang University, China, September 1999 - August 2000

Dalhousie University

Lucija Kavale, University of Latvia, January 1- - February 18, 2000

University of Guelph

Randy Wigle, University of Waterloo, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000

McGill University

Fanny Saul Demers, Carleton University, June 1, 1999 - May 31, 2000

Koji Kobayashi, Soka University, Tokyo, April 1999 - March 2000

Queen's University

Tim Buinnane, Yal University, Marc 6-10, 2000

Janet Currie, University of California at Los Angeles, July, 2000

Herb Emery, University of Calgary, March 6-10, 2000

Bentley MacLeod, University of Southern California, July, 2000

Maurice Marchand, CORE, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, April, 2000

Nobuki Mochida, Tokyo University to end of February, 2000

University of Toronto

Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University, February 28-29, 2000

John Isbister, University of California, Santa Cruz, September 1999 - June 2000

David Pines, Tel Aviv University, February - July 2000

Martin Richardson, University of Otago, New Zealand, July 2000 - July 2001
Miscellaneous Information/Divers


March 2000: Policy Forum on the Federal Budget - to be held the end of March at the John Deutsch Institute, Policy Studies Building, Queen's University. Sponsored by John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy. Contact: Sharon Sullivan, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy. Email: Sullivan@qed.econ.queensu.ca

April 27-29, 2000: "Balt Econ 2000". To be held in Riga, Latvia. Sponsored by the Estonian Institute of Public Administration, Latvian School of Public Administration, The Lithuanian Centre for Public Administration Training and the Department of Economics, Dalhousie University. Funding Support: CIDA. Contact: Barry Lesser, (902) 494-1682; Catherine Lyle, (902) 494-7056

May 17-18, 2000: 40th Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne de science economique (SCSE). To be held at the Hôtel du Parc-Renaissance, 3625, avenue du Parc, Montréal (QC) H2S 2P8. Contact: André Martens, president désigné du SCSE (514) 343-7390 - email: andre.martens@umontreal.ca

May 24-25, 2000: Conference in Honour of Robert Mundell to be held at the John Deutsch Institute, Policy Studies Building, Queen's University. Sponsored by John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy. Contact: Sharon Sullivan, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy. Email: Sullivan@qed.econ.queensu.ca

May 31 - June 2, 2000: "Critical Issues in Financial Reform: Latin American-Caribbean and Canadian Perspectives". To be held at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Organized by the Centre for International Studies (a participant in the Seminar on Economic Policies for Latin America), jointly administered by CIEPLAN (Santiago & Chile) and the CIS. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Contact: Gustavo Indart, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. Phone (416) 946-8931, Email: g.indart@utoronto.ca

June 10-11, 2000: "Public Service Broadcasting Beyond 2000". To be held at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta. Sponsored by the Cultural Industries Research Centre, University of Alberta in conjunction with the Banff Television Festival. Contact: Stuart McFadyen. Email: stuart.mcfadyen@ualberta.ca

August 25-27: "The Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century". To be held in Athens, Greece. Sponsored by the Athenian Policy Forum. Abstract (250 words) to be sent by Feb. 15th. Contact: Christos Paraskevopoulds, Economics - Atkinson, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 - Email: chrisp@yorku.ca

September 8-10, 2000: Third Major Conference Hosted by the Canadian International Labour Network (CILN)" to be held in Burlington, Ontario. Contact: Email: clin@mcmaster.ca

September 29 - October 1, 2000: 29th Atlantic Canada Economics Association Annual Conference" To be held at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF - A1C 5S7. Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Economics Association and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Contact: Wade Locke (709) 737-8104, email: wlocke@morgan.ucs.mun.ca; Scott Lynch (709) 737-8294, email: lynch@morgan.ucs.mun.ca; Anastasia Lintner(709) 737-8295, email: alintner@morgan.ucs.mun.ca; Bagala P. Biswal (709) 737-8107, email: bbiswal@morgan.ucs.mun.ca.

September 29 - October 1, 2000: "Flexible parametric and nonparametric methods in econometrics: Theory and applications". To be held at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. Sponsored by: Canadian Econometric Study Group (CESG). Contact: T. Stengos, University of Guelph, Department of Economics, Email: thanasis@css.uoguelph.ca

October 14-15, 2000: Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Study Group: Groupe d'Etudes Canadien sur les Ressources et l'Environnement". To be held at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. Contact: J. Livernois (live@css.uoguelph.ca) or R. McKitrick (rmckit@css.uoguelph.ca).

