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Economics Summer course list

Economics is all about choice and we have loads of options for Summer classes. Summer courses begin on June 19, 2017. Register today!

May 12, 2017

Introduction to Microeconomics - ECON 1B03

Investigate choices made by individuals and firms.

How do they make pricing decisions? How do those individual choices impact labour markets, taxation and public spending, and industrial organization?

Instructor: Aleksandra Gajic
Time: We 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and online (blended)


Introduction to Macroeconomics – ECON 1BB3

Get the big picture! 

Economics is the science of choice.  In this course you will be introduced to the methods and theory of macroeconomics.  Examine performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole.

Instructor: Angela Trimarchi
Time: Mo & We 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Md Khan
Time: Tu & Th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Intermediate Microeconomics I/Applied Business Economics - ECON 2G03/2X03

Discover the fundamentals of economic modelling in production theory.

Learn how to use conceptual and analytical tools to examine standard decision-making problems of producers in perfectly competitive, monopolistic and oligopolistic markets. Use models to obtain results about the optimal behavior of the producer regarding output and pricing.

Instructor: Zhen He
Time: Tu & Th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Intermediate Microeconomics II – ECON 2GG3

It’s all about choice.

Theory of consumer choice and applications to intertemporal choice and labour supply decisions; theory of exchange, welfare economics and general equilibrium analysis.

Instructor: Anastasios Papanastasiou
Time: Mo & We 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Intermediate Macroeconomics II – ECON 2HH3

Business cycles, growth and financial crises.

Use macroeconomic theory based on microeconomic underpinnings to study common topics including business cycles, growth and financial crises.

Instructor: Angela Trimarchi
Time: Mo & We 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Environmental Economics – ECON 2J03

The sustainability of our environment is one society’s largest challenges.

In Environmental Economics, you will study the relationship between environmental quality and the economy. Examine public goods, externalities, pollution, common property resources, cost-benefit analysis, taxes and subsidies, and environmental policy in Canada.

Instructor: Bradley Minaker
Time: Tu & Th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Financial Economics – ECON 2I03

Welcome to the world of finance.

Financial Economics introduces basic principles of finance including the role of capital markets in facilitating investment and growth, bond markets, & stock markets. You will analyze the behavior of interest rates and discuss banking and the management of financial institutions.

Instructor: Rizwan Tahir
Time: Tu & Th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Public Sector Economics – Econ 3B03

The theory and practice of public finance.

Investigate topics that range from growth of the public sector, market failure, theory of public goods, incentive mechanisms, logic of group decisions and the political process, theory of benefit-cost analysis, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and government budgeting.

Instructor: Zhen He
Time: Mo & We 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Monetary Economics – Econ 3K03

Money, money, money!

Why does money exist? What are the links between monetary policy, inflation and business cycles? Are inflation and economic growth be connected?

Instructor: Krishnakali SenGupta
Time: Tu & Th 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Economic Development – Econ 3T03

Why do some economies grow rich while others fail?

These are such fundamental questions in economics. This is the main focus of our Economic Development class is an examination of economic growth and income differences between countries.

Instructor: Krishnakali SenGupta
Time: Tu & Th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Health Economics – Econ 3Z03

Healthcare analysts, consultants, & researchers are in demand!

Our Health Economics course focuses on analysis of allocation of resources in health care. This course covers markets for health care, insurance, biomedical research, technology assessment, organization and public policy.

Instructor: Barbara Bloemhof
Time: Mo & We 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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