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
Professor Jo Swaffield
Head of Department
Interesting examples of our research, and the relevance to wider society and the economy can be seen here:
Top 10 for research impact (Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014)
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We are delighted to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.
Study at York
Posted on Tuesday 17 November 2020
"We are very pleased with our continued strong position recognised by this ranking, a ranking which recognises high quality research. Our cutting edge research, research impact and leading research environment support our undergraduate as well as postgraduate taught and PhD education." Professor Jo Swaffield, Head of Department, commented on the most updated IDEAS/RePEc world ranking of institutions in economics research.
Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2020
Economics at York has again received excellent scores in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) of 2020, achieving second place among Russell Group Universities in overall student satisfaction (88%). The survey shows that economics courses at York are intellectually stimulating (87%) and that staff are friendly and engaging (89%).
Posted on Thursday 30 July 2020
Congratulations to our 2020 student prizewinners
John Williamson, a founding member of the Economics Department, sadly died on 11 April. Please read our Appreciation of John.
In 2019, our colleague Dr Alan Krause sadly died. Please see our tribute to Alan.