The Department of Economics at Carleton University and the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa are pleased to announce the launch of the Ottawa-Carleton Graduate School of Economics (OCGSE). This new graduate School builds on more than 35 years of cooperation between the two academic departments in support of the Ottawa-Carleton Ph.D. program in Economics. The OCGSE includes the joint Ph.D. program but also the two M.A. programs in Economics of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Students in all three graduate programs benefit from more than 50 economists who are faculty members across the two universities who actively teach and supervise graduate students in Economics. This breadth of expertise is provided in eight fields: econometrics, economic development, economics of the environment, industrial organization, international economics, labour economics, monetary economics and public economics.

OCGSE Conference

To officially launch the OCGSE, we are organizing a conference on March 24th and 25th, 2017. Sessions will be held on the 24th at the University of Ottawa and on the 25th at Carleton University in Richcraft Hall, second floor conference rooms and atrium. We anticipate strong participation by faculty and graduate students at both universities, economists in the Canadian federal government, as well as academic economists and graduate students from other universities in Canada.

For speakers, topics and schedule please refer to the OCGSE Conference program here.

There will also be a poster session where PhD students of the OCGSE joint Doctoral Program will be able to present. PhD students from other units at Carleton and in other Economics PhD programs in Canada may apply to participate in the poster session.


Registration is required for admission to conference events. To register for the OCGSE Launch Conference please go here.

Please note registration for Friday, March 24th at University of Ottawa is now closed. Registration for Saturday, March 25th remains open through the above link.


Please note that parking will be $4 for the entire day on Saturday at Carleton. We recommend parking in P9 beside Robertson Hall, labelled PG for Parking Garage on campus map.