News for Current students

Monday, April 5, 2021

Professor Corey Van de Waal publishes new book

Image of Corey Van de Waal and the book cover of economics and the sports industry

Corey Van de Waal is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Economics. After developing and teaching ECON 254: The Economics of Sport for the past eight years, he's ventured in the publishing world with the release of Economics and the Sports Industry. It is available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Here is a short Q & A with Corey about the book.


Can you provide a bit of background about yourself and the areas of economics you focus on?

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hubris about testing undermines our COVID response. Professor Mikko Packalen explains.

Test tubes for nasal swabs

 Professor Mikko Packalen outlines why we must be cautious about our expectations of testing in this op-ed for the Financial Post.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Future of Temporary Foreign Worker Programs with Mikal Skuterud

Farmland

Mikal Skuterud, who researches immigration economics, chatted with Media Relations at UW on the topic of temporary foreign worker programs. You can find the full article, Q and A with the experts: the future of temporary foreign worker programs, on the Waterloo Stories page. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Virtual Celebration for our MA and PhD Students

Candles spelling out "congratulations."

The Economics department celebrated the accomplishments of its’ graduate students at a virtual celebration on Zoom held on Friday, June 26, 2020. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Focused COVID-19 restrictions will save lives in poor countries. Professor Mikko Packalen weighs in.

A scrap dealer sorts dismantled TV circuit boards at a scrap yard in Ahmedabad, India, July 2, 2020.

Read his co-authored op-ed piece with Stanford professor Jay Bhattacharya in the Financial Post.

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