Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University, one of the best research and teaching departments in Canada, located in one of the world’s most attractive urban areas.

The Department currently houses 39 faculty members including an exceptional group of young talent with a current complement of 13 assistant professors in 2015-16. Our research interests are diverse, but we share a common vision: the application of empirically and theoretically rigorous analysis to many important questions in economics.

For our undergraduate students, we offer programs leading to several different degrees in Economics, as well as programs offered jointly with Business and Political Science.

For our graduate students, we offer separate M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Graduate students in Economics come from all over the world and find jobs in a variety of activities. The Department has a very good placement record at the PhD level.

For our alumni and friends of the Department, we have launched a dedicated Alumni website to stay in touch with the Department and with old friends, a regular newsletter to provide exciting news about the Department, and an annual BMO Public Lecture. Stay tuned for more initiatives on this front in the coming months.    

I invite you to explore our website for more details about the rich learning opportunities available in the Department, the substantial research contributions of our faculty, and our productive engagement with the community.

Thank you for visiting.

Brian Krauth
Department Chair