Since the founding of our department in 1963 we've made numerous pioneering contributions to the understanding and advancement of economics. Our academic staff hail from across the globe and are research leaders in their fields.

As one of the largest economics departments in the UK, we offer diverse research expertise. Our research has a significant impact on wider society and is published in leading academic journals. Our academics have links with industry and are extremely knowledgeable about developments in the sector.

Our blog highlights how our research can be implemented to address modern day issues.

Our vision

We aim to use our knowledge to drive change on policy, workplace equality and issues that matter to us all, in areas such as:

  • Health Economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Economic Theory
  • Economic History and Political Economy

Our work focuses on preparing economics graduates for achievement across a broad range of careers, as we offer combined courses in finance, mathematics, history, philosophy and politics.

Recent graduates now work for a range of companies such as Allianz, Ministry of Justice, NHS England and the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC).

Our courses offer an understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods and develop the key skills of critical analysis and evaluation. In addition, we emphasis the value and interpretation of empirical evidence and historical context.

in the UK for research impact

in the Times Higher Education ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

academic staff provide a range of expertise in teaching and research.

An inclusive environment

We're proud of our inspirational female staff and hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.

Our Equality Challenge Working Group (ECWG) meets regularly to identify and implement effective working practices, building a supportive environment for our diverse members of staff.