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The PhD program is offered jointly with Carleton University.

The department offers a collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. For more information on this program, see “Admission Requirements”.

The program operates within the general framework of the regulations and procedures for Joint Graduate Programs and the general regulations of the graduate faculty at each of the two universities. The general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa are posted on the FGPS website.

Ottawa-Carleton Joint Doctoral Program in Economics

The joint doctoral program in Canadian economic policy and economic development is offered by the departments of economics at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

The PhD program stresses the application of economic theory to the analysis of Canadian economic policy and economic development. It offers specialization for intensive study and thesis research in:

  • Public Economics - the allocative, redistributive and stabilization impact of governments.
  • Industrial Organization - the effects of regulation, fiscal measures, government production, marketing boards and competition policy on the structure and performance of Canadian industries.
  • Monetary Economics - the impact of money in general and on the Canadian economy in particular.
  • International Economics - the interrelationships between the Canadian and world economies.
  • Economic Development - the process of economic and structural change within Canada and in the developing countries.
  • Economics and the Environment - an economic analysis of the environment including natural resources.
  • Econometrics
  • Labour Economics.

Administration

Further information about the Joint doctoral program in Economics is available from the Director of Doctoral Studies in economics at either University:

Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa
Desmarais Hall
55 East Laurier Street, Room 10101
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
CANADA

or

Department of Economics
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
CANADA

Search all research fields for members of the teaching staff

The professors included in the list below are members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This means that they are authorized to supervise or co-supervise theses. A complete list of the faculty and staff members associated with the program can be found at http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/eco/graduate-studies




ARY TANIMOUNE, Nasser, Associate Professor
Economic policies of developing countries; Economics of development

ATALLAH, Gamal, Associate Professor
Industrial organization; innovation; research and development; technological corporation; mergers

BARHAM, Victoria, Associate Professor
Public economics; economics of the family; industrial organization; health economics

BERNARD, Jean-Thomas

BROCHU, Pierre, Assistant Professor
Applied Econometrics; Labour Economics

CORAK, Miles, Full Professor
Social policy; labour economics; poverty and intergenerational mobility

COULOMBE, Serge, Full Professor
Macroeconomics; monetary theory; regional economics; economic growth; optimum currency areas

CRABBE, Philippe, Emeritus Professor
Sustainable development

DERI ARMSTRONG, Catherine, Associate Professor
Health economics; labour economics; applied microeconomics

DEVLIN, Rose Anne, Full Professor
Economics of philanthropy; economics of the family; health economics

DISSOU, Yazid, Associate Professor
General equilibrium modeling; economic growth; macroeconomics; international economics; environmental policies

ESTEVAN GONCALVES, Fernanda, Assistant Professor
Development economics; Public economics

GEORGES, Patrick, Assistant Professor
International trade and finance; fiscal policy and debt management

GRAY, David, Full Professor
Outcomes for displaced workers : programs designed to either assist displaced workers or prevent layoffs; earnings mobility, Labour economics (unemployment insurance, layoffs, work sharing, early retirement); public choice (income redistribution); labour market policies; especially those relating to unemployment

GRENIER, Gilles, Full Professor
Labour and human resources economics; immigration; language groups; older workers; unemployment; displaced workers; demography

HEYES, Anthony, Full Professor
Public Economics; Environmental Economics; Environmental Policy; Industrial Organization

HOTTE, Louis, Associate Professor
Development economics; natural-resource economics; economic analysis of conflicts

KARNIZOVA, Lilia, Assistant Professor
Macroeconomics; Monetary Economics

LAVOIE, Marc, Full Professor
Non-orthodox economic theories; post-Keynesian theory; growth; macroeconomic theory; monetary theory and policy; economics of sports (discrimination, ice hockey)

MAKDISSI, Paul, Full Professor
Income distribution; public economics; development economics

MERETTE, Marcel, Associate Professor
Computable general equilibrium models; public economics; international economics; population ageing

MORIN, Louis-Philippe, Assistant Professor
Economics of Education, Labour Economics

NOTTEN, Geranda, Assistant Professor
Social policy; Health, Education; Poverty; Comsumption smoothing, Social risk management

PARTHENAY, Claude

PONGOU, Roland, Assistant Professor
Economic Theory ; Networks & Applications ; Organizational Economics ; Economic Development ; Political Economy

QUYEN, Nguyen, Associate Professor
Economics of natural resources; industrial organization

RONDINA, Francesca, Assistant Professor

SCHAUFELE, Brandon, Assistant Professor
Environmental and Resource Economics; Empirical Political Economy; Group Decision-making; Agricultural Economics

SECCARECCIA, Mario, Full Professor
Monetary economics; history of economic thought; labour economics; macroeconomic theory; canadian economic history

SEMENOV, Aggey, Associate Professor
Special interest politics ; Incentives (theory and applications)

SHIELL, Michael, Assistant Professor
Environmental economics ; Public economics

TREMBLAY, Jean-François, Associate Professor
Public economies

Application Deadline

To find the application deadline, please check the “program-specific requirements” under Application Procedures and Information at the following address: Apply now.

