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. Oct. 6, 2017Professor Joel Blit invited to roundtable with lead NAFTA negotiator and cabinet minister

    On October 6th, Professor Joel Blit was invited to attend a roundtable with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Steve Verheul, Canada's lead NAFTA negotiator, to advise them on intellectual property for NAFTA negotiations. More information about Canada's objectives in the current round of negotiations can be found in this Macleans article.

  2. Sep. 21, 2017Professor Ana Ferrer joins the IZA as a Research Fellow

    The Department would like to congratulate Professor Ferrer on becoming a Research Fellow at the IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) in July 2017.

    Information on the IZA can be found at: https://www.iza.org/

    Link to Professor Ferrer's work on the IZA site: http://legacy.iza.org/en/webcontent/personnel/photos/index_html?key=6875

  3. Oct. 23, 2017Larry Smith featured in Waterloo Chronicle article

    Economics professor Larry Smith was featured in a Waterloo Chronicle article highlighting the recent positive gains made by local elementary schools in provincial test scores. "Economic success now demands lifelong learning that starts with foundational skills in elementary school" says Professor Smith. The rest of the article is available online.

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  1. Nov. 24, 2017Fall Seminar Series: "Meetings and Mechanisms" by Ronald Wolthoff

    Our Fall Seminar Series continues with a talk entitled "Meetings and Mechanisms" by Professor Ronald Wolthoff from the University of Toronto. Please join us in EV3 3412 at 3:30pm on Friday, November 24th. All are welcome. 

  2. Dec. 1, 2017Fall Seminar Series: "Multiproduct multiunit monopolist" by Greg Pavlov

    Our Fall Seminar Series continues with a talk entitled "Multiproduct multiunit monopolist" by Professor Greg Pavlov from  Western University. Please join us in EV3 3412 from 3:30-5:00pm on Friday December 1st. All are welcome. 

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Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

Picture of Debraj Ray presenting 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

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