School of Economics

Welcome (and welcome back) to our students!

We are pleased to welcome our new students and our returning students for the 2020/2021 academic year.

A quick video message from School of Economics to our recent graduates.

Here you can find all information about the School of Economic's Academic Clans! This is a student led initiative in which groups of second and third year students take a lead on supporting a group of new first year students.

Map of Europe with circles indicating the spread of coronavirus

Find out how The School of Economics' community, researchers and experts are responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Jan Grobovšek writes in this CEPR column about the potential GDP and employment effects of lockdown policies for a broad cross-section of countries ranging in income per capita from Niger to Luxembourg.

We are delighted to welcome six new lectures to the department after the summer. 

This is a video recording of John Moore’s Keynote Lecture “Credit Horizons” — based on joint research with Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton) and Shengxing Zhang (LSE) — delivered at the CESifo Area Conference on Money, Macro, and International Finance held in Munich on 23 July 2020.

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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.

Prospective undergraduates

Prospective MSc

Prospective PhD


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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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Research Projects

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?

History of Economics in Edinburgh

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