Economics Visiting Speaker Series

Dr. Tyler Cowan, the Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University, and Mr. Matt Bufton, co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies                                                                                                  Topic: Should economic growth be our priority?                                                    When: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm,  Monday, September 12, 2022
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Dr. Mehrab Kiarsi
Henan University, China)Topic: Tax Smoothing in Frictional Labor Markets-RevisitedPresentation: March 6, 2020

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Dr. Wade Locke and Dr. Doug May (Department of Economics, Memorial University)
Topic: Newfoundland and Labrador?s Debt Management Strategy: Kicking the Can Down the
Presentation: November 13, 2019

Dr. Andrew Sharpe (Founder and Executive Director of the Ottawa-based Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS)
Topic: Beyond GDP: Trends in Economic well-being in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1981-20
Pesentation: September 6, 2019

Dr. Michael Wolfson (Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Law University of Ottawa)
Topic:  Boomerangst, Seniors? Care, and Long Term Worries
Presentation: May 28, 2019
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Dr. Michael Wolfson (Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Law University of Ottawa)
Topic: Contingent Inequalities ? An Exploration of Health Inequalities in the U.S. and 
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Presentation: May 27, 2019
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Dr. Sheila N. Garland, Geoff Eaton and Karine Chalifour
Topic:  The Financial Impact of Cancer in Young Adults
Presentation May 10, 2019
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Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa) 
Topic: Barista or Better?  The Earnings of Canadian University Graduates: A Tax Linkage Approach
Presentation: April 26, 2019

Dr. Wade Locke, Dr. Doug May and Scott Lynch (Department of Economics, Memorial University)
Topic:  The State of the NL Economy
Presentation: April 24, 2019
An Assessment of NL's Fiscal Position for Dr. Wade Locke's presentation
Choosing a Fiscal Strategy: Our Changing Demographics and Labour Markets for Dr. Doug May's presentation
A look Forward CARE's Forecast Growth of Key Economics Indicators for Scott Lynch's presentation
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Larry Short (CPA Canada Financial Literacy Spokesperson)
Topic: Toward Solving the Newfoundland and Labrador Debt Problem: From Profound Procra
Presentation: April 10, 2019
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Andrew Kim, Angie Clarke & Elizabeth Simms (Memorial University)
Topic: Improving labour market diversity and innovation through holistic review in gra
Presentation: April 5, 2019
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Dr. Doug May (Memorial University)
Topic: Growing The Middle Classes in Our Atlantic Provinces
Presentation March 29, 2019
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Burc Kayahan (Economics, Acadia Univeristy)
Topic: Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Atlantic Canada
Presentation: March 15, 2019
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Dr. Urvashi Dhawan-Biswal
Topic:  The evolution of public sector innovation as a transformative force
Presentation: March 8, 2019
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Angela Daley (University of Maine)
Topic:A Breath of Fresh Air: The Effect of Public-Place Smoking Bans on Indigenous Yo
Presentation: March 1, 2019

Herb Emery (University of New Brunswick)
Topic: "Universities as Instruments of Regional Development in Canada?s Provinces"
Presentation: February 22, 2019
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Jason Childs (University of Regina)
Topic: "Consistency of Microeconomic Behaviour across Canada"
Presentation: February 15, 2019
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Julia Mullaley (Auditor General, NL)
Topic: "The Financial Condition of the Province"
Presentation: January 25, 2019
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Chris Janes (CMHC)
Topic: "Key Drivers of Demand, Current Conditions & Outlook for the St. John?s Area Hou"
Presentation: January 18, 2019
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Roberto Martinez-Espineira (Economics, Memorial University)
Topic: "Contingent valuation under scale heterogeneity and distributional incidence: co"
Presentation: January 11, 2019
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John S. Heywood  (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Topic: "The Influence of Performance Pay on Alcohol and Drug Use"
Presentation: November 16, 2018

