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Department Opening and COVID-19 Updates

All Economics staff will be available on campus beginning September 1, 2021 from 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. 

Please take a moment to review Western’s policy on vaccination:

Economics Professor Featured on Live Radio

Economics Professor Stephen Williamson was featured on CBC Live Radio to discuss the idea of a trillion dollar coin as a solution to the debt ceiling debate in the United States and why it is unlikely to happen. For the full interview, visit CBC News

 Economics Welcomes Incoming Assistant Professor

The Department of Economics welcomes Assistant Professor Lisa Tarquinio. Tarquinio researches development economics, drawing in information and research related to climate change, political economy, and migration. To read more on Economics' latest member, visit Western Social Science News.

Economics Alumna Earns Valedictorian 

The Department of Economics would like to congratulate recent alumna, Talissa Aphia Watson (class of 2018-2019) on her academic success.  Upon completing her Masters of Science degree in Business Analytics at the Ivey Business School, she was named class valedictorian for the MSc class of 2021. To read more, visit Ivey News.  

Economics Undergraduate Students Win Honourable Awards

Congratulations to our gold medalists for 2020-2021: Michael Quan Chow (4-Year BA Specialization), Lauren Ruffo-Caracchini (Honors Double Major in Political Science and Financial Economics), Ye Rao (Honors Double Major in Accounting and Economics), Kyle Boutilier (Honors Specialization in Global Economics), and Aaron Leonard (Honors Specialization in Economics and the Chancellors Prize in an Honors BA from the Faculty of Social Sciences). 

Further congratulations are extended again to Aaron Leonard as he is this year’s recipient of Governor General’s Silver Medal! This honour is awarded to the undergraduate who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program throughout Western University. 

Economics Undergraduate Students Selected to Present at CEA Awards

Congratulations are extended to Economics undergraduate students, Aaron Leonard, Kyle Boutilier, Nalinda Murray and Jackson Montelpare. The four students were selected to present at the esteemed Canadian Economic Association and Bank of Canada Undergraduate Student Awards. Leonard and Boutilier will present their 4400 undergraduate thesis, “The Impact of Mask Mandates on the Trade-Off Between GDP and COVID-19 Mortality” and Murray and Montelpare will present “The Direct and Indirect Effects of Cohabitation on Children's Human Capital Development”. For more information on the CEA - Bank of Canada Awards and our students, please visit the Canadian Economics Association.

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