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Fall 1999

Wednesday, September 29th, 12:30-1:30, KTH 334
Ross Finnie (Queen's Public Policy, Statistics Canada)
"Low Income ("Poverty") Dynamics in Canada: Entry, Exit, Spell Durations,
and Total Time"
Hosts: John Burbidge and Martin Dooley

Wednesday September 29th, 5:30-6:30 (Meet the Profs night begins at 5:00)
TSH 201 Kevin Lynch (Deputy Minister, Industry Canada)
"Improving Productivity: The Key to Higher Living Standards"
Host: Bill Scarth

Thursday, October 21st, 1:00-2:30 HSC 1A1 Colleen Flood (Toronto, Law)
"Reinventing Health Care: A Legal, Economic and Political Analysis of
Reform in New Zealand and Canada"
Discussant: Steven Lewis (Access Consulting Ltd.)
(8th Annual Labelle Lecture, Faculty of Health Sciences)

Friday, October 22nd Bill Morrison (Wilfrid Laurier University)
"Beliefs and Reciprocity in an Investment Game Experiment"
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Wednesday, October 27th Tom Crossley (Australian National University)
"What Cross Sectional Data Tell Us About Benefit Adequacy"
Hosts: John Burbidge and Mike Veall

Friday, October 29th Alexandra Minicozzi (University of Texas-Austin)
"Nonparametric Analysis of Intergenerational Income Mobility for
Daughters" (Joint Department/CILN seminar)
Host: Isaac Rischall

(co-sponsored by Finance Canada and Human Resources and Development Canada)

Friday, November 5th SEDAP Conference on "Retirement in Canada: Labour
Supply and Saving Behaviour" (Convocation Hall)
Registration begins 9:30, sessions start 10:30, workshop ends 5:00.
Organizer: Mike Veall

November 8th-12th Russell Cooper, Hooker Distinguished Visiting
Professor to Economics (Boston University)
Lecture/seminar schedule for Professor Cooper:
Monday, November 8th 3:30-5:00 KTH-B132 followed by reception at Faculty Club:
Public Lecture: "Dollarization: Pros and Cons"
Tuesday, November 9th 12:30-1:30 KTH 334
Department Seminar: ""Designing Stabilization Policy in a Monetary Union"
Wednesday, November 10th 12:30-1:20 KTH 334
Wednesday workshop: "On the Nature of Capital Adjustment Costs "
Host: Alok Johri

November 8th-11th Malcolm Johnson, Hooker Distinguished Visiting
Professor to Gerontology (seminars co-sponsored by SEDAP and others)
Lecture/seminar schedule for Professor Johnson:
Tuesday, November 9, 1999, 2:30-4:30 in MGD 505
"The Reformulation of Retirement: What are the Options and What is Fair
Across Generations"
Wednesday, November 10, 1999, 1:00-2:30 in Divinity College, 144
"Theories of Aging: The Compass through a Vast Sea of Data"
Thursday, November 11, 1999, 8:30 am- 9:30am Health Sciences Centre, Room 1A3
"Reflections on Long-Term Care: Where Does Quality Fit? Keys to Success,
Recipes for Failure"

Friday, November 12th Bob Slonim (Case Western)
"A Non-invasive Method to Infer Repeated Game Strategies from Actions"
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Tuesday, November 16th, 3:30pm in BSB/B108 Richard Deaves (McMaster,
"Performance Evaluation with Evidence from Canadian Mutual Funds"

Wednesday, November 17th, 12:30 - 1:30 HSC-3N5A Charles Phelps (Rochester)
"Doctors Have Styles -- and They Matter!"
Charles Phelps is the Provost of the University of Rochester.  If you are
interested in meeting Professor Phelps that day, please contact Ruth,
x22018. If you are interested in lunching with Professor Phelps after the
talk, contact Jerry Hurley.

