About the Canada Conference

By invitation only

This workshop is designed to convene academic economists and quantitative sociologists working on Aboriginal peoples' issues in the US and Canada, for the purpose of networking and sharing ideas, data sources, and research agendas.  About a dozen academic economists in Canada and the US are actively working on Aboriginal issues -- such as income disparities, educational achievement, and self-governance -- but to date there have been no invited sessions at the American Economics Association annual meetings, nor National Bureau of Economic Research working groups focused on these topics. A few workshops have been held, including one at Simon Fraser University, in 2016, but the community of quantitative researchers is still gelling. Thus, there is great scope to gain from in-person contact, interaction, and the sharing of ideas.  Our hope is that new collaborations will emerge from this workshop, especially international collaborations among US and Canadian researchers.