Conference Program

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ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND THE FUTURE
OF PUBLIC POLICY IN ATLANTIC CANADA

The annual conference of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) was hosted by the StFX Economics Department on June 4-5, 2017.

Sunday, June 4
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, CEA/ACEA Joint Session
State of the Art Lecture: Challenges and Pitfalls in Competition Policy Implementation
Marcel Boyer, Université de Montréal

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Panel on Pricing Carbon: Advice for the Atlantic Provinces
Sponsored by: Atlantic Province Economic Council (APEC)
Moderator: Finn Poschmann, President and CEO, APEC

Panelists:

  • Herb Emery, University of New Brunswick
  • Andrew Leach, University of Alberta
  • Christopher Ragan, McGill University
  • Jennifer Winter, University of Calgary

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM, Coffee break

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM, Graham Lecture: The “Mainstreaming” of Canadian Carbon Pricing: Some Crucial Challenges
Chris Ragan, McGill University, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

 

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM, ACEA Paper Sessions, 1

           Energy Prices

 

  • Nyankomo Marwa, Segmentation in the Electric Utility Industrial Market Sector: Evidence from New Brunswick
  • Viktor Getalo, Socio-economic determinants of electricity prices in New Brunswick: A hedonic price approach
  • Jason Stevens, The impact of energy prices on unemployment in US states: a dynamic panel analysis           
     

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, ACEA Banquet
Hon. Randy Delorey, Minister of Finance and Gaelic Affairs

 

Monday, June 5
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, ACEA Concurrent Paper Sessions, 2

           Economics of Migration

  • Joseph Shupac, Go East Young Canuck
  • Derek Mikola, Who Moves? A Longitudinal Study of Internal Migration Behaviour of Recent Canadian Immigrants
  • Kalam Azad, Migration and Climate Change

Health & Labour Economics

  • Andrew Davis, Labour Supply of Canadian Medical Marijuana Patients
  • Angela Daley, A Breath of Fresh Air: The Effect of Smoking Bans on Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth in Canada
  • Alexander Siebert, Efficiency and Equity Concerns in the Determination of Wages

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Coffee break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, ACEA Annual General Meeting

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Lunch break

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, ACEA Concurrent Paper Sessions, 3

           Externalities

  • Didier Tatoutchoup, A Model of Transportation Choice to Commute to the Center Business District
  • Wimal Rankaduwa, N2O Emissions and Economic Growth in Canada: Is There an Environmental Kuznets Curve?

Economic Theory

  • Matt Webb, Simultaneous Search and Dependence Neglect
  • Jason Childs, Edgeworth Meets Kahneman and Tversky
  • Steven Kivinen, Disagreement in Social Networks

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Coffee break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, ACEA Concurrent Paper Sessions, 4

           Natural Resources

  • Johnson Kakeu, Long-Run Risks and Natural Resource Policy
  • Octave Keutiben, Exhaustible resources flows and rents: a spatial analysis
  • Stavroula Malla, Biotechnology, Sustainable Development and Public Policy

Regional Economics & Development

  • Burc Kayahan, Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Atlantic Canada
  • Nazanin Behzadan, Are Aid and Remittances Similar in Generating the Dutch Disease?
  • Andrew Crawley, Recessionary effects on the reuse sector:  A spatial economic analysis