The Department of Economics and Finance are ranked in the top 5% of the world for economic research output, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).
Research with Impact
The College of Business and Economics is a global leader in both theoretical and applied management and economics research and an innovator in the development of transformational learning methods. We are committed to engaging in research that pursues questions of relevance and importance within our disciplines, organizations, industries and communities, but also to the translation of this knowledge, and the encouragement of its application to our various stakeholders.
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Economics professor Ross McKitrick is a Research Chair at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
Brian Ferguson's paper titled “Changing the Way We Think About Drug Prices: Insights From Economics” responds to the increased importance of personalized medicine and the shift from traditional chemical drugs to biologics.Read more
Every December a team of University of Guelph researchers release the Food Price Report. The report reflects on last year’s results and predicts where Canadian food prices are headed for the upcoming year, bringing food research to the public.
The University of Guelph is a natural leader in meeting the challenges of the agri-food and agri-business industry. Our decades-long partnership with OMAFRA has allowed us to produce innovative research and education, and is fundamental to our ability to continue to play a leadership role in sustaining and enhancing Canada's ever-important agri-food industry.
Our researchers explore the economic viability of growing food in Ontario that is typically grown in foreign markets, such as hazelnuts, and Chinese eggplant.Read more
Professor Timothy Dewhirst spoke to a Quebec parliamentary committee, regarding Bill 44 which aims to restrict the advertising of tobacco products - including e-cigarettes. Dewhirst concludes that e-cigarette advertisements communicates the same lifestyle messages and images that tobacco cigarette ads have used in the past.Read more
Professor Sunghwan Yi explores two types of consumer behaviours - compulsive and impulsive buyers. Yi says the two terms are often misunderstood and used interchangeably, but represent different conditions.Read more
Professor Towhidul Islam’s research on consumer choice and innovation diffusion is crucial to understanding how innovations will be accepted by consumers.Read more
Since the 1970's, more attention has been paid to the environmental and social impacts of tourism and how it can become a more sustainable industry. It’s an issue that, according to School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management professor Chris Choi, has often been at odds with economic gain.Read more
In an OMAFRA-funded research report, a group of University of Guelph experts investigated the barriers of sustainable rural tourism and developed a framework to help strengthen and guide current and future initiatives.Read more
School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management director, Statia Elliot, was recognized for her dedication to and support of industry-specific training and institutional education by the Ontario Hostelry Institute.Read more
The University of Guelph has been ranked as one of the top institutions in the world for academic leadership in the field of real estate research, according to a study featured in the Journal of Real Estate Literature.Read more
Professor Avis Devine's paper shows that environmentally-friendly office properties are not only more sustainable, but can also demand higher rents and lower operating costs.Read more
Professor Nita Chhinzer says social media adds a layer of complexity when it comes to managing layoffs.
Professor Agnes Zdaniuk researches the impact of leadership on reactions to mistreatment in the workplace.
(Video) Professor Jamie Gruman discusses how employers can achieve positive outcomes at work through effective socialization.
PhD Management candidates, Josh Leblanc and Ruben Burga, and Professor, Davar Rezania have won the MED Barry Armandi Award for Best Student Paper in Management Education and Development for the paper submitted to the Academy of Management.Read more
In 2016, the College of Business and Economics submitted its Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) report to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN's Global Compact. A central commitment of any institution participating in the initiative, the SIP report serves as a public vehicle for information on responsible management education and is an effective tool for facilitating dialogue among stakeholders and fellow signatories of PRME.Read more
Finance professor Ilias Tsiakas researches empirical finance in the fields of international finance and foreign exchange, portfolio choice and empirical asset pricing, and financial econometrics.
Professor Nikola Gradojevic investigates the impact of private information on foreign exchange trading.
MBA graduate Justin Toth wins Best Student Paper at ASAC Conference exploring the topic of accountability and what it means in a sport organization for a team coach.
Professor Louise Hayes investigates the associations between financial restatements and characteristics of the parties responsible for preventing and detecting unintentional errors, i.e., boards, management, and auditors.