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Honours Economics (42 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Please consult the Economics Department website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics.

This program is comprised of 42 credits of Honours Economics courses (9 credits of which are counted as core credits). Graduation with an Honours standing requires a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Calculus 1 and 2 are required for entering this Honours program. Please see section "120-credit program, Freshman course distribution" for a detailed explanation regarding Calculus 1 and 2. It is also important to check on its Statistics requirements, which are listed on the Department's website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • ECON 250D1 Introduction to Economic Theory: Honours (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : An intermediate level microeconomics course. Includes theory of exchange, theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production and cost curves, theory of the firm, theory of distribution; general equilibrium and welfare economics. The assumptions underlying the traditional neo-classical approach to economic theory will be carefully specified.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ngo Van Long (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 140 and MATH 141 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 250D2 Introduction to Economic Theory: Honours (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 250D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Rohan Dutta (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 257D1 Economic Statistics - Honours (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Stochastic phenomena; probability and frequency distributions, introduction to probability theory. Statistical inference about proportions, means and variances; analysis of variance; nonparametric statistics; index numbers and time series; economic forecasting; regression and correlation analysis; introduction to general linear models, its uses and limitations; uses and misuses of statistics.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John W Galbraith (Fall)

    • Corequisites: MATH 141 and MATH 133 and ECON 250
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-357 or are taking ECON 217 or ECON 227.
    • Students must register for both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • ECON 257D2 Economic Statistics - Honours (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 257D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Victoria Zinde-Walsh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 257D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • ECON 352D1 Macroeconomics - Honours (3 credits) ***

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Basic macroeconomic theory, emphasizing the Classical and Keynesian ideas for the short-run determination of output, employment, interest rates and prices in the economy. Elements of international economics, money and banking and growth theory. The structure of the Canadian economy.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2
    • Corequisite: ECON 257D1
    • Students must register for both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 352D2 Macroeconomics - Honours (3 credits) ***

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 352D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 352D1.
    • Corequisite: ECON 357D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 450D1 Advanced Economic Theory - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Selected topics in economic theory from recent periodical and monograph literature.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2 and ECON 352D1/ECON 352D2
    • Students must register for both ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 450D2 Advanced Economic Theory - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 450D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jagdish Handa (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 450D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 468 Econometrics 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The statistical basis of econometric modelling and treatment of the linear regression model; simple time series models; procedures for inference in linear cases; an introduction to methods for dealing with endogeneity and non-constant variance.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Russell Davidson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): ECON 257D1/D2 or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 467D1/D2

* 3 of the 6 credits for ECON 250D1/D2 exempt MGCR 293 in Management Core.
** 3 of the 6 credits for ECON 257D1/D2 exempt MGCR 271 in Management Core.
*** 3 of the 6 credits for ECON 352D1/D2 exempt ECON 295 in Management Core.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • ECON 460 History of Thought 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought prior to the close of the 19th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists from the time of Adam Smith to the emergence of marginalism and neoclassical economics.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: William Watson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250
    • Corequisite: ECON 352
  • ECON 461 History of Thought 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought in the 20th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists on equilibrium, dynamics, games, expectations, econometrics, industrial structure, economic policy and other primary areas of interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250.
    • Corequisite: ECON 352
  • ECON 469 Econometrics 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Treatment of asymptotic theory and classical inferential procedures, an introduction to the bootstrap, maximum likelihood, non-linear models, mis-specification testing, non-stationarity and limited dependent variable models.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ECON 468
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 467D1/D2

and 12 credits of Economics courses at the 300, 400, or 500 level, approved by an Honours adviser. Normally at least 9 of the 12 will be at the 400 or 500 level.

Note: Honours students are not permitted to register for general Economics courses where an Honours course in the same field is offered.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)