Department of Economics

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Professor Alessandra Guariglia, Head of Department -  The Department of Economics is committed to research and teaching excellence. Its faculty focuses on experimental, financial, international, environmental, as well as other branches of economics. Most of the courses offered are research-led, and all of them offer a high level of employability and opportunities.”

Undergraduate programmes

Explore and understand the economic issues affecting political and current affairs.

Postgraduate programmes

Taught and research degrees to provide academic excellence and vocational relevance.

PhD/Research programmes

A PhD Programme fully accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council.

  • Degree programmes and courses
    The Department of Economics offers a number of degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as an active PhD programme fully accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  • Top ranked Economics BSc programme
    BSc Economics at Birmingham is ranked 1st out of the Russell Group of UK universities. The Group is committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
  • Birmingham Experimental Economics Laboratory
    Conducting research into how people make their decisions to help better understand market choice and behaviour and how this impacts society; find out more.
  • Research clusters
    Research in the department is organised into three research groups: Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Finance (CREMF), Economic Policy using Theory and Experiments (CREPTEX) and Environment, Trade and Energy (CRETE).
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Nobel Prize winner Professor Al Roth visited the University of Birmingham to give a guest lecture (left) and Tongzhou Lei discussed studying Money Banking and Finance BSc at Birmingham Business School.

Latest News

Birmingham Three Minute Thesis Competition
Description
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition returns this year which challenges PhD students to effectively communicate the significance of their research in just three minutes.
Date:
Monday 7th April 2014
Explainer: do sanctions work?
Description
Colin Rowat, Lecturer in Economics, looks how the consensus seems to be that the West must "do something" to prevent instability in Ukraine and Russia's other neighbours, and whether that should include wider sanctions for the whole country.
Date:
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Business School Doctoral Scholarships available for 2014/15
Description
Birmingham Business School is pleased to announce a number of PhD scholarships for the 2014/2015 academic year in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing.
Date:
Friday 28th March 2014

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