Alumnus Awarded Highly Commended Status at 2018 UA Awards

Julian Donovan (BA ’18) has been awarded highly commended status in the 2018 Undergraduate Awards Competition for his paper titled "The Impact of Drug and Firm Attributes on Stock Price Movements Around FDA Drug Approval Decisions."  The UA Awards are the world’s leading undergraduate awards program for students. While he was a student, Julian also won the Mark K. Inman Senior Essay Prize for this paper.  Congratulations Julian!

Alumni on Top 75 Economics Influencers to Follow List

David Andolfatto (Ph.D.’94), Vice-President at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Roger Farmer (Ph.D.’82), Professor at the University of Warwick and Research Director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, were ranked on Focus Economics’ Top 75 Influencers to Follow list. This list features academics, journalists, industry professionals and central bankers who are widely followed on Twitter for sharing their daily thoughts on all things economics, finance, monetary policy and politics. See Focus Economics for the full list.

Economics Alumnus enters the Dragon’s Den 

Vincenzo Guzzo (BA’91), CEO and president of Guzzo Cinemas, is the newest investor on CBC’s “Dragons’ Den.” “I invest as much in the individual as the product,” he said. “I am a big believer in the product, but even bigger in the human spirit behind it.” We look forward to seeing him on this season of Dragons’ Den, which airs Thursday September 20 at 8:00 p.m. See the Montreal Gazettte for the full story. 

Jim MacGee selected as Bank of Canada's Managing Director, Economic and Financial Research 

Congratulations are extended to Associate Professor Jim MacGee, who will be joining the Bank of Canada in January for a two year term as Managing Director, Economic and Financial Research. This role sets and implements the strategic direction of the Bank’s research team, and ensures that the Bank is positioned to make well-informed policy decisions supported by high-quality research. See Western News for the full story. 

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