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. 

Simona Cociuba Interviewed by Media Regarding Research on Demographics and Sectoral Reallocation

Simona Cociuba and James MacGee have authored a study which calculates the cost to the economy of relocating working age Canadians from one industry to another, by incorporating the demographic composition of the labour force given younger workers are more mobile than older workers.  Articles and interviews can be found at the Western News , Global News , and CBC. The study can be accessed at Western Library

In Memoriam: Grant L. Reuber

It is with great sadness that Western Economics announces the passing of former Chancellor and Professor of Economics, Dr. Grant Louis Reuber. Under his leadership in 1960s, Western Economics was transformed into a research-intensive department, a legacy that continues to this day. Dr. Reuber was a committed supporter of Western Economics and he will be greatly missed. To read more about Dr. Reuber's life and accomplishments see the Western News.

Audra Bowlus Speaks to the Undervaluation of Women's Impact on the Economy

A new study, co-authored by Audra Bowlus and Chris Robinson, shows that previous methods economists used to determine human capital have been insufficient, ignoring the advances of women in the workplace and leading to statistical agencies and government bodies significantly undervaluing women's contribution to the economy. See the  Western News for the full story.

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