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Programme & Highlights

Photo credit : Toronto Metropolitan University

58th Annual Meetings of the CEA 

Online Sessions Day: Friday May 24, 2024
In-person Session Days: Thursday May 30 (Embrace Day Sessions), Friday May 31 - Saturday June 1, 2024 (Main session days).

Note: your in-person registration also gives you access to the online day; we hope you attend. 

Programme Highlights

(The detailed preliminary programme will be available in early April, 2024. Session dates/times listed below may be subject to change. However, we will do our best to keep the times/dates listed)

State of the Art Lectures


Nathaniel Baum-Snow (Rotman School of Management)



Sendhil Mullainathan (Chicago Booth)  



Mariacristina De Nardi (University of Minnesota) 



Erin Strumpf (McGill University)

CEA Presidential Address



Saturday June 1, 2024

Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto)

CWEC Lecture


Saturday, June 1, 2024

Nina Banks (Bucknell University)

***CWEC Luncheon has been moved to Saturday for CEA 2024

Embrace Lecture



Thursday May 30, 2024

Gary Hoover (Tulane University)

Innis Lecture

Friday May 31, 2024

Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)

Purvis Lecture


Friday May 31, 2024

Sylvain Leduc (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

***Purvis Luncheon has been moved to Friday for CEA 2024


Friday Evening Following the Innis Lecture & Saturday Evening Following the Presidential Address at Toronto Metropolitan University's Mattamy Athletic Centre (the historic former Maple Leaf Gardens).

Your conference badge will be required to enter the reception. 

Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de politque:  Lecture and 50th Anniversary Special Issue Event / Conférence et événement pour le numéro spécial du 50e anniversaire


Donn Feir (University of Victoria)

Policies for Other People: Reflections from an Economist on Research and Federal Government Indigenous Policy in Canada Post-1975


CIRANO-JDI-Phelps-RIIB Invited Lecture on Competition Policy and Regulation


John Asker (UCLA)


Conference Organizing Committee:

Programme Chair:  Professor John Galbraith (McGill University)

Programme Office:

Paula Emery, CEA Conference Coordinator

Sonya Marion, CEA Executive Officer

Local Organizers at Toronto Metropolitan University:

Professor Richard Chisik 

Professor Brennan Thompson

Programme Selection Committee:

CEA Study Groups and Scientific Committees [list forthcoming]

Session Organizers and Other Contributors [list forthcoming]


CEA 2024 Detailed Preliminary Programme (forthcoming)
The detailed preliminary programme will be available in early April

Please Note: To increase the readability of the program, we will edit long or multiple affiliations using the author's Web page, REPEC, etc. to verify the main affiliation. We apologize in advance if despite our best efforts an error has found its way into the programme. If any concerns are found, please identify them in an email to

Information for Programme Participants [click to view]