What happened during the 2008 financial crisis and how can it be avoided in the future? 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.

About economics

Economics studies human behaviour in a broad range of contexts, from how individuals and businesses make decisions to large-scale societal challenges such as how to fight poverty and unemployment.

Studying economics provides you with a framework for thinking systematically about these issues. Develop quantitative skills that will help you understand data. Understand how to present ideas rationally by applying theory and modeling techniques and learn to apply this knowledge to every aspect of your life.

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Our most popular program is the economics major, which will earn you a bachelor of arts degree after approximately four years of study. The Department of Economics offers exclusive economics career workshops and regular events throughout your degree.

For a sample economics major program path, see our sample four year plan

Career pathways

Economics graduates go on to a wide range of exciting careers such as business and financial analysts, government and policy advisors, investment and retail bankers, management consultants, pension advisors, entrepreneurs, journalists, and many more. Economics alumni profiles feature executives, managers and young professionals working in growing fields such as big data, natural resources, and many more.

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Got questions about economics? Please contact Azam Bhatti and Anthea Pasin, Undergraduate Advisors in the Department of Economics.

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