CSLS Sessions at the 2012 CEA Conference

CSLS Sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association

Calgary, Alberta- June 7-10, 2012

Note: The complete conference program and registration information are posted on the website of the Canadian Economics Association at www.economics.ca/2012/en/.

(as of May 11, 2012)

Session 1: Perspectives on First Nations Governance Issues (co-organized with the CD Howe Institute)

Friday, June 8, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS) and John Richards (Simon Fraser University)

Chair: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)
Papers: Discussants:
  • Brian Calliou (Banff Centre)


Session 2: Issues on Aboriginal Economic Development (co-organized with the CD Howe Institute)

Friday, June 8, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS) and John Richards (Simon Fraser University)

Chair: Chuck Strahl (Former Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs)
Papers:
  • Kar-Fai Gee (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “Aboriginal Labour Market Performance in Canada, 2007-2011" Abstract

  • Ricardo de Avillez (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “The Impact of Broadband on Economic Development on First Nations in Canada” Abstract

  • Eric Howe (University of Saskatchewan)
    “Bridging the Aboriginal Education Gap” Abstract
Discussants:
  • Donna Feir (University of British Columbia)
  • John Richards (Simon Fraser University)
  • Richard Mueller (University of Lethbridge)


Session 3: Canada’s Economic Destiny: The Outlook for Productivity Growth in Canada

Saturday, June 9, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Organizer: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Chair: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Panelists:
  • Anette Ryan (Industry Canada)
  • Ben Tomlin (Bank of Canada)
  • Finn Poschmann (C.D. Howe Institute)


Session 4: New Approaches to Well-being and Poverty

Saturday, June 9, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Organizer: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Chair: Christopher Ragan (McGill University)
Papers: Discussants:
  • Stephen Gordon (Université Laval)
  • René Morisette (Statistics Canada)
  • John Richards (Simon Fraser University)

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