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The Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis is an association of economists, based at the School of Business and Economics. LCERPA aims to support and promote high quality economic research. Follow the links to find our more about our members, our research, and our activities.


Brian McCaig - Informal employment in a growing and globalizing low-income country

Vietnam is a fast growing, industrializing country where the workforce is shifting from the informal to the formal sector, according to research by Dr. Brian McCaig and his coauthor. Younger, better educated, urban workers are more likely to transition to the formal sector, particularly migrants. However, poorly educated, older rural women face little prospect of entering the formal sector.
Read the paper in the American Economic Review.
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Nothing Rhymes with Ecofiscal - Chris Ragan
March 8, 2016

The Lazaridis School Economist-in-Residence Speaker Series presents Christopher Ragan (McGill University), Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission.
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Graduate Student Colloquium: Europe 2020 and Beyond
May 5-6, 2016

The Viessmann European Research Centre is hosting a two day graduate student colloquium that focuses on innovative governance, migration and EU-Canada relations. Supported by LCERPA, the event takes place at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo.
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Climate Change Canada Conference
February 18-20

This two day event brings together scholars, policy experts, practitioners and students to take stock of Canada’s existing climate policies and to discuss future policy options in light of an evolving political and policy landscape.
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Laurier Economics Conference: Optimistic or Pessimistic?
February 6, 2016.

LCERPA is proud to support the Laurier Economics Club Conference: Optimistic or Pessimistic? , the first annual conference organized by the Laurier Economics Club.
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