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Economics

The Department of Economics offers the following academic programs:

Knowledge

Production, distribution and consumption of goods and services; development of economic policy; regional, national and international economies; currency, banking and financial markets; historical analyses of economic events (e.g., agriculture crises, trade disputes, war); application of research methods, statistical tools and information technology; economic analysis of complex societal issues--including consumer and corporate behaviour, crime, health care, inflation, international development, natural resource management, public education, social assistance, taxation, unemployment, urban planning and wages.

Skills

Integrate theoretical and quantitative analyses; monitor and forecast economic trends; collect and analyze data using statistical techniques; evaluate and debate economic arguments; think analytically and logically; develop policy;  write detailed, well-organized reports.

Sample Courses
Government and the Economy, Monetary and Financial Crises, Economics of Sports, Health Care in Canada, Environmental Economics, Economics of Developing Countries.

Examples of Career Fields and Occupations

  • Account Manager
  • Actuary
  • Advisor (e.g., agriculture, finance, labour, transportation)
  • Assets Management
  • Bank Economist
  • Business Analyst
  • Crown Corporation Executive
  • Economic Development
  • Economist (e.g., government, non-profit, private sectors)
  • Employee Benefits
  • Financial Manager
  • Fiscal Policy Analyst
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • International Trade Advisor
  • Investment Analyst
  • Labour Relations Negotiator
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Analyst
  • Merchandiser
  • Mutual Fund Manager
  • Natural Resource Planner
  • Policy Analyst (e.g., business, environment, finance, health)
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Real Estate
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk & Insurance
  • Statistics Canada Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Trader (e.g., bank, currency, energy)
  • Urban Planning

For Further information please see the Department of Economics.