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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Convocation


On Wednesday June 14, 2017 the Faculty of Arts held their spring convocation ceremony. 79 students majoring in Economics crossed the stage, officially becoming University of Waterloo alumni.

The Faculty of Arts hosted a reception following the convocation ceremony in the SLC Great Hall for graduates and their families to celebrate their recent academic success.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Economics Student Presents at CEA

Economics undergraduate student Heather Bone was invited to attend the 51st annual Canadian Economics Association Conference, which ran from June 2-June 4 2017.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Popularity of Cryptocurrencies

Professor Jean-Paul Lam recently discussed the popularity of cryptocurrencies in an interview with CTV. The clip can be viewed here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Upcoming Provincial Budget Discussions

Professor Jean-Paul Lam participated in several french-language media appearances regarding the provincial budget for Radio Canada. Highlighting a balanced budget forecast and free prescription drugs for anyone under 24; the interviews can be heard using the links below

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Econ Prof is a Waterloo Warriors Superfan

Mary Ann Vaughan has participated in clothing drives, sponsored golf tournaments, joined the Adopt-a-Warrior program and created the Mary Ann Vaughan Athletics Excellence Award for Men's Hockey.

Read the full article in Exchange, a magazine for business and economic development, to see what the Waterloo Warrior's hockey teams means to Mary Ann Vaughan.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Once legalized, how do you buy pot?

Professor Anindya Sen discusses the challenges of regulating prices once purchasing marijuana is legalized in Canada. He looks at eliminating the black market, price margins and accessibility.

Full details available on Global News:
Here's how you will buy pot once it's legalized in Canada 

Monday, April 17, 2017

#Monkmania Lives On with UW Economics Alum

Eric Monkman represented the University of Cambridge's Wolfson College team on University Challenge - a popular British TV trivia show. Though his team did not win, Eric Monkman finished the challenge as a social media star, adored for his uncanny breadth of knowledge and quizzical style. The full article can be read here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Associate Professor Mikal Skuterud named IZA Research Fellow

Associate Professor Mikal Skuterud was recently invited to become a Research Fellow with IZA.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Economic Immigration and Trump

Professor Mikal Skuterud talks about Trump and the Canadian immigration system in Le Devoir. The article dives into the differences between the Canadian and United States immigration methods and whether there is superior method. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Professor Sen on smoking taxes and policies

Professor Sen was featured on BNN discussing "Smokes, smugglers and lost tax revenues: How policy, not higher taxes tackles contraband tobacco". Great job representing the department and University on global matters!

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