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Department of Economics



As one of the largest economics departments in the UK we offer a great diversity of research expertise and research-led teaching. Our academic community of staff, students and visitors is both intellectually vibrant and international in perspective. Read more about us.

Prof Michael Thornton
Head of Department

Our research 

Interesting examples of our research, and the relevance to wider society and the economy can be seen here:

The University is a top 10 UK research institution - according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

Economics Society

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Equality and diversity

We are delighted to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.

Dr Steve Martin

It is with great sadness that we report on the recent death of Dr Stephen Martin following a short illness. 

Please read our Appreciation of Steve.


Finance at York

Students in Trading Room.

The study of finance at York is both interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on delivering public good. Our work covers actuarial science, accounting, econometrics, operations research, and more. With over thirty academics working in this field, our research expertise is split across three academic departments: School for Business and Society, the Department of Economics and Related Studies, and the Department of Mathematics.

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