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
Undergraduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director (MABE)
MABE Program Assistant & General Student Inquiries
People at Laurier
Professor Paul Maxim joined Laurier in 2006. His current areas of interest are labour, population economics, and research methods. Most recently, Prof. Maxim's research focus has been on the determinants of self-employment, and the socioeconomic integration of immigrants and ethnic minorities into Canadian society. He has also done considerable research into human capital development, income and the labour force participation of Canadian Aboriginal people. He is currently extending that focus to include ethnic minorities in China. Dr. Maxim has taught EC236 (Economics and Demography), EC306 (Economics of Wages and Employment), EC381 (Economic Research Methodology) at the undergraduate level, and IP 602 (Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation) in the Masters in International Public Policy program in the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
Dr. Paul Maxim