In 1800 the University of Edinburgh was the first Anglophone university in the world to teach economics as an independent subject.
Two centuries later, economics at the University of Edinburgh is a growing, vibrant department with strengths in several areas of modern economics.
Explore our areas of expertise and affiliations, with links to recent discussion papers and other activities.
We offer regular seminars and workshops as well as more informal support for staff and students. Seminars and public lectures are open to an interdisciplinary audience.
We have particular expertise in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics and labour economics.
Our repository of Discussion Papers demonstrates the range and depth of our research.
The School has produced a selection of Focus Papers, highlighting some of its research activities
A summary of recently published materials, explained in a non-technical context.
1 minute videos introducing academic staff and their research.
The School of Economics has a Research Committee, an Ethics Committee and Ethics procedures in place.
This article was published on Aug 5, 2015