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Economics

Economics at Huron is about much more than numbers and finances – it’s essential to our understanding of complex contemporary issues. We broaden the discipline to help students understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines and make predictions for coming decades.

Learn how and why things work the way they do, so you can influence positive change in resource management and the wealth of local and global communities.

ECONOMICS BROCHURE

Alumni Stories

Learn where the study of human material wealth and its interplay with social, political and cultural influencers has taken our Huron grads.

If you want to emulate their success in economics, Huron can help you get there. Our professors look forward to supporting you to join our alumni’s esteemed network and contributing to our globally-focused legacy.

  • My colleagues and leadership team ensured I had the opportunities to make meaningful contributions to our work environment, and the company more broadly.
    Kristen Kodric
    Young Alumna
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  • Huron students are motivated by our Liberal Arts perspectives, and we're going to take them in different directions to create a better world.
    Annika Lui
    Venture for Canada Fellow
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  • Huron was not an easy set of years for me – I had to work really hard. I only saw results when I put in the time, and Huron taught me the importance of putting in that time.
    Adam Deif, BA'04
    Head of Industry, Google
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HONORS SPECIALIZATION
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MINOR IN ECONOMIC THEORY

The Minor in Economic Theory aims to provide students with an introduction to methods of economic analysis and to equip them with the analytical skills needed to examine a variety of social and economic issues.

Learn more about the Minor.

MAJOR IN ECONOMICS

An Economics Major will provide a strong foundation in economic concepts and tools. The required and elective courses will help students develop the capacity to apply these concepts tangibly within local and global economies. Students will learn how economics influences humanity, as well as how to affect economic change through public policy.

These modules may be combined with the study of another discipline as part of an Honors Double Major degree.

Learn more about Huron’s Economics Major.

HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN ECONOMICS

The Honors Specialization is designed for students who want to take a deeper dive into the subject matter and focus intensively on better understanding how various economic factors influence human life.

Students who pursue this pointed exploration into our global economies may wish to work as professional economists or may be interested in careers in business, commerce, finance or government.  These programs combine theoretical studies with applied work in the discipline, and will also provide a great foundation for those who wish to pursue post-graduate studies in Economics.

Learn more about the Honors Specialization in Economics.

Learn more about the Honors Specialization Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Huron/HBA Progam

MAJOR IN FINANCE

Our Finance Major has been designed to position students as thought-leaders in this ever-changing and growing area of business. Students who choose to pursue this major will gain in-depth knowledge regarding finance theory, financial institutions, analysis and risk management.

This major is helpful for students looking to enter into banking, financial analysis, investment, as well as a broad range of service firms or government organizations.

Learn more about Huron’s Finance Major.

Economics Professors

Our Economics specialize in a diverse array of topics that will encourage students to develop a thorough understanding of concepts and tools, related to the field of economics, that position them for success throughout their chosen career path. Learn about the people who will form your support network and guide you along the way toward becoming a Leader with Heart who understands how the world works – and the ways in which economics defines our relationships between one another, our culture, society and so much more.

  • Economics is about more than just people. It's an enriching exploration into the social and economic trends that influence and shape one another, resulting in transformative human experiences.
    Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir, PhD
    Associate Professor, Economics
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  • My teaching aims to inspire curiosity, to develop critical minds, to cultivate humility in the face of complexity, and to impart economic thinking and techniques.
    Michael Kottelenberg, PhD
    Associate Professor, Economics
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  • I am passionate about the underlying sources of income growth over time and the reasons behind the vast differences in living standards across economies. I am also interested in studying the impact of different policies on women’s health and socioeconomic status.
    Samira Hasanzadeh, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Economics
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Economics Department

Tenure-stream

  • Dr. Mahdiyeh Entezarkheir, Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 217, menteza@huron.uwo.ca, Office V122
  • Dr. Samira Hasanzadeh, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 246, shasanz@huron.uwo.ca, Office V124
  • Dr. Ian Herzog, Assistant Professor, 519-438-7224 ext. 445,
  • iherzog2@huron.uwo.ca, Office A303
  • Dr. Michael Kottelenberg, Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 603, mkottele@huron.uwo.ca, Office V132
  • Dr. Ozden Sungur, Chair and Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 257, osungur@huron.uwo.ca, Office V123

