School of Economics


Recent news and announcements from the School of Economics.

John Moore Keynote Lecture at CESifo Area Conference

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.

New faces in the School of Economics

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

Maia Guell elected to Royal Economic Society Council

Congratulations to Professor Maia Guell who has been elected to the Royal Economic Society Council for 2020-2025.

Lorna Quickfall on why empowering students matters

In a Mini-Series on Embedding Belonging in the Classroom, Lorna Quickfall from the School of Economics, explains the relationship between empowering students as confident learners and students’ sense of belonging.

Economic Democracy: The Cooperative Alternative | On-line course

Receive an instructor-signed certificate to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects.

Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki receives Honorary Doctorate

The University of Edinburgh and School of Economics were delighted to present Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree on Friday 29 November 2019. Previous recipients of the Honorary Doctorate are Professor James Mirrlees and Professor Angus Deaton, both of whom went on to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Week at the School of Economics

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Five events are being held by the school to recognise the importance of mental health and wellbeing, and students at all levels of study are encouraged to participate.

Mike Elsby appointed Director of The Review of Economic Studies

Congratulations to Mike Elsby on his appointment as a Director of The Review of Economic Studies, one of the most prestigious economic journals in the world. 

An Evening with Robert Zymek: The US-China Trade War

We hope you can join us on Tuesday 15 October at 19:00 in the Playfair Library for the next in the ‘An Evening with’ series: An Evening with Robert Zymek: The US-China Trade War.

Philipp Kircher awarded IZA Young Labour Economist Award

The School of Economics is delighted to announce that Professor Philipp Kircher has been awarded the 2019 IZA Young Labour Economist Award.