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Chair

PROF. DWAYNE BENJAMIN

Associate Chair, Undergraduate affairs

PROF. GILLIAN HAMILTON

Undergraduate administrator

MS. ROBBIE INNES

Office hours:
Monday to Friday:
9 - 10:30A.M.
1:30 - 2:45 P.M.

Undergraduate coordinator,
Rotman Commerce & Student Life

MS. JENNY FAN

Office hours:
Monday to Wednesday:
10 to 11:30 A.M.
2 to 3:30 P.M.
Thursday to Friday:
10 to 11:30 A.M.

Undergraduate assistant

MS. DEBORAH NAVARRO

 

Message from the Associate Chair

Welcome to the undergraduate Economics website for prospective and current students. On these pages, you will find information about our programs and courses, as well as other useful resources and links. Read more...

In The News

NEW COURSES, SPRING 2017

ECO402H1    Topics in Health Economics 
DAY/TIME:  Wednesday 10-1  (12-1 = tutorial hour)
Course Instructor: Professor Courtney Ward

This course explores a variety of topics in health economics, providing students with an overview of current and historical institutional characteristics of the market for, and public policy towards, health care. Students will apply theoretical and empirical tools to current domestic and international issues in health policy. No previous background in health economics is required.

Prerequisite: ECO200Y1/ECO204Y1/ECO206Y1ECO202Y1/ECO208Y1/ECO209Y1
ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/(STA220H1,STA255H1)/(STA257H1,STA261H1);
At least one FCE in ECO at the 300 level or higher.

 

ECO409H1    Topics in Money, Banking, and Finance   
DAY/TIME:  Monday 10-12, Friday 1-2 (tutorial)
Course Instructor: Professor Ilias Tsiakas

This course examines the foundations of money and financial institutions using tools mastered in micro and  macroeconomics. .
note: The course will take an in-depth look at empirical asset pricing, with an emphasis on the stock market.  Interest rates, the bond market and exchange rates, as they relate to money and banking, will also be covered. 

Prerequisite: ECO200Y1/ECO204Y1/ECO206Y1ECO202Y1/ECO208Y1/ECO209Y1;
ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/(STA220H1,STA255H1)/(STA257H1,STA261H1);
At least one FCE in ECO at the 300 level or higher.

Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge 2016-17

Congratulations to our Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge team: they did an excellent job representing themselves and the University of Toronto and made it to the finals! Teams from across Canada developed a monetary policy recommendation for the Bank of Canada's governing council. More than 140 participants from 24 Canadian universities participated in the 2016–17 competition and only five teams made it to the finals. For more information, please visit the Bank of Canada website.

From left to right: Pavel Shmatnik, Laura Murphy, Matthew Schwartzman, Prof. Michelle Alexopoulos, Stephanie Calhoun, Prof.Martin Burda, and Xin Jing. A team member Paul Han is not present on this photo.

Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge

Congratulations to our Bank of Canada Governor's Challenge team: they competed in the finals and did an excellent job representing themselves and the University of Toronto! Teams from across Canada developed a monetary policy recommendation for the Bank of Canada's governing council. Over 100 undergraduates from 22 universities took part in the competition and just five teams made it to the finals. For more information on the results of the challenge, see: this link.

Back row: Professor Michelle Alexopoulos (coach), Governor Stephen Poloz, Trevor Zhou, and Elijah Zi Huang; Front row: Stephanie Kang, Jerry Xiao Lu, Zachary Bunting and Laura Murphy.

The 2014 - 2015 Economics Scholarship goes to...

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Awards Reception 2015 ... read more...