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Student Resources

Get ready to come to McMaster

Welcome to the Department of Economics at McMaster University.

Here you will find a number of resources that will be of great use to you throughout Orientation Week and during your time at McMaster University.

Fall 2020 Timetable

The Graduate Calendar for 2020/2021 is now live.  Please refer to it for program specifics and general degree policies.

IMPORTANT: Session dates for 2020/2021

Check it Out!

Math Camp - Econ 765

This course provides a systematic review of mathematical and statistical methods commonly used in economic modeling.

If you are an incoming MA or PhD student download the documents below and review them before you attend class.

Micro section taught by Prof. Seungjin Han

Aug 17-21, Aug 24-26 daily from 9:30am to 11:00am
and 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Notes to help you prepare:

Macro section taught by Prof. Marc-Andre Letendre
Aug 27 and 28th daily from 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Notes to help you prepare click here.

Exams to follow Sept 2 and Sept 4

**Please be advised that these notes do not apply to MAEP students.

Graduate Timetable

Graduate Handbook (2019- updated version coming soon)

Provides information about important dates, registration, department contacts, regulations and procedures, facilities, finance and employment opportunities.

Graduate Teaching Handbook (2019- updated version coming soon)

Provides information about regulations and procedures, invigilating tests, grading tests/papers, conducting tutorials, office hours, emails and more resources. For additional HR information, please click here

Graduate Student Conference Travel Application

To encourage excellence in research, teaching and professional development, The Department of Economics supports participation by graduate students at conferences of academic significance. 

Events & More


The Department typically has seminars Wednesdays at lunchtime and Friday afternoons. Graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your research, and is good practice for employment interviews. During the Fall semester, seminars will be occuring virtually, but most will not be recorded - if you are interested in a topic, please make an effort to attend.

Virtual Drop-in

We are currently researching platforms to enable program classmates to have a virtual spot to meet, introduce themselves and get to know one another.  More information will be forthcoming when plans are finalized.  This drop in location will also be a place for the Department to update you on program specific information, events and host meet and greet opportunities.

Coffee Sessions (ON HOLD)

All Department of Economics graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to our weekly coffee sessions in the Department. Day and time to be confirmed.  Please join us for this opportunity to meet and chat with fellow colleagues and instructors.

Student Resources (ON HOLD)

Student office space is located in Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH) for all current students. A Graduate Lab consisting of nine computers is also provided to students.