With around 2000 members across the country and from abroad, the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) is the organization of academic economists in Canada.  The Association has for its object the advancement of economic knowledge through the encouragement of study and research, the issuing of publications, and the furtherance of free and informed discussion of economic questions. The Association as such will not assume a partisan position upon any question of practical politics nor commit its members to any position thereupon.

The CEA publishes the foremost economics journal in Canada, the Canadian Journal of Economics (CJE), and organizes an Annual Conference. The journal Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de politiques (CPP/Adp) is affiliated with the CEA. CEA members receive online access to issues of CJE and CPP/Adp.


Online Access to the CJE


Online Access to CPP/Adp

Doug Purvis Memorial Prize: David Card & Philip Oreopoulos

Congratulations to the 2020 winners, David Card (University of California, Berkeley) and Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto), editors of “Small Differences II: Public Policies in Canada and the United States”, a special issue of the Journal of Labour Economics.

"The issue of the Journal of Labor Economics edited by David Card and Philip Oreopoulos is a gift to Canadian public policy research.  The editors put together a strong team of researchers who provide a wealth of information for the development of economic policy in the field of labour economics.  Each paper alone might contend for the Purvis Prize, but taken together they are greater still – creating a comprehensive, interdependent and state-of-the-art volume on the Canadian policy landscape."  - prize committee's comment


CEA - Bank of Canada Undergraduate Poster Competition:
Online Format

Thank you to all of the undergraduate students who applied to this year's poster sessions. The committee was busy reviewing the record number of submissions. All papers selected for the online competition have all now been notified.  See here for further details. 


Volume 53, Issue 1 of the Canadian Journal of Economics is now available.  

Online Access to the CJE

 (CEA members only)


Volume 46, Issue 1 of the Canadian Public Policy / Analyse de politiques is now available. 

Online Access to the CPP/Adp

 (CEA members only)



In the fall of 2019 and early 2020, the Canadian Women Economists Committee (CWEC) of the CEA administered the workplace climate survey of the economics profession in Canada using the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. The survey is now closed; thank you to everyone who participated. 

We look forward to sharing the results with you soon. 

Annual Meeting of Members

The Annual Meeting of Members (commonly referred to as the AGM) took place on Sunday May 24, 2020 at 12pm ET via video conference. Business included the President's Report, presentation of the Annual Financial Statements, election of new board members (slate previously announced), and appointment of the CEA's Public Accountant as per the bylaws. See the bylaws page for documents.


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