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How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the economy and how will it recover? Why is income inequality rising in Canada and around the world? How will the workforce change with advances in technology, automation and artificial intelligence?
Economics is a discipline that will help you answer these questions.
Economics studies human behaviour in a broad range of contexts, from how individuals and businesses make decisions to addressing societal challenges such as poverty, unemployment, and environmental issues.
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