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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New graduate course on Water Resource Economics

Professor Roy Brouwer with students at

In the 2017 fall term, the Department of Economics offered graduate and undergraduate students a new elective course on Water Resource Economics.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bank of Canada's Governor's Challenge results

Team photo

Congratulations to our Economics team who participated in the Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Challenge.  In November 2017, the team presented their recommendations for Canadian monetary policy to a panel of judges. Coached by Professor Jean Paul Lam, the team did a great job of summarizing current key issues in monetary policy. We are proud of our team! Team members from left to right are George Liu, Quinlan Lee, Galen Wray, Evan Sauve and Viktor Seregelyi.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Professor Jean-Paul Lam comments on the risk of cryptocurrency investing

In articles published in The Globe and Mail, Financial Post and National Post, Professor Jean-Paul Lam comments on the risks associated with cryptocurrency investing. You can read both The Globe and Mail and Financial Post articles online.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Professor Jean-Paul Lam featured in The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed article written by Economics Professor Jean-Paul Lam. Professor Lam discusses factors contributing to persistent low inflation in Canada and suggests that the Bank of Canada needs to rethink its inflation strategy. Read the full article by Professor Lam online. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Notice of PhD defense: "Three Essays on the Economics of Innovation as Adaptation to Climate Change" by Hongxiu Li

The Department of Economics congratulates Hongxiu Li on the successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled "Three Essays on the Economics of Innovation as Adaptation to Climate Change", supervised by Professor Horatiu Rus. In January 2018, Hongxiu Li will be joining Roy Brouwer's research team at the Water Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow.