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Special Topics Courses Offered Summer 2021

ECO421H1F Special Topics course: Applied Financial Risk Management
This course is intended to drill down into details of some important and urgent issues concerning contemporary financial industry. The topics may include: Economic Capital and Stress Testing, Business Performance Measurement, Emerging Capital Markets and Risks, Innovative and Exotic Derivatives in capital Markets and Risks; Asset securitization and Risks; Hedge Funds and Risks. Please note the topics chosen for each term are subject to changes. The instructor will use the real world problems for research projects and case studies required by the course. This would encourage the students to take initiatives in researching, formulating and resolving the issues, reasoning through to obtain buy-in from a panel consisting of industrial practitioners. This is a new course and designed to best equip the participants with the most current knowledge and in-depth understanding in the risk management when entering the mainstream financial institutions.

Prerequisites: ECO358H1

ECO422H1S Special Topics in Economics: Topics in Law and Economics
This course applies economic analysis to a number of areas of the law. Examples of topics include property rights and the Coase theorem, torts and liability rules, the assessment of damages, contracts, product liability, bankruptcy law, crime and law enforcement, and family law.

Prerequisites: ECO200Y1/ECO204Y1/ECO206Y1; ECO202Y1/ECO208Y1/ECO209Y1; ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/ (STA237H1, STA238H1)/ (STA247H1, STA248H1)/ (STA257H1, STA261H1); at least 1.0 FCE in ECO at the 300+ level.

ECO351H1F Special Topics: Macroeconomics and Psychology
The course will introduce some basic concepts from psychology (and sociology), that are relevant for economics. In the second half of the course we will apply the concepts to macroeconomic problems. I do not expect you to be familiar with psychology, but do expect you to have understanding of micro- and macroeconomics. By the end of the course the goal is that you have gained more appreciation for psychology and what it can add to economic thinking.

Prerequisites: ECO200Y1/ECO204Y1/ECO206Y1; ECO202Y1/ECO208Y1/ECO209Y1; ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/ (STA237H1, STA238H1)/ (STA247H1, STA248H1)/ (STA257H1, STA261H1)

Note: please refer to A&S Timetable for course schedule, delivery method and delivery instructions.

Economics Recheck or Reread Request Form

The following is applicable only for courses with final assessments in April, 2020 , June, 2020 , December, 2020, and April 2021. In response to recent operational changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the department established a temporary course recheck or reread process. If you think there was a mistake in the calculation of your final course grade or if you would like to have your final assessment remarked in an Economics course at the St. George campus, please fill out this Economics Recheck or Reread Request Form and send it to ugassistant.economics@utoronto.ca along with a copy of your final assessment. The department will start accepting requests on the following dates:

  • Final assessments in April 2020: May 19, 2020.
  • Final assessments in June 2020 (Summer F Courses): July 23, 2020.
  • Final assessments in June 2020 (Summer S and Y Courses): September 25, 2020.
  • Final assessments in December 2020 (Fall F Courses): January 22, 2021.
  • Final assessments in April 2021 (Winter S and Y Courses): TBD.

Please note: when the university resumes normal operations, students are expected to use the Faculty of Arts & Science Exam Recheck or Reread request form for future requests.


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Course Match

We are offering pre-enrolment for some 400-level ECO courses for Fall-Winter 2020-21, for fourth-year students who have not yet fulfilled the 400-level Economics program requirement.   The purpose of this pre-enrolment process is to ensure that students who require one or two 400-level courses for program completion are better able to enrol in a course.   If you qualify for Course Match, you will receive an email from the Undergraduate Office in early June.  For more information, see Economics: Course Match.

Focus in Data Analytics Major or Specialist

Starting 2020-2021, students will be able to add the Focus in Data Analytics to the Economics Major or Specialist program. The focus ensures that students gain proficiency in applied empirical economics. It provides students with hands-on exposure to the tools empirical economists use to build and analyze datasets - programming languages such as Python, and software programs to manage, statistically analyze, and visualize data such as Excel, GIS, Stata and R. The focus will also direct students to empirical economics courses that apply these tools in a wide variety of contexts. Please see the Focus in Data Analytics (Major) or Focus in Data Analytics (Specialist) typical pathway handout for highlights and refer to the Calendar for details.