The School of Economics has affiliations with several prestigious institutes in Scotland.
Economics at Edinburgh has been central to the development of SIRE, which has given new impetus to research in economics in Scotland.
SIRE is the outcome of a substantial investment in Economics Research in Scotland (approximately £21 million over five years) by the Scottish Funding Council and 10 participating universities.
SGPE is an innovative collaborative programme of eight Scottish universities to offer world leading graduate education in economics.
The School is home to the MSc programme offered by the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics. Our PhD programme is also affiliated with the SGPE, which organises advanced training courses, and holds a conference every January for PhD students to present their research.
The presence of this group of highly motivated and dedicated postgraduate students is an important part of the vibrant research environment at Edinburgh.
Programme lecturers from other universities often meet up with our staff and regularly participate in the informal workshops offered by the SGPE.
The Institute for Japanese-European Technology Studies promotes policy-oriented research on science, technology, industry, and business strategy.
A particular focus of the Institute is the comparative study of the evolution of the ICT Sector in Japan, the US, Europe and East Asia.
Professor Martin Fransman is the Director of the Institute for Japanese-European Technology Studies.
Economics at The University of Edinburgh is closely linked with the David Hume Institute.
The David Hume Institute promotes research, analysis and debate on public policy issues. Its work is primarily focused in areas linking economics and law, with a particular interest in the interaction between institutional or legal frameworks and market forces.
The Journal of Economic Surveys seeks to improve the communication of new ideas. It provides a means by which economists can keep abreast of recent developments beyond their immediate specialization.
Areas covered include general economics, econometrics, economic history, and business economics.
This article was published on Aug 23, 2012