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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

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

Ottawa should put more focus on Education Quality for Immigration Screening

In an online briefing, C.D. Howe Institute publishes recent PhD graduate Qing Li's piece on education quality.

Jul 20, 2017

McMaster’s longest-serving Faculty Member retires

Economics professor Byron Spencer retires after 51 years of service.

Jun 14, 2017

Kensuke Teshima (ITAM Mexico) | Job Loss and Violent Crime in Mexico

Wed, May 24, 12:30pm - 1:30pm KTH-334 Host: Shintaro Yamaguhi

May 17, 2017

Economics student spotlights healthcare challenges of working poor in national essay competition

Economics undergraduate student Elaine Guo wins national essay completion.

May 17, 2017

An AWSOME opportunity for macroeconomists

The Department of Economics to hold Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME), May 17, 2017

May 15, 2017

Economics Summer course list

Economics is all about choice and we have loads of options for Summer classes. Summer courses begin on June 19, 2017. Register today!

May 12, 2017

Kirsten Cornelson (University of Toronto) | Residential Segregation and Social Segregation by Race

Tues, May 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm KTH-334 Host: Mike Veall

May 10, 2017

Is Ontario’s youth pharmacare proposal just a symbolic gesture?

Economist Arthur Sweetman weighs in on the youth pharmacare debate in the CMAJ News (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

May 05, 2017

Census data shows Canada’s population is aging fast. What does that mean for Ontario?

Economist Michael Veall interviews with TVO.org about the potential impacts of the rising proportion of seniors.

May 04, 2017

US President Donald Trump's threat to tear up NAFTA

Professor Emeritus Atif Kubursi appears on CTV News Channel for interviews about US President Donald Trump's NAFTA threat.

May 01, 2017

Remembering Peter George: 1941 - 2017

Peter James George, who served three terms as President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University before retiring in 2010, has died at age 75.

Apr 27, 2017

Number of highest-earning Canadians paying no income tax is growing

In an interview with CBC News Economics Professor Michael Veall speaks about high-earning Canadians who pay no income tax.

Apr 27, 2017

Hamilton in basic income 3-year provincial pilot

Michael Veall talks about the provincial government's basic-income pilot project in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay.

Apr 25, 2017

Javier Fernandez-Blanco (U Autonoma de Barcelona) | Unemployment Risks and Intra-Household Insurance

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

Apr 17, 2017

Improving Canada's stagnated productivity problem

McMaster Economics researcher is warning that Canada’s economy is teetering on the edge of a hidden crisis, based on more than a decade of poor performance of a key indicator that has not yet been widely discussed.

Apr 13, 2017

Education is key to integration

McMaster Department of Economics' Arthur Sweetman along with colleagues from the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) and the University of Ottawa discuss immigration policies and higher education in Canada.

Apr 13, 2017