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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)

Innis Lecture: Lance Lochner (Western University)

Purvis Lecture: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth)


State of the Art Lectures:

Susan Athey (Stanford GSB)

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)

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)

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)