AAAE - AGM & guest speaker, René Morissette, Statistics Canada

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Friday 13 September 2019, 11:30 - 13:45


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You are invited to attend the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists (AAAE)'s Annual General Meeting

followed by a presentation by René Morissette, Statistics Canada “Economy-Wide Spillovers from Booms: Long Distance Commuting and the Spread of Wage Effects

WHO: René Morissette, Senior Economist, Statistics Canada

René Morissette is a senior economist in the Social Analysis and Modelling Division of Statistics Canada. Over the last few years, he has conducted numerous studies on a wide range of issues related to the Canadian labour market such as poverty, income and wealth inequality, worker displacement, youth employment, and changes in the Canadian wage structure. His research currently focuses on job displacement and on the impact of local economic conditions on workers’ outcomes.

WHAT: Economy-Wide Spillovers from Booms: Long Distance Commuting and the Spread of Wage Effects

Oil booms foster employment and wage growth in the local labour markets of the oil-producing provinces. Yet, they may also stimulate the economy of regions located in other provinces through long distance commuting. Using a rich administrative data set, we quantify the degree to which the oil boom of the 2000s boosted wage growth in non oil-producing provinces. We find that long-distance commuting to resource regions had substantial spillover wage effects on non-commuters in sending regions.

WHEN: Friday, September 13th, 2019

AGM: 11:30am-12:00pm; Featured presentation: 12:15pm - 1:45pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE: Bank of Canada Regional Office, 1701 Hollis St., Founders Square, 13th floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia

COST: Due to individual dietary needs, we are offering new registration options should you wish you bring your own lunch.

  • Member/lunch - $10
  • Member/no lunch - $5
  • Member/teleconference - $5
  • Non member/lunch - $20
  • Non member/no lunch - $15
  • Non member/teleconference - $15

CONFERENCE CALL: A Skype and/or teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity. Visit the CABE Store to register for this event. You must register no later than end of day Wednesday 11th September. 

Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations and individuals seeking to register after September 11th will be charged a late registration fee of $20. Late registration can be made at the CABE store.

Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor
B3J 3M8