Conference Program


Annual Meetings: Atlantic Canada Economics Association
June 4 - 5, 2017 

Registration Packages for the ACEA Conference will be available on Wednesday - Friday for pickup at the main CEA Registration site located at the Charles V. Keating Centre.


For those not attending the CEA Conference, regular registration for the ACEA will begin 9:00am on Sunday June 4th at the entrance to the Schwartz School (Room 110). 

Sunday, June 4

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, CEA/ACEA Joint Session

State of the Art Lecture: Challenges and Pitfalls in Competition Policy Implementation

Marcel Boyer, Université de Montréal


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Panel on Pricing Carbon: Advice for the Atlantic Provinces

Sponsored by: Atlantic Province Economic Council (APEC)

Moderator: Finn Poschmann, President and CEO, APEC


Herb Emery, University of New Brunswick

Andrew Leach, University of Alberta

Christopher Ragan, McGill University

Jennifer Winter, University of Calgary


2:30 PM – 2:45 PM, Coffee break


2:45 PM – 4:00 PM, Graham Lecture: The “Mainstreaming” of Canadian Carbon Pricing: Some Crucial Challenges

Chris Ragan, McGill University, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission


4:15 PM – 5:45 PM, ACEA Paper Sessions, 1

           Energy Prices

Nyankomo Marwa, Segmentation in the Electric Utility Industrial Market Sector: Evidence from New Brunswick

Viktor Getalo, Socio-economic determinants of electricity prices in New Brunswick: A hedonic price approach

Jason Stevens, The impact of energy prices on unemployment in US states: a dynamic panel analysis           

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, ACEA Banquet

Hon. Randy Delorey, Minister of Finance and Gaelic Affairs


Monday, June 5

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, ACEA Concurrent Paper Sessions, 2

           Economics of Migration

Joseph Shupac, Go East Young Canuck

Derek Mikola, Who Moves? A Longitudinal Study of Internal Migration Behaviour of Recent Canadian Immigrants

Kalam Azad, Migration and Climate Change

Health & Labour Economics

Andrew Davis, Labour Supply of Canadian Medical Marijuana Patients

Angela Daley, A Breath of Fresh Air: The Effect of Smoking Bans on Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth in Canada

Alexander Siebert, Efficiency and Equity Concerns in the Determination of Wages


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Coffee break


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, ACEA Annual General Meeting


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Lunch break


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, ACEA Concurrent Paper Sessions, 3


Didier Tatoutchoup, A Model of Transportation Choice to Commute to the Center Business District

Wimal RankaduwaN2O Emissions and Economic Growth in Canada: Is There an Environmental Kuznets Curve?

Economic Theory 

Matt Webb, Simultaneous Search and Dependence Neglect

Jason Childs, Edgeworth Meets Kahneman and Tversky

Steven Kivinen, Disagreement in Social Networks


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Coffee break


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, ACEA Concurrent Paper Sessions, 4

           Natural Resources

Johnson Kakeu, Long-Run Risks and Natural Resource Policy

Octave Keutiben, Exhaustible resources flows and rents: a spatial analysis

Stavroula Malla, Biotechnology, Sustainable Development and Public Policy

Regional Economics & Development 

Burc Kayahan, Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Atlantic Canada

Nazanin Behzadan, Are Aid and Remittances Similar in Generating the Dutch Disease?

Andrew Crawley, Recessionary effects on the reuse sector:  A spatial economic analysis