Department of Economics
About the Department
With over 40 academic members from more than 15 countries, the Department of Economics has a strong research base that spans a wide range of theoretical and applied issues. Our research activities inform teaching, bringing the latest insights from the research frontier to all levels of education to continually update the content of our courses.
Staff members within the Department have undertaken prominent research projects in a number of areas: education economics, labour economics, industrial organisation, international trade, macroeconomics, financial markets, economic development, political economy, and time-series econometrics. We are proud of our reputation and how these research activities lead to high quality teaching and personal attention to students at all stages of study.
Engaging with Business
By harnessing the power of research and academic insight, we are leading the debate on a range of global issues. Read our latest article by Professor Ian Walker, in which he explores the economic damage caused by problem gambling. Discover how we are engaging with organisations by visiting For Business.Visit Article
Teaching & Research
Our undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses are structured to provide a solid foundation in economic principles while also allowing choice in order to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests. They will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in business and other areas.
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New research on the importance of non-cognitive skills – such as conscientiousness, self-esteem and feeling in control of one’s life – for graduates’ earnings potential offers important lessons for young people receiving their A-level results.
We organise a weekly seminar series and a range of conferences and workshops. For past events, please visit our Events Archive.