In the face of the recent global economic crisis, economics is more relevant and exciting than ever. Decisions on money, banking, interest rates, taxation and government spending affect us all, with global consequences. At the level of the individual consumer and producer, economics also helps us to understand what is meant by “rational” economic behaviour (and the consequences of ignorance too!). Economics aims to understand the activities of the different types of agents in the economy – consumers, producers and the government – and how their activities all fit together.
Economics is a major subject in the Strathclyde Business School and is also offered in the following degree programmes: BA (Honours) in Arts & Social Sciences; BSc (Honours) in Maths & Statistics with Economics; BA (Honours) in International Business/ International Business with a Modern Language.