PEF at the CEA 2008

In Vancouver, June 6-8, the Progressive Economics Forum will be holding five panels at the annual meetings of the Canadian Economics Association. In addition we will be awarding the new John Kenneth Galbraith Prize in Economics for the first time (more to come on this). We would like to thank the CEA, who last year provided us a grant to help with our costs of putting on panels (and hopefully that will be the case again this year!).

In no particular order, the panels are:

1) FOREIGN OWNERSHIP/HOLLOWING OUT/THE RESOURCE CURSE

Organizer/Chair: Mel Watkins

Participants:

Mel Watkins, University of Toronto

Duncan Cameron, Simon Fraser University

Diana Gibson, Parkland Institute

Jim Stanford, Canadian Auto Workers

2) CARBON PRICING

Organizer/Chair: Marc Lee

Participants:

Marc Lee, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Distributional Aspects of Carbon Pricing

Dave Sawyer, EnviroEconomics and National Roundtable on Environment and Economy, Carbon Centred Tax Shifting in Canada

Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University, Trends in the CO2 Content of Consumption and the Role of Income Inequality

3) HETERODOX APPROACHES TO SOCIAL POLICY

Organizer/Chair: Nick Falvo

Participants:

Nick Falvo, StreetHealth

Andrew Jackson, Canadian Labour Congress

Salimah Valiani, Canadian Labour Congress

4) TEACHING VARIETIES OF ECONOMICS

Organizer/chair: Rod Hill, University of New Brunswick and Abdella Abdou, Brandon University

Participants:

Fletcher Baragar, University of Manitoba

Joan McFarland, St Thomas University

Ian Hudson, University of Manitoba

Brenda Spotton-Visano, York University

5) PUBLIC POLICY AND ECONOMIC SECURITY OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Organizer/Chair: Seth Klein

Participants:

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Simon Fraser University, Employment Standards and Barriers to Labour Market Participation

Seth Klein, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC, Welfare, Social Policy Reform and Economic Security

Zena Sharman, University of British Columbia, and Iglika Ivanova, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC, Community Health Care Restructuring

2 comments

  • I’m a student in the Lower Mainland, and I’d love to attend some or all of these panels. However, I certainly can’t afford the CEA conference registration rates.

    Is it still possible to attend?

  • I would love to go too, but likely won’t be able to make it to Vancouver. Please consider making transcripts or reports available. Thanks a bunch and cheers for this wonderful website.

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