• The Ice Age in relations is here to stay: how US-China tensions are expanding from trade to everything.

    Written By: Tanya Singh The US-China trade relationship has expanded immensely after China’s reformation of its economy and liberalization in 1979.The world’s two largest economies have persevered bitter rivalry locked by a trade battle for a year now. The onset of the pandemic revealed new dynamics in the US-China trade wars, overshadowing the agreement made […]

  • Deferred Mortgage Payments: Financial Relief or Burden?

    Written By: Amit Shteyer The issue at hand With COVID-19 and the current lockdown, Canada’s economy is in a state of shock; lines to go grocery shopping, businesses going bankrupt, job losses and a negative inflation rate. Money troubles and fear obstruct the lives of consumers and businesses alike.

  • Defining Affordable Housing in Waterloo

    Written By: Natasha Kozak The rental market is no stranger to the students of Waterloo, Ontario. Everywhere you look there are “for rent” signs in windows, and major housing corporations seem to be taking over, as there seem to be more high-rise student apartment buildings than geese on UW campus. Increasing availability of student housing is […]

  • How Does COVID-19 Impact All Aspect of Life

    Written by: Irina Chen A global epidemic named coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), first appeared in China in early January. As of March 27th, the virus has infected approximately 590,000 and killed at least 27,000 people worldwide. Schools and businesses have been forced to shut down. The global economy has become unimaginably fragile in recent […]

  • Understanding ageing population and how it can impact an economy

    Written by: Hammad Mirza What is Populating Ageing? To understand ageing from a macroeconomic perspective, it is important to differentiate between the ageing of individuals and the ageing of populations. Interest in the ageing of individuals focuses on survival and longevity (i.e. life expectancy within a country), which make ageing a function solely of changes […]

  • Mechanisms of the Digital Transformation; A Cause for Policy Reform

    Written by: Mitchell Lowery In all my experience working in the field of economics (admittedly not within the same context as this article), there have been two things that have fascinated me the most. The first – which I will not discuss any further – is trade, and the second is a phenomenon known as […]

  • Single-use plastics: Do we need to ban them?

    The moment is right to discuss plastic use in Canada. Touching all corners of our lives, plastic products, most of which are used only once and thrown away, have been extremely prevalent in recent decades. The majority of this plastic waste ends up in the ocean and threatens the lives of marine creatures, costing billions […]