March 26. CME Fellowships Awards

Two members of the Department of Economics and Finance have recently been awarded research fellowships:

  • Dr. Mike Hoy, CME Fellow in the Management of Knowledge and Risk
  • Dr. Ross McKitrick, CME Fellow in Commerce for a Sustainable World

Fellows are appointed for a 5-year term and will be provided with a $50,000 grant to support their research activities.



March 21. Rachel Maunder awarded the Warren Jestin Scholarship

The Warren Jestin Scholarship in Canadian Economic Policy was awarded to Rachel Maunder. This scholarship is awarded to the economics student with the highest cumulative average over all courses in economic policy. Rachel is a student in the MEIF program and will be graduating this year.


March 1. Wealthier, Healthier?

Dr. Luc Moers will be giving a talk entitled, "Wealthier, Healthier?" This talk is part of the International Development Studies Speaker Series. Dr. Moers is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics and Finance (on leave from IMF). The seminar will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 3:00-4:30 pm (with reception to follow) in Rozanski 102.

March 1. Economic Theory Seminar

Luciano de Castro from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University will present "A New Approach to Correlation of Types in Bayesian Games" in the Visiting Speakers Series on Friday March 2 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in Mack 313.

February 10. John Vanderkamp Memorial Scholarship Winner!

Meghan Pohl is the 2011 recipient of the John Vanderkamp Memorial Scholarship in Economics. The scholarship is awarded annually to the honours student in economics who has completed between 12.5 and 15 credits and who has the highest academic standing.

February 10. Chair's Honours List Reception

On February 7th the Department hosted a reception to recognize the accomplishments of undergraduate students on the Chair’s Honours List.  These are the students registered in the Department’s majors which have achieved a cumulative average of 80% or higher during the fall 2011 semester and/or since beginning at the University. The high academic standards set by these students place them in the top 12% of our economics undergraduates.

January 26: Evie Adomait to speak at TEDxGuelphU conference Feb 12

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. At TED's international conferences speakers are challenged to give the talk of their lives in under 18 minutes. Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

Conference Theme: Perceiving Past the Paradigm

Date: February 12, 2012

Location: UoG


January 20: Four Research Assistant Awards

Four department members that applied to the CME-Research Assistant Program for the summer 2012 have received awards. (See below for the award holders and project titles.) A person interested in applying for one of these positions must be a CME student, eligible to work in Canada, returning to academic studies the following semester, and have a minimum 70% cumulative average.

Talat Genc, "Industrial organization of wholesale electricity markets".

Louise Grogan, "Institutions and economic growth: Evidence from the Colombian Census data 1778-2005".

January 17: New Administrative Appointments

On January 1st Professor Ross McKitrick began a new administrative appointment. Ross is now the Acting Associate Dean of Research for the College of Management and Economics.

As of January 1st Professor John Livernois has switched roles, from Chair of the Department of Econoimcs and Finance to Acting Associate Vice-President of Research. He expects to be in his new role for a period of 4 to 6 months. During this time Stephen Kosempel will be Acting Chair of the Department


December 16: Research publication successes

There have been many success stories in the past year. Economics and Finance faculty won 5 prestigious research grants from SSHRCC; and many faculty published their research in some of the top scholarly journals.  Most recently, three of our faculty published in very prestigious journals.  Rene Kirkegaard's, "A Mechanism Design Approach to Ranking Asymmetric Auctions" is forthcoming in Econometrica, a journal consistently ranked in the top 3, often first, in the world.  Michael Hoy's "Measuring Lifetime Poverty" Vol 146 (6) Nov.

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