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 three research groups: Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Finance (CREMF), Economic Policy using Theory and Experiments (CREPTEX) and Environment, Trade and Energy (CRETE).

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

Birmingham Business School hosts meeting of top business minds
The 15th annual conference of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG) will be hosted by Birmingham Business School from 12 to 14 September 2013, bringing together more than 300 participants from Europe, USA, Japan, China, India and beyond.
Thursday 12th September 2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Wednesday 11th September 2013
Latest 'Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series' papers available
The latest entries in the 'Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series' are now available. Papers are submitted from academics across all departments of the Business School, covering a wide range of research topics.
Tuesday 10th September 2013

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