Dr. David Giles invited to present lecture at Concordia University, Montreal:
David Giles recently presented the 2nd. invited "T.D. Dwivedi Memorial Lecture" in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Concordia University, (Montreal). This lecture series honours the late Professor T. D. Dwivedi, an eminent statistician, who was instrumental in the organization of the Canadian statistical community. The title of Dr. Giles's lecture on 24 April was "Bias Reduction for Nonlinear Maximum Likelihood Estimators".
B.C. can have a boom without the bust
Opinion: Better policies and planning are needed to manage the province’s non-renewable resources
By Daniel Rondeau, Judith Sayers and Karena Shaw, Special to The Vancouver Sun
"Our concern is that the rush to develop B.C.’s public resources in the absence of an adequate decision framework could leave us with degraded landscapes, reduced biodiversity, and reduced economic opportunities. This is much less than residents of this province deserve." Read story.
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Malcolm Rutherford awarded the Veblen-Commons Award:
The Veblen-Commons Award of the Association for Evolutionary Economics is given in recognition of the contributions made by an outstanding scholar in the field of evolutionary institutional economics. In January 2013, Malcolm Rutherford was awarded the Veblen-Commons Award at the AFEE/ASSA Meetings in San Diego, California.
- ECON 225, Writing for Economists New pre-or co-requisites for ECON 225:
in addition to prerequisites of ECON 103, ECON 104; and 1.5 units of first year English, you must also have pre- or corequisites of: one of ECON 203, ECON 204, or ECON 245.
IF you have declared a minor in Economic Policy, the pre- or corequisites of: one of ECON 203, ECON 204, or ECON 245 may be waived; please fill our a Pre-requisite Waiver Form found at Pre-requisite Waiver Form.
ECON 225 Exemption
Students satisfy the ECON 225 course requirement if they have: i) received a B+ or higher in any first year English course at the University of Victoria, with the exception of ENGL 115; or ii) passed ENGR 240. If you satisfy this requirement and wish to register for 300 or 400 level courses that require ECON 225 as a pre- or corequisite, you will need to get permission by completing a Pre-requisite Waiver Form.
- Topics Courses in Winter 2011-12 - ECON 485 (poster)
ECON 485A, Title - Advanced Industrial Organization, Instructor - Pascal Courty, CRN 11443
Course description: This course covers the fundamentals of the theory of industrial organization. It will be complemented by industry applications and discussions of competition policy cases. Students will learn how to use modern tools in industrial organization to analyze business strategies and frame policy issues. The course will cover formal models, empirical applications, and real-world case studies.
ECON 485B, Title - Happiness & Economics, Instructors - Merwan Engineer & Pascal Courty, CRN 24699
Course description: What has happiness got to do with economics? This course confronts the traditional economic approaches to understanding and promoting well being with the new “revolutionary” literature on happiness. This literature is wide ranging and includes research from the other social sciences. Classes will be half lectures and half seminars. Seminars will include class experiments, debates, jokes, presentations as well as detailed discussions of articles and books on which students are expected to write up short commentaries. The course is limited to 20 students. Pre-requisite: ECON 313, fourth-yr standing recommended.
- ECON 353 is now ECON 457
ECON 353, Computer Aided Modelling in Economics, has been re-numbered ECON 457 and is no longer a required course for the BSc in Economics.
G. Cornelis (Kees) van Kooten awarded Fellow of the CAES
The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society awards the title Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society to recognize continuous and distinguished contributions to the profession and to the CAES. Fellowships are the highest recognition that can be granted in the field of agricultural economics in Canada. At the June, 2012 annual meeting of the CAES in Niagara Falls, Kees van Kooten was one of two Fellows named. CAES
Two US Economists share the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics went to Lloyd Shapley and Al Roth, for "... an outstanding example of economic engineering."
Building on Shapley's theory on matching, Roth and his students and co-authors have designed institutions for, among other things, kidney transplants.
Roth's blog: http://marketdesigner.blogspot.ca/2009/05/opposite-of-repugnance-protected.html
Gans blogpost about Roth's work: http://www.digitopoly.org/2012/10/15/a-nobel-prize-for-market-design/
Lansdowne Lecture, Matthew O. Jackson, 1 March 2012 - Video available
The Department was pleased to invite Matthew O. Jackson to UVic as a Lansdowne Lecturer on March 1st. The videotape of his lecture, "Social Networks & Economics", is now available for viewing.
Real Economics is looking for players this summer
The Economics Department's soccer team are looking for players to join for this summer's intramural soccer league. Interested players should contact Alex Osward at firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing Alex please briefly explain your expected availability over the summer.
IdeaFest: Passport to the Social Sciences- 5- 9 March. Enter to WIN $500 grand prize
Unit head offices are as follows: ANTH (COR B228), ECON (BEC 360), ES (SSM B243), GEOG (SSM B203), POLI (SSM A316), PSYC (COR A236) and SOC (COR A333).
