Economics is concerned with how societies provide for the well-being of their citizens and residents, along with public policies to promote well-being. Faculty members in the Department of Economics are excellent teachers and committed to providing students with an active learning and inclusive environment, and to developing knowledge of contemporary issues and practical thinking skills. Economics courses address a range of current issues, such as: what are the impacts of carbon taxes? How can health care be efficiently and equitably provided? Should water be privatized? What is the best portfolio choice to maximize my investment?

Our graduates have found well-paying and satisfying careers in various fields in the private and public sectors, as well as successfully undertaking graduate studies.

Please do check out what our students say and explore the degrees our Department offers.


Fiona MacPhail
Chair, Department of Economics