Program Sessional and Per Course Instructors  

  • Minku Kang, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext.231, mkang9@uwo.ca, Office Lucas Annex
  • Desmond McKeon, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 297, dmckeon@uwo.ca, Office A8
  • Sunghoon Cho, Lecturer, 519-438-7224 ext. 231, scho83@uwo.ca

Professors Emeriti

Economics Courses

Students enrolled in MOS will complete a foundational first-year of study that includes Business, Economics, and Mathematics prior to choosing the specific MOS module they wish to pursue.

2022-2023 Courses
Course – Please see link for Academic Calendar Description 

Instructor

Section – Please see links for Course Outlines
ECO 1021A – Principles of MicroeconomicsKottelenberg / Herzog / Kang / Kang / Kottenenberg550 / 551 / 552 / 553 / 554
ECO 1021B – Principles of MicroeconomicsHerzog550
ECO 1022A – Principles of MacroeconomicsHasanzadeh550
ECO 1022B – Principles of MacroeconomicsMcKeon / Hasanzadeh / Hasanzadeh / Hasanzadeh550 / 551 / 552 / 553 / 554
ECO 2121A – Firm & Financial MarketsMcKeon550
ECO 2154B – MoneyMcKeon550
ECO 2210A – Mathematical Economics IHasanzadeh550
ECO 2220A – Interm Macro IMcKeon / McKeon550 / 551
ECO 2221B – Interm Macro IIMcKeon /550 / 551
ECO 2222A – Econometrics IEntezarkheir / Entezarkheir550 / 551
ECO 2223B – Econometrics IIKottelenberg / Kang / Kottelenberg550 / 551 / 552
ECO 2260A – Interm Micro IKottelenberg / Kang / Kang550 / 551 / 552
ECO 2261B – Interm Micro IIEntezarkheir / Kang550 / 551
ECO 3313E – Research MethodsSungur550
ECO 3320A – Advanced Macro IMcKeon550
ECO 3328A – Public Finance: ExpenditureHerzog550
ECO 3346B – Financial MarketsMcKeon550
ECO 3352B – International TradeKang550
ECO 3357A – Industrial EconomicsEntezarkheir550
ECO 3371A – Monetary EconomicsMcKeon550
ECO 3381B – Advanced MicroeconomicsEntezarkheir550
ECO 3393B – SEL-Ecomic Growth & Technology ChangeHasanzadeh550
ECO 4490F – SEL-Advanced Macro EconomicsSungur550
ECO 4491G – SEL-Urban EconomicsHerzog550

 