Language of Instruction

The vast majority of PhD courses are taught in English, but students may write and defend their thesis in English or French. According to university regulations, students can write their papers and exams in the official language of their choice (either English or French).

Language Requirements

Proficiency in the English language is required for entry into the doctoral program.

Students who have achieved at least an average of "B+" (75%) at the MA or equivalent level are admissable to the PhD program. Six sessions of full-time registration are required.

The program encompasses course requirements – a core of theory and applied economics subjects – complemented by workshops to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas in one field with those in others, comprehensive examinations and a thesis.

Fast Track from Master's to Doctoral Program

Students who achieve outstanding academic performance and demonstrate high promise for advanced research during the master's program may, with the permission of the Graduate Studies Committee, transfer into the PhD progam without completing the MA provided they have completed ECO 6120 (ECON 5020), ECO 6122 (ECON 5021), and ECO 5185 (ECON 5027) with an average of "A" or higher. Such students must take a total of at least eleven regular courses (MA and PhD levels combined) and do not receive an MA degree. However, students who transfer but do not complete the PhD can receive an MA by fulfilling all the requirements of the MA program. Please note that the minimal admission average requirements for the doctoral program must also be met.

The request for permission to transfer must be made during the second session of registration of earlier. The student must register in the PhD in the third or, at the latest, in the fourth session.

Collaborative Program in Canadian Studies at the PhD Level

The Department of Economics is a participating unit in the collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. This program has been established for students in economics wishing to enrich their training by including an interdisciplinary component in Canadian Studies. The Canadian Studies Seminar (CDN 6910) fits into the program course requirements and does not add to the number of courses required for the doctorate in economics.

For further details, please consult the Canadian Studies program on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

All courses are equivalent to three credits at the University of Ottawa except workshops and PhD tutorials, which are equivalent to six credits.

  • Basic Courses (9 credits)
  • ECO7119 (ECON6019) MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR ECONOMIC THEORY (3cr.)
    and
    ECO7922 (ECON 6020) THÉORIE ÉCONOMIQUE : MICROÉCONOMIE / ECONOMIC THEORY: MICROECONOMICS (3cr.)
    and
    ECO7923 (ECON 6021) THÉORIE ÉCONOMIQUE : MACROÉCONOMIE / ECONOMIC THEORY: MACROECONOMICS (3cr.)
    and
    ECO7126 (ECON 6027) ECONOMETRICS II (3cr.)

  • Field Courses (6 credits)
  • Two three-credit courses in each of the student's two fields of specialization.

    • Industrial Organization
    • ECO6135 (ECON 5305) TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (3cr.)
      ECO6140 (ECON 5301) INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION I (3cr.)
      ECO6142 (ECON 5303) INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION II (3cr.)

    • Public Economics
    • ECO6130 (ECON 5401) PUBLIC ECONOMICS: EXPENDITURE (3cr.)
      ECO6131 (ECON 5402) PUBLIC ECONOMICS: TAXATION (3cr.)
      ECO6133 (ECON 5403) TOPICS IN THEORY OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS (3cr.)

    • International Economics
    • ECO6160 (ECON 5601) INTERNATIONAL TRADE: THEORY AND POLICY (3cr.)
      ECO6161 (ECON 5602) INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY (3cr.)
      ECO6162 (ECON 5603) TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (3cr.)

    • Monetary Economics
    • ECO6180 (ECON 5606) FOUNDATIONS OF MONETARY THEORY (3cr.)
      ECO6181 (ECON 5607) TOPICS IN MONETARY ECONOMICS (3cr.)
      ECO6183 (ECON 5609) EXPLORATIONS IN MONETARY ECONOMICS (3cr.)

    • Economic Development
    • ECO6170 (ECON 5500) THEORY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (3cr.)
      ECO6171 (ECON 5504) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: DOMESTIC ASPECTS (3cr.)
      ECO6172 (ECON 5505) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS (3cr.)

    • Economics of the Environment
    • ECO6134 (ECON 5805) TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS (3cr.)
      ECO6143 (ECON 5803) ECONOMICS OF NATURAL RESOURCES (3cr.)
      ECO6151 (ECON 5804) ECONOMICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT (3cr.)

    • Econometrics
    • ECO6175 (ECON 5712) MICRO-ECONOMETRICS (3cr.)
      ECO6176 (ECON 5713) TIME-SERIES ECONOMETRICS (3cr.)
      ECO6177 (ECON 5714) ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMETRICS (3cr.)

    • Labour Economics
    • ECO6191 (ECON 5361) LABOUR ECONOMICS I (3cr.)
      ECO6192 (ECON 5362) LABOUR ECONOMICS II (3cr.)
      ECO6193 (ECON 5363) ADVANCED TOPICS IN LABOUR ECONOMICS (3cr.)

  • Comprehensive Examinations
    • Theory
    • There are two theory examinations, one in microeconomics (ECO 7990 / ECON 6990) and one in macroeconomics (ECO 7991 / ECON 6901), to be successfully completed within twelve months of beginning full-time study. The examining committee may ask the candidate to take an oral examination following the written examination.

