Welcome to Economics at Birmingham

We understand that it might be hard to picture what your first year at University will look like in these uncertain times. That's why we wanted to offer some materials to help you to get prepared and learn a little more about what Economics at Birmingham is all about.

Summer reading

recommended by our lecturers


Keep up to date with current policy issues/debates through the CEPR policy portal, which hosts some excellent Economics researchers: https://voxeu.org

For longer-form papers, the Journal of Economic Perspectives is now offering its content for free. JEP papers are of very high-quality. You can browse and find a topic you are interested in here: https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/jep/issues

The Economics Network – in which we are actively involved – hosts a range of interesting and relevant resources for students at https://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

Why I love Economics

Professor Kimberley Scharf

Professor Kim Scharf, our Head of Department, explains why she loves the subject of economics.

Discover our Economics Society

Students at the Economics Ball, 2019

Above: Economics Society committee and staff group photo, 2019 Easter Ball, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Meet some of our faculty

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay - Who to trust? Forming policy beliefs in a polarised world
Dr Claire Crawford - the link between productivity and skills
Professor Ganna Pogrebna - Behavioural Data Science at The Turing

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