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PEF Conference 2011

The Progressive Economics Forum has the following line-up of sessions for this year’s Canadian Economics Association conference on June 3-5 at the University of Ottawa.

Thanks very much to Nick Falvo for coordinating our conference activities and putting this schedule together.

We are also hosting a summer school the day before and announcing our essay contest winners at the conference.

Friday, June 3, 8:30AM – 10:00AM
PEF 1: Debt Wall? Trends in Canadian Household Debt ? – co-sponsored with the Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE)
Organizer: Armine Yalnizyan (CCPA)
Chair: Russell Barnett (PBO)
Derek Burleton (TD Financial Group), “Assessing Financial Vulnerability Across Canadian Regions”
Yanick Desnoyers (National Bank), “Will record households indebtedness derail the business cycle?”
Umar Faruqui (Bank of Canada), “Micro and macro data on household debt in Canada – two sides of the story”
Armine Yalnizyan (CCPA), “The Distribution of Household Debt”

Friday, June 3, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
PEF 2: Financial Literacy: Where are We and Where Should We be Going
Organizer: Marc-André Pigeon (Credit Union Central of Canada)
Chair: Jim Stanford (CAW)
Kimberley Ney (Alterna Savings)
Frances Woolley (Carleton U.)
Jen Robson (Carleton U.)
Ted Gordon (Financial Literacy Task Force)

Friday, June 3, 2:00PM – 3:30PM
PEF 3: Philosophy of Money and Finance
Organizer: John Smithin (York University)
Chair: Nick Falvo (Carleton U.)
John Smithin (York U.), “Requirements of a Philosophy of Money and Finance”
Pavlina Trchevna (Franklin and Marshall College), “Ontological Commitments of Chartalist, Metallist, Austrian and Sociological Theories of Money”
D’Ansi Mendoza (York U.), “Searle on Money”
Jong-Chul Kim (York U.), “Ontology of Early-Modern Money”

Friday, June 3, 4:00PM – 5:30PM
PEF 4: The European Debt and Currency Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Implications for North America
Organizer: Jim Stanford
Chair: Jim Stanford
Ingo Schmidt (Labour Studies Program, Athabasca University)
-“The Euro-Crisis: Common Currency, Divided Nations, Indebted States”
Peter G. Hall (Chief Economist, Export Development Canada)
-“Euro Crisis: Is the Global Economy at Risk?”
Mario Seccareccia (Dept. of Economics, University of Ottawa)
-“The Euro Zone Crisis: The Cause Is the Currency Regime and Not Fiscal Profligacy.”

Friday, June 3, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Saturday, June 4, 8:30AM – 10:00AM
PEF 5: Dissecting the Fiscal Issues Facing Canada
Organizer: Brian K. MacLean (Laurentian U.)
Chair: Ashley Kearns (Carleton U.)
Neil Brooks (Osgoode Hall Law School)
Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)
Keith Newman (CEP)

Saturday, June 4, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
PEF 6: Canadian Provincial Budgeting Priorities and Risks
Organizer: Brian K. MacLean (Laurentian U.)
Chair: Jim Stanford (CAW)
Fletcher Baragar, Robert Chernomas and John Loxley (U. of Manitoba)
Mike McCracken (Informetrica)
Tony Myatt (UNB), Rod Hill (UNB) and David Murrell (UNB)
Iglika Ivanova (CCPA-BC)

Saturday, June 4, 2:00PM – 3:30PM
PEF 7: Annual General Meeting

Saturday, June 4, 4:00PM – 5:30PM
PEF 8: Guest Lecture by Thomas Ferguson, University of Massachusetts, and Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

Saturday, June 4, 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Official PEF Social (free drink for those who attend the Annual General Meeting)

Sunday, June 5, 11:00AM – 12:30PM
PEF 9: Measuring the Credit Union Difference: The Economic Consequences of Credit Unions
Organizer: Marc-André Pigeon (Credit Union Central of Canada)
Chair: Ashley Kearns (Carleton U.)
Dr. Lou Hammond Ketilson (U. of Saskatchewan)
Dr. Kalmi Panu (Alto University School of Economics, Finland)
Dr. David Smith (Pepperdine University, USA)
Marc-André Pigeon (Credit Union Central of Canada)

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