Robin Boadway  (David Chadwick Smith Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at Queen's University.)
Topic: "Implementing a Basic Income Guarantee in Canada: Prospects and Problems"
Presentation: November 14, 2018
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Michael Clair
Topic: "Governments are from Mars, Universities are from Venus"
Presentation: November 9, 2018 To listen to this presentation click

Dept of Economics, University of Ottawa and Nikita Lyssenko, Dept of Economics,
Topic: "Climate Policy in a Distorted World"
Presentation: October 25, 2018
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John Maher (Waterford Institute of Technology)
Topic: "Examining the Role of Residential Property as a Basis for Augmenting Income in
Presentation: July 9, 2018

Kory Kroft ( University of Toronto)
Topic: "Salary Disclosure Law and the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Canada."
Presentation: July 5, 2018

Jason Childs (University of Regina)
Topic: "Legalizing and Regulating Cannabis"
Presentation: Feb 23, 2018

Stan Marshall President & CEO Nalcor Energy
Topic: "Understanding Muskrat Fall"
Presentation: Feb. 15, 2018

Scott Lynch (Memorial University)
Topic: "An Economy Driven by Oil. Forecasting Key Provincial Economic Indicators Using

Larry Short  (Portfolio Manager HollisWealth, a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc.) Topic: "A Financial Plan for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador"

Trevor Tombe  (University of Calgary)
Topic: "Fiscal Transfers Between Provinces: The Causes and Consequences"
Presentaion: Nov. 17, 2017

Michael Salvaris (Deakin University)
Topic: "Measuring the Future we Want
Presentation: Nov.14, 2017

Xueli Tang  (Deakin University, Australia)
Topic: "Social Cohesion and Optimal Redistribution in Economies with Long-Run Growth."
Presentation: Nov. 10, 2017

Michael Smart  (University of Toronto)
Topic: "An estimable model of income redistribution in a federation: Musgrave meets Oat"
Presentation: Nov. 3, 2017

Terry Paddon (Auditor Gerneal, NL)
Topic: "The Financial Condition of NL"
Presentation: Oct. 25, 2017
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Wade Locke  (Economics, Memorial University)
Topic:  "State of NL Economy: From Bad to Worse"
Presentation: Oct. 20, 2017

Byron Spencer   (McMaster University)
Topic: "What Rates of Productivity Growth Would be Required to Offset the Effects of P
Presentation: Oct. 13, 2017

Burc Kayahan (Economics, Acadia Univeristy)
Topic "Economic Impact of Curise Toursim in Atlantic Canada"
Presentation: Oct. 4, 2017

Alex Marland  (Political Science, Memorial University)
Topic: "Dumb it Down, Folks! How Academics Can Change Public Policy"
Presentation: Sept. 29, 2017

Jim Keating  (NALCOR)
Topic: "Newfoundland and Labrador's Offshore Oil and Gas Industry: A New Era of Explora"
Presentation: Sept. 27, 2017

Livio Di Matteo  (Lakehead University)
Topic: ""
Presentation: Sept 22, 2017

Chris Janes  (CMHC)
Topic: "Key Drivers of Demand, Current Conditions & Outlook for the St. John's Area Ho
Presentation: September 15, 2017

Luc Clair  (Economics, University of Winnipeg)
Topic: "Supplemental Health Insurance and the Use of Mental Health Services in Canada.
Presentation: September 8, 2017

Sean McGrath & Jay Foster (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Topic: "The Place of Economics in the Future of Nature?"
Listen to the Presentation here March 24, 2017

Tony Fang
  (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Topic: "The Socioeconomic Benefits of Immigration to Newfoundland"
Presentation: March 22, 2017

Eric Tenkorang  (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Topic: "Early Onset of Type 2 Diabetes Among Visible Minority and Immigrant Population Presentation: March 3, 2017

Georges Zaccour  (HEC Montreal)
Topic: "International Environmental Agreements: Game Theoretic Approaches"
Presentation: February 8, 2017

Terry Paddon  (Auditor General NL)
Topic: "Update on the Financial Condition of Newfoundland and Labrador"
Presentation: November 28, 2016 3:00PM - 4:30PM IIC2001

