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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Barriers for consumers of marijuana post-legalization, Professor Sen reports

With the new federal legislation legalizing cannabis consumption across Canada coming into effect this week, Economics Professor Anindya Sen's research has been highlighted in the media on a few occasions over the last few days:

Friday, September 7, 2018

How do International Students fare in the job market after graduation?

Professor Mikal Skuterud and PhD student Zong Jia Chen studied the labour market performance of former international students with their Canadian counterparts. Check out the report titled, "Comparing Outcomes: The Relative Job-Market Performance of Former International Students".  

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Which provinces with get cannabis retail sales right?

Professor Anindya Sen wrote an article titled, "Which provinces will get retail cannabis sales right?" for Policy Options. Sen discusses the different approaches by the different provinces and how provincial retail markets will compete with the black market. 

This article is part of The Economics of Canadian Cannabis special feature.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

What is the plan for marijuana in Ontario?

This is going to be very costly. I think this actually will help the black market get entrenched. This is just bad policy

-Anindya Sen

With the legalization of marijuana in Ontario approaching quickly, Professor Sen reports on Ontario's plan for selling pot. See the full news story here

Monday, August 13, 2018

Why do highly skilled immigrants choose the U.S. over Canada? Professor Skuterud explains

The crème de la crème of talent will tend to go to the U.S. because that’s where they’re going to get the big returns,

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

ECON 220 student wins Velocity competition

Cole Powers, a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student, taking ECON 220, Entrepreneurship Principles, won 5K at the Velocity Fund finals toward his business IntelliCulture. Professor Nunez is extremely proud of this accomplishment. ECON 220 helps students to learn the basics of entrepreneurship to boost their own businesses, and so much more. See the press release on the Velocity website

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

UW's new Problem Lab

Question marks

I’m opposed to best practices. It implies we’re just matching them when I care to leave them in the dust.

Larry smith, Adjunct Economics Professor

Friday, July 20, 2018

Professor Roy Brouwer gives keynote at UN Sustainable Development Goals forum

Executive director of the Water Institute Roy Brouwer, professor in Waterloo’s Department of Economics, was invited to be a part of a panel discussion during the 2018 session of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York City on July 13. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Professor Joel Blit talks AI and the future of work

Professor Joel Blit was an invited speaker at the OECD Global Forum on Productivity where he discussed artificial intelligence and the future of work. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Faculty members comment on low-cost flying

Low-cost flying - expert advisory