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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Barriers for consumers of marijuana post-legalization, Professor Sen reports

Professor Anindya Sen was cited in the Washington Post's article titled, "Marijuana becomes legal in Canada on Wednesday, but barriers remain for consumers". 

Friday, September 7, 2018

How do International Students fare in the job market after graduation?

Professor Mikal Skuterud and PhD student Zong Jia Chen studied the labour market performance of former international students with their Canadian counterparts. Check out the report titled, "Comparing Outcomes: The Relative Job-Market Performance of Former International Students".  

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Which provinces with get cannabis retail sales right?

Professor Anindya Sen wrote an article titled, "Which provinces will get retail cannabis sales right?" for Policy Options. Sen discusses the different approaches by the different provinces and how provincial retail markets will compete with the black market. 

This article is part of The Economics of Canadian Cannabis special feature.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

ECON 220 student wins Velocity competition

Cole Powers, a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student, taking ECON 220, Entrepreneurship Principles, won 5K at the Velocity Fund finals toward his business IntelliCulture. Professor Nunez is extremely proud of this accomplishment. ECON 220 helps students to learn the basics of entrepreneurship to boost their own businesses, and so much more. See the press release on the Velocity website

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

UW's new Problem Lab

Question marks

I’m opposed to best practices. It implies we’re just matching them when I care to leave them in the dust.

Larry smith, Adjunct Economics Professor