CSLS Sessions at the CEA 2009 Conference

Sessions Organized by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association

University of Toronto - May 29-31, 2009

Note: The complete conference program and registration information are posted on the website of the Canadian Economics Association at www.economics.ca/2009/en/.

Presenter in bold.

Session 1: Education and Aboriginal Canadians (joint session with the Centre for Education Research and Policy)

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Jane Friesen (Centre for Education Research and Policy, Simon Fraser University)

Friday, May 29 - 8:30-10:00

Chair: Fred Caron (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Papers: Discussants:
  • Colin Busby (CD Howe Institute)

  • Bert Waslander (consultant)

Session 2: Policies to Foster the Human Capital Development of Aboriginal Canadians (joint session with the CD Howe Institute)

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

Friday, May 29 - 10:30-12:00

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

Panelists:
  • Dan Beavon (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

  • Roberta Jamieson (National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation)

  • Kathleen Keenan (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

  • John McCallum, MP

Session 3: Advances in Productivity Measurement for the Canadian Economy

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

Friday, May 29 - 16:00-17:30

Chair: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Papers: Discussants:
  • Paul Davenport (University of Western Ontario)

  • Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine)

  • Mel Fuss (University of Toronto)

Session 4: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Well-being of Canadians (joint session with the Progressive Economics Forum)

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

Saturday, May 30 - 8:30-10:00

Chair: Ian Stewart (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Panelists:
  • Don Drummond (TD Bank Financial Group) (Remarks)

  • Pierre Fortin (University of Quebec at Montreal) (Remarks)

  • John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)

  • Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers)

  • Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Session 5: Business Innovation in Canada: Perspectives on the Expert Panel Report of the Council of Canadian Academies Report (joint session with the Council of Canadian Academies)

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Peter Nicholson (Council of Canadian Academies)

Saturday, May 30 - 14:00-15:30

Chair: Pierre Fortin (UQAM and Council of Canadian Academies)

Panelists:
  • Marcel Coté (Secor) (Remarks)

  • Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University)

  • James Milway (Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity)

  • David Wolfe (University of Toronto)

Session 6: Measures of Economic Security in Uncertain Times

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

Sunday, May 31 - 10:30-12:00

Chair: Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

Papers: Discussants:
  • Jonathan Kesselman (Simon Fraser University)

  • Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

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