Department of Economics and Related Studies
Ideas that shape our future.
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.
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
Culture of inclusion
We're proud of our Athena Swan Bronze Award which demonstrates our commitment to equality and diversity.
Our department ranks jointly in the top 10 for impact and is joint 14th for research in the UK in the Times Higher Education ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
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.