Courses

Courses offered

Below, you will find lists of current Economics courses offered, along with course outlines and links to the UVic Calendar course descriptions.

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses. Lists of instructors and schedules are subject to change.

Course outlines are posted at the beginning of the term. Course instructors normally notify registered students if they make any changes to their outline throughout the term. For further information about the course outline, students should contact the course instructor.

Course Policies

Read the Department of Economics course policies for undergraduate students.

Prerequisite information

What is a prerequisite?

What if you think you have the prerequisite for an Economics course but you can't register? You can apply for a prerequisite waiver for an Economics course – read the following information and complete the Prerequisite Waiver Form.

Note: This form is for Economics courses only. For all other courses, such as MATH and COM, you will need to contact the Math or Commerce Department directly.

Summer Session 2018

Summer Session 2018

(Note: courses offered and schedules are subject to change, pending instructor availability and enrollment)

Term Dates:
Term 1: May 7 - August 3; exam period: Aug 7-17
Term 2: May 14 - June 29
Term 3: July 4 - August 20

Course/Schedule Name Instructor

ECON 180 A01 
Term 2

Introduction to Principles of Microeconomics and Financial Project Evaluation
(restricted to BEng and BSEng students)

course outline

C. Willmore
ECON 203 A01
Term 2

Intermediate Microeconomics I

course outline

F. Mokhtarzadeh
ECON 203 A02
Term 2

Intermediate Microeconomics I

course outline

P. Schure
ECON 204 A01
Term 3

Intermediate Macroeconomics

course outline

F. Mokhtarzadeh
ECON 225 A01
Term 2

Writing for Economists

course outline

S. Hume

ECON 225 A02
Term 2

Writing for Economists

course outline

A. Chaffe
ECON 245 A01
Term 2

Descriptive Statistics and Probability

course outline

B. Johnson
ECON 246 A01
Term 3

Statistical Inference

course outline

B. Johnson
ECON 305 A01
Term 2

Money and Banking

course outline

O. Saleh
ECON 306 A01
Term 1

International Economics

course outline

E. Sehic

ECON 313 A01
Term 3

Intermediate Microeconomics II

course outline

L. Zhang
ECON 320 A01
Term 2

Economic Development

course outline

Y. Denchev
ECON 321 A01
Term 2

The Economic History of Canada

course outline

C. Willmore
ECON 325 A01
Term 1

Public Economics

course outline

S. Pendergast
ECON 345 A01
Term 1

Applied Econometrics

course outline

A. Mehlenbacher
ECON 350 A01
Term 1

Mathematical Economics I

course outline

A. Mehlenbacher
ECON 406 A01
Term 2

Monetary Economics

course outline

F. Mokhtarzadeh

Winter Session 2018-19, First Term (Sep-Dec 2018)

Winter Session 2018-19, First Term (Sep-Dec 2018)

