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Canadian Economy posts record drop

Economics professor, Chetan Dave comments in this video interview.

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EAP for Economics: Special Sections for Students Enrolled in First Year Economics Courses

Professor Sofia Elgueta, ESL Instructor for Language Studies, discusses EAP for Economics.

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Getting Ready for Fall 2020 Teaching with Alex Gainer

Professor Alex Gainer shares why he's excited to teach his students about Economics this Fall

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Hanson Lecture 2020 presented by Stephen S. Poloz Governor of the Bank of Canada

On May 25, 2020 the Institute for Public Economics and the Department of Economics (Faculty of Arts) at the University of Alberta hosted the 2020...

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CEA Doug Purvis Memorial Lecture - Anne Case

The Canadian Economics Associatioin presents a virtual Purvis Lecture Luncheon next Friday presented by Professor Anne Case (Princeton University)...

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Joseph Marchand Associate Professor, Economics shares his perspective - COVID 19 - a global problem in our own backyard.

“If I’m a provincial policy maker, you take all the federal government is doing and you say, what can we do to ramp things back up once the virus...

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Joseph Marchand comments in Financial Post article, "Oilpatch pummelled as oil price crash raises fears of job loss."

“The only thing I can guarantee you is volatility,” said Joseph Marchand, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Alberta."  

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David Brown appointed as the President of the Canadian Association for Energy Economics

David Brown appointed for a two-year term.

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Beyza Ural-Marchand publishes two new papers in 2019

Beyza Ural-Marchand, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Economics published two papers last year, one in Quantitative Economics and the other in...

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Applying the scientific method to labour markets Joseph Marchand

After years of working on labour markets during energy booms and busts, Future Energy Systems economist Joseph Marchand is expanding his focus to...

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Melville McMillan Co-Authors Book "Local Public Finance and Economics An International Perspective"

Joined by Harry Kitchen, Trent University and Anwar Shah, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

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Opioid crisis has cost Canada nearly $5 billion in lost productivity - Alexander Cheung, Economics Graduate Student

Economics Master's student, Alexander Cheung estimates financial toll of a drug epidemic that has claimed more than 11,000 lives since 2016.

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Mesbah Sharaf publishes new study "Does income inequality increase violence against women?

(New study published in The European Journal of Development Research)

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Alexander Cheung's Roger S Smith 2019 Research Project

Alexander Cheung, MA Economics student researches loss in labour productivity from Opiod Crisis in Roger S Smith 2019 Research Project.

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Economics Welcomes 3 New Faculty Members!

The Department of Economics welcomes our 3 new Faculty members: Dodge Cahan, Laurel Wheeler and Jiatong Zhong. Read more on their research areas...

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Expert Panel to Assess Minimum Wage Includes Joseph Marchand

"The effects of Alberta's 47 per cent minimum wage increase over the past four years and the elimination of the liquor server differential deserve...

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Claudia Landeo discusses her theoretical work on the design of optimal law enforcement policies with ordered leniency at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association

Her study will be published in the University of Chicago's Journal of Law and Economics, the top journal in the field of Law and Economics

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Policy Pints Event

Event to showcase Economics' Students dissertation research held on June 21, 2019. Event was co-sponsored by Department of Economics and the...

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Corinne Langinier appointed as an editor of Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue

Appointment begins July 1, 2019.

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Faculty of Arts Celebration of Excellence 2019 Economic Faculty and Students Honored

2019 Celebration of Excellence held May 14, 2019 at the Faculty Club

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Tilman Klumpp comments in Newsweek article, "Do Felons Vote Democrat? Bernie Sanders' idea to let felons vote probably wouldn't change election results".

"Even if they voted overwhelmingly Democratic, which again is something that has been debated...in the past. But even assuming that, because there...

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Deficit -Free by 2023! Mel McMillan's article in 'albertaviews' magazine

"Deficit-Free by 2023! The claims of the NDP and UCP on balancing the budget. " Mel McMillan, Professor Emeritus contributes article to...

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Claudia Landeo discusses her work at the University of Virginia School of Law

Professor Claudia Landeo visited the University of Virginia School of Law during the week of March 25, 2019, and gave a seminar on the design of...

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Joseph Marchand interviews with CTV news on Canadian Pension Plan

Joseph Marchand interviewed with CTV News on the Fraser Institute's report finding that "Albertans are paying more into the Canadian Pension Plan...