2021 - 2022 Courses
CourseInstructorView Course Outline
ECO 1021A – Principles of MicroeconomicsRahimian550
ECO 1021A – Principles of MicroeconomicsHerzog551
ECO 1021A – Principles of MicroeconomicsStirling552 / 553
ECO 1021A – Principles of MicroeconomicsRahimian554
ECO 1021B – Principles of MicroeconomicsHerzog550
ECO 1022A – Principles of MacroeconomicsHasanzadeh550
ECO 1022B – Principles of MacroeconomicsMcKeon550
ECO 1022B – Principles of MacroeconomicsHasanzadeh551 / 553
ECO 1022B – Principles of MacroeconomicsRahimian552 / 554
ECO 2121A – Firm & Financial MarketsMcKeon550
ECO 2154B – MoneyMcKeon550
ECO 2210A – Mathematical Economics IHasanzadeh550
ECO 2220A – Interm Macro IMcKeon550 / 551
ECO 2220A – Interm Macro IRahimian552
ECO 2221B – Interm Macro IIMcKeon550
ECO 2221B – Interm Macro IIRahimian551
ECO 2222A – Econometrics IStirling550 / 551
ECO 2223B – Econometrics IIStirling550 / 551
ECO 2260A – Interm Micro IKang550 / 551 / 552
ECO 2261B – Interm Micro IIKang550 / 551
ECO 3313E – Research MethodsSungur550
ECO 3320A – Advanced Macro IMcKeon550
ECO 3328A – Public Finance: ExpenditureHerzog550
ECO 3346B – Financial MarketsMcKeon550
ECO 3352B – International TradeKang550
ECO 3370A – International FinanceMcKeon550
ECO 3371B – Monetary EconomicsHasanzadeh550
ECO 3381B – Advanced MicroeconomicsStirling550
ECO 4490F – Sel Topics-Adv Macro EconomicsSungur550
ECO 4491G – Sel Topics-Urban EconomicsHerzog550
2020 - 2021 Courses
CourseInstructorView Course Outline
ECO 1021A – Principles of  MicroeconomicsKottelenberg550 /551 / 554
ECO 1021A – Principles of MicroeconomicsStirling552 / 553
ECO 1021B – Principles of MicroeconomicsKottelenberg550
ECO 1022A – Principles of MacroeconomicsHasanzadeh550
ECO 1022B – Principles of MacroeconomicsMcKeon550
ECO 1022B – Principles of MacroeconomicsHasanzadeh551
ECO 1022B – Principles of MacroeconomicsWalker552 / 553 / 554
ECO 2121A– The Firm and Financial Markets
 McKeon550
ECO 2154B – MoneyMcKeon550
ECO 2179B – SEL TOPICS – An introduction to Game TheoryKottelenberg550
ECO 2210A – Mathematical Economics IStirling550
ECO 2220A – Intermediate Macroeconomics I McKeon 550 / 551
ECO 2220AIntermediate Macroeconomics IRahimian552
ECO 2221B – Intermediate Macroeconomics IIMcKeon550
ECO 2221B – Intermediate Macroeconomics IIRahimian551
ECO 2222A – Econometrics IStirling550551
ECO 2223B – Econometrics IIStirling550 / 551
ECO 2260A – Intermediate Microeconomics IKottelenberg550 / 551
ECO 2260A – INTERMEDIATE MICRO IKang552
ECO 2261B – INTERMEDIATE MICRO IIKang550 / 551
CourseInstructorView Course Outline
ECO 3313E – RESEARCH METHODSSungur550 Course Outline
ECO 3320A – ADVANCED MACRO IMcKeon550 Course Outline
ECO 3346B – FINANCIAL MARKETSMcKeon550 Course Outline
ECO 3357B – INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICSEntezarkheir550 Course Outline
ECO 3370A – INTERNATIONAL FINANCEMcKeon550 Course Outline
ECO 3371B – MONETARY ECONOMICSHasanzadeh550 Course Outline
ECO 3381B – ADVANCED MICROECONOMICSStirling550 Course Outline
ECO 3393B – SPECIAL TOPICS – ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGEHasanzadeh550 Course Outline
CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 4490F – SPECIAL TOPICS – ADVANCED MACROECONOMICSSungur550 Course Outline
ECO 4491G – SPECIAL TOPICS – ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYEntezarkheir550 Course Outline
2019 - 2020 Courses
CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics550KottelenbergCourse Outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics551KottelenbergCourse Outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics552StirlingCourse Outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics553StirlingCourse Outline
ECO 1021B Principles of Microeconomics550KottelenbergCourse Outline
ECO 1022A Principles of Macroeconomics550HasanzadehCourse Outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics550McKeonCourse Outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics 551HasanzadehCourse Outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics552WalkerCourse Outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics553WalkerCourse Outline
CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 2121A The Firm and Financial Markets 550McKeonCourse Outline
ECO 2154B  Money550HasanzadehCourse Outline
ECO 2163B International Trade550StirlingCourse Outline
ECO 2210A Principles of Mathematical Economics I550WalkerCourse Outline
ECO 2220A Intermediate Macroeconomics I 550McKeonCourse Outline
ECO 2220A Intermediate Macroeconomics I 551McKeonCourse Outline
ECO 2221B Intermediate Macroeconomics II 550McKeonCourse Outline
ECO 2222A Intermediate Econometrics I550EntezarkheirCourse Outline
ECO 2223B Intermediate Econometrics II550StirlingCourse Outline
ECO 2260A Intermediate Microeconomics I550KottelenbergCourse Outline
ECO 2260A Intermediate Microeconomics I 551KottelenbergCourse Outline
ECO 2261B Intermediate Microeconomics II550EntezarkheirCourse Outline
CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 3313E Research Methods550Sungur / KottelenbergCourse Outline
ECO 3320A Advanced Macroeconomics I550McKeonCourse Outline
ECO 3346B  Financial Markets550McKeonCourse Outline
ECO 3357A Industrial Economics550EntezarkheirCourse Outline
ECO 3371A  Monetary Economics550HasanzadehCourse Outline
ECO 3381B Advanced Microeconomics I550EntezarkheirCourse Outline
ECO 3393B Special Topics – Economic Growth and Technological Change550HasanzadehCourse Outline
CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 4490F  Special Topics 550SungurCourse Outline
ECO 4491G Special Topics  – Intellectual Property550EntezarkheirCourse Outline
2018 - 2019 Courses