Participants Needed for an Economics Research Project
EARN $60 to $100 for two hours of playing in an experimental market and making deals! To participate, you must register at: web.uvic.ca/economics-experiments
For more information about this research project, contact: Dr. Daniel Rondeau, Associate Professor, Department of Economics Email: email@example.com
Econ Graduate student presents paper at the Canadian Forest Economists Symposium
Craig Johnston, Economics PhD student presented his paper "Re-evaluating the role of biomass and dead organic matter in the optimal forest harvest decision with carbon sequestration" at the Canadian Forest Economists Symposium. The symposium was held at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria on 16-17th February, with a topic of "“Change” in BC’s Forest Sector. Other Uvic students papers included Zhen Xu "Climate and Money: a Spatial Regression Model for Planning Firefighting Budgets in British Columbia" and Tim Bogle "Protecting Timber supply on Public Land in Response to Catastrophic Natural Disturbance: A Principal-Agent Problem". All three students' Phd programs are being supervised by Dr van Kooten.
ECU Social Walk
The spring semester ECU Social Walk is Friday, 3 February. The walk starts at 8pm at the Sticky Wicket. Tickets are $15 and include a t-shirt. Tickets go on sale Friday 27 January and can be purchased at the David Strong Building from 11:30 to 12:30, and from 3:00 to 3:30. For further information contact the ECU at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camosun Info Session - Certifications in Accounting
Agatha Thalheimer, Accounting & Management Information Systems Chair, School of Business, Camosun College will talk about how to combine Camosun accounting and business courses with a UVic economics degree to satisfy the course requirements for CMA, CGA, and CA certifications. Wednesday, 1st February 2012, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, SSM A102. Cant make it to the session but would like to know more about Accounting Certifications, visit our Careers web page at http://web.uvic.ca/econ/undergraduate/careers.php
Call out to 4th-year students pursuing an accounting designation
We would like to learn more about the experiences of 4th-year economics students who are actively pursuing a CGA, CMA or CA designation. In particular, we would like to know why you chose the designation you are pursuing and which courses you have taken toward the designation. Students will meet with the Chair and Econ Advisor for a short meeting and try to identify obstacles to pursuing an accounting designation as well as solutions that would make things easier. Your help would be most appreciated. Please send a brief description of your background to email@example.com.
Economics + Emily Carr = ?
UVic Economics Alumni Network
“PUB NIGHT” @ The Legacy Gallery
630 Yates Street, Victoria
Friday, November 18th, 5 to 7pm
Cash bar and complimentary appetizers
With Assistant Professor Pascal Courty addressing perspectives on working as an economist
All alumni, professors, current grad students, staff & friends are welcome, Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-853-3939
Economics Exchange Information Session
Are you interested in going on exchange next year? The Economics Department will be holding an Economics Exchange Info Session on Tuesday, November 29th, 2.30 - 3.20pm in BEC363. Cant make the Info session but want to know more about Economics exchange program? Please email Paul Schure at email@example.com
Economics Fall Crawl
The Economics Fall crawl is happening this Friday, November 4th. The event kicks off at 7:30pm at Felicitas and bus transportation will be provided to Soprano's and then to Touch. Tickets are $15 and include a t-shirt and transportation. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday in the David Strong building, and can also be purchased directly from the Economics Course Union. For more info contact the us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CMA Information Session
CMA is holding an Information Session on Wednesday, October 26th, 4.30 - 6.00 pm at the Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel, 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria. For more information about this event email email@example.com
ECU Pizza Day & Tutoring
No such thing as a free lunch? The Economics Course Union disagrees!
On Friday the 30th the ECU will be providing free pizza from 11:00 to 1:00 pm in front of the Business and Economics Center. Come out and meet some of your fellow econ students. It’ll be a slice!
Also, economics peer tutoring is in full swing. Sessions are held in the Economics Reading Room (BEC-311), and the current schedule is posted in the Economics main office as well as on the board in the Reading Room.
If you are interested in volunteering as a peer tutor, or have any questions for the ECU, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop by our office (BEC – 339)
UVic Co-op and Career Fair
Sept 20 & 21, 2011, 10 am to 3:30 pm, Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building
At the UVic Co-op and Career Fair, you can connect with reps from over 60 organizations all in one room. It's the perfect place to:
· network with potential employers
· find out what specific companies are looking for
· explore possible career paths in your field
· discover career, co-op and volunteer opportunities
Different companies will be exhibiting each day, so make sure to stop by on both days of the fair to make the most of this opportunity! For a list of attending exhibitors please visit http://uvic.ca/coopandcareer/ccfair. See you at the fair!
