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)

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

Professor Stephen Nickell visits Birmingham to discuss Fiscal Responsibility in the UK
Professor Stephen Nickell recently visited Birmingham to deliver a lecture entitled "Fiscal Responsibility in the UK".
Wednesday 29th January 2014
Business School students success at University innovation competition
Three Business School students recently performed well at the University's annual Plan-B Innovation Competition.
Friday 24th January 2014
"Fiscal Responsibility in the UK" and "MBA Distinguished Leaders Series" lectures next Wednesday
Two guest lectures; "Fiscal Responsibility in the UK" and the next in our "MBA Distinguished Leaders Series", will be taking place at Birmingham Business School next week.
Friday 17th January 2014

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