While the economies of developed countries are struggling, most experts are confident they will recover over time. Those of developing countries, however, were in economic peril prior to COVID-19 – and now face a frightening and uncertain future.
With his family in India and friends scattered around the globe, Moiz Rajwani will always treasure the support he received from his Western family in his home away from home.
Western alumnus Tiff Macklem, MA’84, PhD’89 (Economics), has been named Governor of the Bank of Canada for a seven-year term, effective June 3, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced May 1.
Even though Canada lost more than a million jobs in March, the months that follow may prove even more challenging, warned Western experts.
“We were aware there was beginning to be a need – people didn’t have any. Hand sanitizer is made with high-proof alcohol. We thought, ‘Let’s see what we can do. We have a building full of alcohol – let’s do a little bit.’”
Famed Western economist Peter Howitt, along with French economist Philippe Aghion, have been named co-recipients of the 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management.
Today’s half-point cut in the Bank of Canada rate – to 1.25 per cent from 1.75 per cent – was a surprising and “aggressive” decision, a Western expert in monetary policy said Wednesday.
Starting Nov. 25, Western community members will be able to participate in a university-led academic survey, ‘Intimate partner violence and its financial costs,’ that hopes to determine the extent to which intimate-partner violence impacts survivors, perpetrators and witnesses at the university workplace.
With the appointment of Toni Gravelle, BA’88, PhD’96 (Economics), as a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Western continues its tradition of leadership at the bank, with four of the top six positions being held by alumni.
He laughs as he admits it now but before Awais Khan arrived at Western, years passed without him reading a single book – apart from Harry Potter.
Browse the diverse and entertaining bookshelves of Awais Khan, BA’08 (Economics), whose latest book, In the Company of Strangers, explores love, longing and the delicate game of deceit.
Movie piracy may be siphoning less money from the box office than some analysts suggest, a paper by a Western PhD student says. In fact, the word-of-mouth promotion generated by people who view illegal downloads could, in some cases, offset movie-house losses as the...
In Beamsville, Ont., halfway along the highway between Hamilton and Niagara-on-the-Lake, you can spot a light blue and white barn tucked away on a side road.
Western economist Jim MacGee has been appointed the Bank of Canada’s new Managing Director of Economic and Financial Research for a two-year term, beginning Jan. 2, 2019.
A new economic model developed at Western calculates the cost of reallocating working‐age Canadians (20-64 years old) from one industry to another and shows that an unwillingness by many to relocate or change careers hurts the economy and leads to high unemployment regionally and nationally.
Western is mourning the passing of former Chancellor Grant Reuber, BA’50, LLD’85, who served the university in multiple capacities, including as head of Economics and Sociology, the first dean of the Faculty of Social Science, as Provost & Vice-President...
Statistical agencies and government bodies have significantly undervalued women’s contribution to the economy, according to Western researchers. The previous methods economists used to determine human capital – the combined measure of an individual’s skills,...
Economics professor Stephen D. Williamson has been named a 2018 recipient of The Bank of Canada’s Fellowship Award.
Pete McLeod Pete McLeod, BA’07 (Economics), cannot remember a time when he wasn’t flying while growing up in Red Lake, Ont. The 33-year old Londoner is an accomplished bush pilot, had his pilot’s license at 16, pursued aerial aerobatics at 18, and earned his...
Ashraf El Damatty can think of no better motivator than when the 2017 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects tapped Western’s Department of Civil Engineering No. 1 in Canada and No. 12 globally. “I feel very proud of my department, my faculty and staff...