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With Deepest Sympathy....

Charles Saunders
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Charles Saunders on Thursday, December 21st, 2023. Charles was an assistant professor in economics since 2015 and the Master of Financial Economics (MFE) Director since 2018. He was 49 years young, a husband to Mary, and father to Charles (Jr) (19) and William (17). 

The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Charles Saunders will take place on campus on Friday, January 5, 2024.

Location: Great Hall, Somerville House, Western University, N6G 2V4
Time: 11:00 a.m. celebration with reception to follow

Obituary: Charles Jasper Saunders Obituary 2023


Economics Student Recipient - Bank of Canada Graduate Student Paper Award 2023

Please join us in extending congratulations to Economics PhD candidate Emmanuel Murray Leclair for his outstanding research paper. His job market paper "Balancing Production and Carbon Emissions with Fuel Substitution", was named the runner up for the Bank of Canada (BoC) Graduate Student Research Paper Award for 2023. For more information, visit BoC Research Paper Awards.


Global Wealth Report

The 2023 UBS Global Wealth Report (GWR) was released on August 15th. Its principal authors include Jim Davies (UWO, Economics, Professor Emeritus), and three other academics in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. The report analyzes trends in the levels and distribution of household wealth around the world. It shows that wealth per adult has grown, globally, at an average rate of 6.6% since the year 2000, although that growth has been a little slower since the global financial crisis in 2008. Wealth inequality for the world as a whole has fallen according to most measures this century, largely because of the rise of wealth in China and other emerging market countries. Details of methods and results for all countries are provided in the UBS Global Wealth Databook available at the GWR site.


2023 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Competition

Congratulations to Baxter Robinson for being a recipient of a SSHRC Insight Develpment Grant in support of his work on "Equity Markets and Aggregate Productivity".


CRSI Graduate Student Academic Project Competition

Congratulations to Evan Sauve, co-winner of the Western Centre for Research on Social Inequality (CRSI) Graduate Student Academic Project Competition focused on social inequality.



 

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