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Department of Economics 

Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), 426 

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M4 

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Studies:

Emma Beamson, econug@mcmaster.ca 


Graduate Studies:

Ye (Cynthia) Zhao, econgrd@mcmaster.ca 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed for lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Economics Faculty, Student & Staff Directory

Administrative Contacts

Associate Professor | Chair

Marc-André Letendre

Email: letendre@mcmaster.ca

Associate Professor | Chair, Undergraduate Studies

Bridget O’Shaughnessy

Email: oshaubr@mcmaster.ca

Professor | Acting Chair, Graduate Studies

Youngki Shin

Email: shiny11@mcmaster.ca

Associate Professor | Chair, Research

Svetlana Demidova

Email: demidov@mcmaster.ca 

Academic Department Administrator

Lihua Qian

Email: lqian@mcmaster.ca 

Instructional Assistant & Lecturer

Aleksandra Gajic

Email: gajica@mcmaster.ca 


Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate Studies

Emma Beamson

Email:  beamsoe@mcmaster.ca

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies

Ye (Cynthia) Zhao

Email: econgrad@mcmaster.ca

Administrative Assistant, Faculty, Research & Events

Mena Petta-Lorenzini

Email: lorenz@mcmaster.ca 

Administrative Assistant, Website & Social Media

Rhiannon Muirhead

Email:  muirhear@mcmaster.ca

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Humans of Econ

In the Humans of Econ series, we highlight the achievements of current and past students and faculty members from the Department of Economics.


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McMaster Economics Society (MES)

The MES is a student-run organization dedicated to enhancing the experience of all students with a passion for Economics. We aim to provide a platform for Economics students to engage in academic and social settings outside of the classroom.




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MSSS Mentorship Program

The MSSS Mentorship Program offers an opportunity for social science students in their first and second year to connect with an upper year social science student to provide peer support within the Faculty.




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