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Former Economics Post-Doc awarded the 2018 Vanderkamp Prize

Phil Leonard, a former PhD student and Post-Doc, was awarded the 2018 Vanderkamp Prize for the best paper in Canadian Public Policy in 2017.

Jun 20, 2018

Good job prospects improving in the GTA — but only for some, report finds

While unemployment fell and more workers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area were able to find stable jobs between 2011 and 2017, those without a university education saw no improvement in job security, according to a study of precarious work by United Way and Labour Studies and Economics professor Wayne Lewchuck.

Jun 19, 2018

Congratulations to our graduating Economics PhD students

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Convocation Ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 13th.

Jun 15, 2018

Commentary on Cross-Border Relations

Associate Professor, and Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy, Greig Mordue was a guest on CBC's On The Money this week, discussing Trump's recent threat of an auto trade tariff.

Jun 15, 2018

The cost of studying in Canada requires a higher degree of thought

Widely varying tuition fees and financial aid programmes prevent students from making fully informed decisions, and policymakers from understanding the effects of interventions, say Ross Finnie, Richard Mueller and Arthur Sweetman.

Jun 11, 2018

Campus banners showcase some of McMaster's best and brightest

Wayne Lewchuk, LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professor in Global Labour Issues, featured "Brighter World" campaign banner.

Jun 06, 2018

Bracing for Trump's Tariffs

Professor Emerti, Atif Kubursi, weighs in on the new tariff imposed on Canadian steel, stating the big consideration is how long the tariff remains in force.

Jun 06, 2018

Economics PhD to receive Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship

Congratulations to PhD student Camille Simardone on receiving the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship from SSHRC.

May 24, 2018

CRDCN 2018 National Conference in Hamilton in October: call for proposals is now live

The CRDCN 2018 National conference will be held in Hamilton on October 18 & 19. The Organizing committee is now accepting proposals; the deadline is June 15th.

May 15, 2018

Economics Professor Awarded the Faculty of Social Sciences 2018 Impact Award

Professor Mike Veall has been awarded the inaugural Faculty of Social Sciences Impact Award for 2018.

May 14, 2018

Upcoming Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME)

The Department of Economics is hosting the 2nd Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME Vol. 2) on Tuesday, May 22nd.

May 14, 2018

Productivity Partnership Mini-Symposium on Gender and Productivity

Productivity Partnership welcomes Valentina Duque, University of Michigan, and Anne Brenoe, University of Copenhagen, for a mini-symposium on gender and productivity.

May 02, 2018

Many Ontarians will pay a steep price if Doug Ford keeps his budget promises

Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics, Jim Stanford, discusses the results of the recent provincial PC leadership election and the potential effects of Doug Ford's suggested budget.

Apr 24, 2018

Sewon Hur (University of Pittsburgh) | Inflation, Debt, and Default

Wed, April 18, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. KTH-334 Host: Pau Pujolas

Apr 17, 2018

Juan Carlos Conesa (Stony Brook University) | Optimal Austerity

Fri, April 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm KTH-334 Host: Pau Pujolas

Apr 16, 2018

The GO Train to Farm Country?

Professor Emerti Atif Kubursi acts as an economic analyst for the Land Over Landings study which focuses on the economic potential of 9,600 acres of farmland north of Pickering.

Apr 13, 2018

Economics Professor One of Three Chosen to Speak at McMaster Alumni's Lively Exchange

It's like a TED Talk meets dinner party! Professor Bridget O'Shaughnessy will present "Sinfully Delicious: The Economics of Bad Behaviour."

Apr 13, 2018

CPEG-PEUK Joint Workshop

Canadian Public Economics Group and Public Economics United Kingdom Joint Workshop - April 19-20, 2018

Apr 10, 2018

Richer data give the lie to poor completion rates in Canada

Following individuals’ paths in and out of different institutions shows that most students eventually graduate, say economists Ross Finnie, Richard E. Mueller and Arthur Sweetman.

Apr 03, 2018

Learn How to Plan Your Economics Degree

For students who have decided to join the McMaster Economics Program(s), we've put together this presentation to help you plan your level 2 courses and make your path through the program smooth and successful!

Apr 02, 2018