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Economics

Economics at Huron is about much more than numbers and finances – it’s essential to our understanding of complex contemporary issues. We broaden the discipline to help students understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines and make predictions for coming decades.

Learn how and why things work the way they do, so you can influence positive change in resource management and the wealth of local and global communities.

Economics Brochure

Alumni Stories

Learn where the study of human material wealth and its interplay with social, political and cultural influencers has taken our Huron grads. If you want to emulate their success in economics, Huron can help you get there. Our professors look forward to supporting you to join our alumni's esteemed network and contributing to our globally-focused legacy.

  • When you have a Philosophy degree, you can do anything you want with it. I feel pretty strongly about a Liberal Arts education
    Dave Beeston, BA'01
    Executive Vice President, Boston Red Sox
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Program Options

Honors Specialization and Major programs are designed for students who wish to work as professional economists or are interested in careers in business, commerce, finance or government.  These programs combine theoretical studies with applied work in the discipline.

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Minor

The Minor in Economic Theory aims to provide students with an introduction to methods of economic analysis and to equip them with the analytical skills needed to examine a variety of social and economic issues.

Learn more about the Minor.

An Economics Major will provide a strong foundation in economic concepts and tools. The required and elective courses will help students develop the capacity to apply these concepts tangibly within local and global economies. Students will learn how economics influences humanity, as well as how to affect economic change through public policy.

These modules may be combined with the study of another discipline as part of an Honors Double Major degree.

Learn more about Huron's Economics Major.

The Honors Specialization is designed for students who want to take a deeper dive into the subject matter and focus intensively on better understanding how various economic factors influence human life.

Students who pursue this pointed exploration into our global economies may wish to work as professional economists or may be interested in careers in business, commerce, finance or government.  These programs combine theoretical studies with applied work in the discipline, and will also provide a great foundation for those who wish to pursue post-graduate studies in Economics.

Learn more about the Honors Specialization in Economics.  

Learn more about the Honors Specialization Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Huron/HBA Progam

Our Finance Major has been designed to position students as thought-leaders in this ever-changing and growing area of business. Students who choose to pursue this major will gain in-depth knowledge regarding finance theory, financial institutions, analysis and risk management.

This major is helpful for students looking to enter into banking, financial analysis, investment, as well as a broad range of service firms or government organizations. 

Learn more about Huron's Finance Major.

Economics Professors

Our Economics specialize in a diverse array of topics that will encourage students to develop a thorough understanding of concepts and tools, related to the field of economics, that position them for success throughout their chosen career path. Learn about the people who will form your support network and guide you along the way toward becoming a Leader with Heart who understands how the world works - and the ways in which economics defines our relationships between one another, our culture, society and so much more. 

  • Economics is about more than just people. It's an enriching exploration into the social and economic trends that influence and shape one another, resulting in transformative human experiences
    Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Economics
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  • My teaching aims to inspire curiosity, to develop critical minds, to cultivate humility in the face of complexity, and to impart economic thinking and techniques
    Michael Kottelenberg, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Economics
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Economics Department

Full Time Faculty 

Part-time Faculty 

Economics Course Intro

Students enrolled in MOS will complete a foundational first-year of study that includes Business, Economics, and Mathematics prior to choosing the specific MOS module they wish to pursue. 

2018-2019 Courses

The 1000-level courses offered in our Economics department provides Leaders with Heart the basic methodology for to analyze and assess the material health and well-being of societies and nations. Economic analysis can offer insights into human behaviours and relationships, and aid in social efforts to use scarce resources in more efficient ways.

 

Course Instructor Course Outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 550) Kottelenberg View course outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 551) Kottelenberg View course outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 552) Walker View course outline
ECO 1021B Principles of Microeconomics Kottelenberg View course outline
ECO 1022A Principles of Macroeconomics McKeon View course outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 550) McKeon View course outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 551) Walker View course outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 552) Walker View course outline

 

