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The most important charts to watch in 2019

Maclean's has published their 5th annual "chart week", showcasing more than 70 charts to help you make sense of the economy in the year ahead including one from Economics Professor Michael Veall that shows bigger U.S. trade deficits are on the way.

Dec 05, 2018

Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics edits new book on the wages crisis in Australia

Jim Stanford's new book is titled "The Wages Crisis in Australia: What it is and what to do about it"

Nov 30, 2018

Congratulations to Saeed Rana, Economics PhD

Saeed successfully defended his PhD thesis earlier this week.

Nov 29, 2018

Pain and sense of betrayal as Canada GM factory closes after a century

Greig Mordue, Associate Professor of Economics and the Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy, recently spoke to The New York Times on the General Motors news.

Nov 29, 2018

'It's scary, no doubt about it': How former GM workers coped with their plant closure

Wayne Lewchuk, Professor of Labour Studies and Economics, provides expert commentary to both CBC and CTV News on the recent GM announcement.

Nov 28, 2018

Congratulations to Stephanie Houle, PhD

Stephanie graduated at last Thursday's Convocation Ceremony.

Nov 27, 2018

Congratulations to our graduating BA, Honours BA, MA, MAEP and PhD students

The Convocation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 22nd.

Nov 21, 2018

Immigrants and Exports: Firm-level Evidence from Canada

Miguel Cardoso, from Brock University, will be lecturing in the Economics Department, Wed. Nov.21, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 20, 2018

Economics Professor Featured on Ontario Morning from CBC Radio with Wei Chen

Economics Professor Michael Veall discusses what he thinks we'll see in Finance Minister Bill Morneau's economic update on Wednesday

Nov 20, 2018

McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management announced

Jean-Éric Tarride, an associate member of the Department of Economics at McMaster is the inaugural McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management.

Nov 16, 2018

Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota) | Production and Learning in Teams

Friday, November 16th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 15, 2018

Environmental Regulations Affect the Decision to Export?

Nouri Najjar, from the Ivey School of Business, Western University, will be lecturing in the Economics Department, Wed. Nov.14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 13, 2018

Grad Info Night this Wednesday

Are you considering a Masters in Economics or an MBA program at McMaster University?

Nov 05, 2018

Cormac O'Dea (Yale University) | Insurance, Efficiency and the Design of Public Pensions

Friday, November 2nd, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., KTH-334

Nov 02, 2018

Graduation – Student Checklist

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable convocation ceremony for you and your guests, please make certain you complete the following tasks by the appropriate deadlines. If you intend to graduate but will not be attending your ceremony, there are still tasks that must be completed to finalize your graduation.

Oct 29, 2018

We do not have good models to predict the impact of protectionism

A recent article by economists Timothy J. Kehoe (University of Minnesota and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Pau S. Pujolas (McMaster University), Jack Rossbach (Georgetown University-Qatar) concludes that there is no good reason to believe that existing trade models can help shed light on the impact that a renegotiation (or even dismantling) of NAFTA can have on Canadian industries.

Oct 29, 2018