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About the course
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.
- 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.
Trust the 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...