Welcome to Economics!

Between the market and the state, how should society be organized, and who should control the commanding heights of the economy? How should societies best respond to the existential threat of climate change? How can we optimally design policies that reduce poverty and income inequality? To what extent does self-interest explain the decisions of individuals in the marketplace and beyond?

Our Economics program is ideally suited to people who are interested in such intellectual challenges. Develop your analytical and critical-thinking skills in a highly interactive, tightly-knit, and bilingual community. Ours is a collaborative program, not just in how it is delivered but also through its relationships around the world. Our professors have a global reach and a wide variety of specializations including macroeconomics, international trade, industrial organization, finance, immigration, public economics, innovation economics, public health, the history of economic thought, and data science. 

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Skills You'll Learn

  • Learn economic theory, its application to economic analysis, and to the design of economic and social policy
  • Gain strong analytical skills  
  • Study statistical methods used in economic analysis and business, and apply them to practical challenges 
  • Understand the economic behaviour of individuals and firms, and the ways in which institutions shape economic and societal outcomes
  • Get exposure to associated fields, such as finance, law, and public health, and concepts relevant to understanding economic forces and policy today 


As an Economics graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and change maker. You can choose to pursue graduate studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:  

  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Product Manager
  • Strategic Planner
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Tax Auditor
  • Researcher

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Economics.

Hands-On Experiences

Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Economics students. 

  • Choose a specialization stream in third or fourth year: Accounting & Finance, Economics & Public Policy or Mathematical Economics & Economic Theory  
  • Join the national Bank of Canada Governor’s Challenge, in which teams simulate the role of advisor to the bank’s Governing Council 
  • Complete an internship in the Greater Toronto Area 
  • Join the Glendon Economics & Business Club to boost your skills and meet like-minded classmates

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Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who have strong international backgrounds and real-world experience, and are often working and researching in the field.

Xavier de Vanssay

York Hall 339
416-736-2100 x 88153

Can Erutku

York Hall 364
416-736-2100 x 88127

Omar Hamouda (on sabbatical leave, 2022-23)

York Hall 365

Vincent A Hildebrand (on sabbatical leave, 2022-23)

York Hall 363
416-736-2100 x 88591

Marie Lavoie

BUEC Co-ordinator

York Hall C204
416-736-2100 x 88373

Nicolas-Guillaume Martineau

Departmental Chair

York Hall 329

416-736-2100 x 88124

Rémi Vivès

York Hall 341A

Scott Cawfield

York Hall 328

Richard Deklerk

York Hall 327 416-487-6712 rdeklerk@yorku.ca

John Paschakis

Vari Hall, 1107 (Keele Campus)
416-736-2100 x 33476

Steven Pinter


Rajeev Sharma

York Hall 327

Luis Garcia Vargas

York Hall 327, lgarciav@yorku.ca

Arthur Younger

Hilliard D104 ayounger@glendon.yorku.ca

Student Supports & Programs

Glendon prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Economics students use the most. 

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with an average* in the mid to high 70s  
  • A minimum of six 4U or 4M courses, including 4U English or FRA4U  
  • We accept a combination of U and M courses and OACs  
  • Economics & Business Economics: MHF4U and MCV4U recommended  
  • Proficiency in English OR French  

* Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses  

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