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 John Whalley Featured by Social Science

The Faculty of Social Science is featuring Professor Emeritus John Whalley's research on varying levels of tariffs on manufactured goods. Whalley, along with co-authors, Chunding Li and Jing Wang, find that as tariff levels increase, the US loses more on overall manufacturing employment than it gains in the protected sector. To read more about the working paper “Trade Protectionism and US Manufacturing Employment” and Whalley's views on recent trade developments, see the Western Social Science News.


Economics Alumni to Receive Honorary Degrees

Robert McEwen (BA '73) and Stephen S. Poloz (MA '79, PhD '82) will receive honorary degrees, Doctors of Laws, honoris causa, at Western's 313th Convocation this spring. McEwen serves as the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. and is the former Chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc. Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Canada since 2013, additionally serves as Chairman of the Bank's Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements. The article on all nineteen distinguished individuals can be found at Western News.


 Economics Alumni Featured in the Globe's Report on Business

Economics Alumni, Tiff Macklem (PhD '89), Munir Sheikh (PhD '73), and Carolyn Wilkins (MA '88) were all featured in the February 1st edition of the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. Macklem, Dean of the Rotman School of Management, discusses Canada's potential growth in the labour force in an opinion piece, and Sheikh, Professor at Carleton University, has an opinion piece on the gaps in Canadian data. Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor at the Bank of Canada, addresses concerns regarding consumer debt levels. 


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