East Campus 5 (EC5)
305 Phillip Street
Tel: 519 888-4567 x 31012
Anindya Sen is a professor at the Department of Economics where he has taught since 1998; the current director of Master of the Public Service program; the Associate Director for Waterloo Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute; and the Director for Graduate Diploma in Computational Data Analytics for the Social Sciences & Humanities (CDASH). He was the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies) for Economics before his directorship of the program. Prior to working at the university, Professor Sen was an Economist at the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada.
Professor Sen has been with the Master of Public Service program from its inception as a member of the cross-disciplinary program development team. His research interests are in the economics of public policy, with an emphasis on estimating the statistical effects of government intervention. In this respect, he has published research on the impacts of higher cigarette taxes on smoking, the effects of higher minimum wages on employment and poverty, the relationship between clearance rates and crime, and the consequences of incentive programs on electricity usage. His work on the effects of retail alcohol and marijuana deregulation has been acknowledged and cited in the National Post, The Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.