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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Professor Derek Stacey on housing affordability

On April 12, 2022, Professor Derek Stacey was on CBC Up North. In the interview, he discusses blind-bidding in the housing market, and he shares his thoughts on what open-bidding might mean for house prices and housing affordability.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

JP Lam on preparing for pandemics

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JP Lam, a UWaterloo Economics professor, is special advisor and team lead working on a project for AI outbreak (pandemic) detection. Read how the team is preparing for the next pandemic.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Labour Economist Mikal Skuterud is featured in a Globe and Mail article

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Mikal Skuterud comments in an article that discusses job switching trends in Canada. He provides some perspective on why this is an excellent time to switch professions, but few people are actually doing so. Read the full Globe and Mail article here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Lecturer Zara Liaqat publishes paper on import data

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Lecturer Zara Liaqat was recently featured in Faculti for her research paper covering firm to firm networks and international trade utilizing customs data from Pakistan.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Susan Shu Chang receives an Award

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Congratulations to Susan Shu Chang, a UWaterloo Economics Alumna and the Arts 2021 Young Alumni Award recipient! Susan specializes in a wide range of expertise across the tech world, from applied machine learning to game development; she has made an impressive impact on the tech industry.

Monday, January 17, 2022

And that’s a wrap! First ECON-nection mentorship program concludes

Our Student Outreach Coordinator for Fall 2021, Yana Tiwari, presents Vicky Chen with a W Store gift card

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.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Our Professors feature in Macleans magazine

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Professors Stéphanie Lluis and Mikal Skuterud are featured in Macleans magazine 'chartstravaganza' this week. Learn more about these charted trends and check out the article.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

"What is holding back progress in science, innovation and cinema?"

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Prof. Mikko Packalen comments in The Atlantic and his work is featured.

 

Credit: Bettmann / Getty; The Atlantic

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Professor Emeritus Karl Bennett featured in UWaterloo news

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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."

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