Course/Schedule Name Instructor
ECON 100 A01

The Canadian Economy: Problems and Policies

course outline

A. Chaffe
ECON 103 A01
ECON 103 A02

Principles of Microeconomics

course outline

E. Hutchinson
ECON 104 A01

Principles of Macroeconomics

course outline

L. Zhang
ECON 180 A01

Introduction to Principles of Microeconomics & Financial Project Evaluation

course outline

C. Willmore

ECON 203 A01

Intermediate Microeconomics I

course outline

B. Johnson

ECON 203 A02

ECON 203 A03

Intermediate Microeconomics I

A02: course outline

A03: course outline

K. Andrew

ECON 204 A01

Intermediate Macroeconomics

course outline

K. Stewart

ECON 204 A02

Intermediate Macroeconomics

course outline

F. Mokhtarzadeh
ECON 225 A01
ECON 225 A02
ECON 225 A03

Writing for Economists

course outline

S.E. Hume
ECON 225 A04

Writing for Economists

course outline

B. Ahmadi
ECON 245 A01

Descriptive Statistics & Probability

course outline

B. Johnson
ECON 246 A01

Statistical Inference

course outline

B. Johnson

ECON 305 A01

ECON 305 A02

Money & Banking

A01: course outline

A02: course outline

M. Engineer

ECON 306 A01

ECON 306 A02

International Economics

course outline

L. Zhang
ECON 310A A01

Competition Economics I

course outline

A. Mehlenbacher
ECON 311B A01

Economic Analysis of Tort and Crime

course outline

D. Scoones
ECON 312 A01

Urban Land Economics

course outline

M. Farnham

ECON 313 A01

ECON 313 A02

Intermediate Microeconomics II

course outline

L. Welling
ECON 318 A01

Health Economics

course outline

C. Auld
ECON 320 A01

Economic Development

course outline

Y. Denchev
ECON 321 A01

The Economic History of Canada

course outline

C. Willmore
ECON 321 A02

The Economic History of Canada

course outline

D. Scoones
ECON 325 A01

Public Economics

course outline

S. Pendergast

ECON 345 A01

ECON 345 A02

Applied Econometrics

 course outline

J. Clarke
ECON 350 A01

Mathematical Economics I: An Introduction to Static Methods

course outline

A. Mehlenbacher
ECON 365 A01

Econometrics: Part I

course outline

N. Roy
ECON 370 A01

Labour Economics

course outline

M. Jones
ECON 381 A01

Environmental Economics I (cross-listed as ES 312)

course outline

R. Martin
ECON 400 A01

Advanced Microeconomic Theory

course outline

E. Gugl
ECON 401 A01

Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

course outline

A. Kumar
ECON 406 A01

Monetary Economics

course outline

A. Kumar
ECON 413 A01

Economics of Firm Strategy

course outline

P. Courty
ECON 416 A01

Cost Benefit Analysis

course outline

C. Willmore
ECON 435 A01

Financial Economics

course outline

K. Xu
ECON 450 A01

Game Theory in Economics

course outline

D. Rondeau
ECON 454 A01

Theory of Corporate Finance

course outline

P. Courty
ECON 482 A01

Natural Resource Economics II
 course outline

G. C. van Kooten
ECON 486 A01

Topics in Econometrics: Advanced Applied Econometrics

course outline

C. Auld
ECON 499 A01

Honours Thesis and Seminar

course outline

E. Gugl & M. Farnham

Winter Session 2018-2019, Second Term (Jan-Apr 2019)

Winter Session 2018-19, Second Term (Jan-Apr 2019)

Course/Schedule Name Instructor
ECON 103 A01

Principles of Microeconomics

E. Hutchinson
ECON 104 A01
ECON 104 A02

Principles of Macroeconomics

L. Zhang

ECON 203 A01

ECON 203 A02

Intermediate Microeconomics I
  

P. Schure

ECON 204 A01

Intermediate Macroeconomics

K. Stewart

ECON 204 A02

ECON 204 A03

Intermediate Macroeconomics

K. Andrew
ECON 205 A01

Managerial Economics

B. Johnson
ECON 225 A01
ECON 225 A02
ECON 225 A03

Writing for Economists

S.E. Hume
ECON 245 A01

Descriptive Statistics & Probability 

B. Johnson
ECON 246 A01

Statistical Inference

B. Johnson

ECON 305 A01

Money and Banking
F. Mokhtarzadeh

ECON 305 A02

Money & Banking TBA
ECON 312 A01

Urban Land Economics

M. Farnham

ECON 313 A01

Intermediate Microeconomics II

L. Welling

ECON 313 A02

Intermediate Microeconomics II

E. Gugl

ECON 317 A01

The Economics of Canadian Health Care

C. Willmore

ECON 318 A01

Health Economics

C. Auld

ECON 320 A01

Economic Development

N. Roy

ECON 321 A01

The Economic History of Canada

N. South

ECON 321 A02

The Economic History of Canada

C. Willmore
ECON 325 A01

Public Economics

Y. Denchev
ECON 325 A02

Public Economics

S. Pendergast
ECON 327 A01

Economic History of North America

A. Chaffe
ECON 329 A01

Development and Economics

A. Kumar
ECON 333 A01

Introduction to Economic Growth

M. Engineer
ECON 337 A01

History of Economic Thought to 1870

M. Rutherford

ECON 345 A01

ECON 345 A02

Applied Econometrics

A. Mehlenbacher
ECON 345 A03

Applied Econometrics

F. Pretis
ECON 351 A01

Mathematical Economics II: An Introduction to Dynamic Methods

D. Rondeau
ECON 366 A01

Econometrics: Part II

J. Clarke
ECON 370 A01

Labour Economics

M. Jones
ECON 381 A01

Environmental Economics I (cross-listed as ES 312)

E. Hutchinson
ECON 381 A02

Environmental Economics I (cross-listed as ES 312)

