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2010 | 2009


2010

December 2010

The Department of Economics would like to announce that we have moved locations. Formerly located on the 6th Floor of Lockhart Hall on the Main Campus, the Department of Economics has joined the Department of Business Administration, Continuing Education and the Plug In Gallery as tenants in the new John and Bonnie Buhler Building on Portage Avenue (460 Portage Avenue), the former site of the United Army Surplus store. The Department of Economics is located on the 4th Floor.

November 2010

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that two new Experimental courses have been approved by the University Curriculum Committee. The courses, which will be offered in the Fall/Winter term of 2011-2012 are as follows:
  • ECON-3115 (3) Gender and the Economy
  • ECON-1201 (3) Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business

October 2010

Department Research Highlighted (Professors Manish Pandey and James Townsend)

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The Department of Economics on behalf of the Faculty of Business and Economics wishes to announce that it has entered into discussions with CFA Winnipeg about possible partnerships. The partnership could include assistance in finding internships for students, as well as support for students who wish to enter Finance based case competitions with other Universities. The Economics and Finance program at the University of Winnipeg (EFIN), which can be taken as a BA or a BBA, provides a solid foundation for students wishing to qualify for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation, which is the most sought after designation for individuals who wish to work in the Investment Industry.
Details regarding the proposed partnership will be posted as they become available. (See Information below regarding the CFA Program.)

The CFA Program

The CFA Program is a graduate-level self-study program that combines a broad-based curriculum of investment principles with professional conduct requirements. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of investment specialties that apply in every market all over the world.
To earn a CFA charter, you study for three exams (Levels I, II, III) using an assigned curriculum. If you pass all three exams and meet the professional and ethical requirements, you can become a regular member of CFA Institute, or “charterholder.”
You can take as long as you need to complete the program, and there is no limit to the number of times you can take each exam. The curriculum changes each year to reflect the dynamic nature and complexity of the global investment profession.
Investment industry employers and media around the world recognize the CFA designation as the gold standard of professional excellence. Completing the CFA Program places you in elite company, confirming your mastery of the program’s rigorous curriculum and your commitment to the formidable challenge of passing all three exam levels.
The CFA Program reflects a broad Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) developed and continuously updated by active practitioners to ensure that charterholders possess knowledge grounded in the real world of today’s global investment industry. Unlike many postgraduate programs, the self-directed study format allows you to continue working while you progress.
 

June 2010

New Scholarships and Awards for Economics and Economics & Finance students

New Experimental Course in Government Policy to be offered Winter 2011 term.

The Department of Economics wishes to announce the addition of a new experimental course, 
ECON-3311 Government Policy Toward Business.  The course may of interest to students in the Economics and Finance (EFIN) program,   BBA or BA  students, or students from related disciplines, looking for an elective that examines a number of government policy areas as they affect business

New Experimental Course in Microfinance to be offered Fall 2010 term.

The Department of Economics wishes to announce the addition of a new experimental course, 
ECON-3120 Microfinance in Theory and Practice. The course is designed to be accessible to a wide variety of students interested in learning more about this interesting development strategy, both in theory and practice.

April 2010  

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Ms. Amrita RayChaudhuri will be joining the Department on July 1st, 2010. Ms. RayChaudhuri comes to the Department from the Netherlands, where she was an Assistant Professor at TILEC and CentER, Tilburg University. Ms. RayChaudhuri's primary research interests include Industrial Organization, International Economics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Computational Economics and Pubic Policy. Amrita will be teaching courses in International Economics, Mathematical Economics as well as other courses related to her training.

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Mr. Mati Dubrovinsky will be joining the Department on July 1st, 2010. Mr. Dubrovinsky comes to the Department from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia where he is completing his Ph.D. in Strategy and Business Economics. Mati's primary research interests include Industrial Organization, Corporate Finance, and Health Economics. He will be teaching courses in Applied Microeconomics and Finance as well as other course related to his training.

March 2010  

The Department of Economics of the University of Winnipeg wishes to announce that it has successfully completed its search for a new tenure track probationary appointment.
The successful candidate will be announced shortly. On behalf of the Department of Economics, the Department Personnel Committee would like to thank the many strong  candidates who applied for the position. We encourage unsuccessful candidates to apply for future openings  should the advertised positions match their interests and abilities.

