Congratulations to all students named to the 2021-2022 Dean's List, as well as the Program Book Prize winners, and receipients of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, and the HSS International Student Excellence Award.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has hundreds of courses that have zero or one prerequisite. To make it easy for our students to find electives of interest, we have launched a searchable listing of electives that you can browse by semester and subject.
On Sept. 6, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting a welcome event to help new students get started on the right track. At this interactive event, you'll hear from the Dean and Associate Dean of Curriculum and Programs, learn more about areas of study in HSS, and meet other HSS students! Register now: https://loom.ly/TTXWfYo
When we think of university campuses, we picture lecture halls and labs. But what about a space for that time between classes? It is equally essential to have a comfortable space to study or kick back and relax between lectures. The newly refurbished Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Commons, in SN-1107, offers HSS students such a space. Check out this Gazette article on why interim Dean, Dr. Craig, wanted to rejuvenate this space for students.
In the last academic year, graduate students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University won more than 40 awards, 40 grants, and 140 fellowships & scholarships. Additionally, they produced more than 40 publications and creative endeavours. Watch the video celebration of all this success.
Dr. Tony Fang, Jarilowsky Chair in Economic and Cultural Transformation for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been monitoring attitudes towards immigration in N.L since 2014. His research suggests that N.L could achieve healthy population and economic growth through immigration, and that positive attitudes towards immigration have nearly doubled since 2014. Read more in the Gazette.
The first lecture of the Speakers Series in 2022 will be featuring Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann, the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and a Professor UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University, Germany.
Dr. Tony Fang, Professor of Economics and Memorial University's Jarilowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation, joined a panel on VOCM this week to weigh in on the ongoing minimum wage debate. Listen to the interview on VOCM
The Department of Economics is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, commencing July 1, 2022. The Department is interested in candidates with a specialization in applied economics and who possess a strong potential for economic research.
The Macroeconomics Branch of Statistics Canada is recruiting job applications from economics graduate students.
On June 3rd at 2:30pm NDT, Daniel Moore from the Department of Economics will present his research on "Reelection Incentives and Regional Policy Responses to COVID-19" at the Canadian Economics Association conference as a finalist in the Bank of Canada Undergraduate Best Paper/Poster Session.
Good luck, Daniel!
Newfoundland & Labrador Public Sector Pensioners' Association Scholarship
The Department of Economics and CARE (Callaborative Applied Research in Economics) would like to congratulate Derek Messacar and Petr Kocourek on their report "Pathways to Retirement, Well-Being, and Mandatory Retirement Rules: Evidence from Canadian Reforms". A version of this report has also been accepted for publication in the Journal of Labor Research.
The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Rovshen Shamedova on presenting her MA Essay research paper.
The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Dr. Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira on his latest publication "Scale heterogeneity in the valuation of road traffic risk reductions: the case of Newfoundland's moose-vehicle collisions"
Congratulations Aditya Gurung
Congratulations Loan Nguyen
A Basic Income Guarantee solution to Poverty presented by the preeminent public finance economist, Dr. Robin Boadway. Open to the public Wednesday, Nov 14th from 7 to 9 pm at Bruneau Centre Room 2001.
We outline the case for a basic income guarantee in Canada and characterize the alternative forms it could take. We propose a basic income guarantee design for Canada that allows both federal and provincial governments some discretion, is sufficient to move all persons out of poverty, is implemented through the tax system, and is affordable. We illustrate the feasibility of our basic income guarantee program using simulations based on Statistics Canada's SPSD model.
Not only are we from different planets but neither the government or the academy are grounded on earth, we are different. Michael Clair will talk on "Governments are from Mar, Universities are from Venue", Nov. 9th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Arts and Admin Bldg, Room 1046. This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE) initiative.
Are you interested in understanding climate change in less than a perfect world - Leslie Shiell, University of Ottawa and Nikita Lyssenko, Memorial University will talk to the Department of Economics on Climate Policy in a Distorted World, Oct. 25th, 3:00–4:30 pm, MUN, G. A. Hickman Bldg., Room 1014
An Update on Offshore Oil and Gas Potential in NL Speaker: Jim Keating, Sept 27th, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Bruneau Centre, Room 2001
Newfoundland and Labrador has entered a new era in frontier oil exploration and development and the province’s resources are attracting the attention of the global industry. In their latest resource assessment, Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have identified the potential of 11.7 Billion Barrels of Oil and 60.2 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas in areas covering the upcoming November license round. Bringing the combined potential in less than 7% of our offshore to 49.2 Billion Barrels of Oil and 193.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas.
