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.

Latest News

Better Policing Collaboration to link academics with practitioners
Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay is featured in the latest Birmingham Perspective which focusses on 'Better Policing Collaboration to link academics with practitioners'.
Monday 24th February 2014
Leave your mark: The National Student Survey 2014
The National Student Survey (NSS) is an opportunity for all final year students to give your opinion on what you liked about your time at Birmingham Business School as well as things that you felt could have been improved. (links to NNS website)
Monday 10th February 2014
Martin Wolf talks "The Shift and the Shocks of the global financial crisis" at the University of Birmingham
The Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times delivers a lecture on the global financial crisis to a packed audience at the University of Birmingham.
Thursday 6th February 2014

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