Wednesday November 17th, 3:30-4:30 in BSB 108 (Coffee in BSB/202 at 3:00)
Duncan Murdoch (Western, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences)
"Perfect Sampling: Not Just for Markov Chains?" (Department of Mathematics
and Statistics seminar)

Friday, November 19th Guy Lacroix (Laval) 3:30pm
"Multi-state, Multi-episode Transition Models of Welfare Participation
in Quebec." (joint Department/CILN seminar) Host: Martin Dooley

Monday, November 22nd 12:30-1:30 Robert Fairlie (UC-Santa Cruz)
"Explaining Ethnic, Racial, and Immigrant Differences in Private School
Attendance." (CILN seminar) Host: Steve Jones

Wednesday, November 24th 12:30-1:30 Maria Gallego (Wilfrid Laurier)
"Endogenous Election and Strategic Voting" Host: Bill Scarth

Friday, November 26th Kevin Reilly (Leeds Business School)
"Sectoral Shocks, Unemployment and Intertemporal Labor Supply"
Host: John Burbidge

Tuesday, November 30th at 3:30 in BSB/103 M.A. Bean (Western)
"Pricing and Reserving Algorithms for Segregated Mutual Funds"
(Department of Mathematics Seminar)

Wednesday, December 1st Susan Laury (Georgia State University)
"Altruism and Noisy Behavior in a One-Shot Public Goods Experiment"
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Wednesday, December 8th Susan Johnson (McMaster)
"The Impact of Mandatory Representation Votes on Union Density"

Tuesday, December 14th (12:30 in KTH 334) Martin Dooley (McMaster)
"Does Mother (or Father)  Know Best? An Assessment of Parent/Child
Agreement in the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth NLSCY"
(joint department/ CILN seminar)

Wednesday, December 15th (3:00 in KTH 334) Shannon Seitz (Western)
"Employment and the Sex Ratio in a Two-Sided Model of Marriage"
Host: Bill Scarth


Winter 2000

Friday, January 7th, Rhonda Lenton (Associate Dean, Social Sciences) 3:00-4:00
(KTH 334) "Experiential Learning" (not a regular seminar)

Tuesday, January 11th, at 3:30 KTH 334 Brett House (Oxford)
"Myth or Misunderstanding? Another Theoretical Look at the East Asian Miracle"
Host: Bill Scarth

Friday, January 14th, 3:00 KTH 334 Peter Berezin (Toronto)
"Why Isn't the Whole World Rich? Trade and Inequality in a Model with
Oligopolistic Competition" Host: Bill Scarth

Monday, January 17th, 1:30-3:00 p.m. KTH-705 Michael Lynk (UWO, Law)
"Human Rights and Labour Law in the Canadian Workplace"
(A Labour Studies seminar)

Monday, January 17th, 3:30 in MGD-505 Cathleen Johnson (VPI)
"Spatial Social Networks" Host: Bill Scarth

Wednesday, January 19th, Rejean Landry, (University of Laval)
12:30-1:30 in HSC-3N5A
"Climbing the Ladder of Research Utilization:Evidence from Social Science
Research" (CHEPA Seminar) Host: Bill Scarth

Wednesday, January 19th, 3:30 Katherine Cuff (Queen's)
"A Minimum Wage Can Be Welfare-Improving and Employment-Enhancing"
Host: Bill Scarth

Monday, January 24th, 3:30-5:00 MGD-505 Doug Norris
(Director Housing, Family and Social Statistics Division, Statistics Canada)
(SEDAP seminar)
"Research Data Centres: One Element of the Canadian Initiative on Social

Wednesday, January 26th, 3:30 p.m. in BSB-202 Maung Min-Oo
(Math/Stats McMaster)
"Geometry of multivariate normal distributions" (Dept. of Math/Stats seminar)

Wednesday, February 9th, 12:30 -1:30 in KTH 334 Don Dawson and
Lonnie Magee (McMaster)
"The National Hockey League Entry Draft, 1969-1995: An Application of a
Weighted Pool-Adjacent-Violators Algorithm"

Wednesday, February 9th, 2:00-4:00 Room: KTH 705 Jim Stanford (CAW)
"Paper Boom: How to Put Finance Back to Work in a Real Job"
(jointly sponsored by Labour Studies and the Dept. of Economics,
contact: Don Wells)

Tuesday, February 15th, 3:30pm in BSB/B103 Matt Davison (University
of Western Ontario) "Options on Electrical Power:  Many Questions and a Few
(Department of Mathematics and Statistics Financial Mathematics seminar)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in KTH 705
Mike Burke and John Shields (Politics/Public Admin. Ryerson)
"Behind the Official Numbers: The Myth of the Great Jobs Boom"
(A Labour Studies seminar)

