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. Aug. 13, 2017Professor Zara Liaqat featured in Policy Options

    Professor Liaqat's research on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was featured in Policy Options' special trade feature. It discusses the importance of Canada’s continued participation in helping to secure access to important markets.

    The full article can be found here: http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/august-2017/tpp-2-0-a-complex-solution-for-challenging-times/

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  1. Oct. 21, 2017Fall 2017 Convocation Reception

    Congratulations to our soon-to-be Economics Alumni!

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Fall 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Economics

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