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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.
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.
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.
Economic decisions and activities impact on many different areas of society and on our own everyday lives. Our undergraduate courses will help you to understand why.
We bring our research expertise into the classroom through our range of Masters courses, each with a strong economic focus to prepare you for a range of careers.
Our highly respected PhD programme attracts high calibre students from across the world seeking to pursue research careers as economists.
As a department, we foster a strong research environment with an active research seminar series and a number of projects and initiatives.
We organise a weekly seminar series and a range of conferences and workshops. For past events, please visit our Events Archive.
Thursday 6 June 2019, 11:30am to Friday 7 June 2019, 5:15pm
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life.
Professor Eyal Winter says the fear of regret can be just as powerful an emotion as regret itself, in this article for The Conversation.
Two Lancaster University academics have co-authored the Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin’s first article on cyber risk, focussing on its potential for systemic impact.
Dr Orestis Troumpounis (Economics) argues a three-way, 'Borda count' vote is the best option for finding a way out of the Brexit turmoil in his latest article for The Conversation.
The growth rate of house prices is likely to keep falling in 2019 because of uncertainty following Brexit negotiations, experts from Lancaster University warn.
Professor Geraint Johnes (Economics) says educational performance is driven predominantly by social factors rather than educational policy in his latest article for The Conversation.