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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Reopen Ontario's schools to save lives. Professor Mikko Packalen looks at the negative effects of closing schools.

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Read Professor Mikko Packalen's column on school closures in the Toronto Sun.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hubris about testing undermines our COVID response. Professor Mikko Packalen explains.

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 Professor Mikko Packalen outlines why we must be cautious about our expectations of testing in this op-ed for the Financial Post.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Professor Sue Horton named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Sue Horton

A huge congratulations to Sue Horton (cross appointed with AHS) for being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This is an amazing accomplishment! See the full article on the Office of Research website

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Are married immigrant women secondary workers? Professor Ana Ferrer dives into this topic

Professor Ana Ferrer has published an article in the IZA World of Labour. Check out the post titled, "Are married immigrant women secondary workers?" at this website: https://wol.iza.org/articles/are-married-immigrant-women-secondary-workers

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Alumna Jue Zhang (PhD '17) co-authors COVID paper

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Economics Alumna Jue Zhang (PhD '17) has co-authored a COVID paper titled, "Transitions into and out of employment by immigrants during the COVID-19 lockdown and recovery" that was posted by Stats Canada today. The  paper examines how immigrants vs Canadian born workers have been affected by the labour market changes. It is a great accomplishment to be featured on such a high profile platform. Congratulations, Jue!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Future of Temporary Foreign Worker Programs with Mikal Skuterud

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Mikal Skuterud, who researches immigration economics, chatted with Media Relations at UW on the topic of temporary foreign worker programs. You can find the full article, Q and A with the experts: the future of temporary foreign worker programs, on the Waterloo Stories page. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Virtual Celebration for our MA and PhD Students

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The Economics department celebrated the accomplishments of its’ graduate students at a virtual celebration on Zoom held on Friday, June 26, 2020. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2020 Arts Alumni Gold Medal goes to Economics Student, Qingyi Yan

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Alumni Relations at the Unviersity of Waterloo recognizes the academic achievements of graduating students by awarding Alumni Gold Medals during the University's convocation ceremonies. One undergraduate student representing each of Waterloo's six faculties receives this prestigious award. This year, the Arts Alumni Gold Medal was awarded to Mathematical Economics student, Qingyi Yan.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Congratulations Economics Undergraduate Award Winners!

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Graduating Economics students are recognized for their hard work and dedication in June each year. There are several awards given out to students who have demonstrated outstanding work in their academic performance. The awards given are:

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