Top three in Canada for research productivity

The Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among the top three in Canada for research productivity. Our faculty and students have produced numerous publications, with a strong focus on the top five economics journals. Our researchers specialize in a variety of impactful and interesting subjects across the field of economics.

Seminar series & lectures

The team of brilliant faculty at SFU Economics is constantly on the leading edge of economics research, and undertake regular seminars and lectures to disseminate knowledge and foster discussion. See our upcoming upcoming seminars and lectures.

Working papers

One way to view some of our faculty's up and coming work is through working papers, which are preliminary papers that are released to share ideas and elicit feedback before submission to an academic journal. Our working papers can be viewed on

Student research opportunities

We work with our faculty to generate as many research opportunities as possible, including undergraduate research assistanceships when possible.

The Conversation

SFU has joined 20 other Canadian universities as a partner of The Conversation Canada, a trusted media resource that relies on academic sources.

Experimental Economics Lab 

Participate in an economics experiment—you will be paid based on the decisions you make and for your participation. No knowledge of economics is necessary. 

SFU Economics podcast

Hosted by our graduate students, our podcast drills down into the work and insight of our renowned faculty.