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), Anishinaabe 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.


  1. June 16, 2017Professor Lam appears on The National

    Appearing on The National, CBC interviewed Economics Professor Jean-Paul Lam on June 14, 2017. In the interview Professor Lam discusses the Federal Reserve Bank's decision to raise interest rates and the impact of the rate increase on Canada.

  2. June 15, 2017Spring 2017 Convocation


    On Wednesday June 14, 2017 the Faculty of Arts held their spring convocation ceremony. 79 students majoring in Economics crossed the stage, officially becoming University of Waterloo alumni.

    The Faculty of Arts hosted a reception following the convocation ceremony in the SLC Great Hall for graduates and their families to celebrate their recent academic success.

  3. June 9, 2017Economics Student Presents at CEA

    Economics undergraduate student Heather Bone was invited to attend the 51st annual Canadian Economics Association Conference, which ran from June 2-June 4 2017.

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