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. 27, 2019PhD student participates in the Bank of Canada PIVOT program

    John Baker, an Economics PhD student, was the recipient of one of the grants from the Bank of Canada for their PIVOT program. John used search-query data to process the impact of policy measures on household spending in real-time. J-P Lam helped supervise some of his work.

  2. Sep. 4, 2019Professor Ana Ferrer featured on IZA World of Labor

    Economics Professor Ana Ferrer, who is also Interim Associate Vice President, Research Oversight and Analysis at the University of Waterloo, has had an article featured in the IZA World of Labor. You can check out the article titled, "Are married immigrant women secondary workers?". Congratulations, Ana, on this excellent achievement!

  3. July 23, 2019Qidi Hu awarded Governor General's Silver Medal

    The Economics department is extremely pleased to announce that Qidi Hu, an Economics 2+2 student from Shandong Normal University, has been awarded the Governor General's Silver Medal for outstanding academic achievement.

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