    • Fields
    • Students choose two fields: a primary field and a secondary field. Students will be required to take a comprehensive examination in the primary field (ECO 9990). This examination must be successfully completed within two years of beginning full-time study. A student who fails on the first attempt can take the exam once more. A second failure leads to mandatory withdrawal from the program.

  • Thesis and Workshops
  • In preparing the thesis, the student is required to give two workshops. In the first (ECO 7002/ECON 6101), a research proposal for the thesis will be presented for evaluation by faculty members. In the second (ECO 7004/ECON 6101), a substantial portion of the research for the thesis will have been completed and will be presented and evaluated as above. Successful completion of each workshop is a requirement for graduation. Students must have completed the courses ECO 7922, ECO 7923, ECO 7126, the four field courses, as well as the comprehensive examinations (ECO 7990, ECO 7991 and ECO 9990) before registering for the workshops.

    Duration of the Program

    The requirements of the program are usually fulfilled within four years. The maximum time permitted is six years from the date of initial registration in the program, or seven years in the case of the students transferring from the master’s to the doctorate.

    Residence

    All students must complete a minimum of six sessions of full-time registration. In the case of transfer students, the residency period is nine full-time sessions from the time of initial registration in the program.

    Minimum Standards

    The passing grade in all courses is B. Students who fail 6 credits, the thesis proposal, the comprehensive exam, the thesis, or whose progress is deemed unsatisfactory must withdraw from the program.

    Thesis Advisory Committee

    During the first session of the program, a thesis advisory committee (TAC) is formed for the candidate. The Committee’s membership will be determined by the specific interests of the candidate. It will be composed of the supervisor and 2-3 additional professors. At least one member of the thesis committee, in addition to the supervisor, must be from the Faculty of Social Sciences. The TAC is responsible for guiding the student throughout the program.

    A meeting between the student and the Thesis Advisory Committee will take place at least once per year. The thesis examining board may include members who are not part of the TAC.
    ECO5114 ECONOMIC GROWTH (3cr.)
    Analyses of capital accumulation and income distribution; measures of technical progress, general equilibrum theory, and labour markets; growth and institutions: the State, firms, financial markets; multisectorial growth.

    ECO5116 POST-KEYNESIAN THEORY: VALUE AND PRODUCTION (3cr.)
    Historical perspective on the theory of the surplus. Characteristics of the post-Keynesian approach. Sraffa's contribution. Price and value theory. Theory of production and capital. Rent. Joint production. Analysis of the traverse. Applications and policy implications: international trade and public finance.

    ECO5185 (ECON 5005) ECONOMETRICS I (3cr.)
    The classical model of multiple linear regression. Relaxation of the classical least-squares assumptions: autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity and multicollinearity. Generalized least-squares estimation. Simultaneous equation models: foundation, specification, identification, and estimation. Indirect least-squares and two-stage least squares methods of estimation. Distributed-lag models. Dummy variables. Pooling cross-section and time-series data. Prerequisite: ECO 3152 or equivalent.

    ECO5514 CROISSANCE ÉCONOMIQUE (3cr.)
    Analyses de la croissance et de la répartition; mesures du progrès technique, théorie de l'équilibre général, marchés du travail; croissance et institutions : l'état, les entreprises, le marché financier; croissance multisectorielle.

    ECO5516 THÉORIE POST-KEYNÉSIENNE : VALEUR ET PRODUCTION (3cr.)
    Historique de la théorie du surplus. Caractéristiques de la méthode post-keynésienne. La contribution de Sraffa. La théorie de la valeur et des prix. La théorie de la production et du capital. La rente. La plus-value. La production jointe. Analyses de la traverse. Applications et implications politiques : commerce international et finances publiques.

    ECO5585 ÉCONOMÉTRIE I (3cr.)
    Le modèle classique de régression linéaire multiple. Abandon des postulats classiques des moindres carrés; autocorrélation, hétéroscedasticité et multicollinéarité. Moindres carrés généralisés. Modèles à plusieurs équations : fondements, spécification et identification. Méthodes d'estimation : moindres carrés indirects et doubles moindres carrés. Modèles à retards échelonnés. Variables dichotomiques. Combinaison des coupes instantanées et des séries temporelles de données.

    ECO6001 ECO6001 STAGE COOP I / CO-OP WORK TERM I (6cr.)
    Expérience en milieu de travail. Évalué P (réussite) / F (échec) par un professeur du programme selon les résultats du rapport écrit et l’évaluation du superviseur de stage. Préalable : permission du responsable des études supérieures. / Experience in a workplace setting. Evaluated P (Pass) / F (Fail) by a professor in the program based on the written report and the evaluation of the internship supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the graduate studies co-ordinator.

    ECO6002 STAGE COOP II / CO-OP WORK TERM II (6cr.)
    Expérience en milieu de travail. Évalué P (réussite) / F (échec) par un professeur du programme selon les résultats du rapport écrit et l’évaluation du superviseur de stage. Préalable : permission du responsable des études supérieures. / Experience in a workplace setting. Evaluated P (Pass) / F (Fail) by a professor in the program based on the written report and the evaluation of the internship supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the graduate studies co-ordinator.

