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Call for Papers - Conference on the Economics of Immigration November 13, 2011
The Research Group on the Economics of Immigration at the University of Ottawa, in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, is organizing a conference on the Economics of Immigration at the University of Ottawa, on October 18 and 19, 2013.
You are invited to present a paper or organize a complete session. Registration, travel and accommodation expenses for one author/presenter of an accepted paper will be covered up to $2000 (as long as they meet the University of Ottawa travel expense guidelines. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit papers.
Issues of interest include (but are not limited to):
• The relationship between trade, investment, immigration and productivity growth.
• The economic contribution of temporary foreign workers.
• The optimal mix between permanent and temporary migration.
• Issues related to temporary entries under free-trade agreements
• The economic performance of independent immigrants and of refugees.
• Attracting the best and the brightest: Foreign students, immigration and labour market success.
• The growing role of the provinces in the selection and integration of immigrants.
• The effectiveness of integration programs such as language training.
Among other highlights, the conference will include a keynote speech by Marta Tienda (Princeton University).
To submit a paper, you will need to provide:
• The title of the paper; an abstract of the paper; and the names and contact information for all authors, including mailing and e-mail addresses and phone numbers. (Please forward information to email@example.com).
To submit a complete session, you will need to provide:
• The title and a brief description of the session; an abstract for suggested papers for the session; names and affiliations of all potential authors; and the name and contact information of the person proposing the session. (Please forward information to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2013. Decisions concerning the inclusion of papers and sessions will be announced by August 31, 2013.
Symposium on Labor Market Frictions and the Business Cycle November 13, 2011
HEC Montreal, CIRPEE-Centre Interuniversitaire sur le Risque, les Politiques Economiques et l'Emploi, and MacroMontreal will host the “Symposium on Labor Market Frictions and the Business Cycle” on Thursday, May 30th, 2013. The program can be found on this website.
The symposium will be held at HEC Montreal, in conjunction with the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economic Association, hosted by HEC Montreal from May 31 to June 2.
The meeting will bring together researchers working on empirical and theoretical aspects of macroeconomics, focusing on the impact on business cycle and economic policy of search frictions in the labor market, workers heterogeneity and worker-employer matching.
REGISTRATION: Participation is restricted to registered participants, and is free of charge. To participate to the Symposium, please email Renée Bouchard at email@example.com by Monday, May 13. Space for the official symposium lunch is limited, and will be offered to the earliest registered participants.
LOCATION: The Symposium will take place at the main building of HEC Montreal on 3000, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal. The same building will also host the sessions of the CEA 2013 meeting. Directions to HEC Montreal are available at http://www.hec.ca/en/campus/directions/index.html.
Job Posting - Shandong University of Finance and Economics November 13, 2011
The Department of Economics at Dalhousie University is assisting Shandong University of Finance and Economics, located in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, to recruit visiting professors to teach at SDUFE in the fall (approximately mid-September to mid-December) and spring (approximately March 1 to May 25) semesters of the 2013-14 academic year.
The fall assignment involves teaching two sections each of two upper level applied courses to fourth year students and the spring assignment involves two persons, one teaching two sections of two applied courses to third year students and the other teaching two sections of an applied course to second year students and two sections of an applied course to third year students. Fields for these courses are open except for public finance, public policy analysis, international finance, and regional development in the case of the fall courses for fourth year students and regional development for the third year students.
The position includes return airfare between point of origin in Canada and Jinan, free accommodation (including utilities and internet) for the duration of the assignment in Jinan, and a competitive salary by Canadian standards for sessional instructors. A cooperative teacher from the faculty of SDUFE will also be assigned to work with the Canadian instructor in each course and to assist with marking, tutorials, etc. All courses will be taught in English; no knowledge of Mandarin is required. These positions are suitable for Canadian faculty on leave, for persons just finishing their doctorate, for senior PhD students, i.e., thesis-only students, or for retired faculty members from a Canadian economics department.
Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women. Persons interested in these positions should send a letter of application or inquiry, together with a c.v., to Barry Lesser or Shannon Peng.
For applications received in time and if the applicant will be at the CEA meetings, an interview with a Dalhousie representative may be arranged. Names of three references should be included with applications. Closing date for applications is June 30, 2013 but applications prior to the CEA meetings are encouraged.
Bank of Canada PhD Internship November 13, 2011
The Bank of Canada invites applications for Ph.D. internship positions in 2013. Successful candidates will spend two to four months to pursue their dissertation projects, present their work, and will be invited to participate in other projects on areas related to Monetary Policy and Financial Stability.
The internship will offer many opportunities for learning and professional development for qualified candidates studying in macro/microeconomics, finance, international economics and econometrics. The Bank features a highly dynamic research environment that provides leading-edge research and analysis in the areas related to monetary policy and financial stability. As part of this environment, you will interact with colleagues at the Bank and with Bank visitors, participate in research seminars and policy discussions, provide feedback on the work done at the Bank as well as promote your own work. You will also have an opportunity to access bank, firm, and household level data sets, as well as financial markets data, available at the Bank.
