Nine faculty members hold Research Chairs/Professorships. Many have served in elected offices in the Canadian Economics Association and other professional societies within the discipline and as policy
advisors to government. Many faculty members have served on prominent editorial boards, including those for the American Economic Review, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and Canadian Public Policy.
During the 2009-2010 academic year 7400 undergraduates enrolled in courses offered by the department. Seven hundred and nine majored in economics, making the subject the fifth most popular at the University of Calgary. Undergraduates also frequently participate in research projects supervised by the faculty in the department.
Our graduate program offers both Thesis-Based and Course-Based MA Degrees and a PhD degree. In a typical year, we enroll approximately 20 students to our MA programs and 10 students to the PhD program. Approximately 50% of these students come from Canada and the rest come from around the world.
Doctoral students typically spend five years enrolled in the program -- completing course work in the first two year and spending the remainder of that time pursuing research. Our curriculum is consistent with the level of rigor and the design of leading economics graduate programs in North America. However, our smaller program size affords our students more attention from faculty and more opportunities to pursue their particular research interests.
Many graduates of our MA program have gone on to PhD study in the world's leading Economics Departments in Canada and the United States. Our PhD program graduates have had high success rates in terms of obtaining tenure-track academic appointments.