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Study a minor in Economics at King's

Whether you're a consumer, worker, business owner or voter, all of us are part of the economy. We take part in economic systems every day and, as a society, we face important economic issues including poverty, unemployment and environmental degradation. Studying economics empowers us to make responsible economic choices and find solutions to problems caused by unbalanced or unfair systems.

Examine various economic models, trends and realities. Understand the role of economics in the context of the rest of society. Consider how social, political and environmental issues are intertwined with economic activity and how this can be structured to help us live well while seeking justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

Economics Program Highlights

  • Study the economy in the context of society considering how economic, social, political and environmental issues are intertwined
  • Test economic assumptions in practical and engaging ways
  • Learn how economic activity can help us live well while seeking justice, peace and the integrity of creation
  • Gain insights into global systems and institutions that directly impact your participation in your day-to-day marketplace
  • Develop an understanding of how big-picture phenomena affect day-to-day experiences and the operations of government and businesses

Economics Program Options

Available as a major

Available as a concentration

Available as a minor

Dr. Gerda Kits, Ecological Economics Approach to Analyzing Alberta’s Bitumen Industry

Dr. Gerda Kits

Competing claims about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of bitumen projects make Alberta's oilsands industry highly contentious. This paper uses a case study of a major bitumen project, Shell Canada's Jackpine mine expansion, to examine the evidence considered by government decision-makers in the project approval process. The project was determined to be “in the public interest” based primarily on its economic benefits, despite significant adverse environmental and social…

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