Our Economics program starts with micro- and macroeconomics foundation courses and extends to money and banking, environmental economics, labour economics, Canadian economic policy, and managerial economics.
COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITS
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labour organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm.
Transfers to: UBC ECON 101, SFU ECON 103, UNBC ECON 100, and UVic ECON 103.
ECON 105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 210 Money and Banking (3)
Banking theory and practice in a Canadian context; the supply theory of money; the demand for money and credit creation; monetary policy in a centralized banking system and in relation to international finance.
Transfers to: UBC, SFU ECON 210, UNBC, and UVic ECON 200 level.
ECON 260 Environmental Economics (3)
An introduction to the relationship between economic activity and the environment; causes, consequences and possible solutions to local and global environmental issues. Economic analysis of environmental problems such as water and air pollution and global climate change. Evaluation of market failures due to externalities and public goods. Market and non-market regulation of environmental problems.
Transfers to: UBC, SFU ECON 260, UNBC, and UVic ECON 200 level.
ECON 280 Introduction to Labour Economics (3)
An analysis of the microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects of labour markets and government policy options relating to labour markets. Institutional aspects and recent trends in the Canadian labour market, and labour market models that seek to explain the behaviour of labour market participants are examined. Policy analysis is studied with these models and is an important focus of the course.
Transfers to: UBC, SFU ECON 280, UNBC, and UVic ECON 200 level.
ECON 290 Canadian Microeconomic Policy (3)
Canadian governments regularly implement policies targeted at specific markets and this intervention is justified on the basis that the targeted market would not achieve desired levels of performance on their own. Why do markets fail to automatically achieve efficient outcomes (i.e., what are market failures and why do they occur)? What government policies are used to correct market failure and are they effective?
Transfers to: UBC ECON 210, SFU ECON 290, UNBC, and UVic ECON 200 level.
ECON 291 Canadian Macroeconomic Policy (3)
A general survey of Canadian macroeconomic policy issues. Topics will include the costs of inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, the effects of government debt and exchange rate policy.
Transfers to: UBC, SFU ECON 291, UNBC, and UVic ECON 200 level.
ECON 295 Managerial Economics (3)
Economic foundations of managerial decision-making. Demand theory, cost and production, market structure, competitive strategy, organization of the firm, welfare-economic foundations of business regulation.
Transfers to: UBC ECON 295, SFU, UNBC, and UVic ECON 200 level.