CSLS Sessions at the CEA 2010 Conference

CSLS Sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association

Quebec City, Quebec - May 28-30, 2010

Note: The complete conference program and registration information are posted on the website of the Canadian Economics Association at www.economics.ca/2010/en/.

(as of May 25, 2010)

Session 1 (CEA Session 37): Improving the Human Capital of Canada’s Aboriginal People

Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS) and John Richards (C.D. Howe Institute and Simon Fraser University)

Friday, May 28, 9:00-10:30 AM

Session sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS), the C.D. Howe Institute, Centre for Education Research and Policy (CERP), Simon Fraser University and the Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit (SIRDU), University of Regina

Chair: Jean-François Tremblay (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)


  • Ken Horsman (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • Richard Mueller (Statistics Canada and University of Lethbridge)
  • John Richards (Simon Fraser University)

Session 2 (CEA Session 110): New Productivity Estimates for Canada

Session organized by the CSLS
Organizer: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Friday, May 28, 16:30-18:00

Chair: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Papers: Discussants:
  • Jeannine Bailliu (Bank of Canada)
  • Doug May (Memorial University)
  • Weimin Wang (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

Session 3 (CEA Session 114): Explaining Happiness in Canada and the United States

Session organized by the CSLS and the Progressive Economics Forum
Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS) and Chris Barrington-Leigh (UBC)

Saturday, May 29, 9:00-10:30

Chair: Pierre Fortin (UQAM and CSLS)


  • John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)
  • Rod Hill (University of New Brunswick at Saint John)

Session 4 (CEA Session 196): Panel on Policies to Improve Canada’s Productivity Performance

Session organized by the CSLS
Organizer: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Saturday, May 29, 14:30-16:00 PM

Chair: Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia)

  • Andrew Sharpe (CSLS) Remarks
  • Marcello Estevao (IMF)
  • Robert Gagné (HEC)
  • Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta)

Session 5 (CEA Session 222): New Measures of Well-being for Canada

Session Organized by the CSLS
Organizers: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Sunday, May 30, 9:00-10:30 AM

Chair: Stephen Tapp (Parliamentary Budget Office)

  • Doug May (Memorial University)
  • Michael Veall (McMaster University)

Session 6 (CEA Session 270): Panel: Striking the Balance between Market Forces and State Intervention in Canadian Economic Policy

Session organized by the CSLS
Session Organizer: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

Sunday, May 30, 11:00-12:30PM

Chair: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)

  • Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval)
  • David Green (University of British Columbia)
  • John Richards (Simon Fraser University)
  • Mel Watkins (University of Toronto)

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