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. June 18, 2019Congratulations to our 2019 graduates!
    Four balloon numbers saying 2019

  2. June 13, 2019MA student Ramsha Jaweed wins second prize in CRDCN Policy Challenge Competition

    Ramsha Jaweed, Econ MA student, wins second prize in the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) Policy Challenge Competition. Competitors came from UBC, Calgary, Western, McMaster, Toronto, and Laval. The competition is an opportunity for students to use their research results to inform real-world Canadian policy-making and propose innovative policy solutions.

  3. May 23, 2019Graduate student award winners - 2018/2019

    The graduate student award winners for the 2018/2019 year are as follows:

    The Ken Stollery Graduate Memorial Award: Chulsoon Kim and Gray Boyko, MA students

    The Nihar and Mina Bose scholarship: Renfang Tian, PhD student

    Macroeconomics award: Ramsha Jaweed, MA student

    Microeconomics award: Tong Zhou, MA student

    Econometrics award: Wenzuo Xu and Oliver Loertscher, MA students

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Fall 2018 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

David Card presenting distinguished lecture

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