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  • Mobility pricing must be fair and equitable for all April 12, 2018
    As Metro Vancouver’s population has grown, so have its traffic congestion problems. Whether it’s a long wait to cross a bridge or get on a bus, everyone can relate to the additional time and stress caused by a transportation system under strain. Mobility pricing is seen as a solution to Metro Vancouver’s transportation challenges with […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Budget 2018: The Most Disappointing Budget Ever March 14, 2018
    Premier Pallister’s Trump-esque statement that budget 2018 was going to be the “best budget ever” has fallen a bit flat. Instead of a bold plan to deal with climate change, poverty and our crumbling infrastructure, we are presented with two alarmist scenarios to justify further tax cuts and a lack of decisive action: the recent […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • 2018 Federal Budget Analysis February 14, 2018
    Watch this space for response and analysis of the federal budget from CCPA staff and our Alternative Federal Budget partners. More information will be added as it is available. Commentary and Analysis Some baby steps for dad and big steps forward for women, by Kate McInturff (CCPA) An ambition constrained budget, by David Macdonald (CCPA) Five things […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • CED in Manitoba - The Video January 29, 2018
    Community Economic Development in Manitoba - nudging capitalism out of the way?
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • With regional management BC’s iconic forest industry can benefit British Columbians rather than multinational corporations January 17, 2018
    Forests are one of the iconic symbols of British Columbia, and successive governments and companies operating here have largely focussed on the cheap, commodity lumber business that benefits industry. Former provincial forestry minister Bob Williams, who has been involved with the industry for five decades, proposes regional management of this valuable natural resource to benefit […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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PEF Summer School 2018

20 Years of Expanding Economic Thinking

McGill University
Thursday May 31, 2018

Learn in a day what you may have missed from a year of regular classes
about the cutting edge economic issues that everyone is talking about.

Our one-day Summer School will take place the day before the Canadian Economics Association annual conference at McGill University, June 1-3. The summer school aims to help nurture a new generation of economists and researchers who will explore practical and theoretical problems from an unconventional perspective.

Registration is $20, covering lunch, refreshments and one drink at the evening social. Out-of-town participants are responsible for their own travel costs; however, limited travel scholarships may be available for select participants.

To register for the English stream: click here

Pour vous enregistrer à l’école en français: veuillez voir ici

Questionspefsummerschool@gmail.com

Meet established and aspiring progressive economists. Speakers include:

Program (English stream)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome – David Pringle (President of PEF), Coffee

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. The methodological differences between the various schools of thought Hassan Bougrine, Laurentian University

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. The pirouette in fiscal policy framework and its implementation since before the financial crisis Mario Seccareccia, University of Ottawa

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Economic growth in Canada: What’s in it for workers? Mathieu Dufour, Université du Québec en Outaouais

12:00  – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. The imperative of ecological transition: some heterodox insights on catalysts, barriers and counter forces to economic change in advanced capitalism Eric Pineault, Université du Québec à Montréal

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. The ‘Quiet Evolution’: Monetary policy or there and back again Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University

3:15 – 3:3o p.m. Coffee break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Link between Household Debt, Private Sector Firms and Government Joëlle Leclaire, The State University of New York, Buffalo State

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Financialization of the Firm and the Economy Audrey Laurin-Lamothe, Université du Québec en Outaouais

5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Concluding remarks and survey

6:30 – 9 p.m.  Social (Location TBD)

Programme pour le cours en français:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Enregistrement

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Bienvenue – Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. L’économie va bien, mais qu’en est-il des travailleurs? Mathieu Dufour, Université du Québec en Outaouais

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. L’évolution tranquille: la politique monétaire depuis la crise Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Pause-café

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Le lien entre la dette des ménages, des entreprises et du gouvernement Joëlle Leclaire, The State University of New York, Buffalo State

12:00  – 1:15 p.m. Déjeuner

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Financiarisation de l’économie et de l’entreprise Audrey Laurin-Lamothe, Université du Québec en Outaouais

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. La pirouette en politique budgétaire avant la crise financière: changements dans le cadre the?orique et nouvelles pratiques Mario Seccareccia, University of Ottawa

3:15 – 3:3o p.m. Pause-café

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. L’impératif de transition écologique: perspectives hétérodoxes sur les moteurs, les barrières et les contre forces de changement économique dans le capitalisme avancé Eric Pineault, Université du Québec à Montréal

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Les différences méthodologiques entre les écoles de pensée en économie Hassan Bougrine, Laurentian University

5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Mot de la fin et questionnaire

6:30 – 9 p.m. Pub

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