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Chair's Honor Reception W16

On February 3rd, the Department of Economics held it's Annual Chair's Honor Reception to recognize Economics, Finance and Public Management students who have achieved a cumulative average or semester average of 80% or higher. It was a great turn out of both faculty and students. We would like to congratulate these students once again, and would like to share some pictures from the event.

Finance Team Places 1st in JDC Central 2016

JDC Central is Central is Canada’s largest business school competition, consisting of 700 delegates from 14 Canadian business schools across Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes. Delegates from each school compete across different categories including: debate, social, charity, sports and seven academic disciplines (Finance, Marketing, Business Strategy, International business, Accounting, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship).

2015 Canadian Econometric Study Group Meetings

The Department of Economics and Finance and College of Business and Economics are hosting the 32nd Meeting of Canadian Econometric Study Group at the University of Guelph from September 25-27, 2015.  The conference theme is the "Development and Economic Application of Flexible and Non-linear Econometric Models" and the invited keynote speakers are Professor Don Andrews (Yale University) and Professor Qi Li (Texas A&M University and formerly University of Guelph).

May 5: Economics GTA Esmond Lun receives Teaching Excellence Award

The Department is pleased to announce that Esmond Lun has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 College of Business and Economics Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence Award. This award honours the outstanding contribution made by a graduate teaching assistant to undergraduate or graduate education.

Apr. 16: Economics Professor Rene Kirkegaard to Receive Canada Research Chair Funding Renewal

The University of Guelph will receive nearly $2 million over five years from Industry Canada through renewal of two prestigious Canada Research Chairs, one being none other than Economics professor Rene Kirkegaard.

Rene Kirkegaard is a Tier 2 chair in risk management and regulation, with a research focus on studying behaviour during online contests and auctions such as eBay.  Tier 2 chair holders are considered to be potential world leaders in their fields and receive $100,000 a year for five years.

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