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Department of Economics


3602 Diamond Building, (604) 291-3508 Tel, (604) 291-5944 Fax, www.sfu.ca/economics

Chair

G. Dow BA (Amherst), MPP, PhD (Mich)

Professors Emeriti

P. Copes BA, MA (Br Col), PhD (LSE), DMilSc (Royal Roads), DrPhilos (Tromsö), FANSRF

H.G. Grubel BA (Rutgers), PhD (Yale)

J.P. Herzog BS, PhD (Calif)

R.A. Holmes BA, MA (Sask), PhD (Indiana)

J.L. Knetsch, BS, MS (Michigan State), MPA, PhD (Harv)

R.G. Lipsey BA (Br Col), MA (Tor), PhD (LSE), FRSCan

M.A. Lebowitz BS (NY), MS (Wis)

K. Strand BA (Wash State), MS, PhD (Wis)

Telus Endowed University Professor

R.G. Harris BA (Qu), PhD (Br Col), FRSCan

Professors

D.W. Allen BA, MA (S Fraser), PhD (Wash)

L.A. Boland BS (Bradley), MS, PhD (Ill)

J.F. Chant BA (Br Col), PhD (Duke)

J.W. Dean BSc (Car), MA, PhD (Harv)

D.J. DeVoretz BA, MA, PhD (Wis)

G. Dow BA (Amherst), MPP, PhD (Mich)

S.T. Easton AB (Oberlin), AM, PhD (Chic)

R.G. Harris BA (Qu), PhD (Br Col), FRSC

R.A. Jones BSc MA (Br Col), MA, PhD (Brown)

P.E. Kennedy BA (Qu), PhD (Wis)

M.H. Khan BSc, MA (Sind), MSocSc (Inst Soc Stud), PhD (Wageningen)

D.R. Maki BA (Minn), PhD (Iowa State)

J.M. Munro BCom (Br Col), MBA, DBA (Indiana)

N.D. Olewiler BA (Col), MA (S Fraser), PhD (Br Col)

N. Schmitt MA (Car), PhD (Tor)

Z.A. Spindler BA (Wis), MA, PhD (Mich State)

Associate Professors

D. Andolfatto BBA, MA (S Fraser), PhD (WOnt)

J. Arifovic BA (Sarajevo), MA, PhD (Chic)

J. Friesen BA (Br Col), MA, PhD (Tor)

T.M. Heaps BSc (Br Col), MA (S Fraser), PhD (Calif), PhD (Br Col)

M. Kamstra BA (Qu), MA (Br Col), PhD (Calif)

K. Kasa BSc (Calif), MA, PhD ()

G.M. Myers BA (Qu), MA, PhD (McM)

K. Pendakur BA, MA (Br Col), PhD (Calif)

C.G. Reed BA, MA, PhD (Wash)

R.W. Schwindt AB, PhD (Calif)*

Assistant Professors

B. Krauth BA (Rice), MS, PhD (Wis)

S. Mongrain BA, MA (Laval), PhD (Qu)

Senior Lecturer

D. Cox BA (WOnt), MA (Alta), PhD (Qu)

Advisors

Ms. S. King, 3663 Diamond Building, 778.782 4543/3508

Mrs. G. Seifert, 3657 Diamond Building, 778.782 4571/3508

*joint appointment with business administration

The Department of Economics offers honors and major programs leading to the BA degree. The department also offers joint honors and joint major programs in co-operation with the Faculty of Business Administration and the Departments of Political Science, Geography (environmental specialty) and Latin American Studies. A minor program is offered for students who are majoring or taking honors programs in disciplines other than economics.

Admission Information

The Department of Economics limits admission to its major, honors and minor programs (including joint honors and joint majors). Entry will be on the basis of a formal application made to the department. To be considered for these programs, students must have completed lower division required courses with at least a C- grade.

On the recommendation of the Department of Economics and the Office of the Dean of Arts, the University will establish a yearly quota - the number of students to be admitted into major, honors, and minor programs. This quota will be established on the basis of projected available course space and department resources. In advance of each competition, the department will announce the minimum cumulative GPA below which students will not normally be considered.

Students may apply for admission to the major, minor or honors programs after completing 45 credit hours. Students will be selected on the basis of their CGPA and performance in required courses.

Applications for entry should be filed with the departmental advisor. Students are required to provide the appropriate documentation. Students whose applications are not approved may appeal to the department's undergraduate program chair. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply.

Non-Majors Access to Courses
Lower Division

Access to lower division economics and BUEC courses is available to all students meeting the prerequisites.

Upper Division ECON Courses

Non-majors who meet the current CGPA entrance requirements have the same access as approved students in economics programs to upper division economics courses.

Upper Division BUEC courses

Non-majors who meet the current CGPA entrance requirements have the same access as approved students in economics and Business programs to upper division BUEC courses.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to Simon Fraser University will be considered on the basis of their entrance CGPA (calculated for grades received in courses transferable to the University). Transfer students must be admitted to the University before they may apply for admission to the department's major, honors or minor programs. Students who meet these requirements will be admitted to the program under a provisional status and will retain the provisional status until 15 credit hours have been completed at Simon Fraser University. To continue, the CGPA for these 15 credit hours must equal or exceed the CGPA entrance requirement for non-transfer students.

Exchange and Visiting Students

Exchange and visiting students must obtain approval from the Department of Economics prior to registering in upper division ECON/BUEC courses.

Requirements for the BA Degree

All majors and honors students must meet requirements for the BA degree in either the honors or general program as described in the Faculty of Arts section. Students should fulfil Faculty requirements early in their programs and obtain broadly based backgrounds before entering upper division courses. Major and honors students must complete the lower division requirements for their respective degree in the first 60 credit hours prior to program acceptance (including joint programs).

