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Professor Rahul Deb wins Polanyi Prize
Rahul Deb, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at UTM, has won the 2014 Polanyi Prize in Economics. Rahul was recognized for developing a theory that is used to determine whether firms involved in competitive bids for business are genuinely competing, or whether they are... Read more


The Department of Economics at the University of Toronto ranks among the top economics departments internationally. The teaching and research of its 68 faculty members span a wide range of fields and cover theory, applied data analysis, and econometric methodology. Around 15 PhD students, 60 MA students, and 20 MFE students enter our programs each year, and the department has over 1,800 undergraduates, with an additional 800 undergraduates at the Mississauga campus. Collaborative programs with the Rotman School of Management, the Faculty of Law, the Centre for the Environment, and Dynamics of Global Change allow students to undertake interdisciplinary studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Upcoming Seminars

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Youngki Shin (Western of Ontario), "Structural Change in Sparsity" (joint with Sokbae Lee, Yuan Liao and Myung Hwan Seo). 14:00–15:20, Max Gluskin House, room 106. Organized by Ismael Mourifi√© and Yuanyuan Wan
Matthieu Chemin (McGill), "Informal Groups and Health Insurance Take-up: Evidence from a Field Experiment". 15:40–17:00, Max Gluskin House, room 106. Organized by Gustavo Bobonis and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro


Gustavo Bobonis (University of Toronto), "Dishonest, Corruptible, but Competent Politicians" (joint with Rainer Schwabe and Xin Zhao). 13:10–14:00, Max Gluskin House, room 106. Organized by Colin Stewart
Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona), "Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D" (joint with Christina M. Dalton and Robert Town). 16:10–17:30, Rotman, room 1010. Organized by Jim Campbell and Junichi Suzuki

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