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PEF at the Canadian Economics Association meetings

The Progressive Economics Forum holds its annual meetings at the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) conference, which we thank for its financial support. This year we are at University of Ottawa, Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5, 2016.

PEF Events at the CEA 2016

Friday 3 June, 08:30-10:00

Panel: Emerging Issues in Alternative Consumer Finance

Organizer: Brenda Spotton Visano, York University

Financialization and Poverty, Jerry Buckland, Menno Simons College

FinTech and Canada’s Credit Unions, Marc-Andre Pigeon, Credit Union Central of Canada

Measuring Financial Capability, Jennifer Robson, Carleton University

Tensions between Consumer Financial Protection and Consumer Financial Responsibility, Brenda Spotton Visano, York University


Friday 3 June, 10:30-12:00

Session: Evolution of the Economics Profession and Its Blind Spots

Organizer: Kevin Young, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Economics in the Twenty-First Century: Examining the John Bates Clarke Award Winners, Ian Hudson, University of Manitoba and Robert Chernomas, University of Manitoba

What are the mechanisms of Neoliberal Ascendance? Evidence from Citation Networks, Kevin Young, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Top Heavy: How Concentrated Market Structures Slow Growth and Exacerbate Inequality, Jordan Brennan, Unifor, Jordan Brennan


Friday 3 June, 12:00-14:00

PEF Annual General Meeting / Assemble generale annuelle du PEF


Friday 3 June, 14:00-15:30

Panel: Some Issues in the Post-Keynesian Theory of Money

Organizers: Louis-Philippe Rochon (Laurentian University) and Mario Seccareccia (University of Ottawa)

Monetary Sovereignty : A post-Keynesian Perspective, Jean-Francois Ponsot  (Universite Grenoble-Alpes, France)

The missing link: Sociological contributions to the Post-Keynesian Theory of Money, Virginie Monvoisin, Grenoble Business School and Guilaume Vallet, Universite Grenoble-Alpes, France

What the everyday life of the dollar standard looks like and how it provides an exorbitant privilege? Envisioning money as a payment system, Adrien Faudot (Universite Grenoble-Alpes, France)



Friday 3 June, 16:00-17:30

Panel: Full Employment in the 21st Century: Relevant Policy? Attainable Goal? A Mike McCracken Memorial Panel

Co-sponsored with CABE, CSLS

Organizer: Armine Yalnizyan (Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives)

Mario Seccareccia (U of Ottawa)

Don Drummond (Queens University)

Glen Hodgson (Conference Board of Canada)


Friday 3 June, 20:00-23:00

PEF Wine and Cheese Social


Saturday 4 June, 10:30-12:00

Session: Is the Canadian Labour Market Generating Enough High-Quality Jobs?

Co-sponsored with CSLS

Organizer: Andrew Sharpe, Center for the Study of Living Standards

Decent Jobs in the Neo-Liberal Era, David Howell, New School for Social Research

A Detailed Analysis of the Characteristics of and Trends in Low-Pay Work in Canada, Jasmin Thomas, Center for the Study of Living Standards

Labour Market Insecurity in Canada: A Look at Provincial Level Trends, Kaylie Tiessen, Unifor

Iglika Ivanova, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives


Saturday 4 June, 14:00-15:30

Panel: Economic discourse in the classroom and the media

Organizer: Universite du Quebec en Outaouais

A Critical Pedagogy of Insurance Finance, Vicki Zhang, Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream), University of Toronto

Visible Hand Project: Building A Pluralistic Network, Clara Dallaire-Fortier, Undergraduate student, McGill University

The Legacy of Oncle Bernard: The Main Contributions of Bernard Maris to Heterodox Economics, Sylvain Zini, Centre on Integration and Globalisation, UQAM

The importance of Framing in the Analysis of Economic Issues, Mathieu Dufour, Professeur, Universite du Quebec en Outaouais


Saturday 4 June, 16:00-17:30

John Kenneth Galbraith Prize Lecture

Structural Amnesia: The Appalling Masculinity of Economic Analysis, Marjorie Cohen, Simon Fraser University


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