QED News Events

  • 2016/08/16 (All day)

    Robin Boadway (Economics) Referenced in the National Post – Op-Ed: Dinging the rent-seekers

  • 2016/06/07 (All day)

    The CEA Annual Meeting that just ended brought an extraordinarily large number of awards to the QED.

    The Harry Johnson Prize for the best paper in the CJE in 2015 went to Gregor Smith and Nicolas Martineau (QED PhD) for their paper:

        Identifying fiscal policy (in)effectiveness from the differential counter-cyclicality of government spending in the interwar period


    Information about the prize is here: http://economics.ca/cje/en/johnson.php

    The Robert Mundell Prize for the best paper by a "young" author went to Alex Chernoff (PhD 2016) for his paper

       Between a cap and a higher price: Modelling the price of dairy quotas under price ceiling legislation


    Information about the prize is here: http://economics.ca/cje/en/mundell.php

    Charles Beach presented the Presidential Address, "Changing Income Inequality: A Distributional Paradigm for Canada".

    The Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics was awarded to Russell Davidson (McGill, formerly Queen's) and James MacKinnon.

    Information about the prize is here: http://economics.ca/en/mccracken.php

    Along with Russell Davidson (McGill, formerly Queen's) and John Whalley (Western), James MacKinnon became a Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association.

    Information about this honour is here: http://economics.ca/en/fellows.php

  • 2016/04/06 (All day)

    Taylor Jaworkski's research has been quoted in the article "The best way to pay for an infrastructure surge is to not pay for it at all" written by Matthew Yglesias and posted at Vox.com.  It can be read here.

  • 2016/03/18 (All day)

    Robin Boadway contributed to a Globe and Mail op-ed titled "Ottawa needs to build on recent immigration reforms".  Read the entire article here.

  • 2016/03/04 - 11:45am
    Christopher Cotton was interviewed for the International Business Times (IB Times) about the current U.S. presidential election. The IB Times profiled his research on how increasing the number of political debates can lead to the success of more extreme politicians. The same research was also featured at Inverse, PsychCentral and Discovery News.
  • 2016/02/24 (All day)

    William Robson

    Video of William Robson's Chancellor David Dodge Lecture for 2016 is now available here.

  • 2016/02/24 (All day)

    Danielle Wallace (Graduate Secretary) had her second child. Bryce was born on February 16, 2016 at 3:43pm and weighed 7 lbs 11 oz.  Both mother and baby are doing well. 


  • 2016/01/22 (All day)

    JONATHAN LEE is in the media regarding new research which suggests that file-sharing had a negative impact on CD sales, word-of-mouth marketing power aided legit download sales for some acts, on CompleteMusicUpdate.com, TorrentFreak.com and billboard.com.  He also has done a radio interview with NewsTalk 770 AM in Calgary.  His paper can be read at QED working paper 1354.

  • 2016/01/18 - 10:30am

    Steven Lehrer (cross appointed with School of Policy Studies) was co-editor of one of two School of Policy Studies books selected for The Hill Times Top-100 Political Books of 2015. The book “Thinking Outside the Box” originated in a conference celebrating the research and policy contributions of Tom Courchene, the founding director of the School of Policy Studies. As Keith Banting, Professor of Political Studies and Policy Studies, observes, “the title of the book perfectly captures the inventiveness and creativity of Tom’s policy research.”

    For more information click below.

  • 2015/12/01 (All day)

    The Scarthingmoor Prize is awarded each year to the best MA essay. The winner of the 2015 Scarthingmoor Prize in Economics is Jeffrey Hicks, “Tabacco Taxes in Canada: An Analysis of Elasticities and Salience” (Currently a PhD student at Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia). Please join in congratulating Jeffrey and his respective supervisor, Chris Cotton. Extending a thank you to the committee, consisting of Frank Lewis (Chair), Allan Gregory and Jim Bergin for their work in choosing a winner among many fine submissions.