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.

  1. Mar. 7, 2017Economic Immigration and Trump

    Professor Mikal Skuterud talks about Trump and the Canadian immigration system in Le Devoir. The article dives into the differences between the Canadian and United States immigration methods and whether there is superior method. 

  2. Mar. 6, 2017Professor Sen on smoking taxes and policies

    Professor Sen was featured on BNN discussing "Smokes, smugglers and lost tax revenues: How policy, not higher taxes tackles contraband tobacco". Great job representing the department and University on global matters!

  3. Feb. 27, 2017Teacher profile: Geoff Malleck

    Geoff Malleck has a unique way of engaging his students on the topic of Entrepreneurship. See how he does it in this article featured on the Centre for Teaching Excellence's Teaching Stories

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  1. Mar. 25, 20172017 Waterloo Economics Workshop

    Waterloo Economics Workshop

    The 4th annual Waterloo Economics Workshop will take place on Saturday, March 25th. This year’s workshop is jointly organized with the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, and is co-sponsored by Western’s Centre for Human Capital and Productivity. The topic is the economics of crime, and we are happy to have a very distinguished group of speakers.

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