What is the Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy (GDip)?

The Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Economic Policy is designed to expose anyone with an undergraduate degree and at least some formal training in undergraduate economics to a wide range of issues related to the formulation of economic policy. A variety of topics such as: new and emerging policy insights, frameworks, and evidence informing economic policy design will be covered.

Who should take the GDip?

This program is designed for non-economists working on economic policy in government, central banks and other organizations, as well as people who already have an undergraduate degree in economics wishing to take courses that are at the forefront of current economic policy debates.

There are two main pathways to earning a GDip:

The Type 2 GDip will allow students enrolled in another graduate program (PhD or Master’s) to earn a GDip in Economic Policy along with their own degree.

The Type 3 (direct entry) GDip will lead to a stand-alone credential in economic policy for professional or academic purposes.

Experiential learning is a key part of this program through the implementation of applied economic policy analyses in the core course (Economic Analysis of Public Policy).

Program Structure

This is intended to be a part-time program, delivered online with the expectation that most students will enroll in winter and complete the Grad Diploma by the end of summer, although students can enter in any term.

Program handbook (2022-2023): Browse

Where do I apply? Click here
Tuition fees Click here
FAQ: Prospective-Student FAQ
General inquiries Renée Lortie, Graduate Administrator
In-Program GDip advising Professor Christopher Worswick GDip Program Supervisor