Congratulations to Andrés Arcila-Vasquez who successfully defended his PhD thesis titled, ‘Three Essays in Policy Evaluation’. His supervisor was Ana Ferrer. All the best toAndrés - we are very proud of your achievements!
Congratulations to Annie (Yazhuo) Pan for successfully defending her thesis titled, "Essays in Wealth Effect, Family Structure, and Female Labour Supply". Her supervisors were Ana Ferrer and Stéphanie Lluis. We wish Annie all the best on her next steps!
Congratulations to PhD student Renfang Tian who successfully defended her PhD! Her thesis is titled, “On Functional Data Analysis: Methodologies and Applications”. Her supervisor was Professor Tao Chen. The department is incredibly proud of your hard work. Renfang will be an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at King's University College at Western University. Excellent job, Renfang!
Congratulations to PhD student Yichun Huang who successfully defended her PhD last week! Her thesis is titled, “The Economics of Water Conservation Regulations in Mining: An Application to Alberta's Lower Athabasca River Region”. Yichun was supervised by Margaret Insley. The department is proud of all the hard work that Yichun has put in. We wish Yichun all the best in her future endeavours!
Current MA student Chuanmo Jin has written an opinion piece called, "Single-use plastics: Do we need to ban them?". This piece originated from an ECON 606 assignment and is just a taste of the potential of our MA students.
John Baker, an Economics PhD student, was the recipient of one of the grants from the Bank of Canada for their PIVOT program. John usedsearch-query data to process the impact of policy measures on household spending in real-time. J-P Lam helped supervise some of his work.
Economics Professor Ana Ferrer, who is also Interim Associate Vice President, Research Oversight and Analysis at the University of Waterloo, has had an article featured in the IZA World of Labor. You can check out the article titled, "Are married immigrant women secondary workers?". Congratulations, Ana, on this excellent achievement!
The Economics department is extremely pleased to announce that Qidi Hu, an Economics 2+2 student from Shandong Normal University, has been awarded the Governor General's Silver Medal for outstanding academic achievement.
Congratulations to Professor Roy Brouwer for being awarded SSHRC funding for the “Payments for wetland ecosystem services as a nature-based solution to sustainably manage urbanized watersheds" project. Professor Alain Nimbona will be a collaborator on this three year project as well. For the full story, see the article on the Water Institute's website.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Kate Rybczynski, who has been awarded a Waterloo Gender Equity Grant, as part of the He for She campaign. PhD student Annie Pan will be working on the project with Professor Rybczynski.