Welcome to Economics at Laurier
We are the department of Economics in the faculty of the School and Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. The department consists of 28 full-time faculty members in a variety of fields.
Laurier economics graduates have won admission to top graduate schools in North America and Europe. Others enjoy very successful careers with major corporations and financial institutions, as well as organizations in the public sector.
Laurier's Department of Economics is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research within a smaller-sized university with a strong sense of community. The Department offers undergraduate programs leading to an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics or Applied Economics, as well as Master of Arts (MA) program in Business Economics. Both the undergraduate Honours Economics program and the Master's in Business Economics program offer a Co-operative Education option. Our location within a School of Business and Economics enables us to offer interdisciplinary programs which combine a traditional education in economics with the acquisition of skills in accounting, or administration, or financial management.
Key Department Contacts
Chair, Department of Economics
Assistant Chair, Department of Economics
Undergraduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director (MABE)
MABE Program Assistant & General Student Inquiries
People at Laurier
Ken Jackson started at Laurier in 2008, after completing his PhD at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on economic development, and in particular on institutional change and the interaction between formal governance institutions and cultural norms including trust and ethnic identity. One area of recent research has been on identifying the links between ethnic diversity and local government effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. His teaching has included EC120 (Introduction to Microeconomics), EC470 (Advanced Microeconomic Theory) and EC307 (Economics of Growth) along with courses in the Human Security field in the MIPP program. In July 2013, Dr. Jackson became the Undergraduate Program Director in Economics.
Dr. Ken Jackson