Study why people and governments behave the way they do, and how they make choices in a world where resources are limited.
Economics focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. During your studies, you will explore questions like:
- Why are some countries richer than others?
- Why has income disparity been growing in recent years?
- Why do some companies succeed while others fail?
- Should health care be provided by the government or by the private sector?
- Are tuition fees too high?
Why choose the Department of Economics
The Department’s specialty is to educate you to move beyond ready-made ideas. We help you build academic and professional credibility by teaching you solid statistical and analytical skills. You will be prepared to work in a variety of sectors including public policy, international trade, business, banking and finance, consulting, research, international development and advocacy.
Part of your learning experience
In your fourth year, you can carry out an off-campus research project related to Canadian economic policy in the public or non-profit sector. This experience is an opportunity to develop not only your research skills, but your team-working and project management skills as well. It’s a way to start building your network before you graduate.