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Friday, February 9, 2018

Professor Larry Smith named Director of the Problem Lab

Larry Smith

Economics professor Larry Smith will spearhead Canada's first problem lab designed to help students with the first steps of entrepreneurship by helping them understand a significant problem. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

A visit from UWaterloo Econ alumnus named to "40 under 40" list by CIO Magazine

Lunch with alumnus Michael Ashmore

Thanks to Economics Alumnus Michael Ashmore (BA Honours in Economics) for visiting us at the University of Waterloo. Michael currently works in New York for OMERS Capital Markets. He was named by Chief Investment Officer Magazine to their 40 Under 40 list of people who show great passion for their work and are potential game changers of the future. We are always very happy to hear from our alumni and learn how their education has helped them along their career path.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Professor Joel Blit briefs G7 Sherpas on the future of work

Professor Blit briefed the personal representatives of the G7 Prime Ministers and Presidents (Sherpas) on technology and the future of work during their first G7 Sherpa meeting. Canada holds the G7 presidency in 2018 and has put forward the themes of investing in growth that works for everyone, preparing for the jobs of the future, advancing gender equality, building a more peaceful and secure world, and working together on climate change, oceans, and clean energy.

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.