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Fall 2001

Wednesday, September 19 to Friday September 21 Visit of Hooker Visiting Professor Peter Diamond (MIT)
His talks:
Wednesday, Sept. 19th 12:30-1:30 in KTH 334 "Optimal Lifetime Taxation"
Thursday, September 20th 3:00-4:30, MGD-505 Public Lecture (co-sponsored by SEDAP and followed by reception): "Behavioral Economics and Social Security"
Friday, September 21st 1:30-3:00, MGD-505 "Optimal Retirement Incentives"

Friday, September 28, Craig Riddell (UBC) "Literacy, Numeracy, and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada"
Hosts: Steve Jones, Mike Veall

Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30
Canadian Econometric Study Group Meetings at Wilfrid Laurier University
Organizer: Baldev Raj

Wednesday, October 3 3:30 pm in GSB 207 Alessandra Brazzale (National Research Council, Italy) "Higher-order Asymptotics in Practice " (A Department of Mathematics and Statistics Seminar)

Friday, October 5 Paul Masson (IMF) "Migration, Human Capital and Poverty in a Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country" Host: Bill Scarth

Wednesday, October 10 Our M.A. alumnus Allan Pollock (Health Canada) will give a talk entitled "Why Does Health-Care Utilisation Increase With Age: the Cost of Living or the Cost of of Dying?"
Then Sally Thornton (Health Canada) will conclude with a short presentation on recruitment of new economists by the Applied Research and Analysis Directorate (Health Canada).
Hosts: Jerry Hurley, Mike Veall

Wednesday, October 10, 5:30-6:30 pm in CNH-107 Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy "The Future of Trade Agreements." (discussion, pop, pizza to follow) (sponsored by McMaster Economics Society)

Friday, October 12 Francisco Gonzalez (UBC) "Economic Growth Under Anarchy"
Host: Alok Johri

Dr. Sara Arber, Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK, will be presenting 3 lectures as Hooker Visiting Professor in Sociology:

Monday, October 15, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. HSC 4E20 "Gender and Aging: Have We Forgotten Older Men? Tuesday, October 16,12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., HSC 4E20 "Gender Inequalities in Health Across the Life Course" Wednesday, October 17, 2001, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. University Hall, Convocation Hall (2nd Floor) "Gender and the Generation: The Changing Nature of Inequalities Across the Life Course" The talks are co-sponsored by a number of groups including SEDAP.

Thursday, October 18, 2001 1:00 pm to 2:30 in HSC-1A1 (Reception to follow at Faculty Club)
Jean-Marie Berthelot (Statistics Canada) "For Our Eyes Only: The Importance of Record Linkage in Health Services Research"
Dr. Andreas Laupacis, President and CEO, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
Professor Valerie Steeves, Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, Carleton University and Director of the Technology Project, Centre for Law and Social Change (Labelle Lectureship)

Friday, October 19 1:30 - 3:00 KTH 334 Frank Lichtenberg (Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business, Columbia University) "The Benefits and Costs of Newer Medicines" Visit sponsored by the Merck Frosst Distinguisher Speaker Series in Health Economics. Host: Paul Grootendorst

Wednesday, October 24 Paul Grootendorst (CE&B, McMaster) "The impact of reference pricing of cardiovascular drugs on health care costs and "The Benefits and Costs of Newer Medicines" Visit sponsored by the Merck Frosst Distinguisher Speaker Series in Health Economics.

Friday, October 26 Louise Grogan (McMaster) "Fertility and Economic Uncertainty: Evidence from East and West"

Friday, November 9, Arthur Robson (University of Western Ontario) "The Evolution of Human Longevity and Intelligence in Hunter-Gatherer Societies" Hosts: John Burbidge, Mike Veall

Friday, November 9/ Saturday November 10
Canadian Macroeconomic Study Group Meetings at UBC see CMSG

Friday, November 16 Isaac Ehrlich (University of Buffalo) "Behavior vs. Biology in Explaining Life Expectancies" (joint department/SEDAP) Host: Mike Veall

Monday, November 19 12:30 - 1:20 in KTH 334 Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead) "Boom and Bust, 1885-1920: Evidence from Probate" (joint department/SEDAP) Host: Mike Veall

Wednesday, November 21 12:30 - 1:30 in HSC 3N5A John Bridges (City University of New York) "Portfolio Investment in Health and the Need to Reinterpret Risk for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Interventions" (CHEPA seminar)

Friday, November 23 Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto) "Cities, Agriculture, and Growth"
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

Friday, November 30 Todd Mattina (Guelph) "Will that be Cash or Credit: How Monetary Settlement Affects International Prices" Host: Marc-Andre Letendre

Thursday, December 6, 12:00 - 1:30 (note different starting time) in KTH 334 Gregory Dow (Simon Fraser University) "Partnership Markets with Adverse Selection" Host: Mike Veall

Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8
Canadian Economist Employment Exchange in Toronto.

