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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge results

BoC group

Congratulations to the Waterloo Economics team which competed on Saturday February 4 in the second annual Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Challenge. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bank of Canada Challenge Finals

Good luck to our student group that is competing in the Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge this weekend! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Professor Anindya Sen on the legalization of marijuana in Canada

Professor Anindya Sen has been published in the Financial Post on the topic of the federal legalization of marijuana in Canada. The article is titled, "Federal pot report still leaves a lot of haze in the air".

Friday, January 13, 2017

Professor Joel Blit on the low-return music industry

Professor Joel Blit has contributed to a CBC article titled, "New job for Obama as music industry continues to struggle" by Don Pittis. Blit talks about the trend of streaming music and how it has affected the music industry, in turn leading to a low-return industry. 

'It has created a lot of public benefit, but that benefit hasn't gone to the people who have been creating it.'- Joel Blit, University of Waterloo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Professor Mikal Skuterud published in Policy Options

Professor Mikal Skuterud has had an article published by Policy Options. It is titled "Canadian stats and two step immigration". Great job on the article, Professor Skuterud! 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Economics alumna Candace Lau has fashion line debut

Candace Lau (BA, Economics '13) has debuted her fashion line Candace Daniela at Toronto Fashion Week. She balanced working a full time job in Toronto and running her company; a great feat in this day and age. A more in depth article can be found in the December edition of the Alumni Newsletter. Congratulations, Candace!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Economics students named Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge finalists

Bank of Canada finalists

Congratulations to the University of Waterloo team that has made it to the finals of the Bank of Canada's Governor Challenge! This is a great accomplishment by the students in this term's ECON 487 led by Professor J-P Lam. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Professor Jean-Paul Lam talks mortgage rates on CTV news

On Tuesday, November 15, Professor Jean-Paul Lam spoke on CTV News about rising mortgage rates. Check out the full interview on CTV News. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Professor Malleck comments on Christmas displays on CTV

Why are some retailers stocking shelves with Christmas merchandise so early? Geoff Malleck comments on why it happens months before Christmas.

See the whole article here: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/sick-of-early-holiday-displays-why-our-shopping-habits-may-be-to-blame-1.3165875

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Professor Phil Curry's Hockey Analytics featured in Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports

On November 6, 2016, the Department of Hockey Analytics, co-founded by Professor Phil Curry, was featured in Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports in an article about "How age, shooting percentage and 'puck luck' factor into future performance". It is very cool to see how one of our own professors is influencing hockey all over the world! Congratulations, Professor Curry!