Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity


Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity

The Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity was established to promote research and mobilize knowledge focusing on the economic significance of immigration, diversity and aging. The centre will provide a platform to researchers, policymakers, policy practitioners and business organizations to exchange ideas and conduct research on these issues in a regional, national and international context.

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Chair:

Dr. Ather H. Akbari
Professor of Economics
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia



Sobey School Dean Patricia Bradshaw. Photo provided by Progress Media.Dean’s MessageThe Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University is delighted to host the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity. At the Sobey School of Business we are committed to working collaboratively to both stimulate research that helps us understand the economics of immigration, aging and diversity but also to mobilize that scholarship in service of regional prosperity. As we all know the future of the region where the birthrate is declining and the population is aging is dependent on immigration and the leveraging of diversity to create opportunities and growth both nationally and internationally. With our strong commitment to internationalization and innovation we believe in building a strong community through independent thinking. Bringing multiple committed stakeholders together in forums such as the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity will allow insight that can stimulate new ideas and action steps that will benefit us all.

Patricia Bradshaw, PhD
Dean, Sobey School of Business