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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! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Professor Anindya Sen on the legalization of marijuana in Canada

Professor Anindya Sen has been published in the Financial Post on the topic of the federal legalization of marijuana in Canada. The article is titled, "Federal pot report still leaves a lot of haze in the air".

Friday, January 13, 2017

Professor Joel Blit on the low-return music industry

Professor Joel Blit has contributed to a CBC article titled, "New job for Obama as music industry continues to struggle" by Don Pittis. Blit talks about the trend of streaming music and how it has affected the music industry, in turn leading to a low-return industry. 

'It has created a lot of public benefit, but that benefit hasn't gone to the people who have been creating it.'- Joel Blit, University of Waterloo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Professor Mikal Skuterud published in Policy Options

Professor Mikal Skuterud has had an article published by Policy Options. It is titled "Canadian stats and two step immigration". Great job on the article, Professor Skuterud! 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Economics alumna Candace Lau has fashion line debut

Candace Lau (BA, Economics '13) has debuted her fashion line Candace Daniela at Toronto Fashion Week. She balanced working a full time job in Toronto and running her company; a great feat in this day and age. A more in depth article can be found in the December edition of the Alumni Newsletter. Congratulations, Candace!