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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.

Economics Students Write On Shaping Skills for a New Industrial Revolution – Western News

"Shaping Skills for a New Industrial Revolution," Western News April 20, 2017, suggests that students will need to concentrate on acquiring skills that involve creativity, critical thinking and emotional intelligence.  In a rapidly changing technological world with machines replacing routine-based tasks, they state that individuals must strive to remain irreplaceable.  The article was written by Western Economics students Michelle Ampadu, Anudeep Sultania, Alafiya Shabir, Liam Wicken, Tobi Tayo and Connor Campbell who are members of the student led UWO Collaborative Economics Initiative.

Congratulations to 2016-2017 Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Award Winners

Western Economics is pleased to announce that Victor Aguiar was nominated by the graduate students as Graduate Professor of the Year and Elizabeth Caucutt was nominated by the undergraduate students as Undergraduate Professor of the Year. Ziyu Zhang was selected as the 2016-2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year. Bob Millard was named Tutorial Leader of the Year by the first-year class of undergraduate students.

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