CEA 40th Annual Meetings
Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28, 2006
Concordia University, Montréal (Québec)

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
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Thursday, May 25, 2006

 
 
 
 
Thu 10:30 - 12:00  Loc 1154 Hall  
CAES Executive Meeting
Réunion de l'exécutif du CAES 

 
 
 
Thu 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. 631 Hall  
CAES: Principal Paper Session: Structural Change and Learning in Technical Efficiency Measurement
Chair Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
Presentations Threshold Effect versus Smooth Structural Change in the Estimation of Technical Efficiency
    Efthymios G. Tsionas (Athens University of Economics and Business)
    Kien C. Tran (University of Lethbridge)
  Bayesian versus Classical Approaches for Efficiency Frontiers Estimation and Endogenous Entry and Exit
    Clément Yélou (Laval University)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Mohamed Seddik (Laval University)
    Robert Romain (Université Laval)
  Semiparametric Estimation of Stochastic Frontier with a Non-Parametric Inefficiency Decomposition
    Kien C. Tran (University of Lethbridge)
    Efthymios G. Tsionas (Athens University of Economics and Business)
  Uncovering Evidence of Learning using Stochastic Dominance Tests
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
    Mohamed Seddik (Laval University)
    Clément Yélou (Laval University)
Thu 14:00 - 15:30  Loc.633 Hall  
CAES: Principal Paper Session: CAIRN Session on Trade and Innovation
Chair Hartley Furtan (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations IPRs and Trade Flows
    James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
  FDI and Innovation Performance: Case of Biotech Industry
    Pascal Ghazalian (Laval University)
    Hartley Furtan (University of Saskatchewan)
  Innovation and Economic Growth
    Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)

 
 
 
Thu 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. 603 Hall  
CAES: Valuing Food Attributes
Chair Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
Presentations Auction, anchoring, and attention: The effect of choice context and endowment in experimental auctions of the valuation of canola oil attributes
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
    Lorie Srivastava (Michigan State University)
    Michele M. Veeman (University of Alberta)
  The role of sensory attributes and information on the WTP for organic wheat bread
    Vijay Muralidharan (University of Alberta)
    Lisa E. Annett (University of Alberta)
    Peter C. Boxall (University of Alberta)
    Sean B. Cash (University of Alberta)
    Wendy V. Wismer (University of Alberta)
  Assessing consumer perceptions towards attributes of food quality: The case of consumption of tetra-packed fresh milk in Sri Lanka
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    Sumudu Kariyawasam (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka)
    Udith Jayasinghe-Mudalige (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka)
  Consumer acceptance of functional food productions 
    Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
    Joanne Ryks (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Rotimi Aluko (University of Manitota)
    Deepananda Herath (University of Guelph)
Thu 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. 629 Hall  
CAES: Industrial Organization I: Price Transmission in the Value Chain
Chair David Sparling (Institute of Agri-Food Policy Innovation)
Presentations Two-part tariffs versus linear pricing between manufacturers and retailers
    Céline Bonnet (University of toulouse (INRA))
    Pierre Dubois (Université de Toulouse (INRA, IDEI))
    Michel Simioni (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique)
  Modelling asymmetries in farm-to-retail price transmission
    Jason H. Grant (Purdue University)
    Barry Goodwin (North Carolina State University)
  Price transmission in Canadian beef and poultry sectors: The role of market power and the impact of food scares
    Verna Mitura (Statistics Canada)
    Bishnu P. Saha (University of Guelph)
    Andy Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
Thu 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. 631 Hall  
CAES: Trade, Aid and Growth
Chair Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Co-integration analysis of the relationship between public expenditure and economic growth: Evidence from Canada and India
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
    Lawrence Arbenser (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
  The effects of WTO export measures on the composition and disposition of food aid
    Ryan Cardwell (University of Manitoba)
  European Union Enlargement: The Common Agricultural Policy and the Bargaining Power of Entrant Countries
    Florentina N. Uzea (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
Thu 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. 633 Hall  
CAES: Meeting Future Water Needs
Chair Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations Design and use of weather derivatives in irrigated agriculture: The case of Rio Mayo Irrigation District in Sonora, Mexico
    Akssell Leiva (University of Kentucky)
    Jerry Skees (University of Kentucky)
  Alberta's water for life strategy: Some early indicators of its acceptance by the irrigation industry in southern Alberta
    Henning Bjornlund (University of Lethbridge)
    Lorraine Nicol (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
  Optimal allocation of water in a rural Ontario watershed
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
    Justin H. To (University of Guelph)

 
Thu 18:30 - 21:30 

Pino Ristorante
 1471
Crescent (corner de Maisonneuve)

CAES Banquet (Pre-Registration Required)

 
 
 
 

Friday, May 26, 2006

 
 
 
 
 
 
Fri 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Modeling Consumer Behaviour
Chair John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
Presentations Modeling the demand for soft drinks away from home and socio-economic and demographic factors of households in Alberta, Canada
    George Danso (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
  Comparing elasticity estimates in flexible demand systems
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
  Estimation of the Theil/Nelson decomposition formula under a logistic normal distribution
    J. Stephen Clark (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
  Endogenous price dispersion
    Timothy K.M. Beatty (University of British Columbia)
Fri 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Industrial Organization II: That's the Sound of the Economists Working on the Supply Chain 
Chair James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Evolution of market opportunities and supply chain structure for the biocontrol industry in Canada
    K. Sanderson (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Assessing traceability and process verification systems in the cattle industry
    K. Sanderson (University of Saskatchewan)
    Jill E. Hobbs (University of Saskatchewan)
  Formal beef alliances and alignment challenges in the Canadian beef industry
    Kevin (Xin) Lan (University of Alberta)
    Bodo Steiner (University of Alberta)
    James R. Unterschultz (University of Alberta)
Fri 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Agriculture and Trade
Chair Kathy Baylis (University of British Columbia)
Presentations The effects of exchange rate changes and its variability on trade of fresh pork between Canada and the United States
    Rakhal Sarker (University of Guelph)
    Oscar Menjivar (University of Guelph)
  Assessing the Impacts of Canadian Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on U.S. Corn
    Jason H. Grant (Purdue University)
  Economies of scale in the Canadian food processing industry
    Jason H. Grant (Purdue University)
    Olivier Bonroy (Université Laval)
    Steve Couture (Laval University)
    Rémy Lambert (Université Laval)
Fri 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Environmental Dimensions of Agricultural Production
Chair Dick Schoney (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Economic analysis of crop rotation systems during the transition to organic agriculture
    Emmanuel K. Yiridoe (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    John Henning (McGill University)
    Ralph C. Martin (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  Profitability and environmental effects of nitrogen application on winter wheat
    Sunil Thrikawala (University of Guelph)
    Susantha Jayasundara (University of Guelph)
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
  Modeling economic, biophysical, and environmental dynamics of potato production system
    Mohammad Khakbazan (AAFC)
    Cliff Hamilton (University of Saskatchewan)
    Ken Belcher (University of Saskatchewan)
  An innovative approach for modeling crop yield response to fertilizer nutrients
    Bharat Mani Upadhyay (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
    Elwin G. Smith (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

 
Fri 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Consumers, Diet and Health
Chair Sean B. Cash (University of Alberta)
Presentations Advertizing and kidfluence: The effect of the advertizing ban in Quebec
    Kathy Baylis (University of British Columbia)
    Tirtha Dhar (University of British Columbia)
  Demand for food products promoting health and wellness
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
    Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    Mamane Annou (University of Guelph)
  Fat taxes in a comprehensive food demand system
    J. Stephen Clark (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    Petr Prochazka (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  Demand for natural sweeteners and prevalence of obesity in Canada
    Rawlin Thangaraj (University of Guelph)
    Getu Hailu (University of Guelph)
Fri 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Industrial Organization III: Power and Structure
Chair Jason H. Grant (Purdue University)
Presentations The Role of co-operatives in competition: The case of Dairyworld
    Lampros Lamprinakis (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Estimating games in elevation charges in the wheat and canola handling markets in Saskatchewan
    Jing Zhang (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
    Mel Lerohl (University of Alberta)
  Modelling market structure and competition in consumer loan rates: An analysis of the power structure among Canadian credit unions and banks
    Henry Dakurah (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
Fri 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Allocation and Value of Agricultural Resources
Chair Al Mussell (George Morris Centre)
Presentations Farmland markets and auctions in agent based simulation models
    James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
    Tyler Freeman (University of Saskatchewan)
    Dick Schoney (University of Saskatchewan)
  The farm income - land price conundrum in Canada: Fact or fiction
    Richard Barichello (University of British Columbia)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
  Historic Residual Returns to Farm, Labour, and Management, Saskatchewan 1918-2000
    Dick Schoney (University of Saskatchewan)

