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  • Professor Emeritus David Laidler: Recipient of the Thomas Guggenheim Prize 2015

    Professor Emeritus David Laidler: 2015 Thomas Guggenheim Prize Recipient

  • Western Economics Alumni Award Winners

    Western Economics: Alumni Award Winners

  • Lars Stentoft

    Professor Lars Stentoft: CRC Research Chair in Financial Econometrics

  • Salvador Navarro

    Professor Salvador Navarro: W. Glenn Campbell Fellow - 2015-2020

  • Charles Zheng

    Professor Charles Zheng: Christopher J. Grimes Faculty Fellowship, 2015-2020


Alumna Serena Ng Ranks Among Top 10 Female Economists

Serena Ng (M.A. 1982), currently a professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, has been ranked by RePEc among the top 10 female economists as of September 2015. RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort to improve the dissemination of research in economics. Serena's fields of study are econometrics and macroeconomics.

Lance Lochner Among Winners of the 2014 Harry Johnson Prize

Lance Lochner,  with his co-authors Philippe Belley (PhD 2011) and Marc Frenette, were awarded the Harry Johnson Prize for the best article published in the Canadian Journal of Economics in 2014. Their article, "Post-Secondary Attendance by Parental Income in the U.S. and Canada: What Role for Financial Aid Policy," appeared in the May 2014 issue.

Jim MacGee – Mortgage Insurance

Canada's mortgage insurance risk needs a better backstop fund, according to a new report released July 8, 2015 by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Mortgage Insurance as a Macroprudential Tool: Dealing with the Risk of a Housing Market Crash in Canada," authors Thorsten V. Koeppl and James MacGee suggest an era of steadily rising house prices and high mortgage debt warrants concern over the potential exposure of Canada's mortgage insurance system – and taxpayers. See the Financial Post and an op-ed piece July 16, 2015, "Why Canada Needs a Better Mortgage Backstop."

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