Economic Conditions for Regional Development and for First Nations



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ACEA 2016 Program

Conference Theme: "Economic Conditions for Regional Development and for First Nations"

Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Friday October 21


12:00 Noon Registration OpensTweedie Hall Foyer, Wallace McCain Student Centre

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Panel on Economic Prospects in Atlantic Canada

Sponsored by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC)

Tweedie Hall, Wallace McCain Student Centre

Chair: Frank Strain (Mount Allison University)

Wade Locke (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Jim Sentance (University of Prince Edward Island)

David Chaundy (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)

David Campbell (Chief Economist, New Brunswick Provincial Government)

2:30 PM Break

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Panel on Indigenous Issues: Truth (Data) and Reconciliation (Policy)

Tweedie Hall, Wallace McCain Student Centre

Chair: Craig Brett (Mount Allison University)

Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University)

Roger Augustine (First Nations Regional Chief for NB/PEI)

Angela Daley (University of Maine)

David Macdonald (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)



5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: "Recruiting Students for St. Mary's University (SMU) Graduate Program in Economics" Maryam Dilmaghani, Avard-Dixon, Room 120

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception: Hammond House, 82 York Street, Sackville

Saturday October 22



Concurrent Paper Sessions



Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am



Labour Markets,

Avard Dixon,

Room 111




Casey Warman

David Albouy, Chandler Lutz , Casey Warman

Local Labor Markets in Canada and the United States






Wenbo Zhu

Skill-Replacing Technological Change and Skill Premium:  Empirical Evidence from European Countries






Edith Samuel

Volunteer Engagement, Indirect Compensation and Youth Experience





Natural Resources

Avard Dixon,

Room 112



Jonathan Rosborough

Jonathan Rosborough, Christopher Hajzler

The Effects of Expropriation Risk on Foreign Investment and Exploration in Natural Resources






Didier Tatoutchoup

Didier Tatoutchoup, Paul Samuel Njiki Njiki

Optimal Forestry Contract with Interdependent Costs






Obed Owusu

Obed Owusu, Dr. Ishmael Wireko, Albert Kobina Mensah

The Performance of the Mining Sector in Ghana: A Decomposition Analysis of the Relative Contributions of Price and Output to Revenue Growth





Health and its Determinants

Avard Dixon,

Room 116



Herb Emery

Herb Emery, Xiaoli Zheng, Jennifer Zwicker

How is funding medical research better for patients?  The population health impacts of funding for medical research






Barry Watson

Barry Watson, Lars Osberg

Healing or Breaking? The Mental Health Implications of Repeated Economic Insecurity






Rinatuya Zhuo

Rinatuya Zhuo, Sylvain Charlebois, Brian Ferguson, Minjuan Zhao

Income Elasticity of Nutrition Between Rural and Urban: A View of Rural-Urban Gap in China.


10:30AM – Noon, Graham Lecture: "Top End Inequality in Canada: The Regional Dimension," Mike Veall (McMaster) Avard Dixon, Room 118

Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch (Local Sackville establishment of your choice)


Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm



Trade

Agreements

Avard Dixon,

Room 111



Dmitry Lysenko

Dan Ciuriak and Dmitry Lysenko

The Effect of Binding Commitments on Services Trade






Teresa L. Cyrus

Why Do Countries Form Free Trade Agreements








Sara Rohany Tabatabai

Trade Agreements and the Endogenous Structure

of Multinational Firms



Environment

Avard Dixon,

Room 116



Lori J Curtis

Lori J Curtis, Terry Mitchell

Valuing First Nations' Contributions to Resource Extraction Partnerships under UNDRIP






Edward Olale

Jafar El Armali, Edward Olale, Van Lantz, Thomas Ochuodho

Environmental Kuznets Curve for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canadian Provinces






Amar Anwar

Amar Anwar, Mazhar Mughal

Natural Disasters and Terrorist Activities



Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Teaching of Economics

Avard Dixon,

Room 111



James Sawler

Curtailing Economics-101ism for Students of Economics 101







Jeff Kadoguchi

"Level-setting Economics education for students from various populations through digital learning."



Fiscal Decentralization

Avard Dixon,

Room 112



William McCarten

A Networked System of Independent Provincial Fiscal Agencies: An Overdue Institution Reform?






Keutiben Njopmouo Octave

Growth Effects of Fiscal Decentralization: Canadian Evidence






Wages and Earnings

Avard Dixon,

Room 116



Maryam Dilmaghani

Maryam Dilmaghani, Jason Dean

Labour Market Attainment of Canadian Jews in the Early 20th Century






Amar Anwar

Amar Anwar, Murtaza Haider

Skill Mismatch and the Immigrant Wage Gap in Canada


5:30PM - 6:30 PM ACEA Director's Meeting

Avard Dixon Room 117



6:30 PM Reception and Conference Banquet

The Painted Pony Bar and Grill, 98 Main Street, Sackville



Sunday October 23


Concurrent Paper Sessions

Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 am



Game Theory

Avard Dixon,

Room 111



Patrick de Lamirande

Patrick de Lamirande, Jean-Daniel Guigou

Equilibrium concept for Multi-stage supergames






Jason Childs

Subject Choice and Behaviour in Ultimatum and Prisoners’ Dilemma Games








Steven Kivinen

Steven Kivinen, Norovsambuu Tumennasan

Consensus in Social Networks





Economic Inequality

Avard Dixon,

Room 112




Richard Chisik

Nazanin Behzadan, Richard Chisik, Harun Onder, Bill Battaile

Does Inequality Drive the Dutch Disease? Theory and Evidence






Weiyang Kong

Weiyang Kong, Shelley Phipps,

Parental economic insecurity and children's non-cognitive skills. A panel study of 2 to 5 year-olds in Canada.






Louis Corriveau

Employment Targets and Equity





Education

Avard Dixon,

Room 116



Matthew D. Webb

James G. MacKinnon, Matthew D. Webb

The Subcluster Wild Bootstrap for Few (Treated) Clusters






Maggie E. C. Jones,

Student Aid and the Distribution of Educational Attainment: Evidence from a Post-Secondary Funding Program for Indigenous

Students in Canada






Michael Barber

Michael Barber, Maggie E.C. Jonesz

Exploring the Canadian Test Gap Along Racial Lines



Sunday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Assets and Investments

Avard Dixon,

Room 111



Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis, Jiseob Kim

Household Portfolio Allocation in the EU








Xiaoting Wang

Jian Wang, Xiaoting Wang, Jun Yang

Delegated Portfolio Management with Investors’ Irrational Bias



Christos Ntantamis

Measuring the Synchronization of Bull and Bear

Markets in Canadian Housing Prices



Atlantic Canada

Avard Dixon,

Room 112



Joanne Pyke

Sarah Pyke, Joanne Pyke, Richard Watuwa

The Benefits of Social Tourism for First Nations Community Residents






Pyare Arya

Did Conspiracy Cause Gasoline Outage in Nova Scotia








Gabriel Teno

Teno G., Mayer H., Boccanfuso D., Dykens T., Duynisveld J.

Extending of the grazing season in beef cattle production in Atlantic Canada and the economic contribution for the regional development



Growth and Development

Avard Dixon,

Room 116



George Jia

Small Business Dynamics in US and Canada

and the Financial-crisis






Dozie Okoye

Colonial Railways and Development in Nigeria








Wimal Rankaduwa

Wimal Rankaduwa and Azad Haider,



Education Expenditure and Growth in Atlantic Provinces


12:30 PM ACEA AGM / LUNCH University Club in the President's Cottage, Building #23 on the campus map, https://www.mta.ca/map/

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