Department of Economics

Department of Economics



The Department of Economics at Carleton University is a research-intensive academic unit that offers a Ph.D. program in economics jointly with 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, and B.A. Combined Honours in Economics or Applied Economics and one of numerous other disciplines.



Professor Frances Woolley weighs in on “bags versus jugs” debate

“Perhaps out of inter-departmental spite, or perhaps out of national pride, his (Canadian) colleague Frances Woolley took issue with his blog post and fired back. “In her blog entry, aptly titled Take that, Steve Saideman, Woolley, who researches the economics of the family at Carleton... More

Monday, July 28th, 2014 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News


Professor Chris Gunn comments on link between productivity and business confidence

“Instead, there are two other reasons why secular stagnation might end. Christopher Gunn at Carleton University in Ottawa provides one. ‘Changes in expectations cause changes in productivity,’ he says. This is because if a manager wants to raise productivity, he needs to do a lot of work in... More

Friday, July 25th, 2014 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News


Professor Vivek Dehejia on debates about international monetary system at exclusive conference

Vivek Dehejia, “Illusions bred by a reserve currency: Short-term US macroeconomic goals conflict with long-term interests of a world reliant on the dollar” Livemint at Related comment (on the BRICS Development Bank) by Professor Dehejia on 13 July 2014: “Hasta ahora los BRICS... More

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News

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