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Graduate Timetable

See below for the 2020-2021 course list and timetable

Fall 2020 - Course List   

Fall Timetable 
*any differences between this schedule and what is posted on Mosaic, always assume Mosaic is most accurate

Classes Start: September 8, 2020
Classes End: December 7, 2020

Econ 6G03: Econometrics II 

Development of regression models appropriate to economics. Illustrations from applied micro- and macroeconomics.
Instructor: Arthur Sweetman  
Day(s) & Time: Lecture: various times. Lab: Tuesday 9:30-11:20

Econ 703: Experimental Economics

An introduction to the design of laboratory environments in economics, to the conduct of laboratory sessions, and to the analysis of laboratory generated data. Applications to public economics, industrial organization, and the evaluation of economic theory are studied.
Instructor: Bradley Ruffle
Day(s) & Time: Monday 1:30pm-3:00pm, Wednesday 10:30am-12:00pm

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: Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm, Thursday 10:00am-11:30am

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: Monday 9:30am-11:00am, Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm

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: Katherine Cuff
Day(s) & Time: Monday and Thursday 10:00am-11:30am

Econ 733: Topics in Public Economics

Topics may include: capital taxation, economic theory of redistribution, empirical assessment of the effects of taxation and government expenditure; and the measurement of welfare, poverty and inequality.
Instructor: Katherine Cuff & Adam Lavecchia
Day(s) & Time: Wednesday 11:00am-12:30pm, Friday 11:30am-1:00pm

Econ 742: Topics in Money and Macroeconomics

The course covers stochastic dynamic general equilibrium models in different fields of macroeconomics. Topics may include business cycle theory, numerical methods, open-economy models (real and monetary), heterogenous-agent models, asset pricing and growth theory.
Instructor: Alok Johri
Day(s) & Time: Wednesday 11:00am-12:30pm, Friday 11:30am-1:00pm

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: Svetlana Demidova
Day(s) & Time: Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am, Thursday 4:00pm-5:30pm

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

Topics include linear regression and generalized least squares.
Instructor: Irene Botosaru
Day(s) & Instructor: Monday 5:30pm-7:00pm, Friday 10:00am-11:30am

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.
Day(s) & Instructor: Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm, Friday 1:30-3:00pm

Econ 768:  Advanced Econometrics

Topics may include: nonparametric estimation, robust estimation, asymptotictheory, econometric programming.
Instructor: Jeffrey Racine
Day(s) & Times: Tuesday at 1:00pm-2:30pm, Thursday 10:00am-11:30am

Econ 782:  Labour Economics II (open to MA/PhD only)

This course surveys state-of-the-art research in labour economics. Recently covered topics include asymmetric information models of strikes; estimation of duration models; recent trends in wage structure, firm size, unionization, and self employment; the impact of international competition and technological change on labour markets; and modeling dynamic family labour supply decisions.
Instructor: Angela Zheng
Day(s) & Times: Monday 11:30am-1:00pm, Wednesday 4:00pm-5:30pm

Econ 788: Health Economics (Elective)

This is a basic graduate survey course on the economics of health and health care.
 Instructor: Michel Grignon
Day(s) & Times: Tuesday 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm

Econ 798 (upper-level PhD required): Workshop in Economics I

The Workshop in Economics is intended as a forum for post comprehensive exam PhD students to present their research as it develops. More recently, the workshop is also trying to provide additional resources and support to PhD students as they further develop their professional, presentation and teaching skills with the ultimate objective of helping students complete their dissertations and secure future employment.
 Instructor: Alok Johri
 Day(s) & Times: Monday 2:30pm-4:30pm

Popular Business Course Electives*

*Requires prior departmental approval, as well as approval from the business dept/instructor

  • MFIN 601: Introduction to Finance

  • MFIN 708: Fixed-Income Securities

  • MFIN 710: Financial Theory

  • BUS F717: Financial Statement Analysis

  • Finance F712: Risk Management – Principles and Practices

  • MFIN 600: Financial Reporting and Modelling followed by

  • DPA *603: Financial Reporting and Analysis


 Winter 2020 - Course List 

Econ 710: Population Economics I

A survey of topics in population economics, including the economic consequences of population aging, the economic theory of fertility, and the interrelations between economic and demographic phenomena generally.
 Instructor: Michel Grignon
 Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 722: Microeconomics Theory II (MA/PhD)

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. Applications can include bargaining, monopoly and oligopoly pricing, insurance and employment contracts, and auctions.
Instructor: Rumen Kostadinov
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 724: Macroeconomics Theory II (MA/PhD)

The course focuses on theories that help explain business cycle fluctuations and economic growth. Some additional topics will also be covered that change from year to year.
Instructor: Bettina Brueggemann
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 728: Macroeconomics Theory II (MAEP only)

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). The three modules focus on short-run stabilization problems, structural unemployment and long-run growth in living standards. Analysis based on the theory of the second best is stressed in an attempt to identify policy options that can simultaneously improve both economic efficiency and equity.
Instructor: Zachary Mahone
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 731: Public Finance

This course explores the role of government in market economies using the tools of applied microeconomic theory and modern micro-econometric techniques. Topics covered include social insurance, health care, public pension systems and incentives for retirement saving, externalities and public goods.
Instructor: Adam Lavecchia & Katherine Cuff
Day(s) & Times: TBA

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. The course also covers empirical evidence and theories of sovereign debt and default.
Instructor: Gajendran Raveendranathan
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 762: Econometrics II

Topics include time series and simultaneous equations.
Instructor: Youngki Shin
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 769: Applied Microeconometrics

The main topic of the course is the application of econometric techniques to the study of household behaviour. Topics may include expenditure systems, the relationship of consumption patterns, labour supply, and savings behaviour, aggregation, price indices and household production. There are extensive illustrations employing household microdata.
Instructor: Christopher Muris
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 773: Economic Policy Analysis I (MAEP only)

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: Irene Botosaru
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 774: Economic Policy Analysis II (MAEP only)

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: Arthur Sweetman
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 781: Labour Economics I (elective)

A survey of basic labour economics. Topics include labour demand, labour supply, and the determination of equilibrium wages in competitive markets. Sources of wage differentials in competitive markets, such as human capital investment and compensating differentials, are examined, as are the effects on labour markets of government policies such as minimum wages, immigration restrictions, occupational health and safety regulations, and subsidies to education.
Instructor: Siha Lee
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 791: Advanced Topics in Health Economics

This course focuses on contemporary issues relating to the economics of health and health care. It is intended to provide a more detailed examination of selected issues from ECON *788/HTH RS M *788 as well as expose students to more advanced topics and aspects of recent research in health economics. Topics may include economic evaluation, the economics of occupational health and safety, evaluation of health-care related interventions, advances in the empirical analysis of income and health inequalities, and the evolution of health from childhood to adulthood. View "Past Outlines" for additional course information, from other instructors.
Instructor: Michel Grignon
Day(s) & Times: TBA

Econ 799: Workshop in Economics II (senior PhD only)

The Workshop in Economics is intended as a forum for post comprehensive exam PhD students to present their research as it develops. More recently, the workshop is also trying to provide additional resources and support to PhD students as they further develop their professional, presentation and teaching skills with the ultimate objective of helping students complete their dissertations and secure future employment.
Instructor: Alok Johri
Day(s) & Times: TBA