Department of Economics

Economics performs well in REF 2014MSc Financial EconomicsEconomics with Languages BSC

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.”


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


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


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

  • Degree programmes and courses
    We offer 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 consistently highly ranked, which means that your degree will be well regarded within the global employment market and your portfolio and career prospects will be given a boost.
  • Highly ranked for research intensity
    We were placed 6th in the REF 2014 subject ranking with 90% of academic colleagues submitting research for review. This demonstrates that we are commited to the highest standard of quality and impact in our research.
  • 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)

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.

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Birmingham Business School joins the elite of global business schools
Birmingham Business School has been awarded accreditation by the AACSB, confirming its place in the top elite of global business schools and securing the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation.
Friday 16th May 2014
Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham
Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, a long-term member of the Birmingham Business School Advisory Board, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.
Thursday 15th May 2014
BSc Economics student selected to take part in the British Council's 2014 UK-China Student Forum
An Economics student has been selected to be part of a forum aiming to bring more UK students to China.
Thursday 8th May 2014

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