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Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole, confronting the boom and bust of the business cycle and the determinants of long-term growth and economic development. It addresses the policy choices of governments and central banks and is closely tied with monetary and financial issues. It also overlaps with international economics issues such as exchange rates and trade policy.

Econometrics

Econometrics uses statistical tools to quantify economic phenomena. It allows us to assess theoretical economic models empirically, turning abstract ideas into useful tools for economic policymaking. As such, it is fundamental to all areas of empirical economics.

Health Economics

Health economics draws together the ideas and tools of various fields of economics such as econometrics, public finance, labour market economics, and industrial organization. These are combined with sector-specific institutional knowledge to study and contribute policy advice regarding health and health care systems.

Applied Microeconomics

Applied microeconomics takes economic theories and applies them to key questions of individual behaviour and societal outcomes. Drawing on diverse sources of data, it can tackle big questions in areas such as labour markets, taxation and public spending, and industrial organization.

Kensuke Teshima (ITAM Mexico) | Job Loss and Violent Crime in Mexico

Wed, May 24, 12:30pm - 1:30pm KTH-334 Host: Shintaro Yamaguhi

May 17, 2017

Economics student spotlights healthcare challenges of working poor in national essay competition

Economics undergraduate student Elaine Guo wins national essay completion.

May 17, 2017

An AWSOME opportunity for macroeconomists

The Department of Economics to hold Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME), May 17, 2017

May 15, 2017

Economics Summer course list

Economics is all about choice and we have loads of options for Summer classes. Summer courses begin on June 19, 2017. Register today!

May 12, 2017

Kirsten Cornelson (University of Toronto) | Residential Segregation and Social Segregation by Race

Tues, May 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm KTH-334 Host: Mike Veall

May 10, 2017

Is Ontario’s youth pharmacare proposal just a symbolic gesture?

Economist Arthur Sweetman weighs in on the youth pharmacare debate in the CMAJ News (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

May 05, 2017

Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelors of Arts in Economics

The BA in Honours Economics program is a four-level program that offers the challenge of more advanced work in economics.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Economics: Specialist Option

Honours BA Specialist Option stream provides the same, solid grounding in Economics as the Honours BA stream, with a minimal but highly specific differentiation. The Specialist Option requires an additional econometrics course that is necessary preparation for econometrics courses to be taken in MA in Economics programs.

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Hons.B.A. Combined Honours in Economics and Another Subject

Economics can be combined with programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Economics and Computer Science

This program provides the students with a solid foundation in computer science and exposure to the field of economics thereby opening up major opportunities for economist with a programming background.

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Hons.B.A. Honours Economics and Mathematics

For the motivated student, the honours economics and mathematics program gives the benefits of two cultures and two distinct modes of thought: an important aspect in developing critical thinking and in today's job market.

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B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The BA in Economics program is a 3-year program designed to provide a general education, with an emphasis on the skills and knowledge required to understand the economy. Although it is not intended to prepare students for specific careers, the degree continues to be attractive to a wide range of employers.

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Minor Minor in Economics

Students enrolled in a four- or five-level program in another subject may pursue a minor in economics.

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M.A. Master of Arts in Economics

The Masters of Arts in Economics (MA) is a one-year program that provides a thorough grounding in modern economics, blending both theoretical and empirical methods. Graduates of the program normally pursue one of two career tracks. One track is immediate placement in a position as an economic analyst. Graduates regularly take up positions in a variety of public- and private-sector organizations. A second track is advanced study of economics, usually at the PhD level. Indeed, a fundamental goal of the program is to prepare students for such advanced study of economics. For this reason, the program emphasizes rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics, while enabling students to take elective courses in their areas of interest, including fields such as labour economics, health economics, public economics, industrial organization, population economics, monetary economics, international economics, and international finance.

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M.A. Masters in Economic Policy

The Masters of Economic Policy (MAEP) is a one-year program that provides a thorough grounding in modern economics, blending both theoretical and empirical methods.

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Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

The PhD program in economics prepares students to become professional, independent economic researchers applying state-of-the-art methods to analyze economic phenomena.

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