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CISI 'L3 Introduction to Investment' Exam Results

Posted on 8 October 2021

Congratulations to our sponsored students on achieving a 100% exam pass rate

CISI accredits our Economics and Finance programme and every year we sponsor some students to take their 'L3 Introduction to Investment Exam'. We are delighted to annouce that last year's students achieved a 100% pass rate. Please see the following article for more information:

2021 Prizewinners

Posted on 29 July 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 student prizewinners

It gives us great pleasure to announce the following prize winners for 2020:

  • PG Head of Department Prize, for best overall performance in the MSc coursework exams - awarded to Lucy Ward
  • PG Department Prize, for one of the best overall performances by an overseas finance-related MSc student in the coursework exams - awarded to Yunfei Tan
  • Health Economics Prizes, for the best overall performances by Health Economics students in the MSc coursework exams
    • 1st place - Luke Paterson
    • 2nd place - Kate Molloy
    • 3rd place - Wenkang Ma
  • UG 3rd Year Head of Department Prize, for an excellent Overall Performance by a 2020 Graduand - awarded to Nathan Watts
  • UG 2nd Year Head of Department Prize for an excellent Overall Performance by a 2019 2nd year    - awarded to Kevin Kalantarneistanaki
  • Andrew Meechan Prize, for the 3rd Year with the best overall examination performance on the BSc (Hons) Economics programme. 
    - awarded to Clara Bollard

2020/21 Aronson Teaching Award Winners

Posted on 29 July 2021

Every year we ask our UG and PGT students to recognise colleagues and modules providing outstanding teaching to their year group. We are very happy to announce the winners of the Aronson prizes for 2020/21

Best Designed Module (one module per year group)


  1. Creativity and innovation in the formation and presentation of the course material, as demonstrated through structure of lecture program and hand-outs, progression through the material and correlation between lectures, seminars, formative and summative assessment.
  2. The module includes excellent feedback from all assessments in a format that ensures students understand where they need to improve.
  3. Students are encouraged to learn in a variety of ways and learn a range of differnet skills, with a particular focus on transferability and employability. This should include a variety of media, for example - projects, individual presentations and group work.

Most Engaging & Effective Lecturer


  1. Particularly positive attitude and displays enthusiasm towards the material.
  2. Ability to manipulate material, making it understandable, clear and intuitive - depth of understanding of material.
  3. Considers key concepts in the wider context of Economics.

The awards for 2020/21 go to:

Best Designed Module 1st Yr - Historical Perspectives

Best Designed Module 2nd Yr - Economic Growth and Development

Best Designed Module 3rd Yr - Health Economics

Best Designed Module PGT - Econometrics 1 & 2


Most Engaging & Effective Lecturer 1st Yr - Thilo Huning

Most Engaging & Effective Lecturer 2nd Yr - Thilo Huning

Most Engaging & Effective Lecturer 3rd Yr - Mathilde Peron

Most Engaging & Effective Lecturer PGT - Joint Winners: Karl Claxton & Michael Thornton


Congratulations to the Prizewinners!

Economics at York excels in the world ranking by IDEAS/RePEc

Posted on 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.


As of October 2020, as the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics, the IDEAS/RePEc ranked our department overall the 55th in the world, 20th in Europe and 7th in the UK (  By subject, York’s Economics Department has done particularly well in the fields of Health Economics, Econometrics, Microeconomics, International Finance and Behavioural Economics. For Health Economics (, which York has pioneered for decades, we are the 6th in the world, just after NBER, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and University of Southern California. Three members of our faculty are among the world top health economists: Professor Andrew Jones is the UK No. 1 and 13th globally, while Professor Nigel Rice and Professor Luigi Siciliani are among the world top 100 as well. For Econometrics (, we are 18th internationally and No. 3 in the UK, where Professor Yongcheol Shin is No.2 in the UK and 18th internationally. For Microeconomics (, York takes the 67th position in the world and 7th in the UK. For international finance ( and behavioural economics (, our department is ranked globally 79th and 83rd, respectively.  

Professor Yuan Ju, Deputy Head of Department (Research), added: “Together with the most recent Tilburg and Shanghai rankings, this again eloquently confirms our research excellence in all major areas of economics. This year alone, our department has had publications/acceptances in the leading journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, Annals of Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Financial Economics, the Economic Journal and Journal of Econometrics.”