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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/

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Prof Ana Ferrer publishes new video: "The value of a university education"

Think Like a Canadian Economist, the new video series hosted by the Institute of Research in Public Policy (IRPP), features a short piece by Professor Ana Ferrer. Titled "The value of a university education", this episode takes a look at the short term investment and the long term gains of post-secondary education.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Prof Mary Ann Vaughan shows her Warriors team spirit!

Economics continuing lecturer Mary Ann Vaughan is featured in the UWaterloo 2014-2015 Report on Going.

Vaughan is a passionate supporter of the UWaterloo Warriors, and for nearly 20 years she has supported the men's hockey team.

Read Warriors hockey team nets more than a new fan in the Report on Giving. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Professor Jean Paul Lam comments on Ontario's deficit plans on CBC French

The University of Waterloo’s Jean Paul Lam suggests that Ontario's plans to eliminate its deficit by 2017-2018 will require further cuts in spending and the selling off of more crown corporations. He states that the budget fails to address the aging demographic in Ontario, which will lead to increased pressure in health care spending and a reduced potential for future growth.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps visits UWaterloo

On March 5, 2015, Nobel laureate Edmund S. Phelps visited UWaterloo to give a public lecture about grassroots innovation. 

Phelps was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2006. His latest publication, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change has received wide-spread recognition.