Department of Economics
Welcome to the Department of Economics!
The Department of Economics is committed to excellence; training students to meet the economic challenges of the future in a wide variety of careers.
The Department strives to achieve three basic objectives:
- to provide a sound grasp of the tools of economic analysis and measurement;
- to provide an understanding of institutional development and the interrelation of economic social factors;
- and to develop students ability to apply systematic analysis and understanding to decision making in the private and public sector.
Each of our economic faculty members have served as practicing economists with public agencies or private firms, and thus bring to their teaching a rich background of practical experience analyzing policy issues and problems. This faculty experience, combined with small classes and close relationships to the North Bay economic communty, create a unique learning environment for students.
Which concentrations interest you?
Managerial Economics. Are you interested in observing economic patterns, conducting statistical analysis, and assisting the business planning process of a firm? Are you a confident public speaker looking to study the constantly changing economic environment? If so, explore the career paths available in managerial economics.
Labor and Public Economics. Do you enjoy analyzing the supply and demand of labor in an attempt to understand economic patterns such as wages, employment and income? Are you interested in studying government policy through efficiency and equity? Read about what a concentration in labor and public economics has to offer you.
International Economics. Are you concerned with international economic activity? Do you have a desire to seek out and explain international patterns such as trade, investment and migration. If this sounds like something you're interested in, a concentration in international economics may be the right choice for you.
Custom Concentration. Are you torn between which concentration is the right one for you? Do you dream of a career that requires you to master material from multiple economic concentrations? If so, meet with your faculty advisor to create a custom concentration that helps you reach for your goals.