Some recent news items involving faculty in the Department of Economics:
In conjunction with Newspapers Atlantic, the St FX Economics department co-hosted an economic forum titled Rural Redefined on 15 May, 2013. Featured speakers included Ben Cowan-Dewar, manager and developer of Cabot Links in Inverness; Glynn Williams of Authentic Seacoast in Guysborough; and Greg Tkacz, Chair of the Economics Department.
Professor Tkacz shared his thoughts on the 2013 federal budget with The Casket.
In June 2017, the St FX Economics department will host more than 800 economists from Canada and around the world as part of the 51st annual meeting of the Canadian Economics Association. This will be the first time that this major conference will be held at a primarily undergraduate University.
Professors Santo Dodaro and Leonard Pluta (retired) give a comprehensive overview of the Antigonish Movement in a new new book published by McGill-Queen's University Press.
Professors John Galbraith of McGill University and Greg Tkacz of St FX speak to the Globe and Mail about debit card and cheque payments during three extreme events: the Sept. 11 attacks, the 2003 blackout in Ontario and several U.S. states, and the SARS epidemic centred around Toronto in 2003.
StFX professor and Chair of the Economics Department, Dr. Joe Amoako-Tuffour, has been invited to join experts in a conference in South Sudan this October to deliberate on the management of the country’s oil resources.
Dr. Tkacz is the recipient of two SSHRC grants, totaling almost $45,000. The first, a Standard Research Grant, and the second, an Insight Development Grant, will look at the research agendas, "Short-run macroeconomic forecasting" and "How should monetary policy respond to financial stress?" respectively.