19th Annual Meeting of the
Canadian Macroeconomics Study Group

4 - 5 November 2005

Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (Simon Fraser University)
580 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

 Preliminary Program
Friday, November 4
Coffee and Muffins  8:00 - 8:45 AM
Session 1: 8.45 - 10.15 AM
Chair:  Michelle Alexopoulos, University of Toronto
1.2 Urban Unemployment and Business Cycles in Developing Economies
          David COOK, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

          Hiromi Nosaka
, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Commentateur:  B. RAVIKUMAR, University of Iowa

Coffee  10:15 - 10:30 AM
Session 2: 10.30 - 12.00 AM
Sudden Stops and Depressions
Chair:  Samuel Danthine, UQAM

2.1 Sudden Stops and Productivity Drops
         Fabrizio PERRI, New York University and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

         V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota
         Patrick Kehoe, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota
         Commentateur:  Igor LIVSHITS, University of Western Ontario

2.2 Relative Prices, Trade and the Great Canadian Depression
Jim MacGEE, University of Western Ontario
Pedro Amaral, Southern Methodist University

Commentateur:  Caroline BETTS, University of Southern California


CMSG LUNCHEON  12.00 - 2.00 PM

Luncheon Seminar
Social Change
Jeremy GREENWOODUniversity of Rochester


Session 3: 2.00 - 3.30 PM
Bank of Canada Session on Monetary Policy
Chair: John Murray, Bank of Canada
Coffee  3.30 - 4.00 PM
Session 4: 4.00 - 5.30 PM
Bruce D. Smith Session on Monetary Theory
Chair:  Ed Nosal, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
4.2 Price Stickiness and the Optimal Return to Money
          Andres EROSA,
University of Toronto
          Ricardo Cavalcanti, Getulio Vargas Foundation

Commentateur:  Randall WRIGHT, University of Pennsylvania


Saturday, November 5
Coffee and Muffins  8.30 - 9.00 AM
Session 5: 9.00 - 10.30 AM
Marriage Trends and Gender Wage Gaps
Chair:  Francisco Covas, Bank of Canada

5.2 The Demographic Transition and Long-Term Marriage Trends
          Shannon SEITZ, Queen's University

          Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth CAUCUTT, University of Western Ontario

Coffee  10:30 - 10:45 AM
Session 6. 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Trade and Development 
Tamotsu Nakamura, Kobe University

6.2 Legal Institutions, Sectoral Heterogeneity, and Economic Development
          Rui CASTRO, University of Montreal
Gian Luca Clementi, New York University

          Glenn MacDonald, Washington University, St. Louis
          Commentateur:  Bart TAUB, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

LUNCH  12.15 - 2.00 PM
Session 7. 2.00 - 3:30 PM
Language and Disease
Chair:  Oleksiy Krystov, Bank of Canada

7.1 Dynamic Language Policy
          Ian KING, University of Auckland

          Peter Kennedy, University of Victoria

      Commentateur:  Allen HEAD, Queen's University

    7.2 Diseases and Development 
              Shankha CHAKRABORTY, University of Oregon

              Chris Papageorgiou, Louisiana State University

              Fidel Perez-Sebastian, Universidad de Alicante
              Commentateur:  Eric FISHER, Ohio State University

Coffee  3.30 - 4.00 PM
Session 8: 4.00 - 5.30 PM
Business Cycles
Chair:  Wai-Ming Ho, York University

8.1 Schumpeterian Restructuring
          Huw LLOYD-ELLIS, Queen's University

          Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia
          Commentateur:  Per KRUSELL, Princeton University

8.2 A Theory of Business Cycles
           Michele BOLDRIN, University of Minnesota

           Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
           Commentateur:  Paul BEAUDRY, University of British Columbia