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

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

Postgraduate

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

PhD/Research

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)
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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.

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Explainer: do sanctions work?
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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
Discussion paper series; three new papers now available
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'Brand recognition', 'Hong Kong's growth enterprise market' and 'Global value chains and industrial relations research' are the topics covered in the latest Business School discussion papers.
Date:
Thursday 27th March 2014

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