Economics graduates are powerful intellects. Employers value their skills and capabilities. They are logical and abstract thinkers. They're effective communicators. They understand the operation of markets and the logic of optimal decision making.
In Canada, economics graduates usually find work as financial consultants, sales representatives, insurance brokers, financial managers, banking, credit, and investment managers, economists, researchers, consultants, financial analysts, and securities agents.
Scarce resources. The flow of goods and services. Individual and collective behaviours and interactions.
Economics is the study of how economic activity is organized when land, labour, capital—even things like clean air and water—are scarce.
We train our students to be able to see, understand, and analyze economic forces in action—in short, to think like economists.
A unique place to study
Our community is dynamic and energetic. Our faculty set us apart, winning teaching and research awards and publishing in the very top journals in the field. Their papers are published by American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. They serve on prominent editorial boards like the American Economic Review, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and Canadian Public Policy.
Learn more about enhancing your degree with the cooperative education program or membership in the Arts and Science Honours Academy.
At the University of Calgary, there are many ways to get involved and enjoy student life during your degree.
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