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Friday, June 8, 2018

How do company mergers affect the shareholders?

Our research offers some robust evidence and clarity on how firms benefit from mergers in terms of market value and market share

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Galen Wray invited to present research in 2018 Bank of Canada Poster Session at CEA Conference

Galen Page with poster

Congratulations to undergraduate Math Econ student Galen Wray who was invited to present her research titled Short-Term Inflation Forecasting in Canada Using Machine Learning in the Bank of Canada Poster Session at the Canadian Economics Association Conference held last week. The conference ran from May 30-June 4 in Montreal. Wray had to apply and was one selected as one of twelve undergraduate students to present her work. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Professors Lori Curtis and Kate Rybczynski win research award

Along with international co-authors, Professors Lori Curtis and Kate Rybczynski win ICPM Research Award for paper on Population Structure and Asset Values. Their work on portfolio allocation and asset market outcomes suggests that an older population structure generates only mildly lower returns on capital. Congratulations Lori and Kate!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Global Water Supply and Potential Future Conflicts; Professor Roy Brouwer comments

“This is an eye-opener,” said Roy Brouwer, an economist and executive director of the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute who was not involved in the analysis. “It raises awareness that things are changing and that in some areas something has to happen to counter and anticipate some of the catastrophes that may be waiting for us in the not-so-far future.”

Monday, May 14, 2018

Professor Ana Ferrer named to Labour Council Expert Panel

Congratulations to Professor Ana Ferrer for being named to the Labour Market Information Experts Panel! More information can be found in the Daily Bulletin

Monday, May 7, 2018

Recent graduate Heather Bone (BA '17) on Doug Ford's minimum wage tax relief

Recent Economics graduate Heather Bone (BA '17) writes on the proposed tax relief for minimum wage earners by Doug Ford. Heather is currently a Master of Economics student at the University of Toronto. Great article, Heather! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Department end-of-year graduate student lunch

Econ MA students
On April 19, the Econ PhD and MA students wound up the year with faculty and staff at the University Club.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

MA Co-op Capstone Presentations

ECON 674 Students and Professor Joel Blit

On Friday March 23rd, MA co-op students in ECON 674 completed their capstone presentations.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Econ 323 T.A. Quinlan Lee receives Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching

Quinlan Lee

The Department of Economics congratulates Quinlan Lee on receiving the Amit Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. This award formally acknowledges excellence in teaching by a registered student. Quinlan has been facilitating ECON 323 tutorials while completing his undergraduate studies in Economics.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Professor Robert Kerton on debt and Canadian banks

Professor Robert Kerton responded to a recent Equifax report which sounded an early warning alarm about rising debt levels and the health of Canadian banks.