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. July 4, 2022Congratulations Economics Undergraduate Award Winners!

    Graduating Economics students are recognized for their hard work and dedication each year. There are several awards given out to students who have demonstrated outstanding work in their academic performance. The awards given are:

  2. May 17, 2022PhD Grad Sara Aghakazemjourabbaf and Margaret Insley featured in Science for Environment Policy

    Research by Waterloo Economics PhD grad Sara Aghakazemjourabbaf and faculty member Margaret Insley has been featured in Science for Environment Policy, a news service published by the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General. The article recommends stringent environmental bonds to cover clean-up costs for mining waste.

  3. Apr. 12, 2022Professor Derek Stacey on housing affordability

    On April 12, 2022, Professor Derek Stacey was on CBC Up North. In the interview, he discusses blind-bidding in the housing market, and he shares his thoughts on what open-bidding might mean for house prices and housing affordability.

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  1. Sep. 14, 2022Canada’s water resources: How valuable are they?
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    Roy Brouwer, UWaterloo Economics Professor and Executive Director of the Water Institute, has launched a new webinar series highlighting water valuation practices in Canada.

  2. Oct. 12, 2022The influence of catch and non-catch related factors on the value of recreational fishing in Ontario
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    Roy Brouwer, UWaterloo Economics Professor and Executive Director of the Water Institute, has launched a new webinar series highlighting water valuation practices in Canada.

  3. Nov. 9, 2022Learning about water values through behaviour
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    Roy Brouwer, UWaterloo Economics Professor and Executive Director of the Water Institute, has launched a new webinar series highlighting water valuation practices in Canada.

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