    ECO6106 (ECON 5209) HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND METHODOLOGY (3cr.)
    Evolution of economic thought, from the economic doctrines of antiquity to present times; critique and appraisal of scientific methods in economics.

    ECO6108 ECONOMIC SYSTEM DESIGN (3cr.)
    Deterministic dynamic optimization methods: economic and managerial applications of the maximum principle of Pontryagin and of dynamic programming. Discrete time stochastic dynamic optimization methods: Bayesian and Markovian decision theory, measures of risk-aversion and risk, portfolio theory, elements of search theory, applications of discrete time stochastic control to economics.

    ECO6110 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODELLING (3cr.)
    Computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling: impacts of economic shocks; theoretical foundations; model specification, numerical solutions. Understanding model assumptions and interpretation of results.

    ECO6120 MACROECONOMIC THEORY IV (3cr.)
    Macroeconomic theory, including topics such as economic growth, consumption, investment, real and nominal frictions in the goods, labour, and credit markets, models of short-run economic fluctuations, and monetary and fiscal policy design.

    ECO6122 MICROECONOMIC THEORY IV (3cr.)
    Microeconomic theory, including topics such as utility maximization and individual choice, decision-making under uncertainty, producer theory (technology, costs, and profit maximization), alternative market structures (competition, monopoly, and oligopoly), general equilibrium, and the economics of information.

    ECO6130 (ECON 5401) PUBLIC ECONOMICS: EXPENDITURE (3cr.)
    The theory of public expenditures. Topics may include public goods and externalities, social insurance and redistribution, public provision of health care and education, public pension systems, and underemployment insurance.

    ECO6131 (ECON 5402) PUBLIC ECONOMICS: TAXATION (3cr.)
    The study of tax systems. Concepts of equity and efficiency in taxation. The optimal design of tax structures using commodity, income, and capital taxes. Additional topics may include political economy of taxation, low-income support, environmental taxes, and tax evasion.

    ECO6133 (ECON 5403) TOPICS IN THEORY OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Topics may include political economy, tax incidence in general equilibrium, the theory and practice of tax reform, normative approaches to income redistribution, the theory of non-market decision-making, the non-profit sector, and social choice theory.

    ECO6134 (ECON 5805) TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Topics may include international dimensions of environmental regulation, including treaties, competitiveness, and the effects of trade liberalization; development issues, including fiscal sustainability, Dutch disease, the resource curse, and population growth; resource topics, including optimal taxation, green national accounts, sustainability theory, and scarcity of extractive resources.

    ECO6135 (ECON 5305) TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (3cr.)
    Topics may include vertical restraints and vertical integration, innovation and research and development, network economics, contract theory, search theory and advertizing, and industry studies.

    ECO6140 (ECON 5301) INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION I (3cr.)
    An examination of theories pertaining to industrial organization and their application by way of empirical studies. Topics include oligopoly theory, product differentiation, and strategic behaviour.

    ECO6142 (ECON 5303) INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION II (3cr.)
    Regulation and competition policy as alternative approaches for influencing industry conduct and performance and correcting market failures. Topics may include incentive regulation under asymmetric information, cost-based pricing, second-best pricing, peak-load pricing, rate-of-return regulation, price-cap regulation, access pricing, and regulatory capture.

    ECO6143 (ECON 5803) ECONOMICS OF NATURAL RESOURCES (3cr.)
    The concept of scarcity rents in static and dynamic settings. Basic property regimes: open access, exclusive access and common property. Policy instruments. The importance of transaction costs. General-equilibrium and political-economic aspects of property regimes. Conflict. Elements of dynamic optimization. Renewable and non-renewable resources.

    ECO6151 (ECON 5804) ECONOMICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT (3cr.)
    Theory of environmental regulation, including command and control, incentive based mechanisms, effects of market structure, and interactions with pre-existing taxes. Valuation of non-marketed goods, including existence value, contingent valuation, hedonic price methods, health impacts, irreversibility, and recreational benefits.

    ECO6160 (ECON 5601) INTERNATIONAL TRADE: THEORY AND POLICY (3cr.)
    International trade theory and its implications for economic policy, with emphasis on topics such as determinants of trade and specialization, gains from trade and commercial policy, international factor mobility, growth, and development.

    ECO6161 (ECON 5602) INTERNATIONAL MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY (3cr.)
    International monetary theory and its implications for economic policy, with emphasis on topics such as sources of equilibrium and disequilibrium in the balance of payments, balance-of-payments adjustment under fixed versus flexible exchange rates, international capital movements, and recent issues in the international monetary system.

    ECO6162 (ECON 5603) TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Selected topics in international economics, including theoretical analysis, quantitative methods and policy formulation, implementation and evaluation.

    ECO6170 (ECON 5500) THEORY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (3cr.)
    Theoretical approaches in the economic development literature in relation to the historical, economic, environmental, social and political dimensions of the development process.

