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A rational understanding of the world

Studying economics provides students with the structures, information and problem-solving skills to advance their understanding of our economy and society. Economics forces are pervasive in our lives, from the decisions we make as households to those made by government, non-governmental institutions and firms.

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New publication on freeze-out mergers

Congratulations to Drs. Elif and Mehmet Dalkir, whose paper entitled, “Freeze-out Mergers” has been accepted by the Review of Financial Studies, a prestigious journal ranked second among finance journals globally.

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What I learned about Eastern European democracy from Lithuania’s youth

The term transition economies is what we now use to describe Eastern European countries that, until 1991, were under the grip of the Soviet Union before moving away from a centrally planned and Communist economic system.

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Dr. Philip Leonard wins Vanderkamp Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Leonard who recently won the 2017 Vanderkamp Prize for the Best Article in 2017 in the Canadian Public Policy Journal, entitled "Do School Junk Food Bans Improve Student Health? Evidence from Canada.”

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Mixed reaction in NB pot deal

Michael Farnworth, undergraduate director of the Department of Economics, discusses the economic impact of a deal between the province of New Brunswick and a third marijuana producer.

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Dollar tally of construction permits can be deceptive, economist says

CBC interviewed UNB economist Herb Emery on the value of construction permits.

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