 
Fri 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Environmental Policy and Management
Chair Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
Presentations Managing Nutrients with Rroperty Rights: An Evaluation of Nutrient Management under Central Planning and the Market
    Maria Klimas (University of Guelph)
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
  The Effectiveness and Enforcement of Agro-Environmental Policies
    Shannon Hall (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Green management and the nature of technical innovation
    Donna Ramirez Harrington (University of Guelph)
    George Deltas (University of Illinois)
    Madhu Khanna (University of Illinois)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chair Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
Presentations Inequality, health, and omitted variables [abstract]
    Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Global income related health inequalities [abstract]
    Jalil Safaei (University of Northern British Columbia)
  Explaining the Sources of Income-Related Inequality in Health Care Utilization in Denmark [abstract]
    Jens Gundgaard (HEC Montréal)
    Jørgen Lauridsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
New Uses of Information Technology in Teaching Economics
Nouvelles utilisations des technologies de l'information dans l'enseignement de l'économie 
Chair Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations A Learning Object for Macroeconomics Principles [abstract]
    Marilyn Cottrell (Brock University)
  Active Learning with MyEconLab [abstract]
    Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Bank of Canada: Inflation Dynamics I
Banque du Canada: Dynamique de l'inflation I 
Chair Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Macroeconomic Effects of Non-Zero Trend Inflation [abstract]
    Nooman Rebei (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Steven Ambler (UQAM, CIRPEE)
  DSGE Models in a Data-Rich Environment [abstract]
    Jean Boivin (Columbia University)
    Marc Giannoni (Columbia University)
  Structural Estimation and Evaluation of Calvo-Style Inflation Models [abstract]
    Maral Kichian (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
    Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
Discussants Allen Head (Queen's University)
  Marc-Andre Letendre (McMaster University)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
PEF III: Collective Bargaining's Dubious Future
L'avenir incertain de la négociation collective 
Chair Roy J. Adams (McMaster University)
Presentations The Decline of Free Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector 
    Derek Fudge (NUPGE)
  The Decline of Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector
    Roy J. Adams (McMaster University)
  Have Canadian Workers Lost Their Voice?
    Rafael Gomez (London School of Economics & Political Science)
    Morley Gunderson (University of Toronto)
  The Decline of Collective Bargaining: Economic and Social Implications
    Andrew Jackson (Senior Economist, Canadian Labour Congress)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
PRI III: Population Aging
Le vieillissement de la population 
Chair Terrance Hunsley (Policy Research Initiative)
Presentations Provincial Variation in the Economic Impact of Population Aging [abstract]
    Jeff Carr (Policy Research Initiative)
  Population Aging, Fiscal Sustainability and Inter-Generational Equity [abstract]
    Yang Zou (University of New Brunswick)
    Joe Ruggeri (University of New Brunswick)
  Work-Life Balance in the Context of Aging [abstract]
    Terrance Hunsley (Policy Research Initiative)
    Carolyn Mac Leod (Policy Research Initiative)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Law and Economics
Économie et droit 
Chair Azim Essaji (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations An Overlapping Generations Model of Crime [abstract]
    David Scoones (University of Victoria)
    Yehuda Kotowitz (University of Victoria)
  Courts' Decision Making without Commitment: A Comparative Analysis [abstract]
    Alessandro Riboni (Université de Montréal)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Urban and Spatial Economics
Économie urbaine et spatiale 
Chair Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
Presentations Unveiling Hidden Districts: Describing and Assessing the Adoption Patterns of Business Improvement Districts in California [abstract]
    Leah Brooks (McGill University)
  Population Uncertainty and the Timing of an Urban Transportation Infrastructure Investment [abstract]
    Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)
  Urban Spatial Interactions and Population Growth: Does the New Economic Geography Explain Existing Urban System Dynamics? [abstract]
    Mark D. Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)
    Dan Rickman (Oklahoma State University)
    Kamar Ali (University of Saskatchewan)
    M. Rose Olfert (University of Saskatchewan)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Issues in Environmental Economics
Problèmes d'économie environnementale 
Chair Joshua Anyangah (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations Economic Growth and the Environmental Quality: A Cointrgration Analysis [abstract]
    Ghosh Paritosh (Thompson Rivers University)
  Recreation Demand Analysis under Truncation, Overdispersion, and Endogenous Stratification: An Application to Gros Morne National Park [abstract]
    Roberto Martinez-Espineira (St Francis Xavier University)
    Joe Amoako-Tuffour (St Francis Xavier University)
  Parametric estimation of the environmental efficiencies and shadow prices of pollution: cross-country approach [abstract]
    Mykhaylo Salnykov (Simon Fraser University)
    Valentin Zelenyuk (Economic Education & Research Consortium)
Discussants Skander Benabdallah (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Hasnat Dewan (Thompson Rivers University)
  Andrea Podhorsky (York University)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CMSG II: Business Cycles
Cycles économiques 
Chair Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)
Presentations Matching with Precautionary Savings
    Toshihiko Mukoyama (Concordia University)
    Per Krusell (Princeton University)
    Aysegul Sahin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  The Role of Debt and Equity Financing over the Business Cycle
    Francisco Covas (Bank of Canada)
    Wouter Denhaan (London Business School)
  Credit Market Frictions with Costly Capital Reallocation as a Propagation Mechanism
    Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)
    Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Investment
Investissement 
Chair Michel Demers (Carleton University)
Presentations Political Risk and Irreversible Investment [abstract]
    Michel Demers (Carleton University)
    Sumru Altug (Koc University)
    Fanny Demers (Carleton University)
  The Dynamic Effects of Adjustment Costs [abstract]
    Zuzana Janko (University of Calgary)
Discussants Michel Demers (Carleton University)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CAES Presidential and Fellows Addresses
Chair Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
Presentations Values, Choices and Enviromental Policy in Canada
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  Developing an Appropriate Policy Environment for Canada's Commercial Agri-Food Sector
    Larry J. Martin (George Morris Centre)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
State of the Art Lecture: Pierre-André Chiappori
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: Pierre André Chiappori 
Sponsored by TARGET
Chair Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
Speaker Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia University)
  Recent Progresses in Aggregation Theory and Group Behaviour Modeling
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Information Theory
Théorie de l'information 
Chair Irene Valsecchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Presentations Information Disclosure in Multistage Tournaments [abstract]
    Maria Goltsman (University of Western Ontario)
    Arijit Mukherjee (Bates White LLC)
  The Extent of Private Information and Competition on Consumer Fraud [abstract]
    Silvia Martinez Gorricho (University of Toronto)
  A role for instructions [abstract]
    Irene Valsecchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Discussants Chris Bidner (University of British Columbia)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Financial Econometrics
Économétrie de la finance 
Chair Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
Presentations Dependence Structure between the Equity Market and the Foreign Exchange Market--A Copula Approach [abstract]
    Cathy Ning (Ryerson University)
  Option pricing with modular neural networks [abstract]
    Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
    Ramazan Gençay (Simon Fraser University)
    Dragan Kukolj (University of Novi Sad)
  Higher Moments as Risk Instruments to Discard Errors in Variables: The Case of the Fama and French Model [abstract]
    François-Éric Racicot (University of Quebec, Outaouais)
    Raymond Théoret (University of Quebec, Montreal)
    Alain Coën (University of Quebec, Montreal)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CREE III: Game Theory in Resource and Environmental Economics
Théorie des jeux en économie des ressources et de l'environnement 
Chair Hassan Benchekroun (Mcgill University)
Presentations Auctioning New Oil to Oligopolistic Extractive Firms [abstract]
    John Hartwick (Queen's University)
    Andrei Bazhanov (Far Eastern National University)
  Recycling with Endogenous Consumer Participation [abstract]
    Soham Baksi (University of Winnipeg)
    Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CDSG II: Basic Needs: Water and Electricity in Development Countries
Besoins de base: L'eau et l'electricité dans les pays en développement 
Chair Luc Savard (Université de Sherbrooke)
Presentations Electrification and the Household [abstract]
    Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
    Louise Grogan (Guelph)
  Water Reforms In Senegal:a Distributional Impact Analysis [abstract]
    Luc Savard (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Dorothée Boccanfuso (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Antonio Estache (World Bank)
  Fetching Water in India - Causes and Implications of Time Use [abstract]
    Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Benoit Dostie (HEC Montréal)
  Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
  Luc Savard (Université de Sherbrooke)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Theoretical Industrial Organization III
Organisation industrielle théorique III 
Chair Achim I. Czerny (Berlin University of Technology)
Presentations Monopoly and Competitive Storage [abstract]
    Henry Thille (University of Guelph)
    Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)
  Inventories and Endogenous Stackelberg Hierarchy in Two-period Cournot Oligopolistic Competition [abstract]
    Sébastien Mitraille (Toulouse Business School)
    Michel Moreaux (Université de Toulouse 1, IUF-IDEI-LERNA)
  Slot constraints vs. congestion pricing to airport networks [abstract]
    Achim I. Czerny (Berlin University of Technology)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CSLS I: Productivity Puzzles Facing the Canadian Economy
Les énigmes de productivité qui attendent l'économie canadienne 
Chair Ian Stewart (CSLS)
Presentations Can Measurement Error Explain the Stagnation of Productivity Growth in the Canadian Construction Sector?
    Peter Harrison (Finance Canada)
  What Explains Canada-U.S. Differences in Hours Worked? [abstract]
    Alberto Isgut (Institute for competitiveness and Prosperity)
    Lance Bialas (Institute Competitiveness & Prosperity)
    James Milway (Institute Competitiveness & Prosperity)
  Where Did Canada's Productivity Growth Go in the Early 2000s: An Industry Perspective?
    Benoît Robidoux (Department of Finance)
    Tony Fisher (Finance Canada)
    Frank Lee (Finance Canada)
Discussants Paul Davenport (President)
  Pierre Fortin (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  Andrew Sharpe (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
Fri 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Public Sector Investment
Investissements du secteur publique 
Chair Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Risk-adjusted Discount Rates for Public Sector Investments [abstract]
    Donald Brean (University of Toronto)
    David Burgess (University of Western Ontario)
  Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Road Pricing? [abstract]
    Robin Lindsey (University of Alberta)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CPEG 6: Public Goods
Chair Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
Presentations Commitment and Matching Contributions to Public Goods
    Jean-François Tremblay (University of Ottawa)
    Robin Boadway (Queen's University )
    Zhen Song (Queen's University)
  Inequality and Public Consumption Cost
    Michele Giuseppe Giuranno (University of Essex)
Discussants Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
  Nicolas Marceau (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Economic Effects of Poor Health
Effets économiques de la mauvaise santé 
Chair Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations The Impact of Poor Health on Education: New Evidence Using Genetic Markers [abstract]
    Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
    Weili Ding (Queen's University)
    J. Niels Rosenquist (University of Pennsylvania and Massachus)
    Janet Audrain-McGovern (University of Pennsylvania)
  Mental Illness, Employment, and Labor Force Participation [abstract]
    Pierre K. Alexandre (Johns Hopkins University)
    Ken Stoller (Johns Hopkins University )
    Patrick Richard (McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke)
  The health behaviors of immigrants and native-born people in Canada [abstract]
    Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
New Ideas About Conventional Approaches in Teaching Economics
Nouvelles idées sur les approches conventionnelles de l'enseignement de l'économie 
Chair Jeremiah Allen (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations A Comparison of Online and Face-to-face Learning in Undergraduate Finance and Economic Policy Courses [abstract]
    Jacques Raynauld (Hautes Études Commerciales)
    Marie-Pierre Pelletier (Hautes Études Commerciales)
  Microeconomics: Adding a non-analytical component to Graduate Theory [abstract]
    Laura Brown (University of Manitoba)
  Why Public Goods Are a Pedagogical Bad [abstract]
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
Discussants Dan Otchere (Concordia University)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
PEF Annual General Meeting
Assemblée générale annuelle du PEF 
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
SRI/IRC: International Mobility of Highly Skilled Workers
Mobilité internationale des travailleurs hautement qualifiés 
Chair Richard Roy (Industry Canada)
Presentations Self-selection in migration and returns to skills [abstract]
    Pierre-Thomas Leger (HEC Montreal, CIRANO and CIRPE)
    Dostie Benoit (HEC Montréal, CIRANO and CIRPÉE)
  Migration, Human Capital, and Skills Redistribution Across the Canadian Provinces [abstract]
    Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
    Jean-François Tremblay (University of Ottawa)
  Highly Skilled Workers: Build, Share or Buy? [abstract]
    John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  Which Stars Should You Reach For? Firm Innovation and the Mobility of Scientific Stars [abstract]
    Alexander Oettl (University of Toronto)
Discussants Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto)
  Charles M. Beach (Queen's University)
  David Green (University of British Colombia)
  Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CMSG III: Monetary Policy
Politique monétaire 
Chair Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Optimal Monetary Policy and the Role of Forward-Looking Policy Statements
    Rhys Mendes (University of Toronto)
  Central Bank Communication
    Nurlan Turdaliev (McGill University)
  Money, Taxes, Audits and the Underground Economy
    Stephen Ahiabu (University of Toronto)
  The Dynamic (In)efficiency of Monetary Policy by Committee
    Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
    Alessandro Riboni (Université de Montréal)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Issues in Macroeconomics
Problèmes en macroéconomie 
Chair Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
Presentations Revisions in Canadian National Accounts Data [abstract]
    Bryan Campbell (Concordia University, CIREQ, and CIRANO)
    Steve Murphy (Institute for Policy Analysis, U of T)
    Florian Pelgrin (Université de Lausanne-HEC)
  Can A Medium-Term Target Improve Canada's Fiscal Policy? [abstract]
    Stephen Tapp (Queen's University)
  Do the Rich Save More in Canada [abstract]
    Kadir Atalay (McMaster University)
    Thomas Crossley (McMaster University)
    Sule Alan (York University)
Discussants Peter Harrison (Finance Canada)
  Robert Lavigne (Bank of Canada)
  Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Exchange Rates Dynamics
Dynamique des taux de change 
Chair Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations Imperfect Information, Learning, And Exchange Rate Dynamics [abstract]
    Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montréal)
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
    Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
  Real Exchange Rate Dynamics With Endogenous Distribution Services [abstract]
    Millan Mulraine (University of Toronto)
  Real variables and the real exchange rate: An inquiry into the transmission mechanism [abstract]
    Maxym Chaban (University of Saskatchewan)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CAES Business Meeting
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture: Michael Devereux
Conférence des boursiers de la Banque du Canada: Michael Devereux 
Chair John Murray (Bank of Canada )
Speaker Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
  Expectations and Exchange Rate Policy
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Labour Economics III
Économie du travail III 
Chair Tim Worrall (Keele University)
Presentations Earnings Losses of Canadian Displaced Workers [abstract]
    René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
    Xuelin Zhang (Government of Canada)
  Empirical Analysis of Occupational Retention of Science and Engineering Doctorates [abstract]
    Natalia Mishagina (Queen's University)
  Identifying the Potential of Work-Sharing as a Job-Creation Strategy [abstract]
    Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
Discussants Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  Stéphane Robin (University of Strasbourg 1)
  Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Returns to Education
Rendement de l'éducation 
Chair Abdurrahman Aydemir (Statistics Canada)
Presentations Measuring the Returns to Education Nonparametrically [abstract]
    Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
  Private Returns to Training in Canada [abstract]
    C. Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)
Discussants C. Burc Kayahan (University of Guelph)
  Ben Sand (University of British Columbia)
  Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
History of Financial Economics
Histoire de l'économie de la finance 
Chair Geoffrey Poitras (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Frederick Macaulay, Frank Redington and the Emergence of Modern Fixed Income Analysis [abstract]
    Geoffrey Poitras (Simon Fraser University)
  Louis Bachelier and the Origins of Mathematical Finance [abstract]
    Robert Dimand (Brock University)
    Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh (Mathematics Department, Brock University)
  The role of the CAPM, Modigliani-Miller's article and Efficient market theory in the rise of a scientific discipline [abstract]
    Franck Jovanovic (UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal)
Discussants Aled ab Iorwerth (Finance Canada)
  Camilla Josephson (London School of Economics)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CREE IV: Political Economy Models in Resource and Environmental Economics
Modèles d'économie politique en économie des ressources et de l'environnement 
Chair Hassan Benchekroun (Mcgill University)
Presentations Renewable Resource Management and the Political Economy of the Emergence of Resource Conflicts [abstract]
    Horatiu Rus (University of British Columbia)
  Pollution Noncompliance When "Environmental Protection for Sale" Exists: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. [abstract]
    Meng Sun (University of British Columbia)
  Optimal Emission Tax in the Presence of Lobbying [abstract]
    Huilan Tian (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
Discussants Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
International Trade III
Commerce international III 
Chair Alberto Isgut (Institute for competitiveness and Prosperity)
Presentations The Role of Trade in Income Convergence [abstract]
    Teresa Cyrus (Dalhousie University)
  The Evolution of World's Technology Frontier, 1973-2002 [abstract]
    Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
    Wolfgang Keller (University of Colorado; NBER; CEPR)
  Asymmetries in Exchange Rate Effects on Firm Survival in North America [abstract]
    Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
    Jen Baggs (University of Victoria)
    Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary)
Discussants Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CDSG III: Rural Development: The Importance of Schooling and Risk
Le développement rural: importance de la scolarisation et du risque 
Chair Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
Presentations The Effect of an Additional Alternative on Measured Risk Preferences in a Field Experiment [abstract]
    Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
    Javier Escobal (Group for the Analysis of Development)
  Income risk and schooling decisions in Burkina Faso [abstract]
    Harounan Kazianga (Columbia University)
Discussants Harounan Kazianga (Columbia University)
  Daniel Parent (Mcgill University)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Empirical Industrial Organization I
Organisation industrielle empirique I 
Chair Thierno Diallo (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
Presentations The Completion and Abandonment of Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from the Newspaper Industry [abstract]
    Padma Rao Sahib (University of Groningen)
    Katrin Muehlfeld (University of Groningen)
    Arjen Witteloostuijn (University of Groningen )
  Are Sports Teams Multi-Product Firms? [abstract]
    Ken Stewart (University of Victoria)
    J.C.H. Jones (University of Victoria)
  What's in the box: does brand matter in the demand for personal computers? [abstract]
    Landon Kleis (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
  Noriko Ozawa (University of British Columbia - Okanagan)
  Aylin Seckin (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Decision Theory
Théorie de la décision 
Chair William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Statistical decisions under ambiguity [abstract]
    Joerg Stoye (New York University)
  Ambiguity and Compound Lotteries: Calibration [abstract]
    Yoram Halevy (University of British Columbia)
    Emre Ozdenoren (University of Michigan)
Discussants Larry Epstein (University of Rochester)
Fri 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
The Political Process
Le processus politique 
Chair Guillaume Cheikbossian (LASER Montpellier 1 and GREMAQ Toulouse)
Presentations Policy Positions, Information Acquisition, and Turnout [abstract]
    Arianna Degan (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Congruence Among the Voters and Contributions to Political Campaigns. [abstract]
    Elena Panova ( Université du Québec à Montréal)
  The Impact of Expenditure Ceilings on Election Outcomes [abstract]
    Marie Rekkas (Simon Fraser University)
    Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Elena Panova ( Université du Québec à Montréal)
  Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montreal)
Fri 17:45 - 19:00  Loc. TBA 
Innis Lecture: Jean-Yves Duclos
Conférence Innis: Jean-Yves Duclos 
Chair Russell Davidson (McGill University)
Speaker Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
  Equity and Equality / Équité et égalité
Fri 19:00 - 20:30  Loc. TBA 
University of Concordia Reception
Réception de l'Université Concordia 