Bank of Canada Info Session
Sept 21, 2011 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, MacLaurin D110
RSVP at http://learninginmotion.uvic.ca
The Bank of Canada’s 2011–12 University Recruitment Campaign is now under way. They are offering challenging full-time positions to graduates interested in conducting leading-edge research at Canada’s central bank. Through their work at the Bank, graduates will have opportunities to learn and grow while contributing to the economic and financial well-being of the country.
The Bank will be hiring graduates in economics and finance at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels as research assistants, economists/analysts, and senior analysts. The application deadline is 25 September 2011 for bachelor’s and master’s graduates, and 15 November 2011 for doctoral graduates. Students can apply online and find more information about the Bank on their website at www.bankofcanada.ca
Economics Co-op application deadline is September 15, 2011Economics Co-op is accepting applications for admission. If you are in 2nd or 3rd year* and have a B average you are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the Social Sciences Co-op office, SSM A204. The application deadline is September 15th.
*4th year students may be eligible. Please contact Barb Fisher email@example.com for more information.
2011 Summer Seminar
Dr David Howarth presents ‘Varieties of (financial) Capitalism in Europe and the financial crisis' Wednesday 10 August 2011, 1:00-2:30pm in BEC 363. Sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre Ad Personam, the Departments of Economics and Political Science and the European Studies Programme in joint. For more information please contact Amy Verdun at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 853-3528. RSVP required. (Pdf Paper). More Info...
"The Link Between House Prices and Divorce"
A new study by UVic economics assistant professor Martin Farnham and co-authors Lucie Schmidt and Purvi Sevak finds that declining house prices make it less likely that a homeowner will get divorced but more likely that a renter’s marriage will end, writes Christopher Shea of The Wall Street Journal. Read more.
Winter Session 2011-12 Course Changes & Updates(The following is a summary of some changes we've made this year and should be considered unofficial. Be sure to check the UVic Calendar or contact the Department of Economics for the most up-to-date information or if you have questions.)
Climate Change Symposium
250 Local High School students will showcase posters that they researched and created from the Climate Change Symposium. Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 1.00 - 2.30 pm, David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building. More info...
Video recording of Dr. John Roberts' Lansdowne Lecture
The Department of Economics was pleased to present "In Praise of Weak Incentives," a Lansdowne Lecture by Dr. John Roberts, on January 20, 2011. A video recording of that lecture is now available.
"Inside the Black Box of Social Networking" - Public Lecture
Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, shares her broad knowledge about social networking learned through her investigation of Facebook’s activities in Canada with "Inside the Black Box of Social Networking" on Thursday 24 March 4.30pm in SCI B150. . More info...
Economics Course Union Facebook page
The Economics Course Union (ECU) has a new facebook page, become a fan now.
Economics Alumni Network Memories Contest
In honour of the University of Victoria’s 50th anniversary, the UVic Economics Alumni Network held a contest for the best memory as an Economics student at UVic. Congratulations to Johann Kuntze (2002) for his great memory of his time as an Econ student at UVic. He won a copy of the Deluxe Illustrated version of Steven Levitt’s Superfreakonomics! Read his memory and find about the Econ Alumni Network.
Economics Panel Discussion: "Growth, Externalities, and Justice: The Economic Response to 21st Century Challenges"
The UVic Sustainability Project and the Progressive Ecological Economics Club are hosting a free panel discussion that will engage environmental and social justice issues from a variety of perspectives. Featured speakers include Bill Rees (ecological footprint concept pioneer), Marc Lee, and Merwan Engineer. This event is open to all on March 4th, 3.00 - 5.00 pm, SSM A120. More info...
Rising Stars 2011
To see what our 3rd and 4th year Econ students had to say about the scholarships that they were awarded in 2010 visit Social Sciences Rising Stars 2011. For all of our Award and Scholarship recipients visit 2010 Awards....
Information session for international exchange programs
Dr Paul Schure will be holding an ECON student info session for international exchange programs on Tuesday 30 November 2010, 2.30-3.20 in BEC 363. If you would like more infomation about international exchange programs as an Econ student please contact Dr. Paul Schure
2010 Economics Award Winners announced. For the full list, check here.
Share your Cornett Memories and win an iPad!! www.cornettmemories.uvic.ca
Faculty of Social Sciences - Undergraduate Research Scholars for 2010-2011
The Learning and Teaching Centre, along with the Office of Student Awards & Financial Aid, and the Senate Committee on Awards, have recently awarded the Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS). Congratuations to the 3 Economics students who are recipients of the 2010-2011 URS - Laurie Kan (Supervisors - Dr. Chris Auld and Dr. Martin Farnham), Andrew Mollard (Supervisor – Dr. Graham Voss), and John Sim (Supervisor – Dr. Pascal Courty).
Coast Capital Savings will be generously supporting the Department of Economics Seminar Series with a three-year sponsorship. This support will help us to continue to provide a forum for visiting scholars to share their latest research with faculty and students. Our thanks go out to Tracy Redies, President and CEO of Coast Capital and a UVic alumna, for this support.
