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.

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2017

45th Annual Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) Conference will be hosted by the Department of Economics at University of St. Francis Xavier on June 4th-5th, 2017 at Antigonish, NS.

The theme of this year’s conference is "ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC POLICY IN ATLANTIC CANADA”. The conference will address a range of critically important economic policy issues and themes relating to economic development in Atlantic Canada.

Conference Highlights

ACEA/CEA Joint Lecture  - Marcel Boyer, Université de Montréal

Pricing Carbon: Advice for the Atlantic Provinces

Panel Sponsored by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC)

Moderator:  Finn Poschmann, President and CEO, APEC

Panelists:

 - Herb Emery (University of New Brunswick)

 - Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)

 - Christopher Ragan (McGill University)

 - Ross McKitrick (University of Guelph)

Conference Banquet: Keynote Address  - Hon. Randy Delorey (Minister of Finance, NS)

Graham Lecture  - Christopher Ragan, Associate Professor of Economics, McGill University and Chair, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

The link to the presentation given at the Graham Lecture can be accessed from here.

The hosting institution for this year’s ACEA conference, St. Francis Xavier University, would like to invite potential contributors to submit titles and abstracts of proposed original research papers to be presented at this year's conference.

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

We are particularly inviting submissions for papers addressing the conference theme above, although all topics related to economics will be considered. Please submit a title and abstract of your paper by May 1st, 2017 to acea@stfx.ca. 

Please see the attached poster and the Conference Webpage for more information.

Final conference program can be accessed here.

Registration for the ACEA Conference on October 21st is now live. To register, online please go to the following webpage.

 
Past conferences can be accessed from here.

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2016

 44th Annual Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) Conference will be hosted by the Department of Economics at Mount Allison University on October 21st-23rd, 2016 at Sackville, NB.

The theme of this year’s conference is "Economic Conditions for Regional Development and for First Nations”.

The hosting institution for this year's ACEA conference, Mount Allison University, would like to invite potential contributors to submit titles and abstracts of proposed original research papers to be presented at the conference. Although the conference has a theme, the organizers also want to encourage the submission of papers on any topic.

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

Contributors are asked to send their paper proposals and abstracts to the following email address: acea2016@mta.ca  

The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 12, 2016.

Conference website (hosted by the organizing institution) can be accessed here.

Final conference program can be accessed here.

Registration for the ACEA Conference on October 21st is now live. To register, online please go to the following webpage.

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2015

 43rd Annual Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) Conference was hosted by the Department of Economics at Acadia University on October 23-25th, 2015 at Wolfville, NS.

The theme of the conference wass "Policy for Economic Development in Atlantic Canada: What Can Economists Offer?”. The conference addressed a range of critically important economic policy issues relating to economic development in Atlantic Canada.

Keynote Speaker
David Audretsch (Indiana University)
 
The Keynote Seminar presentation can be accessed here,
 
John Graham Lecture
David Wheeler(CBU)
 
 
The presentation from the Graham Lecture can be accessed here, and the academic paper of the presentation can be found here.
 
Panel Sessions
The Role of Universities in Economic Development
Ray Ivany (Acadia), David Audretsch (Indiana),
Ian McAllister (Dalhousie), Peter Halpin (AOAU)
 
Economic Development in Atlantic Canada
David Chaundy (APEC), Wade Locke (MUN),
Casey Warman (Dalhousie), Fred Morley (GHP)
 
We are particularly inviting submissions for papers addressing the conference theme, although all topics related to economics will be considered. Please submit a detailed one-page abstract of your paper by September 11th, to acea2015@acadiau.ca.
 
Students are encouraged to submit papers for this conference. A prize will be offered for the best student paper/presentation.
 
The Registration for the Conference can be made online via the following webpage.
 
 
The Final Conference Programme can be accessed here.
 
Please note that the following motions will be put forward by the Executive to a vote at the Annual General Membership on Sunday, October 25th.

 

Motion 1 – Amendment of the ACEA By-laws:

Be it resolved that the Association By-Laws be amended, as outlined in the proposed version of the By-Laws as circulated and posted for the membership, to add the position of Editor of the Atlantic Canada Economic Review to the Executive and to revise the process of nominating members for the Executive to bring the process in line with recent practice.
 
The initial version of the By-laws can be accessed from here.
 
The modified new version of the By-laws (with markups) can be accessed from here.

 

Motion 2 – Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act of NS (Bill-100) :

With respect to the Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act of Nova Scotia, the members of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association applaud the objective of better administration of public universities through the twin goals of increased accountability and transparency, but we have serious reservations about the specific provisions of the Act which, in our expert opinions, will hinder progress toward that objective and instead will further dilute incentives for the responsible administration of Nova Scotia's public universities.
 

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2014

42nd Annual Conference of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association will be held in the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus on 17th -  19th of October, 2014.

The main theme of the 2014 conference of Atlantic Canada Economics Association is the "The Commodity Boom and its Impact on Atlantic Canada".

The Conference will address a range of critically important economic issues and themes relating to the commodity boom and its impact on Atlantic Canada. 

Keynote Speakers

Plenary Session on the Conference Theme:
Elizabeth Beale (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)
Wade Locke (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
David Thibodeau (Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture) 
 
J. Graham Lecture:
Brian Ferguson (University of Guelph) "Taking Economics Seriously in Health Policy"
 
 

 

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2013

41st Annual Conference of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association will be held in the Memorial University of Newfoundland on 18th -  20th of October, 2013.

The main theme of the 2013 conference of Atlantic Canada Economics Association is the "Sustainability: The Role of Natural, Human and Fiscal Resources".

Keynote Speakers

Saturday Lunch:
Paul Mills (Vice-President, ACOA) "Economic Development in Atlantic Canada: A Practitioner's Perspective"
 
Banquet: 
Abigail Payne (McMaster University) "Using "Big" Data in Public Economics"
 
J. Graham Lecture:
Stanley L. Winer (Carleton University) "The Taxation of Inherited Wealth: Empirics and Policy Implications"
 
Peter Townley Lecture:
Robin Boadway (Queen's University) "The Dutch disease in a federal context: Challenges for Canadian policy-makers"

 

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2012

40th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association was held at the Saint Mary's University 19thand 20th of October 2012.

The main theme of the 2012 conference of Atlantic Canada Economics Association was the role of human resources in regional economic development. 

The deadline for submission of abstracts and proposals was September 13, 2012.

You can access the conference website from here.

 

Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings 2011

39th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association was held at the University of Price Edward Island between 14th and 16th of October 2011.

The theme of the conference was “Lessons from the Crisis, Recovery and After.”

Keynote Speaker - James MacGee, University of Western Ontario

Graham Lecture - Wade Locke, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Website of the conference can be accessed from here.