CSLS Sessions at the 2011 CEA Conference

CSLS Sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association

Ottawa, Ontario- June 2-5, 2011

Note: The complete conference program and registration information are posted on the website of the Canadian Economics Association at www.economics.ca/2011/en/.

(as of May 17, 2011)

Session 1: New Insights into Productivity Growth in Canada

Saturday, June 4, 8:30-10:00 AM
Chair: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)
Papers:
  • Michael-John Almon (Industry Canada) and Jianmin Tang (Industry Canada)
    "Industry Structure and Economic Growth: A Canada-U.S. Comparison"

  • Ricardo De Avillez (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    "The Paradoxical Nature of Productivity Growth in the Canadian Agriculture Sector"

  • Christopher Ross (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    "An Analysis of the Productivity Performance of the Canadian Food Processing Sector"
Discussants:
  • Richard G. Harris (Simon Fraser University)
  • Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
  • Serge Nadeau (University of Ottawa)


Session 2: What Explains the Growing Canada-US Productivity Gap?

Saturday, June 4, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Chair: Ian Stewart (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Panelists:
  • Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

  • Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)

  • Jim Milway (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)

  • Larry Shute (Industry Canada)

  • Ben Tomlin (Bank of Canada)

Session 3: Selected Papers from the Ian Stewart Festschrift New Directions for Intelligent Government in Canada

Saturday, June 4, 2:00-3:30 PM
Chair: Fred Gorbet
Papers:
  • Munir Sheikh (Carleton University and Queen’s University)
    "Good Data and Intelligent Government"
  • John Helliwell (University of British Columbia and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
    "How Can Subjective Well-being be Improved?"
  • Pierre Fortin (UQAM)
    "Income Support in the Canadian Federation"

Session 4: New Measures of Well-being for Canada

Sunday, June 5, 9:00-10:30 AM
Chair: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Papers:
  • Elspeth Hazell (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    "The Human Development Index in Canada: Estimates for the Canadian Provinces, 1990-2010"
  • Hans Messinger (Statistics Canada) and Bryan Smale (University of Waterloo)
    "An Overview of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing"
  • Erik Johnson (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    "An Analysis of the Inequality of Happiness in Canada"
Discussants:
  • Michael McCracken (Informetrica)
  • Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa)
  • Christopher Barrington-Leigh (University of British Columbia)

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