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Economics is not simply the isolated study of financial markets, it is the process of understanding human behaviour and the power of incentives. Laurier’s Department of Economics immerses students in the practice of economics by exploring social problems and applying underlying economic concepts and theories to find their solutions.

The Department of Economics is located in Lazaridis Hall, a state-of-the-art facility, and consists of 28 full-time faculty members who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. Our acclaimed faculty are recognized for their innovative and collaborative teaching practices, foregrounded on a passion for inspiring students.

A degree in economics from Laurier provides career possibilities in both the private and public sectors. Our graduates have been admitted to top graduate schools in North America and Europe and achieved successful careers with major corporations, public organizations and financial institutions. Our location in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics enables us to provide a unique education by offering interdisciplinary programs and the acquisition of skills in accounting, management or finance.

Learn more about the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics standard of excellence. Join a community that encourages innovative thinking and welcomes those who share our drive for success as we move toward our goal of building Canada's best business school.

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