Department of Economics

Department of Economics

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Welcome to Economics

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University is a research-intensive academic unit that houses the Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics (CMFE) and offers a Ph.D. program in economics jointly with its counterpart at the University of Ottawa, an M.A. program in economics with an optional concentration in financial economics or an optional collaborative specialization in data science or African studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics, and a diverse set of undergraduate degree programs, including B.A. Honours in Economics or Applied Economics with various optional concentrations, B.A. Honours in Economics with Specialization in Quantitative and Mathematical Economics, B.A. Combined Honours in Economics or Applied Economics and one of numerous other disciplines, and B.G.In.S. Honours with Specialization in International Economic Policy or Global Development.

News

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Adjunct Research Professor Munir Sheikh on bracing for “made in Canada” recession

(Power Play, “Statistician on deficit debate,” CTV News at www.ctvnews.ca) Related piece by Dr. Sheikh on 21 August 2015: “Zeal for balanced budget may boost household debt,” The Globe and Mail, p. B4 and online at www.theglobeandmail.com... More

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor Nick Rowe comments on economic management by government

“But how much does Harper deserve the praise—or the blame—for Canada’s economic performance during his tenure? Not as much as he’s been getting, said Nicholas Rowe, associate professor of economics at Carleton University. “‘Most of the things that happen aren’t due to what... More

Monday, August 24th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Adjunct Research Professor Åke Blomqvist on inequality and lagging productivity growth in Canada

Åke Blomqvist, “Could the NDP grow Canadian productivity?” The Globe and Mail, p. B4 and online at secure.globeadvisor.com... More

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor Frances Woolley cited on boutique tax credits

“This brings us back to boutique tax credits. Carleton University’s Frances Woolley once wrote about why they are so popular among voters, even though they are so roundly criticized by economists. Tax credits, she writes, ‘appeal to people’s sense that they deserve a break, validate their... More

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Master’s Economics alumnus Salman Sakir on challenges of low population growth in OECD countries

Salman Sakir, “How Low Population Growth Is Posing Challenges to Advanced Countries,” The Huffington Post online at www.huffingtonpost.ca... More

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Events

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Thesis defence of Charles Saunders

Wednesday, September 09 - 8:30 AM

Honor Awards Ceremony

Seminar with Tomas Sjöström of Rutgers U.

Friday, September 18 - 2:30 PM

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Seminar with Michael Devereux of U.B.C.

Friday, October 09 - 2:30 PM

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Seminar with Toni Ahnert of Bank of Canada

Friday, October 23 - 2:30 PM

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