School of Economics

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The School of Economics celebrates its 10th Anniversary as the ‘School of Economics’ - get involved!

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The School is pleased to announce an international Conference on Behavioural Economics and the Economics of Inequality on June 7 - 8, 2019

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There has never been a better time to study economics. We offer excellent teaching and academic resources and have an outstanding reputation in undergraduate and postgraduate education through our range of world class undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes.

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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 economic research.

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Prospective postgraduates

Economics has been studied at Edinburgh University for two hundred years, encouraging students to develop their interest in domestic and international economy.


Why choose Edinburgh?

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