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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.


Member Access to the Canadian Journal of Economics   Member Access to Canadian Public Policy


2023 CEA Fellows:

The title of Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association is conferred to recognize the achievements and contribution to the discipline of the most prominent economists who have spent a significant portion of their career in Canada.   The CEA inducted three new Fellows in 2023:
Nicole Fortin (UBC), Richard Harris (SFU), and John Hartwick (Queen's)

Congratulations to the 2023 Award Winners:

The Canadian Economics Association is pleased to share the following award winners that were announced at the 57th Annual Meetings of the CEA in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Doug Purvis Memorial Prize:

The Doug Purvis Memorial Prize went to “The Consequences of the Bank of Canada’s Ballooned Balance Sheetby Jeremy Kronick, Steve Ambler, Thor Koeppl  (published by the C. D. Howe Institute)

The Purvis Prize Committee Also Awards Honourable Mention to: 

“Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Canada” edited by Lindsay Tedds and Jennifer Robson, and 

“Loss of Life and Labor Productivity: The Canadian Opioid Crisis” by Joseph Marchand and Alexander Cheung (with Patricia Mark).

Thank you to the Purvis Prize Committee members, John Hoicka, Joseph Macaluso, Nouri Najjar
Angela Redish (chair) & Casey Warman



The Canadian Journal of Economics:

The Harry Johnson Prize for best paper in the CJE went to Olivier Fortin-Gagnon, Maxime Leroux, Dalibor Stevanovic and Stéphane Surprenant, for “A Large Canadian Database for Macroeconomic Analysis,” published in the November 2022 issue.

The Robert Mundell Prize for best paper by a young researcher went to Alex Chernoff (Bank of Canada) for "Firm Heterogeneity, Technology Adoption, and the Spatial Distribution of Population," published in the May 2021 issue.



CWEC Sylvia Ostry Service Award:


Dr. Evelyn Forget and
Dr. Victoria Zinde-Walsh


CWEC Young Researcher Award:

Donn Feir


Canadian Public Policy Awards:

Canada Public Policy presented the Vanderkamp prize to Mario Fortin (University of Sherbrooke) for his paper "The Fiscal Impact of Quantitative Easing"

The runner up was given to Pierre Brochu and Jonathan Créchet (University of Ottawa) for their paper "Survey Non-Response in COVID-19 Times: The Case of the Labour Force Survey"



Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics:

The Mike McCracken Award recognizes theoretical and applied contributions to the development or use of economic statistics in Canada. The award is presented every second year. For 2023, the prize committee selected Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) as the winner of the Mike McCracken Award.

Thank you to the McCracken Prize Committee Members.


Embrace Day Graduate Student Posters:

Best Poster winner went to:
Felix Fosu (University of Calgary) for "Building the Walls of International Trade after War: Can Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (DRMs) Help?


Runner up went to:
Raphaël Langevin (McGill University) for "Consistent Estimation of Finite Mixtures: An Application to Latent Group Panel Structures


The Embrace Day Reception "Fan favourite" went to:

Wenshuang Yu (University of Calgary) for "Access to High-Income Countries and Product Innovation: Evidence from China"


Bank of Canada – CEA Undergraduate Research Poster Awards:

The Award for Best Paper went to Yoon Jeong (Lauren) Hwang (Simon Fraser University) for “The impact of framing on demand for plastic: an experimental study”

The Award for Best Poster went to Colby Chambers (UBC) for “Protest and Prejudice: The Impact of Black Lives Matter Protests on Police Behaviour”

Thank you to the Bank of Canada for their support of this initiative.


CEA members receive online access to the CJE. Please use the following link to authenticate your CEA membership and view online:

CEA Member Access to the CJE







CEA members receive online access to CPP/Adp at University of Toronto Press. Please use the following link to authenticate your CEA membership and view online:

CEA Member Access to CPP/Adp





Here's what's coming up for your association

Canadian Economics Diversity Committee:

Learn more about the creation and activities of the CEDC on the new CEDC webpage

Awards to Canadian Economists:

The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce that Professor Michelle Alexopoulos, from the University of Toronto, Professor Krishna Pendakur, from Simon Fraser University, and Professor Diego Restuccia, from the University of Toronto, are the recipients of the Bank’s 2024 Fellowship Award. The Bank is also pleased to present this year’s Governor’s Award to Professor Markus Baldauf, from the University of British Columbia. For more information on the Fellowship Program, please visit our web page.

La Banque du Canada a le plaisir d’annoncer que Professeure Michelle Alexopoulos, de l’Université de Toronto, Professeur Krishna Pendakur, de l’Université Simon Fraser, et Professeur Diego Restuccia, de l’Université de Toronto, sont les lauréats de la Bourse de recherche de la Banque du Canada pour 2024. La Banque est également fière de remettre la Bourse du gouverneur de cette année à Professeur Markus Baldauf, de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements au sujet du Programme, veuillez consulter la page sur le site web

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