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Economics

Faculty List

University Professor Emeritus 
S. Hollander, OC, BScEcon, Ph D, LLD, FRSC 

Professors Emeriti 
R.A. Berry, BA, Ph D 
R.M. Bird, MA, Ph D, FRSC 
J.D. Bossons, AM, Ph D 
J.L. Carr, MA, Ph D 
F.R. Casas, MSc, Ph D 
J.S. Cohen, MA, Ph D 
D.N. Dewees, BSc, LL B, Ph D 
S.M. Eddie, BSc, Ph D 
J.E. Floyd, MA, Ph D 
D.K. Foot, AM, Ph D 
M.A. Fuss, MA, Ph D
M. Gunderson, MA, Ph D, FRSC
W. Haque, MA, MSc, Ph D 
M.J. Hare, B Com 
G.K. Helleiner, OC, MA, Ph D, FRSC 
S. Howson, MA, Ph D 
J.A. Hynes, ABD 
Y. Kotowitz, BA, Ph D 
A.M. Kruger, BA, Ph D 
G.F. Mathewson, B Com, Ph D 
D.E. Moggridge, MA, Ph D 
J.E. Pesando, MA, Ph D 
K.J. Rea, MA, Ph D 
F.J. Reid, MSc, Ph D  
J.A. Sawyer, MA, Ph D 
L.B. Smith, AM, Ph D 
M.H. Watkins, B Com 
A.M. Watson, B Com, MA 
L. Waverman, MA, Ph D 
T.A. Wilson, AM, Ph D, FRSC 
J.W.L. Winder, MA, Ph D 

Professor and Chair of the Department 
H.D. Benjamin, MA, Ph D 

Professor and Associate Chair, Graduate Studies 
E. Damiano, MA, Ph D 

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies 
G. Hamilton, MA, Ph D 

University Professor 
M. Trebilcock, FRSC, LLM 

Professors 
V. Aguirregabiria, MSc, Ph D 
V.A. Aivazian, BS, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
M. Alexopoulos, MA, Ph D 
G. Anderson, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
M. Baker, MA, Ph D 
L. Brandt, BS, Ph D
G. Bobonis, BA, Ph D
M. Faig, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
C. Gourieroux, Ph D 
A.J. Hosios, M Eng, MA, Ph D 
A. Melino, BA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
P. Oreopoulos, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
M.J. Osborne, BA, Ph D 
C. Pitchik, M Sc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
D. Restuccia, MA, Ph D 
M. Smart, MA, Ph D 
A. Siow, BA, Ph D 
D. Trefler, MA, Ph D 
A.J. Yatchew, MA, Ph D 
X. Zhu, MS, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 

Associate Professors
M. Burda, MA, Ph D 
M. Duarte, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
G. Kambourov, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
B. Kuruscu, MA, Ph D 
E. Malinova, MA, Ph D 
R. McMillan, BA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
J. Mondria, MA, Ph D 
P. Morrow, MA, Ph D 
A. Park, M Phil., Dipl. Wirt. Math, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
M. Peski, MA, Ph D 
X. Shi, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
C. Stewart, MA, M Phil, M Sc, Ph D 

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream 
L. Bailey, BA, MA (University of Toronto Mississauga)
S.A. Hussain, MA, Ph D 
G. Indart, MA, Ph D 
J. Murdock, M Phil, Ph D 
K. Yu, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 