    ECO6171 (ECON 5504) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: DOMESTIC ASPECTS (3cr.)
    Major domestic problems of economic development. Topics may include employment, income distribution, choice of technology, sectoral allocation of resources, human resources development, and domestic environment issues.

    ECO6172 (ECON 5505) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS (3cr.)
    Key problems of international economic development such as trade in primary commodities and manufactures, financial flow and debt, the role of multinational corporations, the transfer of technology, and the international dimensions of environmental issues as they relate to the developing countries.

    ECO6173 (ECON 5507) ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (3cr.)
    Policy aspects of sustainable economic development and environmental quality in developing countries. Topics to include energy use, deforestation, drought and desertification, depletion of natural resources, debt, environment and poverty, sustainable industrial and agricultural development, conservation policies, pollution control and global environmental issues.

    ECO6174 Health Economics (3cr.)
    Review of both classic and frontier work in the field of health and health care economics. Empirical work with an emphasis on theory and methodology. This course is also relevant to students interested in broader empirical microeconomic research.

    ECO6175 (ECON 5712) MICRO-ECONOMETRICS (3cr.)
    Analysis of the concepts and tools used in micro-econometrics with particular focus on empirical applicability. Topics may include discrete choice models, limited dependent variables, panel data, duration models, and program evaluation, together with relevant economic applications. Prerequisite: ECO 5185 (or equivalent).

    ECO6176 (ECON 5713) TIME-SERIES ECONOMETRICS (3cr.)
    Analysis of the concepts and tools used in time-series econometrics with particular focus on empirical applicability. Topics may include cointegration analysis, error-correction models, VAR models, volatility analysis, and non-linear time-series models, together with relevant economic applications. Prerequisite: ECO5185 (or equivalent).

    ECO6180 (ECON 5606) FOUNDATIONS OF MONETARY THEORY (3cr.)
    Microeconomic foundations of monetary theory. Alternative theories of the existence of money and the micro-foundations for understanding how money is integrated into aggregate macroeconomic models.

    ECO6181 (ECON 5607) TOPICS IN MONETARY ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Coverage of one or more areas of current research on the frontiers of monetary economics.

    ECO6182 (ECON 5608) MONETARY ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION (3cr.)
    The evolution of the financial system and its interrelationship with the money supply process. Monetary and finance theory and empirical research applied to institutional problems in both historical and contemporary settings. Topics may include credit markets, financial instability, bubbles, and links to central bank policy.

    ECO6183 (ECON 5609) EXPLORATIONS IN MONETARY ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Explorations in theory, policy recommendations, and empirical study. Course material challenges traditional approaches by examining such topics as the endogeneity of money, the role of credit, financial instability, the circuit approach, flow-of-funds analysis, sectoral stock-flow coherence, and functional finance.

    ECO6191 (ECON 5361) LABOUR ECONOMICS I (3cr.)
    The application of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to the labour market. Topics include labour supply and labour demand, wage determination, human capital and the economics of education, and unemployment.

    ECO6192 (ECON 5362) LABOUR ECONOMICS II (3cr.)
    Personnel economics and contract theory. Topics include the economics of unions, discrimination, the economics of the household, gender and fertility, and labour mobility.

    ECO6193 (ECON 5363) ADVANCED TOPICS IN LABOUR ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Topics may include program evaluation, inequality, labour markets and health, labour markets and crime, and the structural estimation of labour market models.

    ECO6304 SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Study of selected topics in applied economics; contents may change from year to year.

    ECO6506 HISTOIRE DE LA PENSÉE ÉCONOMIQUE ET DE LA MÉTHODOLOGIE (3cr.)
    Évolution de la pensée économique des doctrines économiques de l'antiquité jusqu'à aujourd'hui; critique et évaluation des méthodes scientifiques en science économique.

    ECO6508 ANALYSE ET CONTRÔLE DES SYSTÈMES ÉCONOMIQUES DYNAMIQUES (3cr.)
    Méthodes déterministes d'optimisation dynamique : applications économiques et managérielles du principe du maximum de Pontryagin et de la programmation dynamique. Méthodes stochastiques d'optimisation dynamique en temps discret : théorie de la décision Bayesienne et Markovienne, mesures de l'aversion au risque et du risque, théorie des portefeuilles, éléments de théorie de fouinage, applications économiques de la théorie du contrôle stochastique en temps discret.

    ECO6510 MODÉLISATION EN ÉQUILIBRE GÉNÉRAL CALCULABLE (3cr.)
    La modélisation en équilibre général calculable (MEGC) : effets distributifs des chocs et politiques économiques; fondements théoriques des modèles d'équilibre général, les étapes requises pour la spécification de ces modèles et leur résolution numérique. Compréhension des hypothèses de ces modèles et interprétation des résultats.

    ECO6520 THÉORIE MACROÉCONOMIQUE IV (3cr.)
    La théorie macroéconomique, incluant des thèmes tels que la croissance économique, la consommation, l’investissement, les frictions réelles et nominales dans les marchés des biens, du travail et du crédit, les modèles de fluctuations économiques à court terme, et la formulation des politiques monétaires et fiscales.

