Combining theory, policy and practice
Understanding the costs and benefits of our choices
The Department of Economics at Waterloo is distinguished by its strengths in applied economics and public economic theory. Faculty members disseminate their research results in a wide variety of publications, and often consult for international organizations, private corporations, and provincial and federal government departments.
Our graduate and undergraduate programs cover exciting real-world developments and equip students with contemporary analytic skills. Excellent co-op work opportunities combined with classroom learning are key to our students' outstanding record of success. Graduates of Waterloo Economics programs launch careers in the private and public sectors or pursue advanced scholarship.
Living in the era of Big Data
We live in an era of Big Data in which ever-increasing amounts of data are collected on individuals, firms, and govenments. Economics gives you the skills to analyze data to understand, predict, and guide behaviours and decisions in this data-driven world.