October 20-22, 2000: "Globalization: The Lessons from History" - Abstracts (plus short c.v.) to be sent by March 15, 2000. To be held in Stratford, Ontario. Sponsored by the Canadian Network for Economic History. Contact: Angela Redish, Department of Economics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1; Tel: (604) 822-2748; Fax: (604) 822-5915; Email: anji@unixg.ubc.ca

November 2000: (T.B.C.) "5th International Metropolis Conference". To be held in Vancouver, BC. Sponsored by the Metropolis Secretariat (Citizenship & Immigration Canada). Contact: Don DeVoretz: (604) 291-4660.


CALL FOR PAPERS - Journal Briefing Notes in Economics is accepting submissions for publication consideration in its future issues. Briefing Notes welcomes papers in all areas of economics. Decisions on submitted papers are often made within three months. Send copies of papers to Dr. P. Dabir-Alai, Editor, Briefing Notes in Economics, The Business School, Richmond - The American International University in London, Queens Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6JP, England. Fax 44-0207-938-3037, e-mail: bne@richmond.ac.uk. Please visit Briefing Notes' web-site for further information.

University of Alberta, Dept. of Rural Economy Wiktor L. Adamowicz appointed Program Leader, Sustainable Forest Management, Network of Excellence, effective October 1, 1999

Queen's University John Hartwick is the principal speaker for a conference (Philippine Environmental and Natural Resource Accounting Project) in Manila in January, 2000. His topic is "Deforestation and National Accounting".

Doctoral Theses/Théses de Doctorat

University of Alberta, Dept. of Rural Economy

Shiferaw A. Adilu, (October 27, 1998) "The Implications of Multilateral Trade Liberalization for Canadian Agriculture: A Computable General Equilibrium Evaluation"

Atakelty Hailu, (October 27, 1998) "Environmentally Sensitive Analysis of Economic Performance: Productivity and Efficiency in the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry, 1959-1994"

Darla A. Hatton-MacDonald, (October 27, 1998) "Three Papers in Natural Resource Valuation: Accounting for Cross Cultural Contexts"

Peter C. Boxall, (April 30, 1999) "Explorations of the Use of Random Utility Models in Nonmarket Benefit Estimation"

Funekile G. Mdluli, (April 30, 1999) "Inkhomo Yinsila Yemaswati: Cattle Ownership, History, Culture, and the Environmental Question on Swazi Nation Land"

University of British Columbia

Ian E. Keay, (February 23, 1999) "Assessing the Performance of Canada's Manufacturers: Firm Level Evidence from 1902-1990"

Somchai Jitsuchon, (March 22, 1999) "Three Applications of Market Incompleteness and Market Imperfection"

Zhihao Yu, (April 29, 1999) "Three Essays on International Trade, Political Economy and Environmental Policy"

Alan G. White, (June 25, 1999) "Economic and Financial Indexes"

Andrew L. Eckert, (June 28, 1999) "A Study of Canadian Retail Gasoline Prices"

Lasheng Yuen, (September 9, 1999) "Essays on Strategic Divisionalization and Decentralization"

Katsura Nakano, (September 24, 1999) "Corporate Shareholding in Japan"

Mark Neumann, (November 22, 1999) "Equity Finance under Asymmetric Information"

Hashmat Khan, (November 23, 1999) "Essays on Output and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics"

Carleton University

Michael Peter Francis, (November 1999) "Open-Access Resources and International Trade"

Robert J. Tetlow, (December 1999) "Essays on the Design of Monetary Policy with Incomplete Information"

Dalhousie University

Vera Brusentsev, (December 1999) "A comparison of the labour force participation of married women in three countries: Australia, Canada and the United States of America"

Neeru Shrestha, Interdisciplinary Studies, (November 1999) "Forest control, development and state formation in Nepal"

University of Guelph

Zhenjuan Liu, (Spring 1998) "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Estimation of Testing of Econometric Models"

Boping Yan, (Winter 1999) "Double Kernel Nonparametric Estimation in Semiparametric Econometric Models"

