Program, CPEG 2017

Conference Location: Department of Economics, Dunning Hall (corner of University and Union), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Room 213

Please note that presentations are up to 30 minutes followed by a 10 minute discussion.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

3:30-4:00 pm Registration and Cookies

4:00-5:30 pm Session 1 - Chair: Chris Cotton (Queen's)

Tilman Klumpp (Alberta) “Majoritarian Sequential Blotto Games”; Discussant: Raphael Boleslavsky (Miami)

Ming Li (Concordia) “On the Paradox of Mediocracy”; Discussant: Sumon Majumdar (Queen's)

5:45-7:30 pm Kickoff Reception, Location: Grizzly Grill (you are on your own for dinner)


Friday, November 3, 2017

8:30-9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Coffee

9:00-10:30 am Session 2 - Chair: Maria Gallego (Wilfrid Laurier)

Arianna Degan (UQAM) “Accountability and Political Competition”; Discussant: Davin Raiha (Western)

Jean Guillaume Forand (Waterloo) “Civil Service and the Growth of Government”; Discussant: Greg Sasso (Rochester)

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-12:15 pm Session 3 - Chair: Arnaud Dellis (UQAM)

Al Slivinski (Western) “Informational Industrial Blackmail” (co-authored with David Raiha); Discussant: Thomas Groll (Columbia)

Dan Bernhardt (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) “Reelection and Renegotiation: The Political Economy of International Agreements” (co-authored with Peter Buisseret); Discussant: Mark Fey (Rochester)

12:15-1:15 pm Lunch on site

1:15-2:15 pm Session 4 - Chair: Nicolas-Guillaume Martineau (Glendon College, York)

Kunyu Wang (Ottawa) “Subnational Politics and Foreign Direct Investment: First Causal Evidence” (student presentation, no discussant)

Maggie Jones (Queen's) “Student Aid and the Distribution of Educational Attainment” (student presentation, no discussant)

2:15-2:30 pm Break

2:30-4:00 pm Session 5 - Chair: Brant Abbott (Queen's)

Ross Hickey (UBC Okanagan) “Taxes and Charitable Giving in Canada”; Discussant: Jean-Denis Garon (UQAM)

Ray Rees (Munich) “How do Entrepreneurial Portfolios Respond to Income Taxation?” (co-authored with Frank Rossen, Davud Rostam-Afschar and Viktor Steiner); Discussant: Robin Boadway (Queen's)

4:00-4:15 pm Break

4:15-5:15 pm Invited Lecture

Stephen Coate (Cornell) "On the Dynamics of Community Development (co-authored with Levon Barseghyan)"

6:00-9:00 pm Reception and Dinner at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston Waterfront


Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:30-9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Coffee

9:00-10:30 am Session 6 - Chair: Stefan Dodds (Winnipeg)

Steeve Mongrain (Simon Fraser) “The Price May Actually be Right; Potential Benefits of Profit Shifting” (co-authored with David Oh and Tanguy van Ypersele); Discussants: Till Gross (Carleton)

Philippe De Donder (UQAM) “How is the Trade-off between Adverse Selection and Discrimination Risk Affected by Genetic Testing? Theory and Experiment” (co-authored with David Bardey and Cesar Mantilla); Discussant: Mike Hoy (Guelph)

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-12:15 pm Session 7 - Chair: Katherine Cuff (McMaster)

Donna Feir (Victoria) “The Slaughter of the Bison and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains” (co-authored with Rob Gillezeau and Maggie Jones); Discussant: Nicholas Lawson (UQAM)

Marie-Louise Leroux (UQAM) “Demand for Long-term Care Insurance in Canada”; Discussant: Brent Hickman (Queen's)

12:15-1:15 pm Lunch on site

1:15-2:15 pm Invited Lecture

Erik Snowberg (UBC) "Willingness-To-Pay and Willingness-To-Accept are Probably Less Correlated than you Think"

2:30-4:00 pm Session 8 - Chair: Chris Cotton (Queen's)

Arnaud Dellis (UQAM) “Overlobbying and Pareto-improving Agenda Constraint”; Discussant: Ross Hickey (UBC Okanagan)

Arthur Silve (Laval) “Democratic Spillovers - Rent-seeking Elites, Mobile Capital, and the Coevolution of Political Institutions”; Discussant: Leyla Karakas (Syracuse)

4:00 pm End of Conference