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. May 17, 2022PhD Grad Sara Aghakazemjourabbaf and Margaret Insley featured in Science for Environment Policy

    Research by Waterloo Economics PhD grad Sara Aghakazemjourabbaf and faculty member Margaret Insley has been featured in Science for Environment Policy, a news service published by the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General. The article recommends stringent environmental bonds to cover clean-up costs for mining waste.

  2. Apr. 12, 2022Professor Derek Stacey on housing affordability

    On April 12, 2022, Professor Derek Stacey was on CBC Up North. In the interview, he discusses blind-bidding in the housing market, and he shares his thoughts on what open-bidding might mean for house prices and housing affordability.

  3. Mar. 17, 2022JP Lam on preparing for pandemics
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    JP Lam, a UWaterloo Economics professor, is special advisor and team lead working on a project for AI outbreak (pandemic) detection. Read how the team is preparing for the next pandemic.

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  1. June 15, 2022Water ecosystem service valuation for watershed security – information gaps and policy needs
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    Roy Brouwer, UWaterloo Economics Professor and Executive Director of the Water Institute, has launched a new webinar series highlighting water valuation practices in Canada.

  2. July 6, 2022Valuation of water quality in Canada: An overview of the upcoming policy needs and challenges
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    Roy Brouwer, UWaterloo Economics Professor and Executive Director of the Water Institute, has launched a new webinar series highlighting water valuation practices in Canada.

  3. Aug. 3, 2022Insights into social and cultural values for water from community engaged research
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    Roy Brouwer, UWaterloo Economics Professor and Executive Director of the Water Institute, has launched a new webinar series highlighting water valuation practices in Canada.

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