Department of Economics

Department of Economics

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Welcome

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University is a research-intensive academic unit that houses the Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics (CMFE) and offers a Ph.D. program in economics jointly with its counterpart at the University of Ottawa, an M.A. program in economics with an optional concentration in financial economics or an optional collaborative specialization in data science or African studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics, and a diverse set of undergraduate degree programs including B.A. Honours in Economics or Applied Economics with various optional concentrations, B.A. Honours in Economics with Specialization in Quantitative and Mathematical Economics, B.A. Combined Honours in Economics or Applied Economics and one of numerous other disciplines, and B.G.In.S. Honours with Specialization in International Economic Policy or Global Development.

News

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Distinguished Research Professor Arch Ritter comments on restoration of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

(The National, “Canada’s helping hand: President Barack Obama thanked Canada for aiding the U.S. and Cuba mend their relations,” CBC News at www.cbc.ca) 2:24–2:44 Related comment by Professor Ritter on 17 December 2014: “Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the CBC that change likely... More

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Distinguished Research Professor Arch Ritter comments on progress of Cuba’s economic reforms

“Not only is the CUC over-valued but it creates distortions across the Cuban economy. The 1-1 exchange rate, for example, makes it difficult to determine the true productivity of state enterprises. Most wholesale and retail prices in Cuba are out of whack and the over-valued CUC tends to make... More

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Noted Carleton Economics alumnus Greg Ip returning to Wall Street Journal in January

WSJ staff, “Greg Ip Returns to Wall Street Journal as Chief Economics Commentator,” WSJ Blogs at blogs.wsj.com... More

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Should Canada Unilaterally Adopt Free Trade?

A vigorous and enthusiastic group of undergraduate and graduate economics students, together with a select contingent of faculty, alumni, and guests, gathered in the Tory Building on the evening of November 20 to attend the third of this year’s major joint events organized by the Carleton... More

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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Events

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Seminar with Carl Lin of Beijing Normal U.

Wednesday, January 07 - 2:30 PM

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Economics Careers Evening

Thursday, January 29 - 6:00 PM

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