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



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


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


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,

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