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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.



A Brief History of the CWEC/CWEN lunches and speakers



2023: Nicole Fortin: "Gender Differences in Career Progress among Ph.D.s in Economics"


2022: Carol Anne Hilton (Indigenomics Institute): "Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table"

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.