Economics Option

Department of Economics

 For Bachelor of Arts Economics please see - Fredericton Degree Programs - Bachelor of Arts - Economics

General Office: Singer Hall, Room 465
Mailing Address: Department of Economics
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4828
Fax: (506) 453-4514
Email: econ@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/economics/

 Faculty

  • Chowdhury, Murshed, BSS, MSS (Shah Jalal), MA, PhD (Manit.) Asst. Prof - 2016
  • Dalkir, Elif, BSc (Mathematics-METU), MS (Bogazici), MA (Mathematics-Kansas), PhD (Economics & Mathematics - Kansas), Assoc. Prof - 2012
  • Dalkir, Mehmet S., BS, MS (Engineering-METU), MA (Kansas), PhD (Kansas), Assoc. Prof - 2005
  • Emery, Herbert, BA (Qu.), MA, PhD (British Columbia), Vaughan Chair & Director of Policy Studies Centre, Prof - 2016
  • Farnworth, Mike, BA, MA (Qu.), PhD (McM), Assoc. Prof - 2000
  • Haan, Michael, BA (Dordt), MA (Windsor), PhD (Toronto), Assoc. Prof., Canada Research Chair, (Joint with Sociology), 2010
  • Lantz, Van, BA (Car.), MA (Dal), PhD (S.Fraser), Assoc. Prof (Joint Forestry & Enviro Mgmt) - 2000
  • Leonard, Philip, B.Comm (Queen's), MA (Ottawa), PhD (McMaster), Research Assoc and Health Economist with NB-IRDT - 2014
  • McDonald, Ted, BA (St. F.X.), MCom, PhD (Melbourne), Prof & Acting Chair - 2001
  • Myatt, Anthony E., BA (Lancaster), MA, PhD (McM), Prof - 1983
  • Passaris, Constantine E., BA (American U, Cairo), MA (Nfld), PhD (Leicester), Prof - 1972
  • Yevdokimov, Yuri, BSc (Sumy), MA (Academy of Science), MSc (Ill), PhD (Manit.), Prof (Joint Civil Eng.) - 1999
  • Yu, Weiqiu, BSc (Shandong), MA (UNB), PhD (S. Fraser), Prof & Chair - 1993

Programs available to Faculty of Science students include Majors, Honours and a Minor in Economics (see below), Major and Honours in Mathematics/Statistics-Economics, and  Major in Earth Science-Economics. These programs can be found at BSc. Interdepartmental Programs.

Majors and Honours

Students are advised to carefully plan their selection and sequencing of foundation courses as each course is a prerequisite for higher level courses within the same subject area.

Students normally choose a major or Honours in the second year and should register with the Department at the beginning of the academic year. Registration forms may be obtained from the departmental secretary in SH465 or downloaded from the departmental website at:  http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/economics/_resources/pdfs/minormajorhonoursform.pdf

Major in Economics

A Major will consist of 42ch in Economics courses, 63 ch in other Science courses (including CS 1003 or CS 1073) and 21 ch of electives for a total of 126ch. The following courses are compulsory for this program: ECON 1013, ECON 1023, ECON 3013, ECON 3023, ECON 4013, ECON 4023, ECON 3665, MATH 1003 or 1053, MATH 1013 or 1063, CS 1003 or 1073, STAT 3083, and STAT 3093. Course selection should normally conform to the following pattern:

First Year (36 ch minimum)

  1. ECON 1013, ECON 1023, CS 1003 or 1073, MATH 1003 or 1053, MATH 1013 or 1063
  2. A total of 20 ch of first year science lecture and laboratory courses in two subjects areas of Biology, Chemistry, Geology (Earth Sciences), and Physics

Second Year (30 ch minimum)

  1.  ECON 3013, ECON 3023, and 6 ch electives in Economics
  2.  Two additional courses of first year science lectures in the same subject area
  3.  STAT 3083, STAT 3093
  4.  6ch chosen from List A

Note: Students who did not take ECON 1013, 1023 in their first year may enter the program by taking these courses in their second year. They should consult the Undergraduate Director in Economics for course selections.

Third and Fourth Years (60 ch minimum)

  1. ECON 4013, ECON 4023, ECON 3665
  2. A minimum of additional 15 ch (advance level) in Economics
  3. 21 ch of approved electives (at least 9ch must be advanced level as defined by the relevant Department)
  4. 15ch chosen from List A (at least 6ch must be at advanced level as defined by the relevant Department).

List A: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology (Earth Sciences), Mathematics, Physics, Statistics.

 Honours in Economics

The Honours program is designed mainly for persons who intend to become professional economists, particularly those who plan to do graduate work in Economics at UNB or some other universities. The program emphasizes economic theory, mathematical economics, mathematics and quantitative research methods.

Admission to the Honours Program is restricted to persons who have earned a grade of B or higher in ECON 1013 and 1023 or MATH 1003 and 1013 or their equivalences, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. To remain in the Honours program a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in Economics courses and approved substitutes, with no grade lower than C in a required course.

The Honours Program consists of 48ch in Economics courses, 63 ch in other Science courses (including CS 1003 or CS 1073 ) and 15 ch of electives for a total of 126 ch. The following courses are compulsory for Honours students: ECON 1013, ECON 1023, ECON 3013, ECON 3023, ECON 4013, ECON 4023, ECON 4625, ECON 4665, MATH 1003 or 1053, MATH 1013 or 1063, MATH 2003, MATH 2013, MATH 2213, CS 1003 or 1073, STAT 3083, and STAT 3093. Course selection should normally conform to the following pattern:

First Year (36 ch minimum)

  1. ECON 1013, ECON 1023, CS 1003, or 1073, MATH 1003 or 1053, MATH 1013 or 1063.
  2. A total of 20 ch of first year science lecture and laboratory courses in two subject areas of Biology, Chemistry, Geology (Earth Sciences), and Physics.

Second Year (30 ch minimum)

  1. ECON 3013, ECON 3023 and 6 ch electives in Economics
  2. Two additional term courses of first year science lectures in the same subject area.
  3. MATH 2003, MATH 2013, STAT 3083, STAT 3093

NOTE: Students who did not take ECON 1013, 1023 in their first year may enter the program by taking these courses in their second year. They should consult the Undergraduate Director in Economics for course selections.

Third and Fourth Years (60 ch minimum)

  1. ECON 4023, ECON 4625, ECON 4665
  2. MATH 2213
  3. A minimum of 18 additional ch (advanced level) in Economics
  4. 12 ch chosen from List A (at least 6 ch must be at advanced level as defined by the relevant Department)
  5. 15 ch approved electives (at least 6ch must be advanced level as defined by the relevant Department)

List A: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology (Earth Sciences), Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

, 3023, 3665, 3755, 3794, 4013, 4023 plus a minimum of 2 term courses in economics, CS 1003 and a minimum of 4 additional approved term courses.

Minor in Economics

A minor in Economics is available to Science students. It consists of at least 24 ch in Economics with a grade of 2.0 or better. For the minor up to 6 ch in statistics courses from other Departments may be treated as equivalent to Economics statistics and therefore counted as an Economics credit. The courses for the minor must be from a “coherent set of sequence of courses” as called fo by the general university regulations for a Minor.