CSLS Sessions at the 2015 CEA Conference

CSLS Sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario: May 29 - 31, 2015

Note: The complete conference program and registration information are posted on the website of the Canadian Economics Association.

Session 1: CSLS-CD Howe Panel on First Nations Education after the Withdrawal of Bill-C33

Friday, May 29, 8:30 AM

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and John Richards (Simon Fraser University and C.D. Howe Institute)

Chair: Bill Robson (C.D. Howe Institute)

Panelists:

  • Barry Anderson (Solte Consulting)

  • Harvey McCue (First Nations Education Consultant)

  • Michael Mendelson (Caledon Institute)


Session 2: CSLS-CD Howe Session on Issues in Aboriginal Economic Development

Friday, May 29, 10:30 AM

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and John Richards (Simon Fraser University)

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

Papers:
  • Jasmin Thomas (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “Benchmarking Metis Economic and Social Development”
    Abstract

  • Matthew Calver (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “The Benefits of Closing the Aboriginal Education Gap in Canada”
    Abstract

  • John Richards (Simon Fraser University and C.D. Howe Institute) with Mark Krass (C.D. Howe Institute)
    “Aboriginal Resource Benefits: How is the Money Spent?”
    Abstract

  • Sonya Gulati (TD Bank)
    “The Long and Winding Road Toward Aboriginal Economic Prosperity”
    Abstract

Discussants:
  • David Johnson (University of Waterloo)

  • Benjamin Dachis (C.D. Howe Institute)


Session 3: CSLS-Canadian Council of Academies Panel on The STEM Skills Report

Friday, May 29, 2:00 PM

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

Chair: Janet Bax (Council of Canadian Academies)

Panelists:

  • Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)

  • Stephen Gordon (Laval University)

  • Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

  • David Green (University of British Columbia)


Session 4: CSLS Session on Productivity Issues

Saturday, May 30, 2:00 PM

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Gilbert Cette (Banque de France)

Chair: Larry Shute (Industry Canada)

Papers:
  • Gilbert Cette (Banque de France), Jimmy Lopez (Banque de France) and Jacques Mairesse (INSEE)
    “Product and Labour Market Regulation, Production Prices, Wages and Productivity”
    Abstract

  • Evan Capeluck (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “The Role of Productivity Advance in Explaining the Falling Employment Share of Manufacturing in Canada”
    Abstract

  • Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “Lessons for Canada from Australia's Productivity Policy”
    Abstract

Discussants:
  • Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)

  • Someshwar Rao (Someshwar Rao Consulting)

  • Jim Stanford (Unifor)



Session 5: CSLS- PEF Session on the Relative Merits of a Poverty Reduction Versus Income Inequality Reduction Agenda for Canada

Saturday, May 30, 4:00 PM

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

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

Panelists:

  • Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia)

  • John Myles (University of Toronto)

  • Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

  • John Richards (Simon Fraser University)

  • Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa)


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