Economics

It’s plan selection time in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students are busy making the important decision of which area of study they wish to pursue during their time at Queen’s University.

From now until May 27, students who have completed 24 units or more must declare their plan in SOLUS. For upper-year students this may involve requesting to change their degree program.

Queen’s receives $3 million from the New Frontiers in Research Fund programs for projects pushing the frontiers of knowledge and pioneering solutions to overcome challenges brought on by the pandemic.


Queen’s researchers are developing out-of-the-box solutions to wicked problems. 


Aidan Gurung, Emily Talas, Lauren Carsen, and Gonzalo Soto

A total of 502 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Stars, including 206 undergraduate and eight graduate students from the Faculty of Arts and Science, an increase of 40 over last year in FAS. These student-athletes have achieved an 80 per cent average (3.5 GPA) or above over the past academic year and compete on a varsity team or varsity club.

The Faculty of Arts and Science celebrates 166 student-athletes as all-stars

A total of 426 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Stars, including 166 from the Faculty of Arts and Science. These student-athletes have achieved an 80 per cent average (3.5 GPA) or above over the past academic year and compete on a varsity team or varsity club.

This is a record high number and places Queen’s among the top five schools in Canada for the number of Academic All-Stars.

Researcher Christopher Cotton is one of the authors of “Building the Canadian Shield,” an approach that says a longer lockdown will save more lives and cost less economically

As we settle into the first week of the declared State of Emergency, many Ontarians are wondering what impact the restrictions will have on COVID-19 cases and our local, regional, and national economies.

The funded projects involve a range of research, including investigating the building blocks of constructing gender and race in primary education, and testing for independent experts to improve Canada’s federal transfer system.

This year, 18 researchers from across the Faculty of Arts and Science were named as recipients of Insight Grant funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). 

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.

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.