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. Aug. 16, 2018What is the plan for marijuana in Ontario?

    This is going to be very costly. I think this actually will help the black market get entrenched. This is just bad policy

    -Anindya Sen

    With the legalization of marijuana in Ontario approaching quickly, Professor Sen reports on Ontario's plan for selling pot. See the full news story here

  2. Aug. 13, 2018Why do highly skilled immigrants choose the U.S. over Canada? Professor Skuterud explains

    The crème de la crème of talent will tend to go to the U.S. because that’s where they’re going to get the big returns,

  3. Aug. 7, 2018ECON 220 student wins Velocity competition

    Cole Powers, a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student, taking ECON 220, Entrepreneurship Principles, won 5K at the Velocity Fund finals toward his business IntelliCulture. Professor Nunez is extremely proud of this accomplishment. ECON 220 helps students to learn the basics of entrepreneurship to boost their own businesses, and so much more. See the press release on the Velocity website

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  1. Sep. 20, 2018Bank of Canada Recruitment Information Session

    The Bank of Canada will be hosting an Information Session with the Department of Economics as part of their University Recruitment Campaign. They are looking to hire approximately 25-30 graduating students as Research Assistants with a background in economics, finance, mathematics, computer sciences and statistics programs.

  2. Sep. 26, 20182018 Distinguished Lecture in EconomicsYoung office workers meet at a large table

    Join us for the sixth annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics on Wednesday, September 26 at 4 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre. Lecture presented by David Card, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley.

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Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

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