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The Progressive Economics Forum is pleased to announce Marjorie Griffith Cohen as the winner of the 2016 Galbraith Prize in Economics. Our selection committee included past winner Lars Osberg, Joan McFarland (St. Thomas University), Angella MacEwen (CLC), Fletcher Baragar (Manitoba) and David Pringle (PEF), and was chaired by Marc Lee (CCPA-BC). Marjorie has accepted the […]
If you are in Ottawa or close by, and are interested in the ideas and debates that are shaping today’s economy, then we have a summer school for you. PEF Summer School 2016: Expanding Economic Thinking Venue: Room 1007, Faculty of Social Science Building (FSS), 120 University, University of Ottawa, Parking Map Date: Thursday June […]
The 2016 Student Essay Contest deadline has been extended to Monday, May 9. Please use this submission form. You can download a poster (English, French) here please help us out and circulate the word to students. ====================== 2016 PEF ESSAY CONTEST RULES Deadline: 9 May, 2016 All entrants receive a complimentary 1-year membership in the […]
Please use this submission form. You can download a poster (English, French) here — please help us out and post one in your department. 2016 PEF ESSAY CONTEST RULES Deadline: 2 May, 2016 All entrants receive a complimentary 1-year membership in the Progressive Economics Forum. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS âž¢ Open to all Canadian students, studying in […]
The 2015 competition is now open for submissions. Deadline 04 May 2015. Please help us get the word out! Download a poster here. 2015 PEF ESSAY CONTEST RULES ELIGIBILE ENTRANTS âž¢ Open to all Canadian students, studying in Canada and abroad, as well as international students presently studying in Canada. All entrants receive a complimentary […]
For the 15th consecutive year, the Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) will be sponsoring events at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (which takes place this month in Vancouver).Â PEF events will take place this Friday and Saturday; details pertaining to all PEF events can be found at this link. Once again this year, […]
The Progressive Economics Forum is pleased to announce Lars Osberg as the Winner of the 2014 Galbraith Prize in Economics. Our selection committee included past winners Mel Watkins, John Loxley and Mike McCracken, plus Lana Payne and Linda McQuaig. Lars has accepted the Prize and will deliver the Galbraith Lecture at the Canadian Economics Association […]
UPDATE (Feb. 12): Carol Goar reports this statement on page A17 of todayâ€™s Toronto Star. To add your signatureÂ to it, please e-mail your name, title and institution to Mario Seccareccia at firstname.lastname@example.org Statement by 70 Canadian Economists Against Austerity We, the undersigned, strongly urge the federal government to stop implementing fiscal austerity measures just to […]
The details of the Progressive Economics Forumâ€™s 2014 Student Essay Contest are now online. The submission deadline is May 5. Please put up this poster to promote the contest.
The PEF’s biannual John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Economics will be awarded this summer for the fourth time. This is a call for nominations from PEF members in good standing. If you would like to nominate someone please email me atÂ email@example.comÂ with a couple paragraphs to support your nomination (300 words max).Â Nominations will closeÂ February 2. The […]
The Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) normally hosts sessions at the Canadian Economics Associationâ€™s annual conference. But the House of Commons finance committee threw most of the PEF members testifying in its pre-budget consultationsÂ onto the same panel on November 21 and then moved it to a room without TV. MP Randy Hoback participated in the first […]
As Erin alludes to in an earlier post, the PEF organized events at this year’s Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) in Montreal (May 30 – June 2). All told, the PEF organized (or co-organized) eight panels/sessions, in addition to holding its annual general meeting, announcing the winners of our annual student essay […]
The PEF marked our 15th anniversary at last weekendâ€™s Canadian Economics Association conference in Montreal. Guillaume HÃ©bert from the Institut de Recherche et d’Informations Socio-Ã©conomiques (IRIS) delivered the following keynote address in French. Thanks very much to Mathieu Dufour for translating it into English. **** Thank you very much for inviting me to give this […]
2013 may be your lucky year! TheÂ details ofÂ this yearâ€™s PEF student essay contestÂ are now online. Please note the May 3 deadline and put up this poster to promote the contest.