This position is located in Ottawa and compensation is $4,965 per month. The deadline is May 31, 2013. More details can be found on the Bank of Canada website.
BCMA Job Posting Health Economist November 13, 2011
The British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) is a voluntary association of British Columbia's physicians, medical residents, and medical students. Governed by an elected body of physicians, the BCMA represents the collective view of the medical profession of British Columbia and negotiates for and on behalf of physicians for their compensation. The Association is also responsible for setting medical service fee schedules and negotiating the schedule of benefits paid by the Medical Services Plan as well as representing sessional, salaried, and other alternative payment physicians.
The Association aims to advance the practice and science of medicine and the health of British Columbians by working for the improvement of medical education, health care legislation, and the delivery of hospital and other health care services.
The Health Economist is responsible for providing quantitative support to BCMA activities and initiatives pertaining to economics issues as they impact on the health care delivery system and relate to the internal operations of the BCMA. The full job posting can be found on the BCMA website.
CREE Conference 2013 November 13, 2011
The Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics (CREE) 2013 conference takes place this year at Brock University. The dates are: September 27-29, 2013.
On behalf of the program committee, we encourage you to submit extended 2 page abstracts (and or completed papers). You can do this directly on their website. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, June 7, 2013.
Further information about accommodations, registration, etc is to be found on the website.
Job Posting Columbia Pacific Consulting Economist Consultant November 13, 2011
Columbia Pacific Consulting has a full-time position (effective immediately) available for an Economic Consultant to work in the company’s Litigation Support Group in Vancouver.
- Lifetime income projections by age, sex, education and occupation;
- Present value of cost and income streams;
- Data base management;
- Extensive Excel spreadsheet work;
- Interpretation of statistics on labour force participation, unemployment, and part-time;
- Income tax simulation routines;
- Review of labour market trends and issues;
- Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) applications;
- Some regulatory/major project assessment work;
- Drafting of reports.
Applicants should have an MA (Economics) degree and strong communication skills. Knowledge of labour market economics, financial analysis and project evaluation models will be an asset. Remuneration is negotiable.
Applications should be sent by mail or fax the prospective employer:
Attention: Mr. Douglas G. Hildebrand
Columbia Pacific Consulting
1550 – 650 West Georgia Street
Vancouver , BC V6B 4N8
Call for proposals - Symposium on Teaching and Learning November 13, 2011
Call for Proposals
Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Embracing Change @ SFU
Proposal submission deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013
Symposium dates: Wednesday-Thursday, May 15-16, 2013, at SFU Burnaby
Join other SFU educators as we explore some key teaching and learning initiatives, share recent work, and discuss how our collective efforts can transform the student experience. This year’s Symposium focuses on how faculty members and instructors are enhancing their students’ learning experiences through innovation and inquiry. You will discover strategies, tools, examples, and critical perspectives for embracing change and transformation at SFU.
We invite interactive and collegial proposals from SFU faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, tutor-markers, graduate and undergraduate students, instructional staff, and administrators that demonstrate how your teaching practice, research, and pursuit of scholarship in teaching and learning have benefited your students’ learning. Session topics may include:
● Curriculum, program, or course re/design, renewal, and assessment
● Learning technologies, such as Canvas (SFU's new learning management system)
● Integrating research and experiential learning
● Supporting students with English as an Additional Language
● Learning environments and student well-being
For more information on applications and submission, please visit the Teaching and Learning Centre website.
Call for Papers - Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance January 20, 2013
Presented by the Society for Computational Economics
Sponsored by Simon Fraser University
July 10 through 12, 2013 – Vancouver, BC Canada
Information on how to submit papers for consideration can be found here.
Submissions must be received on or before February 15, 2013
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 1, 2013
Registration for accepted papers must be completed and paid by May 15, 2013
Final papers should be uploaded to the Conference Maker website by June 1, 2013
Sabbatical/Post-Doc at CIGI: January 04, 2013
CIGI welcomes faculty members from any relevant discipline who are conducting research in one of CIGI’s core program areas — global economy, global security, global development or environment and energy — to spend their sabbatical as a CIGI visiting fellow. Successful applicants will receive a stipend, research support and opportunities to participate in BSIA and CIGI activities. Consideration will occur throughout the year.
C.D. Howe Institute Business Cycle Council November 13, 2011
The recently launched C.D. Howe Institute Business Cycle Council will act as an arbiter of business cycle dates in Canada. Of particular interest, to faculty and students, is that the main quarterly and monthly economic indicators used to establish the historical chronology of business cycles are available on the website. For more details go to http://www.cdhowe.org/business-cycle-council.