The 1000-level courses offered in our Economics department provides Leaders with Heart the basic methodology for to analyze and assess the material health and well-being of societies and nations. Economic analysis can offer insights into human behaviours and relationships, and aid in social efforts to use scarce resources in more efficient ways.

CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 550)KottelenbergView course outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 551)KottelenbergView course outline
ECO 1021A Principles of Microeconomics (Sec. 552)WalkerView course outline
ECO 1021B Principles of MicroeconomicsKottelenbergView course outline
ECO 1022A Principles of MacroeconomicsMcKeonView course outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 550)McKeonView course outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 551)WalkerView course outline
ECO 1022B Principles of Macroeconomics (Sec. 552)WalkerView course outline
CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 2121A The Firm and Financial MarketsMcKeonView course outline
ECO 2163B International TradeMurphyView course outline
ECO 2178A “Government Tax & Expenditure Policies
& their Effect on Social Welfare”
WalkerView course outline
ECO 2179B “Introduction to Game Theory”KottelenbergView course outline
ECO 2210A Principles of Mathematical Economics IStirlingView course outline
ECO 2220A Intermediate Macroeconomics IMcKeonView course outline
ECO 2221B Intermediate Macroeconomics IIMcKeonView course outline
ECO 2222A Intermediate Econometrics IEntezarkheirView course outline
ECO 2223B Intermediate Econometrics IIMurphyView course outline
ECO 2260A Intermediate Microeconomics IWalkerView course outline
ECO 2261B Intermediate Microeconomics IIStirlingView course outline
CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 3313E Research MethodsEntezarkheirView course outline
ECO 3320A Advanced Macroeconomics IMcKeonView course outline
ECO 3345B Labor Economics IIKottelenbergView course outline
ECO 3357A Industrial EconomicsEntezarkheirView course outline
ECO 3370B International FinanceMcKeonView course outline
ECO 3371B Monetary EconomicsMcKeonView course outline
ECO 3381B Advanced Microeconomics IStirlingView course outline
ECO 3393B Special Topics WalkerView course outline

 

CourseInstructorCourse Outline
ECO 4491G Special TopicsEntezarkheirView course outline
ECO 4492F Special TopicsKottelenbergIndependent Studies

Economics Careers

Students who have an interest in careers in business, commerce, finance or government often choose a program of study in Economics. Graduates are well prepared for graduate school and a variety of professions.

Where will a degree in Economics take you?
  • Market analyst
  • Foreign exchange trader
  • Investment counselling
  • Public administration
  • Lawyer
  • Brokerage firms
  • Financial service sector
  • Policy analyst
  • Portfolio management
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