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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 grads

On Wednesday, June 15 our newest Economics graduates from the Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs walked across the stage at the Arts convocation to accept their degree.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Marijuana laws should vary by province, report by Professor Anindya Sen says.

Canada’s provinces should each get leeway on the way they sell, tax and control marijuana once the drug is legalized by the federal government, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.

The framework suggested by economist Anindya Sen would create a patchwork of rules across Canada, with different laws governing everything from the stores that can carry the drug to the penalties for selling to underage users.

Monday, April 4, 2016

EconSoc releases April newsletter

The UWaterloo Economics Society has released their April 2016 newsletter – UWeconomics.

In this issue learn more about:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Maclean's interview with Prof Lam: "Is there an auto bubble on the horizon?"

Professor Jean-Paul Lam was interviewed by Maclean's Magazine this week to discuss the potential dangers with car loans. Over the last 10 years, Canada's car loan debt has increased to over $120 billion - with a notable spike since the 2008 financial crisis.

Read the full article below for contributing factors to this trend and the possible risks in the near future.

http://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/is-there-an-auto-bubble-on-the-horizon/

Friday, March 4, 2016

Professor Jean-Paul Lam interviewed by Radio Canada and CBC on Ontario's new budget

Economics Professor Jean-Paul Lam was in the Ontario budget lock-up last week. While there were many items tabled in the new budget, highlights include: