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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.


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.


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.

Bradley Ruffle, economics professor, asks; will we say goodbye to the handshake?

In USA Today, economics professor Bradley Ruffle and opinion columnist Candace Smith explore the future of the handshake in a post-COVID-19 world.
May 04, 2020

Dr. Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus of Economics, explains the oil crash

How are negative oil prices possible? Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus, explains the oil crash in The Conversation.
Apr 22, 2020

Bradley Ruffle, economics professor, shares his thoughts on post-COVID-19 consumption

McMaster Economics Professor Bradley Ruffle, Ph.D. talks post-COVID-19 consumer consumption in the Hamilton Spectator.
Apr 14, 2020

Planning your Economics Degree

Undergraduate Economics Chair Dr. Bridget O'Shaughnessy discusses planning your Economics degree
Apr 10, 2020

We're here to answer your questions!

Office staff are available remotely to answer your questions.
Mar 17, 2020