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Economics concepts for everyday life

How do you turn a poor country into a rich country? What can government do to stimulate new industries like biotechnology and green energy? Economists make sense of the world. Our professors research issues that have a real, lasting impact - like how to avoid another financial crisis.

Our economics programs help you gain valuable insight and useful knowledge about how decisions are made domestically and globally, and how the study of economics can benefit your own everyday life.

Why study economics at Waterloo?

Our students benefit from:

Our department offers core courses in economic theory and econometrics. Build on these foundations through elective courses in public policy, labour, health, finance and more.

Undergraduate news and events​​​​

  • July 20: Fall 2017 add period for new & transfer students begins
  • July 24: Fall 2017 add period for returning students begins
  • July 25: Last day of spring term classes
  • July 28 - August 11: Exam period
  • August 1: Intention to Graduate forms due for October convocation