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 28, 2020Prof Steph Lluis comments on Lessons from Employment Insurance for the CERB

    With the pandemic going on, there is lots of talk about CERB, the benefit that was created as an emergency response. Professor Stephanie Lluis wrote a memo for the C.D. Howe Institute titled, "Lessons from Employment Insurance for the CERB" where she discusses how employment insurance can provide guidance for the CERB. 

  2. May 25, 2020Income and Employment Webinar

    The CRDCN (Canadian Research Data Centre Network) is hosting a series of webinars on a variety of topics featuring panelists who are experts in those areas. In the webinar titled, "Income and Employment", Professor Mikal Skuterud was one of the panelists. You can watch the recorded webinar in its entirety on Youtube.

  3. May 4, 2020When should we re-start the economy? Joel Blit comments

    Everyone is wondering when we should re-start the economy. Professor Joel Blit did a Q and A with Media Relations on the topic. Check out the article titled, "Q and A with the experts: re-starting the economy" on the Waterloo Stories site. 

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