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Joseph Marchand Edmonton Journal Opinion - "A reality check on Alberta's job numbers"

Joseph Marchand looks at "the renewed interest in openly evaluating the labour-market performance of the current government. Each political party...

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Professor Emeriti Connie Smith and Stuart Landon Publish Paper in CD Howe Institute Commentary

"Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions" looks at the discount rate - the interest rate...

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Alexander Gainer 2019 Winner William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

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Economics students advance to finals of Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge 2019

Top performing teams are invited to the Bank's head office in Ottawa to take part in a final round. The winning team is crowned The Governor's...

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U of A student hopes her app will entice more people to try vegetarian dishes when dining out

Hazel Foerstner's app will list vegetarian dishes in all local restaurants; hopes to launch by end of year

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On financial frictions and the rule of law in development

Ashantha Ranasinghe Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics and Diego Restuccia Professor of Economics, University of Toronto publish article in...

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Is a $15 minimum wage worth it? Joseph Marchand

Is a $15 minimum wage worth it? Here's what the numbers say. Joseph Marchand comments (Globe and Mail)

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Claudia Landeo discusses her work at the NBER Summer Institute in Law and Economics

Claudia Landeo presented her papers "Optimal Law Enforcement with Ordered Leniency" and "Ordered Leniency: An Experimental Study of Law Enforcement...

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Working moms and well fed children - What's needed? (New study published in Oxford Development Studies)

Mesbah Sharaf finds that maternal employment negatively affects child nutrition status. A new study published in Oxford Development Studies.

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Joseph Marchand "A Guide to Alberta's new $15 minimum wage and what it will mean for the economy"

Joseph Marchand presented a seminar on September 26, 2018 as part of the IPE Workshop Series "Still Thinking about Minimum Wage Increases in...

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Distinguished Alumni Award Stella Thompson '68 MA, " For Blazing Trail for Women in Business" New Trail Autumn 2018

"Stella Thompson is a businesswoman in every sense of the word. In her more than 40-year career, Thompson has cut a swath through the business...

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Distinguished Alumni Award Anwar Shah '83 PhD, Economist -"For Giving People a Voice" New Trail Autumn 2018

"Shah pursued an education in economics, motivated by growing up in a society where the rich lived alongside people who cold hardly feed themselves...

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Anwar Shah Receives Distinguished Alumni Award, PhD 1983

The influence that Anwar Shah had at the World Bank and in developing countries demonstrates amazing leadership.

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Economics instructors honoured at the Faculty of Arts Celebration of Excellence held May 3, 2018

Valentina Galvani, Alexander Gainer and Mesbah Sharaf receive teaching awards for their excellent contributions.

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Valentina Galvani receives Graduate Teaching Award.

She has a passion for teaching and putting students first.

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Congratulations to our Economics Graduates Spring 2018!

Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Economics Graduates! Begin your Alumni Journey now and learn how to stay connected with us.

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Dana Andersen presents Credit Constraints and the Environment Workshop

Dana discussed the role credit constraints in firm investment decisions and the repercussions for environmental performance at the April 10th...

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David Brown receives the Energy Journal Best Paper of the Year Award 2017

In this paper, David Brown and David Sappington analyze the performance of net metering policies that are commonly used to compensate consumers for...

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Mesbah Sharaf Receives Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award 2018

Dr. Sharaf teaches a variety of economic courses at the introductory and intermediate level such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics.

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Alex Gainer receives the Faculty of Arts 2018 Contract Teaching Award

He is passionate about helping people learn economics and particularly enjoys being the first person to introduce students to the economics...

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Haifang Huang, Associate Professor Economics, Contributed to the World Happiness Report 2018

A focus of this year's report is on migration within and between countries.

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Institute for Public Economics announces Conference on Renewable Energy and Electricity Markets, May 24, 2018

The objective of this conference is to bring together leading international experts to discuss the key challenges in designing electricity markets...

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23rd Annual Hanson Lecture 2017 Prof. Meredith Fowlie The Changing Economics of Electricity Markets

Professor Meredith Fowlie discussed the confluence of factors that are fundamentally changing how electricity markets operate.

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Department of Economics Launches Facebook Page!

Economics now on Facebook - FOLLOW US for events, photos, news articles and more.

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Annual Awards and Holiday Celebration 2017

Annual Event to celebrate student achievements held on November 24, 2017

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Duncan McCrostie Student Voices Preparing for Employment

Duncan McCrostie discovers that an arts degree gives you many skills for the workforce