April 12: PhD Graduate to Work on Sustainability Indicator

Congratulations go to Mehmet Pinar for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation entitled "Stochastic-Dominance-Efficient Welfare Indices in Development".  Mehmet has accepted a research position in Italy to develop a sustainability index that can be incorporated into Computable General Equilibrium models.  The position is with the highly regarded research institute FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei) in Venice.  

April 7: Economics Professor in the News

Professor Kris Inwood was featured in the Vancouver Sun yesterday.  His CFI-funded research project on digitizing the 1891 Canadian Census has produced an accurate picture of the demographic and socio-economic make up of urban and rural Canada at that time.  The city of Vancouver, which was founded in 1886, is celebrating its 125th anniversary and Inwood's findings were of particular interest as part of those celebrations.  

April 5: Visiting Speaker Series

Professor John Maxwell from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University will present his paper entitled "Label Confusion: The Groucho Effect of Uncertain Standards" in Mackinnon 314 on Friday at 3:30. 

March 31: Students Organize Trading SImulation

Management Economics and Finance students Mike Ackland and Kenneth Bache have organized the CME Trading Simulation.  Teams from more than a dozen universities will compete on Saturday April 2 in a trading simulation designed to provide experience to students and an opportunity to meet industry professionals.  More information about the day-long event can be found on their website.  

March 29: Cocktail Party Economics

The official launch of Professor Adomait's book Cocktail Party Economics will be held on Wednesday March 30 from 5:30 pm to 6:50 pm in Rozhanski Hall 101.  Panelists Evie Adomait, her co-author Richard Maranta and Pearson Publishing Vice-President Gary Bennett will discuss the topic "The Importance of Being Earnest: About Economics, Writing and Book Publishing".  Lee Fridman, a senior student in Management Economics and Finance, will moderate the panel.  

March 25: Professor wins Outstanding Paper Award

 Professor Ilias Tsiakas received an Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Financial Research for his paper entitled "The Economic Gains of Trading Stocks Around the Holidays" which appeared in the Spring 2010 edition.  The award comes with a monetary prize and announcements on the back cover of the Journal and on the Blackwell Publishing web page.   

March 24: Visiting Speaker Series

This week's speaker is Maros Servatka from the University of Canterbury, NZ.  The paper is entitled "Acts of Commission and the Status Quo in Fairness Games".  The time and location are Friday, 3:30 pm in Mack 314. 

PhD Defence

PhD Candidate Mehmet Pinar will defend his dissertation entitled "Stochastic-Dominance-Efficient Welfare Indices in Development" on Wednesday March 23 at 11:30 am in Mackinnon 720.    

March 17: Book Release

A new book, Cocktail Party Economics, by Economics Professor Evie Adomait and co-author Richard Maranta, was released today.  The book is published by Pearson Canada and is available in the University Bookstore.

March 16: Visiting Speaker Series

 Dr. Christopher Longo of McMaster University will present a paper on "Pharmaceutical Markets: Innovation, Pricing, Policy Options and their Options" On Friday March 18 at 3:30 pm in Mack 314. 

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