On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, we celebrated our newest graduates. Congratulations to all our undergraduate and graduate students. We are so proud of your achievements! To see some photos from the reception, see the Spring 2018 convocation reception page.
I am pleased to announce that Professor Sukesh Ghosh and Mrs. Nandita Ghosh have made a financial gift to the Department to create the Nihar and Mina Bose Graduate Scholarship in Economics. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student registered full time in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo.
Congratulations to undergraduate Math Econ student Galen Wray who was invited to present her research titled Short-Term Inflation Forecasting in Canada Using Machine Learning in the Bank of Canada Poster Session at the Canadian Economics Association Conference held last week. The conference ran from May 30-June 4 in Montreal. Wray had to apply and was one selected as one of twelve undergraduate students to present her work.
Along with international co-authors, Professors Lori Curtis and Kate Rybczynski win ICPM Research Award for paper on Population Structure and Asset Values. Their work on portfolio allocation and asset market outcomes suggests that an older population structure generates only mildly lower returns on capital. Congratulations Lori and Kate!
“This is an eye-opener,” said Roy Brouwer, an economist and executive director of the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute who was not involved in the analysis. “It raises awareness that things are changing and that in some areas something has to happen to counter and anticipate some of the catastrophes that may be waiting for us in the not-so-far future.”
Recent Economics graduate Heather Bone (BA '17) writes on the proposed tax relief for minimum wage earners by Doug Ford. Heather is currently a Master of Economics student at the University of Toronto. Great article, Heather!