|Faculty:||Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
|Description:||Economists are concerned with how a society manages, produces and distributes its wealth, both material and immaterial. The material aspects contributing to well-being include income, housing, food, water, environment and transportation, while the immaterial aspects include health, happiness, beauty and social cohesion. In a nutshell, economists are concerned with the conditions that contribute to a society's well-being. Economic issues affect everyone, but there are also personal reasons for studying economics: it allows you to develop analytical and abstract skills, and helps you to evaluate the costs and benefits associated with any action.
The Department of Economics offers two programs: The MA in Economics and the MA in Economics and Finance. The MA in Economics is a course-based program consisting of at least 27 including an independent research project. The MA in Economics and Finance, offered collaboratively with the Department of Finance and Management Science of the School of Business is also a course-based program requiring 42 including an independent research project.
|Areas of Research:||Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Health Economics; Industrial Organization and Law Economics; International and Development Economics; Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics; Monetary and Financial Economics; Pacific Rim Economics; Public Finance and Labour Economics; Transportation, Urban and Regional Economics.