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.
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.
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.
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.