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Katherine Cuff, the Canada Research Chair in Public Economic Theory

Department of Economics salutes, Katherine Cuff, the Canada Research Chair in Public Economic Theory this International Women's Day. She is a part of a group of twenty-two McMaster women who currently hold Canada Research Chairs.

Mar 08, 2017

Public Lecture - Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2017

The Department of Economics presents Charles Manski, Board of Trustees Professor in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University, who will give a public lecture on Communicating Uncertainty in Policy Analysis.

Feb 24, 2017

High Ontario Electricity Rates Concern Car Makers

The Globe and Mail recently quoted a study done by Associate Professor in Economics Greig Mordue (ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy) and Kelly White of the Automotive Policy Research Centre on the impact of Ontario's electricity pricing and policies on the auto industry.

Feb 13, 2017

Tenure-track Job Position Available in the Department of Economics

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or junior Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances), commencing July 1, 2017, in the Department of Economics at McMaster University. The Department seeks candidates whose research is in macroeconomics but is prepared to consider exceptional candidates in another field of economics.

Feb 10, 2017

Trump's simplistic talk on NAFTA ignores the threat of disruption

Pau Pujolas, Canadian trade expert and Associate Professor of Economics was recently quoted in a CBC news article discussing President Trumps threats threats to pull out of NAFTA.

Jan 24, 2017

Econ Talks: Annual economics networking night

Thurs. Jan 26 - This annual event aims to bring together economics students with professionals to build networks and learn more about possible career paths.

Jan 18, 2017

Auto industry expert opinion

CBC's On The Money talk to auto-industry expert Economics Professor Greig Mordue (ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy) about allegations that Fiat Chrysler cheated on reporting the diesel engine emissions of some of its vehicles.

Jan 17, 2017

Sessional faculty teaching positions

The Department of Economics is advertising a number of spring and summer courses as sessional faculty teaching positions.

Jan 13, 2017

Mac research centres get $10 million in government funding

Two cutting-edge McMaster-based institutes have received a combined $10 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Jan 10, 2017

Play the Trump cards right, and Canada's auto sector will benefit

Jim Stanford, Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University, discusses Donald Trump’s threats to impose new barriers against auto imports in the Globe and Mail.

Jan 05, 2017

Stephen Gordon: Dog days lie ahead for Canada’s tax-the-rich mentality

The Department of Economics Mike Veall's research cited in a National Post article about top end income concentration.

Dec 07, 2016

Casey Warman (Dalhousie) | Do All-Age Bicycle Helmet Laws Work? Evidence from Canada

Fri, December 2, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, KTH 334, Host: DeCicca

Nov 28, 2016

How does Big Data benefit communities?

Mac Talk Video: Department of Economics Dr. Abigail Payne discusses how data can be used to better understand charities.

Nov 25, 2016

Economist honoured with Distinguished Alumni Award

Two-time McMaster Economics graduate Junsen Zhang will be presented with Distinguished Alumni Awards at this year's Fall Convocation Ceremonies.

Nov 17, 2016

2016 Jack and Kay Graham Memorial Lecture | David Green, Vancouver School of Economics

The Department of Economics and the School of Labour Studies present the 2016 Jack & Kay Graham Memorial Lecture, Nov. 24 & 25, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

McMaster Economist Receives Prestigious Polanyi Prize for Advancements in Research

Today, Dr. Cesar Sosa-Padilla, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at McMaster University, will be awarded the 2016 Polanyi Prize for discoveries in economics.

Nov 15, 2016

More innovation? Try more manufacturing

It's Manufacturing Month, and how manufacturing leads to technological innovation is the topic of a recent Hamilton Spectator op-ed by Economics Professor Greig Mordue.

Nov 11, 2016