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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Agricultural Economics (Thesis) (46 credits)

Offered by: Agricultural Economics     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Students may specialize, by way of their research program, in agri-business, development, finance, marketing and trade, policy, and resource and ecological economics.

Thesis Courses (27 credits)

  • AGEC 691 M.Sc. Thesis 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Written and oral presentation of thesis proposal to the research Supervisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • AGEC 692 M.Sc. Thesis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Written and oral presentation of thesis proposal to the research Supervisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • AGEC 693 M.Sc. Thesis 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Written and oral presentation of thesis proposal to the research Supervisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • AGEC 694 M.Sc. Thesis 4 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Written and oral presentation of thesis proposal to the research Supervisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • AGEC 695 M.Sc. Thesis 5 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Written and oral presentation of thesis proposal to the research Supervisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Required Course

(1 credit)

  • AGEC 690 Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : This course will focus on current research on economic problems of agriculture through presentations by staff, students and special guests. All graduate students are required to register for this course, and make at least one major presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: John C Henning (Fall) John C Henning (Winter)

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

6 credits, two theory courses chosen from:

  • AGEC 633 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : An advanced course in the theory and problems of environmental and resource economics and in the analytical techniques used to assess environmental and resource use issues.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Paul Thomassin (Fall)

  • ECON 610 Microeconomic Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This is the first in a two-course sequence in microeconomics. The core microeconomics sequence (ECON 610, ECON 611) provides a rigorous coverage of the economic foundation upon which economic fields are built. Most of the sequence is devoted to building up this foundation of consumer and firm optimisation (including choice under uncertainty), partial and general equilibrium, and welfare economics. The remainder of ECON 611 covers special topics that vary from year to year. These are likely to be drawn from the following: social choice; externalities and public goods; models of asymmetric information; the principal-agent framework; search; basic game theory.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jian Li (Fall)

  • ECON 611 Microeconomic Theory 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This is the second in a two-course sequence in microeconomics.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Licun Xue (Winter)

  • ECON 620 Macroeconomic Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This course is the first in a two-course sequence in macroeconomics. The course offers a thorough treatment of the fundamentals of macroeconomic theory. Emphasis is placed on the construction of economic models with microeconomic foundations. Topics include market-clearing and non-market-clearing models, capital accumulation, business cycles, monetary policy and fiscal policy.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

  • ECON 621 Macroeconomic Theory 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This is the second in a two-course sequence in macroeconomics. The course provides an in-depth analysis of selected issues in macroeconomic theory, extending and complementing the coverage provided in ECON 620.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Markus Poschke (Winter)

3 credits, one quantitative methods course chosen from:

  • AEMA 610 Statistical Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Principles of linear models, multiple regression equations and classification models. Introduction to Analysis of Variance and common statistical designs used in agricultural and environmental sciences. Emphasis on balanced and unbalanced designs and data structures; their analysis and tests of statistical significance.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Roger I Cue (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent
  • ECON 525 Project Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A course in cost benefit analysis for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to advanced undergraduate students. Prerequisite: ECON 250, ECON 352 or equivalent
  • ECON 662 Econometrics (6 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A broad treatment of econometric methods, with particular reference to time series processes. Estimation of linear and non-linear models, GLS, IV, Maximum Likelihood, parametric specification testing for linear and non-linear hypotheses, diagnostic testing (autocorrelation, heteroskedasticity, normality, parameter constancy, etc.), modelling technique, non-stationary data processes.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Fall 2012

    Instructors: John W Galbraith (Fall) Victoria Zinde-Walsh (Winter)

  • ECON 665 Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A survey of quantitative methods frequently used in economic research. Special emphasis will be placed upon the formulation and evaluation of econometric models. Illustrations will be drawn from the existing empirical literature in economics. Required for all Ph.D. students who have not taken Econometrics as a field.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Tzvetana Rakovski (Winter)

  • MGSC 679 Applied Deterministic Optimization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Management Science : Methodological topics include linear, nonlinear and integer programming. Emphasis on modelling discrete or continuous decision problems that arise in business or industry, using the modern software tools of algebraic modelling (GAMS) that let the user concentrate on the model and on its implementation rather than on solution techniques. Management cases involving energy systems, production and inventory scheduling, logistics and portfolio selection, will be used extensively.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MGCR 373

9 credits, three 3-credit courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level, at least one of which must be in Agricultural Economics, chosen in consultation with the Agricultural Economics Adviser.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)