About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

When

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Where

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue South East
Calgary, AB T2G 5A6
Contact Name: 
Sydney Hagen
Contact Phone: 
1-800-665-3558 ext. 525

Bus Information

There will be complimentary return bus service from Edmonton to Calgary. If you wish to register for the bus please indicate on the registration form.

Bus Schedule

Departure
6:15 am – Board Bus in Edmonton, University of Alberta (Bus Parking Area — West of Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW)
6:30 am – Depart Edmonton, University of Alberta
9:45 am – Arrive in Calgary, Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel (110 9th Avenue SE)

Return
4:15 pm – Depart Calgary, Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel (110 9th Avenue SE)
7:00 pm – Arrive in Edmonton, University of Alberta (Bus Parking Area — West of Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW)

Event Pricing

FREE – no costs to attend or register
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About the Event

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Speakers & Instructors

Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University
Presentation Title: Bud, Can You Spare a Dime? The Growth of Revenue in the New Age of Legal... more

Presentation Title: Bud, Can You Spare a Dime? The Growth of Revenue in the New Age of Legal Marijuana

Marijuana will be a good revenue maker for governments. It joins a list of vices that have become virtues, such as gambling and alcohol. Over the next decades, the evolution of the market will see many policy challenges.  What will be the pattern of development for this once reviled industry?

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Senior Director, Centre for Natural Resource Studies, Fraser Institute
Presentation Title: Carbon Taxes in Canada: Theory and PracticeCarbon taxes (or other forms of... more

Presentation Title: Carbon Taxes in Canada: Theory and Practice

Carbon taxes (or other forms of carbon pricing) have been implemented across Canada, at provincial levels, and with a “federal backstop” mandatory carbon price. Some economists argue that carbon pricing is the most efficient way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but in order for that to happen, carbon taxes need to displace redundant regulations; be rebated dollar for dollar by reducing other distortionary taxes; and revenues collected must not be used to distort energy markets.  If they are, the effect is to short-circuit the market’s ability to discover the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this presentation, Mr. Green will discuss the theory of carbon pricing, explain the necessary conditions for economically benign and efficient carbon pricing, and will review the ways that carbon pricing has been enacted, in practice, in Canada.

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Director, Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Presentation Title: Technology and the End of Government?The rise of the sharing economy through... more

Presentation Title: Technology and the End of Government?

The rise of the sharing economy through platforms like Uber and Airbnb are rapidly transforming the way we work and live. It has also forced governments around the world to have difficult conversations about regulation and consumer protection. Mr. Koopman will explore what impact the sharing economy will have on our future, and what role governments can play in our increasingly technologically driven society.

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Associate Professor, College of New Jersey
Presentation Title: Organs For Sale!Should we buy and sell human organs? In this presentation, Prof... more

Presentation Title: Organs For Sale!

Should we buy and sell human organs? In this presentation, Prof. Stacey Taylor argues that we should—and that concerns about the exploitation of the poor are misplaced.

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Event Testimonials

  • Seminars like this one are a more approachable format to learning more about topics in public policy that otherwise may seem daunting, especially for a student.
    - Saskatoon
  • A thought-provoking experience that will challenge your assumptions and broaden your perspectives.
    - Ottawa
  • Amazing way to spend my Saturday. Very relevant and academic conversations inspiring students to professionally pursue these topics.
    - Calgary

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