News and Events


Economic Outlook 2018: The Road Ahead: Growth, Trade and Jobs.

   Join us Thursday November 9, 2017 for Economic Outlook 2018. Our panel features keynote speaker Beata Caranci (TD Bank), preceded by a reception and the poster session Waterloo Region in Perspective.
More information will be posted soon.  


Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis   


Upcoming workshops:

11th Annual Bayesian Econometrics Workshop July 3-4, 2017, Melbourne
9th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop: Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Next Recession, June 23-24, Waterloo
8th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop, May 18-19, 2017, Rimini
3rd Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market: Spatial Dimensions of Inequality, March 30-31, 2017, Mannheim
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Economic Outlook 2017: Is the glass half full or half empty?    November 17, 2016

Join us Thursday November 17 at the CIGI Auditorium (6:30-8:00pm), with keynote speaker Beata Caranci (TD Bank) and panelists Tony LaMantia (Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation) and David Johnson (Wilfrid Laurier University). Details coming soon.


Understanding Low Income: A Profile of Seniors
May 18, 2016

Presented by Employment and Social Development Canada, LCERPA Director Tammy Schirle will be presenting her research on seniors in low income in a Webinar on May 18, 1-2:30pm EDT. The webinar is open to the public.
To register, or find out more, visit the website


CEA Annual Meetings    June 2-5, 2016

LCERPA members are actively involved in organizing sessions at the Canadian Economics Association's Annual Meetings. Members work with the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, the Canadian Labour Economics Forum, the Canadian Health Economics Study Group, the Canadian Women Economists Network, the Canadian Development Economics Study group, and more.
Find our members on the conference program at the CEAs.


RCEF 2016 Innovation, Growth, Governance and Development
September 16-18, 2016 in Waterloo.

The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) is a biennial international meeting assembling a group of leading economists to present and discuss their work at the cutting edge of economic research.
For more information, see the call for papers.


Nothing Rhymes with Ecofiscal - Chris Ragan
March 8, 2016

The Lazaridis School Economist-in-Residence Speaker Series presents Christopher Ragan (McGill University), Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission.
Find out more here


Graduate Student Colloquium: Europe 2020 and Beyond
May 5-6, 2016 *CANCELLED*

The Viessmann European Research Centre is hosting a two day graduate student colloquium that focuses on innovative governance, migration and EU-Canada relations. Supported by LCERPA, the event takes place at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo.
Find out more by visiting the website


Climate Change Canada Conference
February 18-20

This two day event brings together scholars, policy experts, practitioners and students to take stock of Canada’s existing climate policies and to discuss future policy options in light of an evolving political and policy landscape.
Find out more by visiting the conference website


Laurier Economics Conference: Optimistic or Pessimistic?
February 6, 2016.

LCERPA is proud to support the Laurier Economics Club Conference: Optimistic or Pessimistic? , the first annual conference organized by the Laurier Economics Club.
Find out more by visiting the the Laurier Economics Club
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Economist-in-Residence Speaker Series

The Lazaridis School welcomes Dr. Jeffry Frieden, Professor of Government, Harvard University, as our 2015 Economist-in-Residence. Dr. Frieden will visit Tuesday November 10th, 2015.
Find more information about the Economist-in-Residence and this event here..


Economic Outlook 2016

LCERPA presents Economic Outlook 2015, featuring keynote speakers Derek Burleton (VP and Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group) and Dr. Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University).
Join us Tuesday November 10th, 2015, 6:30pm at the CIGI Auditorium in Waterloo.
Find more information about the event here..



Think Like a Canadian Economist

In cooperation with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), LCERPA launches the TLCE video series on September 9. Learn about the Canadian economy and policy, from the perspective of Canadian economists.
For more information, visit the TLCE website here.



WLU Economics Undergraduate Research Symposium - April 29, 2015

Laurier's Economics Department is holding an Undergraduate Research Symposium, offering an opportunity for our students to showcase the research skills and knowledge they acquired while completing their degree at Laurier. The LCERPA Undergraduate Research Award will be presented at the Symposium.
For more information, please visit LCERPA's page for undergraduate students here.


Gender Wage Gap Workshop - April 17, 2015

LCERPA presents the Gender Wage Gap Workshop, held April 17, 2015 at the University of Guelph.
The workshop brings together academics and policy makers to explore various challenges related to gender equity in the labour market. For more information, please visit the workshop website here.
Posted April 2015


LCERPA, the Veissman Centre , and Laurier's School of Business and Economics are pleased to have Carolyn Wilkins as our Economist-in-Residence. She will be speaking on "Money in a Digital World" at Laurier on November 13, 2014.


LCERPA presents Economic Outlook 2015

Can tech and manufacturing sectors in Waterloo Region survive growing foreign competition?
Craig Alexander (TD Bank Financial Group) and panelists Christos Shiamptanis (Laurier Economics) and Janette MacDonald (City of Kitchener and WRCERG) offer their insights November 6, 2014.
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LCERPA partners with Waterloo Region Collaborative Economic Research Group

WRCERG provides reliable and consistent economic information related to the Waterloo region.
LCERPA hosts the region's data at

Posted July 2014

Past News and Events

If you are looking for previously posted news and events information and can't find it here, please contact us.

Economic Outlook 2015 - The annual event in Kitchener-Waterloo will be held November 6, 2014. Save the date and check back with us for details here closer to the event date.

LCERPA presented the International Symposium on Aviation Security: Design, governance, performance, financing and policy. The symposium was held in Toronto, May 8-9, 2014. Please visit the ISAS symposium website for more information here.