Courses and Instructors

The Department of Economics offers a wide range of courses taught by outstanding professors. Instructor evaluation results can be found on IPB's website. To see a copy of the course syllabus, please click on the course names below.  Please visit Western's Bookstore website for the appropriate textbook(s).

Fall/Winter/Summer 2018/2019

NEW: Course changes and a new Minor


Fall 2018

All course outlines are available on Owl for registered students. A course outline will be linked to the course entry below when available.
(Fall Office Hours)

1000 - Level Courses

Course Number

Section(s)

Name

Instructor

1021A 001 Principles of Microeconomics Trela
1021A 002/004 Principles of Microeconomics Shearer
1021A 003 Principles of Microeconomics Hammond
1021A 650 Principles of Microeconomics Hammond
1022A 001 Principles of Macroeconomics Cho

2000-Level Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2001A 001 Economics for Engineering and Science Students Shearer
2122A 001 Econometrics I Stirling
2122A 002 Econometrics I Shearer
2124A 001 Economic Development I MacDonald
2128A 001 Economics of China Zhang
2138F 001 Microeconomic Policy MacDonald
2150A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Trela
2150A 002 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Stirling
2150A 003 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Kang
2151A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II Trela
2152A 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Cho
2152A 002 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I MacDonald
2154A 001 Money McKeon
2155A 001 Labour Economics - Theory Stirling
2157F 001 Urban Economics E.Rivers
2160A 001 Public Finance - Revenue E.Rivers
2166F 001 Economics of Air Transportation Chung
2167A 001 International Economics McKeon
2172A 001 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Trela
2182A 001 Economics of Sports  Cho
2191A 001 Risk and Financial Institutions McKeon

Honors Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2200F 001 Introduction to Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Slivinski
2220A 001/002 Intermediate Macroeconomics I Cociuba
2222A 001/002 Intermediate Econometrics I Ashan
2260A 001/002 Intermediate Microeconomics I Zheng
2288F 001 Economic Policy I Chung
3310A 001 Advanced Mathematical Economics  Stirling
3325A 001 Economic Development II  Jin
3328A 001 Public Finance: Expenditure Mehta
3332A 001 Financial Economics Gungor
3344A 001 Labour Economics I Robinson
3363F 001 Political Economy I Slivinski
3382A 001 Advanced Microeconomics I Aguiar
3388A 001 Applied Econometrics I Mehta
4400E 001 Senior Research Seminar in Economics Kashaev/Michaud/Sicular/Robinson


Winter 2019

All course outlines are available on Owl to registered students. A course outline will be linked to the course entry below when available.
(Winter Office Hours)

1000-Level Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
1021B 001 Principles of Microeconomics M. Hossain
1022B 001 Principles of Macroeconomics MacDonald
1022B 002 Principles of Macroeconomics Shearer
1022B 003 Principles of Macroeconomics Cho
1022B 004 Principles of Macroeconomics Shearer
1022B 650 Principles of Macroeconomics E.Rivers

2000-Level Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2123B 001 Econometrics II Stirling
2123B 002 Econometrics II Stirling
2125B 001 Economic Development II MacDonald
2129B 001 Managerial Economics Slivinski
2141B 001 Principals of Mathematical Economics  Hossain
2150B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Trela
2151B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II Salazar
2152B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Cho
2152B 002 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Carew
2153B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy II McKeon
2156B 001 Labour Economics - Bargaining Stirling
2159B 001 Public Finance - Expenditure Trela
2162B 001 Comparative International Business McKeon
2165G 001 Industrial Organization Chung
2169G 001 Economics of Health Care Trela
2176G 001 Economics and Law I Chung
2181B 001 Foundations of Financial Economics McKeon
2184B 001 Cost-Benefit Analysis Trela

Honors Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2210B 001 Principles of Mathematical Economics  Hossain
2221B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomics II TBA
2221B 002 Intermediate Macroeconomics II TBA
2223B 001 Econometrics II Allen
2223B 002 Econometrics II Allen
2261B 001 Intermediate Microeconomics II Streufert 
2261B 002 Intermediate Microeconomics II Streufert 
2289G 001 Economic Policy II Davies
3320B 001 Advanced Macroeconomics  Michaud
3329B 001 Public Finance: Taxation Davies
3330B 001 Advanced Monetary Theory Williamson
3344B 001 Labour Economics  Robinson
3353B 001 International Finance  Ramanarayanan
3364G 001 Industrial Organization Chung
3395B 001 Special Topics in Economics and Economic Policy Lochner
4400E 001 Senior Research Seminar in Economics Kashaev/Robinson/Slivinski/Michaud 

Summer Courses 2019

This is currently a tentative schedule. All course outlines will be available on Owl for registered students. A course outline will be linked to the course entry below when available.

Course Number Section Name Instructor
1021A 001 Principles of Microeconomics TBA
1021A 650 Principles of Microeconomics TBA
1022B 001 Principles of Macroeconomics TBA
1022A 650 Principles of Macroeconomics TBA
2122A 001 Econometrics I TBA
2123B 001 Econometrics II TBA
2150A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I TBA
2150A 650 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I TBA
2151B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II TBA
2152A 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I TBA
2153B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy II TBA
2156A 001 Labour Economics - Bargaining TBA
2167A 001 International Economics TBA

Special Topics Offered 2018/2019:

Economics 3390G - Human Behaviour

This course will examine economic theories of human behaviour and how those theories can be used to understand current economic/social problems in developed economies. First, we will examine the recent rise in earnings inequality and its underlying causes. Second, we will discuss differences in earnings by race/ethnicity and gender, focusing on economic theories and evidence regarding those theories. Third, we will discuss the enormous social costs of crime and policy alternatives aimed at reducing crime.