PEF at the Canadian Economics Association meetings 2023

The Progressive Economics Forum holds its annual meetings at the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) conference, which we thank for its financial support. In this year’s CEA, we are also celebrating PEF’s 25th anniversary.

This year’s CEA conference will be held in person on June 2-3, 2023 in Winnipeg. A day of online only sessions will be held in advance of the conference on Tuesday May 30, 2023. The CEA Embrace Day with workshops will be held on Thursday June 1. As usual, PEF is hosting a number of thought-provoking sessions over the three days of the conference (see below). Many thanks to PEF’s CEA conference coordinator, Anupam Das, for putting together a stellar program.

Tuesday May 30, 2023 (ONLINE ONLY)
PEF 25th Anniversary Celebration: How has Economics Changed in the last 25 Years?
10:30am – 12:00pm
Chaired By: Jim Stanford (Centre for Future Work)
Marc Lavoie (U Ottawa)
Juliet Schor (Boston U)
Lars Osberg (Dalhousie U)
Jayati Ghosh (U Mass Amherst)

PEF-CDHI Panel: Modern Monetary Theory in This Period of Post-pandemic Inflation: Time to Praise or Time to Bury
12:15pm – 1:45pm
Chaired By: David Pringle (Independent)
Brian Romanchuk (Independent)
Eric Tymoigne (Lewis and Clark College)
Mark Zelmer (Independent)
Christopher Regan (McGill U)

PEF Panel: Is a Pro-Labour Competition Policy Possible?
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Chaired By: Robin Shaban (Carleton University, Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project)
Kaylie Tiessen (Unifor)
Matthew Chiasson (Competition Bureau Canada)
Robin Shaban (Carleton University, Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project)

PEF: Teaching Heterodox Economics
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Chaired By: Jesse Hajer
Sonya Scott (York U), “How to Teach Against the World? Strategies for introducing heterodox economics into the undergraduate classroom”
Vicki Zhang (U Toronto), “Towards a New Pedagogy for Finance: Myths and Alternatives”
Salewa Olawoye (York U), “Mainstream Economics: The dangerous (intentional?) omission of exclusion and inequality”
Salewa Olawoye (York U)
Sonya Scott (York U)
Vicki Zhang (U Toronto)

Friday June 2, 2023
PEF Panel: Development Pluralisms: Then & Now
8:30am – 10:00am
Chaired By: Anupam Das (Mount Royal U)
John Serieux (U Manitoba)
Jonathan Jenner (U Manitoba)
Albert Berry (U Toronto)

PEF 25th Anniversary Celebration Event: 1919 Strike Tour! (see details below regarding sign up)
Winnipeg Downtown 1919 Strike Tour (PEF 25th Anniversary Event)
10:30am – 12:00pm, Friday, 2 June 2023
Space is limited and will be based on a first come first serve basis. Please email to confirm attendance to Anupam Das,

PEF: Galbraith Prize in Economics
Walking With Giants: What Galbraith Can Teach Us About This Moment in Economic Thought
Presenter: Armine Yalnizyan
2:00pm – 3:30pm

PEF Panel: Economic Thought
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Chaired By: Fletcher Baragar (U Manitoba)
Bill Gerrard (U Leeds)
Robert Chernomas (U Manitoba)
Anna Klimina (U Saskatchewan)

Saturday June 3, 2023
CSLS-PEF Panel Session: Inflationary Shocks, Real Wages, and Income Distribution in Canada since 2019: Are We Witnessing a Wage-Price Spiral?
8:30am – 10:00am
Chaired By: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Mario Seccareccia (U Ottawa)
Danny Leung (Statistics Canada)
Tim Sargent (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Angella MacEwan (CUPE)

PEF Panel: John Loxley and Progressive Economics
10:30am – 12:00pm
Chaired By: Robert Chernomas (U Manitoba)
Jim Stanford (Centre for Future Work)
Raina Loxley (Pollock’s Hardware Co-op)
Shauna Mackinnon (U Winnipeg) and Lynne Fernandez (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

PEF Annual General Meeting
2:00pm – 3:30pm, Saturday

The full CEA programme information, including presenter bios and brief descriptions of each PEF session can be found here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *