News archive - May 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Prof Steph Lluis comments on Lessons from Employment Insurance for the CERB

With the pandemic going on, there is lots of talk about CERB, the benefit that was created as an emergency response. Professor Stephanie Lluis wrote a memo for the C.D. Howe Institute titled, "Lessons from Employment Insurance for the CERB" where she discusses how employment insurance can provide guidance for the CERB. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Economic Impact of COVID 19, Joel Blit comments

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Several panel members presenting for an event hosted by Waterloo’s Gateway for  Enterprises to Discover Innovation (GEDI) about "Rebooting the Economy". Economics professor Joel Blit was one of the panel members.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Income and Employment Webinar

The CRDCN (Canadian Research Data Centre Network) is hosting a series of webinars on a variety of topics featuring panelists who are experts in those areas. In the webinar titled, "Income and Employment", Professor Mikal Skuterud was one of the panelists. You can watch the recorded webinar in its entirety on Youtube.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Lives vs lives – the global cost of lockdown. Professor Mikko Packalen discusses.

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Professor Mikko Packalen and Stanford professor Jayanta Bhattacharya dicuss how policies that depress the world economy put millions at risk in The Spectator.

Monday, May 4, 2020

New Undergraduate Scholarship for Economics Students

The Economics department is extremely excited to announce a new scholarship available to undergraduate Economics students: The Jacqueline Armstrong Gates Scholarship in Economics. This scholarship has been generously donated by Jacqueline Armstrong Gates, a local lawyer and UW Arts Alumna.

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