Corey Van de Waal

Q: Where did you go to school?

A: I completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees here at the University of Waterloo.

Q: What area of study in economics do you specialize in?

A: I specialize in the Economics of Sport and Microeconomic Theory.

Q: What research are you currently working on?

A: I am currently working on a textbook entitled Economics and the Sports Industry: Theory and Applications for Kendall-Hunt publishing which is due for release in 2021.

Q: Why economics? What is your favorite thing about it?

A: What could be better than discussing a system of models that can roughly predict human economic behavior by describing the incentives and motivations that drive humankind to make their economic choices? I guess video games are better…but nobody is paying me to play video games.

Q: How long have you been teaching at uWaterloo?

A: I have been teaching economics at UW since 2006.

Q: What classes do you teach?

A:  To date, I have taught ECON 101, ECON 201, ECON 241, ECON 254, ECON 290, ECON 301, ECON 344, ECON 472, and PS 626.

Q: Do you have any special or interesting talents?

A: I like to draw, write, and sing but I’m not particularly talented at any of them.

Q: Any piece of advice you would like to give to current economics students?

A: My advice to students would be to enjoy all of your experiences at UW. A balance of school work and life experiences is paramount to your success. Also, remember that there is no wisdom in mental, emotional, or physical solitude. If things ever become difficult – and they will – reach out to a family member, friend, or professional that you can trust.

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