Department of Economics and Related Studies

Sir Richard Lambert, former Director-General CBI, meeting with students at the Ken Dixon lecture

Welcome to the Department of Economics and Related Studies, one of the UK's leading university economics departments

Dr. Francesco Bravo delivering a lecture

Ranked 7th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2011, 6th in the Times University Guide 2011, and 10th in the Complete University Guide 2011

Students in a lecture

Strong focus on student choice, with 5 departmental BSc programmes, 7 joint BSc programmes, and 10 taught MSc programmes

Alcuin East Wing Teaching Block

Ranked 8th in the UK for 'research power' in the 2008 RAE; one of only three UK departments to be awarded 5 stars by the Centre for Higher Education Development


Andrew Jones New

Welcome to the Department of Economics and Related Studies. As one of the largest economics departments in the UK we offer a great diversity of expertise and international experience.

The research interests of our staff directly inform our teaching and the design of our curriculum. Since it was founded in 1963 members of the Department have made pioneering contributions in areas such as public economics, health economics, experimental economics, economic theory, economic history and econometrics.

We offer a broad range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research degrees in economics and finance. We try to be very clear about what we will expect from our students, what they can expect of us, and in describing what we are trying to achieve.

The Department helps to support thriving student societies who play an active role in providing opportunities for internships and employment. A high proportion of our graduates find jobs or go on for further education soon after graduation.

Please explore our web pages to learn more about what the Department has to offer.

Professor Andrew Jones
Head of Department

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Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2015

Posted on Monday 1 December 2014

Win a summer internship at GM&Ts global HQ in London and a week’s placement in Gazprom’s Singapore office.

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Posted on Monday 6 October 2014

Microsoft Office 365 - now free for York students

Spread Co Ultimate Uni Trader 2014 competition

Posted on Thursday 2 October 2014

To uncover the UK's emerging talent, Spread Co is inviting undergraduate economics students to enter the Spread Co Ultimate Uni Trader 2014 competition. Students will compete against each other, trading real-world markets with virtual currency, for a chance to win a prestigious three-month paid internship at Spread Co’s London office next summer.