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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.


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.

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.

McMaster economist Adam Lavecchia awarded Polanyi Prize

McMaster economist Adam Lavecchia has been awarded the prestigious 2021 John Charles Polanyi Prize in Economic Sciences in recognition of his work in several areas of public and labour economics.
Jan 20, 2022

New Department Working Paper

A new McMaster Economics Dept. Working Paper has been posted.
Dec 10, 2021

Food banks and Canada’s social safety net

December 13, 2021, 1pm-2:30pm
Dec 08, 2021

Publication of New McMaster Economics Dept. Working Paper

A new McMaster Economics Dept. Working Paper has been posted.
Dec 06, 2021

Nick Sander, Bank of Canada

Friday, November 26, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Nov 26, 2021

Louis-Phillipe Morin, the University of Ottawa

Friday, November 19, 3-4pm
Nov 16, 2021