University of Manitoba

Ian Hudson, (October 1999) "Public Subsidization of Professional Sports Franchises"

Jalil Safaei Boroojeny, (October 1999) "Financial Sources of Macroeconomic Fluctuations: An Empirical Investigation"

McGill University

Alan Barnard, (February 1998) "Inter-industry Wage Differentials and the Role of Workers' Concern for Equity"

Greg Tkacz, (February 1999) "Three Empirical Essays on Assymetries in the Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism"

Ata Assaf, (February 1999) "Fractional Integration, Stable Distributions and Long Memory Models of Foreign Exchange Rates"

Zhao Yang, (November 1999) "Three Essays on Sustainable Growth and Environment Control"

McMaster University

Alan Diener, (November 1999) "Valuing Health and Air Quality using Stated Preference Methods"

Université de Montréal

Marie-Gloriose Ingabire, (17 septembre 1999) "Fonctions d'utilité dependants des états de la nature, choix en incertitude et perception des risques"

Stefan Ambec, (24 septembre 1999) "Essais en économie des contrats et des institutions"

Gabriel Rodriguez, (25 novembre 1999) "Unit root, outliers and Cointegration analysis with macroeconomic applications"

Paul Johnson, (30 novembre 1999) "Three essays on collusion"

Norma Kozhaya, (10 décembre 1999) "Taxes distorsionnaires et dépenses gouvernementales dans les modèles de cycle économique"

Queen's University

Denise Tambanis, (October, 1999) "The Timing of Equity Issues"

Chris D'Souza, (October, 1999) "Information and Learning in Foreign Exchange Markets"

Chris Auld, (October, 1999) "Three Essays on the Economics of Health-Related Behaviour"

Raymond Yeung, (October, 1999) "Towards a Family Model of the Labour Market Behaviour of Immigrants: Estimates of a Discrete Choice Dynamic Programming Model"

Marc-Andre Letendre, (October, 1999) "Essays on Numerical Solution Methods, Incomplete Markets and International Business Cycles"

University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Agricultural Economics

Ken Belcher, (1999) "Agroecosystem sustainability: An Integrated Modelling Approach"

Muhammad Maqbool, (1999) "An Assessment of Sustainable Farming Systems in Saskatchewan"

Mohammad Khakbazan, (1999) "The Economics of Branchline Abandonment: A Case Study of West-Central Saskatchewan"

Tom Porter, (1999) "The Effect of Exchange Rate Policy on the Economic Development of Kenya"

Simon Fraser University

Abu Islam, (May 10, 1999) "Forecast Performances of Provincial Government Revenue Estimates in Canada"

Stephen Kosempel, (July 30, 1999) "Investment-specific Technological Change: An Explanation For The Productivity Slowdown And An Impulse For The Business Cycle"

Alex Jameson Appiah, (Fall, 1999) "Applied General Equilibrium Model Of North American Integration With Rules Of Origin"

Lana Friesen, (Fall, 1999) "Improving Compliance With Environmental Regulations: Targeted Enforcement And Self-audits"

Ian Andrew Macdonald, (Fall, 1999) "Towards A General Theory Of Environmental Treaties"

Laura Meriluoto, (Fall, 1999) "Negative Externalities In Communication Networks"

Clifford Bekar, (Fall, 1999) "Two Productivity Puzzles In British Economic History"

University of Toronto

Chengjun Li, (December 11, 1998) "Three Essays on Information and Markets"

Douglas Cumming, (June 30, 1999) "Empirical Essays on Agency Costs in Law and Economics"

Mary Grant, (September 24, 1999) "Immigration in Canada: Context, Assimilation and Labour Market Impacts"
Recent Working Papers/Récents Cahiers de Recherche

To order individual copies of the working papers contact the institution

Bank of Canada (working paper website)

Technical Reports:

Charles Freedman, "The Regulation of Central Securities Depositories and the Linkages Between CSDs and Large-Value Payment Systems"

Phillippe Muller and Mark Zelmer, "Greater Transparency in Monetary Policy: Impact on Financial Markets"

Working Papers:

John Knight, Fuchun Li and Mingwei Yuan, "Pricing Interest Rate Derivatives in a Non-Parametric Two-Factor Term-Structure Model"

