Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2023

The Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) invites researchers, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to submit their papers for the 49th Annual Meeting, to be held October 20-22, 2023 at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI.

The Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) invites researchers, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to submit their papers for the ACEA Annual Meeting. We welcome submissions from all areas of Economics, and this year's meeting has a general theme of "Labour Market Challenges and the Role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Atlantic Canada." We encourage submissions that explore the intersection of these topics and their implications for the region.

The conference website can be accessed from here:

The second and final call for papers can be accessed from here.

The conference program can be accessed from here.

Conference Highlights:
1. Keynote: Talk on DEI in the labour market and Academic setting, Prof. Audra Bowlus (Western), Saturday Oct 21, 2023
2. Talk on Basic Income Guarantee for PEI with roundtable afterwards, Prof. Herb Emery (UNB), Friday Oct 20, 2023
3. The Rise of Remote Work Arrangements, opportunities and challenges for Atlantic Canada with roundtable afterwards, Dr. George Jia (UPEI), Friday Oct 20, 2023
4. Two special sessions: DEI training with mentors; Media training for Economists
5. Conference banquet at the Lobster on the Wharf, Charlottetown, Saturday Oct 21, 2023
6. Reception at The Dali Café, Charlottetown, Friday Oct, 2023

We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics in economics with a focus on those related to labour market dynamics and DEI in Atlantic Canada, including but not limited to:

1. Labour market trends and patterns in Atlantic Canada
2. Wage inequality, income distribution, and poverty in the region
3. Gender and racial disparities in the labour market
4. Labour market policies and their impact on employment outcomes
5. DEI practices in education, training and skills development in Atlantic Canada
6. Immigration and newcomers assimilation into labour market
7. Indigenous employment and economic development in Atlantic Canada
8. Workplace diversity, inclusion, and organizational practices
9. Public policy approaches to promote DEI in the labour market

We encourage submissions from graduate and undergraduate students. An award will be given to the best student paper. Students have a lowered registration fee. The ACEA also will consider applications for partial reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by students who make presentations at the conference, to a maximum total for all reimbursements of $1,000. To be eligible for an honorarium and partial reimbursement, a student must present a paper in person at the conference, and be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral program at the time of the conference. All applications for reimbursement must be accompanied by appropriate documentation, including receipts. Availability of honorariums and reimbursements is subject to responses from student presenters.

Submission Guidelines:
● Papers should be original and unpublished works.
● Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and provide a concise summary of the research objectives, methodology, and main findings.
● Please include the paper's title, author(s) names and affiliations, and contact information.
● Submissions should be sent via email to by September 15th, 2023.
● Paper decisions will be made by September 22nd, 2023

For any inquiries or further information, please contact George Jia at

We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you to the ACEA Annual Meeting.


The Planning Committee for ACEA 2023:

Dr. Nazanin Behzadan
Dr. George Jia
Dr. Justin Kakeu
Dr. Jim Sentance
Dr. Jason Stevens