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. Mar. 29, 2018MA Co-op Capstone Presentations ECON 674 Students and Professor Joel Blit

    On Friday March 23rd, MA co-op students in ECON 674 completed their capstone presentations.

  2. Mar. 28, 2018Econ 323 T.A. Quinlan Lee receives Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional TeachingQuinlan Lee

    The Department of Economics congratulates Quinlan Lee on receiving the Amit Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. This award formally acknowledges excellence in teaching by a registered student. Quinlan has been facilitating ECON 323 tutorials while completing his undergraduate studies in Economics.

  3. Mar. 15, 2018Professor Robert Kerton on debt and Canadian banks

    Professor Robert Kerton responded to a recent Equifax report which sounded an early warning alarm about rising debt levels and the health of Canadian banks.

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  1. Apr. 20, 2018SWORDC seminar seriesAmélie Quesnel-Vallée

    Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, from McGill University will be presenting a seminar entitled: Inequalities in Aging in Canada: Evidence from longitudinal survey and linked administrative data

  2. May 25, 2018Waterloo Economics PhD Conference

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    Please RSVP by May 11th, 2018 if you are planning on attending this conference. Lunch will be provided for all  conference attendees.

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Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

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