Herb Emery  (University of New Brunswick)
Topic: "Can Energy Resource Exports Propel Canada into Being a World Economic Leader?"
Presentation: November 4, 2016 3:00PM - 4:30PM A2065

Richard Saillant  (Universite de Moncton)
Topic: "Newfoundland and Labrador in the Age of the Great Demographic Imbalance"
Presentation Given September 30, 2016

Michael Veall  (McMaster University)
Topic: "Top Income Shares in Canadian Provinces"
Presentation Given March 11, 2016 3:00PM - 5:00PM A2065

Terry Paddon  (Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Topic: ""
Presentation Given February 17, 2016 3:00PM - 5:00PM SN 4073

Pierre-Oliver Pineau  (HEC Montreal)
Topic: "The Benefits of Integrating Electricity Markets-Why and How Canadian Provinces "
Presentation Given on November 20, 2015

Brian Murphy  (Statistics Canada)
Topic: "Income of the Affluent: The Role of Private Corporations"
Presentation Given on October 16, 2015

Kevin Milligan  (University of British Columbia)
Topic: "Child Tax Benefits and the Tax Treatment of Children"
Presentation Given on September 18, 2015

Armine Yalnizyan
Topic: Budget 2015: With Oil Below $100, What's The Plan?
Presentation Given on April 10, 2015

Dr. Bill Scarth (McMaster University)
Topic: Income Inequality: What Governments Can Do?
Presentation Given on February 27, 2015

Dr. Kathleen Vaillancourt (ESMIA Consultants, Inc., Montreal)
Topic: Impact of the Trans Canada Pipeline on the Oil and Gas Industry in Newfoundland
Presentation Given on February 13, 2015

Dr. Catherine Keske (Grenfell Campus, Memorial University)
Topic: Food Security, Food soverignty, and the Agricultural Supply Chain in Newfoundla
Presentation Given on January 30, 2015

Mr. Terry Paddon (Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador)
Topic: the Financial Condition of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Presentation Given on November 21, 2014

Dr. Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)
Topic: "Canadian Inequality, Then and Now: Can Increasing Inequality be a Steady State?"
Presentation Given on November 14, 2014

Dr. Paul Boothe (Ivey Business School, Western University)
Topic: "The Future of Canadian Manufacturing: Learning from Leading Firms"
Presentation Given on October 3, 2014

Dr. Ron Kneebone (University of Calgary)
Topic: "Patterns of Homelessness in Calgary"
Presentation Given on September 19, 2014

Commentary on Dr. Ron Kneebone's presentation
Written by Economics Student Kerri Neil, September 2014

Dr. Jean-Thomas Bernard (Université d’Ottawa)
Topic: "The Effects of the CO2 tax on BC Gasoline Demand"
Presentation Given on April 11, 2014

Dr. Andrew Leach (University of Alberta)
Topic: "Oil Sands: Should We Leave It In the Ground?"
Presentation Given on April 4, 2014

Dr. Ujjayant Chakravorty (Tufts University)
Topic: "Biofuels, Food Prices and Poverty"
Presentation Given on March 28, 2014

Dr. Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
Topic: "Monetary Policy and Leverage Shocks"
Presentation Given on March 21, 2014

Dr. Serge Coulombe (University of Ottawa)
Topic: Resource Boom, Productivity and the Dutch Disease
Presentation Given on May 10, 2013

Dr. Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
Topic: Perspectives on Well-being in Newfoundland and Labrador
Presentation Given on May 3, 2013

Dr. Andre Plourde (Carleton University)
Topic: Carbon Taxes and Financial Incentives for GHG Emissions Reductions in Alberta's Oil Sands
Presentation Given on March 15, 2013

Dr. Ron Alquist (Bank of Canada)
Topic: Recent Developments in Modelling Crude Oil Prices
Presentation Given on March 8, 2013

Dr. Jason Stevens (University of Prince Edward Island)
Topic: Testing mean reversion in the infinite horizon: An application ot the price of crude oil
Presentation Given on February 8, 2013