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.


  1. May 20, 2021Reflections of a year of COVID-19 on social sciences research
    Sue Horton

    Professor Sue Horton participates in the second event in the virtual three-part series A Year of COVID-19, an online panel presentation. Register at this link.

  2. Apr. 13, 2021Roy Brouwer wins Arts Award for Excellence in Research
    Roy Brouwer

    Roy Brouwer is one of four recipients of the 2021 Arts Award for Excellence in Research. Started in 2012, these awards recognize exceptional contributions made by faculty and staff at the University of Waterloo. 

  3. Apr. 5, 2021Professor Corey Van de Waal publishes new book
    Image of Corey Van de Waal and the book cover of economics and the sports industry

    Corey Van de Waal is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Economics. After developing and teaching ECON 254: The Economics of Sport for the past eight years, he's ventured in the publishing world with the release of Economics and the Sports Industry. It is available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

    Here is a short Q & A with Corey about the book.


    Can you provide a bit of background about yourself and the areas of economics you focus on?

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