CWEN at the 2016 CEA Meetings

CWEN/RFE will organize several activities at this year’s Canadian Economic Association meetings, which will take place at the University of Ottawa, Thursday, June 2, 2016 – Sunday, June 5, 2016.  A detailed program of the CEAs can be found here and the CWEN part of the program is summarized here.

This year, CWEN will hold the 1st Annual Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Economists, an informal meet and greet event where junior economists will be able to speak with senior economists on a variety of topics, such as publishing, teaching, grant writing,
networking, job search, career paths, and the tenure process. More information about the Mentoring Breakfast can be found here.

The keynote speaker at the 2016 CWEN Luncheon will be Lena Edlund from Columbia University. Lena is a leading scholar in the economics of gender and family, and her research has addresses important issues related to the link between maternal conditions and child outcomes.  At the CWEN Luncheon, Lena will deliver a lecture titled “Location, Location, Location“. The luncheon is open to all economists.

In addition to sponsoring paper sessions, CWEN is also organizing a panel on Why Don’t We Care About Teaching? Or Do We?We have secured a fabulous lineup for the panel – David Green (UBC), Jennifer Murdock (U of Toronto), Ken Jackson (Wilfrid Laurier), Margaret Insley (Waterloo), and Yanling Wang (Carleton).

In other CEA news, Nicole Fortin from the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC will deliver one of this year’s State of the Art Lectures at the 2016 CEA conference. Nicole is a former CWEN president; she is a Full Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics and a fellow at the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) and CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research). Nicole will speak about the state of the art in research on “Earnings Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap”.