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Conference Programme & Highlights



The detailed preliminary programme with accepted papers will be available at the beginning of April. In the meantime, please see Information for participants for further details.

CEA2021 Highlights:


CEA Presidential Address: M. Scott Taylor (University of Calgary) The Orca Conjecture

CWEC Lecture: Emi Nakamura (UC Berkeley) Is the Phillips Curve Getting Flatter?

Innis Lecture: Lance Lochner (Western University) Student Loan Repayment in Canada

Purvis Lecture: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth) International Trade, Firms, and Jobs: Perspectives from Emerging Economies


State of the Art Lectures:

Susan Athey (Stanford GSB) Designing and Analyzing Experiments with Machine Learning

Chris Blattman (Chicago Harris) Why We Fight: The Roots of War and The Paths to Peace

Nick Bloom (Stanford University) Why Working from Home will Stick (with Jose Barrero and Steve Davis)

Olivier Deschenes (UC Santa Barbara) The Health Impacts of Climate Change: Benefits and Costs of Adaptation

Silvia Goncalves (McGill University) Impulse Response Analysis for Structural Dynamic Models with Nonlinear Regressors (with Ana Herrera, Lutz Kilian and Elena Pesavento)

Adriana Lleras-Muney (UCLA) Public Policy and Population Health

Fiona M. Scott Morton (Yale University) Digital Platform Policy: Are antitrust and regulation complements?

Special Lectures: 


Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture:  Diego Restuccia (University of Toronto) From Micro to Macro: Land Institutions, Agricultural Productivity, and Structural Transformation

Canadian Public Policy Lecture: Kevin Milligan (UBC) How Progressive is the Canadian Personal Income Tax?

Environment and Climate Change Canada Special Lecture: Maureen Cropper (University of Maryland) On Valuing Climate Damages and the Social Cost of Carbon


Special Events:

Panel on Diversity and Inclusion, Panelists:  Elizabeth Dhuey (UofT),  Césaire Meh (Bank of Canada),  Diego Restuccia (UofT), Erin Strumpf (McGill), Chair: Thomas Lemieux (UBC)