Department of Economics

In the Department of Economics within Birmingham Business School, we emphasise Responsible Economics. Every decision we make, as individuals and right up to the level of global business and government, is based on scarcity and choice. The world has limited resources – and they’re becoming more limited every day. As ‘responsible economists’ we must ensure those resources are used strategically and fairly to make people and society as a whole better off.

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Of Tariffs and Towers

Fifty-seven years after Britain repealed its Corn Laws, free trade underwent attack. France, Germany, Japan and the US had raised tariffs on imports.

Crashing out of the EU with a no-deal Brexit

Aditya Goenka, Chair in Economics: "In the event of a hard Brexit, analysts expect that the pound could depreciate by a further 10 percent, adding to the inflationary pressures in the economy."

New staff join the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome five new academic staff joining our team this year: Reader Dr. Claire Crawford, Senior Lecturer Dr. Sheikh Selim, Lecturers Dr. Allan Beltran-Hernandez and Dr. Mary Dawood and Teaching Fellow Dr. Joseph Bromfield.

It's not a baptism of fire

Dr Ufuk Gunes Bebek, Lecturer in Economics writes: "Long before the most recent slump in the lira, the Turkish economy had already begun to deteriorate."

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Latest publications

Mercadier, M & Strobel, F 2022, '(Simple) ΔCoVaR bounds', Applied Economics Letters.

Bandyopadhyay, S, Chattopadhyay, AK & Oak, M 2022, 'A model of conflict and leadership: Is there a hawkish drift in politics?', PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 1, e0261646.

Jamieson, C, Aggarwal, R, Barker, A, Cooper , D & Ercolani, M 2022, 'Antibiotic amnesty — positive action to tackle antimicrobial resistance through community pharmacies', The Pharmaceutical Journal, vol. 309, no. 7963.

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