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 in the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham.

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  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Birmingham
  • PhD in Economics, University of Leicester
  • MSc in Banking and Finance, University of Leicester
  • BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


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.  


  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Economics and Statistics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Economics of Financial Markets


Economics of Education, Health Economics, Inequality, Labour Economics, Pedagogical Research.

Other activities

  • External Examiner for Queen Mary University of London, 2021-Present
  • Aurora Leadership Development Certificate, Advance Higher Education Academy, 2022
  • Director Academic Integrity Officer for the Department of Economics, 2020-Present
  • MSc Dissertation Supervisor
  • Final Year Undergraduate Extended Essay Supervisor