The Economics Department at the University of Calgary offers the following advantages to prospective graduate students:
1. Our graduates have considerable success finding employment related to their training. Many of our PhDs receive offers of tenure track academic employment. Not only does Calgary have one of the fastest growing economies in Canada, it is now second only to Toronto in terms of the number of top 500 companies with their headquarters in our city. Many of these companies, plus the numerous federal and provincial agencies in Calgary, employ professional economists. The Calgary branch of the Canadian Association of Business Economists is one of the most active in the country a very high percentage of its members are graduates of the University of Calgary. Click here to see our recent PhD and MA placements.
2. We are a young and very dynamic department. All of our faculty members have a strong commitment to research and teaching – particularly at the graduate level.
3. The department is now particularly strong in research areas:
- Experimental Economics
- Health Economics
- Industrial Organisation/Regulation
- International Trade
- Public Economics
- Resource Economics