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Conference Programme
A Conference in Memory of Mary MacKinnon and Alan Green

Date: Thursday, June 2 – Saturday, June 4
Location: University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall, Room 135

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Thursday, June 2
Friday, June 3
Saturday, June 4

Thursday, June 2

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 am – 9:00 am

Session 1: 20th Century Canadian Migration

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Chair: Kris Inwood (Guelph)

Alan Green and David Green (UBC)
"Immigration and the Canadian Wage Distribution in the First Half of the 20th Century"

Byron Lew (Trent) and Bruce Cater (Trent)
  "Immigration to Canada in the 1920s: A Dutch-Italian Comparison"

Alexander Armstrong (Queen's) and Frank Lewis (Queen's)
  "The Characteristics of European Immigrants to Canada in the 1920s: A Cross-Country Comparison"

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Session 2: Supplying Human Capital

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Chair: Gillian Hamilton (U of Toronto)

Mary MacKinnon and Chris Minns (LSE)
  "When did School Teaching Become a Career? Evidence from British Columbia, 1901-1941"

Almos Tassonyi (Ryerson and Ontario Ministry of Finance)
  "Education Finance in the Slump: Ontario, 1921-1939"

Jessica Bean (Denison)
  "Not Much Use Disliking It: Labor Supply among Female Home Workers in London, 1897-1908"

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Business Meeting
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 3: Financial Intermediaries

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chair: Patrick Coe (Carleton)

Livio DiMatteo (Lakehead) and Angela Redish (UBC)
  "The Evolution of Financial Intermediation: Evidence from 19th Century Ontario Microdata"

Michael Bordo (Rutgers), Angela Redish (UBC) and Hugh Rockoff (Rutgers)
  "Why Didn't Canada Have a Banking Crisis in 2008 (or in 1930, or 1907, or 1893)?"

Mauricio Drelichman (UBC) and Hans-Joachim Voth (Pompeu Fabra)
  "Funding Empire: Risk, Diversification and the Underwriting of Early Modern Sovereign Loans"

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Session 4: Savings Behaviour

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Chair: Ian Keay (Queen's)

Herb Emery (Calgary) and Stuart Wilson (Regina)
  "Sickness Insurance, Self-Insurance and the Role of Precautionary Savings"

Gregory Clark (UC Davis) and Gillian Hamilton (U of Toronto)
"Fertility and Wealth in New France"

Ann Carlos (Colorado), Erin Fletcher (Colorado) and Larry Neal (Illinois)
"Share Portfolios in the Age of Financial Capitalism"

The Courtyard
21 George Street, Byward Market
7:00 pm

Friday, June 3

Sessions to be held as part of the 2011 CEA Annual Meetings
Room and Building Location Announced in CEA Program

CEA/CNEH 1: Importing and Exporting Human Capital

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Chair: David Jacks (SFU)
Discussants: Jessica Bean (Denison), John Cranfield (Guelph) and Frank Lewis (Queen's)

Catherine Massey (Colorado)
  "Immigration Quotas and Immigrant Skill Composition: Evidence from the Frontier, 1910-1940"

Josh Lewis (U of Toronto)
"Electricity and Changes in Home Production"

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (Tasmania) and Rebecca Kippen (Melbourne)
  "Morbidity and Mortality on Convict Voyages to Australia"

10:00 am – 10:30 am

CEA/CNEH 2: Globalization

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Chair: Ruth Dupré (HEC)
Discussants: Jevan Cherniwchan (Calgary), Douglas McCalla (Guelph), Christian Dippel (U of Toronto)

Kris Inwood (Guelph) and Ian Keay (Queen's)
  "Transport Costs, Trade Policy and Canadian Industrial Development: Iron and Steel in a Small Open Economy, 1870-1913"

Concha Betran (Valencia) and Maria Pons (Valencia)
  "Comparing Past and Present Wage Inequality in Two Globalization Periods"

David Jacks (SFU)
  "Defying Gravity: The 1932 Imperial Economic Conference and the Reorientation of Canadian Trade"

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEA/CNEH 3: Invited Lecture in Memory of Mary MacKinnon

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chair: Herb Emery (Calgary)

Introduction by Chris Minns (LSE)

George Boyer (Cornell)
  "Work for their Prime, and Workhouse for their Age: A Regional Analysis of Old Age Pauperism in Victorian Britain"

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CEA/CNEH 4: Invited Lecture in Memory of Alan G. Green

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Introduction by Frank Lewis (Queen's)

Timothy Guinnane (Yale)
  "The Historical Fertility Transition: A Guide for Economists"

Saturday, June 4

Sessions to be held as part of the 2011 CEA Annual Meetings
Room and Building Location Announced in CEA Program

CEA/CNEH 5: The Development of Institutions

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Chair: Herb Emery (Calgary)
Discussants: Mauricio Drelichman (UBC), Ann Carlos (Colorado), Livio DiMatteo (Lakehead)

Christian Dippel (U of Toronto)
"Franchise Contraction and Elite Persistence: The Post-Slavery Caribbean Plantation Complex"

Fabio Braggion (Tillburg) and Lyndon Moore (U de Montreal)
  "The Economic Benefit of Political Connections in Late Victorian Britain"

Patrick Coe (Carleton) and Shaun Vahey (ANU)
"Economic Historians as Hedgehogs and Foxes"

10:00 am – 10:30 am

CEA/CNEH 6: War, Prohibition and Keynes

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Chair: Stuart Wilson (Regina)
Discussants: Catherine Massey (Colorado), Almos Tassonyi (Ryerson and Ontario Ministry of Finance), Shari Eli (UC Berkeley and U of Toronto)

John Cranfield (Guelph) and Kris Inwood (Guelph)
  "Stayers and Leavers, Diggers and Canucks: The 1914-1918 War in Comparative Perspective"

Ranjit Dighe (SUNY Oswego)
  "Business Week, the Great Depression and the Coming of Keynesianism to America"

Benoit Dostie (HEC) and Ruth Dupré (HEC)
  "The People's Will: Referendums and Alcohol Prohibition in International Perspective: First Stop - Canada, 1898"

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CEA/CNEH 7: Managing Money in the Early 20th Century

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chair: Lyndon Moore (U de Montreal)
Discussants: Angela Redish (UBC), Erin Fletcher (Colorado, PhD Candidate), Byron Lew (Trent)

Nicholas Dimsdale (Oxford) and Nicholas Horsewood (Birmingham)
  "Did the UK's Cheap Money Policy during the Great Depression Lead to Inflation?"

Ryan Davies (Babson College)
"Pink Pills for Pale People: A Snapshot of Entrepreneurship, Patent Medicine and Finance in 1905"

Eugene Beaulieu (Calgary) and Jevan Cherniwchan (Calgary)
  "Tariff Structure, Trade Expansion and Canadian Protectionism from 1870-1910"

Concluding Remarks
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Please Note: CEA "State of the Art" Invited Lecture
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Daron Acemoglu (MIT)
"Beliefs and Institutions"


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