Important Update Regarding CEA 2020: Cancellation
The COVID 19 pandemic is evolving rapidly and has led many health authorities and post-secondary institutions around the world, including the University of Toronto, to prohibit large gatherings. As such, the board of the CEA has approved the cancellation of the CEA 2020 Meetings that were to be held in Toronto on May 22-24. The organizing committee is working to make this hard landing smoother for many by:
- Allowing those who have already registered to obtain a reimbursement.
- Rolling into future programmes some of the addresses planned for 2020.
- Expanding the Vancouver 2021 conference slightly to accommodate additional sessions.
- Awarding the Prizes typically announced at the CEA meeting as scheduled.
- Announcing the induction of New Fellows of the CEA as scheduled.
- Working with study groups to retain work already done.
At this time, the Board would like to thank all of those involved in the machinery that makes for a great CEA meeting. The meetings are a joint effort of many people and it is unfortunate that events have transpired to lead us to this juncture.
We would like to thank, in particular, the study group leaders and adjudicators who vet papers and organize sessions; groups who organized special sessions and speakers (CWEC, Bank of Canada, PEF, CSLS, Statistics Canada, CIRANO-JDI-Phelps-RIIB, AEDSB, CPP, C.D. Howe, CMHC, CRDCN, Environment and Climate Change Canada, EDC, EPRI, NOEA, Productivity Partnership, SPP at UCalgary, etc.); our two key financial sponsors: the Bank of Canada and the Analysis Group; the local organizers (Gillian Hamilton and Elizabeth Dhuey) who worked tirelessly to arrange contracts, venues, and provide local logistics; the overall conference organizer (Nicole Fortin) who is responsible for finding, selecting and cajoling the set of fantastic SOTA speakers to attend, the Purvis luncheon speaker, as well as selecting the Innis Lecture, and finally, the glue that keeps things together, Paula Emery. All of these individuals worked very hard to ensure the success of CEA 2020.
For many of us, the CEA meeting is a key conference to catch up with friends, colleagues, and expand our intellectual boundaries. All of us were looking forward to a great set of talks and discussions of important issues. We hope that in the coming months, you and your families remain in good health and we can all reconnect in Vancouver 2021.
If you have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to the CEA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In good health,
Nicole Fortin (Conference Organizer), M. Scott Taylor (CEA President)
Undergraduate students from across the country will be invited to submit their research for the CEA - Bank of Canada Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. High-quality original research papers, in either French or English, focusing on any area of Economics will be considered. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 4th, 2020
Information Regarding the 54th Annual Meeting
The 54th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association was to be held Friday May 22nd to Sunday May 24th, 2020 at the prestigious University of Toronto. Hosted by the Economics Department at the University of Toronto. Professor Nicole Fortin of the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia was to be the program chair, while Professors Gillian Hamilton and Elizabeth Dhuey both of the University of Toronto were responsible for local arrangements.
For further information, please contact CEA conference coordinator, Paula Emery, at email@example.com.
The Main Conference Program was to take place at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto and at Victoria University in the University of Toronto.