Finance Canada UVic Recruitment Session
All Economics MA students are invited to attend Finance Canada Recruitment Session on Thursday October 7, 2010, 1:00-2:20pm (The session will likely last one hour) in BEC402. RSVP Econ Graduate Secretary
Stimulus funding earns beefs, bouquets - David Scoones comments
The Saanich News reports local stimulus projects funded by the federal government, such as the CPR Steamship Building upgrades, have yet to launch. UVic expert Dr. David Scoones, chair of UVic Economics, comments on the broader picture. Saanich News
High School Symposium: "Piecing Together the Story of the Global Economic Crisis".
Thursday 30 Sept, noon-3pm, UVic DSB C103. All interested high-school students are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Schure
Conference: The Financial Crisis, EMU and the Stability of Currencies and the Financial System
Thursday 30 September-2 October 2010. For more information and registration...
The Economics Social Walk
The Economics Social Walk is back on Sept. 24. It begins with socializing and discussing economic issues as well as getting to know more of your peers at 6pm at the Sticky Wicket games room. To find out more about this event, please join the ECU Facebook group at "UVic 2011 Economics Course Union". Tickets begin selling at the David Strong - BEC Breezeway on Monday the 20th of September until the 23rd.
Faculty of Social Sciences Co-op
The Faculty of Social Sciences is now taking applications for Social Sciences Co-op. Application Deadline is the 15th September. Applications and information is available in SSM A204 or BEC 320 for Economics Students.
Faculty of Social Sciences on YouTube and Facebook
The Faculty of Social Sciences now has a presence on Facebook: search for University of Victoria - Faculty of Social Sciences. You'll need a login to access it, but you're certainly welcome to visit. The YouTube channel is open to everyone; no login required!
CANCELLED - First Annual Economics Alumni Network PICNIC IN THE PARK & SOCCER SHOWDOWN
The First Annual Alumni Network Picnic in the Park & Soccer Showdown on Saturday, July 17th, 2 to 5 pm at Beacon Hill Park - North Field (across from the Beacon Drive-in) has now been cancelled.
Report "HST and You"
The Times Colonist has launched a front-page series today on the "HST and You." The front page and subsequent two-page spread includes prominent comment from UVic economist Dr. Herbert Schuetze. Times Colonist Page 2 Page 3
Financial Institutions Summer School: June 17-21 2010
The Department of Economics is offering a Financial Institutions Summer School titled "Financial Institutions in the 21st Century" starting June 17th. Applications for admission are evaluated on a rolling basis and must be submitted by JUNE 5th 2010 deadline to FISS2010@uvic.ca
Department of Economics Graduation Celebration!
The Economics Department and the UVic Economics Alumni Network are co-hosting an informal drop-in celebration on Tuesday, June 15th between 11:30-1:30pm in BEC 311 (following the convocation ceremony) for our undergraduate and graduate students who will convocate that morning. All Alumni and Graduating Students are invited to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Report predicts labour shortage
With the effects of the financial crisis subsiding, Vancouver Island could be facing a labour shortage in four years, a new government report suggests. UVic labour economist Dr. Herbert Schuetze provides comment. Times Colonist
New Course in Summer 2010 - Political Economy of Financial Turmoil in Europe, ECON 485A, CRN 31537
The Department of Political Science is offering a course this summer, cross-listed as ECON 485A, "Political Economy of Financial Turmoil in Europe", taught by Dr. David Howarth, Jean Monnet Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh. The course will be offered in Part of Term 3 (July 5-Aug 20). Check the class schedule and register now!
Provincial Economics in BC - Ralph Sultan, MLA for West Vancouver-CapilanoEconomics students are invited to hear Ralph Sultan, MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano discuss Provincial Economics in BC. Presentation will be Thursday, 1st April, 1:30-2:20pm in MAC A144. For more information please see Flyer.
Distinguished Alumni Awards - Ms Tracy Redies UVic Economics Alumna Ms Tracy Redies, CEO and President of Coast Capital Savings, was honoured by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, February 3 at the University of Victoria. Dr Peter Keller (Dean of Social Sciences), Dr David Scoones (Chair of Economics), and Jennifer Davison (Chair of the Economics Alumni Network) were also there to share in the celebration. Congratulations Tracy!
Need help with your Economics Course?
The ECU (Economic Course Union) Tutor Centre is now up and running for free tutoring help. Volunteers will be available to tutor from Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 in BEC 311 (the Economic's reading room). For more information regarding Economic Tutors please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2013-05-29 - Lecture/Seminar - Brown Bag Seminar - Daniel Rondeau
- 2013-06-12 - Lecture/Seminar - Brown Bag Seminar - Carl Mosk
- View all events on the UVic Economics calendar