The Department of Economics congratulates Quinlan Lee on receiving the Amit Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. This award formally acknowledges excellence in teaching by a registered student. Quinlan has been facilitating ECON 323 tutorials while completing his undergraduate studies in Economics.
Teferi Mergo, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and at St. Paul's, was appointed a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO). GLO is a non-partisan, independent organization that serves as an international network and virtual platform for researchers and policy makers.
Faculty and PhD students gathered to celebrate the holidays before the winter break. As it turns out, our department's talented economists are also talented musicians. Attendees enjoyed lively performances by Professor Insley, Professor Forand, Professor Parker, Professor Chaussé and Professor Rybczynski.
Thanks to Economics Alumnus Michael Ashmore (BA Honours in Economics) for visiting us at the University of Waterloo. Michael currently works in New York for OMERS Capital Markets. He was named by Chief Investment Officer Magazine to their 40 Under 40 list of people who show great passion for their work and are potential game changers of the future. We are always very happy to hear from our alumni and learn how their education has helped them along their career path.
Professor Blit briefed the personal representatives of the G7 Prime Ministers and Presidents (Sherpas) on technology and the future of work during their first G7 Sherpa meeting. Canada holds the G7 presidency in 2018 and has put forward the themes of investing in growth that works for everyone, preparing for the jobs of the future, advancing gender equality, building a more peaceful and secure world, and working together on climate change, oceans, and clean energy. https://g7.gc.ca/en/g7-presidency/themes/
In articles published in the Globe and Mail and Financial Post, Professor Jean-Paul Lam says recent interest rate hikes by the Bank of Canada won't necessarily result in a reduction of spending and household debt.