CWEN at the 2015 CEA Meetings

CWEN/RFE will organize several activities at this year’s Canadian Economic Association meetings, which will take place at Ryerson University in Toronto, Thursday, May 28, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015.  A detailed program of the CEAs can be found here and the CWEN part of the program is summarized here.

In addition to sponsoring paper sessions, we hold our annual luncheon, where we plan to present the 2015 Report on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession in Canada.  The luncheon is open to all economists. For this year’s speaker at the luncheon, we are delighted to have Raquel Fernandezfrom NYU give the keynote lecture on Culture and Economics. Raquel Fernandez has done leading  research on issues such as culture and economics, marital sorting, intergenerational transmission of inequality, and education policy.

Together with the UofC School of Public Policy, CWEN is also organizing a panel on Communicating Economics to the Public and Policy Makers – How, What and Why? We have secured a fabulous lineup for the panel – Andrew Leach (UofA), Tammy Schirle (Wilfrid Laurier), Lindsay Tedds (UVic), and Mike Moffatt (Western) are well known Canadian economists, who are working with policy makers to shape Canadian public policy, and have a strong presence in the media and social networks. More information about the panelists can be found here.

In other CEA news, Abigail Payne from McMaster University will deliver one of this year’s State of the Art Lectures at the 2015 CEA conference. Abigail is a former CWEN president; she holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Economics, and is the director of Public Economics Data Analysis Laboratory (PEDAL) at McMaster. Abigail will speak about the state of the art in research on charitable giving, adressing questions such as “What motivates individuals to give? Does government funding crowd out private giving? What role play social networks in donations?”