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Research at the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics offers several challenging academic programs and is home to a vibrant group of professors whose research touches on a wide range of issues.

Research at the School of Economics

The Department of Economics has a dynamic group of professors and graduate students who are actively engaged in research. They carry out empirical as well as theoretical research in several fields of economics, among which are development economics, environmental and resource economics, health economics, industrial organization, labour economics, macroeconomics, and political economy. Through its active series of workshops, internal and external seminars, the Department offers opportunities for professors, graduate students, and scholars from around the world to present and discuss their research ideas and findings.

Protest in Quebec

“Is maintaining low tuition fees regressive?”

Paul Makdissi, attempts to answer the question: is maintaining low tuition fees regressive, in other words, does it increase inequalities in Quebec? Using statistical models, professor Makdissi demonstrates that the Robin Hood argument put forth by the supporters of increased tuition fees does not reflect the reality of Quebec. (Available in French).
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Occupy Wallstreet protest

"How do you measure plutonomy?"

These policies have transformed our national economies into plutonomies, where an ever-increasing share of income and wealth is in the hands of a small minority. The trickle-down effect of prosperity has failed to materialize. (Available in French).
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uOttawa campus

Economics research laboratory

The lab brings together faculty members and graduate students doing research in applied microeconomics in Ottawa, Canada. We are based at the Ottawa-Carleton Graduate School of Economics, which spans Ottawa's two major universities: Carleton University and University of Ottawa.
Ottawa Applied Microeconomics Lab

Contact us

Department of Economics

Faculty of Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building
120 University Private, Room 9005
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
Canada (map)

Tel.: 613-562-5753

[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


Please note our services and our personnel are available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings will be open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.