Department of Economics

Department of Economics



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.



Adjunct Research Professor Åke Blomqvist on blocked-hospital-bed crisis

Åke Blomqvist and Colin Busby, “Blocked bed crisis will only deepen: Voucher-based cost-sharing system would tailor care to seniors’ needs,” The Hamilton Spectator at See alternatively: “Blocked bed crisis will only deepen: Hamilton Spectator Op-Ed” at More

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News


Professor Vivek Dehejia comments on “Gujarat model” of Narendra Modi

“‘The Gujarat model is more about ideologically-neutral good governance than the sort of big-bang reforms seen in 1980s Britain and America,’ says Vivek Dehejia, an economist. What sets Mr Modi apart from many of his predecessors is his ability to make a decision and be held accountable for... More

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News


Professor Chris Worswick’s research on job-market issues faced by immigrants cited

“For the past decade or two, immigrants to Canada have been better educated than at any time in our history. Yet, these newcomers still tend to get stuck with lesser jobs and smaller paycheques, in some cases quite a lot smaller, than their Canadian-born neighbours. “This doesn’t make... More

Monday, January 5th, 2015 in Economics News Feed for all posts filed under Economics News


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 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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Economics Careers Evening

Thursday, January 29 - 6:00 PM


Economics T.A. workshop on Academic Integrity

Tuesday, February 03 - 1:30 PM

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