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. Sep. 14, 2020Professor Sue Horton named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

    A huge congratulations to Sue Horton (cross appointed with AHS) for being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This is an amazing accomplishment! See the full article on the Office of Research website

  2. Sep. 11, 2020How are the great lakes affected by climate change? Professor Roy Brouwer dives into this topic

    See the media relations original article titled, "New model assesses the economic damage of climate change on the Great Lakes" on Waterloo Stories. 

  3. Sep. 8, 2020Are married immigrant women secondary workers? Professor Ana Ferrer dives into this topic

    Professor Ana Ferrer has published an article in the IZA World of Labour. Check out the post titled, "Are married immigrant women secondary workers?" at this website: https://wol.iza.org/articles/are-married-immigrant-women-secondary-workers

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