 
 
 
 

Saturday, May 27, 2006
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Consumption and Production of Genetically Modified Food
Chair Michele M. Veeman (University of Alberta)
Presentations Determinants of GM food purchase revisited
    Andreas Boecker (University of Guelph)
    Giuseppe Nocella (University of Bologna)
  Consumer resistance to GM products and innovative activity in the biotech industry
    Viktoriya Galushko (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Impact of crop biotechnology on production structure: Evidence from Ontario farms
    Bishnu P. Saha (University of Guelph)
    Rakhal Sarker (University of Guelph)
    Mike Trant (Statistics Canada)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
FRB I: Trade Integration and Sectoral Composition in Open-Economy Macroeconomics
Intégration commerciale et composition sectorielle en macroéconomie ouverte 
Chair Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations Monetary Policy Rules in Economies with Traded and Non-Traded Goods [abstract]
    Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
    Christopher Erceg (Federal Reserve Board)
    Andrew Levin (Federal Reserve Board)
  Trade Integration, Competition, and the Decline in Exchange-rate Pass-through [abstract]
    Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)
    Christopher Gust (Federal Reserve Board)
    Sylvain Leduc (Federal Reserve Board)
  Trade Adjustment and the Composition of Trade [abstract]
    Christopher Gust (Federal Reserve Board)
    Christopher Erceg (Federal Reserve Board)
    Luca Guerrieri (Federal Reserve Board)
Discussants Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
  Emanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
  Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Climate Change I: On the Farm
Chair Madhu Khanna (University of Illinois)
Presentations The impact of climate change on Canadian prairie agriculture: A spatial econometrics approach
    Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
    Mark D. Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)
    Ken Belcher (University of Saskatchewan)
  The adoption of minimum tillage technology throughout the Prairie Provinces
    Kelly Davey (University of Saskatchewan)
    Hartley Furtan (University of Saskatchewan)
  Liability and crediting period length: Implications for the value of carbon offset projects from agriculture
    Paul J. Thomassin (McGill University )
  Does weather influence the demand for crop insurance?
    Juan Cabas (University of Guelph)
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Agricultural Production and Productivity
Chair Mohammad Khakbazan (AAFC)
Presentations Quantifying the Contribution of Area, Yield and Prices in the Variability of Total Supply of Lentils: Evidence from Saskatchewan
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
    Lawrence Arbenser (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
  Causes of divergent productivity growth in the livestock and crop sectors: Prairie provinces 1940 - 2004
    Bryce Stewart (University of Alberta)
    Terrence S. Veeman (University of Alberta)
    James R. Unterschultz (University of Alberta)
  A technical efficiency analysis of the paddy farming systems in the dry zone of Sri Lanka: A case study
    Pahan Prasada (University of Guelph)
    A.D.D. Udayanganie (University of Maine)
    K.A.S.S. Kodithuwakku (University of Peradeniya)
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    D.C. Little (Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling)
  Impact of characteristics of the farmers and their enterprise on profitability in the Canadian hog industry
    Véronique Maltais (Statistics Canada)
    Verna Mitura (Statistics Canada)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
PEF IV: Financialization and Contemporary Capitalism
Chair Eric Pineault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Presentations The Romance of Agency and an Alternative Problem Definition 
    Adam Leaver (University of Manchester)
  Financialization as Differential Accumulation: The Case of Pharmaceutical Sector
    Marc-André Gagnon (York University)
  Financialization as an Accumulation Regime: A Research Agenda on the Transformation of Canadian Capitalism
    Eric Pineault (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Frédéric Hanin (Laval University)
  Industrial Investment and Financialization: The Case of Large Canadian Corporations 
    Jim Stanford (Economist, Canadian Auto Workers)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Explaining Educational Achievement
Explications du succès scolaire 
Chair Alfredo Cuecuecha (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)
Presentations School choice and student achievement: An Ontario analysis using NLSCY and EQAO data [abstract]
    Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  Differences in the Distribution of High School Achievement: The role of class size and time in term [abstract]
    Miles Corak (Statistics Canada)
    Darren Lauzon (Statistics Canada )
  Educational Attainment of Three Generations of Immigrants in Canada: Initial Evidence from the Ethnic Diversity Survey [abstract]
    Aneta Bonikowska (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Aneta Bonikowska (University of British Columbia)
  Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Assessing and Understanding National Labour Productivity Differences
Évaluation et analyse des différences de niveaux nationaux de productivité du travail 
Chair Jianmin Tang (Micro Rconomic Policy Analysis Branch)
Presentations What Explains Canada-U.S. Capital Intensity Gap? [abstract]
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Micro Rconomic Policy Analysis Branch)
  Technology Adoption, Business Practices, and Productivity Performance [abstract]
    Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
    Anik Dufour (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Micro Rconomic Policy Analysis Branch)
  Cultural Capital, Productivity and Well Being [abstract]
    Ging Wong (Heritage Canada)
  Education and Labor-Market Discrimination [abstract]
    Kevin Lang (Boston University)
    Michael Manove (Boston University)
Discussants John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CNEH I: Understanding Technological Change
Pour comprendre le changement technologique 
Chair Ian Keay (Queen's University)
Presentations Cooperating to Innovate [abstract]
    Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
  What technical change really is in a disaggregate production function [abstract]
    Camilla Josephson (London School of Economics)
  Predicting Patterns of Inter-war Wage Inequality in a Model of Ability-Biased Technological Change [abstract]
    Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
  Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Dhanoos Sutthiphisal (McGill University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Evolutionary Behavior
Comportements évolutionnaires 
Chair Ingela Alger (Boston College)
Presentations Altruism, Climate, and Evolution [abstract]
    Ingela Alger (Boston College)
    Jörgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics)
  A Theory of a Hierarchy of Replicators: A Proposed Resolution to the Levels of Selection Debate [abstract]
    Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CDSG IV: Gender and Development
Sexe et développement 
Chair Louise Grogan (Guelph)
Presentations Gender Discrimination, Human Capital and Marriage [abstract]
    Sylvain Dessy (Université Laval)
    Stéphane Pallage (UQAM)
  Microfinance and Female Empowerment [abstract]
    Ewoudou Jacques (Université de Montreal)
    Dessy Sylvain Eloi (Université Laval)
  Domestic Violence and Intrahousehold Resource Allocation [abstract]
    Louise Grogan (Guelph)
    Julia Witt (Melbourne Institute, U. Melbourne)
Discussants Cristina Echevarria (University of Saskatchewan)
  Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University)
  Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Monetary Economics I
Économie monétaire I 
Chair Aylin Seckin (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Presentations A Dynamic Model of Settlement [abstract]
    Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)
    Cyril Monnet (European Central Bank)
    Ted Temzelides (University of Pittsburgh)
  Financial Intermediaries, Collateral and Deposit Insurance [abstract]
    Geoffrey Dunbar (Simon Fraser University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Consumer Price Setting
Fixation des prix au consommateur 
Chair Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)
Presentations Price Setting under Low and High Inflation: Evidence from Mexico [abstract]
    Etienne Gagnon (Northwestern University)
  Micro Foundations of Price-setting Behaviour: Evidence from Canadian Firms [abstract]
    Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
    Kuan Xu (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Daniel de Munnik (Bank of Canada)
  Etienne Gagnon (Northwestern University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
International Finance I
Finance internationale I 
Chair Nikola Gradojevic (Lakehead University)
Presentations The IMF's Balance Sheet and Credit Risk [abstract]
    Eric Santor (Bank of Canada)
    Ryan Felushko (Bank of Canada)
  Integration of the Mexican Stock Market [abstract]
    Alonso Gomez (University of Toronto)
  Endogenous probability of financial crises, lender of last resort, and the accumulation of international reserves [abstract]
    Junfeng Qiu (Queen's University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Earnings Distribution
La distribution des gains 
Chair Stephen Ferris (Carleton University)
Presentations Decomposing Wage Distributions using Influence Function Projections [abstract]
    Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
    Sergio Firpo (PUC Rio)
    Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia)
  Labor Market Policies, Institutions, and Wage Dispersion [abstract]
    Alok Kumar (University of Victoria)
  On-the-Job Search and Precautionary Savings: Theory and Empirics of Earnings and Wealth Inequality [abstract]
    Jeremy Lise (Queen's University)
Discussants Maxime Fougère (Human Resources Social Development Canada)
  Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  Jeremy Lise (Queen's University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Social Policy Analysis
Analyse de politiques sociales 
Chair Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Does tightening welfare reduce the high school drop out rate? [abstract]
    Bill Warburton (University of British Columbia)
    David Green (University of British Colombia)
    Clyde Hertzman (UBC)
  Income support policies for part-time workers: a stepping-stone to full employment for young unemployed women ? [abstract]
    Stéphane Robin (University of Strasbourg 1)
    Christian Goebel (Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium))
    Bart Cockx (Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium))
  Temporary Unemployment Insurance Coverage's Time-varying impacts on Reemployment Wages [abstract]
    Kailing Shen (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Charles M. Beach (Queen's University)
  Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Zhengxi Lin (HRSDC)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Financial Economics I
Économie de la finance I 
Chair Pascal St-Amour (HEC University of Lausanne)
Presentations Contribution limits and retirement savings [abstract]
    Ashraf Zaman (St. Mary's University)
  Best Instruments for Market Discipline of Banks [abstract]
    Greg Caldwell (Bank of Canada)
  Corporate Social Responsibility and Portfolio's Performance: A theoretical Perspective [abstract]
    Homayoon Shalchian (University of Moncton)
    Bouchra M'Zali (UQAM)
    Alain Paquet (UQAM)
Discussants Oussama Chakroun (HEC Montréal)
  Badye Omar Essid (HEC Montréal)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CREE V: Climate Change Economics
Économie du changement climatique 
Chair Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Who Will Bear the Greenhouse Policy Cost [abstract]
    Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Tracy Snoddon (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Induced Innovation in a Decentralized Model of Climate Change [abstract]
    Andrew Leach (HEC Montréal)
    Jeremy Lucchetti (HEC Montréal)
  The Cost of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Industrial Sectors in Canada: A Political Economy Approach [abstract]
    Brenda Tang (University of Ottawa)
    Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Yazid Dissou (University of Ottawa)
  Jean-Daniel Saphores (University of California Irvine)
  Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
International Trade Policy
Politique de commerce international 
Chair Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)
Presentations Effectiveness of the Canadian Antidumping Regime: Is Trade Restricted? [abstract]
    Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)
    Horatiu Rus (University of British Columbia)
  Costly Revenue-Raising and the Case for Favoring Import-Competing Industries [abstract]
    Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)
  Protection for Sale or Surge Protection? [abstract]
    Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
    Hajime Katayama (University of Sydney)
    Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University and NBER)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
  Xenia Matschke (University of Connecticut)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Physician's Behaviour
Comportement des médecins 
Chair Partha Bhattacharyya (Stony Brook University)
Presentations Physician Production of Primary Care in Ontario: Evidence from the 2004 National Physician Survey, Canada [abstract]
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
    Sisira Sarma (University of Ottawa)
    William Hogg (Family Medicine, University of Ottawa)
  Compensation, Incentives and the Practice Patterns of Physicians: Theory and Evidence from Microdata [abstract]
    Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
    Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
    Nicolas Jacquemet (CREST )
  Physicians' Practice Setting in Income Determination: The Importance of Flexibility [abstract]
    Partha Bhattacharyya (Stony Brook University)
Discussants Partha Bhattacharyya (Stony Brook University)
  Sisira Sarma (University of Ottawa)
  Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CESG I: Statistical Inference
Inférence statistique 
Chair Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)
Presentations Specification Test Based on the Hansen-Jagannathan Distance with Good Small Sample Properties [abstract]
    Yu Ren (Queen's University)
    Katsumi Shimotsu (Queen's University)
  Bootstrap Inference in a Linear equation Estimated by Instrumental Variables [abstract]
    Russell Davidson (McGill University)
    James G. MacKinnon (Queen's University)
  Exact Split-Sample Permutation Tests of Orthogonality and Random Walk in the Presence of a Drift Parameter [abstract]
    Richard Luger (Emory University)
Discussants Masayuki Hirukawa (Concordia University)
  Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
  Alex Maynard (University of Toronto)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Empirical Industrial Organization II
Organisation industrielle empirique II 
Chair Jean-Francois Houde (Queen's University)
Presentations Demand Fluctuations and Plant Turnover in the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry [abstract]
    Allan Collard-Wexler (Northwestern University)
  Markov Perfect Equilibrium in the US Digital Camera Market [abstract]
    Junji Xiao (University of Toronto)
  Firm entry and exit in Canadian Manufacturing [abstract]
    Robert Petrunia (Lakehead University)
    Kim Huynh (Indiana University)
Discussants Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
  Robert Clark (HEC Montreal)
  Toshihiko Mukoyama (Concordia University)
Sat 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Taxation
Taxation 
Chair Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
Presentations Simulated Marginal Tax Rates for Canadian Firms [abstract]
    Joe Huang (University of Alberta)
  Tax Noncompliance and Corporate Governance: A Comparative Study [abstract]
    Lindsay Tedds (University of Manitoba)
  Yardstick Competition and Tax Base Competition in Local Tax Setting in New Brunswick [abstract]
    Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
    Christina Tardif (Mount Allison University)
Discussants Marcel Gerard (Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons)
  Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University)
  Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Innovation, Research, and Development
Chair Donna Ramirez Harrington (University of Guelph)
Presentations Financing functional foods and nutraceutical innovations in Canada
    Deepananda Herath (University of Guelph)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    David Sparling (Institute of Agri-Food Policy Innovation)
  Private R&D Investment and Productivity Growth in a Panel of Canadian Food Manufacturing Industries
    Richard Carew (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)