R. Martin
ECON 382 A01

Natural Resource Economics I

D. Rondeau
ECON 403 A01

Agricultural Economics and Policy

G. C. van Kooten
ECON 405A A01

International Trade Theory

L. Zhang
ECON 405B A01

International Monetary Theory and Policy

G. Voss
ECON 406 A01

Monetary Economics

A. Kumar
ECON 416 A01

Cost Benefit Analysis: Principles and Applications

P. Kennedy
ECON 416 A02

Cost Benefit Analysis: Principles and Applications

C. Willmore
ECON 435 A01

Financial Economics 

K. Xu
ECON 452 A01

Information and Incentives

L. Welling
ECON 453 A01

Economic Growth

M. Engineer
ECON 457 A01

Computational Economics

M. Cozzi
ECON 458 A01

Competition Economics II

P. Courty
ECON 468 A01

Financial Econometrics

K. Stewart
ECON 499 Y01

Honours Thesis and Seminar

M. Farnham & E. Gugl

Course descriptions are linked to the UVic calendar, which provides the most up-to-date information on courses, program requirements, and academic regulations. Not all courses are offered every year.

Course number Course name
ECON 100 The Canadian Economy
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 111 The Economy & The Environment
ECON 112 Strategy, Conflict and Co-operation
ECON 113 Introduction to Economics for Policy Analysis
ECON 180 Introduction to Principles of Microeconomics and Financial Project Evaluation
ECON 185 Introductory Topics in Economics
ECON 203 Intermediate Microeconomics I
ECON 204 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 205 Managerial Economics
ECON 225 Writing for Economists
ECON 245 Descriptive Statistics & Probability
ECON 246 Statistical Inference
ECON 305 Money & Banking
ECON 306 International Economics
ECON 310A Competition Economics I (formerly Industrial Organization)
ECON 310B Competition Policy (formerly Industrial Organization and Public Policy)
ECON 311A The Economic Analysis of Property and Contract
ECON 311B The Economic Analysis of Tort and Crime
ECON 312 Urban Land Economics
ECON 313 Intermediate Microeconomics II
ECON 314 Topics in Macroeconomics
ECON 317 The Economics of Canadian Health Care
ECON 318 Health Economics
ECON 320 Economic Development
ECON 321 The Economic History of Canada
ECON 325 Public Economics
ECON 327 Economic History of North America
ECON 328 Economic History of the Pacific Rim
ECON 329 Development and Economics
ECON 333 Introduction to Economic Growth
ECON 337 History of Economic Thought to 1870
ECON 338 History of Economic Thought Since 1870
ECON 339 Economics of the Family
ECON 345 Applied Econometrics
ECON 350 Mathematical Economics I: An Introduction to Static Methods
ECON 351 Mathematical Economics II: An Introduction to Dynamic Methods
ECON 365 Econometrics: Part I
ECON 366 Econometrics: Part II
ECON 370 Labour Economics
ECON 371 Economics of Work and Pay
ECON 381 Environmental Economics I (also ES 312)
ECON 382 Natural Resource Economics I
ECON 383 Climate Economics
ECON 400 Advanced Topics in Microeconomic Theory
ECON 401 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 405A International Trade Theory
ECON 405B International Monetary Theory and Policy
ECON 406 Monetary Economics
ECON 407 Topics in the History of Economic Thought
ECON 410A Problems of Canadian Microeconomic Policy
ECON 410B Problems of Canadian Macroeconomic Policy
ECON 411 Topics in the Economic Analysis of Law
ECON 413 Economics of Firm Strategy
ECON 414 Regional Economics
ECON 415 Topics in Labour Economics
ECON 416 Cost Benefit Analysis: Principles and Application
ECON 420 Theory of Economic Development
ECON 421 European and International Economic History
ECON 422 Issues in European Economic Integration
ECON 425 Economic Growth in Early Modern and Modern Japan
ECON 426 Institutional Economics
ECON 428 Economic Development of the Postwar Pacific Rim
ECON 429 Population Economics
ECON 435 Financial Economics
ECON 437 Philosophical Problems in Contemporary Economics
ECON 450 Game Theory in Economics
ECON 451 General Equilibrium and Welfare Economics
ECON 452 Information and Incentives
ECON 453 Economic Growth
ECON 454 Theory of Corporate Finance
ECON 456 Experimental Economics
ECON 457 Computational Economics (formerly ECON 353)
ECON 458 Competition Economics II
ECON 468 Financial Econometrics
ECON 481 Environmental Economics II
ECON 482 Natural Resource Economics II
ECON 485 Topics in Economics
ECON 486 Topics in Econometrics
ECON 495 Directed Studies
ECON 499 Fourth Year Honours Thesis and Seminar