Des Mc Manus and David Watt, "One-Factor Models of Short-Term Interest Rates"

Zahir Antia, Ramdane Djoudad and Pierre St-Amant, "Canada's Exchange Rate Regime and North American Economic Integration: The Rose of Risk-Sharing Mechanisms"

Robert Lafrance and Pierre St-Amant, "Optimal Currency Areas: A Review of the Recent Literature"

Des Mc Manus, "The Information Content of Interest Rate Futures Options"

René Lalonde, "The U.S. Capacity Utilization Rate: A New Estimation Approach"

Richard Dion, "Indicator Models of Core Inflation for Canada"

John Murray, "Why Canada Needs a Flexible Exchange Rate"

Toni Gravelle, "Liquidity of the Government of Canada Securities Market: Stylized Facts and some Market Microstructure Comparisons to the United States Treasury"

University of British Columbia

Robert Allen, "Tracking the Agricultural Revolution"

Robert Allen, "Urban Development & Agrarian Change in Early Modern Europe"

Fabien Postel-Vinay, "The Dynamics of Technological Unemployment"

Gordon Munro, "The Economics of Overcapitalization and Fishery Resource Management: A Review"

John Weymark, "Sprumont's Characterization of the Uniform Rule When All Single-Peaked Preferences are Admissible"

Michael Benarroch and Rolf Weder, "Trade in Intermediate Products Pollution and Increasing Returns"

Michael Benarroch and Rolf Weder, "Transboundary Pollution and the Gains from Trade"

Charles Blackorby, Walter Bossert and David Donaldson, "Rationalizable Variable-Population Choice Functions"

Charles Blackorby, Walter Bossert and David Donaldson, "Functional Equations and Population Ethics"

Michael Devereux, "Review of International Economics. Real Exchange Rate Trends and Growth: A Model of East Asia"

Michael Devereux, "Do Fixed Exchange Rates Inhibit Macroeconomic Adjustment?"

Caroline Betts and Michael Devereux, "International Monetary Policy Coordination and Competitive Depreciation: A Re-evaluation"

Michael Devereux, "How Does a Devaluation Affect the Current Account?"

Michael Devereux and Khang Min Lee, "Dynamic Gains from International Trade with Imperfect Competition and Market Power"

Caroline Betts and Michael Devereux, "The International Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policy in a Two-Country Model"

Michael Devereux and Charles Engel, "How will the Euro affect the US and Europe?"

Michael Devereux, "A Tale of Two Currencies: The Asian Crisis and the Exchange Regimes of Hong Kong and Singapore"

Michael Devereux and Charles Engel, "Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rates: How Price Setting Affects the Optimal Choice of Exchange-Rate Regime"

Michael Devereux and Charles Engel, "The Optimal Choice of Exchange-Rate Regime: Price-Setting Rules and Internationalized Production"

Anna Khmelnitskays and John Weymark, "Social Choice with Independent Subgroup Utility Scales"

David Donaldson, "Equivalent-Income Functions and Income-Dependent Equivalence Scales"

Erwin Diewert and Denis Lawrence, "Progress in Measuring the Price and Quantity of Capital"

Robert Allen and Ian Keay, "The Extinction of the Eastern Arctic Bowhead"

Erwin Diewert and Denis Lawrence, "Should Canada's Rate of Capital Gains Taxation be Reduced?"

Charles Blackorby, Walter Bossert and David Donaldson, "Utilitarianism and the Theory of Justice"

Craig Riddell, "Measuring Unemployment and Structural Unemployment"

Michael Devereux, "A Simple Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of the Trade-off Between Fixed and Floating Exchange Rates"

Angela Redish, "The Mortgage Market in Upper Canada: Window on a Pioneer Economy"

Michael Bordo, Angela Redish and Ronald Shearer, "Canada's Monetary System in Historical Perspective: Two Faces of the Exchange Rate Regime"

Craig Riddell, "Canadian Labour Market in International Perspective"

Charles Blackorby and Craig Brett, "Tax Harmonization and Pareto-Efficiency"

Charles Blackorby and Craig Brett, "The Pareto-Optima of Finite-Horizon OLG Models"

The University of Calgary

Eugene Beaulieu and J.C. Herbert Emery, "Stolper-Samuelson Meet Laurier: The Role of Reciprocity in the 1911 Canadian General Election"

