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Programme & Highlights

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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. 

Program Highlights

CEA 2024 Detailed Preliminary Programme here. Choose "Programme" or "Programme Schedule" in the top menu. Use "Programme" to search for sessions or people. 

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)

Housing Supply and Housing Affordability: An Overview of Recent Evidence



Sendhil Mullainathan (Chicago Booth)

Algorithmic Economics



Mariacristina De Nardi (University of Minnesota) 
The Importance of Modeling Couples and Singles





Erin Strumpf (McGill University)
Health Economics and the Health Care System


Abel Brodeur (University of Ottawa)

Do we have a reproducibility and replicability crisis in economics?

Online - May 24th



Emi Nakamura (University of California, Berkeley)

Natural Experiments to Guide Macroeconomic Policy

Online - May 24th

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 June 1 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)

The Time of Your Life: The Mortality and Longevity of Canadians

Purvis Lecture


Friday May 31, 2024

Sylvain Leduc (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

***Purvis Luncheon has been moved to Friday, May 31 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. 

Bank of Canada Fellowship Lecture


Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) 

AI and Cross-Border Data Regulation: Tackling the New Frontier with a Large Language Model

Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de politiques:  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 Policy Regarding Indigenous Nations in Canada Post-1975


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



Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim)

Optimal Merger Remedies


CDESG (Canadian Development Economics Study Group) Keynote Lecture




Chris Blattman (University of Chicago)

The Past and Future of Conflict Research


CLEF (Canadian Labour Economics Forum) Keynote Lecture




Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto)

Conference Organizing Committee:

Programme Chair:  Professor John Galbraith (McGill University)

Programme Office:

Jack Madison, CEA Conference Coordinator

Paula Emery, CEA A/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 here.

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

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