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PEF at the Canadian Economics Association 2009 meetings

The PEF will once again be hosting panels at this year’s Canadian Economics Association meetings, May 29-31 in Toronto. We are sponsoring a record nine panels, plus our AGM and a Keynote by Paul Davidson. On behalf of the PEF, I would like to thank the Canadian Economics Association for a small grant that facilitates our participation. I think the PEF panels consistently make the CEA meetings a better conference, and the turnout we have received in recent years would seem to confirm that.

Thanks so much to Nick Falvo, our fearless panel coordinator this year, for pulling all of this together. All PEF paper and panel sessions will take place in the same room BA 1240, except the CSLS/PEF joint session which will be in BA 1180. Here is the line-up:

PEF I: Income Assistance
Friday, 8:30-10:00
Organizer: Nick Falvo (Carleton University)
Chair: David Wink (Carleton University)
-Measuring Institutions Impacting Unemployment: An Assessment of the
Evidence, Miriam Rehm (New School for Social Research) and David Howell
(Milano The New School)
-Post-welfare wages and hours of work: evidence from the SLID (Survey
of Labour and Income Dynamics), Andrew Mitchell, Ernie Lightman, and
Dean Herd (SANE)
-The National Child Benefit, Nick Falvo (Carleton University)
-Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Canada, John Stapleton
Discussant: David Hay (Policy Research Initiative)

PEF II: Poverty and the Welfare State
Friday, 10:30-12:00
Organizer: Nick Falvo (Carleton University)
-The Constrained Welfare State, George Fallis (York University)
-The Shift in Canadian Immigration Policy and Unheeded Lessons of the
Live-in Caregiver Program, Salimah Valiani (Carleton University)
-Pro-Poor Indirect Tax Reforms, Paul Makdissi (University of Ottawa)
-Poverty Measurement and the Deprivation Index, Michael Mendelson
(Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

Friday, May 29, 12:00-14:00
-PEF AGM and Lunch (Catered for PEF members)

Friday, May 29, 14:00-15:30
-PEF Keynote Speaker: Paul Davidson
-“Efficient Market theory vs. Keynes’s Liquidity Theory: Alternative
Explanations of the Operations of a Capitalist System”

PEF III: Macroeconomic Policy Goals – Growth in GDP, Sustainability &
Friday, 16:00-17:30
Organizer: Tom Green (UBC)
Chair: Marc Lee (CCPA-BC)
-Peter Victor, York University
-Chris Barrington-Leigh, University of British Columbia
-John Gowdy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PEF IV: Panel on the Impact of the Crisis (Co-Sponsored with the Centre
for the Study of Living Standards)
Saturday, 8:30-10:00

Organizer: Andrew Sharpe (CSLS)
Chair: Andrew Stewart (CSLS)
-Armine Yalnizyan
-Don Drummond
-Pierre Fortin
-John Helliwell
-Jim Stanford

PEF V: Panel on Economics and Blogging

Saturday, 10:30-12:00

Organizer: Marc Lee (CCPA-BC)
Chair: Marc Lee (CCPA-BC)
-Marc Lee
-Erin Weir
-Stephen Gordon

PEF VI: Themes in Post-Keynesian Economics
Saturday, 14:00-15:30
Organizer: Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University)
Chair: Louis-Philipe Rochon (Laurentian University)
-Interest and Profit, John Smithin (York University)
-The Implications of Contemporary Monetary Policy Implementation for
the Role of Money in Macroeconomics, Peter Docherty (Universityi of
Technology, Sydney) and Dena Sadeghian (University of Technology,
-Monetary and Fiscal Rules in a Stock Flow consistent model with Demand
Shock, Edwin Le Heron (Universite de Bordeaux)

PEF VII: Financialisation
Saturday, 16:00-17:30
Organizer: Armine Yalnizyan (CCPA)
Chair: Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)
-Brenda Spotton Visano (York University)
-Armine Yalnizyan (CCPA)
-Marc Lavoie

PEF VIII: Born Again Keynes
Sunday, 8:30-10:00
Organizer: Mel Watkins (University of Toronto)
Chair: Mel Watkins (University of Toronto)
-Why Looting the Treasury is not Keynesian Economics, Duncan Cameron
-How Keynesianism Came to Canada, Hugh Grant (University of Winnipeg)
-Keynes and ‘National Self-Sufficiency’: Is There too much Trade?, Mel
Watkins (University of Toronto)
Discussant: Armine Yalnizyan (CCPA)

PEF IX: Economic Methodology
Preferred Time Slot: Sunday, 10:30-12:00
Organizer: Jesse Hajer (New School for Social Research)
Chair: Miriam Rehm (New School for Social Research)
-Tracing Back the Origin’s of Amartya Sen’s Thought: A Case of
Methodological Schizophrenia, Johann Jaekel (New School for Social
-The Theory of Second Best and the Problem of Induction: New Ways
Forward in Empirical Research, John Winkel (New School for Social
-A Mathematical-Metaphorical Analysis of Becker’s New Theory of
Consumer Choice, Jesse Hajer (New School for Social Research)

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