  Agricultural biotechnology: An application of real options to Canadian research policy
    James R. Unterschultz (University of Alberta)
    Emmanuel Laate (University of Alberta)
    Desmond Ng (Texas A&M University)
  Evaluating preferences for research funding allocations to plant molecular funding
    Michele M. Veeman (University of Alberta)
    Shiyi Tao (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Climate Change II: Market Mechanisms and Regulation
Chair Paul J. Thomassin (McGill University )
Presentations Explaining the variation in commitment to the Kyoto Protocol in Annex I countries
    Nicholas Schneider (University of Guelph)
  Trading and auditing choices under a producers' association structure in a carbon offset market
    Daniela Mihal (University of Saskatchewan)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  Implications of a market for carbon on timber and non-timber values: Joint productio of timber, carbon, and wildlife habitat in an uncertain world
    Geoffrey R. McCarney (University of Alberta)
    Glen W. Armstrong (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  Environmental policy and adaption to climate change: A general equilibrium analysis
    Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
    Ashkan Babaheydari (University of Saskatchewan)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
FRB II: Evaluating Macroeconomic Shocks and Policies Using Estimated Models and VARs
Évaluation des chocs macroéconomiques à l'aide de modèles estimés et de VARs 
Chair Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations Assessing Structural VARs [abstract]
    Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)
    Lawrence J. Christiano (Northwestern University)
    Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University)
  Real-time Model Uncertainty in the United States: Robust policies put to the test [abstract]
    Robert Tetlow (Federal Reserve Board)
  The Effects of Oil Shocks on the Global Economy [abstract]
    Luca Guerrieri (Federal Reserve Board)
Discussants Steven Ambler (UQAM, CIRPEE)
  Jean Boivin (Columbia University)
  Gino Cateau (Bank of Canada)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: New Ag & Resource Products (Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Pharmaforestry)
Chair Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations The Canadian bioproducts industry: Analysis of the bioproduct development survey - 2004
    David Sparling (Institute of Agri-Food Policy Innovation)
    John A.L. Cranfield (University of Guelph)
    Spencer Henson (University of Guelph)
    Pamela Laughland (University of Guelph)
  Farm produced biogas in Southern Alberta: An economic analysis
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
    Danny G. LeRoy (University of Lethbridge)
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
  Impact of single vs. multiple policy options on the economic feasibility of biogas energy production for small and mid-size swine and dairy farms
    Bettina B. Brown (Nova Scotia Agriculture)
    Emmanuel K. Yiridoe (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
    Robert Gordon (Nova Scotia Agricultural College)
  Drug farms: The potential for Canadian yew
    Susan Robertson (University of Alberta)
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Trade and Industry Structure after BSE
Chair Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
Presentations Economy-wide impacts of BSE in Ontario: A CGE analysis
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    Sudarma Samarajeewa (Graduate Student)
    Maury Bredahl (University of Guelph)
    Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Determination of industry structure and market power in the Canadian cattle/beef industry
    Gabriel John (University of Alberta)
    Ellen Goddard (University of Alberta)
  Impacts of BSE Crisis on the Canadian economy: An Input-Output Analysis
    Sudarma Samarajeewa (Graduate Student)
    Jeevika Weerahewa (University of Guelph)
    Maury Bredahl (University of Guelph)
    Randall Wigle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Exchange rates and border costs for under thirty month cattle: Two new challenges for Alberta beef producers
    Danny G. LeRoy (University of Lethbridge)
    Allan Walburger (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
History of Economic Thought
Histoire de la pensée économique 
Chair Camilla Josephson (London School of Economics)
Presentations Hume and Endogenous Money [abstract]
    Thomas Velk (McGill University)
    Eugene Rotwein (Deceased)
  Two Concepts of God in John Maynard Keynes' Probability Theory [abstract]
    Khondlo Mtshali (York University)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Access to Post-Secondary Education
Accès à l'enseignement supérieure 
Chair Felice Martinello (Brock University)
Presentations If You Build It, Will They Come? University and College Participation Among Local Youth Following the Creation of a New University [abstract]
    Marc Frenette (Statistics Canada)
  Student loans and university attendance [abstract]
    Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Who wants more? Government student loans, private borrowings and access to post-secondary education [abstract]
    Christine Laporte (Statistics Canada)
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
Discussants Ping Ching Winnie Chan (University of Toronto)
  Yvan Guillemette (C.D. Howe Institute)
  Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Toronto)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Assessing and Comparing National TFP Levels
Évaluation et comparaison des niveaux nationaux de productivité totale 
Chair Kevin Lang (Boston University)
Presentations What factors explain the Canada-U.S. TFP level gap? [abstract]
    Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
    Jianmin Tang (Micro Rconomic Policy Analysis Branch)
    Weimin Wang (Industry Canada)
  Depreciation Rates for the Productivity Accounts [abstract]
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
    Marc Tanguay (Statistics Canada)
  Measuring Aggregate Productivity Growth Using Plant-level Data [abstract]
    Amil Petrin (University of Chicago)
    James Levinsohn (University of Michigan)
Discussants Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
  Amil Petrin (University of Chicago)
  Jianmin Tang (Micro Rconomic Policy Analysis Branch)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CNEH II: Industry and Resources
Industrie et ressources 
Chair Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Size, Productivity, and Profitability: Canada's Natural Resource Industries in the 20th Century [abstract]
    Ian Keay (Queen's University)
  Trade Costs and the First Wave of Globalization [abstract]
    David Jacks (Simon Fraser University)
    Chris Meissner (University of Cambridge)
    Dennis Novy (University of Cambridge)
  The Hudson's Bay Company and Organizational Architecture. The Managerial Economics of the HBC at the end of the 18^th Century: A Series of Unfortunate Events. [abstract]
    Joseph DaBoll-Lavoie (Nazareth College of Rochester)
Discussants Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
  Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Health and Welfare
Santé et bien-être 
Chair Don Van Wart (British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance)
Presentations The Effect of Economic Conditions and Health Care Expenditures on Suicide Rates in Canada [abstract]
    Emmanuelle Piérard (University of Waterloo)
    Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
  Welfare to Work: Does it Pay? [abstract]
    Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo)
  Child Disability and Longer-term Parental Health [abstract]
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
    Lynn Lethbridge (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Brian Krauth (Simon Fraser University)
  Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
  Bill Warburton (University of British Columbia)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Pollution Reducing Mechanisms
Mécanismes de réduction de la pollution 
Chair Nicholas Sisto (Monterrey Institute of Technology)
Presentations The ARET Challenge: Evaluating Canada's First Environmental Voluntary Challenge Program [abstract]
    Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
    Kathryn Harrison (University of British Columbia)
  Environmental Labeling [abstract]
    Andrea Podhorsky (York University)
  Empricical Analysis Of Sequestered Carbon Trading Between Large Final Emitters (Lfe) And Sequesterers. [abstract]
    Adeyemi Esuola (University of Guelph)
    Alfons J. Weersink (University of Guelph)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CDSG V: Reform in Developing Countries
Réformes dans les pays en développement 
Chair Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec at Montreal)
Presentations Why Do People Go Home Again? Disappointment Theory and [abstract]
    Alfredo Cuecuecha (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico)
  The Causal Impact of the Judiciary on Economic Activity: Evaluation of the "Access to Justice Program" in Pakistan. [abstract]
    Matthieu Chemin (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  Path-Dependency, Increasing Returns and Multiple-Equilibria in Transition: Modelling a Move From Plan to Clan [abstract]
    Anna Klimina (St. Francis Xavier University)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CMSG IV: Search-Theoretic Models in Monetary Economics
Modèles de prospection en économie monétaire 
Chair Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Sustained Social Benefit of Illiquid Bonds
    Ling Sun (University of Toronto)
  Banking, Inside Money and Outside Money
    Hongfei Sun (University of Toronto)
  Search, Market Power, and Inflation Dynamics
    Allen Head (Queen's University)
    Beverly Lapham (Queen's University)
  Endogenously Segmented Market in a Search-Theoretic Model of Monetary Exchange
    Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
    Miguel Molico (University of Western Ontario)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Monetary Economics II
Économie monétaire II 
Chair Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's University)
Presentations Oil Currency and the Dollar Standard [abstract]
    Kang Shi (University of British Columbia)
    Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia)
    Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
  Temporal Distribution of Price Changes: Staggering in the Large and Synchronization in the Small. [abstract]
    Jerzy Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University)
    Emmanuel Dhyne (National Bank of Belgium)
  Joining EMU: a real options perspective [abstract]
    Frank Strobel (University of Birmingham)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Macroeconomics and Labour
Macroéconomie et travail 
Chair Tony Fang (University of Northen B C)
Presentations Intertemporal Substitution in Macroeconomics: Evidence from a Two-Dimensional Labor Supply [abstract]
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Louis Phaneuf (UQAM)
  A sectoral analysis of labour's share of income in Canada [abstract]
    Louis Morel (Bank of Canada)
  How Aging of the Labor Force Affects Equilibrium Unemployment [abstract]
    Carsten Ochsen (University of Rostock)
    Pascal Hetze (University of Rostock)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
International Finance II
Finance internationale II 
Chair Ken Stewart (University of Victoria)
Presentations Distribution Costs and International Business Cycles [abstract]
    Rajesh Singh (Iowa State University)
    Marcelo Oviedo (Iowa State University)
  Vertical trade, Export Pricing, and the Exchange Rate Policy [abstract]
    Juanyi Xu (Simon Fraser University)
    Kang Shi (University of British Columbia)
  International lending crisis, maturity mismatch and dynamic contracts [abstract]
    Albert Touna Mama (Université de Montréal)
Discussants Millan Mulraine (University of Toronto)
  Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
State of the Art Lecture: Yves Sprumont
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: Yves Sprumont 
Sponsored by Bell Canada Chair in Industrial Economics/Chaire Bell Canada en économie industrielle
Chair Szilvia Papai (Concordia University)
Speaker Yves Sprumont (Université de Montréal)
  Sharing Joint Costs: Recent Axiomatic Results
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Earnings Differentials
Les écarts de gains 
Chair Vinh Dang (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Trends in Gender Wage Differential and Selection Bias: 1975-2000 [abstract]
    Zafrul Siddique (University of Western Ontario)
  The Earnings Gap between Francophones and Anglophones: A Canadian Perspective, 1970 to 2000 [abstract]
    David Albouy (University of Califonia, Berkeley)
  The Evolution of Male-Female Wages Differentials in Canadian Universities [abstract]
    Casey Warman (Queen's)
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
    Chris Worswick (Carleton University)
Discussants Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
  Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  René Morissette (Statistics Canada)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Economics of Immigration I
Économie de l'immigration I 
Chair Thitima Songsakul (Industry Canada)
Presentations Poverty Dynamics Among Recent Immigrants [abstract]
    Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada)
    Feng Hou (Statistics Canada)
    Ross Finnie (Queen's University)
  Intergenerational Transmission of Abilities and Self Selection of Mexican Immigrants [abstract]
    Vincenzo Caponi (Ryerson University, IZA)
  Environmental Regulation, Innovation, and the Migration of Skilled Workers [abstract]
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
    Paul Missios (Ryerson University)
Discussants Colleen Dempsey (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  Pierre-Thomas Leger (HEC Montreal, CIRANO and CIRPE)
  Alexander Oettl (University of Toronto)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Financial Economics II
Économie de la finance II 
Chair Bryan Campbell (Concordia University, CIREQ, and CIRANO)
Presentations Credit Risk Transfer: To Sell or to Insure [abstract]
    James Thompson (Queen's University)
  A Study of Systemic Bankruptcy in Global Games [abstract]
    Mei Li (Queen's University)
  A Dynamic Model of Diversification and Divestiture [abstract]
    Yuri Khoroshilov (University of Ottawa)
    Anna Dodonova (University of Ottawa)
Discussants James Thompson (Queen's University)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
International Trade Agreements
Accords de commerce international 
Chair Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
Presentations Bilateral Trade Agreements and the Feasibility of Multilateral Free Trade [abstract]
    Kamal Saggi (Southern Methodist University)
    Halis Yildiz (Ryerson University)
  Do Preferential Trade Agreements Created Under the GATT 1979 Enabling Clause Generate Economic Integration and Stability [abstract]
    Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
  Prospects of a Canada-US Customs Union: a dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Assessment [abstract]
    Evangelia Papadaki (International trade Canada)
    Marcel Merette (University of Ottawa)
    Jorge Hernandez (International Trade Canada)
    Yu Lan (Internationa Trade Canada)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Prices of Pharmaceuticals and of Medical Care
Prix des médicaments et des soins médicaux 
Chair Antonia Swann (York University)
Presentations The effects of reference pricing of antihypertensives on health outcomes: evidence from BC Pharmacare [abstract]
    Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
  Can Health Insurance Coverage explain the Generic Competition Paradox? [abstract]
    Ying Kong (York University)
    Ida Ferrara (York University)
  Is the price of cancer treatment falling? [abstract]
    Alexandra Constant (Health Canada)
    Marie-Chantal Benda (Health Canada)
    Ruolz Ariste (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
    Charles Mallory (Health Canada)
Discussants Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
  Javier Gonzalez (University of Pennsylvania)
  Chunping Liu (University of Guelph)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CESG II: Methods of Moments and Volatility
Méthodes des moments et volatilité 
Chair Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Drawing Stochastic Volatility [abstract]
    William McCausland (Université de Montréal)
    Denis Pelletier (North Carolina State University)
  Conditionally Heteroskedastic Factor Models with [abstract]
    Prosper Dovonon (University of Montreal)
Discussants O. Mikhail (University of Central Florida)
  Hong Seung Hyun (Concordia University)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
R&D Spillovers
Effets de débordement en R&D 
Chair Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
Presentations Modelling the Effects of Interindustry and International R&D Spillovers on Total Factor Productivity Growth [abstract]
    Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
    Bilkis Khanam (Industry Canada)