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a required course to be accepted in an economics program (i.e., major, joint major, honors, joint honors, minor) students must have a grade of C- or higher.

Major Program

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete the following courses with at least a C- prior to admission to the major program.

BUEC 232-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics I

ECON 103-3 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 105-3 Principles of Macroeconomics

MATH 157-3 Calculus for the Social Sciences I (or equivalent)

Two 200 division ECON or BUEC courses (in addition to BUEC 232)

Plus:

one 000, 100 or 200 level English or philosophy course

and one 100 or 200 level history or political science course

and one 100 or 200 level sociology/anthropology or psychology course

and one 100 or 200 level biological sciences, chemistry or physics course

Upper Division Requirements

With the exception of BUEC 333, students normally cannot enter ECON upper division courses during the first 60 credit hours without permission of the undergraduate chair. If BUEC 333 is taken in the first 60 credit hours, this course will not count toward the department or faculty upper division requirements.

Normally, majors will include 45 credit hours of upper division credit in their last 60 credit hours of work toward the degree.

At least 30 credit hours of upper division credit in economics is required, including

BUEC 333-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics II

ECON 301-5 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 305-5 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

and at least one 400 division ECON or BUEC course (excluding ECON 431, 435, BUEC 433 and 485)

Group Requirements

To meet the requirements for the major program, students must include at least one of the following, with a grade of C- or higher.

ECON 102-3 Contemporary World Economies

ECON 110-3 Foundations of Economic Ideas

ECON 208-3 History of Economic Thought

ECON 250-3 Economic Development in the PreIndustrial Period

ECON 309-5 Introduction to Marxian Economics

ECON 353-5 Economic History of Canada

ECON 355-4 Economic Development

ECON 395-5 Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 404-3 Honors Seminar in Methodology of the Social Sciences

ECON 407-3 Seminar in Marxian Economics

ECON 409-3 Seminar in Economic Thought

ECON 450-3 Seminar in Quantitative Economic History

ECON 451-3 Seminar in European Economic History

ECON 455-3 Seminar in Economic Development

Joint Major in Business Administration and Economics

Lower Division Requirements

Requirements are the same as for the economics major and business administration major.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete at least 29 credit hours of upper division credit in business administration or BUEC including the core courses with the following exception: BUS 207 and 303 are waived.

BUEC 333, which must be taken, will count as upper division economics hours rather than upper division business administration hours.

plus

at least 25 credit hours of upper division credit in BUEC** or economics including

and at least one 400 division ECON or BUEC course (excluding ECON 431, 435, BUEC 433 and 485)

**BUEC courses may count only once as business administration or economics credit.

Group Requirements

Students must include at least one course from the economics groups requirements. For information, see "Group Requirements"..

Joint Major in Economics and Political Science

For requirements, see "Joint Major in Political Science and Economics"..

Joint Major in Geography and Economics - Environmental Specialty

For requirements, see "Joint Major in Geography and Economics - Environmental Specialty"..

Joint Major in Latin American Studies and Economics

For requirements, see "Joint Major Programs"..

Honors Program

In addition to the lower division courses for the economics major, students must receive credit for at least 50 upper division credit hours in economics including the following.

BUEC 333-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics II

ECON 301-5 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 305-5 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 331-5 Introduction to Mathematical Economics

ECON 402-3 Advanced Topics in Microeconomics

ECON 403-3 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics

ECON 435-5 Quantitative Methods in Economics

ECON 499-6 Honors Seminar in Economics

Group Requirements

Students must also include at least two courses from the economics group requirement (see "Group Requirements".) and are responsible for ensuring they have also fulfilled all requirements for an honors degree set up by the Faculty of Arts.

Joint Honors in Business Administration and Economics

Lower Division Requirements

Students must satisfy the lower division requirements for a joint major in business administration and economics.

Upper Division Requirements

At least 35 credit hours of upper division credit in business administration including the core courses with the exception of BUEC 333, which is counted as economics upper division hours rather than business administration upper division hours. Please see "Core Courses"..

and

an area of concentration

and

at least three 400 division business administration courses* (excluding practicum courses and BUS 478)

plus

at least 32 credit hours of upper division credit in economics or BUEC

including

BUEC 333-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics II

ECON 301-5 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 305-5 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 331-5 Introduction to Mathematical Economics

ECON 402-3 Advanced Topics in Microeconomics

(or 403-3 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics)

ECON 435-5 Quantitative Methods in Economics

ECON 499-6 Honors Seminar in Economics

*These courses may be within the areas of concentration.

Group Requirements

Students must include at least one course from the economics group requirements. For details, see "Group Requirements"..

Minor Program

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum C- grade in all of the required courses listed below is required.

ECON 103-3 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 105-3 Principles of Macroeconomics

two 200 division ECON or BUEC courses (excluding BUEC 232)

Upper Division Requirements

At least 15 upper division credit hours in economics or BUEC courses, taken following the completion of 60 credit hours are required. A maximum of nine ECON upper division credit hours from another institution can be applied to the minor in economics.

Note: Students majoring in business administration may not count BUEC 333 as part of the required credit hours in economics.

Cooperative Education

This program, for qualified students who wish to acquire practical experience in economics, entails planned semesters of study and employment in the student's choice of area.

To be eligible for admission, students must have completed 30 credit hours including ECON 103 (or 200) and ECON 105 (or 205). At least 12 of these 30 must be completed at Simon Fraser University with a minimum CGPA of 2.75.

Arrangements for work semesters are made through the Faculty of Arts coop coordinator at least one semester in advance. See "Cooperative Education". for further details.



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