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.
AME Seminar: Ethnic Mixing in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment and a Structural Model
Tweets from Economics at York
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"Testing for correlation between the regressors and factor loadings in heterogeneous panels with interactive effects" - Kapetanios, G. Serlenga, L. & Shin, Y. available now in Empirical Economics - link.springer.com/article/10.100…
"Spatial networks and the spread of COVID-19: results and policy implications from Germany" - Matthias Flueckiger and Markus Ludwig - available now in the Review of Regional Research - link.springer.com/article/10.100…
"Local polynomial estimation for nonparametric general estimating equations" - Bravo, F. available now in Statistics and Probability Letters sciencedirect.com/science/articl…