The Department has a strong focus on internationally-recognised policy-relevant research. Our teaching and research staff have wide-ranging research interests, with particular emphasis on Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, International Economics, Regional Economics and Energy Economics.
Undergraduate study opportunities are provided through the University's flexible BA with the opportunity to study for single and joint Honours degrees in both Economics and Business 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 in Social Sciences, an ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre. This allows us to put students forward for funding through the Economics pathway and the Environment, Energy and Climate Change pathway.
The Fraser of Allander Institute is situated within the Department of Economics and recognised by government, the media and business as the premier research unit on the Scottish economy.
The Department jointly organises (with Johannes Kepler University Linz) the European Trade Study Group, the world's largest annual conference on international trade.