    ECO6522 THÉORIE MICROÉCONOMIQUE IV (3cr.)
    La théorie microéconomique, incluant des thèmes tels que la maximisation de l’utilité et les choix individuels, le processus décisionnel en présence d’incertitude, la théorie du producteur (technologie, coûts, et maximisation du profit), structures de marché (concurrence, monopole, et oligopole), équilibre général, et l’économie de l’information.

    ECO6530 ÉCONOMIE PUBLIQUE: LES DÉPENSES (3cr.)
    La théorie des dépenses gouvernementales. Les thèmes étudiés peuvent inclure : biens publics et externalités, assurance sociale et redistribution, provision publique de santé et d’éducation, régimes publics de pensions et d’assurance-chômage.

    ECO6531 ÉCONOMIE PUBLIQUE: L'IMPOSITION (3cr.)
    L’étude des systèmes fiscaux. Les concepts d’équité et d’efficacité en fiscalité. L’imposition optimale de la consommation, des revenus et des capitaux. Les thèmes étudiés peuvent aussi inclure : l’économie politique liée à la fiscalité, le soutien aux individus à bas revenus, les taxes environnementales et l’évasion fiscale.

    ECO6533 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ÉCONOMIE PUBLIQUE (3cr.)
    Les thèmes étudiés peuvent inclure : l’économie politique, l’incidence fiscale en équilibre général, la théorie et la pratique de la réforme fiscale, les approches normatives à la redistribution du revenu, la théorie de la prise de décisions non-marchandes, le secteur à but non-lucratif et la théorie du choix social.

    ECO6534 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ÉCONOMIE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RESSOURCES (3cr.)
    Les thèmes étudiés peuvent inclure : dimensions internationales de la réglementation environnementale, incluant les traités, la compétitivité, et les effets de la libéralisation des échanges; enjeux de développement, incluant la viabilité budgétaire, le mal hollandais, la malédiction des ressources, et la croissance de la population; thèmes liés aux ressources, incluant la taxation optimale, la comptabilité nationale verte, la théorie de la durabilité, et la rareté des ressources extractives.

    ECO6535 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ORGANISATION INDUSTRIELLE (3cr.)
    Les thèmes étudiés peuvent inclure les restrictions verticales et l’intégration verticale, l’innovation et la recherche et développement, l’économie des réseaux, la théorie des contrats, la théorie de la recherche, la publicité, et des études sectorielles.

    ECO6540 ORGANISATION INDUSTRIELLE I (3cr.)
    Un examen des théories pertinentes à l'organisation industrielle et leurs applications sous forme d’études empiriques. Les thèmes incluent la théorie de l’oligopole, la différentiation du produit, et les comportements stratégiques.

    ECO6542 ORGANISATION INDUSTRIELLE II (3cr.)
    Réglementation et politique de la concurrence comme approches alternatives pour influencer la conduite et la performance de l’industrie, et corriger les failles de marché. Les sujets étudiés peuvent inclure la réglementation incitative avec information asymétrique, la tarification fondée sur les coûts, la tarification de second rang, la tarification en période de pointe, la réglementation du taux de rendement, le plafonnement des prix, les prix d’accès, et le détournement de la réglementation.

    ECO6543 ÉCONOMIE DES RESSOURCES NATURELLES (3cr.)
    Le concept de rente de rareté en environnements statique et dynamique. Régimes de propriété de base : Libre accès, accès exclusif et propriété commune. Instruments de politiques. L’importance des coûts de transactions. Effets des régimes de propriété en équilibre général et considérations d’économie politique. Conflit. Éléments d’optimisation dynamique. Ressources renouvelables et non renouvelables.

    ECO6551 ÉCONOMIE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT (3cr.)
    Théorie de la réglementation environnementale, incluant les approches de réglementation et vérification, les approches s’appuyant sur les incitations, les effets de la structure de marché, et les interactions avec la taxation préexistante. L’évaluation des biens non marchands, incluant la valeur d’existence, la valeur contingente, méthodes de prix hédoniques, les impacts sur la santé, l’irréversibilité, et les avantages récréatifs.

    ECO6560 THÉORIE ET POLITIQUE : COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL (3cr.)
    La théorie du commerce international et ses implications pour la politique économique sont examinées en mettant l'accent sur des sujets tels que les déterminants du commerce et de la spécialisation interne, les gains du commerce international et de la politique commerciale, la mobilité internationale des facteurs de production, croissance et développement.

    ECO6561 ÉCONOMIE MONÉTAIRE INTERNATIONALE: THÉORIE ET POLITIQUE (3cr.)
    La théorie monétaire internationale et ses implications pour la politique économique, en mettant l'accent sur des sujets tels que les sources d'équilibre et de déséquilibre dans la balance des paiements, l'ajustement de la balance des paiements aux conditions de taux de change fixes et fluctuants, mouvements internationaux des capitaux et problèmes récents du système monétaire international.