Thursday, December 13, 12:00 - 1:30 (note different starting time) in KTH 334 Mikal Skuterud (McMaster) "On-the-job Search: Explaining Long-Term Upward Trends in U.S. and Canadian Rates"


Winter 2002

Wednesday, January 16, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m in HSC 3N5A Carl Bertoia (Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster) "An Introduction to the McMaster Research Data Centre" (CHEPA seminar)

Friday, January 18th, 2:30pm in Health Sciences Centre, Room 1A1 Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers) "The Global Economy After September 11th: If Capitalism Is So Strong, Why Is It So Unstable?" (The McMaster Student Action Committee Guest Lecture)

Wednesday, January 23 to Friday, January 25 Visit of Hooker Visiting Professor Joshua Angrist (M.I.T.)
Host: Steve Jones
Wednesday, January 23, 12:30 - 1:20, KTH 334 "Achievement Awards for High School Matriculation: Research Methods and Preliminary Findings"
Thursday, January 24, 3:30 to 5:00 in MGD-505, reception to follow at University Club Public Lecture: "Resource Allocation in Public Schools: Computers vs. Class Size"
Friday, January 25, 2:30 - 4:00 "Protective or Counter-Productive? Labor Market Institutions and the Effect of Immigration on EU Natives"

Tuesday, January 29, 3:30 - 5:00 in KTH-334 Abigail Payne (University of Illinois, at Chicago) "Government Grants to Private Charities: Do They Crowd Out Giving or Fundraising?"

Wednesday, February 13 12:30 - 1:20 in KTH 334 Jennifer Stewart (McMaster) "Consumption Indicators, Family Income, and Child Outcomes"

Thursday, February 28 9:30am in MGD/505 Alana Gildiner "What's Past is Prologue: Policy-Making Institutions and the Privatization of Ontario's Rehabilitation Health Sector, 1985-1999" Seminar for candidate in Politics of Health Position, Health Studies Programme (the contact regarding these seminars is Lori Ewing )

Wednesday, March 6 12:30 - 1:20 in KTH 334 Frank Windmeijer (Institute of Fiscal Studies, London) "Pharmaceutical Promotion and GP Prescription Behaviour" (a Dept. of Economics/CHEPA/SEDAP seminar)
Host: Paul Grootendorst sponsored by the Merck Frosst Distinguisher Speaker Series in Health Economics

Thursday, March 7 1:45 to 2:45 pm in HSC-4E20 Byron Spencer (Economics, McMaster) Cindy Cook (Research Data Centre, McMaster) "Statistics Canada Health Related Data and Opportunities for CE&B Researchers" A CE&B "rounds" presentation.

Friday, March 8 3:00 - 4:30 in MGD 505 Frank Windmeijer (Institute of Fiscal Studies, London) "Wages and the Demand for Health - A Life Cycle Analysis" (a Dept. of Economics/CHEPA/SEDAP seminar)
Host: Paul Grootendorst sponsored by the Merck Frosst Distinguisher Speaker Series in Health Economics

Friday, March 15 Bram Cadsby (Guelph) "Tax Compliance, Anonymity and Moral Suasion in the Laboratory"
Host: Stuart Mestelman

Friday, March 22, 1:30-3:00 in MGD 505 Greg Duncan (Northwestern/Chicago/Center for Poverty Research)
"Welfare Reform and Child and Adolescent Well-being"
(joint Department of Economics/Centre for Studies of Children at Risk)
The executive summary of the paper and the full (108-page) report : NG-ChildSynth.pdf are available.
Host: Martin Dooley

Monday, March 25 Eric Smith (Essex) at 3:30 in KTH 334 "Temporary Employment in a Marketplace Search Model"
Host: Les Robb

Wednesday, March 27 2:30 - 4:30 in MGD 505 Jim Turk (Canadian Association of University Teachers) "Unionization of Canadian Faculty: Causes and Consequences" presented by Labour Studies Programme

Tuesday, April 2 (at 4:00 in KTH 334) John Hoddinott (Dalhousie) "Long Term Consequences of Early Childhood Malnutrition"
Host: Les Robb

Friday, April 26 Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto) "The Effects of Policy Shocks in A Monetary Business Cycle Model with Unemployment"
Host: Marc-Andre Letendre


Summer 2002

Wednesday, May 22 (noon in KTH 334) Deborah Cobb-Clark (Australian National University)
"The Sexual Harassment of Female Active-Duty Personnel: Effects on Job Satisfaction and Intentions to Remain in the Military" Hosts: Vincent Hildebrand and Mike Veall

Friday, May 24 (3:00 in KTH 334) Hamza Malik (McMaster) "Monetary Policy Analysis in a Small Open Economy with Incomplete Asset Markets" Economics 798 workshop

Monday, May 27 (noon in KTH 334) Malick Souare (McMaster) "Macroeconomic Implications of Population Aging and Public Pensions" Economics 798 workshop/SEDAP workshop

Tuesday, May 28 (noon, KTH 334) Deborah Cobb-Clark (Australian National University)
"Settling In: Public Policy and the Labor Market Adjustment of New Immigrants to Australia"
(sponsored by SEDAP and the Department of Economics) Hosts: Vincent Hildebrand and Mike Veall

Monday, June 17 (noon, KTH 732: note room change) Nigel Rice (University of York) "The Dynamics of Health in British Households" (joint CHEPA, SEDAP and Department of Economics) Hosts: Paul Contoyannis and Mike Veall

Wednesday, August 7 (noon, KTH 732) Yuri Ostrovsky (York University) "Lifecycle Theory and Housing Decisions of Older Canadian Households" (SEDAP)

Friday, August 9 (noon, KTH 732) Ping Zong (Queen's University/Belfast) "Off-Farm Employment and Grain Marketable Surplus in China" (SEDAP)

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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.