Welcome to Economics at Laurier
We are the department of Economics in the faculty of the School and Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. The department consists of 28 full-time faculty members in a variety of fields.
Laurier economics graduates have won admission to top graduate schools in North America and Europe. Others enjoy very successful careers with major corporations and financial institutions, as well as organizations in the public sector.
Laurier's Department of Economics is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research within a smaller-sized university with a strong sense of community. The Department offers undergraduate programs leading to an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics or Applied Economics, as well as Master of Arts (MA) program in Business Economics. Both the undergraduate Honours Economics program and the Master's in Business Economics program offer a Co-operative Education option. Our location within a School of Business and Economics enables us to offer interdisciplinary programs which combine a traditional education in economics with the acquisition of skills in accounting, or administration, or financial management.
Key Department Contacts
Chair, Department of Economics
Assistant Chair, Department of Economics
Undergraduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director (MABE)
MABE Program Assistant & General Student Inquiries
People at Laurier
Logan McLeod joined the Department of Economics in 2012 after serving three years at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health. Dr. McLeod’s research areas are applied microeconometrics and applied microeconomic theory in the field of Health Economics. Specifically, he is interested in the economics of primary health care, which covers three specific areas: (i) the utilization of health care services, (ii) the determinants of healthy behaviours, and (iii) health care financing. More broadly, Dr. McLeod is interested in how survey and administrative data, and the application of appropriate parametric and nonparametric estimation methods, can be used to further our understanding of the economics of primary health care. Dr. McLeod has taught courses in the undergraduate program including: EC120 (Introduction to Microeconomics), EC270 (Microeconomic Theory I), and EC248 (Economics of Health). Dr. McLeod has supervised a number of EC681 papers in the area of health economics for students in the MABE program.
Dr. Logan McLeod