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CEA Meetings

CWEC/CFEC participates in the meetings of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA), held in early June of each year. We typically sponsor a number of sessions and host a lunch with a keynote speaker. The links to below provide summaries of CWEC/CWEN’s activities in CEA meetings in recent years.

The CWEC/CWEN luncheon has been a feature of the meetings for over two decades, and has become one of the conference highlights. With a cap of 30 attendees in 1995, we had a record 140 people attend in 2016, and have had amazing speakers.


CEA Meetings 2022 -  Call for papers

The Canadian Women Economists Committee (CWEC) is organizing three panel sessions at the 56th Annual Meetings of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) meeting being held June 3-5, 2022 at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The CWEC CEA Meeting subcommittee comprised of Lindsay Tedds (University of Calgary), Yanling Wang (Carleton University), Lucienne Talba (University of Toronto), Janice Compton (University of Manitoba), and Michelle Bronsard (University of Montreal) are inviting you to submit a proposal to present research—especially early stage research, working papers, and null results—relating to one of the following three topic areas.

1. Equity, Diversity, and inclusion training, policy, procedures and processes in education, workplaces, and other environments.

2. Policy in response to COVID-19 and lessons for a more fair recovery and just economy, including emergency response and recovery benefits, gender-based violence, labour outcomes, the care economy, and related.

3. Public infrastructure and public services and their role in perpetuating or addressing gender-based violence and missing and murdered indigenous women around the world. 

Using the google form, please submit a title for the presentation/paper, the names of the associated authors and their affiliation, and an abstract of approximately 100 words that sets out the importance of the paper to the topic and the key results using this google form. Three to four papers for each topic will be selected by the members of the CWEC CEA Meeting subcommittee.


Please note that the conference will be held in person if local public health guidelines and Carleton University policies permit the conference. The CEA will notify authors if the event is transferred online.


A Brief History of the CWEC/CWEN lunches and speakers



2021: Emi Nakamura (UC Berkeley): "Is the Phillips Curve Getting Flatter?"

2020: CEA Conference Canceled

2019: Betsey Stephenson: "What economics can teach us about working families and what working families means for teaching economics"

2018: Annamaria Lusardi: “Gender Differences in Financial Literacy: Evidence and Implications”




2017: Hilary Hoynes: “Income Support and Poverty During the Great Recession”

2016: Lena Edlund: “Location, Location, Location”

2015: Raquel Fernández: “Culture and Economics”

2014: Catherine Eckel: “Gender in Experimental Games”

2013: Sandra Black: “The Other Side of the Glass Ceiling: The Effect of Women at the Top”

2012: Siwan Anderson: “Legal Origins and HIV/AIDS”

2011: Rebecca Blank: “The Well-Being of Women in America”

2010: Emanuela Cardia: “The Household Revolution: Housework, Childcare and Female Labor Force Participation”

2009: Frances Woolley: “A Celebration of CWEN

2008: Nancy Olewiler

2007: Susan Collins:  “Accounting for Growth: China and India After 25 Years”

2006: Jane Waldfogel: “Families, Work Arrangements, and Child Development”.  Sponsored by IRPP.

2005: Marianne Ferber:  “Women in Academia: Slow Progress is Better Than No Change At All”

2004: No listed speaker.

2003: No listed speaker.  State of the Art Lecture given later by Nancy Folbre: “Ménage à trois: Feminist Theory, Evolutionary Economics, and Individual Optimization in the Household”

2002: Barbara Spencer: “Trying to Follow the Yellow Brick Road: My Early Experiences as a Female Economist in Australia, Canada and the United States

2001: No guest speaker was recorded.  A roundtable was held on the Status of Women Economists, releasing the first report on this issue produced by the CEA.

2000: Kim Marie McGoldrick: “Feminist Pedagogy”

1995 – 1999: CWEN luncheons were held, but guest speakers’ names were not recorded on the program.