In today's National Post, Professor Ross McKitrick writes about the changing global warming expectations in the lead-up to the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. In his article, he focuses on the gap between predictions and what the data is really telling scientists about the rate at which our climate is warming. Read "IPCC models getting mushy"
The University of Guelph today announced new funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Department of Economics and Finance Professor Rene Kirkegaard received $70,000 to study theoretical “moral hazard” research. He is one of four professors from the College of Management and Economics . Read the full release on the U of G website
In this article from the National Post, Prof. Ross McKitrick comments on the new report expected on global warming from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Read "Climate agency accused of cooling on global warming as new report lowers predicted temperature increase"
Professor Bram Cadsby, in collaboration with Ryerson University's Fei Song and University of Canterbury's Maroš Servátka, recently released the findings of a study examining gender roles and competition in the workplace. The findings reveal that stereotypical gender roles are connected to a woman's ability to compete at work. Read "Researchers find stereotypical gender roles relate to a woman’s ability to be competitive at word"
Economics Professor Miana Plesca has been awarded a $21,580 SSHRC grant to research Canada's skills gap. Miana is part of a team of 16 academics who have received more than $375,000 in funding to investigate this issue. Her research will focus on finding gaps between skill demand and supply, and how these apply to the Canadian economy. Read "Government of Canada Invests in Research on Labour Market Issues"
In this article from the National Post, Douglas Auld, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance, discusses the changes in and challenges of biofuel policy, and the need for caution in the development of long-term solutions to 21st century energy challenges. Read "Biofuel Blunder"
The Governing Board of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) together with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) have jointly awarded Department of Economics Prof. Ross McKitrick a $107,250 grant for his 3-year project “State-Contingent Environmental Policy”.
The CIGI-INET Program on New Economic Theory, Practice and Governance serves to advance research on issues of critical importance to economics and international governance.
Evie Adomait, Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor for the Department of Economics and Finance, has devoted her career to making Economics manageable and entertaining for students. After being a member of the University for nearly 30 years, Evie has established herself personally and professionally and will be awarded for her accomplishments with the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) Distinguished Professorial Teaching Award for CME in October.
DEF faculty member Ross McKitrick has organized a workshop on Econometric Applications in Climatology. This interdisciplinary workshop is aimed at sharing expertise and building opportunities for collaboration. Many economists are becoming interested in applying econometric methods (especially time series analysis) to geophysical and climatic data sets. In addition, many climate scientists are recognizing the value of developing and applying increasingly rigorous empirical methods to the rich data sets available in the Earth sciences.
The University of Guelph Alumni Volunteer Award was initiated in 1994. Through this award, the alumni association seeks to honour alumni who have demonstrated loyalty and commitment to their alma mater by supporting the University of Guelph through significant volunteer leadership. The recipient of this award for 2012 was Warren Jestin. Warren earned a Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Guelph in 1971 and was awarded his doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1977. He is currently the Department's Economist-in-Residence.