  Synergies and Spillovers: The Role of Implementation in the Innovation Process [abstract]
    Bryan Paterson (Queen's University)
  Estimation of R&D Capital Depreciation Rate for US Manufacturing and Four Knowledge Intensive Industries [abstract]
    Ning Huang (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
  Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Tobias Schmidt (Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CSLS II: Measures of Well-Being for the Canadian Economy
Mesures de bien-être pour l'économie canadienne 
Chair Richard van Loon (CSLS & Carleton University)
Presentations New Estimates of the Index of Economic Well-Being in Canada
    Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
  The Economic Domain of the Canadian Index of Well-Being
    Andrew Sharpe (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)
    Jean-Francois Arsenault (CSLS)
  Temporal Dimensions of Well-Being: Towards a Composite Index
    Andrew Harvey (Saint Mary's University)
    Arun Mukhopadhyay (Saint Mary's University)
Discussants Keith Banting (Queen's University)
  Paul Bernard (Université de Montréal)
  John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
Sat 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Taxation in Developing Countries
Taxation dans les pays en développement 
Chair Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Is the Value Added Tax Naturally Progressive? [abstract]
    Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University)
    Hatice Jenkins (Eastern Mediterranean University)
    Chun-Yan Kuo (Queen's University)
  VAT Revisited: A New Look at the Value Added Tax in Developing and Transitional Countries [abstract]
    Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
    Richard M. Bird (University of Toronto)
  The Institutional and Political Determinants of Fiscal Adjustment [abstract]
    Robert Lavigne (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning)
  Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University)
  Vamsi Vakulabharanam (Queens College, City University of New York)
Sat 12:00 - 14:00  Loc. TBA 
Purvis Luncheon: William Easterly, Guest Speaker
Déjeuner-conférence Purvis: William Easterly 
Sponsored by IAPR
Chair Andre Martens (University of Montreal)
Speaker William Easterly (New York University)
  The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
The Determinants of Obesity
Les déterminants de l'obésité 
Chair Paul Grootendorst (University of Toronto)
Presentations Revisiting Assimilation in Body Mass - new evidence regarding the Health Immigrant Effect [abstract]
    Catherine Deri Armstrong (University of Ottawa)
  Determinants of Obesity in Canada: New Evidences from Panel Data [abstract]
    Ehsan Latif (Thompson Rivers University)
  An Empirical Investigation of Household Income and Income Policies on Obesity in Canada [abstract]
    Xiaochuan (Sherry) Wang (Health Canada)
    Vicky Barham (University of Ottawa)
    Rose Anne Devlin (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Pierre K. Alexandre (Johns Hopkins University)
  Emmanuelle Piérard (University of Waterloo)
  Bruce Shearer (Université Laval)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Information Sharing and Spillovers
Partage et débordement d'information 
Chair Shawn Ulrick (Federal Trade Commission)
Presentations An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Patents and Secrecy on Knowledge Spillovers [abstract]
    Tobias Schmidt (Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim)
  Research Joint Ventures with Asymmetric Spillovers and Symmetric Contributions [abstract]
    Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Productivity information in vertical sharing agreements [abstract]
    Anthony Creane (Michigan State University)
Discussants Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
  Jennifer Steele (University of Texas at Austin)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Bank of Canada: Inflation Dynamics II
Banque du Canada: Dynamique de l'inflation II 
Chair Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
Presentations How Important is Forward-Looking Behavior in New-Keynesian Models? [abstract]
    Giovanni Olivei (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
    Michelle Barnes (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
    Fabia Gumbau-Brisa (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
  Survey-Based Estimates of the Term Structure of U.S. Expected Inflation [abstract]
    Sharon Kozicki (Bank of Canada)
    Peter Tinsley (George Washington University)
  Learning about Disinflations: Evidence for Canada [abstract]
    Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Kevin Moran (Economics Department)
Discussants Kevin Moran (Economics Department)
  Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
  Robert Tetlow (Federal Reserve Board)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Principal Paper Session: Advances in International Agricultural Trade
Chair Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
Presentations Theoretical Foundations of Gravity-based Models of Agri-food Trade
    Lota D. Tamini (Laval University)
    Pascal Ghazalian (Laval University)
    Jason H. Grant (Purdue University)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
  Evaluating Agri-food Trade Liberalization Scenarios Using a Gravity Model
    Pascal Ghazalian (Laval University)
    Lota D. Tamini (Laval University)
    Jason H. Grant (Purdue University)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
  The Impact of Geographical and Jurisdictional Remoteness on the Volume of Trade and Market Power
    Olivier Bonroy (Université Laval)
    Maxime Audet (Laval University)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Jason H. Grant (Purdue University)
  Concrete Results about the Deliberately Vague: An Analysis of the EU Anti-Dumping Law 
    Hoang Vu Quang (Laval University)
    Bruno Larue (Université Laval)
    Richard Oullett (Laval University)
    Rémy Lambert (Université Laval)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Principal Paper Session: CAIRN Session on Regional Spillovers
Chair Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Innovation and Human Capital in Agribusiness
    Vahid Omidvar (University of Manitoba)
    Derek G. Brewin (University of Manitoba)
  The Elusive Inequality-Economic Growth Relationship: Are there Differences between Cities and the Countryside?
    Belal Fallah (University of Saskatchewan)
    Mark D. Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)
  Innovative Activity in Rural Areas: The Roles of Local and Regional Characteristics
    Mark Henry (Clemson University)
    David Barkley (Clemson University)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Economic Benefits of Education
Bénéfices économiques de l'éducation 
Chair Khondlo Mtshali (York University)
Presentations Do College-Bound High School Students Need an Extra Year? [abstract]
    Louis-Philippe Morin (University of Toronto)
  International Differences in Education Mobility Across Generations [abstract]
    Kelly Foley (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Pierre Brochu (University of British Columbia)
  Patrick Bussière (Government of Canada)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CNEH III: Policy Matters
Questions de politique économique 
Chair Alan Green (Queen's University)
Presentations "Un-American" or Unnecessary? America's Rejection of Compulsory Government Health Insurance before 1930 [abstract]
    Herb Emery (University of Calgary)
  Canadian School Attendance in 1901: Laws, Costs, and Family Characteristics [abstract]
    Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
    Chris Minns (Trinity College, Dublin)
  Shared Tax Bases and Local Public Expenditure Decisions: Two Historical Episodes [abstract]
    Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
Discussants David Albouy (University of Califonia, Berkeley)
  Michael Huberman (Université de Montréal)
  Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Contract Theory
Théorie des contrats 
Chair Michel Poitevin (University of Montreal)
Presentations Incentive Contracts in a Cournot Duopoly [abstract]
    Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
    Yang Wang (University of Western Ontario)
  Non Linear Contracting and Engogenous Market Power Between Manufacturers and Retailers [abstract]
    Pierre Dubois (Université de Toulouse (INRA, IDEI))
    Céline Bonnet (University of toulouse (INRA))
  Self-enforcing contracts with action dynamics [abstract]
    Tim Worrall (Keele University)
    Jonathan P Thomas (Edinburgh University)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Oil Economics
Économie pétrolière 
Chair Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Modeling of Asymmetry between Gasoline and Crude oil prices: A Monte Carlo Comparison [abstract]
    Afshin Honarvar (University of Calgary)
  Crude oil price and aggregate economic activity: Asymmetric or Symmetric relationship "Evidence from Canada's Economy" [abstract]
    Asgar Khademvatani (University of Calgary)
Discussants Benjamin J. Atkinson (University of Alberta)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CMSG V: Bankruptcy and Occupational Choices
Faillite et choix d'occupation 
Chair Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)
Presentations Exemptions: Limited Enforcement Encouraging Entrepreneurship?
    Ahmet Akyol (York University)
    Kartik Athreya (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
  Consumption Inequality and Occupational Mobility
    Michio Suzuki (University of Western Ontario)
  Timing Is Everything: Announcing a Policy Change
    Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Monetary Economics III
Économie monétaire III 
Chair George Waters (Illinois State University)
Presentations Short-run and long-run causality between monetary policy and stock prices [abstract]
    David Tessier (Bank of Canada)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Yield Curve Responses to Monetary Policy in the Presence of Asymmetric Information [abstract]
    Edda Claus (Australian National University)
    Mardi Dungey (Cambridge University)
  Bayesian Estimation of the Neutral Rate with a Structural Open-Economy Macroeconomic Model In a Moderately Rich Data Environment [abstract]
    Paul Corrigan (Bank of Canada)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Macroeconomic Shocks
Chocs macroéconomiques 
Chair Hafedh Bouakez (HEC Montréal)
Presentations Oil Price Shocks and Macroeconomic Dynamics: The Role of Inventories [abstract]
    Ana María Herrera (Michigan State University)
  (Un)Employment Dynamics: The Case of Monetary Policy Shocks [abstract]
    Helge Braun (Northwestern University)
  What Happens After A Technology Shock? A Bayesian Perspective. [abstract]
    O. Mikhail (University of Central Florida)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
International Finance III
Finance internationale III 
Chair Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations A Heterogeneous Model of Dollarization [abstract]
    Niloufar Entekhabi (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  The Euro and Developing Country Finance [abstract]
    Paul R. Masson (University of Toronto)
Discussants Etienne Gagnon (Northwestern University)
  Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
State of the Art Lecture: John List
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: John List 
Sponsored by CIRPÉE
Chair Michael McKee (University of Calgary)
Speaker John List (University of Chicago)
  Field Experiments
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Economics of the Family I
Économie de la famille I 
Chair Lynda Gagne (University of Victoria)
Presentations Lifecycle Marriage Matching: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Eugene Choo (University of Toronto)
    Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
  Universal Childcare, Maternal Labor Supply and Family Well-Being [abstract]
    Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
    Michael Baker (University of Toronto)
    Jonathan Gruber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Economics of Immigration II
Économie de l'immigration II 
Chair Mikal Skuterud (University of Waterloo)
Presentations The Assimilation of Immigrants in Canadian Labour Markets: A Stochastic Frontier Approach [abstract]
    Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
    Najma Sharif (Saint Mary's University)
  Immigrant Naturalization in the United States: Determinants and Impact [abstract]
    Ather H. Akbari (Saint Mary's University)
  Optimal Design of an Immigration Points System [abstract]
    Keith Rogers (Queen's University)
    John McHale (Queen's University)
Discussants Danny Leung (University of Western Ontario)
  Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
  Mikko Packalen (University of Waterloo)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Financial Economics III
Économie de la finance III 
Chair Ashraf Zaman (St. Mary's University)
Presentations Évaluation des actifs financiers dans une économie de production à plusieurs pays [abstract]
    Badye Omar Essid (HEC Montréal)
    Michel Normandin (HEC Montréal)
  Information Quality and Stock Returns Revisited [abstract]
    Stefano d'Addona (University of Rome III)
    Frode Brevik (University of St. Gallen)
Discussants Pascal St-Amour (HEC University of Lausanne)
  Zhaoxia Xu (University of Toronto)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
International Trade and Growth
Commerce international et croissance 
Chair Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)
Presentations Should Countries Worry About Immiserizing Growth? [abstract]
    Stephen Tokarick (Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund)
  North-South Trades and Growth Miracles [abstract]
    Seung Mo Choi (University of Chicago)
  Capital Flows, Financial Development, and Economic Growth [abstract]
    George Georgopoulos (York University)
Discussants Peter Egger (University of Munich)
  Loretta Fung (University of Alberta)
  Min Li (University of Alberta)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
ICTs and Productivity I
TICs et productivité I 
Chair Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
Presentations Information and Communication Technology Investment and the Revival of Productivity Growth in Canada [abstract]
    Saeed Moshiri (University of Manitoba)
  Cross-Country Differences in the Adoption and Diffusion of Information and Communications technology (ICT): Patterns and Determinants [abstract]
    Jean McCardle (Industry Canada)
    Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada)
  ICTs, Skills and Productivity Performance: Firm-Level Evidence for Canadian Manufacturing [abstract]
    Jianmin Tang (Micro Rconomic Policy Analysis Branch)
    Daniel Boothby (Industry Canada)
    Anik Dufour (Industry Canada)
Discussants Ning Huang (University of British Columbia)
  Alberto Isgut (Institute for competitiveness and Prosperity)
  Marc Tanguay (Statistics Canada)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
CESG III: Structural Breaks and Outliers
Changements structurels et observations à l'écart 
Chair Jean-Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
Presentations Testing for structural breaks in a nonstationary linear model [abstract]
    Oleg Glouchakov (York University)
  Spurious Regression of Another Kind: Stationary Series Around Deterministic Trend with Structural Breaks [abstract]
    Hong Seung Hyun (Concordia University)
  A model selection method for S-estimation [abstract]
    Shinichi Sakata (University of British Columbia)
    Arie Preminger (Universite' de Catholique, CORE)
Discussants Prosper Dovonon (University of Montreal)
  Oleg Glouchakov (York University)
  Katsumi Shimotsu (Queen's University)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Vertical Market Structures
Structures de marché verticales 
Chair Jeffrey Church (University of Calgary)
Presentations Fair Trade: in or out the Market? [abstract]
    Sylvaine Poret (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Claire Chambolle (INRA-LORIA)
  On Input Markets Sursplus and its Relation to the Downstream Market Game [abstract]
    Leonardo Basso (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Leonardo Basso (University of British Columbia)
  Sylvaine Poret (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Government Debt
La dette gouvernementale 
Chair Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
Presentations Federal and Provincial Government Fiscal Balances in Canada's Major Cities [abstract]
    Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
  Government Debt Spillovers in a Federation [abstract]
    Constance Smith (University of Alberta)
    Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
  A positive theory of government debt [abstract]
    Fernando Martin (Simon Fraser University)
Discussants Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)
  Stephen Ferris (Carleton University)
  Stephen Tapp (Queen's University)
Sat 14:00 - 15:30  Loc. TBA 
Issues in Optimal Taxation
Problèmes de taxation optimale 
Chair Simone Valente (ETH Zurich)
Presentations Envy, leisure, and the length of the workweek [abstract]
    Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (McGill University)
  When Mirrlees meets Rawls: Optimal marginal and average income taxation under maxi-min [abstract]
