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Winner of the Upjohn Institute 2021 Early Career Research Awards

Fernando Saltiel is one of the winners of the Upjohn Institute 2021 Early Career Research Awards, see https://www.upjohn.org/about/news-events/upjohn-institute-announces-2021-early-career-research-awards. The award is given to promising economists who have earned their PhD within the previous six years and who carry out policy-relevant research on labor market issues.


Welcome to Larry Epstein!

Larry G. Epstein will be joining the Department of Economics at McGill in the Summer of 2021 as full professor. His main research areas cover topics in decision theory, mathematical economics, and asset pricing, and he has written influential and widely cited articles in those areas. Prof. Epstein is Fellow of the Econometric Society (since 1989), Fellow of the Canadian Economic Association (since 2019), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (from 1994 to 1999), Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2013), and he has received the prestigious Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society and the John Rae Award of the Canadian Economics Association for Outstanding Research (both in 1994). In addition to his research work, he has also held editorial positions in numerous journals such as Econometrica and the Journal of Economic Theory.


Welcome to Fernando Saltiel! 

Dr. Fernando Saltiel joined the Department of Economics as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. He earned his BA in Economics, a Master of Public Policy (MPP), and a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. He previously held a Postdoctoral Associate position in Economics at Duke University.

Dr. Saltiel’s research interests lie at the intersection of labor, education, and development economics. Within these fields, he analyzes how cognitive and non-cognitive skills affect educational attainment and labor market outcomes in developed and developing countries, exploring the importance of firms in determining the wage structure, and understanding the impact of government policies and unexpected shocks on labor market outcomes.


Opinion: Pay out emergency benefits or subsidize wages?

Francesco Amodio's article "Opinion: Pay out emergency benefits or subsidize wages?", in the Montreal Gazette, published March 30, 2020, speaks to the COVID-19 impact on the economy and the unprecedented economic measures that are underway.


Silver for McGill's team at the 2019 Bank of Canada's Governor Challenge

The team from McGill Economics finished in the first runner-up spot in 2019 Bank of Canada’s fifth annual Governor’s Challenge that took place on Saturday, February 8, 2020. This year’s team consisted of Frédéric Aubé, Henrique Mecabô, Zacharie Quiviger, Nikoline Svendsen, Léo Tronchon, with the support of Inbar Amit, and was coached by Professors Markus Poschke and Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado. Congratulations to all concerned! The Governor’s Challenge is a competition where university students simulate the monetary policy decision-making process at the Bank of Canada by playing the role of advisors to the Governing Council. The McGill team was victorious in the first two national competitions in 2016 and 2017.

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