Welcome to Economics

The Department of Economics focuses on research and teaching excellence. Our research encompasses a broad range of topics and faculty members have published in the very best journals in Economics. Our graduate and undergraduate programs cover exciting real-world developments and equip students with contemporary analytic skills. Excellent co-op work opportunities combined with classroom learning are key to our students' outstanding record of success.


The Department of Economics acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Read More.


  1. June 15, 2018Celebrating our newest graduates

    On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, we celebrated our newest graduates. Congratulations to all our undergraduate and graduate students. We are so proud of your achievements! To see some photos from the reception, see the Spring 2018 convocation reception page

  2. June 14, 2018Joint Economics and Legal Studies student, Ciara Burrows, wins prestigious scholarship

    Ciara Burrows, a fourth year student majoring in Economics and Legal Studies, has won a $25,000 scholarship from an insurance firm, Hamilton Insurance Group. Congratulations, Ciara! 

    See the article in the Royal Gazette

  3. June 13, 2018Announcing the Nihar and Mina Bose Graduate Scholarship

    I am pleased to announce that Professor Sukesh Ghosh and Mrs. Nandita Ghosh have made a financial gift to the Department to create the Nihar and Mina Bose Graduate Scholarship in Economics.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student registered full time in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo.

    Margaret Insley

    Chair, Department of Economics

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Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

Picture of Debraj Ray presenting 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

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