About the Event
Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q&A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.
Speakers & Instructors
What Are the Tradeoffs in Electoral Systems?
What are the different electoral systems, and what would a change in system mean for Canadians? Professor Miljan presents her findings on the different systems and discusses the consequences of electoral reform.
Competing for Capital: How Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector Compares to Its International Competitors
Ms. Stedman will review the findings of the Fraser Institute’s Global Petroleum Survey 2018. The petroleum survey is a snapshot of investment attractiveness in various oil and gas producing jurisdictions around the world. Ms. Stedman will discuss how various Canadian jurisdictions perform in their investment attractiveness relative to their international counterparts. She will also examine Canada’s performance on a host of policy and regulatory indicators through the eyes of investors (including environmental regulations, taxation, regulatory duplication, etc.).
Dismal Dating: How Economics Can Enlighten Your Personal Life
Economics is commonly described as the “dismal science.” However, economics can be interesting and relevant to your personal life. The economic way of thinking can determine if someone is interested in you as a date or just as a friend. Economics can explain wild behavior in Las Vegas and in Spring Break destinations, and economics can change your Facebook relationship status by explaining why you should perhaps break up with that person you are currently dating! Prof. Malek will present a light-hearted and entertaining talk that will change your perspective on dating and human behavior.
Panic, Privacy and Policy: Is Comprehensive Data Protection Regulation a good idea?
With continued scrutiny over tech companies’ data practices, countries are stepping in to pass aggressive new privacy laws. Conversations about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and a national privacy framework in the U.S. are taking centerstage. What is the role of government in privacy and data protection? What does it mean for consumers?
Are We Paving Paradise to put up a Parking Lot?
Ontario, along with many other jurisdictions, relies on land use policy to prevent agricultural land from being used for other purposes. Citizens often feel strongly about these policies. Some see these measures as essential for maintaining the future food supply. Others see them as a violation of human rights. This presentation examines the data on farmland availability in Ontario and discusses the economic rationales for policy in this area.