Are you curious about how the world works, willing to learn, eager for a challenge, and interested in laying the foundation for a successful career? If so, then you should seriously consider studying economics at Queen’s. At the QED we emphasize the intellectual growth and development of individual students. Our alumni typically go on to distinguished careers in business, in government and in academia. Our faculty actively conduct research in diverse fields of interest, and consistently rank among the top departments in Canada for quality of research output.

Check out the pamphlet pages below for more information. 

Watch a 2 min Faculty of Arts and Sciences video on Social Sciences at Queen's

Watch a 9 min AEA video on careers in Economics

Economic issues are an ever-present and inherent part of our lives: wealth inequality, globalization, the impacts of climate change, unemployment and inflation. While many issues are fundamentally economic in nature, most social, political and environmental problems have important economic consequences. The social science of economics is our attempt to analyze, understand and solve these problems.

By studying economics at Queen’s you will:

  • Learn how to address complex local, national and international economic problems
  • Communicate complex economic issues effectively
  • Learn how to apply appropriate quantitative methods to a range of economic issues
  • Develop a deep understanding of the economy 
  • Develop research, analytical, leadership and creative thinking skills

Acquiring diverse and flexible skills leads to a wide range of options after graduation. 

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