The Vancouver School of Economics has numerous courses available for every level of interest at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For all course registration inquiries or prerequisites, students should contact Tina Marandola at vse.undergrad@ubc.ca. Please do NOT contact course instructors, as they will not be able to help you with any such requests.

Recent Courses

  • Environmental Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Labour Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economic History
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Public Finance
  • Women and the Economy
  • Law and Economics
  • Transition Economics and Globalization

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For students who are interested in economics but who do not wish to pursue an economics specialization, there are many courses available that can be taken as electives. In fact most 300 level courses (except Econ 301-309 inclusive, and Econ 325/326) require only Econ 101 and Econ 102 as a prerequisite, and so are available to almost everyone. .

Can I register for Econ 101 and Econ 102 sections with the designation STT next to it?

There are general seats available in all sections that have the STT designation for students to register into.  Unfortunately, if you could not register, it means the course/section is full. Please be persistent and keep checking online for students are constantly adjusting their registration. Note: Instructors don’t have signing authority in the Vancouver School of Economics to add students into courses nor do we have any wait lists.

Econ 101 and Econ 102 sections which indicate restricted for CAP or BIE students only are not available for registration.  These sections of Econ 101 and Econ 102 are restricted to students who have been accepted into the Coordinated Arts Individual Society Theme (CAP-PPE) or Bachelor of International Economics Program (BIE).

ECON 490

ECON490 is the final course for BA students. Each section every year has different instructors and topics. Students write final papers based on their instructors’ area of specialization.

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