ECON3505Information Technology and the Canadian Economy3 ch (3C) (W) (EL)

Blends economic analysis, economic history and public policy to spotlight the role of economics in the context of the revolution in information technology. Topics include: the structural evolution of the Canadian and regional economies, the emergence of knowledge based industries, the economic costs and benefits of education, the demographic and skill composition of Canada's labour force, the economics of technological change and the contemporary role of the information technology, the impact of information technological developments on human rights, the role of the private and public sectors in the new transnational global economy.

Prerequisite: First-year microeconomics (ECON 1001, or ECON 1013, or ECON 1014 or ECON 1073), or permission of the instructor.