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.
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.
Engaging with Business
Not all parts of the world and all businesses have been equally affected by Covid-19. Read the latest article from Professor Marwan Izzeldin, explaining how the pandemic has affected different nations and sectors of the economy to varying degrees.Read article
Lancaster University to host international workshop with social media giants in bid to improve policy
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is set to host an online workshop next week, which will see some of the world’s leading academics join forces with senior representatives from Facebook, Google and Ofcom in a bid to improve social media policies and practices.
COVID-19: poorest young people in developing countries hit by deepening inequalities and falling well-being
Poverty and gender significantly affect how the coronavirus pandemic impacts young people in developing countries, deepening inequalities, and diminishing well-being - according to new research involving Lancaster researchers.