2013: University of Alberta

Program

CPEG 2013 Conference

University of Alberta, Telus Centre
Edmonton, AB, Canada
November 9-10, 2013


Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:15 am – 8:50 amBreakfast and registration
8:50 am – 9:00 amWelcome remarks (Douglas West, Chair, UofA Economics)
9:00 am – 10:30 amSession 1: Urban Sprawl
Chair: Iryna Kryvoruchko
Martin Farnham (University of Victoria): The Road To Ruin: Parasitic Suburbs and Traffic Congestion
Discussant: Craig Brett
Stefan Dodds (University of Winnipeg): Retail Amenities and Urban Sprawl
Discussant: Andrew Eckert
10:30 am – 11:00 amBreak/Refreshments
11:00 am – 12:00 pmInvited Lecture
Chair: Joanne Roberts
James R. Hines (University of Michigan)
What Do We Know About Base Erosion and Profit Shifting?
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmLunch (Telus Atrium)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pmSession 2: Dynamic Political Economy
Chair: Stuart Landon
Jean Guillaume Forand (University of Waterloo): A Dynamic Duverger’s Law
Discussant: Johanna Goertz
Thomas Groll (Columbia University): Dynamic Commercial Lobbying
Discussant: Ross Hickey
3:30 pm – 3:30 pmBreak/Refreshments
3:30 pm – 5:45 pmSession 3: Individual Decisions Under Risk
Chair: Katherine Cuff
Jack Leach (McMaster University): Why Lottery Tickets are Purchased by Poor People
Discussant: Phil Curry
Marie Louise Leroux (Université du Québec à Montréal): Fair Retirement Under Risky Lifetime
Discussant: Jack Leach
Phil Curry (University of Waterloo): Crime, Apprehension, and Clearance Rates
Discussant: Martin Farnham
6:30 pmReception and dinner (Union Bank Inn)
Sunday, November 10, 2013
8:30 am – 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 amSession 4: Fiscal Federalism
Chair: Connie Smith
Elisabeth Gugl (University of Victoria): Tax Competition and the Efficiency of ‘Benefit-Related’ Business Taxes
Discussant: Matt Krzepkowski
Jean-Denis Garon (Université du Québec à Montréal): Environmental Taxation in a Federal System of Government with Equalization Payments
Discussant: Andrew Leach
10:30 am – 11:00 amBreak/Refreshments
11:00 am – 12:00 pmInvited Lecture
Chair: Craig Brett
Francesco Trebbi (University of British Columbia)
How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch (Telus Atrium)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pmSession 5: Voting
Chair: Tilman Klumpp
Johanna Goertz (University of Guelph): Inefficient Committees: Small Elections with Three Alternatives
Discussant: Jean-Denis Garon
Craig Brett (Mount Allison University): Citizen Candidates and Voting Over Incentive-Compatible Nonlinear Income Tax Schedules
Discussant: Thomas Groll
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmBreak/Refreshments
3:00 pm – 4:30 pmSession 6: Coalitions and Tax Offsets
Chair: Xuejuan Su
Emilson Silva (University of Alberta): Coalition-Proof Overlapping International Green R&D Agreements
Discussant: Katherine Cuff
Matt Krzepkowski (Statistics Canada): Debt and Tax Loss: The Effect of Tax Asymmetries on the Cost of Capital and Capital Structure
Discussant: Elisabeth Gugl
4:30 pmAdjourn

Attendees

List of attendees for this year's annual conference

Last Name
First Name
Organisation

Basnet

Pratap

Student

Behere

Bhakti

Student

Brett

Craig

Mount Allison University

Chu

Filmer

Student

Cuff

Katherine

McMaster University

Curry

Phil

University Of Waterloo

Dellis

Arnaud

Laval University

Dodds

Stefan

University of Winnipeg

Eckert

Andrew

University of Alberta

Farnham

Martin

University of Victoria

Fisher

Breanna

Student

Forand

Jean Guillaume

University of Waterloo

Garon

Jean-Denis

ESG-UQAM

Gjioncaj

Osli

Student

Goertz

Johanna

University of Guelph

Groll

Thomas

Columbia University SIPA

Gugl

Elisabeth

University of Victoria

Hickey

Ross

University of British Columbia

Hines

James

University of Michigan

Huang

Jingyu

Student

Klumpp

Tilman

University of ALberta

Kryvorucho

Iryna

University of Regina

Krzepkowski

Matt

Statistics Canada

Landon

Stuart

University of Alberta

Leach

Andrew

University of Alberta

Leach

John

McMaster University

Leroux

Marie-Louise

ESG UQAM

Mehta

Janm

Student

Nwokeukwu

Iheanyi

Student

Razavilar

Negar

Student

Roberts

Joanne

University of Calgary

Silva

Emilson

University of Alberta

Smith

Constance

University of Alberta

Su

Xuejuan

University of Alberta

Trebbi

Francesco

University of British Columbia

West

Douglas

University of Alberta