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Evidence-based arguments

Andreas Straathof has loved doing quantitative research in his Economics courses. When he graduates, he'll bring his skill set to a job at the Bank of Canada.


Economics exchanges

We offer active exchanges with two Chinese universities. Dal's Economics program offers great ways to connect Canadian students and Chinese exchange students, in and out of the classroom.


"Studying abroad gives you an advantage."

Qingyang Li, a student in the 2 + 2 program with Shandong University of Economics and Finance in Jinan, China, found adjusting to life in Halifax much easier than she thought. Find out why.


Inspiring stories, extraordinary research

The field of economics is changing. Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel’s research into development, labour, education and health are hot topics for today's economists.


Put a price on pollution

Environmental economist Ruth Forsdyke and physics professor Glen Lesins share a course that examines the science of climate change and economic solutions to the problem.


Program snapshot

Top 8 reasons to study Economics at Dalhousie:

  1. Faculty: Courses are taught by a team of outstanding, well-respected Canadian economists.
  2. Diversity: Our program boasts a diversity of opinion and a well-rounded approach to the discipline.
  3. High quality: We have a reputation for quality and our alumni enjoy great success in the job market.
  4. Social: Popular Friday afternoon seminars mix faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in a friendly atmosphere.
  5. Development and growth focus: Many faculty specialize in health, labour and poverty issues and  policies related to economic growth.
  6. Interdisciplinary: Students often combine economics with business, math or other programs.
  7. International: We have a strong exchange program with China, but many students from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. also come study with us.
  8. Impact: Learn with students and faculty concerned with making positive change through assessing and influencing economic and social policies.

What will I learn?


In class, we study everything from banking and trade to health and global warming. Economics provides a rigorous scientific method you can use to examine everything we do as a society.

What can I do?

Musician Ian Sherwood

You never know where an economics degree might take you, but chances are, it's somewhere interesting. Read our profile of Ian Sherwood, professional musician and Dal economics grad.