The Department of Economics is very proud to present the 2022 Faculty of Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics with Paul Beaudry, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, on Pandemic macroeconomics: What we’ve learned, and what may lie ahead.
Current graduate students
Congratulations Economics Undergraduate Award Winners!
Graduating Economics students are recognized for their hard work and dedication each year. There are several awards given out to students who have demonstrated outstanding work in their academic performance. The awards given are:
PhD 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.
JP Lam on preparing for pandemics
And that’s a wrap! First ECON-nection mentorship program concludes
The end of the Fall term in 2021 also marked the conclusion of the department’s first ever mentorship program for new Economics majors. The ECON-nection mentorship program connects 2A Economics students, who are in the first term of their studies as an Economics major, with upper year Economics students as their guide and friendly colleagues.
Professor Emeritus Karl Bennett featured in UWaterloo news
Recently featured in the UWaterloo daily bulletin was a very interesting article about the Black experience at Waterloo from the 1960s to the 1990s. Some of the early hires of Black professors are highlighted, including Dr. Karl Bennett in Economics, now a Professor Emeritus. These faculty members "had lasting impacts on the community and the world."
Dr. Chris Riddell is awarded the 2021 Purvis Prize by the Canadian Economics Association
Dr. Chris Riddell, along with co-author W. Craig Riddell, were awarded the 2021 Purvis Prize at the most recent Canadian Economics Association meetings in June for their paper “Interpreting Experimental Evidence in the Presence of Postrandomization Events: A Reassessment of the Self-Sufficiency Project”, published in the Journal of Labor Economics in 2020. This prize is awarded to the author(s) of a highly significant, written contribution to Canadian economic policy and is awarded in memory of noted Canadian economist Doug Purvis. More information is available here.
Professor Anindya Sen researches non-medicinal ways to decrease COVID-19 cases
New research supports stricter social and economic mandates to reduce COVID-19 spread.
Anindya Sen, a researcher behind the study that shows social restrictions such as business policies and indoor gathering limits may be the key to decreasing COVID-19 cases. The article can be found here.
Professor Mikal Skuterud on the Economic Impact of COVID 19
Professor Mikal Skuterud discusses the impacts of Covid-19 on Canadian labour markets in this webinar hosted by the UW Economics Society.
Professor Corey Van de Waal publishes new book
Corey Van de Waal is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Economics. After developing and teaching ECON 254: The Economics of Sport for the past eight years, he's ventured in the publishing world with the release of Economics and the Sports Industry. It is available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
Here is a short Q & A with Corey about the book.
Can you provide a bit of background about yourself and the areas of economics you focus on?