Jim Keating will provide an update on the offshore potential and will take questions from the public. Time and Location: September 27, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Bruneau Centre, Room 2001.
Dr. Wade Locke welcomes Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada - Carolyn Wilkins to talk to the Department of Economics on "Going Digital: Seizing the Challenge".
On September 11, 2018, Dr. Wade Locke welcomed Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada - Carolyn Wilkins to talk to the Department of Economics on "Going Digital: Seizing the Challenge".
"Salary Disclosure Laws and the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Canada."
About this study: It is a well-known fact that women often earn less than men. One hypothesis raised by researchers and policy-makers is that the gender wage gap persists because it is hidden. If true, pay disclosure laws could potentially help close the gap by making salary differentials known to the public and open to scrutiny. In this study, we estimate the causal effect of disclosure laws on the gender wage gap within Canadian colleges and universities.
The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Liliane Umuhoza on receiving "The University's Medal for Academic Excellence for a B.A Economics (Co-operative) ." Liliane comes from a small country, Rwanda, (East Africa). During her time at Memorial University NL, she has recieved many awards and accomplishments. which include:
Featured by Co-operative Education, 2018
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's List 2016-2017
2015 Heaslip Scholarship
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's List 2015-2016
Economics Student in the Spotlight March 2016
We wish Liliane the best of luck in her future endeavors.
Samia M. Islam B.Sc. Geophysics Specialist, University of Toronto
In the spring of 2017, after travelling more than 6,800 miles from Uruguay, South America, I came to Memorial University of Newfoundland as a transfer student to pursue a B.Sc. in Economics.
I have always had an interest in Economics. Being able to develop models of behavior to predict responses to changes in policy and market conditions is particularly interesting to me. I am intrigued by the possibility of furthering my understanding of the linkage between Economics and other social sciences such as Sociology, Political Science and Psychology. By pursuing a B.Sc., I have the opportunity to take courses from different fields and complete a Minor in Psychology.
Visiting scholar at the Retirement and Savings Institute of HEC Montréal this Fall.
We have a busy month coming up here at the Department of Economics! Dr. Wade Locke is getting ready for the Visiting Speaker Series starting Sept. 8th.
The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Troy Osmond on receiving "The University's Medal for Academic Excellence in Economics B.Sc.". Troy is from Gander, Newfoundland and has just completed his degree in Economics and will be coming back to Memorial University of Newfoundland to begin his Master's program in Economics this Fall 2017 Semester.
Congratulations to Dr. Nahid Masoudi and Dr. Roberto Martinez-Espineira upon receipt of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences research award under Clause 3.25 of the MUNFA collective Agreement.
Newfoundland and Labrador Economic Update 2017
A Presentation to The Newfoundland Association of The Appraisal Institute of Canada, Dr. Wade Locke, Head, Department of Economics, Memorial University of NL, May 12, 2017
An international workshop on energy economics entitled "Comparative Perspectives on Oil & Gas Development in Newfoundland and Norway" was held at MUN May 3-5, 2017. The workshop, funded by a grant from the Norwegian Government and hosted by MUN and The Marine Institute, was attended by graduate students from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty members from NHH and MUN delivered lectures on the oil market, and the development of the oil and gas sectors in Norway and NL. Invited experts from MUN and leading representatives of industry presented on a range of topics related to exporation, development, and management of oil and gas resources in the Province.
The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) to sponsor a joint workshop on Energy Economics entitled: "Comparative Perspective on Oil & Gas Development in Newfoundland and Norway."
This is a closed workshop.
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. to read more....click here.
The Department of Economics offers our congratulations to Dr. Jim Feehan on the appointment to the Muskrat Falls Project Oversight Committee.
Congratulations to Petr Kocourek on receiving The David Curran Award! Petr is currently an undergratuate student, Majoring in Economics and Pure Mathematics, B.Sc. He also works with Dr. Fang's Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation as a Research Assistant. To read more about Petr click here Student Spotlight Petr was our featured Student in The Spotlight for the month of November 2016.
Dr. Michael Wernerheim, Department of Economics, has received the Teaching Excellence (Tenured) Award for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Tony Fang, Department of Economics, Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation, has received the Dean's Award for Graduate Supervision for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
See poster here.
The Department of Economics Speaker Series: The Socioeconomic Benefits of Immagration to Newfoundland
The Department of Economics Speaker Series: The Socioeconomic Benefits of Immigration to Newfoundland, Dr Tony Fang
March 22, 2017 7:30pm -9:00pm
"Can Energy Resource Export Propel Canada into Being a World Economic Leader?" Dr. Herb Emery
Save the date for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 for a discussion of NL public policy