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 welcome

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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MSc Health Economics Studentships

Posted on Monday 3 March 2014

The department has been successful in our bid to the NIHR and is awarded eight studentships per annum from 2014-2017 for the MSc Health Economics

Game Theory Symposium

Posted on Friday 28 February 2014

York Annual Symposium on Game Theory 2014 19-20 June 2014

New MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment by Distance Learning

Posted on Friday 31 January 2014

We are delighted to confirm the launch in September 2014 of the University of York’s MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment by Distance Learning.