Western University EconomicsWestern Social Science
  • Professor Lance Lochner

  • October 28-29, 2016

  • Professor and Chair Audra Bowlus

  • Stephen A. Jarislowsky

  • Professor Emeritus Ron Wonnacott


Paul Boothe, Honors BA Economics 1976

Paul Boothe, Managing Director for the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is being named to the Order of Canada in recognition for his contributions to shaping federal and provincial economic and fiscal policy as an academic and as a senior public servant. He recently retired as Director of Western University's Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Ivey Business School. He was also former Deputy Minister of Envirnoment Canada. Paul is a Western Alumnus, Honors BA Economics 1976.

Lance Lochner Named as Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Human Capital and Inequality

On December 2, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, announced that Lance Lochner was among 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at postsecondary institutions across the country contributing cutting-edge research.  Lochner’s current work on student loans affecting the success of students, the choice of major, and the equity of education will move his research beyond the theoretical, quantifying the issues and determining how important concerns may be.  (See Western Social Science News and Updates.)

Kevin H. Burley Economics Scholarship

At Western Economics' 50th Anniversary celebration on October 29, 2016, Chair Audra Bowlus announced that The Burley Family had generously donated a gift of $125,000 to Western Economics to endow an undergraduate scholarship.  The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating student who has accepted an offer of admission to a top UK or US graduate program in economics.  The gift honours the memory of Kevin H. Burley, a former Professor in Economics.

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