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Jim MacGee on Mortgage Insurance Deductibles – Media Coverage

Jim MacGee’s research suggests Ottawa should reject a proposal to spread more risk to mortgage lenders from insurers as ineffective and recommends a better approach. See the recent C.D. Howe report, Mortgage Insurance Deductibles: An Idea Whose Time Hasn’t Come with coauthor Thorsten V. Koeppl, as well as an op-ed piece in the Globe and MailCalgary Herald as well as an interview on BNN.

Zinaida Kalinina Foltin Chosen for Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate, Zina Kalinina Foltin who has been invited by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to join a group of 360 young scholars from 66 nations to attend the sixth Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held this August in Germany. The Lindau Meetings provide an opportunity to exchange ideas with Nobel laureates. See Western News.

Stephen Williamson to Join Western Economics

The Department of Economics will welcome Stephen Williamson in July 2017 when he takes up the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking.  An expert in monetary policy, Williamson will come to Western from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as Vice President in the Research Department. Read more about Williamson here.

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