John Baker, an Economics PhD student, was the recipient of one of the grants from the Bank of Canada for their PIVOT program. John usedsearch-query data to process the impact of policy measures on household spending in real-time. J-P Lam helped supervise some of his work.
Economics Professor Ana Ferrer, who is also Interim Associate Vice President, Research Oversight and Analysis at the University of Waterloo, has had an article featured in the IZA World of Labor. You can check out the article titled, "Are married immigrant women secondary workers?". Congratulations, Ana, on this excellent achievement!
The Economics department is extremely pleased to announce that Qidi Hu, an Economics 2+2 student from Shandong Normal University, has been awarded the Governor General's Silver Medal for outstanding academic achievement.
Ramsha Jaweed, Econ MA student, wins second prize in the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) Policy Challenge Competition. Competitors came from UBC, Calgary, Western, McMaster, Toronto, and Laval. The competition is an opportunity for students to use their research results to inform real-world Canadian policy-making and propose innovative policy solutions.