Patrick J. Coe and James M. Nason, "Long Run Monetary Neutrality in Three Samples: The United Kingdom, the United States, and the Small"

Mingshan Lu, Ching-to Albert Ma and Lasheng Yuan, "Risk Selection and Matching in Performance-Based Contracting"

Michael Benarroch and James Gaisford, "Export-Promoting Production Subsidies and the Dynamic Gains from Experience"

James Gaisford and Michael Benarroch, "Foreign Aid, Innovation and Technology Transfer in a North-South Model with Learning by Doing"

Eugene Beaulieu and Annette Hester, "Regional Trade Agreements, Country Risk and Foreign direct Investment in Latin America"

Frank J. Atkins and Patrick J. Coe, "An ARDL Bounds Test Approach to Testing the Fisher Effect in Canada and the United States"

Lasheng Yuan, "The Widespread Failure of Production Unitization in US Oil Fields: A Strategic Explanation"

Lasheng Yuan, "Divisionalization and Cournot Competition Yield Bertrand Outcomes"

Carleton University (working paper website

Zhiqi Chen and Frances Woolley, "A Cournot-Nash Model of Family Decision Making"

Aileen J. Thompson, "Import Competition and Market Power: Canadian Evidence"

Vivek H. Dehejia and Nicholas Rowe, "Macroeconomic Stabilisation: Fixed Exchange Rates vs Inflation Targeting vs Price Level Targeting"

Keir G. Armstrong, "A Restricted-Domain Multilateral Test Approach to the Theory of International Comparisons"

Dalhousie University

François Vaillancourt, C.R.D.E., "Canada's Federal Arrangement: Is the Most Enough?"

Talan Iscan, "Present Value Tests of the Current Account with Durables Consumption"

Kuan Xu and Lars Osberg, "An Anatomy of the Sen and Sen-Shorrocks-Thon Indices: Multiplicative Decomposability and its Subgroup Decompositions"

John Cornwall & Wendy Cornwall, "Globalization, and Distribution of Power and Full Employment"

University of Guelph

Ross McKitrick, "The Design and Implementation of Regulations Expressed as Ratios or Percentage Quotas"

Ross McKitrick, "The Market for Sulfur Dioxide Emissions: A Comment"

Ross McKitrick, "Liability Law with Multiple Injurers"

Dingding Li and Thanasis Stengos, "Testing Serial Correlation in Semiparametric Time Series Model"

McGill University

John Galbraith and Victoria Zinde-Walsh, "Measurement of the Quality of Autoagressive Approximation, With Econometric Application"

Kenji Kondoh, "Permanent Migrants and Cross-Border Workers"

Ngo Van Long and Huilan Tian, "Resources Dynamics and Endogenous Property Regimes"

Hassan Benchekroun, Ngo Van Long and Huilan Tian, "Learning by Doing and Strategic Trade Policy"

McMaster University

Canadian International Labour Network

H. Antecol, "An Examination of Cross-Country Differences in the Gender Gap in Labor Force Participation Rates"

L. Curtis and M. Dooley, "Child Health and Family Socioeconomic Status in the Canadian National Longitudinal survey of Children and Youth"

M. Corak, "Death and Divorce: The Long Term Consequences of Parental Loss on Adolescents"

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

P. Grootendorst, D.H. Feeny and W. Furlong, "Evidence of Construct Validity for Stroke and Arthritis in a Population Health Survey"

J. Lavis and G. Stoddart, "Social Cohesion and Health"

Department of Economics

N. Buckley, S. Mestelman and M. Shehata, "Subsidizing Public Inputs"

R.A. Muller, "Experimental Methods for Research into Trading of Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

R.A. Muller, "Emissions Trading without a Quantity Constraint"

R.A. Muller, S. Mestelman, J. Spraggon and R. Godby, "Can Auctions Control Market Power in Emissions Trading Markets?"

