The Department of Economics at the University of Toronto ranks among the top economics departments internationally. The teaching and research of its 66 faculty members span a wide range of fields and cover theory, applied data analysis, and econometric methodology. Around 20 PhD students, 60 MA students, and 20 MFE students enter our programs each year, and the department has over 1, 800 undergraduates, with an additional 800 undergraduates at the Mississauga campus. Collaborative programs with the Rotman School of Management, the Faculty of Law, the Centre for the Environment and Centre for International Relations allow students to undertake interdisciplinary studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The Department of Economics at the University of Toronto is large and highly ranked, with strengths in all fields of economics. We offer a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is located close to the center of the city of Toronto. The chair of the department is Arthur J. Hosios.
The Department offers a variety of M.A. and Ph.D. programs. In any year, a total of about fifty new M.A. students and fifteen new Ph.D. students are enrolled. Total graduate student enrollment is approximately one hundred and there are about fifty members in our graduate faculty. The size of our program allows us to offer a wide variety of courses and specializations. Our programs attract a cosmopolitian collection of students from across Canada and all parts of the globe.
Economics is by far the most popular discipline among undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Nearly seventy percent of all students take at least one course in economics during their undergraduate studies, and students earn more credits in economics courses than in courses in any other discipline. The Department of Economics offers a wide variety of programs to undergraduate students, ranging from the Economics Minor, Major and Specialist Programs to various joint Programs, including the very popular Specialist Program in Commerce and Finance, offered jointly with the Rotman School of Management.