Course Instructor Course Outline
ECO 2121A The Firm and Financial Markets McKeon View course outline
ECO 2163B International Trade Murphy View course outline
ECO 2178A "Government Tax & Expenditure Policies
& their Effect on Social Welfare"
Walker View course outline
ECO 2179B "Introduction to Game Theory" Kottelenberg View course outline
ECO 2210A Principles of Mathematical Economics I Stirling View course outline
ECO 2220A Intermediate Macroeconomics I McKeon View course outline
ECO 2221B Intermediate Macroeconomics II McKeon View course outline
ECO 2222A Intermediate Econometrics I Entezarkheir View course outline
ECO 2223B Intermediate Econometrics II Murphy View course outline
ECO 2260A Intermediate Microeconomics I Walker View course outline
ECO 2261B Intermediate Microeconomics II Stirling View course outline

 

 

Course Instructor Course Outline
ECO 3313E Research Methods Entezarkheir View course outline
ECO 3320A Advanced Macroeconomics I McKeon View course outline
ECO 3345B Labor Economics II Kottelenberg View course outline
ECO 3357A Industrial Economics Entezarkheir View course outline
ECO 3370B International Finance McKeon View course outline
ECO 3371B Monetary Economics McKeon View course outline
ECO 3381B Advanced Microeconomics I Stirling View course outline
ECO 3393B Special Topics  Walker View course outline

 

Course Instructor Course Outline
ECO 4491G Special Topics Entezarkheir View course outline
ECO 4492F Special Topics Kottelenberg Independent Studies

 

2017-2018 Courses

 

Course Instructor Course Outline

ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 550)

B. Murphy

Course Outline

ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 551)

D. Walker

Course Outline

ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 552)

D. Walker

Course Outline

ECO 1021B Principles of Microeconomics

B. Murphy

Course Outline

 

Course Instructor Course Outline

ECO 1022A Principles of Macroeconomics

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 550)

D. McKeon

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ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. (551)

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 552)

M.Kottelenberg

Course Outline

ECO 2121A The Firm and Financial Markets

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 2163B International Trade

B. Murphy

Course Outline

ECO 2210A Principles of Mathematical Economics I

G. Stirling

Course Outline

ECO 2220A Intermediate Macroeconomics I

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 2221B Intermediate Macroeconomics II

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 2222A Intermediate Econometrics I

M. Entezarkheir

Course Outline

ECO 2223B Intermediate Econometrics II

B. Murphy

Course Outline

ECO 2260A Intermediate Microeconomics I

B. Murphy

Course Outline

ECO 2261B Intermediate Microeconomics II

M. Entezarkheir

Course Outline

 

Course Instructor Course Outline

ECO 3313E Research Methods

O. Sungur

Course Outline

ECO 3320A Advanced Macroeconomics I

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 3346B Financial Markets

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 3357A Industrial Economics

M. Entezarkehir

Course Outline

ECO 3370B International Finance

D. McKeon

Course Outline

ECO 3381BAdvanced Microeconomics I

M. Entezarkheir

Course Outline

ECO 3393B Special Topics: Introduction to Game Theory

M. Kottelenberg

Course Outline

ECO 4490F Special Topics: Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics

O. Sungur

Course Outline

ECO 4491G Special Topics: The Economics of Intellectual Property

M. Entezarkheir

Course Outline

ECO 4492G Special Topics: Quantitative Methods in Health Economics and in the Economics of Education

M. Kottelenberg

Course Outline

Economics Careers

Students who have an interest in careers in business, commerce, finance or government often choose a program of study in Economics. Graduates are well prepared for graduate school and a variety of professions.

Where will a degree in Economics take you?
  • Market analyst
  • Foreign exchange trader
  • Investment counselling 
  • Public administration
  • Lawyer
  • Brokerage firms
  • Financial service sector
  • Policy analyst
  • Portfolio management
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Brendan Murphy, PhD

Chair, Economics
519.438.7224 ext. 246
murphy2huron.uwo.ca
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Geoff Read, PhD

Dean, Arts and Social Sciences & Associate Professor, History
519.438.7224 ext. 222
gread4huron.uwo.ca
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Kathy Mazur-Spitzig

Program Assistant
519.438.7224 ext. 231
ksmazurhuron.uwo.ca

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Monday - Friday

Ozden Sungur, PhD

Assistant Professor, Economics
519.438.7224 ext. 257
osungurhuron.uwo.ca
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Sherry Wells-Foster, MA

Coordinator, Dean's Office
519.438.7224 ext. 281
sherry.fosteruwo.ca
A106

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday

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