CSLS Sessions at the 2017 CEA Conference

CSLS Sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association (As of March 22)

St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, June 2-4, 2017

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

Session 1: CSLS Session on International Productivity Developments

Friday, June 2, 10:30-12:00

Chair: To be Announced

Papers:
  • Gilbert Cette (Banque de France and Aix-Marseille School of Economics, CNRS & EHESS), Jimmy Lopez (Banque de France and Aix-Marseille School of Economics, CNRS & EHESS) and Jacques Mairesse (CREST-ENSAE, Maastricht University (UNU-MERIT), Banque de France and NBER)
    “Labour Market Regulations and Capital-Labour Substitution”
    Abstract

  • Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Alexander Murray (Centre for the Study of Living Standards
    “Explanations for the US Productivity Slowdown”
    Abstract

  • Jianmin Tang (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) and Weimin Wang (Statistics Canada)
    <“Is R&D Enough in to Improve Firm Productivity?”
    Abstract

Discussants:
  • To be Announced


Session 2: CSLS Session on Productivity Developments in Canada

Friday, June 2, 14:00-15:30

Chair: To be Announced

Papers:
  • David Tessier (Université du Quebec en Outaouais) and Pierre St-Amant (Bank of Canada)
    “Firm Dynamics and Total Factor Productivity: an Empirical Exploration”
    Abstract

  • Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)
    “Accounting for Slower Productivity Growth in the Canadian Business Sector after 2000”
    Abstract

  • Danny Leung (Statistics Canada) and Shutao Cao (Victoria University)
    <“Financial Constraints and Productivity: Evidence from Canadian SMEs”
    Abstract

Discussants:
  • To be Announced


Session 3: CSLS Session on Trends in Well-Being in Canada

Saturday, June 3, 10:30-12:00

Chair: To Be Announced

Papers:
  • Richard Beard (University of Ottawa and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “New Estimates of the Index of Economic Well-being for Selected OECD Countries with World Bank Wealth Estimates”

  • Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “Updated Estimates of the Human Development Index for the Canadian Provinces and Territories, 1981-2015”

  • Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
    “Canada’s Middle Class: Forever Further Behind?”
    Abstract

Discussants:
  • To Be Announced


Session 4: CSLS-PEF Panel Session “Investment in Children: Driver of the Future Living Standards of Canadians”

Saturday, June 3, 14:00-15:30

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

Panelists:

  • Pierre Fortin (Université du Quebec à Montréal)
  • Iglika Ivanova (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
  • Doug Murphy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
  • Shelly Phipps (Dalhousie University