Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Economics at McMaster University!

We are committed to excellence in research and teaching.   


We invite you to browse our website and discover the many programs we have to offer. There are two undergraduate streams of the Honours BA in Economics (the Honours Specialist option and the Honours stream), along with a number of combined Honours degrees and a Minor in Economics. We offer both an MA and a PhD in Economics as well as an MA in Economic Policy at the graduate level. All of our programs provide students with training in economic theory and quantitative methods. In addition, students are given the opportunity to pursue a wide range of specializations.  


Explore the research interests of Department faculty members and their exciting projects by visiting the Department’s research page. A number of Canadian research labs and centres are affiliated with the Department, making it a leading research hub.  


The information on this site is intended to be useful and informative for you. Please feel free to contact me with any comments you may have about our website or programs. 


Marc-André Letendre, Associate Professor and Chair