Research by Prof. Christopher Cotton has been featured by the American Economic Association (AEA) as part of their Research Highlights series. Prof. Cotton's research project, coauthored with Raphael Boleslavsky, considered how policies aimed at reducing grade inflation may have unintended consequences. The Research Highlights column released by the AEA discusses what Prof. Cotton's research implies for education policy. You can read the AEA's article "Should schools implement tougher grading standards? The economics of grade inflation" here: https://www.aeaweb.org/research/should-schools-implement-tougher-grading-standards.php
QED News Events
2015/09/09 - 10:00am
2015/09/04 (All day)
Lorne Carmichael (Economics) - Male-female imbalance in STEM comes down to economics, op-ed in University Affairs.
2015/08/12 (All day)
An article about Jennine Ball, undergraduate assistant/adviser, and her role in the Economics Department is in the Queen's Gazette. Click here to see the article. (PDF format)
2015/07/16 (All day)
Thor Koeppl (Economics) - Global insecurity jeopardizes Canada's housing market if we don't protect against a major recession, op-ed in the National Post.
2015/07/13 (All day)
Thor Koeppl (Economics) – A boom is coming in the Canadian real estate market, on CTV National News.
2015/07/10 - 10:00am
Thorsten Koeppl (Economics) – Taxpayers should not be on the hook for mortgage defaults, in the Vancouver Sun.
2015/07/09 - 9:15am
Robin Boadway (Economics) – Corporate income tax cuts are failing to boost investment, in the Globe and Mail.
2015/06/08 - 5:00pm
Convocation 2015 photos are available here.
2015/06/08 (All day)
The QED Undergraduate Teaching Prize is awarded annually to the individual who, through their involvement in the teaching of undergraduate economics at Queens, has shown that they possess the skills required to excel in their role as instructor, mentor and motivator for their students. This year's winner is Professor Frank Lewis.
2015/05/28 (All day)
The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) has issued an advance release of a chapter by Beverly Lapham from its forthcoming volume titled Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities. She provides an overview of recent developments in theoretical trade models that emphasize firm heterogeneity and explores policy implications of these models. Read the chapter at http://irpp.org/research-studies/aots6-lapham/