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Department of Economics and Related Studies

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We offer a wide range of courses from pure economics to combined courses including econometrics, finance, mathematics, history, philosophy and politics.

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We tackle issues that matter on a local and global scale.

Our innovative research spans nearly all areas of economics. We aim to advance our understanding of how market economies operate and develop pioneering solutions for economic and social issues.

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As one of the largest economics departments in the UK, we offer diverse, high-quality research and teaching expertise, which complements the vibrant, international perspective of our student community. We aim to challenge and excite our students about economics-a core social science discipline that demands intellectual rigour but in return offers important practical insights into the real world.

Professor Michael Thornton, Head of Department

Notable international alumni

Include former President of Portugal, Professor Anibal Cavaco Silva, former Prime Minister of South Korea, Han Seung-Soo and Professor Daron Acemoglu who was awarded the Erwin Plein Nemmers prize.

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Delighted to welcome Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay for today's Department Seminar: 'Economic Conflict: Does the political process lead to hawkishness? 1pm in A/D/271 york.ac.uk/economics/abou…

@EconomicsatYork, 8 February, 9.12am

Andrea Papadia (York) will be presenting "The Effect of Immigration in a Frontier Economy: Brazil 1890-1920" in today's workshop, 1pm A/EC202

@EconomicsatYork, 2 February, 8.03am

We are looking forward to the Economic History and Political Economy seminar today, with Giacomo Da Luca ‘Elections for Sale? Evidence from Italian elections’

@EconomicsatYork, 30 January, 9.05am

Delighted to welcome Laurens Cherchye for today's department seminar - 'Stable marriage, household consumption and unobserved match quality' - 1pm in ARC/014

@EconomicsatYork, 25 January, 12.47pm

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