Friday, September 27, 2019

PhD student participates in the Bank of Canada PIVOT program

John Baker, an Economics PhD student, was the recipient of one of the grants from the Bank of Canada for their PIVOT program. John used search-query data to process the impact of policy measures on household spending in real-time. J-P Lam helped supervise some of his work.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Professor Ana Ferrer featured on IZA World of Labor

Economics Professor Ana Ferrer, who is also Interim Associate Vice President, Research Oversight and Analysis at the University of Waterloo, has had an article featured in the IZA World of Labor. You can check out the article titled, "Are married immigrant women secondary workers?". Congratulations, Ana, on this excellent achievement!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Qidi Hu awarded Governor General's Silver Medal

The Economics department is extremely pleased to announce that Qidi Hu, an Economics 2+2 student from Shandong Normal University, has been awarded the Governor General's Silver Medal for outstanding academic achievement.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Roy Brouwer awarded SSHRC funding

Congratulations to Professor Roy Brouwer for being awarded SSHRC funding for the “Payments for wetland ecosystem services as a nature-based solution to sustainably manage urbanized watersheds" project. Professor Alain Nimbona will be a collaborator on this three year project as well. For the full story, see the article on the Water Institute's website

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Associate Professor Kate Rybczynski wins Gender Equity Grant

Congratulations to Associate Professor Kate Rybczynski, who has been awarded a Waterloo Gender Equity Grant, as part of the He for She campaign.  PhD student Annie Pan will be working on the project with Professor Rybczynski. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

MA student Ramsha Jaweed wins second prize in CRDCN Policy Challenge Competition

Ramsha Jaweed, Econ MA student, wins second prize in the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) Policy Challenge Competition. Competitors came from UBC, Calgary, Western, McMaster, Toronto, and Laval. The competition is an opportunity for students to use their research results to inform real-world Canadian policy-making and propose innovative policy solutions.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Graduate student award winners - 2018/2019

The graduate student award winners for the 2018/2019 year are as follows:

The Ken Stollery Graduate Memorial Award: Chulsoon Kim and Gray Boyko, MA students

The Nihar and Mina Bose scholarship: Renfang Tian, PhD student

Macroeconomics award: Ramsha Jaweed, MA student

Microeconomics award: Tong Zhou, MA student

Econometrics award: Wenzuo Xu and Oliver Loertscher, MA students

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Professor Mikal Skuterud comments on Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Professor Mikal Skuterud discusses immigrant employment in the tech sector in this CBC article titled, "A new immigration stream is coming for Ontario tech workers, but is it necessary?". Read the full article for Professor Skuterud's thoughts. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Canada’s skills gap in data analysis?

In an article published in the National Post, Professor Anindya Sen points to a skills gap in data analysis in Canada and, in particular, in our ability to interpret and gain useful insights from the data.  Professor Sen argues that this gap can be partly addressed by training in the the social sciences and humanities, which not only provide perspective in behavioural theories and trends but also aids in spearheading ethics and governance in the data science world.

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