2010

The Department of Economics would like to make High School students who might be interested in pursuing an Economics degree at the University of Winnipeg aware of a new access course introduced by the Mathematics Department at the University of Winnipeg.

The course MATH-0040 Pre-Calculus for University Access is designed to provide the necessary mathematical background in Pre-Calculus for High School students, lacking this prerequisite. Once this course is taken, then students interested in Economics can take Intro Statistics and Intro Calculus, which are required courses for a number of degree programs in Economics, including the Economics and Finance program.

New program in Economics and Finance approved by Senate

The Department of Economics wishes to announce that a new program in Economics and Finance
has been approved by the Senate of the University of Winnipeg. The umbrella program will draw on the strengths of the Economics and Business Departments here at the University of Winnipeg, and will provide a solid foundation in Economics and Finance. Several new courses in finance have also been approved, specifically, Advanced Corporate Finance, Investments, and Options, Futures and Derivatives. Students have the option of pursuing a BA in Economics and Finance or a BBA in Economics in Finance. The program structure will be included in the 2010-2011 University Calendar. Any questions regarding the program can be addressed to the Chair, P. Cyrenne (e-mail) or phone (204) 786-9228.

Revamped BA 4 year (Economics) degree approved by Senate.

The Department of Economics wishes to announce that a revamped BA 4 year (Economics) degree program has been approved by the Senate of the University of Winnipeg. The revised program features a core set of Economics courses (18 credit hours) and the option of course selection from two areas of concentration (which requires an additional 30 credit hours of coursework) . The areas of concentration include; Public Policy, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Financial Markets, Political Economy and Pre-Honours. Each concentration area requires the completion of 15 credit hours from a well defined list of Economics courses. Students are also encouraged to supplement their Economics courses with courses in other Departments related to these areas of concentration. Students also have the option of the pursing a General BA 4 year (Economics) degree.
These changes will allow students to acquire a high level expertise in a number of areas of interest.
The new program will be included in the 2010-2011 University Calendar. Any questions regarding the program can be addressed to the Chair, P. Cyrenne (e-mail) or phone (204) 786-9228.


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2009


June 2009

Department of Economics welcomes new faculty member.

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Ms. Haifeng Chen joined our Department on August 1st, 2009. Ms. Chen comes to the Department from the Asper School at the University of Manitoba where she is completing her PhD in Finance. She will be teaching Corporate Finance as well as a number of other courses in the Department of Economics.

Department of Economics proposes a new program in Economics and Finance

The Department of Economics wishes to announce that it has submitted a proposal for a new program in Economics and Finance to the University of Winnipeg Curriculum Committee for approval. The umbrella program will draw on the strengths of the Economics and Business Departments here at the University of Winnipeg, and will provide a solid foundation in Economics and Finance. Several new courses are proposed to provide students with a strong education in Finance and Financial Economics, including courses in Advanced Corporate Finance, Investments, and Options, Futures and Derivatives. Students will have the option of pursuing a BA in Economics and Finance or a BBA in Economics in Finance. Any questions regarding the program can be addressed to the Chair, P. Cyrenne (e-mail) or phone (204) 786-9228.

Department of Economics proposes a revamped BA 4 year (Economics) degree.

The Department of Economics wishes to announce that it has submitted a proposal for a revamped BA 4 year (Economics) degree program to the University of Winnipeg Curriculum Committee for approval. The revised program will feature a core set of Economics courses (18 credit hours) and the choice of selecting courses from two areas of concentration (which requires an additional 30 credit hours of coursework) . The areas of concentration include; Public Policy, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Financial Markets, Political Economy and Pre-Honours. Each concentration area requires the completion of 15 credit hours from a well defined list of Economics courses. Students are also encouraged to supplement their Economics courses with courses in other Departments related to these areas of concentration. Students also have the option of the pursing a General BA 4 year (Economics) degree.

These changes will allow students to acquire a high level expertise in a number of areas of interest. Any questions regarding the program can be addressed to the Chair, P. Cyrenne (e-mail) or phone (204) 786-9228.

The Faculty of Business and Economics in the News - September 25, 2008 The Winnipeg Sun published its Third Edition of Manitoba Profiles in Business Excellence which featured The University of Winnipeg Faculty of Business and Economics.  To read the article click here

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