Economics

Study finds Queen’s generated $1.67 billion for Kingston

A new report released February 2021 has found Queen’s is responsible for generating $1.67 billion in economic and social benefits for Kingston—11 per cent of the region’s GDP—and one in 10 jobs in the city.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What’s the tea with GDP?

If you were to represent Canada’s economy with one number, it would be approximately 1.712 trillion.Continue...

Millennials aren’t stingy, they’re saving for the future

Saving money used to be regarded as a smart practice.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Why the 2008 US financial crisis impacted the world

When the United States financial system crashed more than a decade ago, its impact wasn’t contained to the domestic economy. It was felt worldwide.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What I learned at an economics conference

As if I didn’t get my fill of economics during the school year as an Economics student and one of the authors of The Lazy Economist column, in May, I attended an Economics for Journalists conference run by the Fraser Institute.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How insurance companies work

Insurance can be a mysterious part of adult life.Continue...

Visiting campus, Scarborough MPP criticizes conservatives’ economic outlook report

Former Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter said provincial cuts have a price in a visit to campus on Monday with former Kingston MPP Sophia Kiwala.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What you need to know about stock shorting

If all you took away from the movie The Big Short was an image of Margot Robbie in a bathtub, you're not alone.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Carbon tax versus cap and trade

It’s hard to look at the news and miss the discussion on carbon pricing.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: How do banks really make money?

Even though I study economics, I didn’t fully understand how banks made money until I came across the explanation in my Macroeconomics textbook last year.Continue...

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