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Friday, January 29, 2016

Professor Ana Ferrer's article featured in IZA

Well-known European research institution IZA, World of Labour, has featured an article written by Professor Ana Ferrer. This article explores labour patterns of married women in immigrant households and compares them to labour patterns of men and native-born married women.

Monday, January 18, 2016

EconSoc releases January newsletter

The UWaterloo Economics Society has released their January 2016 newsletter – UWeconomics.

In this issue learn more about:

Monday, January 18, 2016

Professor Mikal Skuterud weighs the risks of Express Entry immigration system in Canada

Express Entry is the new selection system designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. This new system will not only speed up the Canadian immigration process for foreign skilled workers, but it will help them find work quickly.

Economics Professor Mikal Skuterud takes a critical look at this new immigration policy to weigh the pros and cons and to find where there is room for improvement.

Read Professor Skuterud's full argument on the New Canadian Media blog:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Radio Canada interviews Professor Jean-Paul Lam about the volatility in the Chinese stock market

Professor Jean-Paul Lam interviewed with Radio Canada on Friday, January 8th, 2016. The discussion was about the volatility in the Chinese stock market and its impact on Ontario.

To hear the radio interview in full, please visit Radio Canada's website:

Note: this interview is in French.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Economics Professor Roy Brouwer featured in UW Daily Bulletin

The Economics Department is thrilled to welcome Dr. Roy Brouwer to the University of Waterloo! In addition to joining the Economics Department as a Professor, Dr. Brouwer is also The Water Institute’s new Executive Director effective January 1, 2016.  Dr. Brouwer is joining the university from Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam in The Netherlands.