    ECO6562 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ÉCONOMIE INTERNATIONALE (3cr.)
    Thèmes choisis en économie internationale, incluant l'analyse théorique, les méthodes quantitatives et la formulation, la mise en œuvre et l'évaluation des politiques.

    ECO6570 THÉORIE DU DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE (3cr.)
    Approches théoriques du développement économique dans la littérature en relation avec les dimensions historiques, économiques, environnementales, sociales et politiques du processus de développement.

    ECO6571 ASPECTS DOMESTIQUES DU DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE (3cr.)
    Problèmes domestiques majeurs du développement économique. Les thèmes peuvent inclure le chômage, la distribution des revenus, le choix des techniques, l'allocation sectorielle des ressources, le développement des ressources humaines et les questions environnementales domestiques.

    ECO6572 LE DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE: ASPECTS INTERNATIONAUX (3cr.)
    Problèmes fondamentaux du développement économique international tels que le commerce en ressources primaires et biens manufacturés, les flux financiers et la dette, le rôle des entreprises multinationales, le transfert de technologie et les dimensions internationales des questions environnementales en relation avec les pays en voie de développement.

    ECO6573 ASPECTS ENVIRONNEMENTAUX DU DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE (3cr.)
    Politiques du développement durable et de la qualité de l'environnement dans les pays en voie de développement. Thèmes étudiés : l'utilisation de l'énergie, la déforestation, la sécheresse et la désertification, l'épuisement des ressources naturelles, la dette, l'environnement et la pauvreté, le développement durable dans l'industrie et l'agriculture, les politiques de conservation, le contrôle de la pollution et les problèmes de l'environnement global.

    ECO6574 Économie de la stanté (3cr.)
    Survol des travaux classiques et de pointe du domaine de l’économie de la santé et des soins de santé. Recherche empirique avec accent sur la théorie et la méthodologie. Le cours sera pertinent également pour les étudiants intéressés par la recherche microéconomique empirique.

    ECO6575 MICRO-ÉCONOMÉTRIE (3cr.)
    Analyse des concepts et outils utilisés en micro-économétrie avec accent sur l’application empirique. Les thèmes pourraient inclure les modèles de choix discrets, les variables dépendantes limitées, les données de panel, les modèles de durée et l’évaluation de programmes, ainsi que des applications économiques pertinentes. Préalable : ECO5585 (ou l’équivalent).

    ECO6576 ÉCONOMÉTRIE DES SÉRIES CHRONOLOGIQUES (3cr.)
    Analyse des concepts et outils utilisés en économétrie des séries chronologiques avec accent sur l’application empirique. Les thèmes pourraient inclure l’analyse de cointégration, les modèles à correction d’erreur, les modèles VAR, l’analyse de volatilité et les modèles de séries chronologiques non-linéaires, ainsi que des applications économiques pertinentes. L’accent est mis sur l’application empirique avec de solides fondements économétriques. Préalable : ECO5585 (ou l’équivalent).

    ECO6580 FONDEMENTS DE L'ÉCONOMIE MONÉTAIRE (3cr.)
    Fondements microéconomiques de la théorie monétaire. Théories alternatives de l'existence de la monnaie et les fondements microéconomiques de l’intégration de la monnaie dans les modèles macroéconomiques agrégés.

    ECO6581 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ÉCONOMIE MONÉTAIRE (3cr.)
    Présentation d’un ou plusieurs domaines de recherche courante à la frontière de l’économie monétaire.

    ECO6582 ÉCONOMIE MONÉTAIRE ET INTERMÉDIAIRES FINANCIERS (3cr.)
    Évolution du système financier et ses interrelations avec le processus d'offre de monnaie et avec la banque centrale. Théorie monétaire et financière et recherche empirique appliquée à l'analyse des problèmes institutionnels dans un contexte à la fois historique et contemporain. Les thèmes peuvent inclure les marchés du crédit, l’instabilité financière, les bulles, et les liens avec la politique de la banque centrale.

    ECO6583 EXPLORATIONS EN ÉCONOMIE MONÉTAIRE (3cr.)
    Explorations des aspects théoriques, des recommandations politiques et des études empiriques de la théorie monétaire. Remise en question des approches traditionnelles à travers l'examen de thèmes tels l'endogénéité de la monnaie, le rôle du crédit, l’instabilité financière, l'approche du circuit, l'analyse du flux de fonds, cohérence sectorielle stock-flux, et finance fonctionnelle.

    ECO6591 ÉCONOMIE DU TRAVAIL I (3cr.)
    Application de la théorie microéconomique et macroéconomique au marché du travail. Les thèmes abordés incluent l’offre et la demande de travail, la détermination des salaires, le capital humain et l’économie de l’éducation, et le chômage.

    ECO6592 ÉCONOMIE DU TRAVAIL II (3cr.)
    L’économie du personnel et la théorie des contrats. Les thèmes abordés incluent l’économie des syndicats, la discrimination, l’économie des ménages, le genre et la fécondité, et la mobilité de la main-d’œuvre.