Assistant Professors 
N. Bau, BA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
J. Beauchamp, MA, PhD
K. Bernhardt-Walther, MA, MBA, Ph D 
A. Blouin, MA, Ph D 
M. Celik, BA, Ph D
P. Cziraki, MSc, M Phil, Ph D 
K. Dasgupta, MA, MS, Ph D 
R. Deb, MA, M Phil, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
S. Dyrda, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
S. Eli, BA, Ph D
J. Goldman, MSc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
J. Gu, MS, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
Y. Halberstam, MA, Ph D 
J. Hall, BA, Ph D 
K. Kroft, MA, Ph D 
N. Li, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
Y. Luo, MA,, Ph D 
I. Mourifié, MSc, Ph D 
S. Ozkan, MA, MSc, Ph D 
P. Salardi, MA, Ph D 
D. Seim, BA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
M. Serafinelli, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
E. Souza Rodrigues, MA, MSc, MPhil, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
J. Steinberg, BA, Ph D 
J. Suzuki, MA, Ph D 
X. Tian, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
L.M.F. Turner, MSc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
R. Wolthoff, MSc, Ph D (University of Toronto Mississauga) 
Y. Wan, MA, Ph D 

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream 
P. Baude, MA
P. Foltin, MA, MSc
K. Freitas, B Sc, PhD 
R. Gazzale, MA, Ph D 
Z. Mahone, MA, Ph.D (University of Toronto Mississauga)
R. McKeown, MA
J. McNeill, MA

Status Only Faculty 
A.J. Cohen, Ph D 
G. Georgopoulos, MA, Ph D 

Adjunct Professor 
D.P. Dungan, MA, Ph D 

Sessional Lecturers 
M. Anjomshoa, MA, M Phil 
R. Barber, MA, LL.M 
K. Furlong, MA, Ph D 
M.C. Ho, MA, Ph D 
J. Kantarevic, MA, Ph D 
P. Tomlinson, BA, Ph D 
W.G. Wolfson, B Com, MA 
A. Yang, MBA, MS, PhD 
P.M.V. Yu, MS, Ph D 

Introduction

Economics is a social science that encompasses a broad range of human behaviour and has a strong influence on the structure, well-being and development of a society.

Much of human activity is directed towards the satisfaction of material wants. In many areas of the world, the greater part of human effort must be directed towards meeting the most elemental demands for food, clothing, and shelter. Even in technologically advanced societies, where these basic requirements can be met with comparative ease, the desire for more goods and services never appears to be fully satisfied. In consequence, every society - whatever its political orientation - is both competitive and cooperative. It is competitive because its members contend with one another to satisfy their individual wants from a limited supply of productive resources. It is cooperative because the greatest supply of goods is available when the activity of producing them is coordinated and organized. Economics deals with any issue arising out of the conflict between the demand for goods and services, and a limited supply of resources to satisfy those demands.

Undergraduate training in economics is intended to familiarize students with the discipline of economic thinking, to equip them to better understand human behaviour, and for the intelligent appraisal of contemporary economic problems.

Economics makes considerable use of mathematics in its enquiries. All economics programs require at least one course in mathematics.

An undergraduate degree is genrally not sufficient to become a professional economist. For this or other reasons, graduate work may be necessary. Students who wish to do graduate work should seek advice from the Department concerning their choice of courses. The Economics Specialist program and the Economics and Mathematics program, with their greater emphasis on mathematics, are designed to prepare students for graduate study, and are an excellent starting place.

Undergraduate Administrator: R. Innes

Undergraduate Assistant:  D. Navarro

Commerce Assistant: J. Fan

Enquiries:  150 St.George Street (416-978-4603)

 

Regarding Economics Programs

These are limited enrolment programs.  All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol (please read entry requirements for each program carefully). Consult the Arts & Science Program Enrolment instructions for details and instructions.

NOTE:  Please read prerequisites and exclusions carefully.  Course prerequisites are strictly enforced and are not just “recommended preparation.” For all mathematics and statistics course prerequisites, the level of the course is also important.  For all third and fourth year economics courses, FULL YEAR intermediate course prerequisites are mandatory:  a similar “half course” version is not acceptable. All prerequisites must be fully completed BEFORE a course can be taken. Courses that are prerequisites cannot be taken simultaneously with the courses for which they are a prerequisite (i.e., they are not "co-requisites"). Students from other institutions must show their transcripts to the department if they are using prior courses as prerequisites. The same rules apply.