Maria Psyllou

Maria Psyllou

The Department of Economics
Assistant Professor in Economics

Contact details

University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Maria Psyllou is an Assistant Professor in Economics (Teaching Focused) in the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham.


  • PhD in Economics, University of Leicester
  • MSc Banking and Finance, University of Leicester
  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Maria obtained her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cyprus in 2011. She started an MSc in Banking and Finance in 2012 and a PhD in Economics in 2013, both from the University of Leicester. Prior to joining the department, Maria worked as a Teaching Associate at the Queen Mary University of London. Her research work has mainly been on the intergenerational transmission of cognitive skills.  


Contemporary Economic Challenges, first year undergraduate module, (Class Teacher)

Econ 326B Economics of Financial Markets, third year undergraduate module, (Lecturer)


Research interests

Economics of Education, Health Economics, Labour Economics

Current projects

“Academic ability and child decision making under uncertainty” (with J. Matheson and T. Oliveira)

Other activities

Department Plagiarism Officer (Deputy)

PG Dissertation Allocation Officer (Deputy)

MSc Dissertation Supervision