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. May 18, 2018Global Water Supply and Potential Future Conflicts; Professor Roy Brouwer comments

    “This is an eye-opener,” said Roy Brouwer, an economist and executive director of the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute who was not involved in the analysis. “It raises awareness that things are changing and that in some areas something has to happen to counter and anticipate some of the catastrophes that may be waiting for us in the not-so-far future.”

  2. May 14, 2018Professor Ana Ferrer named to Labour Council Expert Panel

    Congratulations to Professor Ana Ferrer for being named to the Labour Market Information Experts Panel! More information can be found in the Daily Bulletin

  3. May 7, 2018Recent graduate Heather Bone (BA '17) on Doug Ford's minimum wage tax relief

    Recent Economics graduate Heather Bone (BA '17) writes on the proposed tax relief for minimum wage earners by Doug Ford. Heather is currently a Master of Economics student at the University of Toronto. Great article, Heather! 

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Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

Picture of Debraj Ray presenting 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

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