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  • Professor Jean-Marie Dufour wins Prix du Quebec and receives the Order of Canada (November 2008)


From Research to Policy: President Obama’s new focus on the long-term unemployed relies on research by Kory Kraft (Toronto), Fabian Lange (McGill), Matthew J. Notowidigdo (Chicago) "

Duration Dependence And Labor Market Conditions: Evidence From A Field Experiment".  President Obama cites this research in The New York Times video broadcast at 8.15 minute (January 31, 2014); this topic was also highlighted in The Toronto Star

Les entreprises américaines écartent les candidatures des chômeurs de plus de six mois. Barack Obama les invite à revoir leur politique d'embauche.  Aux Etats-Unis, le piège du chômage de longue durée

Principal's Prize for MacKenzie

Ken MacKenzie, who earlier this year won the Faculty of Arts Fieldhouse Award for teaching (see below), has made it a distinguished double by also winning the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty Lecturer category. The Prize will be awarded at this fall's Convocation. All his colleagues join in congratulating Ken on this remarkable and wholly deserved sweep.

Fieldhouse for MacKenzie

Faculty Lecturer Kenneth MacKenzie ("KMack" to the literally thousands of students he has taught since joining the Department in 1982) has won the 2012 Faculty of Arts' Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching. He joins Professor Chris Ragan (2007) as the only other Department winner of the award. As the Department's letter nominating Professor MacKenzie said: "Ken MacKenzie teaches high-enrolment required courses in difficult subjects (statistics and econometrics) that are far from universally loved by students and yet he receives virtually unanimous praise from students, year after year after year. His unfailing kindess, consideration, diligence, humour and skill on the bagpipes are legendary to generations of McGill Economics students."