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Alberta School of Business

Canadian Economics: A Primer in Current Marcro-Economic Themes

Mar 19—20, 2020
2 days
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CAD 700 ≈USD 525
CAD 350 per day

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Description

How does the economy actually work? What are the main conceptual pillars on which the study of economics is built? And how can we better think about where Canada's and Alberta's economies are headed in the 21st century?

These and many other questions will form the basis of the course.

Topics Covered:

  • The Main "building blocks" of economics: what drives consumer demand? And what drives producer supply?
  • Economic indicators: how to interpret the signposts of the economy
  • Money and Central Banking: the role of monetary policy
  • Public Finance: the role of government taxation and spending in the current context
  • Global Economics: trade theory, and Canada and Alberta in the global context

The course will be structured to cover material presented in all five of these chapters, but the emphasis will be on classroom discussion and exploration.

Experts

Todd Hirsch (’89 BA Honours) is often referred to as an economic philosopher, an unlikely designation in a field of study that deals largely with numbers. But as chief economist for ATB Financial, columnist with the Globe and Mail and a passionate defender of the Arts, Hirsch is uniquely qualifie...