- Economics research enhances our understanding of real-world issues and facilitates evidenced-based decision making at the level of the individual, the level of the firm and for governments. Incorporating students into our research regimes is an important part of the educational and learning process. Memorial economics research runs the gamut from renewable natural resources (fisheries, forestry, and electricity) to non-renewable natural resources (minerals and petroleum) to public sector economics (equalization, fiscal policy, local government finance, taxation) to cost-benefit analysis (demand for water and moose vehicle accidents) to economic well-being, income inequality and social progress to money and banking to industrial organization, innovation and trade to labour market issues (gender wage gaps, apprenticeships, minimum wages, immigration, demographics, education, health and vocational training) to applied microeconomics and forecasting to environmental economics and climate change to applied econometrics and game theory.
The Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE) initiative brings together applied research economists who are located in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Maritimes and throughout Canada. Its objective is to promote applied economic research within the region with a view to facilitating an enhanced understanding of our economies and any associated wider social impacts
As the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation, Dr. Tony Fang is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research on the Canadian and Newfoundland and Labrador economies. Dr. Fang has been especially busy these past few months with projects focused on immigration, an obvious route through which the province can meet, in part, its goal of sustainable population growth.
- CBC Crosstalk with Ramona Dearing, March 2019: Immigration
- VOCM News, April 28, 2018 MUN Researches Refugee Impressions
- CBC News, April 4, 2018 Warm welcome not enough to keep refugees in N.L.
- Gazette, March 29, 2018 Refugee Retention, Jarislowsky Chair releases report on rention, integration of refugees in N.L.