John Deutsch Institute
October 2-3, 2008
|17:30 - 18:30 Registration and
18:30 Welcome and Dinner
"Overview of the Issues in the
Determination of the Economic Discount Rate"
|08:00 - 08:30   Registration -- Continental
08:30 - 10:00   Session I: Discount Rates for
PPP: Overview of Theory and Practice
"PPPs, the Public Sector Comparator, and Discount Rates: Key Issues"
Preference, the Cost of Capital and PPPs"
10:00 - 10:30   Health Break
10:30 - 12:00   Session II: Theoretical
Approaches to the Discounting of Benefits and Costs
"Removing Some Dissonance from the Social Discount Rate Debate"
New (but Old) Approach to the
Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital"
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
13:00 - 14:45   Session III: Estimation of
Discount Rates in Canada
Discount Rates for Canada"
"Risk-Adjusted Discount Rates for
Public Sector Investments"
Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital
for Canada -- An Empirical Update"
14:45 - 15:00   Health Break
15:00 - 16:30   Session IV: Roundtable Discussion:
The Path to Best Practice
Arnold Harberger (University of California, Los Angeles)
Glenn Jenkins (Queen's University and Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus)
Christopher Shugart (Private Consultant, United Kingdom)
Michael Spackman (NERA Economic Consulting,
London, United Kingdom)
Conference to be held in Dunning Hall, Hand-Purvis Conference Room, Second Floor, Queen's University (which is at the corner of University and Union Streets).
Conference registration fee is $200.00*, plus GST, payable to the John Deutsch Institute (GST Registration #R107868705). Registration is limited so please register early.
*A special rate will apply for academics.
Please make cheque payable to the John Deutsch Institute and mail to: Sharon Sullivan, John Deutsch Institute, Queen's University, Dunning Hall, Room 216, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6. Payment by cheque only, please.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street, for the night of Thursday, October 2 at a special conference rate of $155.00 per night, plus taxes. A few rooms are block booked for Friday, October 3 at a rate of $175.00 per night, plus taxes. Reservations can be made directly by calling the Holiday Inn at 1-800-465-4329 or 1-613-549-8400, ext. 2660 and say that you are booking under the Block of Rooms "John Deutsch Institute Conference". The block of rooms will be available until September 12th, so please book your room as soon as possible.
Glenn Jenkins, Department of Economics, Queen's University
Phone: (519) 661-3500
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For further information please contact Sharon Sullivan.
Phone: (613) 533-2294;
Fax: (613) 533-6025