Wednesday, February 16th, Isaac Rischall (McMaster)
"Who Studies in High School?" (joint Department/CILN seminar)

Wednesday, February 16th, 3:30 p.m. in BSB-108
Abdel El-Shaarawi (National Water Research Institute and Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster)
"Accounting for Overdispersion in the Analysis of Count Data"

Monday, February 21st, 3:00-4:30 in KTH 334 Louise Grogan
(Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam) "Worker Flows in Russia" (CILN seminar)

Friday, March 3rd, Stephan Schott (McMaster)
"The Optimal Harvest Path and Age Selectivity in Multiple-Cohort Fisheries-
a Two-Cohort Model"

Wednesday, March 8th, Morten Soberg (Statistics Norway, University of Oslo)
"An Experimental Evaluation of Market Power in Emission Permit Markets"
Host: Andy Muller

Wednesday, March 15th,  Mikal Skuterud (McMaster)
"The Impact of Sunday Shopping Deregulation on Employment and Hours of
Work in the Retail Industry: Evidence from Canada"
(joint department/CILN seminar)

Friday, March 17th, Steve Elliott (Miami University)
"Assurance Information: An Experimental Study" Host: Stuart Mestelman

Wednesday, March 29th, Allen Zeesman (Human Resources Development
Canada) "Social Exclusion :  The Changing Nature of Poverty in Canada"
Host: Martin Dooley (joint department/CILN seminar)

Friday, March 31st, Joann Jasiak (York University)
"Nonlinear Innovations and Impulse Response Functions"
Host: Mike Veall

Friday, April 7th, Gilles Duranton (London School of Economics)
"Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of
Products" Host: Yorgos Papageorgiou

Wednesday, April 12th, Steve Jones (McMaster)
"Unemployment and Labour Force Attachment: New Results for Canada
1997-1999" (CILN seminar)

Friday, April 14th, Robert Shimer (Princeton University)
"The Impact of Young Workers on the Aggregate Labor Market"
Host: Steve Jones (CILN seminar)

Tuesday, April 18th, 10:00-11:30 in MGD-505 Rene Somera
(De La Salle University, Philippines)
"Older Persons and their Caregivers: Stroke as a Critical Life Event in
the Filipino Family" (sponsored by McMaster Centre for Gerontological
Studies, R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Research and Education in Aging
and Health and SEDAP)

Friday, April 28th, Caroline Hoxby (Harvard University)
"Would School Choice Change the Teaching Profession?"
Host: Steve Jones (CILN seminar)


Summer 2000

Wednesday, May 10 Pierre Leger (University of Western Ontario and HEC, University of Montreal) "Parental Illness and the Labour Supply of Adult Children" Host: Mike Veall (joint CILN/SEDAP seminar)

Friday, May 12 Peter Kuhn (UC-Santa Barbara and McMaster) "Internet and Traditional Job Search Methods, 1994-1999" Host: Mike Veall (Department and CILN seminar)

Wednesday, May 17 Jean-Paul Lam (McMaster) "Exchange-rate policy, taxes on capital flows, and built-in stability"

Wednesday, May 24 Sule Alan (McMaster) "Estimating Continuous Time Short-Term Interest Rate Models: A Comparison of Different Estimators"

Wednesday, May 24 3:30-4:30 Tom Crossley (York) First lecture of an econometrics "minicourse" "Instrumental Variables Methods for Panel Data"

Friday, May 26 3:00-4:30 Martin Browning (Copenhagen, McMaster) "Children and consumption"

Tuesday, May 30 3:00-4:30 KTH 334 John Helliwell (UBC) "The Brain Drain" Host: Mike Veall

Wednesday, June 14 12:30-1:30 in KTH 334 Andy Muller (McMaster) "Order of Play, Forward Induction, and Presentation Effects in Two Person Games"
and Stuart Mestelman (McMaster) "Heterogeneity, Communication, Coordination and Voluntary Provision of a Public Good"

Monday, July 24 12:30-1:30 in KTH 334 Tom Crossley (York) Second and final lecture of an econometrics 'minicourse' "How far can you get with repeated cross sections?"

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Guide to abbreviations:
CILN is the Canadian International Labour Network
CHEPA is the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
SEDAP is the Research Program on the Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population.