Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2018

46th Annual Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) Conference will be hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of New Brunswick, on October 12-14, 2018 at Fredericton, NB.

The theme of this year’s conference is "Competitiveness of Regional Producers and Growth”. The conference will address a range of critically important issues such as trade conditions and policy; taxation and regulation; innovation and automation; labour/skills supply; investment and any other relevant topics. Although the conference has a theme, the organizers also want to encourage the submission of papers on any topic.

A conference highlight will be the panel discussion on Friday, October 12, 2018, organized by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) focused on Priorities for Economic Growth in Atlantic Canada identified by business organizations in the region. NBCC (in partnership with other industry associations) has recently released its five priorities for New Brunswick; CFIB just released their Rising Tide report based upon a survey of their member’s priorities for regional cooperation; and APC complies and publishes their annual economic priorities.

Panelists:
  • Jordi Morgan, Vice-President Atlantic, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
  • Sheri Somerville, CEO, Atlantic Provinces Chamber Inc (APC)
  • Adrienne O’Pray, CEO, New Brunswick Business Council (NBBC)
  • Moderator: David Chaundy, Interim President and CEO, APEC

Students are encouraged to submit papers for this conference. A prize will be offered for the best student paper/presentation.

If you wish to participate in the conference then please submit by email to acea2018@unb.ca a title, and an abstract of the research papers to be presented at the conference.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, August 31, 2018.

Conference website can be accessed from here.

Conference registration can be accessed from here. The Early-Bird registration deadline is extended until September 30, 2018. 

Preliminary conference program can be accessed from here.

Past conferences can be accessed from here.