Feb 28. Guest Lecture in Game Theory

Mark Zschocke, partner at Waterloo based Open Options Corporation, will give a guest lecture in ECON*3100 Game Theory. Open Options uses game theory to advise their clients. Time: Thursday Feb. 28, 2:30-3:50pm Location: MacKinnon 115

Nov 21 and 22. Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Arthur John Robson

On behalf of the Department of Economics and Finance and the College of Management and Economics, we are pleased to announce the upcoming visit of the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Arthur John Robson, Canada Research Chair in Economic Theory and Evolution from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. Dr. Robson will be giving a series of lectures:

Nov. 16-18. The 2012 Guelph Finance Conference

The Guelph Finance Conference provides the top students in finance programs across Canada with the opportunity to compete in a trading competition, learn from guest speakers in field-specific workshops, and network with industry professionals.  The U of G will host 100 students, from 17 different Canadian universities, who demonstrate a high level of understanding and interest in finance through a combination of their academic studies, extracurricular involvement and work experience.

Sept 5. DEF Ranked in Top 5% of Economic Institutions Worldwide

According to rankings released by RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) in August 2012, the Department of Economics and Finance at UoG is among the top 5% of economic institutions worldwide. This ranking is based on 5858 institutions with 33,138 registered authors. The following link will take you to a list of the economic institutions ranked in the 10% worldwide …


Aug 28-29. Economics PhD Workshop at UoG

The Department and the College will be hosting a workshop for PhD students in economics.  A total of 15 students from Guelph, Western, and Toronto are presenting. For details of the workshop please see the attached file.

August 24. Professor Kris Inwood elected to the Executive of IEHA

At a recent meeting of the International Economic History Association, DEF Professor Kris Inwood was elected to its Executive Committee. The IEHA was established in 1960, and unites economic historians from almost 40 countries. The aims of the IEHA are to maintain and develop personal contacts between scholars interested in economic history and to encourage all forms of research and publications relevant to the development and diffusion of economic history.


August 15. Visiting Professors in DEF

The Department of Economics and Finance will have two Visiting Scholars for the academic year commencing in Fall 2012:


July 15. Amit Summan is award the Economics Alumni Masters Scholarship

The Department of Economics and Finance, with the generous support of Alumni and friends, provides this $1000 scholarship to a full-time graduate student registered in the MA program in Economics. The award is granted to the student who has attained the highest cumulative average in the first two semesters of the graduate program. Congratulations Amit!

June 15. Convocation Ceremonies and Honorary Degree Recipients

The convocation address at the Department’s undergraduate convocation ceremony was given by the honorary degree recipient, Dr. Sylvia Maracle. Dr. Maracle has contributed to the enhancement of the aboriginal community in many ways, and has set a standard of excellence in community service that merits the University's highest honour.

May 18. PhD candidate Marcel Oestreich wins best presentation award

Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Economics and Finance – Marcel Oestreich – has won the Best Presentation Award at the 1st Canadian PhD Workshop in Environmental Economics & Policy for his talk on “Firms’ Emissions and Self-reporting under Competitive Audit Mechanisms”. The workshop ran from May 10-11 at the University of Ottawa and included presentations from 20 PhD students from across North America and Europe. The award was judged by Brandon Schaufele (Research Director, Sustainable Prosperity) and keynote guest Professor Charles Mason (University of Wyoming). Way to go Marcel!

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