    ECO6593 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ÉCONOMIE DU TRAVAIL (3cr.)
    Les thèmes pourraient inclure l’évaluation de programmes, les inégalités, le marché du travail et la santé, le marché du travail et la criminalité, et les estimations structurelles de modèles du marché du travail.

    ECO6704 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ÉCONOMIQUE APPLIQUÉE (3cr.)
    Étude de thèmes choisis en économie appliquée; contenu variable selon l'année.

    ECO6900 THÈMES CHOISIS EN THÉORIE ÉCONOMIQUE / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMIC THEORY (3cr.)
    Étude de thèmes choisis en théorie économique; contenu variable selon l'année. / Study of selected topics in economic theory; contents may change from year to year.

    ECO6904 THÈMES CHOISIS EN ÉCONOMIE APPLIQUÉE / SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED ECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Étude de thèmes choisis en économie appliquée; contenu variable selon l'année. / Study of selected topics in applied economics; contents may change from year to year.

    ECO6906 THÈMES CHOISIS EN POLITIQUE ÉCONOMIQUE / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMIC POLICY (3cr.)
    Étude de thèmes choisis en politique économique; contenu variable selon l'année / Study of selected topics in economic policy; contents may change from year to year.

    ECO6999 MÉMOIRE / MAJOR PAPER (6cr.)

    ECO7002 (ECON 6907) PREMIER ATELIER / FIRST WORKSHOP (6cr.)

    ECO7004 (ECON 6908) DEUXIÈME ATELIER / FIRST WORKSHOP (6cr.)

    ECO7119 (ECON6019) MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR ECONOMIC THEORY (3cr.)
    Mathematical techniques needed to understand micro- and macro-economic theory at the PhD level, and to carry out research. Real analysis. Review of static optimization. Continuous- and discrete-time dynamic optimization in deterministic and stochastic environments. Applications to economic theory are presented. Prerequisites: ECO6120/6520 and ECO6122/6522, or permission of the Department.

    ECO7126 (ECON 6027) ECONOMETRICS II (3cr.)
    Selected topics from estimating and testing the regression and simultaneous equation models. Topics include maximum likelihood estimation, statistical analysis of residuals, auto-regressive and other time-series models, multivariate regression model, and elements of asymptotic statistical theory within the context of the simultaneous equation model. Prerequisite: ECO5185 (or equivalent).

    ECO7177 (ECON 6714) ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMETRICS (3cr.)
    Coverage of one or more areas of current econometric research. Prerequisite: ECO 7126.

    ECO7526 (ECON 6027) ÉCONOMÉTRIE II (3cr.)
    Thèmes choisis concernant l'estimation et les tests de modèles de régression et d'équations simultanées : estimateur du maximum de vraisemblance, analyse statistique des résidus, modèles autorégressifs et autres modèles de séries chronologiques, modèles de régressions multivariées, théorie asymptotique dans le contexte de modèles à équations simultanées. Préalable : ECO5585 (ou l’équivalent).

    ECO7577 THÈMES AVANCÉS EN ÉCONOMÉTRIE (3cr.)
    Étude d’un ou plusieurs domaines de recherche courante en économétrie. Préalable : ECO7526.

    ECO7922 (ECON 6020) THÉORIE ÉCONOMIQUE : MICROÉCONOMIE / ECONOMIC THEORY: MICROECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Théorie microéconomique au niveau gradué avancé, incluant des thèmes tels que la théorie des jeux, les externalités et les biens publics, l’équilibre général, et le bien être. Préalables : ECO6522 et ECO7119 (ou l’équivalent). / Advanced graduate-level microeconomic theory, including topics such as game theory, externalities and public goods, general equilibrium, and welfare. Prerequisites: ECO6122 and ECO7119 (or equivalent).

    ECO7923 (ECON 6021) THÉORIE ÉCONOMIQUE : MACROÉCONOMIE / ECONOMIC THEORY: MACROECONOMICS (3cr.)
    Théorie macroéconomique au niveau gradué avancé avec emphase sur les modèles d’équilibre général dynamiques. Présentation des concepts théoriques principaux et exploration de la structure de base sous-jacente à ces modèles. Application à l’étude des décisions de consommation des ménages, d’investissement des entreprises, et à la croissance économique. Préalables : ECO6520 et ECO7119 (ou l’équivalent). / Advanced graduate-level macroeconomic theory with particular focus on dynamic general equilibrium models. Exposition of the main theoretical concepts and exploration of the basic structure underlying these models. Application to the study of household consumption decisions, firm investment decisions, and economic growth. Prerequisites: ECO6120 and ECO7119 (or equivalent).

    ECO7980 (ECON 6904) LECTURES DIRIGÉES / DIRECTED READINGS (3cr.)

    ECO7990 (ECON 6990) EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE EN MICROÉCONOMIE / PhD COMPREHENSIVE EXAM IN MICROECONOMICS

    ECO7991 (ECON 6902) EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE EN MACROÉCONOMIE / PhD COMPREHENSIVE EXAM IN MACROECONOMICS

    ECO9990 (ECON 6905) EXAMEN DE SPÉCIALISATION I / FIELD EXAM I

    ECO9999 (ECON 6909) THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS

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