Program, CPEG 2017

Conference Location: Department of Economics, Dunning Hall (corner of University and Union), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Thursday, November 2

4:00-4:45 Tilman Klumpp (Alberta) “Majoritarian sequential blotto games”; Discussant: Raphael Boleslavsky (Miami)

4:45-5:30 Ming Li (Concordia) “On the paradox of mediocracy”; Discussant: Sumon Majumdar (Queen's)

5:45-7:30 Kickoff Reception, Location: Grizzly Grill

Friday, November 3

8:30-9:00 continental breakfast and coffee

9:00-9:45 Arianna Degan (UQAM) “Accountability and political competition”; Discussant: Davin Raiha (Western)

9:45-10:30 Jean Guillaume Forand (Waterloo) “Civil service and the growth of government”; Discussant: Greg Sasso (Rochester)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Al Slivinski (Western) “Informational industrial blackmail”; Discussant: Thomas Groll (Columbia)

11:30-12:15 Dan Bernhardt (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) “Reelection and renegotiation: The political economy of international agreement”; Discussant: Mark Fey (Rochester)

12:15-1:15 Lunch on site

1:15-2:15 Student Presentations (no discussants)

1:15-1:45 Kunyu Wang (Ottawa) “Subnational politics and foreign direct investment: first causal evidence”

1:45-2:15 Maggie Jones (Queen's) “Student aid and the distribution of educational attainment”

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15 Ross Hickey (UBC Okanagan) “Taxes and charitable giving in Canada”; Discussant: Jean-Denis Garon (UQAM)

3:15-4:00 Ray Rees (Munich) “How do entrepreneurial portfolios respond to income taxation?”; Discussant: Robin Boadway (Queen's)

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:15 Stephen Coate (Cornell) On the Dynamics of Community Development (invited lecture; no discussant)

5:30-9:00 Reception and Dinner at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston Waterfront

Saturday, November 4

8:30-9:00 continental breakfast and coffee

9:00-9:45 Steeve Mongrain (Simon Fraser) “The price may actually be right; Potential benefits of profit shifting”; Discussants: Till Gross (Carleton)

9:45-10:30 Philippe De Donder (UQAM) “How is the trade-off between adverse selection and discrimination risk affected by genetic testing? Theory and experiment”; Discussant: Mike Hoy (Guelph)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Donna Feir (Victoria) “The slaughter of the bison and reversal of fortunes on the great plains”; Discussant: Nicholas Lawson (UQAM)

11:30-12:15 Marie-Louise Leroux (UQAM) “Demand for long-term care insurance in Canada”; Discussant: Brent Hickman (Queen's)

12:15-1:15 Lunch on site

1:15-2:15 Erik Snowberg (UBC) Willingness-To-Pay and Willingness-To-Accept are Probably Less Correlated than You Think (invited lecture; no discussant)

2:30-3:15 Arnaud Dellis (UQAM) “Overlobbying and pareto-improving agenda constraint”; Discussant: Ross Hickey (UBC Okanagan)

3:15-4:00 Arthur Silve (Laval) “Democratic spillovers, rent-seeking elites, mobile capital, and the coevolution of political institutions”; Discussant: Leyla Karakas (Syracuse)

4:00 End of Conference