Econ(Hist)3220 - Canadian Economic History
The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to an economic lens through which historical contexts can be viewed, particularly focusing on Canada prior to 1914. We start by examining key economic concepts such as rationality, incentives, and transaction costs, along with the role institutions play in shaping them. Armed with this economic toolkit, we proceed to apply these principles for a nuanced understanding of select historical events in Canada. Over the course of the semester, students can expect to delve into a diverse array of topics ranging from Bison hunting on the prairies to slavery in Montreal, and the origins of private money before the establishment of the Bank of Canada. Additionally, the course offers an introductory exploration of Indigenous economics and the economic systems in place prior to colonisation.
Econ2103 - Intermediate Macroeconomics II
This is the second course of a two-course sequence in intermediate macroeconomics. The course's main objective is to allow students to delve deeper into the microfoundations of the models they've worked with in previous classes. We begin by building simple, micro-founded models of consumption and investment. We then use these foundations to explore IS-LM, Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand, and the Phillips Curve more thoroughly. Thus, by the end of the course, students can expect to better understand how the choices of individuals affect important macroeconomic variables in the short run, such as output and unemployment. Additional attention is given to the history of thought within macroeconomics throughout the course, with the goal of placing the models we use within past and ongoing debates within our field.
Course Outline Reading List
Econ 4230 - Economic History (Fall 2023)
Econ2210 - Introductory Statistics for Economics (Winter 2021)
Econ4706 - Econometrics I (Winter 2020)
Econ4707 - Econometrics II (Winter 2020)
Econ3607 - Monetary and Financial Institutions (Winter 2019)
Econ3900 - Research Methods in Economics (Fall 2019)
Econ2009 - Managerial Economics (Fall 2018)
*All Teaching and TAing has been at Carleton University