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The Department of Social Sciences Presents: 2020 Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor

Rachel Griffith (Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies. Department of Economics, University of Manchester) on "Inequalities and Wage Progression in Low-skilled Jobs"
Sep 16, 2020

2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grants announced

This year, the Faculty of Social Sciences had a 67 per cent success rate in the SSHRC Insight Development Grants for early-stage research projects. This rate far exceeds the national success rate and speaks to the high quality of innovative research happening in the Faculty.
Aug 25, 2020

Updated Economics Reserved Seating Release Dates

Reserved seats in Economics courses will be released on July 31st and August 15th for Fall courses, and September 11th and December 1st for Winter courses.
Jul 23, 2020

Congratulations Economics I First Year Award Winners!

This years' winners for the Economics I First Year award are Sarthak Behal and Hung Phan for the Microeconomics award, and Sarthak Behal and Roman Gorev for the Macroeconomics award.
Jun 23, 2020

A Video Message to our Graduates: Congratulations!

On behalf of all the faculty and staff in the McMaster Department of Economics, congratulations on your achievement.
Jun 12, 2020

Recipients of the Faculty of Social Sciences COVID-19 Catalyst Grant announced

Congratulations to the six recipients of the COVID-19 Catalyst Grant.
Jun 07, 2020

New publication in American Economic Review: Insights co-authored by Adam Lavecchia, assistant professor of Economics

The paper by Adam M. Lavecchia, Philip Oreopoulos, and Robert S. Brown titled; Long-Run Effects from Comprehensive Student Support: Evidence from Pathways to Education, will appear in the June issue of American Economic Review: Insights.
May 29, 2020

Arthur Sweetman awarded 2020 Faculty of Social Sciences Impact Award

Arthur Sweetman, Professor of Economics, has been awarded this year's Faculty of Social Sciences Impact Award
May 29, 2020

Adam Lavecchia awarded this year's Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Researcher Award

Dr. Adam Lavecchia has been awarded the 2020 Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Researcher Award
May 29, 2020

2020 Early Career Researcher Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Early Career Researcher Award Vanessa Watts (Department of Sociology) and Adam Lavecchia (Department of Economics).
May 27, 2020

Bradley Ruffle, economics professor, asks; will we say goodbye to the handshake?

In USA Today, economics professor Bradley Ruffle and opinion columnist Candace Smith explore the future of the handshake in a post-COVID-19 world.
May 04, 2020

Dr. Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus of Economics, explains the oil crash

How are negative oil prices possible? Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus, explains the oil crash in The Conversation.
Apr 22, 2020

Bradley Ruffle, economics professor, shares his thoughts on post-COVID-19 consumption

McMaster Economics Professor Bradley Ruffle, Ph.D. talks post-COVID-19 consumer consumption in the Hamilton Spectator.
Apr 14, 2020

Planning your Economics Degree

Undergraduate Economics Chair Dr. Bridget O'Shaughnessy discusses planning your Economics degree
Apr 10, 2020

We're here to answer your questions!

Office staff are available remotely to answer your questions.
Mar 17, 2020

A message from Dean Hurley to the Faculty of Social Sciences

"You have shown immense diligence in your response to COVID-19 thus far. Thank you for working hard to create the supports needed for the next few weeks. I ask for your continued patience as we strive to adapt to this continuously evolving situation."
Mar 15, 2020

Watch Atif Kubursi, emeritus professor of Economics, on TVO's The Agenda this week

Emeritus professor of economics Atif Kubursi appeared on TVO's The Agenda this week.
Mar 03, 2020