Program list & descriptions

Economics ( Doctorate )

Recognized for strengths in research and teaching. Research areas include both theoretical and applied economics, econometric theory and the history of economic thought. Faculty have active research programs and publish regularly in academic journals, and have made important applied contributions to industry and governments. The department's teaching is highly regarded, with a strong emphasis at the graduate level on econometrics and economic theory as tools for understanding economic phenomena and for developing economic policy.


Prerequisite Minimum standing

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September January 31 December 15


  • GRE
  • Statement of research interests
  • Writing sample
  • For details, please consult the Economics website

Program advisers

  • Dr. Judith Clarke, grad adviser - or 250-721-8542
  • Ms. Candace Aitken, grad secretary, (as of Jan. 9/12) - or 250-472-4409

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Reception Katherine Gauthier 250-472-4410 BEC 360
Department Secretary Judy Wood 250-721-8532 BEC 360
Graduate Secretary Sherri Makepeace 250-472-4409 BEC 360
FAX 250-721-6214
Acting Chair Graham Voss 250-721-8532 BEC 360
Administrative Officer Karen Crawford 250-721-6197 BEC 360b
Senior Analyst G. L. Bluck 250-721-8549 BEC 330
Undergraduate Adviser Nilanjana Roy 250-472-4417 BEC 382
Graduate Adviser Herb Schuetze 250-721-8541 BEC 338
Senior Lab Instructor Nicholas Karlson 250-721-8548 BEC 322
Co-op Coordinator Barbara Fisher 250-721-8969 DTB A204
Co-op Secretary Linda Marley 250-721-8689 DTB A204

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

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