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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. Thanks also to Nick Falvo for organizing the following lineup of sessions from May 30 through June 1, 2014, at SFU Vancouver.

Friday, May 30

08:30-10:00
PEF-CSLS Panel: What is Happening to Well-being in Canada?

Organizer

Sharpe, Andrew (Centre for The Study of Living Standards)

Chair

Sharpe, Andrew (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Panelists
Green, David (University of British Columbia)
Helliwell, John (University of British Columbia)
Osberg, Lars (Dalhousie University)
Yalnizyan, Armine (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

10:30-12:00
PEF 2: Liquified Natural Gas: Economic Reality Check1

Organizer

Lee, Marc (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC)

Chair

Hudson, Ian (University of Manitoba)

Panelists

Lee, Marc (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC)
Horne, Matt (Pembina Institute)
Moorhouse, Jeremy (Clean Energy Canada)
Harrison, Kathryn (University of British Columbia)

12:00-14:00 PEF Annual General Meeting

• Open to all conference attendees
• Free lunch for every paid-up member!

14:00-15:30

CEBERG – PEF Panel: Impact of Behavioral and Experimental Economics on the Discipline

Organizer

Pringle, David (Carleton University)

Chair

Pringle, David (Carleton University)

Panelists

Moir, Rob (University of New Brunswick – Saint John)
Lavoie, Marc (University of Ottawa)
Mestelman, Stuart (McMaster University)
Knetsh, Jack (Simon Fraser University)

16:00-17:30

PEF 4: Social Assistance in Canada

Organizer

Falvo, Nick (Carleton University) falvo.nicholas@gmail.com

Chair

Pringle, David (Carleton University) dpringle@ncf.ca

Papers
Kneebone, Ron (University of Calgary)
White,Katherine (Government of Alberta)
Falvo, Nick (Carleton University)
Boychuk, Gerard (University of Waterloo)
Stapleton, John (Open Policy Ontario)

20:00-23:00 PEF Wine and Cheese Social

Location To be determined

Saturday, May 31

10:30-12:00

PEF 5: The Historical Impacts of Unionization in North America2

Organizer

Brennan, Jordan (Unifor) jordan.brennan@unifor.org

Chair

Falvo, Nick (Carleton University) falvo.nicholas@gmail.com

Papers

Gillezeau, Rob (Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition)
Sran, Garry (York University)
Brennan, Jordan (Unifor)

14:00-15:30

PEF 6: Panel on Understanding Canada’s Housing Market: How Should Policy-Makers Respond to Rising Prices/Falling Affordability?

Organizer

Ivanova, Iglika (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC)

Chair

Ivanova, Iglika (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC)

Panelists

Macdonald, David (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
Miller, Eric (Green Analytics)
Ley, David (University of British Columbia)

16:00-17:30

J.K. Galbraith Lecture

Speaker

Osberg, Lars (Dalhousie University)

• Open to all conference attendees

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