Who we are

The Department of Economics offers undergraduate degrees in economics, business economics, and financial and business economics, a Master’s degree in economics, and a Doctorate degree in economics. It is supported by over forty full-time faculty, ten contract faculty, and ten staff members, all of whom share a strong commitment to providing a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment.


The Department of Economics aspires to be recognized as one of the top economics departments in Canada and worldwide for its continued record of excellence in scholarship, quality education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, commitment to critical thinking and technical proficiency through traditional and innovative approaches, and public engagement at the local, national, and international levels.


The Department of Economics is committed to academic excellence and strives to provide its students with a challenging yet rewarding education in economics. Through a carefully crafted blend of theory and application courses and a rigorous analytic approach, the Department of Economics aims to create an intellectually stimulating environment in which students pursuing any of its programs

  • acquire an in-depth knowledge and a systematic understanding of economic concepts, principles, and methodologies in explaining the allocation and utilization of scarce resources among competing uses at the individual, national, and international levels;
  • acquire an in-depth knowledge and a conceptual understanding of the mathematical foundations of economic theories and of the statistical techniques employed to analyze economic data in order to test theories and produce new economic insights;
  • develop the ability to apply the core methods and tools of economic analysis to understand and solve complex problems in a variety of different settings and to study and evaluate the individual and social effects of public policies;
  • develop an appreciation of the economic dimension of broader social and political issues and the intellectual independence and ethical behaviour necessary for further study, employment, and civic involvement.


To realize its vision and mission, the Department of Economics embraces the following core values:


  • Excellence
  • Ambition
  • Leadership
  • Social impact


  • Quality
  • Student success
  • Global outreach
  • Responsiveness to evolving realities


  • Efficiency
  • Effectiveness
  • Fairness
  • Collegiality