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 a number of research groups including:  Experimental Economics, Microeconomic Theory and Applications and Trade, Environment, Development and Energy (TEDE)
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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

University of Birmingham wins Outstanding International Strategy
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The University recently won the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) for its bold approach to securing its position in Brazil as the higher education institute partner of choice.
Date:
Friday 4th July 2014
Without HS3, all railroads lead to London - and a lopsided nation
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Pat Hanlon, a Senior Lecturer in Transport Economics, discusses George Osborne's proposal for a high speed rail line across the north of England and the effects it could have on the UK's great economic imbalance.
Date:
Wednesday 25th June 2014
The Capgemini Community Challenge at Birmingham Business School
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The third annual Capgemini Community Challenge was held, which sees University of Birmingham students working in consultancy teams to provide solutions for third sector clients.
Date:
Tuesday 24th June 2014

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