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We are proud of our many alumni from both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Economics alumni are a highly successful group of individuals working in a variety of different industries throughout the world.

Undergraduate Programs

McMaster’s economics program is one of the best in Canada. Current faculty members are leading researchers in all major areas of economics and former economics undergraduates at Mac have gone on to outstanding careers in academics, law, finance, politics and industry.


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

Graduate Programs

The strength of our programs is the quality of our faculty and of our research facilities. We have a strong research focus, winning awards and honours on the quality and impact of our research. Our teaching excellence has been recognized through teaching awards for high-quality classroom teaching and excellence in thesis supervision.

The Department of Social Sciences Presents: 2020 Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor

Rachel Griffith (Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies. Department of Economics, University of Manchester) on "Inequalities and Wage Progression in Low-skilled Jobs"
Sep 16, 2020

2020 SSHRC Insight Development Grants announced

This year, the Faculty of Social Sciences had a 67 per cent success rate in the SSHRC Insight Development Grants for early-stage research projects. This rate far exceeds the national success rate and speaks to the high quality of innovative research happening in the Faculty.
Aug 25, 2020

Updated Economics Reserved Seating Release Dates

Reserved seats in Economics courses will be released on July 31st and August 15th for Fall courses, and September 11th and December 1st for Winter courses.
Jul 23, 2020

Congratulations Economics I First Year Award Winners!

This years' winners for the Economics I First Year award are Sarthak Behal and Hung Phan for the Microeconomics award, and Sarthak Behal and Roman Gorev for the Macroeconomics award.
Jun 23, 2020

A Video Message to our Graduates: Congratulations!

On behalf of all the faculty and staff in the McMaster Department of Economics, congratulations on your achievement.
Jun 12, 2020