Faculty of Arts

Department of Economics

Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide

This graduate level book introduces the tools of dynamic optimization in the context of economic growth, and then applies them to a wide range of policy questions. It does so with the requisite rigor, but also with a light touch, and an unyielding focus on their application to policy-making.

Includes: Appendices

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Applied Calculus

This Lumen Learning book and associated course homepage and materials covers all of the concepts of first-year calculus with a balance of application and theory, applied to economic and business contexts.

Includes: Exercises, videos, homework

Licence: CC BY 4.0, unless otherwise noted.

Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate

This textbook has been designed for those interested in First Nation and tribal governments building an investment climate that is strong and competitive. Topics within the textbook include introducing institutional and Indigenous economies. It covers the investment climate and transaction costs as well as how to establish property rights systems to facilitate investment and the legal framework that is necessary to support investment. Finally, it covers three elements of a competitive First Nation investment climate which are a fiscal framework, a building infrastructure framework, and an administration framework (Description take from Maskwacis Cultural College’s Indigenous Open-Source Annotated Guide licensed under a CC BY 4.0 Licence).

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

CORE

CORE (Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics) provides open access interactive eBooks in Economics.

Includes: Exercises, videos, glossary

Licence: Material is licensed using the more restrictive CC BY-NC-ND license, materials can not be edited or remixed.

Economic Aspects of the Indigenous Experience in Canada

This text explores the economic history and potential of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Includes: Summary, reflection questions, suggested activities

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Future Energy: Opportunities & Challenges

How can we produce enough sustainable energy while avoiding unacceptable environmental consequences? To evaluate the various energy options, we must understand the science of each potential energy source and energy use technology. This book presents the science in an easy-to-understand way to enable readers to make informed decisions about what is possible and practical, and to choose lifestyle options to implement in their personal lives (Description from resource).

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics

This textbook is an introduction to microeconomic fundamentals with a focus on the applications of economics to energy and environmental markets. It introduces the economic method of analysis to the environmental and resource questions facing society.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Principles of Economics 3e (OpenStax) [New]

Principles of Economics 3e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The third edition takes a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The text uses conversational language and ample illustrations to explore economic theories, and provides a wide array of examples using both fictional and real-world scenarios. The third edition has been carefully and thoroughly updated to reflect current data and understanding, as well as to provide a deeper background in diverse contributors and their impacts on economic thought and analysis. For example, the third edition highlights the research and views of a broader group of economists. Brief references and deeply explored socio-political examples have been updated to showcase the critical – and sometimes unnoticed – ties between economic developments and topics relevant to students. [Description from resource].

Includes: Test bank, discussion questions, video guide, and test bank.

Licence: CC BY

Reviews: Available through Open Textbook Library.

Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy

This textbook emphasizes basic economic concepts such as value and cost in developing macroeconomic ideas. Students learn concepts involving credit markets, economic planning, and money through short fictional stories in which characters interact in an attempt to make themselves better off.

Includes: Exercises

Licence: Please note that while free to access, this resource is not openly licensed for distribution or editing as an OER.

Principles of Macroeconomics 3e (OpenStax) [New]

Principles of Macroeconomics 3e covers the scope and sequence of most one semester introductory macroeconomics courses. The third edition takes a balanced approach to the theory and application of macroeconomics concepts. The text uses conversational language and ample illustrations to explore economic theories, and provides a wide array of examples using both fictional and real-world scenarios. The third edition has been carefully and thoroughly updated to reflect current data and understanding, as well as to provide a deeper background in diverse contributors and their impacts on economic thought and analysis. For example, the third edition highlights the research and views of a broader group of economists. Brief references and deeply explored socio-political examples have also been updated to showcase the critical – and sometimes unnoticed – ties between economic developments and topics relevant to students [Description from resource].

Includes: Test bank, discussion questions, video guide, and test bank.

Licence: CC BY

Reviews: Available through Open Textbook Library.

Principles of Microeconomics

This book available through Lyryx Learning focuses upon the material that students need to cover in a first introductory course. It is slightly more compact than the majority of principles books in the Canadian marketplace. Decades of teaching experience and textbook writing has led the authors to avoid the encyclopedic approach that characterizes the recent trends in textbooks. While this book avoids calculus, and uses equations sparingly, it still aims to be rigorous.

Includes: Key terms, exercises and solutions, glossary

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Principles of Microeconomics 3e (OpenStax) [New]

Principles of Microeconomics 3e covers the scope and sequence of most one semester introductory microeconomics courses. The third edition takes a balanced approach to the theory and application of microeconomics concepts. The text uses conversational language and ample illustrations to explore economic theories, and provides a wide array of examples using both fictional and real-world applications. The third edition has been carefully and thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments, as well as to provide a deeper background in diverse contributors and their impacts on economic thought and analysis. For example, the third edition highlights the research and views of a broader group of economists [Description from resource].

Includes: Test bank, discussion questions, video guide, and test bank.

Licence: CC BY

Solar Resource Assessment and Economics

This book explores the methods, economic criteria, and meteorological background for assessing the solar resource with respect to project development of solar energy conversion systems for stakeholders in a given locale. It provides students with an in-depth exploration of the physical qualities of the solar resource, estimation of the fractional contributions of irradiance to total demand, and economic assessment of the solar resource. The course utilizes real data sets and resources to provide students context for the drivers, frameworks, and requirements of solar energy evaluation.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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