    Laurence Jacquet (Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Belgian National Scientific Fund)
    Robin Boadway (Queen's University )
Discussants Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Trade and Policy
Chair Ryan Cardwell (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Market Integration? An Empirical Study of Agricultural Trade in the EU
    Crina Viju (University of Saskatchewan)
    William Kerr (University of Saskatchewan)
    James Nolan (University of Saskatchewan)
  The effect of choosing free trade on pollution policy and welfare
    Sumeet Gulati (University of British Columbia)
  Immigration wave effects on Canada's trade flows
    Jamie Partridge (University of Saskatchewan)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Communications Markets
Marchés des communications 
Chair Someshwar Rao (Industry Canada)
Presentations Tying and Entry Decision in Telecommunication Markets [abstract]
    Xiaoting Wang (Brock University)
  Bundling in Communication Markets [abstract]
    Thierno Diallo (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  Competition, Proportional Return Rule and Settlement Rates in International Telephone Markets [abstract]
    Heng Ju (University of British Columbia)
    Guofu Tan (University of Southern California)
Discussants Paul Anglin (University of Guelph)
  Gamal Atallah (University of Ottawa)
  Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Western Resources and Sustainability
Chair Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
Presentations Modeling oil and gas exploration and production in Alberta using systems approach
    Mark Henry (Clemson University)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  Incorporating aboriginal peoples' values into measures of economic sustainability: The case of the Heart Lake First Nation
    Esmyra Javier (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
  Intertemporal development preferences: A case study in the southeast Yukon
    Amanda Spyce (University of Alberta)
    Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta)
    Marian Weber (Alberta Research Council)
  Comparing the economic value of hiking in New Mexico recreation sites using CV and TC methods
    Mahasti Khakpour (University of Saskatchewan)
    Afshin Amiraslany (University of Saskatchewan)
    Hayley Hesseln (University of Saskatchewan)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CAES: Research, Intellectual Property, and Property Rights
Chair Derek G. Brewin (University of Manitoba)
Presentations Management of public intellectual property
    Dan Holman (University of Saskatchewan)
    Stavroula Malla (University of Saskatchwean)
    Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
  Public intellectual property rights and distribution of research benefits
    Richard S. Gray (University of Saskatchewan)
    Stavroula Malla (University of Saskatchwean)
  An economic rationale for Canadian taxpayer-financed agricultural research
    Claudia Schmidt (University of Guelph)
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
  Five economic theories of property rights
    Glenn Fox (University of Guelph)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Economics of University Education
Économie de l'éducation universitaire 
Chair Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan)
Presentations A Theory of Academic Tenure [abstract]
    Bruce Cater (Trent University)
  University Faculty Salaries in Ontario: 1970/71-2003/04 [abstract]
    Felice Martinello (Brock University)
  Interjurisdictional Competition for Higher Education and Firms [abstract]
    Marcel Gerard (Facultés universitaires catholiques de Mons)
    Fernando Ruiz (Facultés univ. cath. de Mons)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CNEH IV: Crises and Stability
Crises et stabilité 
Chair Mary MacKinnon (McGill University)
Presentations Hours of Work in Old and New Worlds: The Long View, 1870-2000 [abstract]
    Michael Huberman (Université de Montréal)
    Chris Minns (Trinity College, Dublin)
  Urban Property and the 1948 Palestinian Refugees: Assessing the Loss [abstract]
    Frank Lewis (Queen's University)
    Jacob Metzer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Discussants Marina Adshade (Dalhousie University)
  Leah Brooks (McGill University)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Game Theory
Théorie des jeux 
Chair Asha Sadanand (University of Guelph)
Presentations On the Non-Robustness on Nash Implementation [abstract]
    Takashi Kunimoto (McGill University)
  Within-Group Cooperation and Between-Group Competition in Rent-seeking Contests [abstract]
    Guillaume Cheikbossian (LASER Montpellier 1 and GREMAQ Toulouse)
  Dynamic processes of endogenous coalition formation with externalities [abstract]
    Lingling Zhang (McGill University)
    Licun Xue (McGill University)
Discussants Gregory Pavlov (Boston University)
  Amy Peng (Ryerson University)
  Mihkel Tombak (University of Toronto)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
International Trade IV
Commerce international IV 
Chair Leonard Dudley (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Macroeconomic Effects of Foreign Aid in Ghana and the Dutch Disease Effect: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis [abstract]
    Lawrence Arbenser (University of Lethbridge)
    Kurt K. Klein (University of Lethbridge)
    Krishan K. Kaushik (University of Lethbridge)
  Waltzing with the State: Quality of Government VS Institutions [abstract]
    Hankook Kim (University of Toronto)
  Factor Price Equalization beyond a "Cubic" World [abstract]
    Avik Chakrabarti (University of Wisconsin)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Natural Resources and Growth
Ressources naturelles et croissance 
Chair Alan Collins (University of Portsmouth)
Presentations Is Natural Resource Abundance Beneficial or Detrimental to Income and Growth? [abstract]
    Chi-Yung (Eric) Ng (University of Western Ontario)
  The direction of technical change in capital-resource economies [abstract]
    Simone Valente (ETH Zurich)
    Corrado Di Maria (CentER, Tilburg University)
  Cursing the blessings? Natural resource abundance, institutions, and economic growth [abstract]
    Christa Brunnschweiler (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich)
Discussants Robert Mohr (University of New Hampshire)
  Chi-Yung (Eric) Ng (University of Western Ontario)
  Stephan Schott (Carleton University)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CDSG VI: Topics in Development Economics II
Sujets en développement économique II 
Chair Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
Presentations Sociopolitical instability, income shocks and savings of households [abstract]
    Solomon Aklilu (St. Lawrence University)
  Structural Adjustment During Canada's Wheat Boom: 1900-1913 [abstract]
    Emma Stephens (Cornell University)
  Modelling State-Owned Enterprise Behavioural Responses to Trade Reforms: Some Analytics and Numerical Simulation Results Using Chinese Data [abstract]
    Shunming Zhang (Victoria University of Wellington)
    John Whalley (University of Western Ontario)
  Agrarian Organization and Economic Development: A Theoretical Analysis [abstract]
    Vamsi Vakulabharanam (Queens College, City University of New York)
    Sripad Motiram (Dalhousie University)
Discussants Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
  George Grantham (McGill University)
  Sonia Laszlo (McGill University)
  Emma Stephens (Cornell University)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CMSG VI: Labour
Travail 
Chair Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Why Are Married Men Working So Much?
    John Knowles (University of Pennsylavannia)
  Working Time over the 20th Century
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
  Skill Premium in General Equilibrium Framework
    Oleksiy Kryvtsov (Bank of Canada)
    Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Monetary Economics IV
Économie monétaire IV 
Chair Emanuela Cardia (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Long-term Inflation Outcomes after Hyperinflation: Theory and Evidence [abstract]
    Federico Guerrero (University of Nevada)
  Money, Taxes, Audits and the Underground Economy [abstract]
    Stephen Ahiabu (University of Toronto)
  Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Yunfa Zhu (Universitry of Manitoba)
    Adian Ashauni McFarlane (University of Manitoba)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Business Cycles and Growth
Cycles économiques et croissance 
Chair Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
Presentations Inflation and Economic Growth: Threshold Effects and Transmission Mechanisms [abstract]
    Min Li (University of Alberta)
  The Canadian Business Cycle: A Comparison of Models [abstract]
    Ryan Macdonald (Bank of Canada)
    Frederick Demers (Bank of Canada)
  News, Sunspots and Business Cycles [abstract]
    Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)
Discussants Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  Robert Vigfusson (Federal Reserve Board)
  Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
International Finance IV
Finance internationale IV 
Chair John Smithin (York University)
Presentations International Diversification and Asymmetric Dependence: Third Moment Explanation of Home Bias Puzzle [abstract]
    Georges Tsafack Kemassong (Université de Montréal)
    Rene Garcia (University of Montreal)
  Portfolio Choice Under Incomplete Financial Market [abstract]
    Ke Pang (University of British Columbia)
  A reappraisal of the evidence on PPP: A systematic investigation into MA roots in panel unit root tests and their implications [abstract]
    Christoph Fischer (Deutsche Bundesbank)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Economics of the Family II
Économie de la famille II 
Chair Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Presentations Inequality within the Household: Expenditure Responses to Female Income [abstract]
    Peter Burton (Dalhousie University)
    Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University)
    Frances Woolley (Carleton University)
  Have we come a long way, baby? Revisiting the `Pin Money' theory [abstract]
    Linda DeRiviere (Statistics Canada)
  Headship and Marital Status Effects of Canadian Welfare Legislation:From Dependence on the State to Dependence on a Mate [abstract]
    Emily Hanna (University of Toronto)
  Divorce And The Cognitive Achievement Of Children [abstract]
    Melissa Tartari (University of Pennsylvania)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Economics of Retirement
Économie de la retraite 
Chair Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Housing Wealth and Retirement Timing: Evidence from the HRS [abstract]
    Martin Farnham (University of Victoria)
    Purvi Sevak (Hunter College)
  Home Cooking, Food Consumption and Food Production among the Unemployed and Retired Households. [abstract]
    Matthew Brzozowski (University of Western Ontario)
    Yuqian Lu (University of Toronto)
  Influence of Policy-Sensitive Factors in the Flexibility of Transitions to Retirement [abstract]
    Leroy Stone (University of Montreal)
    Hasheem Nouroz (Statistics Canada)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Foreign Direct Investment I
Investissement direct étranger I 
Chair Mariana Spatareanu (Rutgers University)
Presentations Estimating Regional Trade Agreement Effects on FDI in an Interdependent World [abstract]
    Peter Egger (University of Munich)
    Badi Baltagi (University of Syracuse)
    Michael Pfaffermayr (University of Innsbruck)
  Patterns of FDI in Mexico after NAFTA-- the Role of Export Markets and Geographical Determinants [abstract]
    Claudiu Tunea (Department of Finance, Canada)
Discussants Susumu Imai (Concordia University)
  Alberto Isgut (Institute for competitiveness and Prosperity)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
International Trade Theory
Théorie du commerce international 
Chair Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia)
Presentations Endogenous Trade Policies In A Developing Economy [abstract]
    Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
    Nguyen Manh Hung (Université Laval)
  Kyoto in Question: a Four-Sector North-South-OPEC Model [abstract]
    James Gaisford (University of Calgary)
    Julia Sagidova (University of Calgary)
  Globalize at optimal speed [abstract]
    Yinggang Zhou (Cornell University)
    Henry Wan (Cornelll University)
Discussants Mykhaylo Salnykov (Simon Fraser University)
  Nguyen Van Quyen (University of Ottawa)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
ICTs and Productivity II
TICs et productivité II 
Chair Petr Hanel (Université de Sherbrooke)
Presentations L'impact des nouvelles technologies de l'information sur le taux d'utilisation de la capacité de chargement dans le secteur du camionnage au Québec [abstract]
    Philippe Barla (GREEN, CDAT et Université Laval)
    Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)
    Nathalie Boucher (CDAT et Université Laval)
    Jonthan Watters (CDAT et Université Laval)
  Do Computers Need "Hidden Capital" in Order to Enhance Labor Productivity? [abstract]
    Benoit Dostie (HEC Montréal)
    Rajshri Jayaraman (University of Munich and CESifo)
  Importance of knowledge networks within Canadian biotechnology clusters [abstract]
    Catherine Beaudry (Ecole Polytechique de Montréal)
    Jean-Sébastien Beaucage (Ciment Saint-Laurent)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Empirical Industrial Organization III
Organisation industrielle empirique III 
Chair Allan Collard-Wexler (Northwestern University)
Presentations Spatial Differentiation in Retail Markets for Gasoline [abstract]
    Jean-Francois Houde (Queen's University)
  Retail Gasoline Price Cycles: Evidence from Guelph, Ontario Using Bi-Hourly, Station-Specific Retail Price Data [abstract]
    Benjamin J. Atkinson (University of Alberta)
  Predatory Pricing: Domestic and International [abstract]
    Nisha Malhotra (University of British Columbia)
    Kathy Baylis (University of British Columbia)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
Theoretical Public Economics
Économie publique théorique 
Chair Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
Presentations Economics of public good provision: auditing, outsourcing and bribery [abstract]
    Gervan Fearon (York University)
  Re-election incentives and the sustainability of international cooperation [abstract]
    Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montreal)
    Paola Conconi (Ecares)
Discussants Georgia Kosmopoulou (University of Oklahoma)
  Sanghoon Lee (City College of New York, CUNY)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
The Economic Impact of Public Spending
L'impact économique des dépenses publiques 
Chair Muhammed Islam (Concordia University)
Presentations Political Competition and the Political Business Cycle [abstract]
    Stephen Ferris (Carleton University)
    Stanley Winer (Carleton University)
  Public Pensions, Income Security, and Consumption [abstract]
    Jia-Zhueng Fan (Australian National University)
Sat 16:00 - 17:30  Loc. TBA 
CESG Econometrics Poster Session 
Séance d'affiches en économétrie 
Chair Jean-Francois Lamarche (Brock University)
Presentations Short and Long Run Causality Measures: Theory and Inference [abstract]
    Abderrahim Taamouti (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Nonlinear models of inflation changes [abstract]
    Fuchun Li (Bank of Canada)
  Estimation Semiparametrique D'un Modele De Choix Discret/continu [abstract]
    Nadège-Désirée Yameogo (GREEN, Université Laval)
    Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)
    Jean-Thomas Bernard (GREEN, Université Laval)
  Modified Wald tests with Weak Identification [abstract]
    Bertille Antoine (Université de Montréal)
  Identification Robust Confidence Set Methods for Inference on Parameter Ratios with Application to Discrete Choice Models [abstract]
    Clement Yelou (Université Laval)
    Lynda Khalaf (Université Laval)
    Denis Bolduc (Université Laval)
  Evaluating Forecasts from Factor Models for Canadian GDP Growth and Core Inflation [abstract]
    Calista Cheung (Bank of Canada)
    Frederick Demers (Bank of Canada)
  Testing For Sequential Logit Models Against Nested Logit Models [abstract]
    Daisuke Nagakura (University of Washington)
    Masahito Kobayashi (Yokohama National University)
  Estimation of the Truncated Density Function at Its Unknown Truncation Point with an Application [abstract]
    Pai Xu (University of British Columbia)
  Estimate Conditional Quantile for Financial Time Series by Bootstrapping and Subsampling Methods [abstract]
    Ling Yang (University of Guelph)
    Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph)
  Asset Returns under State-Dependent Recursive Preferences [abstract]
    Mohsen Bouaissa (Human Resources & Social Development Canada)
Sat 17:45 - 19:00  Loc. TBA 
CEA Presidential Address: Gregor Smith
Discours du président de l'ACE: Gregor Smith 
Chair Barbara Spencer (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Gregor Smith (Queen's University)
  The Spectre of Deflation
Sat 19:00 - 20:30  Loc. TBA 
Analysis Group Reception
Réception du Groupe d'Analyse 
Sponsored by Analysis Group

