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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

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

Ontario gets it right with move to higher minimum wage

The Globe and Mail publishes a commentary by Jim Stanford (Harold Innis Industry Professor, Economics) about Ontario's plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years.

Jun 30, 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