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. Nov. 10, 2021Professor Emeritus Karl Bennett featured in UWaterloo news
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    Recently featured in the UWaterloo daily bulletin was a very interesting article about the Black experience at Waterloo from the 1960s to the 1990s. Some of the early hires of Black professors are highlighted, including Dr. Karl Bennett in Economics, now a Professor Emeritus. These faculty members "had lasting impacts on the community and the world."

  2. Oct. 25, 2021Water Institute partners with Brazil
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    Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute and Professor in Economics, collaborates with several UWaterloo contributors on a project to address water scarcity in Brazil. Read the full article here.

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

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    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.

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