News and events

  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – April 7): Larry Samuelson (Yale)

    Dr. Samuelson will be presenting “The Analogical Foundations of Cooperation” on April 7 at 13:00.

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  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – March 24): Frikk Nesje (University of Copenhagen)

    Dr. Nesje will be presenting “Cross-Dynastic Intergenerational Altruism” on March 24 at 13:00.

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  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – March 10): Brant Abbott (Queen’s)

    Dr. Abbott will be presenting “Permanent-Income Inequality” on March 10 at 13:00.

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  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – March 3): John Eric Humphries (Yale)

    Dr. Humphries works on topics in applied microeconomics and labor economics, such as studying how educational and career dynamics are affected by public policy. He will present at 13:00.

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  • MBE student wins the 2020 FOSS Best Paper in Graduate Course award

    Congratulations to Steven Iamarino for winning the 2020 FOSS Best Paper in Graduate
    Course award. His research paper is “Causes for Property vs. Violent crime in Canada”. Well done!

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  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – February 25): Gabriela Galassi (Bank of Canada)

    Dr. Galassi will be presenting her work entitled “The Intergenerational Correlation of Employment:
    Mothers as Role Models” at 14:00.

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  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – February 10): David Stasavage (NYU)

    Dr. Stasavage will be presenting his work entitled “Foundations of a New Democracy: Schooling, Inequality, and Voting in the Early Republic” at 13:00.

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  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – February 4): Felipe Caicedo (University of British Columbia)

    Dr. Caicedo will be presenting his work entitled, Country of Women? Repercussions of the Triple Alliance War in Paraguay at 14:00.

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  • Brock researcher wins prestigious recognition in environmental economics

    Diane Dupont, Professor in Brock University’s Department of Economics, has been named an inaugural Fellow by the Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association (CREEA).

    The title was conferred at a virtual CREEA event in November in recognition of her work to advance the profession of environmental and resource economics and her significant contributions to CREEA and its operations.

    Brandon Schaufele, Associate Professor of Business, Economics and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School at Western University, spoke about Dupont at the award event and later described Dupont as a world-renowned researcher. He commended both her ability to build research networks and her service to organizations that support researchers. He also pointed out she has built a thriving career in what has been, until recently, a male-dominated field.

    “Diane is one of the first and leading female environmental economists in Canada,” said Schaufele. “She has provided an example for a lot people with her work on policy issues and leading research networks, in addition to her support of up-and-coming scholars.”

    Dupont’s willingness to collaborate and explore interdisciplinary research opportunities has always been a priority, even in the early days of her research career when environmental economics was just beginning to grow into its own area.

    Her determination to examine the issue through different lenses was unusual in the field at the time, but Dupont says that new approaches have combined with the emergence of big data to allow for positive change.

    Dupont has also made time to support and mentor colleagues both within and outside of her discipline and to provide service through administrative roles, most recently as the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2013 to 2017.

    “It has been an honour and a delight to work with Diane in her various administrative roles both within the Faculty of Social Sciences and the broader University,” said Ingrid Makus, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. “Her commitment to research excellence and her generosity in supporting faculty, students and staff make her a wonderful colleague.”

    Learn more about the award and Diane’s career here.

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  • Visiting speaker (virtual series – November 30): Janet Jiang (Bank of Canada)

    Dr. Jiang from the Bank of Canada will present her research on “Adoption of a New Payment Method: Evidence from the Laboratory” on Monday November 30 at 3:30pm.

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