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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pat Shaw wins 2016 Arts Award for Excellence in Service

Pat Shaw and members of the Economics Department at the 2016 Arts Awards.


Pat Shaw, the Economics Department's Administrative Coordinator for the Graduate Program was a recipient of a 2016 Arts Award for Excellence in Service.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Congratulations to PhD students advancing their careers in 2016!

Ana and the 2016 Economics PhD students.

From left: Yichun Huang, Joanna Wajda, Mohamad Ghaziaskar, Bilal Mirza Ahmed, Professor Ana Ferrer, Allison Mascella, Sara Aghakazemjourabbaf, Yu (Sonja) Chen, Jue Zhang, Andres Arcila Vasquez, Maggie Zhang, Hongxiu (Manda) Li, Yazhuo (Annie) Pan, Xinyuan (Wilson) Yang, Renfang Tian, Ghazal Memartoluie.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Marijuana laws should vary by province, report by Professor Anindya Sen says.

Canada’s provinces should each get leeway on the way they sell, tax and control marijuana once the drug is legalized by the federal government, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.

The framework suggested by economist Anindya Sen would create a patchwork of rules across Canada, with different laws governing everything from the stores that can carry the drug to the penalties for selling to underage users.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Prof Larry Smith: "No Fears No Excuses" book launch - May 17, 2016

Economics Professor Larry Smith is about to release a new book based on his TED Talk, "Why you will fail to have a great career". Titled, No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career, Professor Smith's book is set to hit the shelves on April 19, 2016.

On Tuesday, May 17th, the University of Waterloo will host a special event celebrating Professor Smith's successful TED talk and book release. The event will include a candid conversation between UW President Feridun Hamdullahpur and Professor Smith, as well as a book signing and reception.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Radio-Canada interviews Prof Jean-Paul Lam on Hydro One shares for sale

Professor Jean-Paul Lam was interviewed by Elizabeth Ryan from Radio Canada this week regarding the second block of shares of Hydro One that the provincial government is putting up for sale. The sale is expected to raise about $2 billion. Another 30% of the public company is expected to be put up for sale in the near future.

For the full interview, visit the link below (audio, en français):