For the 15th consecutive year, the Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) is sponsoring its own events at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA).Â This year’s Annual Conference of the CEA is taking place at HEC MontrÃ©al. PEF events will take place in the May 31 – June 2 period.Â All information pertaining to […]
The Progressive Economics Forum will be occupying the Calgary School (also Jimâ€™s and my alma mater) on June 8 and 9 at the annual Canadian Economics Association conference. Our schedule of sessions is now available.
The Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) is proud to announce that Mike McCracken, Chair and CEO of Informetrica Ltd. in Ottawa, has won the 3rd biennial Galbraith Prize for a lifetime contribution to economics and social justice in Canada. Congratulations, Mike! Mike co-founded Informetrica in 1972, after working at the Economic Council of Canada, where he […]
The information for this yearâ€™s student essay contest is now available. Please note the submission deadline of May 7. UPDATE (March 15): Please put up this poster to promote the contest.
In June 2012, the PEF will be awarding the third John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Economics. Nominations are now open to all PEF members in good standing (if you are a lapsed member or want to join for the first time, click here), and the window for nominations will stay open until January 31, 2012. […]
Todayâ€™s Globe and Mail (page B15) mentions the PEF in a story on the corporate sectorâ€™s record-breaking accumulation of cash, a subject about which we have often blogged. Corporate Canada has tripled its cash stash in each of the last two decades. The following Statistics Canada figures are â€œCanadian currency and depositsâ€ plus â€œForeign currency […]
The ubiquitous Ish Theilheimer of the left-wing on-line news site Straight Goods has written a very generous profile of the Progressive Economics Forum. He hung out at last weekend’s CEA meetings at the University of Ottawa for a while, and caught a few PEF members (including myself, David Robinson, and Brendan Haley) on the way […]
At this year’s Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, Armine Yalnizyan gave a presentation entitled “Surviving the Recovery:Â The Distribution of CanadianÂ Household Debt.” The panel was co-sponsored by the Canadian Association for Business Economics and the Progressive Economics Forum. As Armine made clear in her presentation, household debt in Canada has steadily risenÂ over the […]
The parenthetical reference to Canada in my last post prompted several good comments. This post attempts to summarize and address them. Dr. Stockhammer has co-authored a paper with estimates for Canada, but he would be the first to note that they are mechanical and not necessarily relevant to policy. He finds that Canadaâ€™s domestic economy […]
PEF members Louis-Philippe Rochon and Mario Seccareccia have organized a conference on â€œContemporary Capitalism: Its Financial Circuits, Its Transformation and Future Prospectsâ€ on May 31 and June 1 in Ottawa, right before the PEF summer school and Canadian Economics Association conference. Click here for the program. For more information, please contact lprochon2003 [a] yahoo.com
A thousand economists, including a fair number of PEF members, have signed the following letter in support of a financial transactions tax. The Guardian has published a story about the letter and posted the list of economists. UPDATE (April 15): This PDF version of the economistsâ€™ list is slightly updated and much easier to navigate. […]
Jack Layton unveiled the NDP’s policy platform today.Â Among other things, it promises to eliminate the deficit (i.e. balance the federal budget) within four years.Â I’m not sure it should. Several years back, I had the opportunity to take a directed reading course from John Smithin.Â In addition to being a long-time member of the […]
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April 10th, 2011
The Progressive Economics Forum has the following line-up of sessions for this yearâ€™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 […]
The Progressive Economics Forum is organizing a summer school on economic theory and policy in our nationâ€™s capital on June 2. For more information, please see the following poster or contact David Pringle: dpringle [at] ncf.caÂ Please download the poster and put it up at your local university campus. Â
We already have several posts about todayâ€™s front-page Globe and Mail story, but that wonâ€™t stop me from piling on. Andrew and Marc have noted that todayâ€™s story makes points familiar to this blogâ€™s readers. Indeed, posts questioning the alleged relationship between corporate tax cuts and business investment are almost too numerous to list. Jim, […]
I just want to draw attention to the rules and April 30th deadline for this yearâ€™s PEF Student Essay Contest. Please put up this poster at your local university campus.