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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Econ Prof is a Waterloo Warriors Superfan

Mary Ann Vaughan has participated in clothing drives, sponsored golf tournaments, joined the Adopt-a-Warrior program and created the Mary Ann Vaughan Athletics Excellence Award for Men's Hockey.

Read the full article in Exchange, a magazine for business and economic development, to see what the Waterloo Warrior's hockey teams means to Mary Ann Vaughan.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Once legalized, how do you buy pot?

Professor Anindya Sen discusses the challenges of regulating prices once purchasing marijuana is legalized in Canada. He looks at eliminating the black market, price margins and accessibility.

Full details available on Global News:
Here's how you will buy pot once it's legalized in Canada 

Monday, April 17, 2017

#Monkmania Lives On with UW Economics Alum

Eric Monkman represented the University of Cambridge's Wolfson College team on University Challenge - a popular British TV trivia show. Though his team did not win, Eric Monkman finished the challenge as a social media star, adored for his uncanny breadth of knowledge and quizzical style. The full article can be read here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Associate Professor Mikal Skuterud named IZA Research Fellow

Associate Professor Mikal Skuterud was recently invited to become a Research Fellow with IZA.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Economic Immigration and Trump

Professor Mikal Skuterud talks about Trump and the Canadian immigration system in Le Devoir. The article dives into the differences between the Canadian and United States immigration methods and whether there is superior method. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Professor Sen on smoking taxes and policies

Professor Sen was featured on BNN discussing "Smokes, smugglers and lost tax revenues: How policy, not higher taxes tackles contraband tobacco". Great job representing the department and University on global matters!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Presenting the lineup for the Waterloo Economics Workshop

The 4th annual Waterloo Economics Workshop will take place on Saturday, March 25th. This year’s workshop is jointly organized with the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, and is co-sponsored by Western’s Centre for Human Capital and Productivity. The topic is the economics of crime, and we are happy to have a very distinguished group of speakers.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Teacher profile: Geoff Malleck

Geoff Malleck has a unique way of engaging his students on the topic of Entrepreneurship. See how he does it in this article featured on the Centre for Teaching Excellence's Teaching Stories

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!