Université de Montréal, Département de sciences économiques

Ayi Ayayi and Michael Patry, "Towards an Agency Based Analysis of Venture Capital"

Ayi Ayayi, "Venture Capital: A Choice of an Appropriate Financial Instrument"

Morley Gunderson and Paul Lanoie, "The Ontario Experience with Pay Equity: An Evaluation"

Jérôme Foulon, Paul Lanoie and Benoît Laplante, "Incentives for Pollution Control: Regulation or (and?) Information"

Paul Lanoie, "L'impact des écrans acoustiques sur la valeur des maisons : une revue de la literature"

Jean-François L'Her, O. Sy and D. Vencatachellum, "Is the Risk-Return Relationship Linear?"

M. Allard, H. Cremer and M. Marchand, "Incentive Contracts and the Compensation of Health Care Providers"

Maurice N. Marchon, "Perspective économiques canadiennes dans un contexte international"

University of New Brunswick

W. Yu and K. Jee, "Canadian Newsprint in the United States: A Multivariate Cointegration Analysis"

W. Yu and D. Murrell, "The Effect of the Harmonized Sales Tax on Consumer Prices and Spending in Atlantic Canada"

J. Kee, W. Yu and E.W. Robak, "Testing Market Integration In The Canadian Softwood Lumber Markets"

G.C. Ruggeri and W. Yu, "Federal Fiscal Balances and Redistribution in Canada, 1992-96"

D Murrell, "Has New Brunswick Pulled Ahead of Nova Scotia? A Taxonomy of Gross Domestic Product and Labour Market Data"

G.C. Ruggeri and W. Yu, "Federal Fiscal Balances Under Independent Fiscal Systems in Canada"

M.C. Brown, "Where has the Canadian Public Health Sector Gone?: The Optimal Mix of Patient and Community Oriented Health Programs and Policies"

University of New Brunswick - Saint John (working paper website)

University of Ottawa

M. Lavoie et M. Seccareccia, "Minsky's Financial Fragility Hypothesis: A Missing Macroeconomic Link?"

D. Gray, "Early-Retirement Programs and Wage Restraint: Empirical Evidence from France"

S. Coulombe, "Human Capital and Regional Convergence in Canada"

Queen's University (working paper website)

Dan Usher, "Efficiency and the Law"

Robin Boadway, Katherine Cuff and Nicolas Marceau, "Inter-Jurisdictional Competition for Firms: Jobs as Vehicles for Redistribution"

Shouyong Shi, "Unskilled Workers in an Economy with Skill-biased Technology"

Shouyong Shi, "Frictional Assignment"

Melanie Cao and Shouyong Shi, "Screening, Bidding, and Loan Market Tightness"

Melanie Cao and Shouyong Shi, "Publicity and the Clustering of IPO Underpricing"

University of Regina

H. King, "A Neophyte's Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Use of Classroom Experiments and Simulations in Introductory Economics"

Simon Fraser University

Gregory K. Dow, "On the Neutrality of Asset Ownership for Work Incentives"

Stephen T. Easton and Duane Rockerbie, "The Kiss of Death: IMF Subsidies in Sovereign Debt Markets"

James W. Dean, "East Asia Through a Glass Darkly: Disparate Lenses on the Road to Damascus"

Lawrence A. Boland, "Knowledge in Economic Models"

Lawrence A. Boland, "Critical Realism vs. Economic Rhetoric"

Robert Jones and Geoffrey Newman, "Turbulent Growth and Inequality"

Krishna Pendakur, "Taking Prices Seriously in the Measurement of Inequality"

David Donaldson and Krishna Pendakur, "Equivalent-Income Functions and Income-Dependent Equivalence Scales"

Krishna Pendakur, "Semiparametric Estimation of Lifetime Equivalence Scales"

Krishna Pendakur, "Speaking in Tongues: Language as Both Human Capital and Ethnicity"

University of Toronto (working paper website)

Michael Baker and Gillian Hamilton, "French/English Differences in Labour Market Compensation in 19th Century Montreal" [UT-ECIPA-BAKER-99-02]

Kelly Bedard, John Dorland, Allan W. Gregory and Joanne Roberts, "Needs-Based Health Care Funding: Implications for Resource Distribution in Ontario" [UT-ECIPA-JOROB-99-03]

Len Bos and Adonis Yatchew, "Nonparametric Least Squares Regression and Testing in Economic Models" [UT-ECIPA-YATCHEW-99-01]

Jack L. Carr and John E. Floyd, "Real and Monetary Shocks to the Canadian Dollar: Do Canada and the U.S. Form an Optimal Currency Area?" [UT-ECIPA-FLOYD-99-01]

