Department of Economics

Department of Economics

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Welcome

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University is a research-intensive academic unit that houses the Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics (CMFE) and offers a Ph.D. program in economics jointly with its counterpart at the University of Ottawa, an M.A. program in economics with an optional concentration in financial economics or an optional collaborative specialization in data science or African studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics, and a diverse set of undergraduate degree programs including B.A. Honours in Economics or Applied Economics with various optional concentrations, B.A. Honours in Economics with Specialization in Quantitative and Mathematical Economics, B.A. Combined Honours in Economics or Applied Economics and one of numerous other disciplines, and B.G.In.S. Honours with Specialization in International Economic Policy or Global Development.

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Professor Vivek Dehejia comments on Indian P.M. Modi’s first six months in power

“Vivek Dehejia, a Carleton University economist currently based in Mumbai, observed after Mr. Modi’s first six months in power that India’s new leader was more like Stephen Harper than Margaret Thatcher. The BJP still is relatively new to power. Voters historically have favoured the Indian... More

Friday, February 27th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor Frances Woolley comments on importance of data from census vs. private sources

“But hospital records only capture those who go to the hospital, and information held by private companies doesn’t tend to be made available to ‘academic troublemakers’ who do not endear themselves to firms, as Frances Woolley, an economist with Carleton University, points out. Census data... More

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor Frances Woolley on Tax-Free Savings Accounts and small government

Frances Woolley, “How TFSAs fit Harper’s vision of small government,” The Globe and Mail online at www.theglobeandmail.com.... More

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Adjunct Research Professor Åke Blomqvist on health-care competition, choice, and coverage

Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby, “More competition, choice and coverage: provinces are lagging on reform; they need to rethink how services are balanced and financed,” The Globe and Mail, p. A15 and online at www.theglobeandmail.com.... More

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Professor Dehejia comments on lack of coordination among central banks

“‘It is not so much a currency war, or anything malicious, but the mere fact of lack of coordination among major central banks, which has bedevilled the system since the breakdown of Bretton Woods,’ Vivek Dehejia, an economics professor at Carleton University, told me by email. ‘So we... More

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Adjunct Research Professor Åke Blomqvist on medical specialist oversupply paradox

Åke Blomqvist, Colin Busby, and Aaron Jacobs, “Dealing with an oversupply of medical specialists,” National Post, p. A9 and online at www.nationalpost.com.... More

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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