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. Read More.


  1. June 29, 2017Minimum Wage Increases Lead To More Unemployed Immigrants

    Professor Anindya Sen reports that steep increases to the minimum wage have a high likelihood of leading to more unemployed immigrants as well as more poverty based on research he conducted with Dr. Kathleen Rybczynski. 

    The full article can be read on The Financial Post website.

  2. June 23, 2017Dr. Rybczynski finds naturopathy lowers absenteeism

    In her recent article Alternative medicine, worker health, and absenteeism in the United States, Kate Rybczynski discusses the positive impact integrative therapies has on absenteeism

    John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blows News and Reports comments on Kate's research in the Integrative Practioner

  3. 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.

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