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.

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The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty

A large, animated, and buoyant crowd of economics students, together with a significant leavening of students from other units in the Faculty of Public Affairs and a select contingent of faculty, alumni, and guests, gathered in the Tory Building on Wednesday, February 3 to attend the fourth of this... More

Friday, February 5th, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Read, Lawrence (Larry) M., November 25, 1919 – January 23, 2016

“Lawrence (Larry) Read died quietly at home, at the Palisades, in Ottawa, on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the age of 96, just weeks after the death of Frances, his beloved wife of 69 years. … Lawrence was born on November 25, 1919, in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, and grew up in Nova Scotia …... More

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Economics Careers Evening

A substantial group of keen, interested, and interesting economics students, together with a select coterie of enthusiastic faculty and alumni, attended the fifth annual Economics Careers Evening, the third major joint event being arranged this academic year by the Carleton Undergraduate Economics... More

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor Frances Woolley comments on students’ lack of financial literacy

“‘By the time people get to university, they’ve already made some major, major financial decisions and people need to learn this financial literacy before they go off to university, not while they’re in university,’ said Frances Wooll[e]y, professor and associate dean of Carleton... More

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor Nick Rowe comments on economic impact assessments and on Bank of Canada policy effectiveness

“Carleton University economics professor Nicholas Rowe said he’s deeply suspicious of impact assessments as poor measurements that treat all costs as benefits to the economy. ‘Let me tell you about normal simple economic impact assessments—it’s really, really, crude,’ he said.... More

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Undergraduate student society holds representatives orientation and library workshop

“CUES Representatives Orientation” photos at www.facebook.com “Get Ahead: Economics Research Paper – Data Centre” photos at www.facebook.com... More

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor André Plourde comments on restoring credibility of environmental reviews

“A tricky balance: environment and economy “‘I don’t think it’s going to be an easy process, but at the same time, it is something that needs to be done,’ said Andre Plourde, a resource economist and the dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs at Ottawa’s Carleton University. He said... More

Monday, January 18th, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Adjunct Research Professors Scott Clark and Pete DeVries on domestic growth strategy

“In search of a domestic growth strategy,” The Globe and Mail, p. B4 and online at www.theglobeandmail.com... More

Friday, January 15th, 2016 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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