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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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Research chairs

Occupy Wallstreet protest

“Comment mesure-t-on la plutonomie?”

Ces politiques ont transformé nos économies nationales en plutonomies, des économies où une partie de plus en plus importante des revenus et de la richesse est entre les mains d’une petite minorité. Le ruissellement de la prospérité n’a pas eu lieu. (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
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 9005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

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 that during the Covid-19 pandemic our services and our personnel are also available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and collaboration.