ECON 387

Career Internship Program

NEWS: 06 03 22

Tutorial Dates:

February 2 & 23, March 2, 16 & 30

Presentations: 2 sessions in April to be determined

Timlin Reading Room, Noon

Attendance will be marked.



Course Outline

Economic Classification Systems






Course Outline

Winter Term 2005-6

Academic Advisor:     Harry Hillman Chartrand

Phone:                         244-6945



Location:                     TBA

                                    - bi-monthly tutorial


                                    Host Assessment    25%

                                    Attendance            15%

                                    Presentation           60%


Requirements:            Bi-monthly tutorials with academic advisor.

                                    Power Point Presentation

Office Hours:                M/W/F 9:30-10:15 STMC 449


The presentation will incorporate relevant economic theory and technique, methodology, literature search, findings as a participant observer and conclusions and/or results. The presentation will be made the week of the last day of classes for the term..


Milestones:      Client Placement

                          Assignment Definition

                          Literature Search

                          Choice of Methodology

                          Literature Review & Participant Observations




Economic Classification Systems

A ‘real world’ economist must either create or rely on public and private data sets for empirical evidence.  A working knowledge of such public data sets or 'economic classification systems' is essential.  Below please find a list of and links to the principle classification systems.  For purposes of the course, a student is required to locate his or her assignment within these systems.



National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) 2001

North American Product Classification System (NAPCS)

Standard Classification of Goods (SCG)

Standard Classification of Transported Goods (SCTG)

Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2001

Standard Industry Classifications

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 1991



American Economic Association EconLit Subject Descriptors



International Standards Organization

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

North American Product Classification System (NAPCS)

United Nations List of the International Family of Economic and Social Classifications