Donald N. Dewees, "The Future of Nuclear Power in A Restructured Electricity Market" [UT-ECIPA-DEWEES-99-01]

John Duggan and Joanne Roberts, "Implementing the Efficient Allocation of Pollution" [UT-ECIPA-JOROB-99-01]

Scott M. Eddie, "Estimating the Value of Land from Prussian Wealth Tax Data" [UT-ECIPA-EDDIE-99-01]

Patrick Francois and Joanne Roberts, "Contracting Productivity Growth" [UT-ECIPA-JOROB-99-02]

Maria Gallego and Carolyn Pitchik, "An Economic Theory of Leadership Turnover" [UT-ECIPA-PITCHIK-99-01]

Gillian Hamilton, "The Decline of Apprenticeship in North America: Evidence From Montreal" [UT-EPICA-HAMILTNG-99-01]

Noah Meltz and Jacob (Yaacov) Weisberg, "Education and Unemployment in Israel, 1976-1994: Reducing the Anomaly" [UT-ECIPA-NMELTZ-99-01]

Mark Stabile, "The Role of Tax Subsidies in the Market for Health Insurance" [UT-ECIPA-MSTABILE-99-01]

Wilfrid Laurier University

David Gillen and Nilam Bedi, "Assessing the Economic Value of the Transportation Network"

David Gillen and Ashish Lall, "Non-Parametric Measures of Efficiency of U.S. Airports"

David Gillen, Richard Harris and Tae Hoon Oum, "A Model for Measuring Economic Effects of Bilateral Air Transport Liberalization"

Jerzy D. Konieczny and Andrzej Skrzypacz, "Learning, Search and Arbitrage - Evidence From a Natural Experiment"

David Gillen, Mark M. Hansen and Reza Djafarian-Tehrani, "Aviation Infrastructure Performance and Airline Cost: A Statistical Cost Estimation Approach"

Pierre L. Siklos and Patrick Ng, "Integration Among Asia-Pacific and International Stock Markets: Common Stochastic Trends and Regime Shifts"

Pierre L. Siklos, "Capital Flows in a Transitional Economy and the Sterilization Dilemma: The Hungarian Experience, 1992-97"

Pierre L. Siklos and Stephen C. Murchison, "A Suggestion for a Simple Cross-Country Empirical Proxy for Trend Unemployment"

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

François Rivest, Pascal Bossé, Silviu Nedelca and Alain Simard, "Access to Physician Services in Quebec: Relative Influence of Household Income and Area of Residence"

Ronald Kneebone and Kenneth McKenzie, "The Characteristics of Fiscal Policy in Canada"

Rhoda E. Howard, "'Canadian' as an Ethnic Category: Implications for Multiculturalism and National Unity"

Galen J. Countryman, "The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Benefits on Income Inequality in the Canadian Provinces"

Claire Durand, André Blais and S. Vachon, "Les sondages moins rigoureux sont-ils moins fiables?"

Felice Martinello, "Mr. Harris, Mr. Rae, and Union Activity in Ontario"

Barry Scholnick, "Regulating Credit Cards: The Liberal Caucus Report vs The MacKay Commission"

Philippe Barla, Joseph A. Doucet and Jean-Daniel Saphores, "Protection des habitats d'espèces menaces en terres privées: analyses d'instruments et de la politique canadienne"

Rose Anne Devlin, Vicky Barham and Chantale LaCasse, "Are the New Child-Support Guidelines 'Adequate' or 'Reasonable'?"

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

Anita Krajnc, "Wither Ontario's Environment? Neo-conservatism and the Decline of the Environment Ministry"

Mireille Laroche, "Health Status and Health Services Utilisation of Canada's Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Populations"

Benjamin Levin and J. Anthony Riffel, "Current and Potential School System Responses to Poverty"

Michael Huberman and Paul Lanoie, "Changing Attitudes Toward Worksharing: Evidence from Quebec"

Ross Finnie, "From School to Work: The Evolution of Early Labour Market Outcomes of Canadian Post-Secondary Graduates"

Arun S. Roy and Ging Wong, "Direct Job Creation Programs: Evaluation Lessons on Cost Effectiveness"