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.
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).
Professor Ross McKitrick and University of Guelph PhD Economics graduate Bin Hu received the honorable mention award for their paper, "Climatic Variations and the Market Value of Insurance Firms".
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).
Starting January 2016, Professor Ross McKitrick of the Economics and Finance department, will be taking on the position of Research Chair of Energy, Ecology and Prosperity at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
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.
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.
Economics professor and associate dean Miana Plesca has obtained a grant from the Ontario Pay Equity Office to study salary discrepencies between men and women. Plesca will work with computer science adjunct professor Luiza Antonie, as well as Economics PhD student Jennifer Teng.
Economics Professor Ross McKitrick has recently been named an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute's Center for the Study of Science. The Cato Institute is a U.S.-based public policy research organization.