PURVIS LUNCHEON LECTURE
This keynote lecture is given each year during the Purvis Luncheon held on the Saturday each year in honour of the late noted Canadian economist Douglas D. Purvis of Queen's University. Participants must register separately to attend the luncheon. The winner of the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for a work of excellence in Canadian economic policy is announced at the lecture.
The 2020 Purvis Luncheon was given by Anne Case, Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University. Her recent research on health over the life course has uncovered recent increases in midlife morbidity and mortality that she attributes to drugs, alcohol, and suicide, also known as “deaths of despair.”