School of Economics


Recent news and announcements from the School of Economics.

Economic Democracy: The Cooperative Alternative | On-line course

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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.

John Moore – Evil Is the Root of all Money

In celebration of the Edinburgh School of Economics’ 10-year anniversary, a series of events called ‘an evening with’ was launched, where prominent members of the school give special lectures to economics students at Edinburgh. To kick-start this series off, the first speaker was none other than renowned economist John Moore.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Week

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is a great opportunity to learn more about continuing your economics education at Masters or PhD level.

MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics survey

We are looking at developing an on campus Masters programme aimed at students with a STEM background such as mathematics, computer science or physics, who are keen to pursue a career as an economist.

Providing Advice to Job Seekers at Low Cost

MacCaLM Investigators Michele Belot and Philipp Kircher, along with MacCaLM Fellow, Paul Muller explore whether job seekers can be assisted in searching for jobs more effectively.