CEA Meetings

CWEN/RFE participates in the meetings of the Canadian Economics Association, held in early June of each year. We typically sponsor a number of sessions and host a lunch with a keynote speaker. The links to the left provide summaries of our activities in CEA meetings from the past six years.

The CWEN luncheon has been a feature of the meetings for over two decades, and has become one of the conference highlights. With a cap of 30 attendees in 1995, we had a record 140 people attend in 2016, and have had amazing speakers.


A Brief History of the CWEN lunches and speakers

1995 – 1999:  CWEN luncheons were held, but guest speakers’ names were not recorded on the program.

2000:  Kim Marie McGoldrick: “Feminist Pedagogy”

2001: No guest speaker was recorded.  A roundtable was held on the Status of Women Economists, releasing the first report on this issue produced by the CEA.

2002:  Barbara Spencer: “Trying to Follow the Yellow Brick Road: My Early Experiences as a Female Economist in Australia, Canada and the United States

2003:  No listed speaker.  State of the Art Lecture given later by Nancy Folbre: “Ménage à trois: Feminist Theory, Evolutionary Economics, and Individual Optimization in the Household”

2004: No listed speaker.

2005:  Marianne Ferber:  “Women in Academia: Slow Progress is Better Than No Change At All”

2006:  Jane Waldfogel: “Families, Work Arrangements, and Child Development”.  Sponsored by IRPP.

2007:  Susan Collins:  “Accounting for Growth: China and India After 25 Years”

2008:  Nancy Olewiler

2009:  Frances Woolley: “A Celebration of CWEN

2010:  Emanuela Cardia: “The Household Revolution: Housework, Childcare and Female Labor Force Participation”

2011:  Rebecca Blank: “The Well-Being of Women in America”

2012:  Siwan Anderson: “Legal Origins and HIV/AIDS”

2013:  Sandra Black: “The Other Side of the Glass Ceiling: The Effect of Women at the Top”

2014:  Catherine Eckel: “Gender in Experimental Games”

2015:  Raquel Fernández: “Culture and Economics”

2016:  Lena Edlund: “Location, Location, Location”

2017:  Hilary Hoynes