The Department has a strong focus on internationally-recognised policy-relevant research. Our teaching and research staff have wide-ranging research in both applied micro- and macro-economics as well as applied econometrics.
Undergraduate study opportunities are provided through the University's flexible BA with the opportunity to study for single and joint Honours degrees in Economics.
Our postgraduate portfolio includes the research degrees of PhD and MPhil and our taught MSc programmes: MSc in Applied Economics, MSc in Economics and Finance, MSc in Global Energy Management, and MSc in Global Sustainable Cities.
We are an active participant in the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) which has been a source of a significant number of current and past PhD research students. As members of the SGPE, we play an active role in the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, an ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre, which allows us to put students forward for funding through the Economics pathway.
The Department of Economics is home to the Fraser of Allander Institute, a leading independent economic research institute with over 40 years of experience in real-world policy analysis.
The Department jointly organises (with the University of Bern and the University of Surrey) the European Trade Study Group, the world's largest annual conference on international trade.