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 Thursday, April 4, 2019

 KTH 334, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Topic: Implications of Increasing College Attainment for Aging in General Equilibrium.

Time: 11:30 - 1:00


 Wednesday, November 21, 2018

 KTH 334, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Miguel Cardoso, Brock University, will discuss his paper "Immigrants and Exports: Firm-level Evidence from Canada."

Time: 12:30 - 1:30

Seminar by Nouri Najjar (Western University)

 Wednesday, November 14, 2018

 Hamilton, ON

Nouri Najjar, Ivey School of Business, Western University for a Productivity Partnership seminar, topic TBA


 Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 KTH 334, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Todd will discuss his paper: "Unequal Burden of Retirement Reform: Evidence from Australia."

Time: 12:30 - 1:20

QICSS International Conference 2018: Immigration's Impact, Immigrants' Outcomes: New Results Using Business and Social Data

 Thursday, October 11, 2018

 Montréal, QC

The international conference " Impact of Immigration, Implications for Immigrants: New Results Using Business and Social Data " will bring together Quebec and Canadian researchers specializing in these new data as well as internationally recognized experts in this field. David Card (University of California) and Richard Alba (City University of New York) are among the guest speakers.

This conference is organized by the Quebec Interuniversity Center for Social Statistics and the Productivity Partnership, in collaboration with the Canadian Research Data Centre Network, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and HEC Montréal.

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Call for proposals: Survey on Financing and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises

 Thursday, September 13, 2018


Statistics Canada is launching a new pilot project with the Survey on Financing and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises 2014 (SFGSME) linked to administrative data and is now inviting interested researchers to submit a proposal by November 4, 2018 (extended).

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3rd Workshop on the Applications of Industrial Organization : Estimating Productivity

 Friday, September 7, 2018

 Montréal, QC

The Productivity Partnership in collaboration with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, HEC Montréal, Dean of Arts Development Fund, and the Institute for Research on Public Policy, is please to present the 3rd Workshop on the Applications of Industrial Organization : Estimating Productivity. 

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The Trade Policy Gender Gap: Why are Women More Protectionist than Men?

 Thursday, August 30, 2018

 KTH 334 | McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Starting at 2:30pm, Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary) will be giving a seminar on The Trade Policy Gender Gap: Why are Women More Protectionist than Men?

Drinks afterwards. If you'd like to join Eugene for dinner, please contact Pau S. Pujolas.

3rd Annual Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity Firms, Workers and Disruptive Technologies: Ensuring Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

 Thursday, June 28, 2018

 Ottawa, ON


Over recent years, the world has seen a number of technological developments that have challenged the way our economies function. New technologies have brought dramatic changes in the way firms produce goods and services, organize their activities, and collaborate within innovation ecosystems. Nevertheless, these innovations have not yet translated into shared prosperity. Inequality is increasing and productivity growth remains sluggish in many of the advanced and emerging economies. Therefore, it is essential to understand the underlying factors of disruptive technologies and how policy can use them to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Seminar: Risk Adjustment and Early Academic Outcomes of Funded Children with Disability

 Tuesday, June 12, 2018

 KTH 334, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

The Productivity Partnership presents John Haikisen-DeNew from The Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne who will be presenting a talk on 'Risk Adjustment and Early Academic Outcomes of Funded Children with Disability' (with Cain Polidano and Chris Ryan)

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Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy

 Monday, June 4, 2018

 Université de Montréal's Research Data Centre, Montréal QC

Cet atelier vise à favoriser les échanges entre les analystes du Centre canadien d’élaboration de données et de recherche économique (CDRE) qui est dépositaire de l’Enquête sur l’innovation et les stratégies d’entreprise, Industrie Canada qui a initié l’Enquête, et les chercheurs menant des projets à partir de l’Enquête ou souhaitant se familiariser avec son utilisation.

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Productivity Partnership Data Schools sessions at the Canadian Economics Association 2018

 Sunday, June 3, 2018

 Montréal, QC

The Productivity Partnership will again be hosting two data school sessions during the Canadian Economics Association 2018 Annual Meeting. The sessions will take place Sunday morning and will consist of information on microdata available at CDER/Statistics Canada and presentations from research projects funded by the Partnership.

