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John Loxley teaching

John Loxley, ‘Canada’s economist answer to Robin Hood,’ has died

July 31, 2020 — 
His great personality and intellect will be missed.

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Chauntel Dyck standing in a field.

Faculty of Arts

Meet the 2020 Faculty of Arts Gold Medal Recipients

June 26, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Arts is pleased to present the 2020 academic medal winners. Their achievements are recognized in the Spring 2020 virtual convocation ceremony.

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New paper sheds light on how Canadians are working right now

June 1, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba economists have completed a empirical analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian workplace.

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Dr. Michael Benarroch is the 12th president of the University of Manitoba

Life in a post-COVID-19 world

May 6, 2020 — 
Dr. Michael Benarroch was interviewed by Martin Cash of the Winnipeg Free Press about what he thinks life (and especially the economy) might look like in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Economy after pandemic will be different, say experts

May 5, 2020 — 
A UM finance prof and an economist have weighed in on how the economy and business sector will look like post-pandemic, and agree that it will definitely be different.

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The Manitoba Legislative Building in winter. // Image from the Legislative Assembly/Facebook.

Faculty of Arts

CBC: Rowing against the tide of history: Pallister’s pandemic response could do lasting damage to Manitoba economy

April 27, 2020 — 
Wherever and whenever it has been tried, austerity has failed as an economic strategy, say U of M professors

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Canadian money

CERB proves it’s time for basic income, says economist

April 23, 2020 — 
A UM economist says that government assistance for people whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic shows that it may be time for universal basic income.

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Manitoba Legislature

Op-ed: Manitoba government’s austerity during COVID-19 is creating, not solving, problems

April 22, 2020 — 
'The provincial response appears to be moving from lacklustre to straight-up counterproductive' economists argue.

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Squeezing a wallet

This is not the time for austerity, says Asper prof

April 19, 2020 — 
In an editorial on CBC News, Dr. Shiu-Yik Au, assistant professor of finance at the UM Asper School of Business, says that a pandemic is not the time to introduce austerity measures.

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Manitoba Legislature Building, Winnipeg.

Feds won’t buy Pallister’s EI plan, says UM economist

April 16, 2020 — 
UM labour specialist and economist Dr. Wayne Simpson is one of several experts who are doubtful that the federal government would agree to such a plan.

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