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Supporting our Students
In conjunction with our 55th anniversary, we are launching the Economics Student Leadership Fund which goes to support student initiatives, enrich educational experiences, and create transformative learning opportunities.
2020 Year in Review
As we celebrate the start of the new year and a new semester, the Department of Economics looks back at some of the highlights of 2020.
SFU Economics was first established as the Department of Economics and Commerce when the University opened in 1965. Since then, the Department has adapted, grown and flourished.
Since 2000, SFU Economics has held strong on its ranking as one of the top three economics departments in Canada and among the top 100 globally.
SOCIAL DATA ANALYTICS MINOR
2020 saw the launch of the new social data analytics (SDA) minor, jointly organized by the Departments of Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy and Political Science.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Professor Krishna Pendakur and associate professor Chris Bidner whose projects have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants for 2020.
RESEARCH AND SEMINARS
COVID-19 RELATED RESEARCH
- Face Masks, Public Policies and Slowing the Spread of COVID-19: Evidence from Canada
By professor Alexander Karaivanov, associate professor Hitoshi Shigeoka, associate professor Shih En Lu, Cong Chen, and Stephanie Pamplona
- COVID-19 in U.S. State and Federal Prisons
By assistant professor Kevin Schnepel
- Why a pandemic recession should boost asset prices (...according to standard economic theory)
By associate professor Lucas Herrenbrueck
SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT AWARDS
ECONOMICS STUDENT LEADERSHIP FUND
The Department of Economics has always strived to provide an outstanding learning experience for all Economics students. In conjunction with our 55th anniversary, we created the Economics Student Leadership Fund which goes to support student initiatives, enrich educational experiences, and create transformative learning opportunities.