A variety of active learning methods are used in economics classes. Film, class discussion, and multi-media presentations help engage students in active learning.
Economics courses provide individuals with a logical and consistent framework for understanding basic concepts such as market equilibrium, social welfare and economic policies.
Department of Economics at AC offers first- and second- year economics courses with which students can obtain an AA degree in Economics or transfer to other universities and colleges.
Economics provides a strong insight into the economic and public policy environment in which virtually every profession, such as finance, journalism and health care, will be pursued.
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Laurel Xiao (DBA, MA, BA Finance, BA Economics Law)
Laurel Xiao holds a Doctorate of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Grenoble Ecole de Management.
She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University after she got her Bachelor
of Arts degrees in Finance and Economic Law in China.
Laurel had worked in accounting and mortgage industries before she started to teach economics at Alexander College in January 2010.
She has taught a variety of first and second year economic courses at the college, including microeconomics, macroeconomics,
labour economics and environmental economics.
Pramod Khadka (BSc)
Pramod Khadka joined Alexander College in 2011. Since then, he has been teaching first-year courses as well as several second-year courses such as Money and Banking, Environmental Economics, and Canadian Macroeconomic Policy.
He received his undergraduate education from Bates College, Maine, USA and graduate education from Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Prior to joining Alexander College, he taught at Ajou University in South Korea for two years.
Azadeh Khoshaien (MA)
Azadeh Khoshaien received her M.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University.
She has been teaching Economics at Alexander College since 2011.
Azadeh’s teaching areas are Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, and Managerial Economics.
Tony Xiang (PhD, MA, BA)
Tony Xiang has been teaching at Alexander College since 2011.
The courses that he teaches cover a wide range of fields including economic principles and policies, money and banking, labour markets, and managerial economics.
He obtained a PhD degree from Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University.
Vasyl (Basil) Golovetskyy (MA, Diploma in Physics and Mathematics)
He has been teaching at Alexander College since 2012.
He teaches Economics, Business Economics, and Commerce.
He has his Diploma in Physics and Mathematics from Zhitomir Ivan Franko State University in Ukraine, Masters in Economics from Economics Education and Research Consortium, and PhD ABD (Economics) from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby , BC.
Shuhash Shimon (MA)
Shuhash Shimon joined Alexander College in 2018.
Since then he has been teaching mostly first year economics classes at the college.
Shuhash received his MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University and PhD (ABD) in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Besides teaching at Alexander College, he is also a faculty member at Langara College, Vancouver.
Hamideh Shokoohian (MA)
Hamideh received her M.A. degree in economics from Simon Fraser University.
She also studied economics at Sharif University of Technology, Iran.
She has done research on applied microeconomics and econometrics. She enjoys teaching economics and interacting with students. She started her teaching career at Alexander College in fall 2018.
Andrei Balezin (MBA)
Andrei holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics majoring in international accounting, audit, and financial control, and a graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Andrei teaches in the areas of Economics, Accounting, Finance, Math, and Business Management at Alexander College, Vancouver Community College, and University Canada West.
Outside of College, Andrei is a senior commercial banker at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), where he supports Canadian entrepreneurs through their growth journey by providing growth debt financing and advisory solutions. Prior to that, Andrei spent 10 years in South China and Hong Kong, where he worked in the areas of finance, business development, and client portfolio management.
UBC Vancouver School of Economics
SFU Department of Economics
Bank of Canada
Department of Finance Canada
US Department of Treasury
Canadian economy in numbers
Canadian economy in news
Federal Reserve Education
The Economics network
American Economic Association