 
 
 
 

Sunday, May 28, 2006
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CEA Nominating Committee Meeting (for Nominating Committee Members) 
Comité de nomination de l'ACE 
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Topics in Health Economics
Sujets en économie de la santé 
Chair David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
Presentations Physician Home Visit in Nova Scotia: A Case Study [abstract]
    Kisalaya Basu (Health Canada)
    Juan Wang (Student)
  Why Has the Pulic-Health-Spending-to-Total-Health-Spending Ratio Across the Provinces Diverged Since 1997? [abstract]
    David Murrell (University of New Brunswick)
    Michael Farnworth (University of New Brunswick)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Bank of Canada: New Developments in Modeling the Canadian Dollar
Banque du Canada: Nouveaux développements dans la modélisation du dollar canadien 
Chair Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Commodity Currencies, Global Imbalances and Multilateral Adjustment [abstract]
    Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
    Ali Dib (Bank of Canada)
    Takashi Kano (Bank of Canada)
    Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
  The turning black tide: Energy prices and the Canadian dollar [abstract]
    Robert Lafrance (Bank of Canada)
    Ramzi Issa (Bank of Canada)
    John Murray (Bank of Canada )
  A Fair Exchange? Theory and Practice of Calculating Equilibrium Exchange Rates [abstract]
    Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
    Hamid Faruqee (International Monetary Fund)
    Jaewoo Lee (International Monetary Fund)
Discussants Vladimir Klyuev (International Monetary Fund)
  Sylvain Leduc (Federal Reserve Board)
  Paul R. Masson (University of Toronto)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Experimental Economics I
Économie expérimentale I 
Chair John List (University of Chicago)
Presentations Who Gets the Last Word? An Experimental Study of the Expression of Social Norms [abstract]
    Jim Engle-Warnick (McGill University)
    Andreas Leibbrandt (University of Zurich)
  Tax Evasion and Social Interactions [abstract]
    Guy Lacroix (Université Laval)
    Bernard Fortin (Université Laval)
    Marie-Claire Villeval (Université Lyon 2)
  Online Communication and Information Disclosure in Common Pool Dilemmas [abstract]
    Stephan Schott (Carleton University)
    Coady Wing (Carleton University)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Economic Growth I
Croissance économique I 
Chair Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (McGill University)
Presentations Gradual Financial Reform, Sectoral Allocation of Credit, and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Qichun He (Univerisity of British Columbia)
  Does it Take a Revolution? An Empirical Study of Political Instability and Economic Growth in the Long Run [abstract]
    Ryan Compton (University of Manitoba)
    Noel Johnson (California State University Long Beach)
    Dan Giedeman (Grand Valley State University)
  Structural Change Associated with Economic Growth: Evidence from Two Centuries of US Data [abstract]
    Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
    Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
Discussants Daniel Brou (Columbia University)
  Christa Brunnschweiler (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich)
  Weichun Chen (University of Victoria)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
HRSDC: Economics of Post-Secondary Education
RHDCC: Économie de l'enseignement supérieur 
Chair Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
Presentations Returns to college education: Evidence from the National Graduates Surveys [abstract]
    Torben Drewes (Trent University)
  Trends in student borrowing and pathways: Evidences from the 1990, 1995 and 2000 classes [abstract]
    Julie Dubois (Government of Canada)
  Returns to university level education: Variations within disciplines, occupations and employment sectors [abstract]
    Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
    Jorgen Hansen (Concordia University)
  Who pursues postsecondary education, who leaves and why: Results from the Canadian Longitudinal Youth in Transition Survey [abstract]
    Patrick Bussière (Government of Canada)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CSGB I: Competition Policy
Politique de concurrence 
Chair Gwill Allen (Competition Bureau)
Presentations First degree price discrimination in a competitive setting:pricing and quality choice [abstract]
    Abraham Hollander (Université de Montréal)
    David Encaoua (Université de Paris 1- Sorbonne)
  An Analysis of Price-based Tests of Antitrust Market Delineation [abstract]
    David Krause (BCE Inc.)
    Patrick Coe (Carleton University)
  Taxes and Collusion [abstract]
    Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo)
Discussants Jeffrey Church (University of Calgary)
  Robert Clark (HEC Montreal)
  Henry Thille (University of Guelph)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Optimal Resource Allocation
Affectation optimale des ressources 
Chair Gordon Sidartha (University of Montreal)
Presentations Cycles and the House Allocation Problem [abstract]
    Patrick de Lamirande (Competition Bureau)
  Sharing a Polluted River [abstract]
    Yuntong Wang (University of Windsor)
    Debing Ni (University of Elec. Sc. & Tech. of China)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Natural Resources, Growth and Sustainability
Ressources naturelles, croissance et durabilité 
Chair Andrew Leach (HEC Montréal)
Presentations Population, Impartiality and Sustainability in the Neoclassical Growth Model [abstract]
    Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
  Sustainability Index: An Economics Perspective [abstract]
    Hasnat Dewan (Thompson Rivers University)
  Natural Capital Index of Canada: a barometer of the stock of natural resources [abstract]
    Kazi N. Islam (Statistics Canada)
Discussants John Hartwick (Queen's University)
  Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal & Cirano)
  Jeremy Lucchetti (HEC Montréal)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Monetary Policy
Politique monétaire 
Chair James Chapman (University of Iowa)
Presentations Heterogeneity and Optimal Monetary Policy [abstract]
    Michael Sampson (Concordia University)
  Learning, Commitment and Monetary Policy: the case for partial commitment [abstract]
    George Waters (Illinois State University)
Discussants Matthew Doyle (Iowa State University)
  Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Theoretical Macroeconomics I
Macroéconomie théorique I 
Chair Steven Ambler (UQAM, CIRPEE)
Presentations Unemployment Insurance: Isn't Marriage Enough? [abstract]
    Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)
    Stéphane Pallage (UQAM)
    Michel Robe (American University)
  Demographic Trends, Fiscal Policy and Trade Deficits [abstract]
    Andrea Ferrero (New York University)
  IMF-Supported Adjustment Programs: Welfare Implications and the Catalytic Effect [abstract]
    Carlos de Resende (Bank of Canada)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Open Economy Macroeconomics I
Macroéconomie ouverte I 
Chair Sal Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
Presentations Determination of the Equilibrium Exchange Rate in Canada: A General Equilibrium Analysis [abstract]
    Hasan Imam (Brock University)
  The Long-Run Current Account in Canada [abstract]
    Rebecca Braeu (California State University, Long Beach)
  On Saving -Investment Relationship and its Implications for the Current Account [abstract]
    Sal Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
    Atul Dar (Saint Mary's University)
    Samad Amirkhalkhali (Saint Mary's University)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Economics of the Family III
Économie de la famille III 
Chair Claire de Oliveira (McMaster University)
Presentations Modelling Children in a Family Bargaining Model [abstract]
    Linda A. Welling (University of Victoria)
    Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
  Time Preference Assortative Mating [abstract]
    Janice Compton (University of Manitoba)
  Taxation, Intrafamily Distribution, and Dynamic Family Bargaining [abstract]
    Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria)
Discussants Catherine Deri Armstrong (University of Ottawa)
  Ruth Forsdyke (Dalhousie University)
  Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Labour Force Participation of Older Workers
Activités de travail des personnes agées 
Chair Leroy Stone (University of Montreal)
Presentations Why Have Labour Force Participation Rates of Older Men Increased Since the Mid-1990s? [abstract]
    Tammy Schirle (University of British Columbia)
  Canada's Income Security System and the Labour Force Participation of Older Workers [abstract]
    Maxime Fougère (Human Resources Social Development Canada)
    Simon Harvey (HRSDC)
    Bruno Rainville (HRSDC)
    Andrea Wenham (HRSDC)
  What factors affect the labour market re-entry of retirees? [abstract]
    Bruno Rainville (HRSDC)
    André Léonard (Human Resourcse Social Development Canada)
Discussants Bob Baldwin (Informetrica Ltd.)
  Carolyn MacLeod (Policy Research Initiative)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Labour Market Dynamics
Dynamique du marché du travail 
Chair Alexander Ueberfeldt (Bank of Canada)
  Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
Presentations Measuring Changes in Aggregate Labor Quality over Time Using Production Functions [abstract]
    Natalya Dygalo (University of Western Ontario)
  Analyzing Movements over Time in Employment Status and Welfare Participation while Controlling for Seam Bias using SIPP [abstract]
    Xianghong Li (York University)
    John Ham (University of Southern California)
    Lara Shore-Sheppard (Williams College)
  Wealth Shocks, Birth Cycles and Wage Trends: A Dynamic Equilibrium Model of Fertility, Wage and Labor Supply in the 20th Century [abstract]
    Carrie Lee (Queen's University)
  Understanding Why Job Stability Increased in the 1990s [abstract]
    Pierre Brochu (University of British Columbia)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Foreign Direct Investment II
Investissement direct étranger II 
Chair Yanling Wang (Carleton University)
Presentations North-South Technology Diffusion: How Important are Trade, FDI and International Telecommunications? [abstract]
    Yanling Wang (Carleton University)
  To Share or Not To Share: Does Local Participation Matter for Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment? [abstract]
    Mariana Spatareanu (Rutgers University)
    Beata Javorcik (World Bank)
  Structural Change and Foreign Direct Investment [abstract]
    Alvaro Pereira (University of York)
    Martin Andresen (University of British Columbia)
Discussants Ram Acharya (Industry Canada)
  Richard Chisik (Florida International University)
  Ricardo Lopez (Indiana University)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Empirical Macroeconomics
Macroéconomie empirique 
Chair Alessandro Riboni (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Money and Output in the Open Canadian Economy: An aggregation-theoretic and long-memory approach [abstract]
    Bekele Sinkie Gebregiorgis (McGill University)
  The Credit Channel in a Small, Open Economy [abstract]
    Sadaquat Junayed (Carleton University)
    Huntley Schaller (Carleton University)
Discussants Sadaquat Junayed (Carleton University)
  Bekele Sinkie Gebregiorgis (McGill University)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Technological Change and Productivity
Changement technologique et productivité 
Chair Solomon Aklilu (St. Lawrence University)
Presentations Local Infrastructure Investments and Manufacturing Productivity [abstract]
    James Brox (University of Waterloo)
    Derek Picard (University of Waterloo and Empirical Eco)
  Productivity Growth in the Canadian Retail Trade Sector: Evidence from Micro Data [abstract]
    Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    John Baldwin (Statistics Canada)
  Competition Policy and Innovation [abstract]
