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Canadian graduates all pass the barista bar

Contrary to the cultural meme, Canadian graduates in all subjects earn far more, on average, than coffee shop workers, say Ross Finnie, Richard Mueller and Arthur Sweetman (Economics).

Oct 27, 2017

McMaster Data Center receives $2.7M to support research infrastructure development for economic, social & health data

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) – a national network housed at McMaster – received nearly $2.7 million for the CRDCN Transition to High Performance Computing: Liberating Data for Research and Policy project.

Oct 20, 2017

Johnny Cotoc (McMaster University) | Why do left governments pay more on sovereign debt markets?

Wed, October 18, 12:30pm - 2:00pm KTH-334 Host: Seungjin Han

Oct 16, 2017

Thomas Jungbauer (Cornell University) | Matching and Price Competition with Multiple Vacancies

Fri, September 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm KTH-334 Host: Mark Tremblay

Sep 26, 2017

Higher orange juice prices on the way in wake of Irma's damage to Florida groves

Professor Emeritus Atif Kubursi says 'economics tell you that if you have something in short supply, the price will rise.'

Sep 25, 2017

Relative income levels of first and second-generation Canadians compared to native-born Canadians

CBC TV's national business news program, On The Money, interviewed Professor Arthur Sweetman on the topic.

Sep 22, 2017

Why the rich should revolt — and it's not for the reasons they think

The Financial Post, Ottawa Citizen and Windsor Star carried a piece highlighting research by Economics Professor Michael Veall into income inequality among Canadians.

Sep 22, 2017

Kaepernick-style protests grow but unlikely to affect NFL's bottom line

Assistant Professor Hannah Holmes discusses with CBC News the unlikely prospect that a growing movement of NFL players sitting down in protest during the national anthem would have a significant effect on the league's revenues.

Sep 22, 2017

Keith Teltser (University of Louisville) | Do Kidney Exchanges Improve Patient Outcomes?

Fri, September 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm KTH-334 Host: Mark Tremblay

Sep 18, 2017

Trade Economists in the 21st Century

The Department of Economics is pleased to present Dr. Penny Goldberg of Yale University, Editor of the American Economic Review as a Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Sep 06, 2017

NAFTA talks see Trump in driver’s seat – and Canada at risk

Mexico has traditionally been NAFTA's biggest loser. But Canada is at risk if the U.S. gets its way in removing a dispute settlement mechanism from the deal in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations. Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus of Economics, discusses the benefits and pitfalls of NAFTA in "The Conversation".

Aug 11, 2017

Petronas did Canada a favour. Just ask Australia

Op-ed piece by economist Jim Stanford (Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics) published in The Globe and Mail about Malaysia's Petronas pulling out of its liquefied natural gas project in BC.

Aug 02, 2017

Student recruitment needs culture classes

In a Times Higher Education piece co-authors Arthur Sweetman of McMaster's Department of Economics, Ross Finne and Richard Mueller look at cultural factors as barriers to increased university access in Canada.

Jul 27, 2017

Education is Key to Immigrant Integration in Canada

In an Intelligence Memo from the C.D. Howe Institute Professor Arthur Sweetman, along with co-authors Ross Finnie and Richard E. Mueller, talks about Canada as a successful immigrant-receiving nation due to the education system.

Jul 24, 2017

Economics Associate Professor heading to Japan

At a farewell celebration for Associate Professor Shintaro Yamaguchi he meets with new Associate Professor Youngki Shin (pictured left). The Economics department wish them both well in their new adventures.

Jul 24, 2017