Click 'Learn More' to find the exerpts from the Productivity Partnership-CSLS sessions which will take place on Saturday June 3 and the standalone Productivity Partnership sessions which will take place on Sunday June 4. The full program is on the Canadian Economics Association website.

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2nd Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME Vol. 2).

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Bringing together leading economists from universities across Southern Ontario

The Partnership is sponsoring a session at the second Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME) on productivity, with presentations by Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto) on "Secular Stagnation, Technological Change and Productivity" and Tasso Adamopoulos (York University) on "Geography and Agricultural Productivity: Cross-Country Evidence from Micro Plot-Level Data".

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A New Take on Innovation in Canada: Boosting the Demand Side

 Thursday, May 17, 2018

 National Arts Centre, Ottawa

The Productivity Partnership, in conjuction with the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs,and the Chair in the Creation, Development and Commercialization of Innovation presented a symposium looking at how to boost the demand side of innovation. Speakers included people from across academia, government departments and industry.

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Productivity Partnership Mini-symposium on Gender and Productivity

 Thursday, May 3, 2018

 Kenneth Taylor Hall 334, McMaster University

The Productivity Partnership presents two speakers, Valentina Duque (University of Michigan) & Anne Brenoe (University of Copenhagen) who will talk about gender and productivity.

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Using Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program Data for Economic Research in the RDCs

 Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 online or Ottawa, ON

Statistics Canada is piloting the use of business microdata in the Research Data Centres (RDCs).

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Statistics Canada: Socio-Economic Workshop - Leading-Edge Business Micro Data and Updates on Access

 Monday, February 26, 2018

 Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) will be hosting a socio-economic workshop on novel business micro data and updates on access on February 26th, 2018.

An update on the developments in regards to the type of data available in CDER and a sample of the work recently carried out in CDER using business microdata will also be presented. The topic of matched employer-employee data will also be covered, with presentations on the American and the Canadian experience. Finally, recent and upcoming microdata releases in various fields including globalization, manufacturing, and consumer prices, among others, will be described by Statistics Canada representatives.

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Ottawa Partners Meeting of the Productivity, Firms and Incomes Network

 Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 Bank of Canada Conference Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

In conjunction with two of our partners Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Bank of Canada, we are organizing a workshop on September 26 at the Bank in Ottawa. This particular workshop is intended to be of interest to some of the government departments, business organizations, unions and employer groups in the Partnership. There will also be discussions of the firm/workplace research goals of government policy departments, the Bank of Canada and others and we are looking for panelists to participate in these sessions.

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Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor: Penny Goldberg

 Friday, September 15, 2017


Time: 11:30-12:20, with lunch following
Speaker: Penny Goldberg, Yale University

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Productivity Partnership Seminars, McMaster University

 Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 KTH 334, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Mini-symposium on Schooling

 Thursday, June 8, 2017

 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Please join the Partnership for a mini-symposium on schooling. 


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CEA 2017: Data Schools

 Sunday, June 4, 2017

 St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

The Productivity Partnership has organized two data school sessions at the Canadian Economics Association Conference. The two data sessions focus on applications of firm-level data and improving access to economic microdata in Canada.

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CEA 2017: Research from the Productivity Partnership

 Saturday, June 3, 2017

 St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Please join the Productivity Partnership and learn more about current research coming from the Partnership.

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Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME)

 Wednesday, May 17, 2017

 McMaster University
Great Hall of the University Club

On May 17th we will have the Annual Workshop of South Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME) at McMaster University. AWSOME is organized by my colleagues Bettina Brüggemann, Alok Johri, Marc-André Letendre and Pau S. Pujolàs i Fons and is sponsored by the Econ Dept at McMaster and the Partnership to Study Productivity Firms and Incomes.

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Labour Workshop

 Thursday, May 11, 2017

 HEC Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

A one-day event focussing on the use of CDER microdata to analyze issues within labour markets.

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Data Day

 Friday, March 24, 2017

 Western University, London, Ontario

Speakers from across Canada present and discuss individual-level data, firm-level data, as well as data access and student opportunities.

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