Signature Lecture and Symposium

The University of Ottawa Symposium on Economic Policy is a one-day event bringing together prominent scholars, business leaders economists to generate thought-provoking conversations about current issues related to fiscal and monetary policy. The inaugural symposium will feature the Marleau Signature Lecture delivered by renowned economist and distinguished university professor Olivier Blanchard, C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at PIIE, Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics emeritus at MIT and former chief economist at the IMF.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Location: Social Sciences Building, 4th floor, 120 University Private, Ottawa, ON



  • Academic panel:
    • Attendance is free. Registration is required as space is limited.
  • Marleau Signature Lecture + lunch + policy panel:
    • Early registration (ends November 20, 2019)
      • Students (uOttawa and Carleton): $40
      • Others: $110
    • Late registration (starts November 21, 2019)
      • Students (uOttawa and Carleton): $50
      • Others: $135

Register Today

  • Space is limited. Registration is required for all events.
  • The symposium and discussions will be in English, with a bilingual question period.

About the Symposium

About the Marleau Lecture Series

Established in 2019 through the generous contribution of Hubert Marleau (Chair, Palos Management), the Marleau Lecture Series and the symposium aim to:

  • bring together prominent scholars, economists and business leaders in the field of economics
  • provide a forum for knowledge sharing and thought-provoking discussions on economic and monetary policy
  • influence national and international economic policy agendas
  • further professional training for faculty and graduate students in the departments of economics at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University

Learn more about the Marleau Lecture Series on Economic and Monetary Policy.

Contact Information

Francis Bertrand-Lafrenière
External Relations Project Coordinator
Faculty of Social Sciences

613-562-5800 extension 3350

Back to top