ACEA Virtual Mini-Conference (2021)

Program for the Atlantic Canada Economics Association’s Virtual Mini-Conference

Friday, October 15, 2021

Hosted by the Department of Economics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

Dalhousie University’s Department of Economics hosted a virtual mini-conference of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) on October 15, 2021. Questions and problems discussed in the mini-conference will continue to be important, and continue to be relevant when the ACEA meets for its 48th Annual Conference in October 2022.

The link for the recording of the Virtual Mini-Conference can be accessed from here.

The conference program for the Virtual Mini-Conference with the timestamp of the Youtube recording for each presentation is provided below along :

Session I - Assessments of Selected Economic Policies




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Kevin Milligan

University of British Columbia

“How Progressive is the Canadian Income Tax?”


Maggie Jones

University of Victoria

“A Vaccination Scar:  The Cutter Incident and Medical Mistrust”


Trevor Tombe

University of Calgary

"The Long-Run Sustainability of Public Finances in Canada" with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.


Luba Petersen

Simon Fraser University

"A Horse Race of Monetary Policy Regimes: An Experimental Investigation"


Interposing Session - ACEA’s Efforts to Improve Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in the Economics Profession

In this brief session, Angela Daley (University of Maine), Chairperson of the ACEA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, will report on ACEA’s effort to improve diversity in the economics profession. Timestamp of the Youtube Recording: 2:13:55

Session II - Panel Discussion:  Canada Post Pandemic and Implications of COVID-19



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Michael Smart

University of Toronto


Wade Locke

Memorial University of Newfoundland


Lars Osberg

Dalhousie University


Joseph Marchand

University of Alberta