Department of Economics

POLICY. DECISION. ANALYSIS.

Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics is a behavioural science that studies the conditions under which individuals provide the best possible satisfaction of their needs.

Everybody thinks of and deals with economics whether they are aware of it or not. It concerns everybody and everything, transcending time and space, and is at the core of our civilization and human existence. It is a means of looking at all human interaction, regardless of culture, race or gender. As an economics student, you will gain a deep understanding of the decision-making process at the individual, firm or government level. You will learn how unhampered market processes lead to efficient production of goods and services, and the effects of interfering with these processes. An education in economics prepares you for a wide variety of jobs and serves as an excellent foundation from which to pursue law school or other advanced degree work. Employment possibilities range from policy-oriented work with private firms, foundations or trade associations to technically-oriented work with public sector agencies or private firms.

Department Highlights

Fall 2021 Economics Courses

Many students may be concerned with how economics courses will operate in the Fall 2021 semester. The University of Lethbridge is committed to returning to in-person instruction, however, this requires approval from the provincial government. Courses that have specific days, times and rooms for lectures are intended to be delivered in-person but may change if circumstances change. If an ECON course has no day or time designation on the Registrar's timetable web page, it is asynchronous. This means that course is offered online without specific lecture days and times. Lectures are recorded by the instructor and made available on the course Moodle page. Courses can also be synchronous if taught online. These courses have specific days and times for online lectures. Office hours will be made available in person and via Zoom for student consultations with the ECON course instructor.

Course outlines, readings and assignments will all be provided to students electronically by the course instructor. The method of delivery of graded materials will be decided by the instructor. Several online systems for turning in assignments and exams (CrowdMark, enhanced Moodle, etc.) have been obtained by the Faculty of Arts & Science, however, the use of these systems is determined by the course instructor.

Textbooks will be available from the university bookstore - some are physical copies and the rest are online copies. The bookstore has textbook lists for each course and information on how to obtain textbooks. The library stacks will be available, as well as online books, journals, databases and other materials from the library webpage.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your ECON course, please contact the instructor.

Economics Scholarships & Awards

Specific economics scholarships and awards include:

Arthur J.E. Child Award in Economics: one award of $10,000 or two awards of $5,000 for continuing economics majors. Students must apply by May 1 through the Scholarships and Student Finance Office.

Trevor J.O. Dick Economic Memorial Scholarship: one award of $500 to a graduating economics major who has been accepted to a graduate program in economics. Winner is nominated by the Department of Economics.

ECON 3850

SPRING 2022 - NEW COURSE OFFERING

ECON. 3850A:  HEALTH ECONOMICS

The objectives of this health economics course are:  to provide students with the application of economic principles, concepts and analysis to health, health care and health care systems; to examine the economic rationale and forms of government intervention in health care markets; and to compare and contrast health care systems across countries.

INSTRUCTOR:  S. MALLA    

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday:  3:00 - 3:50 pm  (CRN #: 10399)  Classroom:  AH-176

PREREQUISITE:  Economics 1010

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