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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

ECON grad students compete in 3MT Thesis Competition

Lingyan Jin, (MA candidate), and Sara Aghakazemjourabbaf (PhD candidate), competed in the 2016 3MT Thesis Competition.

Competitors have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience.

Watch Sara explain her research about optimal resource extraction with hazardous waste production and an environmental bond. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Prof Jean-Paul Lam shares insight on 2016-2017 federal budget

With the federal budget tabled yesterday by Finance Minister, Hon. Bill Morneau, Economics Professor Jean-Paul Lam has offered up some insight on what to expect in the coming year through interviews conducted with Radio Canada and CTV Kitchener. Click the links below for more details.

Monday, March 21, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: Economics Professor Jean-Paul Lam available to comment on 2016 Federal Budget

Professor Jean-Paul Lam, from the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is available to speak to the media about the 2016 federal budget. Professor Lam can provide commentary in both English and French.

Please visit the link below for more details.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Maclean's interview with Prof Lam: "Is there an auto bubble on the horizon?"

Professor Jean-Paul Lam was interviewed by Maclean's Magazine this week to discuss the potential dangers with car loans. Over the last 10 years, Canada's car loan debt has increased to over $120 billion - with a notable spike since the 2008 financial crisis.

Read the full article below for contributing factors to this trend and the possible risks in the near future.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Prof Lam interviewed by Reuters on the Bank of Canada's interest rate decision

A group of economists were surveyed by Reuters regarding the Bank of Canada's decision to keep interest rates on hold while they await a stimulus fiscal push in 2017. Professor Jean-Paul Lam was interviewed about the results of this survey.

Follow this link to read the full article: