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See below for the 2017-2018 course list and timetable

Fall 2017 - Course List   

Fall Timetable 

Classes Start: September 11, 2017

Last Day of Classes: December 7, 2017

Econ 700 - Selected Topics in Economics 

This course will consider a range of current topics related to work and employment, labour market functioning, and labour market policy interventions.

Note: This course is compressed and will run from September 18-27, 2017 

Instructor: Jim Stanford

Day(s) & Time: 

September 18th, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm 

September 20th, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm 

September 22nd, 2017 - 3:00 pm - 5:20 pm 

September 25th, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm 

September 27th, 2017 - 3:00 pm - 5:20 pm 

Location: KTH 334


Econ 721 (MA/PhD required): Microeconomic Theory I 

This course covers basic graduate-level microeconomic theory, including constrained optimization, theory of the household and the firm, decision-making under uncertainty, and general equilibrium analysis.

Instructor: Seungjin Han

Day(s) & Time: Monday 1:30 - 2:50pm & Thursday 1:30 - 2:20pm

Location: LRW 5001


Test Dates: 

Test #1: October 16, 2017 

Location: T13, Rm 123 

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00PM 


Test #2: November 16, 2017 

Location: T13, Rm 123 

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00PM 

Econ 723 (MA/PhD required): Macroeconomic Theory I

This course is an introduction to advanced macroeconomic theory which is based on dynamic optimization and general equilibrium. Applications will vary from year to year and may include economic fluctuations, economic growth, asset pricing, and fiscal policy.

Instructor: Marc-Andre Letendre

Day(s) & Time: Wednesday 9:30-10:50am & Friday 9:30-11:20am

Location: LRW 5001


Econ 727 (MAEP required): Microeconomic Theory for Public Policy

This course covers graduate-level microeconomic theory, but with an emphasis on how the tools of microeconomics can be used to inform public policy. Topics include theory of the household and the firm, decisions under uncertainty and over time, and basic welfare economics.

Instructor: Michael Veall

Day(s) & Time: Monday 1:30-2:50pm & Thursday 1:30-2:50pm

Location: KTH 334


Econ 728 (MAEP required): Macroeconomic Theory for Public Policy

This course introduces students to the research methods of modern macroeconomics, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the major controversies in the field, and on how these tools can be used to address central policy issues (such as recessions, exchange-rate stability and debt reduction). 

Instructor: Oksana Leukhina

Day(s) & Time: Wednesday 9:30-10:50am & Friday 9:30 -11:20am

Location: KTH 334


Econ 751: International Trade, Development and Investment

The neoclassical or real theory of international trade is presented in a general equilibrium format using geometrical and mathematical methods.

Instructor: Pau Pujolas

Day(s) & Time: Thursday:3:00 - 5:50pm

Location: KTH 334


Econ 761 (MA/PhD/MAEP required): Econometrics I

Topics include linear regression and generalized least squares.
Instructor: Arthur Sweetman
Day(s) & Instructor: Tuesday 2:30-5:20pm (Lecture) & Wednesday: 3:00-4:50pm (Computer Lab)
Location: TBA 


Econ 765 (MA/PhD required): Mathematical Methods

This course provides a systematic review of mathematical and statistical methods commonly used in economic modeling.
Day(s), Times & Locations: 

MICRO 1- September 5th, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00 pm (LRW 3001)

MACRO 1- September 6th, 2017 - 12noon-2:30pm (TBA) & 3:00 pm-5:00pm (LRW 3001)

MICRO 2- September 7th, 2017 - 9:30am- 5:00pm  (LRW 3001)

MACRO 1- September 8th, 2017- 9:30-11:30 am (LRW 3001) & 12:00pm-2:30 pm (LRW 3001)


Econ 768:  Advanced Econometrics

Topics may include: nonparametric estimation, robust estimation, asymptotictheory, econometric programming.

Instructor: Jeffrey Racine
Day(s) & Times: Monday 9:30-10:50am & Tuesday 1:30- 2:20pm
Location: LRW 5001

Econ 788: Health Economics (Elective)

This is a basic graduate survey course on the economics of health and health care.
Day(s) & Times: Tuesday 10:00am-12:50pm
Location: KTH 334

Winter 2018 - Course List 


Classes Start: January 4, 2018 

Last Day of Classes: April 5, 2018


Econ 716: History of Economic Thought

The development of economic analysis from its beginning through mercantilism through the classical school of political economy, Marx, marginalism, institutional economics, and Keynes to modern macroeconomics and microeconomics.
Day(s) & Times: Thursday 9:00 - 11:50am
Instructor: Robert Dimand
Location: KTH 334

Econ 722 (PhD required): Microeconomic Theory II 

Topics include the theory of public goods and externalities, non-cooperative game theory and the economics of information such as adverse selection, moral hazard, and mechanism design. 
Instructor: Maxim Ivanov
Day(s) & Times:  Tuesday 6:00 - 8:50pm
Location: KTH 334

Econ 724 (PhD required): Macroeconomic Theory II

The course focuses on theories that help explain business cycle fluctuations and economic growth. 

Day(s) & Times: Wednesday 2:30 - 5:20pm
Location: KTH 334

Econ 731 (MA/PhD elective): Public Finance 

Topics may include positive and normative theories of taxation, the provision of public goods, collective decision-making, the theory of local public goods, and issues in fiscal federalism including tax and expenditure competition and inter-governmental transfers.

Instructor: Alisa Tazhitdinova

Day(s) & Times: Thursday 4:30 - 7:20pm

Location: KTH 334


Econ 741 (elective): Monetary Economics 

This course is devoted to the discussion of some key issues in monetary theory and policy. It does not assume prior knowledge of dynamic optimization techniques. 
Instructor: Alok Johri
Day(s) & Times: Monday 11:00 - 1:50pm
Location: KTH 334

Econ 752: International Finance

This course examines international real and monetary business cycle models to explain economic fluctuations of main macroeconomic variables within and across countries.

Gajen Raveendranathan
Day(s) & Times: Monday 4:30 - 5:50pm and Tuesday 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: KTH 334


Econ 753: Topics in International Economics

The course covers advanced topics in international trade, such as the welfare gains from trade, productivity and international trade, and border effects.
Instructor: Svetlana Demidova
Day(s) & Times: Friday 9:00 - 11:50am
Location: KTH 334 

Econ 762 (MA/PhD required): Econometrics II

Topics include time series and simultaneous equations.

Instructor: Young Ki Shin
Day(s) & Times:  Monday & Wednesday 9:00 - 10:20am
Location: TBA

Econ 766: Quantitative Methods and Systems in Economic Analysis 

Topics include methods of seasonal adjustment, alternative forecasting techniques, price indexes, demographic modeling and projection, interpreting econometric models, and input-output analysis.

Instructor: Laura Grigolon

Day(s) & Times: Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:20am & Thursday 12:30 - 1:50pm

Location: KTH 334

Econ 773 (MAEP required): Economic Policy Analysis I

This course is the first semester of the two-semester sequence that will provide a grounding in policy processes, policy issues, and important institutional structures, in relevant policy sectors in Canada, and provide an introduction to the basic research designs appropriate for establishing causal relationships through program/policy evaluation.
Instructor: Paul Contoyannis
Day(s) & Times: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 7:50pm
Location: KTH 334

Econ 774 (MAEP required): Economic Policy Analysis II 

This course is the second semester in the two-semester sequence in Economic Policy Analysis. It will survey more advanced issues in policy evaluation and culminate in a major policy project the student will complete in conjunction with an outside agency.

Instructor: Paul Contoyannis

Day(s) & Times: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 7:50pm

Location: KTH 334


Econ 781 (elective), Labour Economics I

A survey of basic labour economics. Topics include labour demand, labour supply, and the determination of equilibrium wages in competitive markets. 

Instructor: Stephen Jones

Day(s) & Times: Monday & Thursday 2:30 - 3:50pm

Location: KTH 334


Econ 784: Industrial Organization

This course examines the strategic interactions of firms in markets, and their implications for firms’ profits and consumer welfare.

Instructor: Laura Grigolon
Day(s) & Times: Tuesday 2:30 - 3:50pm & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: KTH 334

Econ 799 (upper-level PhD required): Workshop in Economics II

Instructor: Paul Contoyannis

Day(s) & Times: Friday 1:30 - 2:50pm

Location: KTH 334