    Aamir Hashmi (National University of Singapore and University of Toronto)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
CESG IV: Nonstationarity and Causality
Non stationnarité et causalité 
Chair Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
Presentations Inference in nearly nonstationary SVAR models with long-run identifying restrictions [abstract]
    Nikolay Gospodinov (Concordia University)
  MA sieve bootstrap unit root tests. [abstract]
    Patrick Richard (McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke)
  Robust Granger Causality tests in the VARX framework [abstract]
    Alex Maynard (University of Toronto)
    Dietmar Bauer (Arsenal Research, Vienna, Austria)
Sun 08:30 - 10:00  Loc. TBA 
Public Spending
Dépenses publiques 
Chair Francois Vaillancourt (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Corruption and the Provision of Public Education and Infrastructure [abstract]
    Monika Cule (University of Regina)
    Murray E. Fulton (University of Saskatchewan)
  A dynamic theory of public spending, taxation and debt [abstract]
    Marco Battaglini (Princeton University)
    Stephen Coate (Cornell University)
  Public investment as political investment: Evidence from road spending in Québec [abstract]
    Marcelin Joanis (University of Toronto)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Bank of Canada: The Canadian Economy: The IMF Article IV Report
Banque du Canada: L'économie canadienne: Rapport aux termes de l'Article IV du FMI 
Chair Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)
Presentations Canada in the World Economy: An IMF View
    Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund)
Panelists Mark Carney (Finance Canada)
  Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)
  Chris Ragan (McGill University)
  William Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Experimental Economics II
Économie expérimentale II 
Chair John List (University of Chicago)
Presentations Testing if the Heterogeneity Distribution of a Randomized Experiment Changes During the Experimental Period [abstract]
    Marcel Voia (Carleton University)
    Ricardas Zitikis (University of Western Ontario)
  Actions and Beliefs:Estimating Distribution-Based Preferences Using a Large Scale Experiment with Probability Questions on Expectations [abstract]
    Charles Bellemare (Université Laval)
    Sabine Kröger (University of Laval)
    Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University)
  Price formation in a sequential selling mechanism [abstract]
    Sabine Kröger (University of Laval)
    Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Economic Growth II
Croissance économique II 
Chair Louis Hotte (University of Ottawa)
Presentations The Unbalanced Growth In The Open Economy [abstract]
    Yin Xiaopeng (University of Windsor)
  Political Integration, Rent Seeking and Growth [abstract]
    Daniel Brou (Columbia University)
    Michele Ruta (European University Institute)
  Contract Chronology and Economic Growth [abstract]
    Amy Peng (Ryerson University)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Housing Prices
Le prix des maisons 
Chair Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
Presentations A Comparative Study of Hedonic Regression Techniques: The Case of Resale Houses [abstract]
    Kam Yu (Lakehead University)
    Wenzheng Li (Statistics Canada)
    Marc Prud'homme (Statistics Canada)
  The Baby Boom: Predictability in House Prices and Interest Rates [abstract]
    Robert Martin (Federal Reserve Board)
  Canadian Housing Prices and Urban Market Segmentation [abstract]
    David Byrne (Queen's University)
    Jason Allen (Bank of Canada)
    Robert Amano (Bank of Canada)
    Allan Gregory (Queen's University)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CSGB II: Deregulation in Local Telecommunications Markets
La déréglementation des marchés locaux de télécommunication 
Chair Ralph Winter (University of British Columbia)
Panelists Tim Brennan (Competition Bureau)
  Jeffrey Church (University of Calgary)
  Don McFetridge (Carleton)
  Tom Ross (University of British Columbia)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Theoretical Resource and Environmental Economics
Économie des ressources naturelles et de l'environnement théorique 
Chair Mykhaylo Salnykov (Simon Fraser University)
Presentations Computing Business-as-Usual with a Representative Agent and a Pollution Externality [abstract]
    Nikita Lyssenko (Carleton University)
    Leslie Shiell (University of Ottawa)
  Irreversible Investment in Alternative Projects [abstract]
    Skander Benabdallah (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    Pierre Lasserre (Université du Québec à Montréal & Cirano)
  Debt vs Foreign Direct Investment: The Impact of International Capital Flows on Investment in Environmentally Sound Technologies [abstract]
    Joshua Anyangah (University of Lethbridge)
Discussants Andrew Leach (HEC Montréal)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CMSG-VII: International
International 
Chair Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)
Presentations Technology Choice and Barriers to Capital Accumulation Across Countries
    Manish Pandey (University of Winnipeg)
  Convergence in Stochastic Dynamic Heckscher-Ohlin Model
    Malik Shukayev (Bank of Canada)
    Partha Chatterjee (National University of Singapore)
  Relative Stagnation Alla Turca
    Tasso Adamopoulos (York University)
    Ahmet Akyol (York University)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Money and Banking
Monnaie et banque 
Chair Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)
Presentations China's incomplete banking reforms [abstract]
    Wendy Dobson (University of Toronto)
    Anil Kashyap (University of Chicago)
  Do Asymmetric Central Bank Preferences Help Explain Observed Inflation Outcomes? [abstract]
    Matthew Doyle (Iowa State University)
    Barry Falk (Iowa State University)
  Corporate Balance Sheets in Developed Economies: Implications for Investment and Financial Stability [abstract]
    Denise Côté (Banque du Canada)
    Christopher Graham (Bank of Canada)
Discussants Qichun He (Univerisity of British Columbia)
  Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Université de Montréal)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Theoretical Macroeconomics II
Macroéconomie théorique II 
Chair Kevin Moran (Economics Department)
Presentations The Economic Consequences of Sudden Stops with Underemployment and Subsistence Consumption [abstract]
    Benjamin Dennis (University of the Pacific)
    Talan Iscan (Dalhousie University)
  Defaultable Debt, Fiscal Policy and the Underground Economy [abstract]
    Baran Doda (University of Toronto)
  Choosing Longevity with Overlapping Generations [abstract]
    Weichun Chen (University of Victoria)
    Merwan Engineer (University of Victoria)
    Ian King (University of Otago)
  Market Share Considerations and Price Dynamics [abstract]
    Nicolas Vincent (Northwestern University)
    Isaac Kleshchelski (Kellogg School of Management)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Open Economy Macroeconomics II
Macroéconomie ouverte II 
Chair Federico Guerrero (University of Nevada)
Presentations Macroeconomic Fundamentals and the Forward Discount Anomaly [abstract]
    Adrian Ma (Trent University)
  Investment in an Open Economy: Aggregate and Sector-Level Estimates [abstract]
    Stuart Landon (University of Alberta)
    Constance Smith (University of Alberta)
  The Effects of Exchange Rate Uncertainty on Trade : Evidence from Canada,Using a Multivariate GARCH-in-Mean VAR [abstract]
    Sajjadur Rahman (University of Calgary)
    Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
State of the Art Lecture: Larry Epstein
Conférence sur l'état des connaissances: Larry Epstein 
Sponsored by Bank of Canada/Banque du Canada
Chair Yoram Halevy (University of British Columbia)
Speaker Larry Epstein (University of Rochester)
  Standard Models of Nonstandard Agents
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Economics of Welfare
Économie du bien-être 
Chair Catherine Deri Armstrong (University of Ottawa)
Presentations Working Hours Among Canadian Families With Children [abstract]
    Andrew Heisz (Business & Labour Market Analy Divis)
    Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (Statistics Canada)
  The Impact of the Child Care Allowance on Female Labour Force Participation and Income Redistribution [abstract]
    Don Van Wart (British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance)
  Immigrant Earnings and Income Distributions: Family Outcomes [abstract]
    Colleen Dempsey (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Discussants Christine Neill (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  Casey Warman (Queen's)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Foreign Direct Investment III
Investissement direct étranger III 
Chair Abraham Hollander (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Export, foreign direct investment, and joint ventures: strategic learning and strateigc correlation [abstract]
    Kaz Miyagiwa (Emory University)
    Anthony Creane (Michigan State University)
  The Effect of Foreign Productivity on FDI Decisions [abstract]
    Jennifer Steele (University of Texas at Austin)
  Property rights, Tax incentives and Bogus FDI [abstract]
    Haozhen Zhang (University of Alberta)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Cross-Countries Macroeconomic Synchronization
Synchronisation macroéconomique inter-pays 
Chair Etienne Gagnon (Northwestern University)
Presentations Tracking the Output Correlations: Are We on the Right Track? [abstract]
    Mehmet S. Dalkir (University of New Brunswick)
  Do countries of the same development degree move on the same wavelength? [abstract]
    Rosmy Jean Louis (Malaspina University)
    Daniel Simons (Malaspina University )
Discussants Brian Doyle (Federal Reserve Board)
  Andre Kurmann (Université du Québec à Montréal, CIRPEE)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Productivity and Growth
Productivité et croissance 
Chair Robert Dimand (Brock University)
Presentations A Model of Economic Growth with Multiple GPTs [abstract]
    Richard Lipsey (Simon Fraser University)
    Kenneth Carlaw (University of British Columbiaat Kelowna)
  Human Capital, Productivity and Growth [abstract]
    Audra Bowlus (University of Western Ontario)
    Chris Robinson (University of Western Ontario)
  Competition and Growth: The Key Role of R&D Duplication behind the 'Inverted U' Relationship [abstract]
    Antonia Swann (York University)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
CESG V: Nonparametric Methods
Méthodes non paramétriques 
Chair Russell Davidson (McGill University)
Presentations Finite sample Nonparametric Inference for Inequality Measures [abstract]
    Mame Astou Diouf (Université de Montréal)
    Jean-Marie Dufour (Université de Montréal)
  Non and semiparametric estimation in models with unknown smoothness [abstract]
    Victoria Zinde-Walsh (McGill University)
  Nonparametric Inferences on Conditional Quantile Processes [abstract]
    Chuan Goh (University of Toronto)
Sun 10:30 - 12:00  Loc. TBA 
Public Spending in a Federation
Les dépenses publiques dans une fédération 
Chair Francois Vaillancourt (Université de Montréal)
Presentations Structure of Federal Government Expenditure under Different Political Regimes [abstract]
    Muhammed Islam (Concordia University)
  Provision of Public Good in a Federal Economy: The Role of Party Politics [abstract]
    Bodhisattva Sengupta (McGill University)
Sun 12:00 - 13:30  Loc. TBA 
Canadian Journal of Economics Editorial Board Lunch
Lunch du comité de rédaction de la revue canadienne d'économique 
Sun 12:00 - 13:30  Loc. TBA 
Canadian Public Policy Editorial Board Lunch
Lunch du comité de rédaction de la revue Analyse de Politiques 
Sun 13:30 - 14:30  Loc. TBA 
CEA Annual General Meeting
Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ACE 
Sun 14:30 - 16:30  Loc. TBA 
CEA Executive Council Meeting 2
Conseil exécutif de l'ACE 2 

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