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Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Website of the Department of Economics at McMaster University!

At the undergraduate level, the Department offers an Honours B.A. in Economics, a number of combined Honours degrees, and a minor in Economics for students pursuing an Honours degree in another discipline. At the graduate level we offer both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics, as well as an M.A. in Economic Policy. All of our programs permit students to obtain training in economic theory and quantitative methods as well as opportunities to take courses in a wide range of areas of specialization.


Faculty Experts

The Department has a number of research centres and faculty experts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, experimental economics, health economics, international economics, labour economics, monetary economics, population economics and public economics. Much of their research is applied to policy issues and utilizes advanced quantitative techniques. 

I hope you find the information at this site useful and interesting. Please feel free to send me any comments you may have about our website or programs.

Stephen Jones
Professor and Chair

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Undergraduate Program

Economics studies the decision making processes of individuals, governments and businesses and how these economic agents interact.

It provides a systematic way to think about the world to help understanding it. For example, how can the Bank of Canada influence inflation? How is a government taxation policy influencing how many hours individuals work? Why are some countries richer than others?  What factors provoke changes in income inequality?


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Graduate Programs

Graduate Studies at McMaster

A crucial strength of our programs is the quality of our faculty and of our research facilities. The department currently consists of 28 full-time faculty members, a number of associate and adjunct professors, and several active emeriti professors. Faculty in the department have a strong research focus and have won numerous awards and honours based on the quality and impact of their research. This is complemented by the teaching excellence of department faculty, which has been recognized through teaching awards for both high-quality class room teaching and excellence in thesis supervision.

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Student Society, Alumni, Giving to Economics, and Academic Postings

the McMaster Economics Society

The McMaster Economics Society at the Department of Economics, McMaster University is a student-run organization dedicated to enhancing the experience of all students with a passion for Economics. We aim to provide a platform for Economics students to engage in academic and social settings outside of the classroom.


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As graduates of our various educational programs, you are vital ambassadors for the Department in industry, government and the non-profit sectors.  We want to stay connected with you, and keep you apprised of the activities and successes of the Department and its students, staff, and faculty.

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Academic Positions of Interest:

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Macroeconomics - Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or junior Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances), commencing July 1, 2017, in the Department of Economics at McMaster University. The Department seeks candidates whose research is in macroeconomics. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD or who expect to complete their PhD requirements prior to July 1, 2017. 

Applications and the full ad are available at and applications will only be accepted online.

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