CSLS Sessions at the 2018 CEA Conference

CSLS Sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association (As of May 11, 2018)

McGill University, Montréal, Québec, June 1-3, 2018

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

Session 1: CSLS-CD Howe Institute Joint Session on Indigenous Issues

Friday, June 1, 10:30-12:00

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

Chair: Richard Van Loon (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Papers:
  • Nicole Johnston (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “An Infrastructure Index for Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada”
    Abstract

  • Barry Anderson (Salte Consulting), Thomas Fleming (University of Victoria) and Jen Mussio (Mussio Consulting)
    “What Can Effective Band-Operated Schools Tell Us”
    Abstract

  • Parisa Mahboubi (CD Howe Institute) and Colin Busby (CD Howe Institute)
    “Skills Development in Working Age Adults: Gaps Between Indigenous and Non-indigenous Outcomes”
    Abstract

  • Paul Thoppil (Indigenous Services Canada)
    “The Cost of Remoteness and Its Impact on First Nations Programs and Services”
    Abstract

Discussants:

  • John Richards (Simon Fraser University)
  • Reuben Ford (Social Demonstration and Research Corporation)
  • Don Drummond (Queen’s University and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)


Session 2: CSLS-IRPP Perspectives on Innovation

Friday, June 1, 2:00-3:30

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and France St-Hilaire (IRPP)

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

Papers:
  • Benoit Godin (INRS)
    “The Spirit of Innovation”
    Abstract

  • Myeongwan Kim (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and John Lester (University of Calgary)
    “Estimating R&D Spillovers in Canada: Evidence from Firm-level Micro Data”
    Abstract

  • Claudia De Fuentes (Saint Mary’s University)
    “Innovation and Productivity Outputs in Canadian Firms”
    Abstract

Discussants:

  • Aled Ab Iorwerth (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • Jianmin Tang (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
  • One additional Discussant


Session 3: CSLS-Productivity Partnership Session Explaining Canada’s Post-2000 Productivity Performance I: Setting the Stage

Saturday, June 2, 8:30-10:00

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards), Michael Veall (McMaster University), and Don Drummond (Queen’s University and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Chair: Pierre Cleroux (Business Development Bank)

Papers:
  • Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards), Wing Kwong Tsang (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Myeongwan Kim (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
    “The Stylized Facts About Slower Productivity Growth in Canada”
    Abstract

  • Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada) and Michael Willox (Statistics Canada)
    “Economic and Productivity Growth in Canada and the United States: Recent Trends and Determinants”
    Abstract
Discussants:

  • John Lester (University of Calgary)
  • Romain Duval (IMF)
  • Markus Poschke (McGill University)


Session 4: CSLS-Productivity Partnership Session Explaining Canada’s Post-2000 Productivity Performance II: The Role of Technology

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

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards), Michael Veall (McMaster University), and Don Drummond (Queen’s University and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Chair: Larry Shute (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Papers:
  • Jianmin Tang (ISED) and Weimin Wang (Statistics Canada)
    “Technological Change, Technical Efficiency and Canada’s Post-2000 Productivity Performance”
    Abstract

  • Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto) and Jon Cohen (University of Toronto)
    “Canadian Productivity, Secular Stagnation and Technological Change”
    Abstract
  • Jeff Mollins (Bank of Canada) and Pierre St-Amant (Bank of Canada)
    “ICT Contribution to Productivity Growth in Canada”
    Abstract
Discussants:

  • Gilbert Cette (Banque de France)
  • Giuseppe Nicoletti (OECD)


Session 5: CSLS-Banque de France The Impact of Digital Technology, Credit Constraints, and Financial Frictions on Productivity

Saturday, June 2, 2:00-3:30

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

Chair: Don Drummond (Queen's University and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Papers:
  • Dan Andrews (OECD), Giuseppe Nicoletti (OECD), and Christina Timiliotis (OECD)
    “Going Digital: What Determines Technology Diffusion Among Firms?”
    Abstract

  • Philippe Aghion (College de France and LSE), Antonin Bergeaud (Banque de France and Paris School of Economics) Gilbert Cette (Banque de France and AMSE), Remy Lecat (Banque de France and AMSE) and Helene Maghin (Banque de France)
    “Credit Constraints and Productivity”
    Abstract
Discussants:

  • Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  • W Erwin Diewert (The University of British Columbia)
  • Alexander Murray (Finance Canada)


Session 6: CSLS-Productivity Partnership Panel Explaining Canada’s Post-2000 Productivity Performance III: Can the Productivity Slowdown be Reversed and If So, How?

Saturday, June 2, 4:00-5:30

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards), Michael Veall (McMaster University) Don Drummond (Queen’s University and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Chair: Mike Veall (McMaster University)

Panelists:

  • Catherine Beaudry (Université of Montreal)
  • Don Drummond (Queen’s University and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
  • Dan Trefler (University of Toronto)


Session 7: CSLS-PEF-Productivity Partnership “Boosting Employment and Productivity by Addressing the Labour Market Challenges of Individuals with Disabilities”

Sunday, June 3, 8:30-10:00

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards), Michael Veall (McMaster University) and David Pringle (Carleton University)

Chair: Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Association for Business Economics)

Papers:
  • Mary Bartram (Carleton University)
    “Productivity Outcomes from the UK's Improving Access to Psychotherapy Initiative: Adaptations in the Canadian Context”
    Abstract
  • Richard Remillard (Remillard Consulting)
    “Productivity and Mental Health: A Perfect Storm?”
    Abstract

Discussants:

  • Iglika Ivanova (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)