Economics

economics students at the Agnes

The prevalence of poorly designed or executed policies and projects is no secret to practitioners. From water supply programs that fail to counter waterborne disease, to education programs that have little impact on student success, ineffective projects and policies are a major problem in social programs, public policy, and international development, and a barrier to achieving poverty reduction and sustainable development targets.

On Wednesday, August 23, 21 teams competed for seed funding for their innovative start-ups at the Dunin-Desphande Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Pitch Competition. Arts and Science students were among seven of the 21 teams competing.

The Queen’s Economics Department has recently launched an exciting new course series for Certified Professional Impact Analysts (CPIA). It is no longer enough to implement a project; organizations are increasingly required to provide evidence of impact.  

Qeueen's students emerge victorious from 550 applicants, winning $125k to continue developing technology which enhances detection of melamine in milk power and reduces the need for complex lab tests.

Following an already busy year filled with launching new initiatives, an additional two new plans are being introduced by the Faculty of Arts and Science for the 2017-18 academic year, just in time for plan selection for first-year students. The two new plans are a Politics-Philosophy-Economics Specialization and a major in Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Politics-Philosophy-Economics Specialization

Faculty and students from Queen's Economics Department have swept the top prizes given out by the Canadian Journal of Economics.

This year's list of Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award Recipients was announced.

Andrea Craig Queen's University Economics NewsAndrea Craig, a doctoral student in the Department of Economics at Queen’s, has been invited to attend the prestigious Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany.