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. Sep. 23, 2021Dr. Chris Riddell is awarded the 2021 Purvis Prize by the Canadian Economics Association
    Chris Riddell


    Dr. Chris Riddell, along with co-author W. Craig Riddell, were awarded the 2021 Purvis Prize at the most recent Canadian Economics Association meetings in June for their paper “Interpreting Experimental Evidence in the Presence of Postrandomization Events: A Reassessment of the Self-Sufficiency Project”, published in the Journal of Labor Economics in 2020. This prize is awarded to the author(s) of a highly significant, written contribution to Canadian economic policy and is awarded in memory of noted Canadian economist Doug Purvis. More information is available here.

  2. Sep. 17, 2021Professor Anindya Sen researches non-medicinal ways to decrease COVID-19 cases
    Anindya Sen

    New research supports stricter social and economic mandates to reduce COVID-19 spread.

    Anindya Sen, a researcher behind the study that shows social restrictions such as business policies and indoor gathering limits may be the key to decreasing COVID-19 cases. The article can be found here.

  3. Aug. 24, 2021Prof. Packalen writes in the Toronto Sun
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    Unmask children to keep schools open

    If Ontario opens schools with many precautions, schools will almost certainly close again once case numbers inevitably rise. Read the op-ed in the Toronto Sun.

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