Economics is a social science that employs scientific methods to measure, analyse and interpret people's behaviour related to the production and consumption of goods and services. More broadly, economics is the study of the determinants of well-being, material and otherwise, with constant attention toward improving public policies that affect people's well-being. The economist is knowledgeable not only with the essential subject matter of the discipline, but also with a set of analytical tools that sets economics apart from other fields of inquiry.
Graduate study in economics at Dalhousie emphasizes both of these domains — content and methods — in the course of study and research toward a graduate degree.
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2017-18 Graduate Handbook [PDF - 391KB]